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If your four-legged bestie has been a very good boy or girl, then it’s probably time for an outdoor adventure! There will be no begging, just high fives, with our list of places to take your pooch in the beautiful d’Entrecasteaux Channel.

The beach

Kingston Beach is one of the best and most popular dog beaches in all of Tasmania, with the whole sandy area north of Browns River a 24/7 off-leash zone. The beach well caters for dogs, with hoses for rinsing, water bowls for drinking, and a decent supply of poo bags available. Enjoy games of beach fetch, frolicking in the surf, and sniffing new friends (dogs only for that last one).

Other beaches dogs can play off-lead include Taroona Beach (east of the boat ramp), Clarks Beach at Coningham, and Middleton Beach.

Off-lead exercise areas

If you’d prefer a less sandy off-lead exercise area, head to one of the following spots:

  • Taroona Apex Park
  • Kingston View Drive (the area above the Mountain Bike Park)
  • Maranoa Heights Reserve (excluding the prohibited public area)
  • Flowerpot Point Reserve, Blackmans Bay
  • The Suncoast Dog Park & walking track
  • Dru Point, Margate (within the dog exercise fenced area)
  • Kettering Reserve (the area below Kettering Oval).

On-lead walking tracks

Pop the lead on and trot your well-behaved pooch out for walkies along the following tracks:

Alum Cliffs Track

Alum Cliffs Track,

Art Farm Birchs Bay

The Art Farm Birchs Bay welcomes dogs on leads, and actually have their own friendly farm dogs. The annual sculpture exhibition is installed along the 1.5 km Sculpture Trail between Easter and July. Wander through orchards, up winding bush trails, across open fields, and through a large veggie garden, enjoying stunning views of Bruny Island and the d’Entrecasteaux Channel.

You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds (open daily, 9am–5pm) or grab a bite from Five Bob Cafe (open Thursday to Sunday, 11am–4pm). Please note, there are no public bins provided, so please take all rubbish—including dog bags—with you.

More info:

Peter Murrell Reserve

Peter Murrell Reserve, @christine.smethurst/Instagram

Snug Beach Cabin & Caravan Park offer dog friendly accommodation by arrangement.

We love it when you share your adventures with us. Tag @southerntrovetasmania and use #SouthernTroveTasmania and we’ll share some of our favourite photos on FacebookInstagram and in our Blog.

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Hidden Gems: 7 Stunning Walks in the Channel
Top 10 Things to Do on Bruny Island
Cockle Creek: Paradise at the End of the Road

Header image:
Snug Falls Track | @atticus.and.finch/Instagram

Isabel Galloway