Does your pet seem to have a sixth sense that engages each time you think of packing a suitcase? Does your heart sink when those big, droopy eyes catch your gaze as your beloved pet realises it won't be joining you on holiday?
Family holidays should be for the whole family and that includes your four-legged friend. To avoid the heartbreak of leaving your furry friend behind, we've got five dog-friendly NRMA holiday parks and resorts that will welcome you with open paws.
NRMA Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park
Flanked by the beach on one side and the river on the other, NRMA Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park is a five minute easy walk to Port Macquarie's bustling streets and restaurants. Whether you're travelling in style or budget, this pet-friendly park won't disappoint. With the broad stretch of breakwall and a range of unpowered and powered sites suitable for any manner of tent, campervan, motorhome or caravan - most sites will have clear access to a bit of blue. For a change of scenery for your most loyal companion, why not head down to the water during your next walk? The south end of Lighthouse Beach is perfect for some fun in the sun with your best bud.
NRMA Bathurst Panorama Holiday Park
Set among peaceful foothills and quietly situated 10 minutes drive east of Bathurst city centre is another of our pet friendly holiday parks. NRMA Bathurst Panorama Holiday Park features a wide range of accommodation options, including grassy unpowered sites for tents, concrete slab sites with power and water for caravans and motorhomes, plus powered ensuite sites for visitors prefer private bathroom facilities. If you're planning to stay during September, be sure to check out Dogs in the Park event held at Bathurst Show Ground - here there'll be competitions for the best dressed pooch, trick contests, dog races and interactive stalls. What's more, Bathurst has plenty of sites where you can take your furry friend off their leash.
NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resort
Described as where the bush meets the sea, NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resort is located on the pristine Arrawarra Beach just north of Coffs Harbour on the NSW Mid North Coast. Pull up on a powered, unpowered or ensuite site and enjoy over 110 acres of coastal greenery. Your doggo will love rolling around on Boambee and Woolgoolga Back Beach off their leash or taking in the millions of smells on the trails of the Coffs Creek and Harbour Loop.
NRMA Jindabyne Holiday Park
Set on the picturesque foreshore of Lake Jindabyne and a short 30 minute drive from both Perisher and Thredbo, NRMA Jindabyne Holiday Park offers the best views of the Snowy Mountains. You and your pooch will be at one with the crisp mountain air with a range of powered camping sites, close to amenities, power and water and with the option of grass, concrete or mat bases. And if you're after the best places to let your four-legged friend off the leash to roam free, take them down to the Claypits along the foreshore, or along Pooh Bay Foreshore, just off Cobbon Crescent.
NRMA Stockton Beach Holiday Park
Located just metres from the beach, NRMA Stockton Beach Holiday Park provides the perfect base to enjoy Newcastle's breathtaking beaches, rich history and relaxed lifestyle. Offering a range of accommodation including new contemporary villas, as well as spacious ensuite, powered and unpowered grassed sites - making it the perfect spot for camping or caravanning. If your furry buddy is eager to check out their new holiday spot, take them down to Horseshoe Beach in Newcastle, or stick locally to Stockton Beach itself.
Now that you know holidaying with your dog is an easy proposition, it's time to unleash the whole family on an adventure.
You'd be barking mad not to.