When it comes to finding a place to walk your furry friends and let them play, sometimes it can be quite a task finding a space that welcomes dogs. Darwin residents love their dogs, and councils have responded by providing dog-friendly parks and beaches for many hours of canine (and owner) fun!
The majority of beaches, parks and reserves throughout Darwin have designated areas for off-lead dog exercise, provided the owners have effective control and supervision of their dog. Here are our top picks, put together especially for you by our team here at Ray White Bayside:
Casuarina Beach: One of Darwin’s most popular spots for dog-walking, the section of beach between Rapid Creek and Dripstone Cliffs is completely dog friendly. Be sure of course to clean up after your dog, because the last thing anybody enjoys is dog poo between the toes when walking in sand!
George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens: The Botanic Gardens, located on the edge if Darwin, offers many picturesque walks, and you can even allow your dog to walk off-leash. Make sure if you do take your dog off-leash that your dog has excellent recall ability, to ensure the enjoyment of the park by others also.
Beach Walk along East Point Road, Fannie Bay: Dogs are not permitted within East Point Reserve, however you can walk your dog on the path by the beach on East Point Road, leading up to the reserve entrance. You must keep your dog on a leash however, in line with Darwin City Council rules, stipulating that dogs within 10 metres of a cycle or pedestrian path must be on a lead at all times.
Beach Walk along Casuarina Drive at Nightcliff: Another really popular dog walking spot for those in the Northern suburbs of Darwin, again it’s just a matter of keeping your dog on a leash due to the fact that the path is for pedestrians and cyclists.
So get out there and enjoy the wonderful sights around Darwin, and remember: you don’t always have to leave your dog at home!