December 2, 2012
Great Ocean Road
This well-travelled tourist route has some great pet-friendly caravan parks. Here are some of them. For more great places to stay be sure to get a copy of Travelling with Pets.
Skenes Creek Beachfront Park
Well-behaved pets are welcome to stay at this quiet caravan park, which boasts ‘absolute beach frontage’. Facilities include an indoor communal lounge with TV, a kiosk, BBQ area, laundry, showers and a camp kitchen.
Great Ocean Road, Skenes Creek 3233
T 03 5237 6132
Aireys Inlet Holiday Park
This park allows pets during the off-peak season on powered sites only – check the website for dates. Easy walking distance to sensational beaches, restaurants, art gallery, shops, and a cosy pub.
19-25 Great Ocean Rd, Aireys Inlet 3231
T 03 5289 6230
Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve
Pets are allowed on camping and caravan sites at this tourist park but are not permitted in cabins. They must be leashed at all times.
Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay 3233
T 03 5237 6577
Marengo Holiday Park
This holiday park, a short walk to the beach, has pet-friendly cabins, some with enclosed verandahs. Ideally located to the dog-friendly Great Ocean Road Walk and off-leash Marengo Beach.
Off Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay 3233
T 03 5237 6162
Portland Bay Holiday Park
This is a great value holiday park located within walking distance to Portland CBD.
There’s no shortage of space, with a range of powered and unpowered sites for camping or caravanning. Small dogs are allowed when booking site accommodation only during off-peak seasons and is subject to managers discretion. Close to Nunn’s beach where dogs are allowed to be walked.
184 Bentinck Street Portland 3305
T 1800 751 179
Henty Bay Beachfront Holiday Park
Located just 5 minutes along the coast from Portland, this beachfront park welcomes pets with onsite bookings. Dogs can also stay inside the Fishermans Shack and 2 bedroom budget cabins.
342 Dutton Way, Portland 3305
T 03 5523 3716
Warrnambool Holiday Park and Motel
This holiday park welcomes most types of family pets, set up your caravan or tent on one of the lush, grassed powered or ensuite powered sites. There are several beaches and parklands that allow dogs in Warrnambool.
Cnr Raglan Parade + Simpson Street Warrnambool 3280
T 03 5562 5031
Big 4 Hopkins River Holiday Park
With pet-friendly caravan sites, a camp area, cabins and a huge off-lead reserve along the river, this park is a great option for those with pets. It even has and fantastic pet minders available.
125 Jubilee Park Road, Warrnambool 3280
T 1300 718 030