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Pet friendly fun in the Gladstone Region

​Don't leave your pooch at home this family vacay! With so many pet friendly options in the Gladstone Region, there's plenty of fun to be had for the whole family... 


Canoe Point | Image by @bonitahoad

Let your four-legged friend run freely off-leash on the sand and jump in the water for a refreshing dip at Canoe Point Beach! Dogs are permitted in the parklands; however, they must be kept on a leash. Pack a picnic lunch, some swimmers and enjoy the day out!

Spinnaker Park | Image by @kristal.johnston83

Spinnaker Park is not just a 'must do' for spectacular harbour views, but it is also the perfect spot to take your furry friend for a walk. The parklands are dotted with tall shady trees, native ponds and picnic areas. After a walk, why not reward yourself with a treat from the local Café Spinnaker Park

Webb Park, Palm Drive - Gladstone

Webb Park is one of Gladstone's hidden gems – equipped with a dedicated exercise park for your pooch! Here you'll find plenty of grassy spots and a shelter hut to sit and relax when it gets too warm. There's even a dog obstacle course to show off some skills.

Take your furry friend for a scenic walk through the award winning East Shores Precinct. Boosting stunning views of Auckland Creek, it's the perfect spot for a morning walk. Stop by The Dock at East Shores with your dog for a little pick me up.

The long, sandy stretch of Agnes Water beach is extremely popular with dog owners in Agnes Water. This slice of paradise permits dogs off leash north of the Agnes Water Beach Marker - SS1 - Surf Club Avenue' beach access point only. Please note: Dogs are not allowed in the bathing area of Agnes Water Beach. 

Town of 1770 | Image by @sharrontphotography

1770 Beach - Town of 1770

​Hire a kayak or SUP and explore the paradise surrounding you... The tranquil waters at the Town of 1770 are perfect for you and your four legged friends! Head to one of the local cafes before or after your visit and grab a coffee or craft beer! 


Workmans Beach | Image by @mulga66

​Workmans Beach Camping Ground - Agnes Water

One of the less crowded beaches makes this a must visit dog beach in Agnes Water. The camping ground is only a short 200m walk from the beach and offers stunning views across Agnes Water. There are 38 camp sites available. Dogs must be on a leash at all times while in the camp grounds. 

Even man's best friend needs a little RnR and an island getaway is just what we had in mind. South End Camping Ground offers 20 unpowered sites, tranquil ocean vistas and stretches of uninhabited beach. Doggos are welcomed here and must be kept on a leash at all times.

There's no need to leave your furry friend at home, especially when peaceful beachfront camping is on offer! The Oaks at Facing Island is great for day tripping or if you plan to stay a little longer, there are 32 unpowered sites available. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. 

Lilley's Beach | Image by @emmspavor

Lilley's Beach is a popular weekend camping spot for locals and their four-legged friends! The beach extends along the coast and is accessible by 4WD only. The camping area is at the northern end of the beach, within the fenced enclosed area. Lilley's Beach is a designated dog off-leash area, but your dog is required to be under effective voice command at all times. Owners must clean up after their dogs.


Seeking sanctuary? With its quiet bushland setting next to Tannum Sands Beach, this holiday park will have you refreshed and recharged in no time. Dogs allowed for bookings at cabins and sites.

Harbour View Motel offers 17 pet friendly rooms with panoramic views of Gladstone city. Outdoor swimming pool and BBQ facilities are available.

Located only 3 kilometres from Gladstone city centre, this caravan park offers a variety of accommodation from 3-star villas to basic caravan sites. Dogs allowed on all sites.

Agnes Palms Beachside Apartments offer budget overnight or weekly holiday accommodation. These apartments are located in a tropical setting only 200m from the pristine main beach of Agnes Water. Pets are allowed on request.

Nestled in the gorgeous surroundings of the Town of 1770, Captain Cook Holiday Village offer a variety of accommodation from villas to camping sites. Caravan sites are allowed pets with prior request, outside of peak periods.

Mango Tree Motel offers simple accommodation with free parking and is only a quick 1-minute walk to Agnes Water main beach. Dogs allowed outside of rooms and must be kept under control.

Sunbird Gardens is the ultimate relaxation retreat for couples and only a 300m walk through a rainforest to the beautiful Agnes Water main beach. Pets are allowed on request. 

​The Reef Caravan Park is more than just a place to stay - it is a relaxing haven with an abundance of local wildlife and a perfect springboard for exploring Agnes Water and the Town of 1770. Pets are welcome and a doggy daycare is available. 

​ *Please check with your accommodation provider before your stay as some restrictions may apply.


Town of 1770 | Image by @kayak1770

Explore the pristine waterways with your best mate at the Town of 1770! Hop aboard a single, double or triple kayak and enjoy superb scenery, exquisite wildlife and amazing sunsets.

Jump aboard the Curtis Endeavour II and take in the sights of Gladstone's enormous and bustling harbour! Bring mans best friend along for a ride, but please keep them restrained and on the lower deck.

Don't forget to share your Gladstone Region adventures with us at... #GladstoneRegion and #VisitAgnes1770

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