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!

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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 for Dog Friendly Beaches & Trails and Information sheet

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.

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