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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