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    We took Banjo camping at the coast for a week. And she turns out to be the perfect camping dog! She is just so bomb proof. She made lots of friends, canine and human, and was perfectly well behaved. Except for that time that she pood in the surf maybe!

    I tried to get my 7yo daughter to be a bit more independent and the dog was a great help as she loved following her around and my daughter was happy to go to the toilet alone or visit other kids' camps if the dog came with her. It makes me so happy that the dog is as much her dog as mine because my old dog never showed any interest in her at all. Though my daughter was not impressed when she was playing hide and seek with some kids one night and Banjo led anyone who asked "Banjo, where's E?" directly to her.

    It was great to see Banjo on the beach for the first time too. She didn't swim in the surf but wasn't scared of the waves either. And she loved climbing rocks and swimming in the rock pools with my daughter.

    A really good camping dog, I decided!

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    Beloz where did u go if u dont mind me asking? We just got back from murramarrang which was beautiful, but no dogs allowed. Did your place have cabins or just camping?

    I have a colleage with a rentable house that u can bring your dog at tuross too, if u ever want the details u could message me.

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    Sounds like a wonderful time for all of you and especially your daughter........My kinda holiday
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    We were at Mystery Bay. It's a 'primitive camping ground'. Only pit toilets and cold showers, not everyone's thing. But lots of dogs! Some that played really well with Banjo though it was interesting to see that she got fed up with some of them on occasions. I had never seen her initiate the end of a game with another dog.

    She has the post holiday blues now. Misses all the people and dogs to interact with. Just me now (my daughter is not home) and the cat who won't leave her alone because she clearly missed her so much.

    If I ever want to rent accommodation at the coast, I'll ask you about Turros. But we do like camping. We've even been camping at Mystery Bay in the middle of winter. Absolutely wonderful as there is just hardly anyone else there then.

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    We go to a lot of places in Winter...i love going in Winter, just us and forever beaches.........We do not quite tent camp, we use our caravan
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    Loce camping! Sounds like a good time had by all

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    i really want to take my puppies camping with me. OH thinks it will be too much of a hassle but if i find a place that can accommodate his wants and their needs he will fold.

    does anyone know of any places in vic or low nsw (murray river) ect that are dog friendly and also has the potiential for boat /ski activities (his needs)

    thinking of going while hot so on a weekend in jan/feb or aust day.

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    either bush camping or at a caravan park

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    I cannot find the rules on posting links now! Someone tell me where they are, please?

    Ozcamps is the website you are after. Just do a Google. There's a legend that will tell you which spots allow dogs. There's a big difference between bush camping (or the more 'primitive' camping grounds) and caravan parks. I found caravan parks stressed me out with the dog because you have to have them on lead or tethered all the time and you are constantly surrounded by people. Where I go, you can find your own private spot and the dogs know that that is their 'home' for the time you are there and mine were/are always happy to stay off leash in our camp. We were lucky to have some good neighbours with dogs too this time. Though there are also always those who bring their dogs only to leave them tethered at the campsite all day while they go do their own thing. Very sad...

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