Top dog places

Make space for a break with your best mate. Gippsland's a wonderland for you and your furry companion. With walking tracks and waterfalls, dog beaches and pet friendly retreats, there's space for all the family. Find your dog's happy space. Gippsland is the perfect place.

1. Toorongo and Amphitheatre Falls

Follow the winding Toorongo River through beautiful forest, to the sound of birdsong. Walk to platforms to take in amazing views of mighty Toorongo and Amphitheatre Falls.

2. Hogget Kitchen

Hogget Kitchen's menu is a roll call of Gippsland's best produce. So pull up a pew on the deck and take a culinary tour of the region from your table.

3. Loch Brewery and Distillery

Pause for a drink with the dog in the garden. Schooner, high ball, low ball or dog bowl: everyone wins. Make time for pet selfies in front of the historic building. It's where the real ales are brewed and whiskey and gin is made in big copper pot stills.

4. Cannibal Creek Vineyard

French-leaning slow food, local produce and single estate wines are the heroes here. Stretch your legs with a short bushwalk, then return to the restaurant verandah for lunch – and a cheeky Sauv Blanc.

5. Avon Ridge Vineyard

Stop in at the vineyard to enjoy a meal at the laid-back restaurant. Taste award-winning cool climate wines and ciders, with amazing views of grapevines and rolling Gippsland pastures.

6. Walhalla Village

Visit historic Walhalla, nestled in Gippsland's beautiful alpine wilderness. With parks and gardens, pubs and walkable village streets, this gold rush town is a great place to break your Gippsland journey.

7. Best Friend Holiday Retreat

Grab a cabin, pitch a tent or park the van. Run free, paddle in the waterhole, meet new furry friends and curl up nightly in your secure, fenced patch. With day kennel and hydro bath on-site, everyone's happy.

8. Carrajung Estate

Stay in award winning accommodation, surrounded by the Strzelecki ranges and acres of vineyards and pasture. Relax on the verandah, prep your meals in the kitchen or dine at the restaurant. Pet friendly.

9. Agnes Falls

Take a short walk through blue gum forest to the viewing area overlooking the falls and the magnificent gorge. The grassy banks of the Agnes River are a great spot for a picnic.

10. Country House Retreat

Everyone’s welcome at this contemporary pet friendly homestead. Close to Metung and Lakes Entrance, and surrounded by pastures and native bushland, this retreat sleeps up to 10 humans.


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