According to the RSPCA, there are around 24 million pets in Australia, with approximately five million of those being dogs. This means that twenty percent of Aussies share their home with Man’s Best Friend!
We certainly are a nation of dog-lovers - and with good reason! Studies have shown that dog-owners are sick less often than non-dog-owners, are more resistant to allergies, have better heart health, exercise more often, have more empathy, and are just generally happier.
With such incredible benefits, it’s no wonder more and more travellers are seeking out pet-friendly accommodation for their holidays.
As dog-owners ourselves, we understand how stressful it is to leave your pooch behind when you travel. Organising a kennel or house-sitter, the extra costs and the constant worry about your pet can all add up to make for an unpleasant holiday. Plus, the dog himself can become very distressed when separated from his family.
That’s why we don’t want you to leave your beloved pooch behind when you visit us here at our dog-friendly Emu Park caravan park!
We offer comfortable, grassy, pet-friendly caravan and camping sites, as well as dog-friendly cabins for those who prefer to ‘glamp’. The self-contained ensuite cabins include an undercover outdoor area to sit and enjoy the sea breezes, with an elevated pet bed on the balcony, an extra pet mat inside the cabin and a private fenced area for off-lead relaxing.
We are the only dog-friendly Emu Park caravan park, welcoming dogs year-round (on certain sites and cabins), except during July and August.
Emu Park is a very dog-friendly town and you will find many activities to enjoy with your pooch. Around town, dogs must remain on leads, however they can run freely on Fisherman’s Beach, which is directly accessible from the park. The dog-friendly, off-leash area operates weekdays only (not including public holidays) and commences 150 metres north of Bell Park all the way to Tanby Point.
All other beaches are leash-free before 8am and after 4pm daily unless otherwise signposted. At all other times your dog must be on a leash.
Once you have booked your dog-friendly site or cabin at our Emu Park caravan park, all that is left to do is ensure you and your pooch are fully prepared for the trip.Here are some suggestions to make sure your dog is comfortable during his holiday:
We love that you can bring your dog along with you on holidays! To make sure we can continue to allow this, please follow these guidelines:
There is no longer any need to leave your dog at home while your family explores the great outdoors. With just a little bit of planning and preparation, your whole family can make memories here at our Emu Park caravan park.
It truly is a dog’s life!
STAGE 2 - COVID-SAFE AND OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
As of midday 1 June 2020 Queensland has entered Stage 2 of the COVID-19 Recovery Roadmap and we are OPEN FOR BUSINESS for Queensland residents and full-time travellers!
We are fully compliant with the COVID-SAFE program and have additional safety and cleaning measures in place to make your stay safe, comfortable and enjoyable.
We understand that we still live in a time of relative uncertainty and, with that in mind, we have decided to introduce a “Book with Confidence Guarantee”.
What is the Book with Confidence Guarantee?
The Book with Confidence Guarantee is applicable if you are no longer able to travel due to COVID-19 related developments. For example: you become sick with COVID-19 or someone immediately connected to you does and you are forced into self-isolation, or the Alert Level changes meaning travel becomes impossible, or there is a Government mandate for you not to travel in your local area/region or the area you intend to travel to. In these and other similar cases there will be no charges levied to make changes to your booking dates. We will provide a 12-month credit or full refund (in exceptional circumstances, determined on a case by case basis).
Please be aware that where your request to amend a booking is not linked to COVID-19 developments, normal T&C’s will apply.
At this stage the Queensland border remains closed to interstate travellers but, according to the Queensland COVID-19 Recovery Roadmap, the planned reopening is 10 July 2020. We look forward to welcoming all our regular winter travellers after that date.
If you are ready to stay, you can BOOK ONLINE.
Our office is operating on restricted opening hours (9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm). If you can’t get hold of us during these hours, leave a message and we will get back to you ASAP or jump on our website.
Stay safe and we hope to see you soon at Fisherman’s Beach Holiday Park.