Last Updated on February 11, 2021
Did you know that Canberra was once considered the most dog-friendly in Australia? Pet owners have plenty of spaces they can share with their pooch while spending time in the Australian Capital Territory.
If you are looking for an outdoor adventure with your Cavoodle, check out below some of the best dog-friendly beaches around the Australian Capital Territory.
Lake Burley Griffin
This lake is a must-go for all Cavoodle owners visiting or living in Canberra. With a 40 km shoreline, there is room for everyone to enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities. If your pet enjoys going to the water, make sure you visit the allocated dog swimming area. It is an excellent spot for your Cavoodle to play and take a break from the hot weather. It is also perfect for a playdate, as the lake attracts many dog owners year-round.
The area that follows along the Molonglo River is filled with picnic tables, a walking trail and plenty of sandy river banks. It’s a fantastic place to hike with your dog on the lead if using the walking tracks. Dogs can also go for a splash in one of the many swimming holes you can find along the way. The river has several areas that allow you and your Cavoodle to cool down, and some are shallow enough for those who just want to wet their feet.
This recreational area on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River is a short drive away from Canberra. Still, it’s one of the most enjoyable dog-friendly beaches around the Australian Capital Territory. The sandy beaches are a dream, and the water temperature is always on point. The Uriarra Crossing Recreation Area is the ideal place to spend the whole day: bring food for a picnic and enjoy the many trails and swimming spots around the river.
The trail around the lake provides an excellent opportunity to spot some native wildlife and is perfect for those who like a quiet hike. Dogs are more than welcome to join the walk on a lead, but if you are looking for a swim with your best friend, search for the designated dog swimming area, on the Diddans Close Park region. The area also has an off lead space where your Cavoodle is able to run free and play as much as he likes.
On the Northside of the Australian Capital Territory, Yerrabi Pond is one of the top locations for dog owners to take their dogs. Your Cavoodle will love to explore the area surrounding the lake, while owners adore appreciating the scenic views. It is also great for families, as the place has playgrounds, picnic sites, BBQs and even a skate park. For some water fun, make sure you take your pooch to the dog swimming designated area.