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Great Places In Melbourne To Get Active With Your Pets

posted by The Daily Fluff November 25, 2016 0 comments

There’s no other motivator in our lives greater than our dogs—well most dogs anyway! They love to run around, meet other pooches and explore the outdoors with their humans by their side.

Stuck deciding where to take your dog in these warmer months for some sunshine and a run around? We’ve compiled a list of some great places to get active with your pets in Melbourne.

Mathias Track:

Mathias track in the Dandenongs is a 3.5 km track to Silvan Road. It’s known for its ease to walk, as well as being dog, horse and mountain bike friendly!

Australian Shepherds Ziggy and Noodle love Mathias track, and say,

Us dogs have to be on leads, but it’s so pretty, who minds!

Saint Kilda Dog Beach:

Beach days are one of the best things about the warmer months, and the only thing that makes the trip better is when you can take your dog! There are different areas of Saint Kilda beach that allow dogs off leash, with lots of room for everyone to enjoy bonding at the beach with their pooch.

My favourite place to get active with mum in Melbourne would definitely be the Saint Kilda Dog Beach! Swimming is one of my favourite things to do and what a better way to do it than with lots of other doggie friends! Then a quick roll around in the sand of course, just to make the car extra dirty for mum on the way home. – Bentley the Newfoundland

Clayton Reserve:

Clayton Reserve, a dog park in Melbourne, is an off leash area for dogs, which is fenced off so you know your pooch is secure whilst exercising. The reserve is well known for its congregation of both social humans and dogs!

The Briars (Mount Martha):

If you’re visiting the Mornington Peninsula, within the Briars is “a large off leash area that is fenced off. There is a 2km track around and through the bush lands, perfect for us dogs to romp,” say Ziggy and Noodle!

Albert Park:

Despite the few excluded areas, most of the 226 hectare Albert Park permits dogs on leash, with a few sections allowing dogs to be off leash. This is a great way to get active with your pet and get them socialised with other pooches!

Coastal Track – Hampton and Black Rock:

Ziggy and Noodle also love the coastal track between Hampton and black rock! They say:

It’s close to good cafes for coffee for the human, and you can plan it to end at Sandringham Dog Beach for a swim!

What a great way to get some exercise, relax and cool down at the beach!

The Tan Track – Melbourne:

Miniature Dachshund siblings Biggie Smalls & Little Kim may only have three legs, but that doesn’t stop them from loving outdoor adventures! They say,

Every Saturday we run the Tan. It’s great because it’s got hills, slopes, grass and gravel! We like to race each other to see who is the fastest!

Where do you like to get active with your pets? Comment and share with us below!

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Fun Springtime Activities To Do With Your Pet in Melbourne

posted by The Daily Fluff November 5, 2016 0 comments

After a somewhat prolonged winter here in Melbourne, it’s finally time! Spring has officially arrived (well, most of the time, it is Melbourne after all). So now it’s time to get out of your dressing gown, get that adorable sweater off your furry friend and get outside!

Unsure what to do? Here are some of our favourite activities for you and your pet to do this spring:

Coffee date:

Now that it’s getting a bit warmer, you can finally have your Sunday brunch outside again (praise hands emoji)! When the sun is shining, take your pup along and enjoy Melbourne’s awesome café culture and our beautiful spring days! Most cafes welcome dogs along in all outside areas. If you’re looking to really treat your pup, then check out Doghouse! A café made entirely for dogs, sounds pretty good if you ask me!

Explore the laneways:

Melbourne is famous for its hidden laneways. Whether you’re on the lookout for some of Melbourne’s best coffee, or if you want to admire some of the best graffiti there’s bound to be something for you and your fur-baby to enjoy. Here are some of our faves:

  • Centre Place and Degraves Street, between Flinders Street and Collins Street: Grab some coffee or breakfast in the bustling laneways. Avoid peak times (generally any time after lunch) if your pup doesn’t like big crowds.
  • Hosier Lane: Famous for its ever-changing graffiti, Hosier Lane is a must see. Grab your camera and take some happy snaps of your pup amongst the art.

Beach time:

After what seemed like an endless winter, it’s finally warm enough to take a trip to the dog beach! Whether your pup is a water-baby, or a land-lover they are sure to enjoy some time under the sun. Before you head down for a swim, be sure to check the local council restrictions and regulations.

Here are some of our favourite dog beaches:

  • Brighton Dog Beach, Sandown St, Brighton VIC 3186
  • West Beach St. Kilda, 330A Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda West VIC 3182
  • Sandringham Dog Beach, Jetty Rd, Sandringham VIC 3191 


Yep, you heard us right. Turns out wineries and pups are a match made in heaven. Gourmet Pawprints specialises in organising dog-friendly winery tours.

Whether you want to head to the Mornington Peninsula, or to visit the Yarra Valley, Gourmet Pawprints will plan a day for you and your dogs to enjoy. Best part is, everything is organised for you! All you have to do is show up with your best fur-friend and enjoy the local wine. Bliss!

What are some of your favourite springtime activities in Melbourne? Comment and share them with us below!

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Fun Activities To Do With Your Pet Less Than 2 Hours From Melbourne

posted by The Daily Fluff May 2, 2016 0 comments

We all love spending our weekends with our favourite furry friends, so why not get in the car and tick off these great activities to do with your pets that are less than 2 hours away from Melbourne.

Here are a few great ideas:

Go on a winery tour:

Do you love wine, animals and beautiful scenery? Now you can combine all three things by heading on a winery tour with your pet thanks to businesses like Gourmet Pawprints who have created dog friendly winery tours!

Walk through gorgeous vineyards, while drinking delicious wine and eating delectable food all with your canine companion by your side. The winery tours are made for likeminded pet owners and their pets which is a great opportunity for you and your animal to get social! All winery tours begin with a dog welcoming bus that will take you to some of Victoria’s great wine regions so you can drink and relax as much as you want.

For more information head to: http://gourmetpawprints.com.au

 Head to the beach:

Although it may be winter, there is nothing quite as refreshing and relaxing as heading to the beach with your best friend by your side. There are many dog friendly beaches that are just a short drive from Melbourne including most beaches in Torquay, Apollo Bay, Breamlea and Portarlington (to name a few!). Take your pooch for a stroll while dipping your feet in the water, blissful!

For a full list of dog-friendly beaches head to: http://www.dogsonholidays.com.au/beaches/

Have a weekend away:

There’s nothing better than packing up your things and heading on a weekend getaway with your pet! From beachside vacations, country accommodation and everything in-between, there is sure to be a place you and your pet will just love.

Stay at a beautiful country house in Healesville or the Yarra Valley, or head down to a beach paradise along the Mornington Peninsula. You’ll be surprised how many great places there are that are pet friendly!

Go on a hike:

One of our favourite activities to do with our pets is to go on a hike! There are amazing places to hike in Melbourne and regional Victoria where pets can be walked both on and off their leashes. Popular places include the Tipperary Walking Track near Daylesford or Geelong’s You Yangs State Park, which have an extensive range of walking tracks from short walks to longer tracks sure to help you and your pooch work up a sweat!

For more information on dog friendly walks in Victoria call: Parks Victoria 13 19 63

Have you got some great activities you like to do with your pets on the weekend? Comment them below!