Traveling is not always easy when you are a fur parent. First, you need someone who will look after your pet while you are away. Keep in mind that not everyone will take on the task, so you must find a pet sitter way ahead of schedule.
Second, you can usually only go on short trips. Sometimes, having a compassionate pet sitter is not enough. Your animal companion will have its molten eyes fixated on the door every minute you are away, and the very thought of it crushes you.
This leads us to our third reason. Your pet tends to miss you. Fortunately, it is possible to enjoy traveling with your pet.
Here are four travel destinations in Australia that you and your pet should try.
Gold Coast, Queensland
If you desire beach scenery, then Gold Coast, Queensland is the right destination for you. Resorts such as Palm Beach and The Spit allow you and your companion animal to do physical activities in the sand and in the waters without a leash.
Feeling hungry? There are also food establishments you can try that cater to both humans and pets such as the Parc Bah Espresso.
If you prefer a walk-in-the-park activity–literally–Tasmania is the place to be. Tasmania is known for its pet-friendly parks such as the Barilla Holiday Park.
In this park, you and your pet can take a stroll, play golf, and frolic in the playground. It also offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience inside its on-site restaurant. If you feel like preparing your own food, you can do that too in their camper’s kitchen.
Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia
The Fleuirie Peninsula is perfect for the adventurous. Here, you and your companion animal are welcome to do a scenic stroll along gorges, rivers, and valleys. Some of the places you can visit are the Second Valley Caravan Park, the Onkaparinga River National Park, and the Victor Harbor Dog Park. And if you are feeling friendly, you can bond with fellow pet owners who are also on vacation with their fur babies.
Australian Capital Territory
There are plenty of pet-friendly travel destinations in the Australian Capital Territory. The Uriarra Crossing in Murrumbidgee River associates great memories with food. Here, you and your companion animal can have a picnic after a fun water activity in the river banks.
It also offers more off-leash areas where your fur baby will have a wonderful time. Don’t worry about the river banks. Their sandy bottoms and gradual slope are perfect for even the most apprehensive of pets.
Plan Your Next Adventure with Your Pet
These are only some of the travel destinations you and your pet can visit. If you are up for a different kind of activity, Australia definitely offers places that will satisfy your preferences.
In exchange, all you have to do is to be a responsible pet owner. Make sure to follow rules and regulations to maintain the safety and cleanliness of the place for the next visitors. (See Related: Best Travel Tips)