Just a short 2.5-hour drive from Sydney is Port Stephens. 

It’s time to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Enjoy the beautiful beaches, coastal walks, national parks, pristine waters, and much more. 

If you’re planning a fun-filled vacation, there’s nothing like heading to Port Stephen.

A vacation isn’t complete without bringing your pet dog so we’ve rounded up 12 Port Stephens Caravan Parks to get you started. 

While not all of them are dog-friendly, most of them are, and they come with various accommodation options for you to choose from.

Some even come with additional dog-friendly amenities such as a dog wash, kennel and much more. 

1. Shoal Bay Holiday Park

Shoal Bay Holiday Park comes with modern amenities that make for a great vacation. 

It’s directly opposite one of the most stunning beaches on the east coast of Australia and is minutes away from quaint shops and restaurants. 

If you’re bringing your own pup you can only stay in either the tent or caravan section of the park.

Although, they’re usually not allowed during peak holiday periods. 

The tent sites come with tent matting and grass and are all powered. 

Otherwise, you can choose to rent a local kennel for your pup so he’s got somewhere to stay for the night and play with his holiday mates. 

Other great accommodation options that you can choose from at this holiday park include the Sunseeker Villa and the Beach House.

Though not dog-friendly, the Sunseeker Villa comes with an ensuite style bathroom, modern kitchenette, and dining area for ultimate comfort. 

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 71 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay, 2315 Shoal Bay, Australia
  • Dog-Friendly: yes

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2. Ingenia Holidays Soldiers Point

When it comes to beach holidays, look no further than Ingenia Holidays Soldiers Point. 

Not only does the property come with pet-friendly sites and cabins, but there’s also plenty to do from hiking to enjoying the water park. 

To be sure you’re booking the right pet-friendly accommodation at the caravan park, it’s best to contact the property. 

Some accommodation options include cabins that come with three-bedrooms or two-bedrooms along with plenty of amenities. 

There are also sites that are powered and come beautifully landscaped. 

Amenities at the hotel include a kids club, tennis court, games room, and swimming pool. 

Meals can also be whipped up at the property as there are BBQ facilities and a camp kitchen. 

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 122 Soldiers Point Road Soldiers Point NSW, 2317 Soldiers Point, Australia 
  • Dog-Friendly: yes

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3. Halifax Holiday Park

Halifax Holiday Park is surrounded by blue calm water beaches and comes with upgraded amenities for an unforgettable vacation. 

If you’ve got a pup with you, you’ll only be allowed to stay at either your own tent or van at the caravan park. 

Van sites are powered and can accommodate vehicles that are up to ten metres in size. 

Okay with leaving your pooch behind?

There’s The Boat Space that comes with a ton of room and multiple living areas for a one-of-a-kind living experience. 

Prefer a Beach Villa? 

You can opt for two, three, and even four-bedroom beach villas – whichever best suits your needs. 

With dedicated family bathroom facilities, guest laundry, and a large well-equipped camp kitchen, you’ve got everything you need for an amazing vacation. 

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 5 Beach Road, 2315 Nelson Bay, Australia 
  • Dog-Friendly: yes

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4. Fingal Bay Holiday Park

Surrounded by a picturesque national park and close to a surfing beach, Fingal Bay Holiday Park is situated close to plenty of gorgeous sights. 

Have a dog with you? 

No worries, you can stay at either your own tent or caravan at the caravan park. 

RV sites are powered, and they’ve got sites available for up to fourteen-metre vehicles. 

Don’t have a pup with you?

The two-bedroom beach house villa is a fantastic spot to stay at. 

For an even more spacious option, there’s the Surf House with three bedrooms, a kitchen, and an undercover veranda. 

Other great facilities on the property include a children’s playground, camp kitchen, and a huge resort pool. 

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Address: 52 Marine Drive, Fingal Bay, 2315 Fingal Bay, Australia
  • Dog-Friendly: yes

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5. Ingenia Holidays One Mile Beach

Imagine a whole 1.6km stretch of beach right at your doorstep.

Sounds too good to be true? You’ll experience exactly that at Ingenia Holidays One Mile Beach. 

You can even bring your dog with you as there are pet-friendly sites and cabins. 

The sites at the caravan park are beautifully landscaped and come powered. 

If you’d like a touch of luxury, you can try the park’s ensuite sites that come with private amenities. 

For cabins, there’s plenty to choose from. 

Stay at a bedside villa or even a spa villa to completely unwind and relax. 

There’s plenty to keep you entertained on-property from a swimming pool to a playground, tennis court, and mini-golf. 

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 426 Gan Gan Rd, Anna Bay, Port Stephens, 2316 One Mile, Australia 
  • Dog-Friendly: yes

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6. Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary

Always wanted to see koalas in their natural habitat? You can do exactly that at Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary. 

While this property isn’t dog-friendly you’ll be surrounded by beautiful native bush and stunning bushland. 

The deluxe glamping tents are incredibly comfortable and allow you to wake up with the koalas in a spectacular setting. 

If you prefer, you can stay at either the property’s Deluxe Studio Rooms or One-Bedroom Deluxe Suites. 

At the sanctuary, you can head on a tailored education tour to learn more about parks, hike nearby or take a dip in the pool. 

You can also visit the Koala Hospital, Koala Centre and embark on either a Sanctuary Story Walk or a Newcastle Airport Sky Walk with incredible views. 

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 3 stars 
  • Address: 562 Gan Gan Rd, One Mile NSW 2316
  • Dog-Friendly: no

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7. Reflections Holiday Parks Jimmys Beach

Moments away from the white sands of Jimmys Beach you’ll be able to have a relaxing vacation at Reflections Holiday parks Jimmys Beach. 

Best of all, dogs are permitted at the park during off-peak and shoulder seasons, so you can bring your pup with you anytime. 

They’ll be able to stay on sites and explore the wonderful surroundings with you. 

If you don’t have a pup with you, the caravan park has glamping and cabin options for your comfort. 

Take a dip in the crystal blue waters of the beach, hike up Mount Yacaaba, and toast marshmallows over the communal campfire at night. 

There’s a camp kitchen and BBQ facilities, children’s facilities, fishing, and plenty of other amenities for a great time. 

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Address: Coorilla Street, 2324 Hawks Nest, Australia
  • Dog-Friendly: yes

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8. BIG4 Karuah Jetty Holiday Park

Perfect for a family holiday, BIG4 Karuah Jetty Holiday Park is on the shores of the peaceful Karuah River. 

Dogs are welcome on the property’s caravan and parking sites with a maximum of two dogs per site. 

There’s also one pet-friendly Queen Villa that has two bedrooms, a bathroom kitchen, and a furnished deck to lounge at. 

If you’d like to wash your pup, the property even has a new in-park dog wash that’s available for a fee. 

Facilities and activities are aplenty at this caravan park from a large jumping pillow to a pool and water-play area. 

Children will absolutely adore the outdoor playground, games room, tennis, and volleyball court. 

Since there are BBQs, you can grill up some bacon for breakfast or have burgers for dinner. 

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Address: 88 Holdom Road, 2324 Karuah, Australia
  • Dog-Friendly: yes

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9. Reflections Holiday Parks Hawks Nest

For a vacation that’s perfect for the entire family, stay at Reflections Holiday Parks Hawks Nest. 

It’s dog-friendly and your pup’s permitted on selected sites and cabins year-round. 

Standard powered sites at the caravan park are close to sparkling clean amenities and the beach volleyball court. 

Looking for something a tad more indulgent? 

The property’s Superior Cabin can sleep up to five and comes with contemporary furnishings for a luxurious stay. 

From an open-plan kitchen to a spacious verandah, you’ve got everything you need for a perfect stay. 

In the afternoon, laze on the beach, spot the playful local dolphins, or BBQ up some food at the caravan park. 

  • Guest Rating: 8.6
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Address: Booner Street, 2324 Hawks Nest, Australia
  • Dog-Friendly: yes

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10. Birubi Beach Holiday Park

With plenty available at your doorstep, Birubi Beach Holiday Park is great for affordable and quality accommodation. 

While dogs aren’t allowed on this property, it’s great if you’re looking for something serene. 

Just a five-minute walk is Anna Bay Village with a wide range of shops and restaurants. 

Surfing is also great around this area and you can rent surfboards and sandboards from the cafe. 

At the caravan park, there’s a range of accommodations from powered sites to ensuite cabins. 

Facilities are modern and you’ve got everything from mini-golf to a kids gym and a swimming pool.

Cook some delicious meals at the camp kitchen or grill up something delicious at the BBQ.  

  • Guest Rating: 8.4
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Address: 37 James Paterson Street, 2316 Anna Bay, Australia
  • Dog-Friendly: no

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11. Bays Holiday Park

Your ideal base to explore the coastal region, Bays Holiday Park is close to plenty from surf beaches to camel rides and more. 

This caravan park even has six different types of pet-friendly accommodation that you can choose from. 

With plenty of pet-friendly beaches and cafes nearby, it’s a vacation that your pooch is sure to love. 

The camp has a two-bedroom cabin that’s perfect for larger groups, best of all it can even accommodate pets! 

Prefer an open-plan studio? You can reserve one that has a kitchenette and an enclosed balcony with a BBQ. 

The caravan park has a dog wash if you’d like to get your pup squeaky clean before heading out. 

If you require, there’s even a washing machine that’s dedicated to washing your pet’s bedding. 

  • Guest Rating: 8.3
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 23 Port Stephens Drive, 2316 Anna Bay, Australia
  • Dog-Friendly: yes

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12. Koala Shores Holiday Park 

While Koala Shores Holiday Park isn’t dog-friendly, it’s a fantastic holiday spot. 

There’s a huge range of accommodation options from powered sites to cabins. 

For a holiday park home unlike any other, stay at the Koala House that’s spacious and can accommodate three families or so. 

Want some extra privacy? 

Stay at an Ensuite Site that’s in a quiet location with access to plenty of amenities. 

From breathtaking scenery to jumping pillows, beach volleyball, and a solar-heated swimming pool, you’ll be spoiled for choice. 

Nearby, you can immerse yourself in nature as you’re close by to the Tilligerry Habitat State Reserve and Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters. 

  • Guest Rating: 7.9
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 2 Oyster Farm Rd, 2319 Lemon Tree Passage, Australia
  • Dog-Friendly: no

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FAQs

What’s the best Port Stephens Caravan Park close to the beach?


Ingenia Holidays One Mile Beach is the best Port Stephens Caravan Park close to the beach.

You’ve literally got a 1.6km stretch of beach right at your doorstep, how amazing is that?

What’s the best Port Stephens Caravan Park for couples?


You can’t beat Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary as it comes with One-Bedroom Deluxe Suites and you’ll get to learn more about koalas!

What’s the best Port Stephens Caravan Park for families with young kids?


Kids will love BIG4 Karuah Jetty Holiday Park as there’s plenty of facilities from a jumping pillow to a water play area and more.

What’s the best Port Stephens Caravan Park with pool?


Koala Shores Holiday Park has an amazing heated swimming pool so you’ll be able to take a dip even when it’s colder.

Summary

Port Stephens Caravan ParksDog FriendlyRatings
Shoal Bay Holiday Parkyes9.1
Ingenia Holidays Soldiers Pointyes9.0
Halifax Holiday Parkyes9.0
Fingal Bay Holiday Parkyes9.0
Ingenia Holidays One Mile Beachyes8.8
Port Stephens Koala Sanctuaryno8.8
Reflections Holiday Parks Jimmys Beachyes8.8
BIG4 Karuah Jetty Holiday Parkyes8.7
Reflections Holiday Parks Hawks Nestyes8.6
Birubi Beach Holiday Parkno8.4
Bays Holiday Parkyes8.3
Koala Shores Holiday Parkno7.9

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