Dog friendly place to camp - Nth NSW

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 23:18


We're going away in a few weeks, somewhere between the Tweed and Coffs. We will be joined by some friends who want to take their pooch. Have a preference for swimming for the youngsters, and needs to be accessible in a conventional vehicle. Any suggestions?
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AnswerID: 154015   Submitted: Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 09:13

Wizard1 replied:

I'm not sure if your suggesting free camping? Its not really possible in that part of NSW.

There aren't many spots due to most available areas being National Parks. Most of the councils are anal about dogs on their beaches as well.

Having said that there is a dog friendly caravan park in Ballina right on the water that we are looking at staying at in the future, Shaws Bay Caravan Park I think.

I's steer clear of Byron more rules and regs than you can poke a stick at. We found a great van park near Pottsville, relaxed, dog friendly, to the point that ours played with everyone there without a drama. Across the road from a surf beach as well.

If you want the location please provide your email address.
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FollowupID: 408113   Submitted: Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 22:50

Outbacktourer posted:

Funny nowdays it's more greenies (like Byron) = more rules. In my day it was free love man, more dogs the better, bring your cow, lama, whatever. What went wrong?
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AnswerID: 154072   Submitted: Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 13:35

Member - Andy Q (VIC) replied:

G'day gtc, if you go to your newsagent you should be able to pick up a book called 'Travelling with Dogs' or something similar. This will give you all the details you need.
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AnswerID: 154182   Submitted: Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 22:09

gtc replied:

Thanks peoples,
I just scored a copy of 'The NSW Caravan and Camping Guide', which has huge lists of places and even pictures of little doggies next to those where they're welcome...
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AnswerID: 154341   Submitted: Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 17:31

Troo Bloo replied:

Another book is called holidaying with dogs and is published by life be in it, also the life be in it web site has detailed information about dog friendly locations

good luck
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AnswerID: 154435   Submitted: Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 11:27

Phil12345 replied:

Theres a top spot on the richmond river called Coraki. It's a little town (about 1000) and its about 25kms inland of woodburn heading towards casino. Great little council run caravan park right on the river. I was there at xmas, just about deserted, fully lawned area, sandy beach for swimming, pub -bowling club - and shops about 100 meters away. Great spot, no crowds, few indiginious locals about but no hassels. reccomend it if you want to relax away from the hoards. even better if you have a boat.
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