If you are travelling with your four legged companion and looking for a place that gives you the freedom to enjoy your stay whilst giving your dog the daily exercise it desires – there is so much to do in Beaufort.
If you are looking to give your dog somewhere to stretch their legs, visit the Beaufort Lake. There is a fabulous walking track around the Beaufort Lake that takes the walker approximately 40 minutes to complete. The walk includes the Koori Art trail that consits of 12 indigenous art installations the depict the flora and fauna of the area. The Beaufort Lake is a paradise for dogs who love a paddle with deeper sections for the skilled swimmer. Dogs can be walked off leash and under your control in this area unless signage states otherwise.
The nearby Mount Cole State forest is a walkers paradise and dog friendly! There are a variety of campgrounds and picnic grounds scattered throughout the park that are connected by a network of walking tracks. You can spend as little as a few hours to a week – there is a walk to suit everyone. All walks will take you through through cool fern gullies, spectacular tall forests and alpine plateaus with many opportunities to take in magnificent views.
At the Beaufort Caravan Park your pooch will be treated like one of the family. You can house your dog in your tent or van as long as you keep them tethered and under your control at all times.
There are numerous dog friendly camping areas in the Mt. Cole State Forest which has become a favorite for dog owners. Mugwamp camp ground has become a favorite amongst dog owners if you’re looking for privacy, although you need to take your own water.
Many of Beaufort’s Café’s and Restaurants offer outdoor seating and provide doggy water bowls for your fur baby.
The Beaufort Hotel offers your pampered pooch a fresh water doggy bowl where he can be seated with you at either the front of the Hotel or in the back shady beer garden area.
Café 56 has a safe courtyard and advertises that they are dog friendly and provide fresh water. Beaufort Bakery, Tangled Vine Café, Park Café, Skinny Sisters Cafe and the Pyrenees Pantry has an open doggie door policy for puppers keen to keep their minders company in the outdoor seating area.