Your dog’s paw-fect holiday in the Capricorn region!

We know that your pooch is part of your family and taking them on a vaccy is important for their health and wellbeing – after all everyone needs a holiday!

With beaches to run on and ocean to swim in, your four-legged, furry friend will have a blast!

A retreat for all

Invite your dog to sit back, put their paws up and take in the stunning views at Henderson Park Farm Retreat. They can meet the local cows, horses and get back to nature.

For the other family members there are farm tours, animal feeding, fishing, canoeing, bush walking, star gazing and a campfire (don’t forget to bring marshmallows!)

Park up by the beach

With the ocean at their paw-tips and soft sandy beaches between their toes, your fur-baby will get so much out of this coastal holiday that they may need an afternoon nap!

During our sub-tropical climate with swimming all year round, kids will have a sliding good time whirling down the water slides and making a splash at Discovery Park Coolwaters Yeppoon. And once the sun sets, pop the popcorn, grab your loved ones and sit under the stars for a unique outdoor cinema experience at NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon Holiday Park.

And for the fishermen & women in the family there’s lots of spots on the shoreline to cast your rod, drop in a crab pot or go on a fishing charter.  The hot shots can T-off at one on one of the golf courses on the Capricorn Coast.

For more places to stay with your dog check out Fisherman’s Beach Holiday Park, Poinciana Tourist Park & The Causeway Caravan Park.

Perks for your pet doesn’t end there – enjoy dining with your fur-baby at some of the pet friendly cafes & restaurants on the Capricorn Coast. The Waterline Restaurant, Vue Wine Bar & Restaurant, & Whisk Yeppoon.

Wide open spaces

Put down the phone and iPad and get back to nature. With the only noises coming being songs from the birds, water running from the creek and wind hustling through the leaves, you’ll soon forget you’re only a short drive from Rockhampton and Yeppoon.

Nestled in the majestic rainforest is Byfield Campstay. Whether you have a caravan, camping trailer or tent, this is the perfect spot for a family holiday. But don’t worry, if pitching a tent is not your thing, then Rainforest Ranch at Byfield is the place for you.

While your dog is snoozing after a busy morning, pack the humans up for a picnic, swim and a walk through Byfield National Park, being sure to keep an eye out for the local Byfield Fern and Byfield Grevillea.

While at Byfield stop and take in the creative masterpieces handcrafted by local artists at Nob Creek Pottery

Off the beaten track

With towering cliffs, deep gorges and rich in Aboriginal culture, head out west and discover the Sandstone Wilderness.

Spend at least four days – longer if you have time, as you’ll need it to explore and reconnect with nature and the outdoors.  The National Park offers many scenic walks and 4WD trails.

After a day in the National Park  journeying on one of the many walking tracks, take in the oranges and yellows as the sun sets on another day.  As the darkness of the night sky reveals its many wonders, enjoy a hot chocolate and roast marshmallows by the flickering flames of the camp fire.

For the self-sufficient campers with their dogs, Sandstone Park Carnarvon Gorge is located on the outskirts on Carnarvon Gorge National Park.


imPAWtant information

  • To make them feel home away from home, pack their bed, favourite blanket, toys, food, treats, bowls, lead, collar, tags with contact details (you never know they can slip out of your hands when they are excited) and any medications.
  • To protect the flora and fauna and natural surroundings, domestic animals are not permitted in any National Parks. Fines do apply.
  • Everyone wants to enjoy the beaches and parks, please pick up after your dog.
  • Check when booking to see if your pet can stay at the accommodation and any rules and guidelines prior.

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