Dog friendly

Here, boy!

Australians increasingly regard their dogs as family members and may be allowing sleeping on the bed or providing special birthday celebrations – some pooches even have their own Instagram accounts!

As such, it's no surprise dog-friendly places to stay, eat and drink are in demand - and Rutherglen is happy to oblige!

When visiting Rutherglen, there's no need to leave your four-legged family member at home. Many restaurants with outdoor eating areas are more than happy for well-behaved pooches to sit with their owners while enjoying a delicious meal, and accommodation options are plentiful.

There are three off-leash areas around Rutherglen: 

Two of Mandy Jones Dogs

Dog friendly stays

Swimming Pool at Must Love Dogs B&B

Must Love Dogs B&B and Self-Contained Cottage

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Barkly Suites / Apartments Rutherglen

Barkly Suites / Apartments is set in a quiet corner of Rutherglen. With a one bedroom and two bedroom suite, allowing singles, couples and a group can be comfortably accommodated. Suites have spacious lounge areas with a…

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La Maison St Arnaud B&B

La Maison St Arnaud Bed and Breakfast is a traditional bed and breakfast de charme set in the heart of the Rutherglen wine region. This Victorian-era cottage circa 1886 was originally used as the Mt Carmel Convent…

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Dog friendly experiences

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Scion

Scion is a progressive Rutherglen winery offering a creative and modern spin on the region’s traditional grape varietals. Located in the Rutherglen wine region in North East Victoria, the cellar door is nestled in the natural landscape…

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Cofield Wines Cellar Door

Cofield Wines

Cofield Wines is a boutique, family owned and operated winery, located in the heart of the Rutherglen wine district. The Cofield family have been treading the vineyards of Rutherglen for over 100 years. Now second generation winemaker…

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Buller Wines

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Campbells Wines Rutherglen

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At Campbells visitors can enjoy the distinctive wines of Rutherglen resulting from five generations of tradition, experience and a dedication to innovation. The Campbell family has a hands on approach and an uncompromising commitment to quality. Sisters…

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Dog friendly walks

Wahgunyah River Track Walk

This trail will take you through the old river gum trees beside the Murray River and passes by farming properties. Local Aboriginal artist Tommy McRae (c.1835– 1901) would wander this area and lived at Lake Moodemere for…

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Lake Moodemere Trail Walk

Lake Moodemere is a natural billabong abundant with native birds and wildlife. This is a delightful river red gum forest trail which is shaded in summer. Experience the splendour of Lake Moodemere and enjoy a picnic or…

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Murray to Mountains Rail Trail Walk – Rutherglen to Wahgunyah

In a wine region blessed with abundant sunshine and long languid summers, a stroll along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail from Rutherglen to the banks of the mighty Murray River is a charm. Once the Rutherglen…

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Willows Reserve Trail Walk

Take a leisurely walk beside ancient river red gums on the Murray River at Wahgunyah. The track winds along the river for about 2 kilometres and then veers off to pass the Wahgunyah Recreational Reserve where during…

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