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Sydney’s Best Dog-Friendly Activities

If you’re looking for some of the best dog-friendly venues and activities to do with your dog in Sydney on the weekend, here is some of the best we’ve found!


1. Watch a Movie

At an outdoor cinema in Centennial Park with Moonlight cinemas. Or watch a movie at Skyline Drive In Blacktown, which are dog friendly.

2. Wander through dog-friendly Markets 

at Manly

3. Eat Brunch at a dog-friendly café

at the Boathouse Manly for your morning coffee
order a coffee, pupacino, and dog biscuits for your pooch at Leichhardt’s Café Bones.
head to the Grumpy Baker for some freshly baked goodies.
Mingle with the other dog owners and their pooches at Laneway Café.

4. Explore a new dog-friendly walk

Hawthorne Canal Reserve.
Along the beachside path at Manly and the Steyne.
Roll around the ample grass at Rowland Reserve.
Or let your furbaby loose at Gladstone Park after some brekky from the Little Marionette in Balmain.
Head to the Beresford’s courtyard any day of the week for a good feed (how much you share with your dog is up to you).
Stretch your legs (and your dog’s) at Hawthorne Canal Reserve.
Centennial Parklands.
Enjoy million dollar views at Observatory Hill Park (major plus: off leash at all times!).
North Harbour Reserve.
Let them loose at Rushcutters Bay Park.
Watch the sun set from up the top of Mark’s Park – At the Bondi end of Sydney’s Coastal Walk
Throw a ball at one of the city’s largest off leash parks, Sydney Park in St Peters.
sensational views and a sunshine walk along Beare Park.

5. Go kayaking with your dog

Photo credit: Beyondtheflow
At Careel Bay, just off Palm Beach in Sydney is near where they film Australian drama series Home & Away. 

6. Go bike riding with your dog 

in a basket or by your side along 

7. Go Stand Up Paddle Boarding with your dog

Watsons Bay’s Gibson’s Beach
Rose Bay
Balmoral, Sydney’s Lower North Shore
Avoca Beach
Narrabeen Lagoon, Narrabeen Lakes
Bayview, Clareville and Avalon, up to the protected side of the Palm Beach peninsula

8. Go rollerblading with your dog

Rollerblade Hire Manly

9. Take a doga class (dog yoga). 

At Headland Park Mosman with Rancan sisters fitness

10. Go camping with your dog

Mystery Bay Campground, South Coast of NSW
Coachwood Camping Area, Chichester State Forest
Riverwood Downs, Karuah River, Barrington Tops National Park
Turon Gates, Turon River, Blue Mountains
Wollondilly River Station, Southern Highlands 
Delicate Campground, Goolawah Regional Park

11. Visit a Dog friendly Beach with your dog

Sirius Cove Dog Beach

Source: Jessica Moylan

At Manly Lagoon or Rosebay Foreshore
Clontarf Reserve for an ocean dip.
Head to Sirius Cove for some serious fun with sand, mud, dirt, and water.  Sirius Cove is a favorite for families with dogs. It is a picturesque beach and has lots of shade on the grassy side. Dogs are allowed off-leash all day during the week. On Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays, go before 9:00 am or after 4.00 pm.

12. Take your dog for a picnic

at Barangaroo Reserve.
Heat up the barbie at Connie Lowe Reserve

13. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon beer or wine with your dog

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon session at the Sheaf’s beer garden.
Enjoy some sunshine and rosé at The Winery with your furry companion 

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