When your pooch is a part of the family, holiday adventures without them just isn’t an option.
For most Australians, a pet is more than a four-legged creature who shares your home. In fact, Australian pets are among the most pampered in the world. And when you’re looking for your next family getaway to an amazing West Australian holiday destination, finding a place that caters for everyone in the house is important.
Australians love their canine friends. Nearly five million households have one or more pets, with pet ownership at 63%.
If you’re after your next family escape (and don’t want to leave your four-legged pal at home), here are the top pet-friendly caravan park destinations in the beautiful state of WA.
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Pet-Friendly Caravan & Camping Sites Esperance
Located about 720 km southeast of Perth, Esperance is home to Australia’s most beautiful beaches.
The trip from Perth’s CBD is about a seven-hour drive, but it makes for a great adventure with the scenery and coastal wonders to explore along the way.
For dog-friendly caravan & camping sites, visit our Esperance Bay Holiday Park, only 1km from the town centre.
While we offer studio park cabins, holiday units and chalets, it’s our camping and caravan sites where your four-legged pal is welcome.
Our powered sites are spacious enough to fit 24-foot (7.3 metre) caravan and motorhomes, with parking for one car. These sites are close to all park amenities, with local food and drink and pristine coastline at your doorstep.
Pet-Friendly Caravan & Camping Sites Geraldton
If you’re heading north from Perth in the search for a pet-friendly holiday destination, Geraldton is the place to go. Geraldton is the perfect stop for water-based activities (and beaches perfect for your dog) and has many exciting local attractions.
Geraldton Belair Gardens Caravan Park have powered and unpowered caravan and camping sites available year-round. Both options are pet-friendly, meaning your best mate can join along on the family holiday. Powered ensuite camping sites are also available, but please note animals are not permitted in the ensuite building.
If you're holidaying with your dog in Geraldton, it’s important to know where your four-legged pal is and is not allowed. If you’re visiting the stunning coastline for a splash, check the approved dog exercise areas.
Pet-Friendly Caravan & Camping Sites Horrocks
Between the shores of Kalbarri and Geraldton lies one of WA’s most relaxing holiday destinations – Horrocks Beach.
Horrocks Beach Caravan Park can be found off North West Highway. Traditionally, the beach town was a holiday camping and fishing post in the 1850s. Today, it’s named as Australia’s top mainland beach, surrounded by coral reef, neighbouring rock pools and the local’s favourite thing to do, windsurfing.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay with your pooch, check out our powered or unpowered caravan and camping sites within the park. Both have plenty of room for a caravan and car or tent, boat and car. If you need additional space, let us know when you make a booking.
Pet-Friendly Caravan & Camping Sites Jurien Bay
Located only two and a half hours drive from Perth’s CBD, Jurien Bay is a local slice of paradise.
This coastal town is a popular holiday and beach fishing destination. Its townsite backs onto a beautiful sheltered beach, ideal for swimming, snorkelling, relaxing and water-based sports. If you’re bringing the kids along with your pet, there’s also a large playground by the waterfront.
Jurien Bay Tourist Park, in the heart of the city centre, caters for both humans and four-legged friends.
The park includes powered and unpowered camping sites and holiday units. However, it is our powered and unpowered caravan and tent sites that are dog-friendly.
Both camping sites feature shady areas. Our powered camping sites are suitable for caravan and motorhomes, with hard standing or grassed zones available. Powered camping sites are close to the camper’s kitchen, guest laundry and children’s large inflatable jumping pillow. There’s also parking for one car and boat parking in a separate space within the park.
Pet-Friendly Caravan & Camping Sites Kalbarri
A spectacular location to explore the natural wonders of Western Australia’s North West region – the town of Kalbarri.
Kalbarri Red Bluff Caravan Park features pet-friendly camping options on powered ensuite caravan and camping sites. The sites are close to local amenities the whole family can enjoy.
Keep in mind, pets are not permitted in the famous Kalbarri National Park. However, there are many more pet-friendly locations to visit in Kalbarri.
Pet-Friendly Caravan & Camping Sites Margaret River
If you’re a beach babe or a wine and food lover, the best time to getaway to the region is between September and April. Must-see tourist attractions include the caves, Busselton Jetty, local wineries, whale watching or relaxing on some of the world’s best beaches.
Summerstar has pet-friendly caravan and camping sites at two locations in Margaret River; Margaret River Tourist Park and Riverview Tourist Park. Some of our caravan and camping sites include ensuite suits, complete with your own private toilet and shower.
Powered sites are suitable for caravans and motorhomes and are either fully paved or grassed. Both our powered and unpowered sites are close to park features, including guest BBQ, camper’s kitchen and TV room, swimming pool, shop, tour booking services and guest laundry.
The tourist parks are located in the city centre, walking distance to all the best attractions and activities. Drop into our reception area for advice on places to visit if you need inspiration to get you started.
Pet-Friendly Caravan & Camping Sites Tom Price
The rural inland town of Tom Price is a spectacular location in the northern corridor of Western Australia. There are both powered and unpowered pet-friendly caravan and camping sites available at Tom Price Tourist Park.
Pet-Friendly Caravan & Camping Sites Walpole
If you’re looking for a slice of Walpole wilderness, our Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park offers pet-friendly caravan and camp sites.
Located nearly five hours’ drive from Perth’s CBD, Rest Point Walpole is favoured for its bushwalks, scenic drives and swimming holes. For those that want the best of both worlds – wilderness and coastal wonders, this place is ideal.
At Summerstar, we understand the important bond you have with your furry friends. Finding friends or shelters to care for your best mate while you’re away is hard. Plus, you don’t want them missing out on the family vacation!
Please note: while we do allow most pets in all powered and unpowered camping sites across all caravan park locations in Western Australia, we do have some strict guidelines to keep not only other visitors safe – but also your favourite family pets.
If you’re ever unsure if your pet would be suitable to join you on your family holiday to one of Summerstar’s stunning waterfront caravan parks, please get in contact and we can discuss any requirements you may have. We also request that you mention any animals that are joining you on your holiday when placing your booking.
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