All posts tagged: Pet

Off-Leash Dog Park, Gerringong Headland and Boat Harbour Reserve

This is my favourite dog park ever – what an epic view. Gerringong Headland is a beautiful spot to bring a picnic rug and your pooch, and I bet he or she will be more than ready to unclip and run wild for some park time fun. A local we briefly met at a cafe, recommended us to visit this off-leash dog reserve. And wow, wow and wow. I’m in love. It was honestly a highlight for me over our weekend getaway (maybe more for me than my pooch) as the view was breathtaking. I currently don’t live next to a beach in Sydney, so when you have glimpses of water views like this – dedicated to a dog park mind you – it is magnificent. Located at the southern end of Werri Beach and above the Boat Harbour ocean pool, access to the off-leash dog park at Gerringong Headland is walking distance from the main parking area of Boat Harbour Reserve. We actually weren’t too sure where to go initially, but we followed people …

Dog Friendly Stay in Sydney’s South Coast, Gerringong

I’m always on the lookout for pet friendly accommodation in Sydney as I love bringing Kenji with me wherever I go. For the next road trip, we’re met with a beautiful dog friendly home stay at Werri Cosy on the south coast of NSW, in Gerringong. This is such a brilliant and affordable find, a private 2-bedroom home located in a quiet, suburban leafy street, less than a 500m walk from Werri Beach. I’m going to confess, this area is a little hilly on foot, so a walk to the beach might feel like a slightly longer walk than expected. The house itself has a fenced front and back yard. We mainly used the front yard for our dog, however both yards are accessible if required. At the front of the house, there’s a gated car park area which would only fit a small hatchback. That said, we preferred to keep our car on the street to give our dog more area to roam. The front of this home was such a peaceful spot to …

Bannisters Port Stephens Dog Friendly Weekend Away

When a planned getaway includes bringing your pooch, hands down one of the best Sydney road trips is the coastal drive towards Port Stephens. An added bonus is when you find a hotel which not only incorporates a pet friendly room, but also has pet friendly dining too. Bannisters Port Stephens I’m in love. Upon arrival, we had a warm welcome from Sarah who was very helpful throughout our check-in process. The parking bays are split between a few levels so if it’s easier, you can drop your bags at the main entrance – plus a pooch in my instance – and the team will happily arrange complimentary valet parking thereafter. Bringing a pooch with you on your travels doesn’t always makes things easy, but the team here – with a shout out to James too – have the hospitality down pat. When you find a dog friendly hotel like this, you know you’ll be back again without hesitation. Let me be completely honest. If you’re after 5-star luxury, marble finishes, butler service and more, …

Dog Bakery And Cakes Delivered in Sydney by Woof Gateaux

It’s time to celebrate my floofs’ birthday and whilst I don’t want to celebrate with an extravagant dog party, Kenji (my furbaby) has been such a great addition to our family since we re-homed him, that he deserves it! In search for a dog cake, I stumbled upon Woof Gateaux, a dog-friendly bakery, available for delivery throughout most of Sydney. And boy, what a selection to choose from. I thought it’d just be a handful of options, but no, there’s an extensive range of pet friendly cakes and baked goods to celebrate your pet special occasion. Imagine edible printed cookies, 5″ single and two-tier cakes, personalised cakes, pupcakes (similar to that of cupcakes – pet-friendly of course) or dohmuts (just like human doughnuts but for dogs). I’m drooling on my dog’s behalf, trying to make a quick decision for him, but I know he will absolutely love whatever I choose regardless of how big or small his cake is. So I opt for the 5″ Mutt cake which looked like the perfect size for my …

Bagnalls Beach Reserve Off-Leash Dog Beach, Nelson Bay

Centrally located in Nelson Bay, Bagnalls Beach Reserve is a great off-leash dog area for pooches to run wild and free. Ample car parking is available near the roundabout of Government, Sandy Point and Bagnalls Beach roads and adjoins the beach with a marked path, less than 100-metres to the water’s edge. This is the first time I’ve visited Bagnalls Beach Reserve – and wow, what an amazing stretch of coastline for dogs to experience. During our visit, this beach was not busy at all, the waves were fairly calm and if you’re lucky, you could have full 180-degree water views during your stay. Bagnalls Beach Reserve is a long and narrow stretch of sand with plenty of spots to place your towel down – you definitely aren’t wading through crowds of beachgoers enjoying the sun. It was a relaxing and calming, dog friendly, beach day out and I’d definitely visit here again next time I’m in the area. There are a number of shaded pockets too, so being only a stone’s throw away from …