Photography by Yarra Ranges Tourism
Head to the Yarra Valley with your furry friend and choose from an array of accommodation options, wineries, cafes and a special events and activities such as Puffing Billy’s Dog Express, Warrantina Lavender Farm’s Dog Day, Pooches and Pinot Wine Tours and more.
Ideas certain to get tails wagging include lounging on big bean bags at Rob Dolan Wines, a fancy vineyard lunch at Steels Gate Wines, or a stop at Matilda Bay Brewery for brews with mutts and mates.
There’s also a range of pet-friendly accommodation such as Wiggley Bottom Farm, Bed and Bark and, exclusively for your pooch, Yarra Valley Pet Resort. There’s something for every man, woman and their dog.
“Pets are a huge part of families and we know how much visitors truly enjoy bringing their pet to the area to explore cafes and wineries that do more than just allow them, they welcome them,” says Simon O’Callaghan, chief executive officer at Yarra Ranges Tourism.
“In particular with many of the dog beaches closed or restricted during the peak holiday season, we have plenty of open spaces where pets can play on or off lead.
“More than ever, dogs are increasingly considered a member of the family and regularly included in holiday plans.
“We know that having a range of quality experiences allowing for visitors to safely and easily plan a day out or a week-long stay without the hassle of organising a pet minder or boarding is a great way for the entire family to enjoy the summer holiday season.
“Going on a holiday can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for the entire family in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.”
Regional Victoria’s stunning natural beauty provides the backdrop to a host of accommodation, cafes, restaurants, pubs, wineries, breweries and activities that welcome furry babies and their owners.
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