TRAVELLING WITH PETS

BIG4 GOLD COAST, QLD 

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Dog-friendly facilities and accommodation at BIG4 parks

                                                                                                                                                            

Doggone! Many BIG4 parks have pet-friendly accommodation, but some go the extra yard for dog lovers.

Several BIG4s across the country are equipped with excellent dog-friendly facilities on top of their accommodation offerings.

Dog washes, leash-free areas, and easy access to pet-friendly facilities all help create an all-inclusive family break.

It’s time to pounce on these pawesome parks.

BIG4 Saltwater @ Yamba in NSW is a leader of the pet-friendly pack. Scroll down for more.

BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park, QLD

There’s plenty to keep your pet happy at BIG4 Gold Coast, including a sizeable off-leash running area and a DIY dog wash, affectionately known as the Puppy Pampering Palace.

In addition, doggy day care kennels are available for moments when your pet can’t tag along with you: After all, dogs and rollercoasters don’t mix.

It’s all alongside the park’s dog-friendly sites and pet-friendly cabin accommodation where your pooch can sleep inside.

Book now: BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park.

Dogs will be all smiles with a stay at BIG4 Gold Coast.

BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks Busselton

Pet-friendly breaks are a breeze at this Busselton holiday park. The city has several canine-designated exercise areas within easy grasp, including an off-leash dog beach just 150m from the park’s gates.

After a day chasing waves, or sticks, your dog will love the pooch wash and blow-dry facility. Here, they can enjoy a relaxing bath with shampoo and conditioner. And it’s all complemented by various pet-friendly sites and cabins.

Book now: BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks Busselton

There's plenty to keep your pooch entertained and looking good at BIG4 Beachlands.

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BIG4 Forbes Holiday Park, NSW

Dog-friendly sites have long been a feature of BIG4 Forbes, and in more recent times have been joined by two pet-friendly cabins. The park also has a dog wash, with shampoo chucked in for good measure.

Nearby, guests and their pooches can enjoy a beautiful walk around Lake Forbes, which is popular with pet owners and ensures the park is perfect for dog-friendly camping or cabin breaks.

Book now: BIG4 Forbes Holiday Park.

BIG4 Forbes has plenty to keep pooches pleased.

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Resort, QLD

This resort is a dog’s dream destination. Cairns Coconut has a secured dog agility park complete with obstacles, ramps, poles, tunnels, jumps, and more. This amazing off-leash area is backed by pet-friendly cabins and sites.

As a bonus, the park partners with local ‘doggie day care’ businesses for those times when your four-legged friend can’t tag along.

Book now: BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Resort.

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Resort will delight dogs great and small.

BIG4 Great Lakes Holiday Park, Forster-Tuncurry, NSW

If you’re travelling with dogs, lap up the pet-friendly facilities in and around BIG4 Great Lakes. The park has a dedicated dog wash and complimentary doggy poo bags positioned around the park in addition to its pet-friendly cabins and sites. All sites are pet-friendly year round.

Better yet, BIG4 Great Lakes backs on to a sand reserve where your four-legged friend can run free off lead and take a refreshing dip in the lake.

Book now: BIG4 Great Lakes Holiday Park.

 BIG4 Great Lakes' has epic views for you and your doggo!

BIG4 Seymour Holiday Park, VIC

Looking for pet-friendly holiday parks? Head to BIG4 Seymour. With so much to explore around the park, pets are more than likely to need a good scrub at the end of the day. Enter the park’s K9000 dog wash.

And caravanning or camping with dogs is an easy task. Canines are permitted year round on sites, including during peak seasons.

Book now: BIG4 Seymour Holiday Park.

BIG4 Seymour's dog wash is ideal after a day's exploring.

BIG4 Karuah Jetty Holiday Park, Port Stephens, NSW

For pet-friendly stays in Port Stephens, walk in to BIG4 Karuah Jetty. The park has a K9000 (mini) dog wash on site and also sells dog treats when your pet deserves a little extra love.

BIG4 Karuah Jetty has various pet-friendly sites and is near numerous dog-friendly parks, reserves, and beaches.

Book now: BIG4 Karuah Jetty Holiday Park.

There's plenty of love for dogs at BIG4 Karuah Jetty.

BIG4 Warrnambool Figtree Holiday Park, VIC 

This is the perfect holiday destination for pet-friendly stays with several dog-friendly cabins and sites to choose from among beautiful surrounds.

And Warrnambool is a welcoming city for four-legged visitor as pet-friendly eateries, beaches, and reserves abound along with various pet-grooming facilities.

Among the dog-friendly restaurants and cafes are:

  • Graze Urban Café
  • Café Lava
  • Fish Tales
  • Images Restaurant
  • Simons Waterfront
  • Pavilion Café & Bar
  • Proudfoots by the River

And these are some highlights among the many designated off-leash areas:

  • Albert Park (excluding sporting grounds).
  • Beach area, Hopkins River (west side to Flume)
  • Merri River areas of public open spaces
  • Bushfield Oval Reserve
  • Harris Street Reserve
  • Logan’s Beach

Book now: BIG4 Warrnambool Figtree Holiday Park.

BIG4 Warrnambool Figtree and the wider city have immense appeal for pet lovers.

BIG4 Saltwater @Yamba, NSW

Four-legged friends love a trip to BIG4 Saltwater @Yamba with 130 acres of lush natural surrounds and plenty of space to sniff and explore!

Roam the wide-open spaces with your pooch, snuggle up by the campfire, take a stroll down to the river’s edge, or let them run wild in an off-leash doggie play area equipped with an agility course. 

There are various pet-friendly cabins and spacious sites to choose from and there's also an in-park doggie wash, which is perfect after an action-packed day in the park or at the beach.

Book now: BIG4 Saltwater @Yamba.

Strolls with your bestie at BIG4 Saltwater @Yamba. 

BIG4 Borderland Wodonga, VIC

Welcoming pooches year-round on sites and even in cabins, BIG4 Borderland Wodonga is the place to be with your pet. It's joined by an expansive dog run at the rear of the park.

Nearby, a doggy dip in the Murray River or Lake Hume are great ways to cool wagging tails on hotter days. Oddie’s Creek Park, Gordon St Reserve, and Poplar Drive Reserve all have expansive leash-free areas and Belvoir, Logan Rd, and Alexandra parks offer off-leash areas and fenced agility parks. 

And doggy day care is available through Brydie Charlesworth Dog and Puppy Day Care Centre.

Fancy a nibble and want to take your pooch along? Try out the following spots:

  • Edwards Tavern – outdoor seating area
  • Bean-Station Cafe
  • Andiamo Street Kitchen
  • The River Deck
  • Ebden and Olive
  • Mr Benedict
  • Cafe Musette
  • Many cafes on Dean St, Albury welcome dogs in outdoor dining areas

Book now: BIG4 Borderland Holiday Park.

There's big love for doggos at BIG4 Borderland Wodonga!

BIG4 Happy Hallidays, Hallidays Point, NSW

Bring your four-legged friend to the ultimate holiday destination – BIG4 Happy Hallidays. It has several designated dog-friendly cabins and sites available off-peak.

Locally, dogs are welcomed on beaches in Hallidays Point, except near patrolled areas. And Forster Tuncurry Boarding Kennels and Cattery is conveniently 10min away for guests looking to take a day trip while dogs are cared for.

Looking for pet-friendly eateries? Try this bunch:

  • Hallidays Point Tavern – short walk from the park
  • The Point Bakery – Hallidays Point Village Square
  • Kranky Goat – Tallwoods
  • Club Blackhead, Hallidays Point
  • Waves Café, Black Head

Book now: BIG4 Happy Hallidays, NSW.

*Note: As of May 2021, BIG4 Happy Hallidays moved to only accepting dogs in cabins and on sites outside of peak season (all school and public holiday long weekends). 

Dogs will be all smiles at BIG4 Happy Hallidays.

BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park, VIC


Show your pup a little luxury with a cabin stay at BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park. Not only can your furry friend sleep indoors with you (not on beds or furniture, of course), but they are  made feel right at home with special bowls and toys for them to enjoy during their stay.

The park also boasts a dog run so your pooch can enjoy the freedom to frolic and fresh air.

Need a pet minding service? You're in luck as Donna from Furrever friendly pet walking, sitting, and minding offers the first 30 mins free to pooches staying at BIG4 Ballarat Windmill. All you have to do is contact the reception staff, who will be more than happy to assist in getting your fur-baby locked in for some minding services. Then you can go out for the day knowing your pet is in safe hands.

Book now: BIG4 Ballarat Windmill 

Toys and bowls on arrival at BIG4 Ballarat Windmill

Isn’t it time you had a break with your four-legged friend? Book your next BIG4 escape now.

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Please note: with any pet-friendly stay, terms and conditions apply. Check with the park directly before booking.

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