Dogs are an essential part of many families and it’s only natural to want to include them in your holiday plans. Fortunately, dogs are also easy to please – as long as you they’re with you, they’re happy. If you’re looking to provide them with enriching experiences, just include them in everything you do. Here are some ideas to help you and your furry friend make the most of your holiday in New South Wales.

Enjoy a day at the beach

Just like their humans, most dogs love spending time at the beach. There are plenty of pet-friendly beaches in New South Wales where your pooch can run around leash-free. Take your pup for a stroll along the shoreline, enjoy a dip in the sea or play fetch on the sand with a frisbee or ball. All these activities provide them with excellent exercise and stimulation.

Make a splash

If your dog loves to swim or play in the water consider taking them to a dog-friendly lake or river. Water activities are a great way to keep them cool on hot days. For something a little more adventurous why not SUP with your pup? Dogs have great balance and you might find you love it as much as they do.

Take a hike

Hiking can be an excellent way to explore beautiful natural surroundings. New South Wales has many dog-friendly coastal and inland trails that offer an opportunity for your dog to have a really good sniff around. Take plenty of water and keep your dog on a leash at all times. If that feels too strenuous, admire the flower displays in local parks and gardens, which often allow pets too.

Dog-friendly dining

Just because you have a dog it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on dining out. Many pet-friendly cafes and restaurants in New South Wales allow pets in their outdoor areas, so you can enjoy a meal with your furry friend by your side. Some even have special dog menus and water bowls on hand to keep your dog hydrated while you dine.

Hit the road

Part of the joy of holidays is visiting somewhere new. Take your doggie on day trips, they will love all the new sights and smells. Break your journeys with stops at local wineries, breweries or farm stores, many are dog-friendly and you can stock up on a bottle or two to enjoy in the evenings.

Ingenia Holiday Parks offers a range of pet-friendly cabins, camp and caravan sites in holiday hot spots across New South Wales. Where will you choose for your next holiday?