Roaming around Australia with your furry companions

Travelling with pets adds extra joy and adventure to any journey, especially when exploring Australia’s vast and beautiful landscapes. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a cross-country road trip, here are some invaluable tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for both you and your furry companion.




Preparation is the key! Before embarking on your adventure, take the time to prepare your pets for the journey ahead. Ensure they’re wearing a collar with updated contact information and are microchipped. A visit to the vet before your trip is essential to ensure your pet is healthy and up-to-date on vaccinations. You can obtain a health certificate if you plan to travel across state borders.

Create a comfortable space for your pets inside the motorhome, with their favourite blanket on their bed. This will help them feel secure and at ease in unfamiliar surroundings. Ensure proper ventilation and temperature control in the motorhome.

Explore destinations that are pet-friendly and offer activities suitable for pets. Many campgrounds across Australia provide amenities to pet owners, such as designated dog parks, walking trails, and pet washing stations, ensuring a comfortable stay for both you and your furry friends. Remember to respect local rules, signs and regulations regarding pets.

It’s essential for their well-being to make sure they’ve got everything they need, such as yummy food, refreshing water, comfy bedding, fun toys to play with, and any meds they might require!

Our quick checklist: a first aid kit, a muzzle (this would be very helpful to prevent your pets from picking up anything off the floor in some situations), a longer leash for more freedom in places with “dog on lead” only, some brushes and towels, poop bags, food bowls, toys, harness…




You’re ready to go! Whether hiking in national parks, playing on pet-friendly beaches, or simply enjoying a stroll through charming towns, endless adventures are waiting to be had together.

Emphasise the importance of regular breaks for pets to stretch their legs, relieve themselves, and get some exercise. Plan stops along your route where your pet can exercise and enjoy the outdoors. When venturing into natural areas, always keep your pet on a leash and away from wildlife to protect both them and native animals. Remember to leave no trace behind and respect other campers and the environment.

Be mindful of any local regulations regarding pets in parks and conservation areas. Check any legal requirements for travel with pets, such as vaccination certificates or travel permits.

Connect with other pet owners who travel in motorhomes. Online forums, social media groups, and local meetups can provide valuable advice, support, and company for pet owners embarking on similar adventures.




Be safe! Pet safety is significant while travelling in a motorhome. Securing them with a harness or a crate inside the motorhome can prevent injuries in case of sudden stops or accidents.

Your pets must have basic obedience training. This will give you peace of mind if they run around on a leash-free beach or encounter wildlife like snakes, kangaroos, or other pets. The last thing you want is dealing with a snake bite…

If your pets are not used to travelling or being in new environments, consider gradually introducing them to the motorhome and taking short trips to help them acclimate. Additionally, socialising them with other pets and people can make the travel experience more enjoyable for everyone.

Australia’s climate can be unpredictable, with temperatures ranging from shooting heat to chilly nights. Monitor the weather forecast and adjust your plans to ensure your pet’s safety and well-being. Never leave them unattended in a hot motorhome, as it can quickly become dangerous.

Be sure to watch out for veterinary services along your route and learn how to handle any health emergencies that may arise while travelling with pets. Also, be aware of potential hazards such as ticks, fleas, and poisonous plants.

Be prepared for any unexpected situations by having an emergency plan in place. Know the location of the nearest vet clinics along your route and pack a first aid kit for your pet’s specific needs.






Discovery Parks Hobart: 673 East Derwent Highway, Risdon, Tas 7015

Scamander Sanctuary Holiday Park: 1 Winifred Drive, Scamander TAS 7215



BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park: 56 Remembrance Dr, Cardigan VIC 3350

Gum Tree Caravan Park: 8 Amble Lane, Port Fairy VIC 3284


New South Wales:

Merry Beach Campground: New South Wales 2539

Mudgee Riverside Caravan & Tourist Park: 22 Short St, Mudgee NSW 2850


South Australia:

Rapid Bay Campground: Rapid Bay SA 5204

Marion Bay Caravan Park: 17 Willyama Dr, Marion Bay, SA 5575



BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks – Rainbow Beach: 308 Carlo Rd, Rainbow Beach QLD 4581

BIG4 Conway Beach Tourist Park Whitsundays: 10 Daniels St, Conway QLD 4800


Western Australia:

Discovery Parks Lake Argyle: Lot 520 Lake Argyle Rd, Lake Argyle WA 6743

Southern Stars Holiday Park: 645 Vasse-Yallingup Siding Rd, Anniebrook, WA 6280



Your motorhome must be a comfortable and safe home for your pets, just as it is for you! Travelling with your pets will create lasting memories together. Whether cuddling up by the campfire, exploring new trails, or simply enjoying the scenic views from the motorhome, this will be a rewarding experience.

Remember to be patient and understanding with your pets during the trip. Travelling can be stressful for animals, especially if they are unfamiliar with the road. Give them time to adjust to their new surroundings and shower them with love and attention along the way!

Ready to go on an adventure with your furry companions? Check out our ex-rental motorhomes for sale! If you don’t see the type of vehicle you’re interested in, go ahead and submit an inquiry form or give us a ring at 1300 124 329.

Did you purchase a motorhome from us? We’d love to hear about your adventures! Share your journey with #cruisinrvsales! Happy and safe travels!