Fido Friendly Parks

*IMPORTANT NOTE: You must check with Park Management BEFORE bringing your Fido into the park. 

Did you know that Shoal Bay Holiday Park, Fingal Bay Holiday Park and Halifax Holiday Parks love dogs?... so let Fido enjoy a holiday with you when you’re camping or caravanning at a Beachside Holiday Park.

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Here's a couple of things you have to ponder:

  • Your Fido can stay anytime of the year
  • Only 1 Fido per reservation can stay during ALL School Holidays and Public Holidays
  • Only applicable to caravan and tent sites (or applicable Pet Friendly Cabins)
  • No Fidos allowed at Thou walla Sunset Retreat or the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary


If you are wanting to book in with Fido here are the rules to follow that will keep everyone happy

  • Please advise park staff PRIOR to your arrival date if you wish to bring your Fido
  • Fido's are only allowed when staying in your own Van or Tent (or applicable Pet Friendly Cabins)
  • Fido is to be Vaccinated and Registered
  • Halifax Holiday Park’s 3 Bedroom Superior House is Pet Friendly. - Must follow all Fido Friendly Rules - Fido is allowed inside however Cleaning Fee’s may be charged for mess and/or damages
  • Fido needs to have the approval of the Park Manager so you need to tell us Fido's breed and size
  • No restricted breeds will be allowed at any time (Pit Bull, American Pit, Japanese Tosa and Argentinian Fighting dog)
  • Fido is not permitted onsite if a Control Orders is in place
  • Fido is not to be left alone at any time at site, cabin or park area
  • Fido need to be kept on a lead and under control at all times
  • Fido is not permitted around the childrens play areas, in the pool area, amenities block or any of the communal areas.
  • All Fido's poop are the responsibility of the owners and must be cleaned up immediately. Bags are located around the park to assist with this
  • Excessive barking will not be tolerated - Fido not to be left unattended in your van or tent at any time
  • Check our website for information about dog friendly areas near the parks.

Have a great holiday with Fido but please obey the rules or you may be asked to leave the park

So if your best friend likes to swim in the water, run on the beach and sleep all day I’m sure he or she will have a perfect holiday in one of our Port Stephens Beachside Holiday Parks. If you would like some more information please give one the parks a ring and they will be happy to discuss your options.

*If you have a Registered Assistance, Therapy, Companion or Guide Dog the rules are slightly different so you will need to phone the park directly and discuss your specific needs. All our properties have assisted living cabins that are fitted out to industry specs that will hopefully suit your needs.

Dog Friendly Parks

Port Stephens has numerous parks and reserves where dogs may be exercised on & off-lead. This information can be found at Dog Park Maps and it outlines the areas in each suburb where you may exercise your dogs on/off leash and dog prohibited areas can be found at Dog Park Maps.

Local Kennels

Why not book your dog into the local kennels for his own little holiday? You can pick him up and take him with you for the day and return him at night to play with his holiday mates. Day stays are also available.

Local boarding kennels are - Auramist Lodge Dog Boarding & Cattery -  located in Salt Ash. Tel: 02 4982 6304

Things to note

Need a Ranger? It’s also wise to take note of the various fines that can be issued to dog owners under the NSW local Government.

Contact Details

Port Stephens Council Rangers
Phone: 02 4988 0255 - 24 Hours / 7 Days
Fax: 02 4988 0130


Hopefully you won’t need the services of a local vet but if you do here are some that are close to our parks.


Port Stephens Pet Barn at Salamander Bay has a DIY dog wash facility if your dog needs a hot wash during his stay.

Other Pets

Port Stephens Beachside Holiday Parks also welcomes other pets traveling with guests however they are required to adhere to the same rules that apply to your Fido as outlined above. Please contact Port Stephens Beachside Holiday Parks if you have any questions on bringing your pet to stay with you.

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