Where to take your dog in Sydney

Although not the capital of Australia, the country’s largest city, Sydney is one of the most recognisable in the world. Thanks in part to its great geographical location, with the harbour making it a stunning setting. But also due to the wonderful architecture, such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. There are over 29 million pets in Australia, with roughly 61% of households being pet owners according to a recent study by Animal Medicines Australia. Rest assured that there are plenty of things to do with your dog in Sydney.

Artemis Wines

This family-run winery started in 1996 with two brothers being the first to plant Pinot Noir in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. The Cellar Door offers both indoor and outdoor space to sample their wines and enjoy a bite to eat. There isn’t a restaurant on site but the Cellar Door offers charcuterie boards and nibbles. On Sundays they make wood-fired pizzas. Dogs are welcome to enjoy the outside area but must be kept on a leash at all times.

Bondi to Coogee Coast Walk

This easy 6km coastal walk takes in some of Sydney’s most popular beaches. Although none of the beaches permit dogs, there are a number of dog-friendly cafes lining the route for you to stop and grab a bite to eat or drink. There are also several off-leash parks to enjoy along the way. Be sure to check the timings as these differ at each location. However, Trenerry Reserve at the end of the walk is a dedicated off-leash dog exercise area all year round.

Cuckoo Callay

Cuckoo Callay is a stylish breakfast, brunch and lunch spot with locations in Surry Hills and Newtown. The food here is refreshing and unique. The menu boasts everything from lemon and white chocolate pancakes to soba noodles with coconut-poached chicken. Dogs are more than welcome to join you here. There’s even a dedicated dog menu with puppachinos and puppies (homemade maple bacon dog treats).

what to do with your dog in Sydney

Shale Hills Dog Park

This brand new dog park opened in early 2020 and offers a huge 5 hectares of open space for your dog to enjoy. Located in Western Sydney Parklands, the park has a huge number of activities for dogs to take part in. There is a sensory garden featuring lots of different scented plants and bushes such as lavender, mint and chamomile. There are shaded rest areas as well as a drinking water tap to keep your dog cool in the hot summer months. The park also features an agility course and a training circuit with ten different activity stations. There are boards around the park offering training tips to help your dog get the best use out of the available equipment. There’s also a separate area for smaller dogs too.

So whatever you and your pooch enjoy doing together, you’re bound to find something to do with your dog in Sydney.

Fri Jan 22 2021