Best Dog Camping Spots in Melbourne

Best dog camping spots near Melbourne we love


Best Friend Holiday Retreat

1720 Tarra Valley Rd

Price Fenced campsite $50

This top-tier campsite in Tarra Valley is a dog owner’s paradise

It has all the essential facilities you need: fenced campsites no leash required, communal kitchen, water and electricity supply, toilets, showers, and the option for campfires, dog facilities Doggy daycare, a dog playground, a fenced dog park, doggie bags, and a dog wash area with hairdryers. 

The campsite is filled with birdlife, and you might even spot some wombats, koalas, and other wildlife.

Nearby attractions include the Tarra Rainforest Waterfalls and Woodside Off-Leash Beach.

Ingenia Holidays Cape Paterson

1 Surf Beach Rd

Cape Paterson Holiday Park is a beachfront campsite that offers powered campsites and cozy cabins.

Price Beachfront campsite $59
Camping sites are close to the beach, and there’s just a slight price difference between those with or without a sea view Both options are dog-friendly.

Amenities include toilets, showers, water, electricity, BBQ facilities, communal kitchens, and a laundry room.

You can enjoy fishing, surfing, swimming, or beach walks close to the ocean.

Sites including beachfront sites are dog-friendly from May to November
Nearby attractions include Bunurong Marine National Park, Phillip Island, and more.

Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park

Allan Dr

This region boasts glistening lakes, tranquil beaches, rivers, forests, secluded bays, cliffs, beaches, and mountains Activities include boating, fishing, walking, painting, and photography You might even spot some wildlife.

The campsite is quite large with several hundred sites, but the best views are at the waterfront sites
Amenities include communal kitchens, BBQs, toilets, bathrooms, and a playground.

The official website provides a price range of $20 to $62, but specific prices may vary depending on your booking date.

Lang Foreshore

174 Jetty Lane, Jam Jerrrup, Victoria, 3984

This campsite faces the beach and is backed by farmland. Everything seems to slow down here, creating a very comfortable atmosphere.

You can go fishing during high tide and take your dog for a walk during low tide. While the campsite itself isn’t very large, it has quite comprehensive facilities!


There are three different regions to choose from: Yarra Valley, Grampians, and High Country.

Yarra Valley is surrounded by many wineries and is located on a hill, offering fantastic scenic views. It’s very convenient for watching the sunrise and sunset; highly recommended!

Grampians is in an olive grove, nestled in the forest, giving it a sense of seclusion. If you prefer not to be disturbed, you can choose either of these two locations.

The accommodations provide a great experience, being simple and clean with complete facilities. Just keep in mind that there might be more bugs around, so be sure to bring bug spray. It’s a fantastic place for a trip with your dog!

When heading to the beach with your furry friend, don’t forget to pack the essentials. To ensure a comfortable day out in the sun, bring along plenty of water and a collapsible bowl for your dog to drink from. Sunscreen specially formulated for dogs is also important if your dog has short hair or sensitive skin. 

Additionally, consider bringing a portable shade tent or beach umbrella to provide some relief from the sun’s heat. And of course, always remember to bring poop bags and dispose of them properly to keep the beach clean for everyone’s enjoyment.

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