Pet-Friendly Holidays in NSW

Planning a family holiday in New South Wales that includes your four-legged family members does not have to be challenging. There are many beaches, parks, and reserves that embrace your pet as a member of your family. When you are going on holiday in NSW and want to bring your pets along, make sure to check out these pet-friendly destinations.

Tomago River Reserve

This peaceful reserve offers wide-open spaces and ample room for your morning or evening walks. Surrounded by lush greenery and views of the ocean and swampland, Tomago River Reserve is a pet-lover’s delight.

Broulee Beach

Broulee Beach’s lengthy, wide beach offers calm surf for the family courtesy of Broulee Island. This local favourite features a natural slope suitable for small children. With ample diving and snorkelling opportunities, this pet-friendly beach is a must see on a NSW holiday.

New Brighton Beach

Over 13 kilometres of fine, sandy beach and surging waves make a great place for a family picnic. Watch surfers along the Black Rocks while lounging away on the soft sands. The surf here is susceptible to rip currents, so keep inexperienced swimmers and pets out of the water.

Kianga Reef Beach

This wide, crescent beach with its sweeping dunes and rock formations makes a great spot for exploring. The surf is fairly calm for an afternoon swim. Walk along this peaceful shoreline for a sunset that is one for the picture books.

Sirius Cove

This lovely beach is truly one for the dogs. Dogs may roam the sand and swim freely any time during the week. On weekends and holidays, animals can romp along the beach and in the water before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m. The rest of the family will enjoy the shaded seating and picnic areas as well as the playground.

Primrose Park

One of Sydney’s premier sports parks, Primrose Park allows unleashed dogs throughout most of the park. This bay side park offers clifftop, bushland, and ocean views for a relaxing walk. Pets are not allowed on the sports fields when athletes are at play. Make sure to watch dogs for the out-of-bounds tennis ball or you might have some upset players!

St. Leonard’s Park

This pet-friendly park is a perfect place to picnic with the family or take your pooch for a morning stroll. The kids will love the music-play area with its drums and other instruments and you’ll love the abundant shady areas for a break from the afternoon sun. Unleashed pets may wander freely but are not allowed on ovals or within 10 metres of the playground or barbecue areas.

Pet-Friendly Accommodation

Instead of staying in a hotel where your pet may not be as welcome, consider a pet-friendly holiday rental instead. These private residences are like homes away from home, even for your dog. Many rentals cost less per room than a hotel and have fenced, outside areas where your pet can romp and play.


When you are going out, you will not have to crate your dog; he can wander the rental while you are out and about. You’ll enjoy the separate sleeping areas for more peaceful nights, spacious floor plans that will not feel crowded, and functional kitchens where you can cook your meals.


Planning a pet-friendly holiday in NSW is easy when you know the right places to go. Now you have to decide where to go first. 

NSW Pet Friendly Accommodation

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The Zig Zag Brewery Cottages

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The Sand Castle - Pearl Beach

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Plantation Cottages & Studio Cottage

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