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Amazing dog-friendly Aussie Adventures!

Hey there, fellow pawrents! Planning a trip with your furkid? Whether you’re travelling full-time or taking a much needed holiday, I hope that this page gives you confidence in bringing your four-legged friend.

Attractions, eats & drinks

I’ve created a handy map and guide filled with wonderful local dog-friendly attractions, eats, and drinks we’ve come across on our travels around Australia. I’ve taken the time to pin all of the places we’ve personally tried and tested.

Dog-friendly cafe Nook and Nourish

Your travel research made easy

So, I hope your research just got a whole lot easier. Every recommendation is Charlie approved (except for the vets – he’s not a fan and who can blame him?!). And, having called Adelaide in South Australia home for the past two years, I’ve also thrown in some local favourites from our time there.


Tail-waggers Map

This is your ultimate guide to a pawsitively delightful time with your four-legged friend!  Here you’ll find dog-friendly attractions, eats and drinks, as well as helpful related things like boarding, vets and dog parks.

Tips on using the map

All of the locations are categorised with different colours. View the slideout menu by clicking on the icon on the top left. Toggle the different categories on and off to simplify what you see on the map.

  • Breweries
  • Wineries & Distilleries
  • Restaurants & Pubs
  • Cafes, Bakeries & Specialty Foods
  • Walking Trails
  • Attractions & Landmarks
  • Dog Parks, Vets & Services
  • Caravan Parks, Showgrounds & Campsites
  • Beaches

My personal faves

Dog-friendly Top Picks

Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of the dog-friendly places on the map. Below are just some of our personal faves around Australia!

Flinders Ranges

  • Quorn, Quorn Caravan Park: a neat and tidy caravan park with a natural bush setting. Visit their website.
  • Quorn, Warren Gorge Loop Walking Trail: amazing scenic views of hills and mountain ranges.
  • Quorn, Silo Light Show: learn about the Quorn township.
  • Quorn, Flinders Gin: delicious gin tasting and gin-based cocktails.
  • Central Flinders Ranges (near Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park), Pugilist Hill: awesome lookout that gives you a 360 degree view of the surrouding landscape.
  • Blinman/Parachilna, Glass Gorge Scenic Drive: epic drive going through the Flinders Ranges terrain, best with a 4WD.
  • Hawker, Flinders Food. Co: this cafe is an outback gem, their food game is on par with any city cafe!
  • Parachilna, The Prairie Hotel: this is not your typical country pub, they serve up interestingly unique food! It’s also the home of the Parachilna Brew Project (microbrewery).
  • Melrose, Jacka Brothers Brewery: a historic country brewery with a boutique touch, amazing vibes and scenic views.
  • Stone Hut, Stone Hut Bakery: Really lovely pies with a gourmet selection of flavours!
  • Wirrabara, Silo Art: Beautiful, highly detailed artwork!

Barossa Valley & Clare Valley

Yorke Peninsula

  • Wallaroo, Bond Store. Microbrewery, distillery and restaurant in one venue! I highly recommend. Visit their website.
  • Arthurton, Sunny Hill Distillery: beautiful farmland setting, awesome cocktails and atmosphere. Visit their website.
  • Minlaton, Watscawie Brewing Co: large range of beers, cool venue with a great vibe
  • Yorketown, Geitz Pink Salt Lake: this lake was so pink!
  • Port Hughes, South Beach: beautiful white sand beach with shallow waters, perfect for swimming.
  • Corny Point, Berry Bay Beach: another beautiful white sand beach and we spotted dolphins!
  • Point Turton, Flaherty’s Beach: another great beach but you need to visit at low tide.
  • Marion Bay, Big Nose Doggy Daycare: for when you want to visit the stunning Dhilba Guuranda – Innes National Park. Charlie had a wonderful time here. Visit their website.
  • Marion Bay, Marion Bay Tavern: fantastic little coastal pub serving delicious food and drinks.

Wishing you and your furry mate, amazing Aussie adventures!

I’ll be continuously adding new dog-friendly locations as we travel to new towns and regions around Australia, please make sure to bookmark this page so you can come back when you need to. If you have any questions about any of the places you see or travelling with a dog, please don’t hesitate to contact me!