Dog Friendly - Eat, Drink, Stay

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From sleeping on the bed to special birthday celebrations (some even having their own Instagram accounts!), Australians are increasing seeing their dogs as family members.

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: 

  • Barkly Park: 47 Reid Street, Rutherglen (excluding some weekends when there is sport being played)
  • Willows Reserve: off Reserve Road, Wahgunyah
  • Field and Game reserve: Corner Jones Road & Racecourse Road, Rutherglen