Holidaying with Pets in Wooli

The coastal villages of Wooli and Minnie Water on the NSW North Coast are very pet-friendly holiday destinations. Nobody likes to leave their beloved family pet at home, so take them with you!

Use the information below to plan a holiday with your dog or other small pet in Wooli or Minnie Water.

Although pets are not permitted in the National Park, the area offers pet-friendly accommodation in both villages and areas to exercise your dog both on and off leash.

Dog walking areas in Wooli & Minnie Water (on leash)

Bring your dog on your holiday to Wooli or Minnie WaterAs a general rule, if dogs are on a lead and under effective control, they are permitted in all public areas, except for the areas listed below and unless otherwise directed by local signage. Please always read dog signage because different terms apply to each area.

Dog friendly beaches (on leash only)

Dogs on leash are allowed on Minnie Water Main Beach and Wooli Main Beach (excluding areas within the surf lifesaving flags). In Diggers Camp, dogs on leash are only allowed on the main beach under the headland.

Off leash dog exercise area in Wooli

Every dog loves to run free. Dogs can be exercised off leash at the Centenary Community Reserve, commonly known as the Wooli Oval (where you’ll see a sign advertising the annual Goanna Pulling Championships). Dogs are not allowed on the Oval when it’s in use by a school or sporting group.

Where dogs are NOT allowed

Dogs and other pets are NOT allowed:

  • anywhere in Yuraygir National Park
  • in playground areas
  • in food preparation areas

Pet-friendly accommodation

Wooli and Minnie Water have plenty of pet-friendly holiday accommodation, particularly when it comes to small to medium-sized dogs.

At most pet-friendly properties, dogs are allowed to be kept on the veranda and in the yard, but usually not inside the house, cabin or apartment.

Want to bring your cat, rabbit, turtle, or any other type of pet animal? Simply contact the accommodation provider or letting agent to discuss what’s allowed.

Each property may have its own rules and regulations regarding pets at the accommodation, so make sure you check and understand these before you book.

Some of the pet-friendly accommodation providers in Wooli:

Pet Services Directory


  • Clarence Valley Vet Clinic
    123 Pound Street, Grafton
    Ph: (02) 6642 4224
    A/H: 0427 057 329
  • Grafton Veterinary Clinic
    128 Bacon Street, Grafton
    Ph: (02) 6642 3681
    A/H: (02) 6642 7442
  • Riverbank Animal Hospital
    60 Through St, South Grafton
    Ph: (02) 6642 3083 A/H: (02) 6643 1700

Boarding kennels

  • Clarenza Bed ‘N’ Bones
    104 Four Mile Lane, Clarenza (via Grafton)
    Ph: (02) 6642 4305
  • Grafton Kennels & Cattery
    201 Four Mile Lane, Clarenza (via Grafton)
    Ph: (02) 6642 2773
  • Kemoa Boarding Kennels
    4 Calligans Creek Road, Ulmarra
    Ph: (02) 6644 5365

Pet shops

  • Fish Scales & Furry Tails Pet & Aquarium Supplies
    83 Prince Street, Grafton
    Holidaying with Pets in Wooli and the Clarence ValleyPh: (02) 6643 3854
  • Craig’s Birdplace & Pet Shop
    99 Skinner Street, South Grafton
    Ph: (02) 6642 5369

Pet care, clipping & grooming

  • Hair Off The Dog
    173 Alice Street, Grafton
    Ph: (02) 6643 1364
  • The Naked Hound
    127 Prince Street, Grafton
    Ph: (02) 6642 8566
  • Sudz in a Tub
    Mobile Dog Wash
    Ph: 0402 917 545

Brochure: Holidaying with Pets

For more information about taking your pet on holiday in our region, please refer to this brochure: