Camping with pets might have been unheard of a few years ago but many campers are foregoing kennel costs and taking there beloved pets with them for the weekend, or family holiday.

Taking man’s best friend out for a spot of camping? Here are some handy tips to help you along the way.

camping with pets - dog camping

Tip #1 – At night it’s easy to lose sight of your dog – especially if it’s dark in colour! A great way to spot them at night is to attach a glow stick to the top of their collar.

Tip #2 – If you lose your dog, leave a piece of your clothing on the ground where you last saw them. The dog can follow the scent back to the clothing so check the spot every so often as you may find them sitting there waiting for you to return.

Tip #3 – At some campsites it is mandatory for dog tags to contain your name, registration and contact details. You could even use a key tag to hold all this information.

Tip #4 – A collapsible dog crate is a great kennel for around the camp (and useful in transporting your pet). You can also protect them from the elements by throwing a tarp over it and lock them in at night for a safe and comfortable night’s sleep.

Pet friendly camp sites


– Condamine Gorge – Mount May Camping Reserve

– Cooloola Coast – Harry’s Hut Camping Area


– Wollondilly River Station

– Slippery Rock Campground, Kippara State Forest

– Sofala First Crossing Campground


– Victoria Falls Camping Area

– Blackbird Flat Camping Area


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