Pets are a valued member of any family and having their company on holiday is becoming the rule rather than exception for Aussie families when choosing their perfect holiday spot. The unspoilt Shoalhaven is recognised as one of Australia’s leading pet-friendly destinations – our unique mix of pet-friendly accommodation and activities offers visitors the ultimate pet-friendly paradise. Abolish that guilt of leaving your pet behind when you go on holiday – if you’re coming to the Shoalhaven your pet comes too!
Things to do with your pets
The Shoalhaven’s off-leash areas include beaches, parks, rivers and trails, all of which are perfect for running or relaxing. You can find our off leash area info here. At Shoalhaven Heads there is a 24 hour off-leash area on Seven Mile Beach as well as the River Road Reserve, where your pet will likely find lots of other friends to run around with. You can bring your pet when dining nearby at the Shoalhaven Heads Hotel and Coolangatta Estate Restaurant. In Ulladulla there are two 24 hour off-leash beaches – Collers and Ulladulla Harbour North Beach. There are plenty of places around Mollymook and Ulladulla to stay and even camp with your pet, and they are welcome to trot along beside you as you browse the Ulladulla Harbour markets. Bring your pet to Cupitt's Winery to play with their resident dog, while you sip on delicious local wine and enjoy the view over the vineyards.
And whether its pooches, pussy cats or ponies, we offer an unrivalled selection of pet-friendly accommodation options including cottages, cabins, units, and tourist caravan and camping parks. If your pet needs to stay somewhere else, consider dog and cat boarding kennels where they can enjoy their own relaxed getaway – and you can pop in and give them lots of cuddles so they don’t miss out on all the fun! Looking for an adventure with your furry friend? You've come to the right place. Check out our Shoalhaven Pet-Friendly holiday trail here!