Five ideas for a day out with your dog in Brisbane

Brisbane is a great city to explore with your dog, and there are plenty of areas that can be enjoyed by both you and your furry friend. We’ve put together some ideas for some great places surrounding Brisbane where you can take your dog for an adventure!

Day trips from Brisbane with dogs

1. Hike up Mt Coot-tha with your dog

Rocks and water pools are some scenes you come across on Mount Coot-tha when walking your dog.
Hiking On Mount Coot-tha Is A Dog’s Playground.

If you’re looking for a fun new way to spend time with your dog, why not try hiking up Mt. Coot-tha?

Mt. Coot-tha is popular with locals and tourists, with plenty of walking trails and lookout points to explore. It’s easy to access, and it’s dog-friendly! There are particular dog-friendly areas where you can stop for a break or take the view without worrying about other hikers or passersby.

So, grab some snacks and hit the trail with your furry friend this weekend!

2. Colmslie Beach in Redcliffe

Dog playing in the sea at Colmslie Recreation Reserve Off Leash Dog Park, in Queensland at sunset.
Colmslie Recreation Reserve Off Leash Dog Park

Have you ever dreamed of taking your dog to the beach?

We’ve got the best spot for you: Colmslie Recreation Reserve Off Leash Dog Park Beach in Redcliffe.

It’s a dog-friendly beach that’s just a short drive from Brisbane, and it’s where people have been bringing their dogs for years! The sand is soft and fine, so it’s easy on their paws. There’s plenty of space for them to run around, and other dogs are always there to play with.

3. Woorim Beach on Bribie Island

Aqua blue water and fine white sand at Bribie Island's Woorim Beach.
Woorim Beach On Bribie Island.

A short drive from Brisbane, the island of Bribie is home to many great beaches to explore with your pets in town, with plenty of space for you and your dogs to enjoy the sun, sand and sea together!

Bribie Island is a paradise for dog lovers, with dog-friendly beaches and parks all over the island. One of the favourites is Woorim Beach (dog beach part of Woorim beach), where you can walk your pup along the sand and play in the waves.

4. Run around the dog parks

You love your dogs and want to spend all your free time with them, but sometimes you need a break. When that happens, you can head to one of Brisbane’s off-leash dog parks.

A good off-leash dog park is one where dogs can run around and play without being on a leash—it’s a place where they can go to get their energy out while also getting some exercise. It’s also a great way to meet other people with similar interests. There are many dog parks in Brisbane, but here are some favourites: Kroll gardens, Downfall Creek, Schuster Park, Greenhill reservoir, and Sunset park. Explore more dog parks here.

5. Sandgate day out with your dog

Purple and pink hues in the morning sky reflecting in the calm water at sunrise at Sandgate Beach, Queensland, Australia.
Enjoy The Pink and Purple Hues At Sunrise At Sandgate Beach

Sandgate is a dog-friendly beach, and it’s an excellent place for your pooch to go for a walk or swim. With a day out at Sandgate, you and your dog can enjoy a fun day in the sun.

It’s a great place to take your dog for a walk along the beach and enjoy the beautiful views, fresh air, and gentle breeze.

There are also many restaurants and cafes where you can grab lunch while you watch the waves roll in.

Final Thoughts

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of dog-friendly day trips from Brisbane. We’re sure there are plenty more great places to explore with your pups, so let us know if we missed any in the comments below!