Free Dog Friendly Campsites

If you can’t stand the idea of leaving your dog behind when you head off on a camping trip, the good news is you don’t have to. There are campsites and rest areas throughout Australia that allow you to bring your best friend with you. Travelling with your dog is a great way to bond and is a special treat for them. The excitement they will experience from being included in your trip is priceless – they get the chance to stick their nose out the window, explore new places with new smells and, most importantly, spend time with their dearly loved owner. We have compiled a selection of dog friendly stays across Australia below, discover more than 3,935 Pet Friendly sites in our Camps guidebooks, over 1,830 Pet Friendly Caravan parks in our Caravan Parks guidebook and even more in our App.
Buckety Plain, Victoria

10 camps that don’t cost you a cent!

Boy, have we seen some awesome free camps lately! Although we’ve based ourselves at Dinner Plain- we’ve had epic drives through the Victorian High Country. (You can check out the chalet here, there is room to park up a van out the front. But don’t take one up in winter!) One thing up here, free camps are plentiful. Buckety Plain (pictured), Raspberry Hill and Langfords West are a winning free camp trifecta in the Alpine National Park – east of Falls Creek. That is, if you love the Aussie bush, hiking and escaping the heat. PRETTY PRITCHARDS CAMPGROUND This beautiful

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Pinjarra RV Parking Area, WA - image by Michael Lennon

Free camp: Pinjarra RV Parking Area, WA

Have you visited Pinjarra, near Mandurah, only an hour south of Perth? And did you know Australia had another Murray River? Pinjarra RV Parking Area in Western Australia is a free camp and within walking distance of the town centre. You’ll find picnic tables, shade and the dump point is about 100 metres away. Additionally, it is pet friendly and there is room for Big Rigs.  There is space for 15 recreational vehicles, with a maximum stay of 24 hours only. There must be 5 consecutive nights between any of your stays here.  Where to eat Make sure you stop at Pinjarra

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Annya Campground, Victoria - image Katrina Cragg

Camper Review: Annya Campground, Victoria

A big thanks to Katrina Cragg for sending in her review and photos a beautiful free camp she found in her CAMPS book – Annya Campground, Victoria. “Hi Michelle, I have really enjoyed doing weekend trips away, exploring my own area, checking out free camps that I didn’t know existed, so thank you Michelle and Heatley, for all the work you and your team puts in to the books and the app!  I love them! I receive your newsletters, which are awesome, thank you.” Regards Katrina Cragg Katrina Cragg at Annya Campground, Victoria This pretty spot is located in the south

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Travellers @seaustravl had three incredible days at pet friendly, free camp Cosy Corner North

5 FREE oceanside camps near Binalong, in Tasmania’s breathtaking Bay of Fires

Travellers @seaustravl had three incredible days at pet friendly, free camp Cosy Corner North A colourful camping mecca, add The Bay of Fires to your itinerary!  Just north of beautiful Binalong, not far from St Helens on the east coast of Tasmania, you’ll find 5 stunning beach camps, one after another! All free, and located in the well known Bay of Fires Conservation Area.  https://youtu.be/OSyGR25ihXM We marvelled at the views, some campers had snaffled up pure oceanfront sites on little coves. Others were only metres from beach paths, with good facilities. In all of the locations, there’s fishing and swimming, you would be lulled

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Theebine Hotel owner, Jackson, Queensland

Have fun at Theebine Hotel, Queensland

Theebine Hotel owner, Jackson If you haven’t been to Theebine, then you should!  Update: We were back again, last weekend for the opening of the new deck at Theebine Hotel. What a night, and I slept like a baby in the van. Check out the photos on our socials! We visited last September, met the publican,  some CAMPS fans (thanks Jeanette and friends) and said hi to the local councillor, Cr Dolly Jensen and had a lovely relaxed lunch! Since then, the Mary River flooded and has caused dreadful damage to the area. So, I’d say, they need your support even

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Lloyd Jones Weir

Fish and swim at peaceful Lloyd Jones Weir, QLD

Lloyd Jones Weir is a peaceful camping spot located among trees on the banks of the pretty Alice River. Campers love this free campsite because it is tidy and clean with plenty of shade and sufficient facilities. As well as being a great place for bird watching, Lloyd Jones Weir has a sandy beach next to a lagoon where you can sun yourself and some great places to fish and swim. Where: 15 km South West of BarcaldineToilets: YesCamp Fires: Yes (BBQs available)Pet friendly: YesShowers: NoWater: YesPower: NoMobile Reception: YesBig Rig Access: YesGetting There: Turn West off Landsborough Highway 5 km South of Barcaldine for 9km. There is a 1km

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