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10 Of The Best NSW National Parks That’ll Let You Bring Your Dog

Typically, national parks and reserves are a refuge for native Australian animals. To protect them, domestic pets are often not allowed. This makes total sense, but what if you can’t find a dog-sitter and you’re desperate for a little nature?

Luckily, you still have options. We’ve rounded up the 10 most scenic national parks in New South Wales that will still let you bring your very good boy along for the journey. Just please, keep them on a leash and clean up after them.

#1 Coffs Coast Regional Park

 

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Several sections of this park will allow you to bring your leashed dogs, including three different beaches in case your fur baby loves a swim.

#2 Euston Regional Park

 

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Nowhere in this park is out-of-bounds for your pooch, making it super easy to explore. Be sure to check out the lake area.

#3 Heaton State Forest

 

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Take your dog for some panoramic views of the Hunter and Lake Macquire, plus plenty of good exercise getting up the mountain.

#4 Sirius Cove Reserve

 

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I admit, I’m a total Gen Y who absolutely included this small tucked away Mosman reserve because I immediately thought of Harry Potter, but whatever, dogs also happen to love it here.

#5 Leacock Regional Park

 

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You can all feel free to get lost among the pines together in this small national park not too far from Liverpool in Sydney’s West.

#6 Murray Valley Regional Park

 

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Avid bikers already know the joys of the windy paths through this very bushy national park. Your dog is allowed in all areas with you.

#7 Rouse Hill Regional Park

 

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Look how happy this guy is in the open fields of Rouse Hill. There are no restrictions on where you can take your dog, and people seem to love a good Insta shoot here too.

#8 William Howe Regional Park

 

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How’s the serenity of this park out by Cambeltown? Even more serene knowing you don’t have to worry about what your doggo is getting up to at home alone.

#9 Wolli Creek Regional Park

 

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I love a good rainforest vibe, and this dog-friendly park delivers. There are plenty of places for picnics and barbecues too.

#10 Worimi Regional Park

 

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Sand dunes and sunsets, that’s all I need. This sandy national park will allow dogs on leashes on a three-kilometre section of the beach south of Birubi Headland.

You can find a full list of national parks and details of where your dog is permitted here.

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