great Australian parks and beaches for dogs
Feeding the best dog food is a great start to helping your dog live a happy, healthy, balanced life, but its also important to get lots of exercise too. Recently we asked Balanced Life fans on Facebook to send us their favourite parks and beaches across Australia. We’ve put together some of the best below.
Rowland Reserve/Bayview Dog Park & Beach – a hotspot for dog walkers with a grassed area and sandy spit jutting out into Pittswater. As Courtnie puts it “it’s even great for those insta photos”
Sydney Park, Alexandria – almost fully off leash with some great landscaping, historic chimneys and an ace playground. Thanks for the tip Audrey!
Dumaresq Reserve – walk your pup with a view of Sydney Harbour and take her for a swim at Rose Bay after.
Point Cartwright Reserve, Buddina Park – great Sunshine Coast views with off-leash areas and beach access round the corner
Kedron Brook Floodway, Gordon Park – a great area of off-leash parks and spots for your dogs to splash in the brook
Sunset Park, Ashgrove – a bit further out but a great place to watch the sun go down while the dogs roam this large park
Sphinx Rock, Wellington Reserve – if you’re happy keeping your dog on the lead this 3km walk rewards you with great views of Mt Wellington
Marieville Esplanade – on the shore of the River Derwent, surrounded by sailing clubs and with a playground and BBQs to boot
Howrah Beach – one half of the beach is dog-friendly with delightful views across the Derwent to Hobart (thanks for the tip Sasha)
Holdfast Dog Centre – a nirvana of paddling pools, playgrounds and agility equipment in the Brighton Sports Complex in Brighton
Tedder Reserve Pooch Park – one of the first dedicated dog parks in Adelaide, fenced in with a great obstacle course
Middleton Beach, Alexandrina – a large, off-leash beach outside Adelaide (thanks Jill)
Hopefully that’s given you some ideas of great places to walk your dog. And remember a happy, healthy, balanced life requires not just exercise but healthy, natural food too.