Located on a natural bay between the mainland and the stunning, World Heritage-listed, Fraser Island, Hervey Bay is a very popular coastal destination to visit.
It will take you just over three and a half hours to drive there north from Brisbane. But once you arrive you will be treated to stunning beaches that offer calm waters for swimming and sunbathing.
You will also find a fantastic waterfront esplanade to stroll along, a massive playground for children to enjoy, some great cafes and restaurants, and, best of all, excellent opportunities to go whale-watching.
Another great feature of Hervey Bay is that it has a number of excellent pet-friendly caravan parks dotted around its locality. So your pooch need not miss out on the family holiday.
In this guide, we will showcase 10 of The Best Dog-Friendly Caravan Parks in Hervey Bay, which will give you all the information you need to plan your next getaway there.
Dog-Friendly Caravan Parks
Outlined below, in no particular order, is our selection of Hervey Bay’s best dog-friendly camping spots.
Hervey Bay Caravan Park
Location: 85 Margaret St, Hervey Bay, QLD, 4655
Surrounded by a spectacular lake and nature reserve, the Hervey Bay Caravan Park is a relaxed, laid-back caravan park that is located on 7 acres.
Situated next to the bowls club, this dog-friendly Hervey Bay accommodation is only 15 minutes away from an off-leash dog beach on foot.
Offering a full range of accommodation options including powered and unpowered sites, as well as self-contained cabins with ensuites, the camp offers a wide range of amenities. These include a camp kitchen and bbq area, as well as a swimming pool, tour desk, laundry, WI-FI and dump point.
The closest supermarket, as well as cafes and restaurants, are within a 5-minute drive of the property.
Price: Prices start from $39 for a powered site and $33 for an unpowered site for two people.
Big4 Point Vernon Holiday Park
Location: 26 Corser St, Hervey Bay, QLD, 4655
Residing in a quiet location, a short drive from the main city centre, a stay at The Big4 places you just a short walk to the Point Vernon Foreshore Reserve.
The caravan park offers dog-friendly powered sites, in addition to a cabin, with a small kitchenette, that can sleep up to four people, and is also pet friendly.
Facilities at the complex include a swimming pool, heated wading pool, children’s playground and outdoor movies. There is also a games room, camp kitchen, BBQs, laundry and a dump point too.
Price: Prices start from $38 a night for a powered site for two people.
Pier Caravan Park Hervey Bay
Location: 11 Pier St Urangan, QLD, 4655
Over in Urangan, the Pier Caravan Park offers an excellent, central location that puts you just 300 metres from the iconic Urangan Pier.
Offering a range of powered sites including slab sites and grass sites that are dog-friendly, amenities here include a nice swimming pool and games room, as well as a camp kitchen, BBQ area and laundry.
The Pier Caravan Park is also very close to the magnificent Urangan Beach, as well as a number of very good cafes and restaurants too.
Price: Prices start from $36 for 2 adults.
Location: 20 Fraser St, Torquay, QLD, 4655
Set on 8 lush acres of subtropical gardens, Discovery Parks Fraser Street is a wonderful option for those who want to be close to the beach.
Just 500 metres from the golden sands of Torquay Beach, it is also very close to a lively strip of cafes, restaurants and shops.
Offering a selection of accommodation options that include powered and unpowered sites, in addition to self-contained cabins and deluxe safari tents, Discovery Parks has plenty of choices when it comes to where to stay. Although for those travelling with their pooch only the campsites are pet-friendly.
If you do stay at this campground, you will be able to make use of a tennis court and two swimming pools, as well as a playground, games room and bouncing pillow.
Price: Powered sites for 2 people start from $51 a night.
Ingenia Holidays Hervey Bay
Location: 105 Truro St, Torquay, QLD, 4655
Another dog-friendly caravan park that is close to the beach is Ingenia Holidays Hervey Bay.
Situated close to Torquay Lakes and only 700 metres from Torquay beach, you will be able to flit back and forth, between your accommodation and the sand, as often as you want.
Presenting options for powered, unpowered and ensuite sites, as well as studio units and very stylish self-contained villas, the accommodation choice here is wide. However as demand for pet-friendly campsites and cabins is high, it is worth booking well in advance of your trip.
The caravan park boasts a fantastic resort-style swimming pool which you will want to spend a lot of time in. Its other amenities include a playground, games room, kiosk, laundry, BBQs, dump point and camp kitchen.
Price: For an unpowered site, prices start from $20 a night.
Location: 67 Truro St, Torquay, QLD, 4655
For those who want to be in the heart of the action, The Palms is a really good option.
Located just 300 metres from the Torquay Esplanade, this campground offers close proximity to the beach, as well as the main parade of cafes, restaurants and shops.
In terms of accommodation options, The Palms has a number of camping sites and airy self-contained cabins that are well set up for dogs. It also has a selection of deluxe villas too, although dogs are not permitted to stay in them.
Some of the amenities you will find onsite include a swimming pool, laundry facilities, WI-FI, camp kitchen and dump points.
Price: Prices for a powered site start from $40 a night.
Sunlodge Oceanfront Tourist Park
Location: 26 Mant St, Point Vernon, QLD, 4655
The Sunlodge Oceanfront Tourist Park is another dog-friendly campground in Point Vernon.
Situated just over the road from the Gatakers Bay Foreshore Reserve, this tranquil, beachfront caravan park is a great spot to watch the sunrise.
Onsite there is a range of accommodation options available that include ensuite caravan sites, motel style cabins, and self-contained cabins, with water views, that are all dog friendly. Each of the cabins and motel rooms comes with a fully equipped kitchenette.
The caravan park is close to a boat ramp for those who want to go out on their boats, while other facilities onsite include a swimming pool, laundry and BBQ.
Despite its remote feel, the park is only a short drive to the city centre of Hervey Bay.
Price: Prices for a powered ensuite site for 2 people start from $40.
Discovery Parks Boat Harbour Drive
Location: 295 Boat Harbour Drive, Scarness, QLD, 4655
Over in Scarness, The Discovery Parks Boat Harbour Drive Caravan Park provides a very good range of dog-friendly accommodation.
Tucked away in a sleepy area, about a 15-minute walk to the beach, as well as the cafes and shops of the esplanade, the spacious campground features a number of powered and unpowered campsite options that are well set up for your pet.
There is also an activity room for you to enjoy, as well as a swimming pool to have a dip in. While other amenities include a BBQ, camp kitchen, laundry, dump point, and kiosk.
Price: Prices for a powered site for two people start from $38.
Lazy Acres Caravan Park
Location: 91 Exeter St, Torquay, QLD, 4655
Occupying another quiet location, the Lazy Acres Caravan Park is situated a 20-minute walk away from Torquay Beach.
Well equipped with a range of recreational amenities that includes a large saltwater swimming pool and a fun children’s playground, the campground also has BBQs, a camp kitchen and laundry for guests to use.
Although it is a pet-friendly caravan park, you will need to secure approval for your pets to enable them to stay at any of the camping sites.
Lazy Acres also offers self-contained cabins which are off-limits for pets.
Price: Prices for an unpowered site for two people start from $24.
Fraser Coast RV Park
Location: 54 Bengston Road, River Heads, QLD, 4655
Although the Fraser Coast RV Park is not technically located in Hervey Bay, as it is just a 15-minute drive away, and is dog friendly, we have included it in this list.
It is also worth including as it is an excellent spot for those who plan to visit Fraser Island, with the River Heads Fraser Island Ferry being only a short drive away.
Nestled within 40 acres of Natural Reserve, the campground provides guests with a range of facilities including a large fire pit, a wallaby wash house and a fair dinkum bush kitchen.
Fully embracing the flora and fauna that surrounds it, quirky accommodation options include Bertha the Aussie Van, Gertrude the Gypsy Wagon and Mango lodge. There are dog-friendly camping grounds too, but your pet must be kept on a leash, so as to protect the native kangaroos or hares that live here.
If you love fishing, this is a fabulous option for you, as the Great Sandy Strait at River Heads has an abundance of saltwater and fresh fish to catch – including the likes of mangrove jack, whiting, mackerel, coral trout, flathead, bream and tailor.
For hikers, there are also plenty of trails here for you to explore from the campground which showcases the beauty of the area.
Prices: For unpowered sites for 2 guests, prices start at $30.75.