There are many beaches and trails along the Great Ocean Road for you and pooch to explore and enjoy whilst on holiday, with a few do's and don'ts to follow along the way!

Pet Friendly Good News 12 Apostles coast and Hinterland Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia

The Good News

Dogs are permitted in areas of Port Campbell and also the Bay of Islands Coastal Park, 18km west of Port Campbell township.

Dogs are permitted on a number of beautiful sandy beaches as long as they are on a leash. They are not permitted in certain areas because of the presence of threatened species including the Hooded Plover, Rufus Bristlebird and Southern Brown Bandicoot. 

Download our Map and Information Sheet for Dog Friendly Beaches & Trails 

The Not so Good News

Domestic dogs are strictly prohibited in all areas of Port Campbell National Park, this includes the 12 Apostles. You may keep your dog in the car when in transit or in car parks.

It is not cool to leave dogs in hot cars. Please follow the advise of Parks Victoria, Corangamite Shire and the RSPCA and find other arrangements for your pet on hot days.

Pet Friendly Not So Good News 12 Apostles coast and Hinterland Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia

Pet friendly accommodation

We recommend you contact the accommodation provider before confirming your reservation as restrictions regarding the season, availability, breed and nature of your pet may apply.


Experience the pet friendly trails in and around the 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland through the adventures of our very own animal lover.

Here is a short tale of a wind swept stroll around Port Campbell, all in the company of our four legged friend, Rocco.