Bongaree Caravan Park to trial dog-friendly accommodation
Moreton Bay Regional Council is set to roll out the welcome mat in coming weeks to travellers with canine companions when the Bongaree Caravan Park opens its doors this February to a dog-friendly accommodation trial.
Mayor Allan Sutherland said from February 1 to March 24, both travellers and their furry friends would be able to stay at the Bribie Island tourist park’s camping spots and caravan sites.
“This is an opportunity for people travelling with a furry friend to discover the foreshore parks, beaches and cafes that have made Bribie Island a popular destination for many visitors and families,” Mayor Sutherland said.
“By rolling out the welcome mat to our canine companions, new visitors will be able to share their Bribie experience with their beloved pets and have convenient access to some of South East Queensland’s premier on leash and off leash parks and beach areas.
Mayor Sutherland said bookings were essential for visitors and their pets looking to participate in the trial.
“Already, we’ve seen a number of guests book in to stay at the Bongaree park’s camping spots and caravan sites with their dog.
“For many people, a dog is an important member of the family, and this trial means those furry family members can join our caravaning and camping travellers as they experience Bribie Island and the greater Moreton Bay Region.”
Division 1 Councillor Brooke Savige said for local businesses and cafes, the trial also was an opportunity to extend their pet-friendly hospitality to overnight and short-term travellers.
“On any given day you only have to look at Bribie’s parks and cafes to see that the island is a popular area for locals and day travellers with dogs, and this trial allows local businesses to share that pet friendly atmosphere with our camping and caravaning friends,” Cr Savige said.
“With a regional tourism industry that generates more than $659.8 million annually and employees more than 3,700 people, it’s another unique way council is looking to support our tourism economy.”
To book a place during the trial or for more information visit www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/bongaree or call (07) 3408 1054.