Looking for something to do with your dog this long weekend? We've done some research and created a definitive list of beautiful Spring walks to take your dog on in each state this long weekend.
Manly Dam (Manly-Warringah War Memorial Park (Leashed Walks Only)
Manly Dam is an extensive, tranquil bushland valley containing Sydney’s largest freshwater lake created by the damming of Curl Curl creek in 1892.
A popular spot for walking, mountain biking, picnicking, water skiing, swimming and fishing, the Dam also has significant heritage value.
Dogs, on a leash, may be walked on the bushland tracks which can be accessed at various external (outside of the picnic area) entry points.
Jawbone Foreshore Walk – Williamstown (Leashed and Off-Leash)
Part of the Foreshore Trail from Williamstown to Altona,. The trail starts at the dog-off-leash area in Gloucester Reserve adjacent to Williamstown Beach. The reserve can be accessed from several points throughout the Rifle Range.
The dog-friendly zone of the reserve has well maintained parks and wetlands, excellent paths, a bird hide, playgrounds, plenty of seats and viewing spots.
Newfarm to Tenerife – Brisbane (Leashed and Off-Leash)
A beautiful trail in Spring that includes the option for a stroll through an ex-convict farm and racecourse that is otherwise known as New Farm Park. Near the Brisbane Powerhouse is an off leash dog park for your dog to enjoy some leash free play!
Casuarina Coastal Reserve - Darwin (Leashed)
Casuarina is a protected area in the northern area of Darwin. The reserve comprises approximately 1,361 hectares of habitat between Rapid Creek and Buffalo Creek. The area includes 8 kilometres of sandy beaches backed by Casuarina trees and sandstone cliffs. The beach and paths are dog friendly.
Evercreech - Northern Tasmania (Leashed)
Take your dogs to see some of Tasmania's tall trees with the 30-minute walk at Evercreech, between Launceston and the East Coast. These giants of the Eucalyptus viminalis species are the tallest of their type in Australia, and reach over 90m in height - plus, there is a picnic area in this reserve to enjoy a packed lunch after your dog walk.
Noble Falls – a Loop Bush Walk Around the Falls (Off - Leash)
High in the hills of Gidgegannup, Noble Falls is a stunning 3.6km waterfall walk. Stroll along Wooroloo Brook to the falls. The falls might be at their best in winter but early spring puts on an impressive display of yellow wattles, blue Leschenaultia, orchids, grevilleas and hakea.
After all the bush walking, enjoy your picnic lunch or a meal at the dog-friendly Noble Falls Tavern.
Conder-Gordon Walk (On and off-leash)
In southernmost Canberra, the suburbs of Conder and Gordon are nestled in a broad valley boasting panoramic views in all directions. The route follows two little creeks running through pretty narrow parks and circumnavigates beautiful Point Hut Pond. Dogs can also enjoy off leash romps at two huge playing fields and a swim or paddle in an off leash area by the pond.
Shop here for dog walking bags, belts and portable water bowls to help you enjoy your Spring walk.