Top dog places

Find your dog's happy space in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. Dog friendly wineries with al fresco spaces give a warm welcome to your furry mate. Discerning dogs appreciate cheese and antipasto platters, while you sip your estate grown Chardonnay. Take a walk in the park, follow paths through ferny glades, and breathe in the clear cool air on a warm day. Hot dogs and cool humans love a little pet-friendly break. Discover the perfect place.

1. Alfred Nicolas Reserve

Good dogs on a lead are welcome at this historic garden in Sherbrooke. Explore the paths, surrounded by lush green ferns, azaleas, towering mountain ash and maples.

2. Wagtime Cafe

Enjoy delicious vegetarian and vegan food in Olinda while your furry mate checks in for a good grooming. With a lovely outdoor area, there’s space for all the family.

3. Yering Station

There's plenty of lovely lawn and space to stretch the legs at Yering Station. Do a tasting at the Cellar Door and Wine Store, and buy some bottles to take away.

4. De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate

Stop in for a tasting of De Bortoli’s local cool climate wines, perfectly matched with cheese, and take advantage of the dog friendly picnic space.

5. Leddicott Cottage

Stay in the Dandenong Ranges, just a short walk to restaurants, pubs and shops. Dogs are welcomed with open arms and complimentary dog treats.

6. Healesville Hotel

There's plenty of space for four-legged friends in the back garden at Healesville Hotel. Each weekend in spring and summer, the wood fire barbecue works overtime. Enjoy a glass of local wine with lunch.

7. Maroondah Reservoir Park

Explore the walking tracks, view the spillway, admire the azaleas, rhododendrons and beautiful birdlife. Pack a picnic and stretch out on the shady lawns.

8. Scenic flights from Lilydale Airport

Who says dogs can't fly? Here they can. Get a sky high view over the Yarra Valley, local farmlands, vineyards and the mountains of the The Great Dividing Range.

9. Maddens Rise

Soak up the sun and relaxed vibes at Maddens Rise winery. Take in the stunning views, taste some wines and chill out with your dog at the cellar door.

10. Punt Road Winery

Relax with a glass or wine or a wine flight. Head to the back garden and enjoy a cheese platter, loaded with Yarra Valley Dairy and Coldstream Dairy cheeses.

11. Pooches And Pinot

Wine tastings are much more fun with your pooch pal in tow. Jump on board for dog friendly private winery tours, from accommodation to cellar door, including lunch options.

12. Wiggley Bottom Farm

On the look out for luxe, pet friendly accommodation, in the heart of the Yarra Valley? Pack your doggy overnight bag for the perfect pet getaway.

13. Puffing Billy Dog Express

Climb aboard Victoria's beloved steam train to take your fave four-legged friend on an exciting 40 minute journey, through verdant forest and over timber trestle bridges.


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