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    June 01, 2022 6 min read

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    10 Best Dog-Friendly Camping Spots in Tasmania

    10 Best Dog-Friendly Camping Spots in Tasmania

    Written for Auski by Pink Lemonade Social

    Whether holidays are fast approaching or you just need some time away, planning that family camping trip wouldn’t be a family holiday if not everyone was invited right? Well luckily for you, Tasmania has a huge range of dog-friendly camping sites and holiday parks to choose from, meaning you won’t have to leave your loved furry friend behind. Whether you’re after a camping spot on the beach or a spot more nestled in the bush, there’s something to suit everyone! So here are our top 10 dog-friendly camping spots in Tasmania, that every family member will love including your pup!

    Snug Beach Cabin and Caravan Park

    If you’re after beach front holiday accommodation then Snug Beach Cabin and Caravan Park in southern Tasmania, is the spot for you. The park has cabins, powered sites and tent sites, but if you are brining your pet, please keep in mind they are not allowed inside the cabins. All dogs must be on a lead when walking around the park and there are plenty of free doggy bags for you to use, so please clean up after your dog. There are lots of facilities and amenities on the grounds to make your visit more comfortable and these include free WI-FI, showers, toilets, a laundry and a kitchen with cooking facilities. During your stay at Snug Beach is definitely worth checking out the regions attractions which include Snug Falls, you can also bring your dog here as long as it remains on its lead, or just spend the day at Snug beach. Head to the Snug Beach Cabin and Caravan Park website for more information or to plan your visit.

    Snug Beach Cabin and Caravan Park

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    Discovery Parks Hobart

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    Discovery Parks Hobart

    Discovery Parks Hobart is a great dog friendly accommodation option for families as they offer both pet-friendly cabins and sites. The park is nestled on the Derwent River with Mount Wellington behind it, so there is plenty of things to do and see whilst staying on the grounds. But the park also offers a range of fun things for the kids to do including mini golf, a playground and a jumping pillow. You’ll also find all the usual park amenities such as a laundry, WI-FI, and even conference facilities for the parents, which hopefully you don’t have to use since you are in fact on a holiday. For more information or to plan your visit to Discovery Parks Hobart, head to this link.

    Abel Tasman Caravan Park

    Abel Tasman Caravan Park welcomes families and their furry friends, but require you to notify them if you are bringing your pet as not all cabins allow dogs. The caravan park is located in East Devonport and can offer guest amazing views of the Mersey River and Bass Strait, which is a great spot to go for a walk along or fish if you’re an angler. An IGA and pizza shop is also walking distance away or you can jump on a 5-minute ferry to head into the centre of Devonport. The park has a range of accommodation options to choose from, including unpowered sites, powered sites, and cabins. For more information or to plan your visit to the Abel Tasman Caravan Park, click here.  

    Abel Tasman Caravan Park

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    Big 4 Holiday Parks St Helens

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    Big 4 Holiday Parks

    You don’t have to leave your best friend behind when you book any family camping trip with Big 4 Holiday Parks. The Big 4 Ulverstone, Cambridge and St Helens locations are all dog-friendly accommodation options in Tasmania and offer cabins and powered sites. You’ll also find all the usual facilities on the grounds such as a laundry, camp kitchen and BBQ area, free WI-FI and playgrounds for the kids to enjoy. Head to the Big 4 Holiday Park website or click the links above for more information or to start planning your visit.

    Thalia Haven

    Thalia Haven is located on a 130-acre private wooded peninsula on the edge of Great Oyster Bay, which is known for its clear blue waters. View the wild East Coast of Tasmania from a new and exciting angle. With its own private stretch of golden sand beach, this secluded stretch of coast spans a whopping five kilometres. At the water's edge, four bedrooms made of ancient stone are grouped around courtyards filled with olive trees. A bath outdoors with your doggo nearby? What are you waiting for, book now! Head to the Thalia Haven website here, for more information or to make a booking.

    Thalia Haven

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    Launceston Holiday Park

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    Launceston Holiday Park

    Pets are welcome at the Launceston Holiday Park but only for powered sites and must be on a leash at all times. The park is on 8 acres of parkland just 10km North West of Launceston and is a perfect stomping ground to explore the surrounding areas of Tamar. Inside the park you’ll find amenities such as a free gas BBQ, a fully equipped camp kitchen, laundry, showers and even a games room for the kids. They also have a kiosk filled with essentials you might need for any camping trip, or you can find a Woolworths just 5 minutes down the road. For more information or to plan your visit to the Launceston Holiday Park click here.

    Latrobe Mersey River Caravan Park

    Situated in Bells Parade at Latrobe, near Devonport, the park provides guests with accommodation options including cabins, powered sites and plenty of unpowered camping sites. Pets are also welcomed to visit Latrobe Mersey River Caravan Park, and all visitors will be able to enjoy the lush gardens in the park. The facilities you’ll be able to enjoy include a laundry, bathrooms, and a camp kitchen and free BBQs to use. For more information or to book online, head to the Latrobe Mersey River Caravan Park website.

    Latrobe Mersey River Caravan Park

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    Bicheno East Coast Holiday Park

    Bicheno East Coast Holiday Park

    Just over a two-hour drive from Launceston, on the beautiful East Coast of Tasmania you’ll find Bicheno East Coast Holiday Park, only a short drive from the stunning Coles Bay and freycinet. If you’re wanting to bring your pet you have the option of staying in the powered or an unpowered site in the park. All guests have access to the holiday parks facilities such as a children’s playground, tv room and showers, laundry, and camp kitchen. Head to the Bicheno East Coast Holiday Park website here, for more information or to plan your visit.

    Burnie Ocean View Motel and Holiday Caravan Park

    The Burnie Ocean View Motel and Holiday Caravan Park allow pets in their cabins and caravan park but not in the motel accommodation. On the park grounds you’ll find a range of amenities and facilities that guests can use, including an indoor swimming pool, free WI-FI and kitchen and BBQ area. Since the park is in the North West area of Tasmania, there’s plenty of natural attractions to go explore such as Guide Falls Alpaca Park, Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens or a little day trip to Penguin Rookery could be on the cards. Head to the Burnie Ocean View Motel and Holiday Caravan Park website here, for more information or to plan your visit.

    Burnie Ocean View Motel and Holiday Caravan Park
    Beauty Point Tourist Park

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    Beauty Point Tourist Park

    For families wanting to go camping with their furry friends then Beauty Point Tourist Park could be a great option. However, there are some conditions and those are dogs can only stay at selected campsites or within your caravan/ motorhome. Secondly, dogs aren’t allowed during busy periods such as Christmas Day to New Years, and long weekends. Pups must also be kept on a lead at all times and are not permitted in common areas such as the camp kitchen. For more information or to plan your visit to the Beauty Point Tourist Park, head to the website here.

    Travelling with dogs in Tasmania is made easy with multiple pet-friendly campgrounds that provide ultimate relaxation destinations for you and your furry friend. It’s time to get out there and enjoy a weekend away adventuring with your 4-legged pal. If you know another Tasmanian 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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