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Travelling with pets in the Macleay

Planning a holiday on the Macleay Valley Coast but don’t want to leave your furry mate behind? Of course you don’t, because neither would we. Take your best friend on your next holiday here with these pet friendly tips. 

Places you can walk your dog

Below are the places that you can take your dog for a walk leash-free. 

Off leash areas: 

The ‘Transit’ area on the map is where dogs are not technically permitted but you are able to ‘walk your dog’ through that area to access an area dogs are permitted to be taken. 

Everywhere else, dogs can be walked on a lead except from the following: 

  • All NSW National Parks (unless otherwise stated above)  including Hat Head National Park, Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve and Arakoon State Conservation Area.
  • Sporting fields, school grounds, child care centres, all swimming pools and their precincts and from any public place which is a children’s play area. 

Pet Friendly Accommodation

1. Big 4 NRMA South West Rocks Holiday Resort

The Big 4 in South West Rocks welcomes dogs in selected cabins and on grassy powered and ensuite sites outside of school holidays, long weekends and special event dates. The park is also trialing allowing small to medium dogs in selected cabins.

2. Delicate Campground

If you love bush camping and want your dog to share in the fun, head to Delicate Campground near Crescent Head to pitch your tent right behind Delicate Nobby Beach, which also happens to be an off-leash beach.

3. The Med Crescent Head

The Holiday Cottage at The Med is a fully renovated cottage offering guests and their furry mates a a stylish chilled-out abode, in one of Australia’s best known surf village.

4. Macleay Valley Coast Holiday Parks

The Macleay Valley Coast Holiday Parks in Crescent Head, Horseshoe Bay, Grassy Head, Stuarts Point and Hat Head welcome pets on sites during the low and mid-seasons. Conditions apply, so call the park of your choice for advice.

5. Ingenia South West Rocks

Pets are also allowed at Ingenia HHoliday Park, just check at th etime of booking!

6. Neds Bed Horse and Dog Hotel, Clybucca

While many hotels are merely ‘pet-tolerant’, Neds Bed is a place where pets truly come first. The mini-motel has been purpose-built by friendly owners Jenny and Peter to accommodate horses, dogs, cats and other pets. They even include catering for canine companions, so expect your fluffy bundle to be spoiled with treats!

7. Sun Worship Eco Villas, Crescent Head

If you don’t want your pet to be denied luxury, book in at the beautiful Sun Worship Eco Villas in Crescent Head. The pet-friendly villas each have their own grassed courtyards for dogs to play in while you relax.

8. The Gallery Farm 

The Gallery Farm in Collombatti provides the perfect escape that you can share with your furry friend.  From relaxing on the terrace and taking in the spectacular views, enjoying some local wine under the magnificent night skies to strolling the lush grounds of the property and exploring the local villages. 

Kennels & Catteries

If you want to bring them to the region but want to spend most of your time in our National Parks then you can board them for a day or overnight while you are here! 

Pet Boarding Fur Hill or Australian Pet Boarding

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