10 activities around Brisbane to do with your pup these holidays

Leaving your beloved four-legged friend at home while you head out over the holidays can be a bit ruff. That adorable face eagerly watching you walk out the door, tail wagging in anticipation, is enough to melt anyone's heart. Well, fret not! We've got your back and your pup's too.


In this blog post, we'll explore ten pawsome activities you can enjoy with your furry friend in and around Brisbane. So, grab your leash, put on your walking shoes, and let's dive into the dog-friendly adventures awaiting you in the sunny city of Brisbane!


⛰️ Hike up Mt Coot-Tha

Embark on an exhilarating hike up Mt Coot-Tha and enjoy breathtaking views of the city while your furry friend sniffs out new scents along the way. Remember to bring water for both of you!


🍺 Paddington Pub Crawl with Your Pup

Take your pup on a unique pub crawl through the vibrant suburb of Paddington. Many pubs in the area welcome dogs, and your furry friend can socialise with other dog-loving patrons while you enjoy a refreshing beverage or two. Look out for Remy’s, Hope and Anchor and of course, drop by Sassafras of Paddington.


🏖️ Dog-friendly Beaches

Brisbane is home to some stunning dog-friendly beaches where your pooch can frolic in the sand and surf. Whether it's Red Beach, Nudgee Beach, or Sandgate Beach, your furry friend is guaranteed to have a splashing good time.


🎥 Drive-in Movies

Why not treat your furry friend to a drive-in movie experience? Snuggle up in your car with your pup, grab some popcorn, and enjoy a movie under the stars. Just make sure to choose a pet-friendly movie night. 


⛴️ Ride the River

Hop on a CityCat ferry with your furry friend and explore Brisbane from a unique perspective. Dogs on a leash are welcome aboard during certain times, so sit back and enjoy the scenic ride along the beautiful Brisbane River.


🚶Stroll along the Riverwalk

Take a leisurely stroll along the Riverwalk, a picturesque pathway stretching from New Farm to Howard Smith Wharves. Enjoy the stunning views while your furry friend takes in the fresh air and stretches their legs.


🏄 SUP with your Pup

For the more adventurous pet owners, why not try stand-up paddleboarding with your pup? Several places around Brisbane offer SUP sessions where your furry friend can join you on the board for a fun-filled bonding experience. Surf Connect at Sandgate will let you hire boards or a kayak and take your pooch on an ocean adventure.


🛍️ Off to the Markets

Brisbane is renowned for its vibrant markets, and many are pet-friendly! Take your pooch along for a walk through the stalls, enjoy delicious treats, and maybe even find some homemade doggy goodies. Try any of the Jan Powers Farmers Markets, West End Markets, Carseldine Markets, Milton Markets or Northey Street Markets for a morning out together.


☕ Puppacino anyone?

Treat your furry friend to a special puppacino at one of Brisbane's pet-friendly cafes. Watch their eyes light up as they enjoy a delightful cup of creamy goodness made just for them. Java Lounge and Kettle and Tin in Paddington, Single Guys in Kenmore, Plenty in West End are all dog-friendly cafes with space and treats for your dog.


🐑 Chase Sheep in the Countryside

If you're up for a drive, head to the countryside for some sheep herding adventures. One hour north of Brisbane, Sheep Herding for City Dogs is a farm teaching herding breeds their natural skills. Your pup will have a blast running and chasing sheep under the guidance of expert trainers.


With these ten activities, you can create memories with your furry loved ones and enjoy your dog-friendly holidays. Whether it's hiking, paddling, or simply strolling along the Riverwalk, there are a plethora of options for you and your pooch to enjoy. So, unleash your sense of adventure and embark on a journey of wagging tails and endless fun in beautiful Brisbane!