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We researched this article on dog friendly caravan parks SA as it has been great to see the groundswell of support for the ‘holiday at home’ initiative, as a way of helping people out after the bush fires and storms.
Unfortunately, the pandemic has halted that initiative at this stage through 2021 and even into 2022 we predict.
There have border closures, various levels of lockdown, businesses that have been closed and in some cases that is permanently, parks and beaches closed, flight and travel restrictions; impacts that are beyond the health and economic causes.
Let’s all encourage those people who can still afford to ‘holiday at home’ this year, and well into next most likely.
Pet Friendly Caravan Parks SA
Here are our ideas for 12 dog friendly caravan parks within South Australia:
- Pet friendly caravan parks Limestone Coast
- Pet friendly caravan parks Murray Lands
- Pet friendly caravan parks Fleurieur Peninsula
- Pet friendly caravan parks Kangaroo Island
- Pet friendly caravan parks Yorke Peninsula
- Pet friendly caravan parks Riverland
- Pet friendly caravan parks Adelaide Hills
- Pet friendly caravan parks Clare Valley
- Pet friendly caravan parks Barossa
- Pet friendly caravan parks Flinders Ranges
A detailed look at 10 dog-friendly holiday ideas
Dog Friendly Caravan Parks SA
Limestone Coast, Murray Lands & Riverland Dog Friendly Caravan Parks SA
Blue Lake Holiday Park – Mt Gambier
This city is in the SE corner of South Australia, is the 2nd largest city for the state and is situated around 450KM SE of Adelaide.
It is an ideal base for road trips to places such as Robe, Penola and Coonawarra.
It is also famous for its Blue Lake, situated next door to the 27-acre park of our featured holiday park.
This park is dog friendly, subject to availability and at the managers discretion and you must call the park direct to enquire before booking.
If approved, they permit 1 dog per cabin and 2 dogs per site. The park has designated areas for you to walk your dog.
Facilities in the park include a Camp Kitchen, playground, games room, tennis court, jumping pillow and swimming pool.
PH: 08 8725 9856
Lot 100 Bay Rd, Mount Gambier, SA 5290
Kingston Foreshore Caravan Park – Kingston SE (Limestone Coast)
Kingston SE is a coastal town on the southern coast of South Australia, looking out onto Lacepede Bay.
It is situated around 138KM NW of Mt Gambier and around 240 KM SE of Adelaide.
Their economy is based around tourism, fishing, wine making, sheep and cattle farming and recreation.
The dog friendly accommodation options for this park are the unpowered and powered sites only.
They are not permitted in the cabins. Peak holiday periods are excluded; our recommendation is to call them prior to making any booking.
Facilities include a Camp Kitchen, BBQ, laundry, fish cleaning station and a fire pit.
PH: 08 8767 2050
Bookings online through http://kingstonforeshorecaravanpark.com.au/
34A Marine Parade, Kingston SE, SA 5275
Murray Bridge Tourist Park
Murray Bridge is a crossroads city being a major route for freight trucks within the state and travelling on to Victoria.
Much of its leisure activities centre around the Murray River that flows through the city.
This park is dog friendly; camping and caravan sites and even in the cabins. Here is a link to their current conditions, including pet policy; https://www.murraybridgetouristpark.com.au/faq
Facilities in the park include a swimming pool.
PH: 08 8532 2860
Bookings online though https://www.murraybridgetouristpark.com.au/
315 Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge, SA 5253
Paringa Caravan Park – Riverland
Paringa is a small town in the Riverland region; growing produce such as grapes, almonds, citrus and stone fruit.
It is considered as a part of the larger town of Renmark, 4KM downstream.
This park is dog friendly and they must be kept under control and not be roaming the grounds.
Facilities here include a Camp Kitchen, laundry, BBQ, solar heated swimming pool and free WIFI.
PH: 08 8595 5178
Enquiries and bookings online through http://www.paringacaravanpark.com.au/
24 Sturt Highway, Paringa, SA 5340
Adelaide & Beyond Includes Adelaide Hills Dog Friendly Caravan Parks, Fleurieu Peninsula Dog Friendly Caravan Parks, & Kangaroo Island
Brighton Caravan Park – Kingston Park (Adelaide)
Kingston Park is a small coastal suburb, around 17KM south of Adelaide with good transport links into the CBD, or to chill out at the beach.
This caravan park is pet friendly for their various camping sites. Animals are not permitted into any of their cabins.
There are exclusions at peak holiday periods.
You must make an application prior to making your booking.
There is a comprehensive list of conditions; here is a link to their current pet policies; https://www.brightoncaravanpark.com.au/facilities/travelling-with-dogs/
Facilities include a Camp Kitchen, BBQ’s, laundry, playground, games room, go-kart hire, and a fish cleaning station.
PH: 08 8377 0833
Bookings online through https://www.brightoncaravanpark.com.au/
4 Burnham Road, Kingston Park, Adelaide SA 5049
Mount Barker Caravan & Tourist Park – Adelaide Hills
Mountain Barker is a city set in the Adelaide Hills and around 33KM to the Adelaide CBD. It has a beautiful tree-lined main street with its various shops, cafés and boutiques.
This park has dog friendly accommodation in their powered caravan sites only; pets are not permitted in the cabins.
Facilities include free gas BBQ’s, playground and free WIFI.
PH: 08 8391 0384
40 Cameron Road, Mount Barker, SA 5251
Jetty Caravan Park – Normanville (Fleurieu Peninsula)
Normanville is a popular seaside town on the west coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula.
It attracts tourists and local to its beaches, fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving.
This park has dog friendly caravan sites subject to availability and the managers discretion.
They are not permitted in any of the cabins. You will need that approval before making your booking.
Facilities at the park include a Camp Kitchen, BBQ’s, coin-operated laundry, modern bathrooms, playground, games room, tennis court and free WIFI.
PH: 08 8558 2038
Book online through http://www.jettycaravanparknormanville.com.au/
34 Jetty Road, Normanville, SA 5204
Discovery Lagoon Caravan & Camping Grounds – Wisanger (Kangaroo Island)
Wisanger is a locality on the north coast of Kangaroo Island.
This caravan and camping grounds runs entirely on renewable energy.
It also leaves zero carbon footprint.
The grounds are 5-acres surrounded by native flora.
Their amenities block does have hot showers, sinks and flushing toilets.
All sites are unpowered; although they have lockable power boxes where you can recharge modern technology items.
There is a Camp Kitchen with herb garden, laundry, fish cleaning bay, playground, both fresh rainwater and town water.
Their sites are pet friendly subject to availability and at the managers discretion.
One pet per site.
Dogs are not permitted in the eco-cabin.
PH: 0412 422 618
Bookings online through https://www.discoverycamping.com.au/
948 North Coast Rd, Wisanger, SA 5223
Barossa, Clare Valley & Yorke Peninsula dog friendly caravan parks
Big4 Barossa Tourist Park – Nuriootpa (Barossa area)
Nuriootpa is classed as the commercial hub for the Barossa Valley region and is around a 1-hour drive north of Adelaide.
It is a great place to base yourself while you explore the Barossa with all its vineyards, gourmet foods and arts.
This park is dog friendly in its caravan sites area and 1 only cabin; with fees being applicable.
Here is a link to their current comprehensive dog policy; https://barossatouristpark.com.au/legal/dog-policy/
Facilities include a Camp Kitchen, coin-operated laundry, BBQ’s, free WIFI, playground, swimming pool and tennis courts among a long list.
PH: 08 8562 1404
Bookings online through https://barossatouristpark.com.au/
Penrice Road, Nuriootpa, SA 5355
Saddleworth Caravan Park – Clare Valley region
Saddleworth is a small rural town on the Gilbert River and close to the towns of Rhynie, Riverton and Tarlee.
Technically it is in the Gilbert Valley, but as we have already featured the Clare Valley camping option, we have chosen this property as being relatively close for travelers.
This is a small dog friendly park for camping and caravans, with clean toilets and fresh water. It is an easy walk into the shops and hotel.
PH: 08 88474439 or 0419 859 610
Bookings by mobile phone number.
9 Whip St, Saddleworth, SA 5413
Edithburgh Caravan Park – Yorke Peninsula
Edithburgh is a small town on the south east coast of the Yorke Peninsula.
It is a popular tourist and fishing town. As well as enjoying the local beaches there is a seawater tidal pool.
The park is dog friendly for their camping and caravan sites as well as selected cabins, subject to availability and prior approval.
Here is a link to their Terms and Conditions page that then has a further PDF link to their current dog policy for you to read and understand prior to making your booking; http://edithburghcaravanpark.com.au/book-now/
PH: 08 8852 6056
Bookings online through http://edithburghcaravanpark.com.au/book-now/
34 O’Halloran Parade, Edithburgh, SA 5583
Corny Point Caravan Park – Yorke Peninsula
Corny Point is in a unique position, being on the western side of Yorke Peninsula and facing north.
It is a great place for surfing and boat fishing as well as enjoying the bays and beaches.
The powered and unpowered sites are the dog friendly accommodation options at this park. Pets are not permitted inside the cabins or cottage.
Facilities include the “Shed” that houses the Camp Kitchen and games room.
There is also a playground, coin-operated laundry, fish cleaning area, boat cleaning area and a baby bathing area.
PH: 08 8855 3368 (Charlie or Jenelle Tooze)
3 Rockleigh Rd, Corny Point SA 5575
Eyre Peninsula dog friendly caravan parks, Flinders Ranges & the Outback
Coffin Bay Caravan Park – Lower Eyre Peninsula
Coffin Bay is one of those places you hear about because of their famous Oysters.
However, there is so much more here such as the National park, beaches, swimming, water-skiing, diving and just relaxing.
The powered and unpowered sites are the dog friendly accommodation option at the park.
Dogs are not permitted in any of the cabins and must be kept on a leash at all times.
Facilities include free WIFI, Camp Kitchen, BBQ’s, laundry, playground, baby’s bath and change room.
PH: 08 8685 4170
Bookings online through https://coffinbaycaravanpark.com.au/
91 Esplanade, Coffin Bay SA 5607
(Enter through Giles Road)
Ceduna Foreshore Caravan Park – Eyre Peninsula
Ceduna is a seaside town on the western side of Eyre Peninsula, overlooking Murat Bay.
It is around 780KM west of Adelaide and makes a great base to stop and relax or to explore the west coast of the peninsula.
The park has their powered caravan sites as their dog friendly accommodation; dogs are not permitted in the cabins and rooms.
Facilities include a Camp Kitchen, BBQ’s, fish cleaning station and free WIFI.
PH: 08 8625 2290 (Marty & Jodie Andrews)
Bookings online through http://www.cedunaforeshorecaravanpark.com.au/
25 Poynton Street, Ceduna, SA 5690
Coply Caravan Park – Flinders Ranges region
Coply is a small town in the northern Flinders Ranges region and it is next to the Leigh Creek Railway Station.
It is around 559KM north of Adelaide.
One highlight is the local bakery and Quandong Café; famous for their use of native ingredients and it is situated in the Caravan Park.
This caravan park is dog friendly for their sites only; dogs are not permitted in the cabins.
PH: 08 8675 2288
Bookings by phone or online through https://www.copleycaravan.com.au/
Railway Terrace W, Copley, SA 5732
Opal Inn Caravan Park – Coober Pedy
Coober Pedy is famous for its opals and underground homes where they offer some respite from the outback heat.
This caravan park has dog friendly accommodation in their powered sites section. Dogs are not permitted in any of the park accommodation.
Facilities include free WIFI, coin-operated laundry and coin-operated water station.
PH: 08 8672 5054
Bookings by phone, email or online through https://www.opalinn.com.au/
Lot 1 Hutchison St, Coober Pedy, SA 5723
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