Dog-friendly Weekend Breaks in Apollo Bay

It can be difficult to find restaurants and destinations which allow your furry friend to come inside with you, but to help you find your best holiday locations, we’ve created this list of dog-friendly places close by Apollo Bay.

Parks and waterfalls
The majority of regional parks and forests along the Great Ocead Road allow you to bring dogs with you, assuming that they’re on leads. Take your four-legged friend for a relaxing (or challenging!) walk through the Otways lush rainforest and visit some of the breathtaking waterfalls. For instance, the 20-metre-high Beauchamp Falls is very impressive after a somewhat strenuous walk there, while Carisbrook Falls can be reached via an easy 10-minute walk. It doesn’t matter how fit/old you and your dog are – there’s a waterfall trek to suit everyone in the Otways!

Beaches
When it comes to dog-friendly beaches, you can’t beat Marengo Beach in Apollo Bay. Marengo Beach is a leash-free beach which is a short walk away from the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse and Tastes of the Region, our dog-friendly pub, restaurant & tasting room. How convenient is that?

Restaurants
The Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is one of the few restaurants in Apollo Bay where they allow dogs to come and join in on the fun! So why not stop in for a drink and a doggy beer some time?

Our dog-friendly beer garden is the perfect place for you and your furry friend to unwind – soak up the sun, check out the amazing landscape, and have a pint with man’s best friend! We serve free water to all dogs and soon we will start serving doggy treats. We want our four-legged customers to feel just as comfortable as our two-legged customers!

How many dog-friendly restaurants do you know that serve their own doggy beer?! At the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse, we serve “Beerdog’s Bitter”, a special alcohol-free brew which is designed to appeal to the taste buds of dogs, mimicking the taste of a pint but without giving Fido a nasty hangover!

As a local Craft Beer destination, we serve a wide range of craft beer concoctions, including the full range of Prickly Moses, a very popular local beer here in Apollo Bay. Order a Prickly Moses beer paddle and both doggy and you have something excited to try!

Tastes of the Region: a dog-friendly tasting room in Apollo Bay
Behind the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse, you will find Tastes of the Region, the Great Ocean Road’s one and only dog-friendly tasting room. Here you can try some exciting local brews including the full-range plus specialty brews from Prickly Moses handcrafted Beer. But the best of all, your furry friend is allowed inside the Tastes of the Region building and what’s more, we’ll be taking a Polaroid picture of your dog for our “Dog Wall of Fame”! A brilliant way to honour the canine patrons and give their owners something to boast about over a pint or two.

So, whether you’re stopping in for a quick pint with Fido, or you’re planning some dog-friendly weekend breaks in Apollo Bay, make sure to stop in at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse and Tastes of the Region sometime soon!

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