Cairns has 47 areas that are specifically allocated for exercising and socialising your dog off lead, called off-leash areas.
You can find the nearest off-leash area to your home using the map below or from Council's Register of Dog Off-Leash Areas ( PDF, 5.2 MB ).
It's important to remember a few rules when using Council's off-leash areas.
- Have your dog on a leash when travelling to or from a dog off-leash area
- Have you dog under effective control (hand or voice command) at ALL times
- Have your lead ready so you can react quickly if there is a problem
- Follow any direction from an authorised Council officer regarding your dog
- And scoop your poop
Dogs that have been declared dangerous or menacing, or a proscribed breed, are not allowed in dog off-leash areas.
This video by our Animal Management team provide some tips and tricks for getting the most out of your visit to a dog off-leash area.