We found that the range of properties that provided dog friendly accommodation options varied considerably depending on where we were researching pet friendly caravan parks Tasmania.
There are a few hints that we would like to share and reinforce with you:
If you enjoy staying at Holiday Parks/Resorts they usually have a range of options such as:
- Unpowered sites (usually for those staying in tents).
- Powered sites (tents, caravans and RV’s).
- On site caravans
When you look at the 10 Pet friendly caravan parks Tasmania that our readers were asking for, any Holiday Parks/Resorts that we have included only appear once.
For example, we may have entered it under ‘Camping – Unpowered site’ because that would sit someone using a tent, but that same Park/Resort could also have powered sites, cabins, etc.
Therefore, we have included the web address for every property so that you can check the other accommodation options they have.
However, many Parks/Resorts may only allow a dog restricted to your tent/caravan/RV.
Very few included allowing dogs in cabins, cottages, etc.
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- It was quite common that a web site may say “dog allowed” but there were also many that said “subject to approval”. Our view is, keep it simple and uniform across the board by phoning ahead to any property and get your dog approved before your booking is made. Wherever possible we have included all phone numbers as well as web addresses.
- Very few properties had dog beds, bowls, etc., so make sure you have room to include all those things from home.
- A lot of properties have the basic rules such as clean up and dispose of your pet’s droppings, restrain with a collar and lead on the property, do not allow them on furniture. Where a property has a Pet Policy on their website, we have included a link to that document.
- Some properties will charge a higher rate per night for your dog. Many properties may also charge a refundable bond and/or cleaning fee. Bear in mind though that this is still cheaper than leaving your dog behind in a dog motel.
- As you travel the country, we have so many amazing sights and walks such as; beaches, State Forest, State Parks, National Parks and World Heritage sites. Read all your signage at any of these natural wonders and make sure that dogs are permitted or not.
- Always carry litter bags with you as well as water for your dog. Be particularly careful where you may be camping and the campsite may permit dogs, but it also backs on to a Forest of Park where dogs are banned.
- When travelling to our far Northern areas such as in Queensland and the Northern Territory be aware of the heat, and seasonal weather differences to the Southern areas of Australia. In those same areas also be aware of signage warning of natural dangers such as Crocodiles, Sharks, poisonous Jelly Fish, different types of snakes along with a greater number of ticks. Make sure your dog’s vaccinations, flea and worm treatments are up to date as some accommodation properties request that on their websites.
- Taking your dog with you from the mainland to travel to Tasmania is not something you can do automatically. There are conditions put in place by the Tasmanian State Government relating to up-to-date vaccinations. We have greater content on that requirement in the Tasmania section of this guide.
- As a precaution, when you are travelling interstate or intrastate our advice would be to go online with local government sites and search for any restrictions or requirements regarding dogs. It is better to be safe than sorry.
- Make sure that any state or territory borders that you want to cross have reopened after COVID-19 closures. Likewise, make sure that any featured properties in this guide are also open and trading.
Hobart & wider surrounds
The best pet friendly caravan parks Tasmania
Snug Beach Cabin & Caravan Park – SE from Hobart
Snug is a small seaside town around a 20-minute drive south of Hobart. It is also a town that has seen hard times, with massive bushfires in 1967 that destroyed around two thirds of the homes.
The park offers free WIFI, coin-operated laundry, usual toilet amenities, Camp Kitchen and BBQ facilities.
As well as camping sites they have powered sites for caravans and some sites are large enough to house RV’s and 5th wheelers.
Their sites are pet friendly by arrangement; it would be best to discuss this with them prior to making your booking.
PH: 03 6267 9138
Bookings online through http://www.snugpark.com.au/
35 Beach Road, Snug, TAS 7054
Southport Hotel and Caravan Park – Far South Tasmania
This seaside town is just under 100KM south of Hobart, and takes a drive of around 1.5 hours to get there.
There some great ways of enjoying nature in this region including the Tahune Airwalk, Hastings Cave and Thermal Springs.
There is also the Ida Bay railway for something a bit different.
The camping ground is dog friendly and has a selection of powered and unpowered sites.
The park includes the usual amenities block, Camp Kitchen, BBQ and laundry.
PH: 03 6298 3144
Bookings online through http://www.southportcaravanpark.com.au/index.html
8777 Huon Highway, Southport, Tasmania 7109
BIG4 Hobart Airport Tourist Park
Cambridge is a suburb of Hobart situated on the eastern side of the River Derwent midway between the CBD and Airport.
It is a short drive into the CBD and conveniently located for heading in all directions.
This holiday park has BBQ’s, Camp Kitchen, playground, WIFI and a laundry. Their powered sites and ensuite sites are dog friendly.
PH: 03 6248 4551 or 1800 441 184
Bookings online though https://www.big4.com.au/caravan-parks/tas/hobart-surrounds/hobart-airport-tourist-park
2 Flight Street/Cnr Back Road, Cambridge, TAS 7170
Launceston & wider surrounds
Swansea Holiday Park – East Coast
Swansea is a seaside town on the shores of Great Oyster Bay.
It also overlooks the famous Freycinet National Park.
There are many beautiful beaches, vineyards and food producers in the area
They are dog friendly, with the Caravan powered sites and RV powered sites along with 1 x 2-bedroom cabin.
These are subject to availability and at managers discretion.
PH: 03 6257 8148
Bookings by online through https://www.swansea-holiday.com.au/
2 Bridge Street, Swansea, TAS 7190
Devonport Holiday and Caravan Park – North Coast
Devonport is a city on the north coast of Tasmania and is the home of the ferry service between Tasmania and Melbourne.
There are plenty of walking and bike tracks around the city, as well as water activities such as beaches for swimming, fishing, kayaking and rowing.
Dog friendly accommodation options are available for the powered sites, ensuite powered sites and a standard cabin; all of which are subject to availability.
PH: 03 6427 8418 or 1800 880 201
Bookings online through https://www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au/caravan-parks/tasmania/north-west-coast-devonport
13-19 Tarleton St, East Devonport, TAS 7310
Big4 Ulverstone Holiday Park – North Coast
Ulverstone is a town on Tasmania’s north coast, fronting Bass Strait and the mouth of the River Leven.
The parks powered and unpowered sites are dog friendly.
They have also now listed a selection of cabins that are dog friendly but these must be booked directly with the park using the 03-landline number, and are subject to availability and the managers discretion.
PH: 03 6425 2624
Book online by phone on 1800 008 028 or online through https://www.big4ulverstoneholidaypark.com.au/
57 Water Street, Ulverstone, TAS 7315
North West and West Coast
Burnie Ocean View Motel & Holiday Caravan Park
The port city of Burnie is on the NW coast of Tasmania with an Art Deco vibe appearing on many city buildings.
It is a great place to have as a base while you explore the local coastline, arts and crafts as well as boutique produce farms.
The park has free WIFI, heated indoor swimming pool, Camp Kitchen, laundry, and BBQ’s.
The camp sites and powered sites are dog friendly subject to availability and the managers discretion. Dogs need to be kept on a leash at all times.
PH: 03 6431 1925
Bookings online through https://www.burniebeachaccommodation.com.au/
253 Bass Hwy, Ocean Vista, TAS 7320
Somerset Beachside Cabin & Caravan Park – near Burnie, NW Coast
Somerset is a small town on the NW coast of Tasmania, and is situated just north of Burnie.
This park does allow small dogs in the campsite area only.
You will need to discuss your requirements prior to making your booking.
PH: 03 6435 2322
Bookings by email to or online through https://www.somersetbeachside.com.au/
113 Bass Highway, Somerset, TAS 7322
Stanley Cabin & Tourist Park – NW Coast
Situated on a small peninsula in NW Tasmania, Stanley is a fishing port and tourist destination.
The skyline of this small town is “The Nut” a 150M volcanic plug that rises up out of the sea. You can even take a chairlift to the top for some mighty views.
This tourist park is dog friendly for their camping sites only; subject to availability and at the managers discretion. Here is a link to their current Pet Policy: https://www.stanleycabinpark.com.au/pets
PH: 03 6458 1266 or 1800 444 818
Bookings online through https://www.stanleycabinpark.com.au/
23a Wharf Road, Stanley, TAS 7331