Dog Tales of Australia ~ Our Roadtrip Itinerary

Oh my, there’s so many amazing places to see in Australia.  It’s made determining our itinerary so absolutely incredibly difficult.  

What do we include?  What do we leave off the list?  How long do we need in a spot to all the best bits.  

Developing our itinerary has caused me moments of major FOMO…. that we’ll get home and realise that we need to go again because we missed some of the best bits (ok that wouldn’t be so bad, but it’s probably pretty unrealistic to go beyond the 13 month plan we now have!).  

Paws crossed that this is THE best itinerary for us and our dogs to see the best of dog friendly travel in Australia. This is our Dog Tales of Australia itinerary….

March

Victoria
5th – 7th                 Port Welshpool
8th – 13th               Lakes Entrance
14th – 16th             Bermagui
17th – 18th             Narooma
ACT
19th – 25th             Canberra
New South Wales
26th – 28th           Central Coast
28th – 31st            Teralba

April

New South Wales
1st  – 2nd            Teralba
3rd – 8th             Coffs Harbour
9 – 11th                Illuka
12 – 15th              Byron Bay – Brunswick Heads
Queensland
16th – 22nd        Gold Coast
23rd – 29th         Brisbane
30th                    Noosa

May

Queensland
1st – 6th                Noosa (cont)
7th – 13th              Hervey Bay
14th – 20th           Tannum Sands
21st – 27th            Airlie Beach – Whitsundays
28th – 31st            Cairns

June

Queensland
1st – 3rd                    Cairns
4th – 6th                   Cooktown
7th – 9th                   Atherton Tablelands
10th – 15th                Magnetic Island & Townsville
16th – 17th                Bowen & Rockhampton
18th – 21st                1770 & Agnes Waters
21st – 24th                Toowoomba
25th – 26th               Stanthorpe
New South Wales
27th – 29th                Tamworth
30th                           Dubbo

July

New South Wales
1st                         Dubbo (cont)
2nd – 8th              Bathurst
Victoria
9th – 18th             Melbourne
19th – 31st            Dinner Plain

August

Victoria
1st – 6th                Dinner Plain
7th – 12th              Melbourne
13th – 14th            Swan Hill
15th – 16th            Mildura
New South Wales
17th – 19th            Broken Hill
South Australia
20th                       Peterborough
21st – 27th             Oodnadatta Loop
28th – 31st             Coober Pedy

September

Northern Territory
1st                          Kulgera
2nd – 3rd               Uluru
4th – 10th              Alice Springs
11th                        Tennant Creek
12th                        Daly Waters
13th                        Bitter Springs
14th – 22nd            Darwin
23rd – 30th            Great Northern Highway – Katherine, Lake Argyle, Fitzroy Crossing

October

Western Australia
1st – 3rd                Broome
4th – 5th               Port Smith
6th – 7th               Port Hedland
8th – 11th              Karratha & Dampier
12th – 14th            Exmouth (Bullara Station)
15th – 18th            Carnarvon (Gnaraloo Station)
19th – 21st             Denham
22nd – 25th           Geraldton
26th – 28th            Mount Magnet
29th                       Sandstone
30th                       Gwalia
31st                        Lake Ballard

November

Western Australia
1st – 4th               Kalgoorlie
5th – 9th              Esperance
10th                     Mungalinup Beach

11th – 14th           Albany
15th – 18th           Denmark
19th – 25th           Margaret River
26th – 30th          Bunbury

December

Western Australia
1st – 2nd                Bunbury (cont)
3rd – 19th              Fremantle – Perth
20th – 24th            Wheatbelt (including Wave Rock at Hyden)
25th – 30th            Nullabor
31st                        Streaky Bay

January

South Australia
1st – 2nd                Streak Bay (cont)
3rd – 6th                Port Lincoln
7th – 9th                Port Pirie
10th – 23rd            Adelaide
24th – 27th            Kangaroo Island
28th – 31st             Victor Harbor

February

South Australia
1st – 4th                Beachport
Victoria
5th                         Port Fairy
6th – 8th                Marengo & Otways Area
10th – 14th            Bellarine Peninsula
Tasmania
15th – 19th             Stanley & North West Corner
20th – 26th            Launceston & North East Corner
27th – 28th            Hobart

March

Tasmania
1st – 10th                Hobart
11th – 14th              Bruny Island
15th – 17th              Cockle Creek
18th – 20th             Orford – Spring Bay
21st – 24th              Coles Bay & East Coast
25th – 26th             Little Swanport
28th – 29th             Devonport
30th                        Melbourne Bound

April

New South Wales
14th                      Tumut (Photography Sessions Fully Booked)
ACT
15th – 23rd           Canberra & Murrumbateman (Photography Sessions Fully Booked)
Victoria
25th – 29th           Beechworth

May

Victoria
3rd – 5th                Walhalla
10th – 13th             Bright
New South Wales
19th – 22nd              Sapphire Coast (Bermagui, Merimbula, Batemans Bay, Bega)
23rd – 26th              Shoalhaven (Photography Sessions Fully Booked)
27th – 30th              Southern Highlands (Bowral, Berrima, Moss Vale, Mittagong)

June – mid July

Victoria
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Dog Tales of Australia Photographic Pawtraits

As we travel Australia, we’ll be offering our award winning photography services to those dog lovers all around the country that would love to be part of our Dog Tales of Australia coffee table book – whether they’re local to the areas we’re visiting or if they decide to have their own holiday & join us in one of these amazing destinations. I warmly invite you to contact me if you’re interested in a photo session for your own dogs.

Simply click HERE to register your interest and from there we’ll start exciting discussions and planning something incredible.

In addition, your dog’s photos will be featured on Puppy Tales and social media pages, and in the coffee table book. Plus, a portion of all registration fees will be donated to our charity partner/s for this adventure.

I’m sure that you can appreciate that in 13 months not everything will go according to our plans! We’ll do our best to stick to the itinerary we’ve set, but it may change as we go due to availability of places to stay with our van, as well as pawsome opportunities that emerge and things we discover as we’re travelling!  Any commitments we’ve made (like our photography sessions) though it will only be due to extraordinary and unexpected circumstances completely beyond our control that will cause us not to meet them.

Kerry Martin

Kerry is 'Top Dog' here at Puppy Tales. With her own adored dogs, she completely gets that your four legged furry buddy is absolutely part of the family. That they sleep on the bed, that you want to take them everywhere, that you plan holidays so they’re included & that their presence makes your life incredible.