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    July 22, 2022 6 min read

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    10 Best Dog-Friendly Camping Spots in Perth

    10 Best Dog-Friendly Camping Spots in Perth

    Written for Auski by Pink Lemonade Social

    Everyone loves a camping trip, right? Well imagine if you didn’t have to leave your beloved furry best friend behind! Look no further as here are our top 10 dog-friendly camping sites in Perth and surrounding areas, that every family member will love including your pup!

    1. Pinjarrah Holiday Park, Pinjarra

    An hour out of Perth you’ll find the Pinjarrah Holiday Park which is located on 600 acres of farmland. The park offers 70 dog-friendly grass camping sites with powered and unpowered options and the grounds has a 4km river flowing through it. The best part about this holiday park is that 100 acres of the property is an off-lead area for dogs, making it the perfect destination for families who own bigger breeds. You’ll also find all the usual camping amenities such as two camp kitchens, a laundry that also has a dryer and seasonal campfires for you to use. Head to the Pinjarrah Holiday Park website for more information or to plan your visit.

    Pinjarrah Holiday Park, Pinjarra, Dog camping spots in WA

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    Sandy Cape Recreation Park, Dog camping Spots WA

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    2. Sandy Cape Recreation Park

    Sandy Cape Recreation Park is located 10km out of Jurian and a 2.5 hour drive out of Perth, and is a great spot for camping right next to the beach. If you’re lucky you’ll get a spot with an ocean view but otherwise it’s so quiet and peaceful you’ll be woken up to the tranquil sound of waves crashing on the white sand. Escaping the hustle and bustle of the city comes at a cost of a park with no running drinking water, no electricity and a drop toilet, so come prepared! Dogs are welcomed on the camp grounds and beach but should be on a lead when around other campers. Head to the Sandy Cape Recreation Park website for more information, unfortunately you can’t prebook your stay.

    3. RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park

    If your pet loves a long car ride its worth heading up to Exmouth which is about a 13-hour drive from Perth. The Park is located right in the town centre and is only a 10-minute drive away from some amazing beaches, including dog friendly beaches. Dogs are welcomed to come and camp with you however are only permitted in the ‘pet zones’ which excludes common areas such as the kitchen and bathrooms. Head to the RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park website for more information or to plan your stay.

    RAC Exmouth Cape Holiday Park

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    Perth Central Caravan park

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    4. Perth Central Caravan Park, Ascot

    If you’re after a camping trip that’s not far from Perth CBD then Perth Central Caravan Park is the closest camping spot that’s only 15 minutes away. They offer dog friendly cabins and powered sites and they are also within walking distance from dog friendly parks including Ayres Bushland, Garvey Park and Claughton Reserve. The park has heaps of amenities, including a large swimming pool with sun lounges, which unfortunately is off limits to all pets. But you’ll also find a camp kitchen, laundry facilities and a fire pit that is free to use for all guests. Please note that a $50 pet-friendly booking deposit applies but is fully refundable at the end of your stay if there are no issues caused by your pup. Head to the Perth Central Caravan Park website for more information or to plan your stay.

    5. Cheynes Beach Caravan Park

    Cheynes Beach Caravan Park is a dog friendly camping site in Cheynes, which is located 5-hour drive South of Perth, near Albany. It’s the perfect getaway spot if you love swimming, fishing and boating and offers tonnes of dog friendly beaches and parks for your pet. The caravan park offers boat parking and fish cleaning facilities along with a playground for kids and has general store on site for snacks and essentials. Head to the Cheynes Beach Caravan Park website for more information or to plan your stay.

    Cheynes Beach Caravan Park, Dog friendly accommodation perth

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    Charlies Flat, Dog friendly camping Perth

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    6. Charlie's Flat, Dwellingup

    Charlie’s Flat campground is situated in Dwellingup which makes a great little road trip as it’s only an hour and a half drive from Perth. It’s nestled in 55000 hectares of Jarrah Forest and found within Lane Pool Reserve, where you will also find the Murray River flowing. It’s a dog friendly campsite and is perfect for those who enjoy swimming, kayaking, fishing and even white-water rafting. You’ll find 16 campgrounds on the site and it has barbecue pits, picnic tables and toilets but please note there is no available drinking water so you have to pack your own. Head to the Charlie's Flat website for more information or to plan your stay.

    7. Tasman Holiday Park, Yallingup

    Yallingup is located in the beautiful down-south region of WA, and is roughly a 3.5 hour drive out of Perth. Dogs are more than welcome to stay with you at the Tasman Holiday Park in any of the powered sites which are perfect for camping or caravans. The best part of this park is its location as it has ocean views and only a 100m. stroll down to clean, white sand. Yallingup beach is also dog friendly so you can bring your pouch down for a beach day, plus there’s tonnes of free dog bags, so there is no excuse to not clean up after your dog. Head to the Tasman Holiday Park website for more information or to plan your stay.

    Tasman Holiday Park, Dog friendly accommodation Perth

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    Lake Brockman Tourist Park, Dog friendly camping Perth, WA

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    8. Lake Brockman Tourist Park

    This campground is nestled within with the state forest but is also located only a 10-minute drive away from the town centre of Harvey. It’s a great spot for a weekend getaway as its only 1.5 hours’ drive out of Perth and is perfect for families who enjoy all things outdoors. The at the lake guests can take part in a range of water activities, including swimming, fishing, water skiing and canoeing. Dogs are welcome to join the family camping trip here, however must stay on a lead when in the park and are not welcomed in cabins. Head to the Lake Brockman Tourist Park website for more information or to plan your stay.

    9. RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

    Again, if your pup is happy to hang with you in a car, then heading to Monkey Mia is definitely worth the 9-hour drive from Perth. The RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort is pooch friendly but have one major rule ‘your dog cannot go swimming with the dolphins’, so unfortunately dogs aren’t invited to the dolphin feeding shows. Instead, you can head to Netta’s beach in Shark Bay which is dog friendly and is just as beautiful. Head to the RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort website for more information or to plan your stay.

    RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

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    Discovery Parks Swan Valley

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    10. Discovery Parks, Swan Valley

    If you want a quick and quite little camping or even glamping getaway then Discovery Parks located in Swan Valley might tick all your boxes. It’s about a 30-minute drive out Perth’s CBD it is situation within the hills and forest reserves of Perth, also known as Perth’s wine region. In the park you’ll find all the usual camping amenities along with a playground and swimming pool. If you don’t feel like pitching a tent the park offers a range of different deluxe and superior cabin options that are also pet friendly. Head to the Discovery Parks website for more information or to plan your stay.

    The abundance of pet-friendly campgrounds in Perth and West Australia makes it simple to travel with your dog and to find the best places for relaxation. So why not get outside and spend an adventurous weekend with your four-legged friend? If you know another West Australian campsite that allows dogs, get in touch and we can add it to our list, and remember to share your camping photos with us on Facebook & Instagram!


    Check out our other articles on the Best Dog-Friendly Campgrounds and Camping Spots in NSW and The Top 10 Dog-Friendly Campsites in Victoria.

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