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!
CHANGES TO OUR OPERATION FROM MONDAY 30 MARCH 2020
As of 10am Monday 30 March we will be closed to all holiday and leisure travellers. Our camp kitchens and amenities blocks will be closed.
However, until travel restrictions are lifted in Queensland, we are offering discounted sites to those who are unable to get back to their homes, or those full-time travellers whose caravan/RV is their home under the following conditions:
- Transit sites are available for one night - for those that need a stopover while they head home, or to their final isolation destination as quickly as possible.
- Isolation sites are available at a heavily discounted rate - minimum 14 days to bunker down in our beautiful village
You will need to be fully self-contained (shower and toilet) but you will have access to our dump point and self-serve laundry. These facilities will be sanitised in line with the latest COVID-19 parameters. Park reception functions will be conducted via phone, email and online but an onsite manager is still present for security and emergencies.
We also have a limited number of self-contained cabins – also at discounted rates.
Best of all, if you have a dog – they are welcome too!
BOOK ONLINE or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone is not preferred at this time due to a large volume of calls for Easter leisure cancellations.