Pet-Friendly Holidays in South Australia

If you are planning your South Australia holiday and don’t know what to do with your pets, don’t worry. Instead, just bring them along. There are many parks, reserves, and special places for your four-legged family members. So pack up the dog bed, bowl, and leash for a great holiday and make sure to visit these fantastic pet-friendly places.

Bakkabakkandi/Victoria Park

The paths that wind creek-side through the urban forest of this park are wonderful for a morning or evening walk. Enjoy a picnic on the spacious, grassy areas while people-watching or explore the wetland area with your dog. Pets must be leashed in this park.

Prospect Gardens/Narhu Wirra Reserve

This family-friendly spot allows unleashed dogs to exercise from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. When organised activities are in progress, dogs must be leashed. After playing with your dog, the kids can enjoy the playground or a game of tennis, basketball, or netball.

Memorial Gardens

This park features spacious, open grassy areas dotted with groves of trees. Watch the kids cavort on the play equipment before exploring the miniature forest groves. A late afternoon lunch followed by a raucous game of fetch is fun for all. Pets may play unleashed between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Forestville Reserve

Surrounded by a car park and train station, this surprisingly scenic park is a nice retreat. A small creek meanders through the park and many walking paths wind through the trees. With a skatepark, playground, and exercise equipment, this park has something for everyone. Dogs may roam unleashed from 5 p.m. at night to 10 a.m. the next morning.

Bentley Reserve Dog Playground

This pet playground will send your dog into doggie bliss. With obstacles like logs, tunnels, slides, and jumps, you can work on agility training or just have fun. The fenced park keeps the unleashed dogs safe and contained. With shelters and seating when you need a break and footpaths for a nice walk, this park is a must-see for pet lovers.

Tails Trails

Part of a natural, secluded reserve, this area caters to dogs and their owners. A creek-side trail winds through the park for a nice walk. Obstacles for dogs of all skill levels are onsite for an extra exercise option.

Wright Road Dog Park

Only a few years old, this park found in Crafers features over two acres of land for dogs to roam freely. The park’s design allows for dog and owner enjoyment. Next to the park, a bush walking area allows for longer walks through the natural surroundings. Agility equipment and a water area make this a dog’s dream park.

Pet Lover’s Accommodation

Instead of staying in a hotel with very little leg room, choose a pet-friendly holiday rental instead. These private residences range from apartments to homes and many have outdoor, fenced areas. Your pet can stretch out and play while you are out instead of being crated.


Rentals are often cheaper than hotel rooms for an entire home. You will love the separate sleeping areas for more peaceful nights, fully functioning kitchens for home-cooked meals, and spacious living areas where all family members can relax. These private and peaceful homes provide all the comforts of your home, for all members of your family.


Planning your pet-friendly South Australia getaway is simple. Now you have to decide which of these great pet places to see. 

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