Take your pup on a stroll on one of these dog-friendly walking trails.

We all love taking our furry pals out for a walk, but putting up with the noises and smells of the inner-city can get a little old.

Take a short drive and enjoy a walk through nature. Let your pooch take in the fresh air and enjoy the grass under their paws – they’ll thank you for it!

Adelaide

Dog-friendly walking trails in Australia - Marino Conservation Park is a gem located in the western suburbs of Adelaide, Australian Outdoor Living.
Marino Conservation Park is a gem located in the western suburbs of Adelaide.
Seaview Loop, Shepherds Hill Recreation Park

Distance: 2.2km

Just a short drive south of the Adelaide CBD, Shepherds Hill Recreation Park is filled with exciting smells and open spaces, perfect for the active pooch.

This walking trail offers pristine views over the Adelaide Plains and the coast, giving you the opportunity to fully appreciate the beauty of South Australia.

Anstey Hill Loop

Distance: 7.5km

This 7.5km trails is great for those with more active dogs,

Anstey Hill boosts wildlife, ruins of a 19th– century nursery, marvellous views over the Adelaide Plains and even some steep climbs – perfect for tiring your dog out!

Waterfall Hike, Belair National Park

Distance: 6.5km

Whilst a challenging walking trail, the Waterfall Hike is worth it!

You can experience Adelaide like you haven’t seen it with your dog and can even check out the stunning rock escarpments of the Upper and Lower Waterfalls in the park.

Burnside Trails

The Burnside Hills boasts three spectacular walking trails, all offering picturesque views of Adelaide.

Located in the leafy Eastern suburbs and with options for all fitness levels, this is a great spot for your next walk with your furry friend.

Wheal Watkins Circuit: 1.6km

Themeda Circuit: 3.4km

Beaumont Circuit: 3.4km

Marino Conservation Park

Distance: 7.2km

Scenic views overlooking the Marino Rooks Lighthouse, Brighton, Glenelg and Grange + dog = heaven!

This walk allows you and your pooch to walk along a boardwalk with an absolutely stunning outlook over the Adelaide seascape.

Sydney

Dog-friendly walking trails in Australia - Cremorne Point Walk offers spectacular views over the Sydney skyline and harbour, Australian Outdoor Living.
Cremorne Point Walk offers spectacular views over the Sydney skyline and harbour.
Bondi to Bronte Coast Walk

Distance 6km

Grab your pup and the camera!

This walk is perfect for those dog-lovers looking for a stroll with a breathtaking view of the ocean.

The Bay Run Iron Cove

Distance: 7km

Located in the inner-west of Sydney, this trail offers a scenic walk along the cove whilst being a social outing for your pooch.

Bring the kids and make it the ultimate day out with the entire family!

Cremorne Point Walk

Distance: 3km

With outlooks over the Sydney skyline, the harbour and Mosman Bay, Cremorne Point Walk is equally enjoyable for pups and ‘hoomans’ alike.

Make a day of it on a weekend and check out one of the local cafes.

Bidjigal Reserve: Burraga Loop Track

Distance: 4km

Do you want to explore nature? This walk’s perfect for you and your fluffy pal!

Between all the bushland and rocks, this is a challenging yet rewarding hiking trail.

South Lawson Waterfall Circuit

Distance: 3km

Four waterfalls – who’s in?

Located in the Blue Mountains, this is a tranquil spot for your next doggo date.

Newcastle

Dog-friendly walking trails in Australia - King Edward Park is the perfect spot for your dog to burn off some energy, Australian Outdoor Living.
King Edward Park is the perfect spot for your dog to burn off some energy.
Speers Point Park

Grab the picnic rug and the nibbles and check out the Speers Point Park with your pooch.

With well-maintained lawn and parks this is the perfect spot for a day with your pup and the family.

Horseshoe Beach

Dogs frolicking? Check. Dolphin watching? Check. Calm tides? Check.

This beach is definitely a must-do with your pup next time the weather’s perfect.

Booragul Forshore Reserve

Located on a breath-taking reserve on the lake, this spot will be a fast favourite for you and your furry friend!

Stockton Beach

Located at the northernmost point in Newcastle, this is such a beautiful part of the country.

This is one of the quieter and smaller beaches in Newcastle and is perfect for the smaller pups.

King Edward Park

You and your pup will burn off some energy by running up and down the steep grassy hills in this park.

With great views of the ocean and some whales if you’re lucky, this one is definitely a must-see!

Melbourne

Dog-friendly walking trails in Australia - Yarra Bend Park is the perfect spot for both leisure walkers and those more adventurous, Australian Outdoor Living.
Yarra Bend Park is the perfect spot for both leisure walkers and those more adventurous.
Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield/Kew

With a range of short, relaxing walks as well as more difficult walking trails those for the more adventurous, this is an ideal spot for dogs and walk enthusiasts alike.

You can even head to Deep Rock where your pooch can jump in the river for a swim.

Warrandyte River Reserve

Distance: 2.2km

Your dog can revel in bounding through the trail and into the river at this reserve.

Enjoy the scenic bushland right next to the Yarra River next time you are in the area.

The Bay Trail

Distance: 50km

Stroll along the coastline of Port Phillip Bay and stop off at the cafes and restaurants in Port Melbourne, St Kilda, Brighton, Elwood and many more.

With over 50km to walk, this is a great spot to try with your pup!

Lillydale Lake

Distance: 10km

Enjoy a picnic or BBQ with your furry friend next time you are near the Yarra Ranges.

Take a stroll around the glorious lake with your puppy and admire the pristine outlook.

Sandown Street Beach

For the perfect combination of sand, surf and pure happiness for your doggie, explore this beach.

With the additions of sand dunes and a view of the CBD skyline, this is the ultimate outing with your dog!

Canberra

Dog-friendly walking trails in Australia - Yarralumla will allow you to observe Government House and pass through the Westbourne Woods, Australian Outdoor Living.
Yarralumla will allow you to observe Government House and pass through the Westbourne Woods.
Aranda Walk

Distance: 4.5km

With the combination of extensive off-leash green space, a stroll through the Aranda Bushland and impressive views of Black Mountain and southern Canberra, this spot is perfect for you and your pupper!

This gentle walk also features spectacular bushland and is the ultimate group walking spot.

Yarralumla Walk

Distance: 4km

Enjoy the native trees, views of the lake and playgrounds for the ultimate family friendly walk.

Meander past Government House and through the Westbourne Woods on this stroll.

Kingston-Griffith Walk

Distance: 5km

With a mixture of off-lead green spaces and appealing walking paths, this walk is great all year round.

You’ll simply love this walk in Canberra’s attractive inner-south, where you can soak up the sun and the stunning views of nature.

Gowrie-Fadden Walk

Distance: 5-6km

Meander through a series of interconnected parks including a shady pine forest and a nature park with stunning views and you will have a superb day out with your dog!

Ensure you take your phone with you for this one and grab a shot of the magnificent mountains.

Curtin Horse Paddock Walk

Distance: 4.5km

With scenic views for the humans and large off-leash areas for puppies this one is pretty perfect!

Your dog will love all the smells on this walk and will likely make a new buddy along the way.

Brisbane

Dog-friendly walking trails in Australia - South Bank Loop offers an abundance of sniffing opportunities for the pup and interesting outlooks for the human, Australian Outdoor Living.
South Bank Loop offers an abundance of sniffing opportunities for the pup and interesting outlooks for the human.
Downfall Creek Reserve

This spacious four-hectare reserve offers a creek, bridges and picnic areas – perfect for the next outing with your furry friend!

Bring some friends and this spot would be a great group puppy date!

Green Hill Reservoir Dog Park

With a panoramic view of the cityscape, this off-leash dog park is an absolute must.

Enjoy a nice, relaxing stroll with your pup and then race up the steps to take in the breath-taking view of the Brisbane CBD.

Powerhouse Park

Unlike what this name suggests, this park is perfect for the smaller pooches.

Enjoy a bike path, an abundance of grass and plenty of shade at this New Farm park.

South Bank Loop, Brisbane CBD

This walk offers endless smelling opportunities for the pups and lovely views of the Brisbane River.

Pop into one of the many cafes for a sweet treat and make it the perfect day.

Wellington Point, King Island

Distance: 2km

Enjoy a relaxing stroll with your water-loving dog in the low tide, or swim amongst the waves if you’re feeling slightly adventurous!

You can also bring the family and go searching for some crabs as well.

Perth

Dog-friendly walking trails in Australia - Lake Gwelup showcases the absolute best of WA, Australian Outdoor Living.
Lake Gwelup showcases the absolute best of WA.
Whistlepipe Gully Walk

Distance: 3.5km

In the town of Kalamunda, this gorgeous trail will see you walk along creeks and over bridges with your pup.

This walk will take you a couple of hours, but it’s worth it!

Noble Falls Trail

Distance: 3.6km

This walk is the ‘pawfect’ mix of waterfalls and blossoming flowers!

Be sure to check out the reserve adjoining the trail and explore the amazing wildlife.

Bold Park

Close to the city and with both city and coastal views, this park is fantastic for the doggo and the human.

It is also home to an abundance of flora and fauna, so make this one of your next stops when you’re in Perth.

Kwinana Loop Trail

Do you find it difficult to wear your pooch out?

This 21km trail will certainly put that to the test!

Lake Gwelup Reserve

This is the ultimate spot for dogs in Perth!

Check out the beautiful views of the lake, large grassed open-areas and the abundance of bird life.

Read here to learn about some of Australia’s dog-friendly cafes.

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