Dog Friendly Activities in Sydney, AU

There are 20 dog friendly activities in Sydney. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Sydney.

Pet Friendly Centennial Parklands
Centennial Parklands Centennial Parklands is one of the most dog-friendly public parks in Sydney - in fact approximately 43 percent (or 154 hectares) of its open space as off-leash areas. Centennial Parklands offer areas for both on- and off-leash dog walking. Sandstone Ridge and Federation Valley are both popular locations for off-leash dog walking.

Dogs are not permitted to swim in the ponds, in children's playgrounds, within 10 metres of Federation Pavilion and within 10 metres of Centennial Parklands Dining facility. However, there are dog tethering posts around the dining facility.
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Pet Friendly Sydney Park
Sydney Park Large park with plenty of trails, open spaces, water fountains and fellow furry friends. There's also a small puppy pool to cool off on those dog days of summer! See Details
Cook Phillip Park Off-leash dogs are welcome in Cook Phillip Park. The prohibited areas are the pool and playgrounds. See Details
Islay Islay is a small bronze statue of a Queen Victoria's favourite pet, a Cairn terrier named Islay. The statue is propped up on a sandstone wishing well outside the Queen Victoria Building, George St, Sydney. Islay was Queen Victoria’s much loved companion for only 5 years because he became involved in a dispute with a cat and it was Islay that died. See Details
The Secret City 'Sydney Scavenger Hunt' The Secret City invites you and Fido to explore the city of Sydney, AU through their dog-friendly Sydney Scavenger Hunts. This outdoor escape game offers a unique way to experience the central business district as you search for clues in historic streets, buildings, statues, pubs and more. Book your tickets on their website to start receiving cryptic directions via mobile text messages, and solve the mystery with your favorite four-legged detective by your side. See Details
Callan Park Formerly the grounds of Rozelle Hospital, Callan Park is a large heritage park in the Sydney suburb of Lilyfield that's home to a number of off-leash areas for dogs. Balmain Road Sporting Ground, Glover Street Sporting Ground, Leichhardt Oval No. 2, Leichhardt Oval No. 3 and Waterfront Oval all welcome dogs to play off-leash when no sporting events are taking place. See Details
Hyde Park Hyde Park is a pet-friendly urban park in the heart of Sydney, AU. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on the winding paved trails that weave through the park. See Details
Sea Monkey Sailing Sea Monkey Sailing provides pet-friendly yacht charters around Sydney Harbour, Australia. Visitors are invited to bring their well-behaved pups along to enjoy a tour of the famous waterway, which overlooks famous attractions like the Sydney Opera House. See Details
Marrickville Park Marrickville Park in the Sydney, AU suburb of Marrickville has an off-leash space where dogs can play. Home of Marrickville Croquet Club, this village green features a large sports field where dogs can play without a leash, as long as no sporting events are taking place. See Details
Sydney Harbour Bridge Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, AU, is dog friendly. Leashed pups are welcome to join their owners on a stroll across this iconic steel structure that was completed in 1932 and remains a heritage-listed landmark. The bridge is one of the best places to photograph and view Sydney Opera House, along with the city skyline. See Details
Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden is a pet-friendly park north of Sydney Harbour in Lavender Bay. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners for a serene afternoon walk through this gorgeous garden that features a huge tree at its center, along with other special areas like Arkie’s Bangalow Palms and a zigzag path near the cliff face. The park is always open and is free to enter. See Details
Sydney Rivers Canoe Hire Sydney Rivers Canoe Hire is a pet-friendly rental company based in Kendrick Park in Tempe, NSW. Paddle around the Cooks River with your canine for company on a one hour or whole day excursion. If you and your pup don't feel like paddling back, you can arrange for a pickup instead. See Details
Morton Park Morton Park is an off-leash area in Lewisham, a suburb of Sydney, AU. Also known as Lewisham's central village green, the park features a playground, picnic areas, public barbecues and pathways around a central garden. A portion of the park is dedicated as off-leash, which is displayed on signage. After playing in the off-leash space, hang out with your dog in the shade provided by mature palms and fig trees. Please note that dogs are not permitted near the playground or picnic spaces. See Details
Carradah Park Carradah Park is a pet-friendly park in Waverton north of Sydney Harbour, AU. Wander with your Weimaraner on a web of pathways with interpretive signage, picnic tables and public toilets along the way. See Details
Balmain Road Sporting Ground Balmain Road Sporting Ground in Callan Park is an off-leash area in the Sydney, AU suburb of Lilyfield. Dogs are allowed to use the sporting field space off-leash, as long as there are no sporting events taking places at the time. Otherwise, pups can enjoy the park on a leash. The park features drinking fountains and benches. See Details
HJ Mahoney Memorial Park HJ Mahoney Memorial Park in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville is home to an off-leash area for dogs. Located along the Cooks River between Marrickville Golf Club and Steel Park, pups can play on the grass here when no sports games are taking place. Afterwards, grill out with your leashed dog at one of the BBQ stations provided. See Details
Church Point Ferry Service Church Point Ferry Service at Church Point north of Sydney, AU, takes passengers and their pets on pet-friendly ferry rides to Scotland Island or the Western Foreshore of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Leashed and well-behaved dogs are welcome to join their owners on board. See Details
Petersham Park Petersham Park in Sydney, AU is a historic park that's home to a designated off-leash zone for canines. Dogs can play off-leash in the designated area adjacent to Wentworth Street and Brighton Street at all times. Dogs must be leashed in all other areas, and are not permitted in the sports oval or the playground area. See Details
Henson Park Henson Park in the Sydney, AU suburb of Marrickville boasts an off-leash dog area. Formerly the site of a brick pit, the park is predominantly used for sporting events these days. However, pups are free to play in a portion of the park without a leash on the eastern side when no sporting events are taking place. See Details
McNeilly Park McNeilly Park is home to a canine off-leash area in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville. Dogs are welcome to play off-leash in the designated zone at any time of the day. The park also features shared walking paths that can be explored after a game of fetch with your leashed pooch. See Details
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