Brisbane’s Best Dog-Friendly Activities

For your furever friends.

By Kiri Johnston | 28th April 2016

You know the drill: you face your dog’s accusatory glare as you leave and as soon as you get to the venue you see other people with their dogs. Then you start feeling guilty for leaving your furry pal behind.

If you’re looking for some of the best dog-friendly venues, we’ve got them right here.

New Farm Park, New Farm

WATT Bar, New Farm

WATT Bar, New Farm

Round up your friends and BYO dog to enjoy a picnic in New Farm Park. You can even let them off for a play in the off-leash dog park and have a few cold beverages at WATT, a pet-friendly bar on the river.

Canine Comfort, Gumdale

Dogs are people too. Well, sort of. They feel like part of the family, anyway, so they should get spoiled as well. Canine Comfort is a pet retail store and coffee shop that caters for dogs as well as humans; you can grab a cappuccino while your dog has a lactose-free puppacchino from the extensive Barkery menu. They can even host a party for your four-legged friends, with delicious doggy treats like pup cakes and mutley muffins.

Kedron Brook Floodway Dog Park, Gordon Park

The Kedron Brook Bike Track stretches over 10 kilometres from Nundah to Mitchelton. On the other side of the river in Gordon Park near Montrose Street you’ll find an off-leash dog park with a creek running through it so your pup can enjoy a fun swim. Finish off the day with coffee and lunch up the road at Coffee House Windsor – there’s somewhere for your dogs to sit and they have some of the best coffee in Brisbane!

Sunday Sessions On The Green at River Quay, South Bank


Gather your four-legged friend and your human mates for Sunday Sessions at South Bank’s River Quay Green every Sunday. Relax and enjoy free live music with man’s best friend as you overlook the city.

Zoo Studio, Auchenflower

The photographers don’t just take beautiful images of your dog – they’re dog whisperers. They totally understand your emotional bond with your pet and will capture memories for you to cherish forever.

RSPCA Million Paws Walk, South Bank

Fight animal cruelty while taking your dog for a stroll aong the Brisbane River at South Bank. The annual Million Paws Walk helps raise money for helpless, neglected, abused and homeless animals to give them a second chance at finding a new home. Proceeds go to providing essential care and shelter for more than 15,000 dogs each year. Plus, there are plenty of stalls, activities and competitions!

Looking for more dog-friendly activities? Check these out!

Dog-Friendly Hikes

Mt Coot-tha Walk, Mt Coot-tha Toohey Forest, Tarrigindi to Mt Gravatt Sherwood Forest Park, Sherwood Eprapah Conservation Reserve, Victoria Point Kangaroo Point City Walk, Kangaroo Point Riverwalk, Brisbane to New Farm to Teneriffe Clontarf Redcliffe Walk, Clontarf Raven Street Reserve, Chermside Wynnum-Manly Walk, Wynnum Boondall Wetlands, Boondall

Dog-Friendly Markets

Milton Markets, Milton Jan Powers Farmers Markets, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm Eat Street Markets, Hamilton The Collective Markets, South Bank Jan Powers Farmers Markets, Everton Hills Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets, Carseldine Manly Markets, Manly Village Markets, Kelvin Grove Riverside Gardens Market, Brisbane Boundary Street Markets, West End Jan Powers Farmers Mrkets, Hawthorne Twilight Markets, Hawthorne Davies Park Market, West End Downey Park Food Trucks, Windsor Northey Street Organic Market, Windsor

Dog-Friendly Beaches

Nudgee Beach, Nudgee Sandgate Waterfront, Sandgate Colmslie Beach Reserve, Morningside Decker Park, Brighton Deception Bay Off-Leash Beach, Deception Bay Red Beach, Bribie Island Moffat Beach, Caloundra Currimundi Off-Leash Beach, Currimundi Sunshine Beach Dog Off-Leash Beach, Sunshine Beach Stumers Creek, Coolum Beach Point Cartwright, Buddina Wurtulla Beach, Wurtulla Doggy Beach, Noosa Heads North Shore Off-Leash Dog Beach, Mudjimba The Southport Spit, Southport Tallebudgera Dog Offleash Beach, Palm Beach Home Beach, North Stradbroke Island

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