Things to do with dogs in Victoria

If you are looking to go on a fun random adventure, here are some ideas for things to do with dogs in Victoria.

This will be an ongoing updated list as I find more adventures to add!

1. Drive the Great Ocean Road with your dog

There are plenty of dog friendly beaches and dog friendly bush walks for a day trip or short break along the Great Ocean Road and inland in the Otway Forest Park (even excluding the major attractions which are mostly not dog friendly).

Point Addis is beautiful on lead beach, climb the hill to Moggs Creek Ocean View Lookout for 180 degree views of the Great Ocean Road and kick back at the front tables at the Beach Pavillion in Lorne to share a drink with a view with your doggo.

Read more ideas for things to do on the Great Ocean Road with your dog.

2. Ride a Paddlesteamer together in Echuca

Visit the historic port in the regional town of Echuca in Victoria, where your pup is welcome to join on a paddle steamer ride up the mighty Murray River. Book the PS Adelaide or PS Pevensey direct with the Port of Echuca.

I would recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment, especially on weekends, as when we visited we got the last tickets for the day on an afternoon tour even though we were there in the morning.

3. Go for a boat ride up the Yarra River

Hire a boat (no licence required) from On a Boat and cruise up the Yarra River in Melbourne, Victoria, with your best canine buddy by your side (pets are welcome). Pack a picnic and the dog treats and enjoy seeing the city in a completely new way.

4. Watch a movie at the Lunar Drive-in Cinema

Feel like catching a movie? Dogs are welcome at the Lunar Drive-in Cinema in Dandenong Victoria, so this is a great night out if you have a dog that’s ok with the movie noise. The perfect way to get out of the house for a movie without having to leave an anxious dog/s at home. Don’t forget to pack the chews to keep the pup entertained while you are.

5. Cruise to Mornington Peninsula or Queenscliff

Go for a day out with your dog on the other side of the bay, with dogs welcome on the outside decks of the Sea Road Ferry which crosses between Sorrento and Queenscliff.

Both towns have plenty of cafes with dog friendly tables outdoors for a long lunch after you wear them out on a long walk!

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