Doggy Picnic Adventures

Our handcrafted Doggy Picnic Adventures let you and your pooch spend a day together enjoying guided walks while Bella the dog welcoming bus scoots ahead to set up your individual picnic basket of goodies. Choose from Hanging Rock or the Dandenong Ranges and Bella the dog welcoming bus will chauffeur you - pooches get the window seat - of course! We also offer a session on learning the art of canine massage, so tired little paws can be pampered. This is certainly a dog friendly experience to remember and a fun social day where your dog will thank you for taking time out to just be with them. Read more in the destinations tab below.

9:30am - 4pm

DandenongsSat 6 Feb 2021Sat 6 Mar 2021Sat 17 Apr 2021
Hanging RockSat 27 Feb 2021Sat 10 Apr 2021

Two Fabulous Destinations

Hanging Rock

Lose yourself at Hanging Rock with your pooch for the day. Enjoy wandering around this rare volcanic formation and try not to 'vanish'.  Our Dog Carer will take you on a 3.5 km base walk where you will be mesmerised by the sheer rock face from so many views. Your individual picnic basket lunch will be ready when you return. After lunch you can decide to 'get lost' hiking to the summit while little paws get a massage or grab a coffee and visit the museum. This is a truly wonderful fun day out for all peeps and paws.


Our Dog Carer will take you on an easy grade 6km wander along the Puffing Billy trail. Take in the crisp air and tranquil scenery. Or if you would prefer come on Bella and do a 2km walk at your own pace, depending on what your paws feel like on the day. Either way an individual picnic basket lunch awaits you when you finish. No need to walk back, Bella is there to chauffeur you home.

  • Meeting time is 9:30am - please be on time to allow the essential dog socialising.
  • Meet at Rest Stop G (circular toilet block) The Boulevard, Port Melbourne.
  • There is free all day parking along the beach side.


  • Individual picnic basket lunch with a loan picnic blanket
  • Branded acrylic stemless wine glass to keep
  • 2 dedicated staff from 9:30am to 4pm
  • Chauffeured on Bella the dog welcoming bus with climate control, dog seat belts, seat covers, blankets and plenty of space.
  • Facilitated dog socialisation pre-boarding
  • Dog massage introductory session
  • Personalised dog treat.
  • Water for all guests.
  • Menus are seasonal and of an exceptional quality and quantity. Example menu may include;
    • Ancient grain salad with poached chicken or marinated tofu
    • Quiche or seasonal vegetable tart
    • Bakery item
    • Popcorn
    • Sparkling Wine and Mineral Water
    • Fruit
  • We can cater for interstate or international guests with or with out your dog. 


  • We can cater for most dietary requirements, please specify this in the booking form including any food allergies.
  • Please bring any medications you require with you on the day.

What is not included

  • Additional purchases at any of the venues.
  • Picnic basket and blankets are on loan for the day.
  • Tea and coffee.
  • Photos from any photographic sessions
  • Additional dog massage sessions.
  • Transport to and from meeting point in Port Melbourne.
  • We can cater for all dietary requirements, including Vegan.
  • Please specify your dietary requirements in the Guest Details Form which will be sent after you book and must be completed by each adult and dog on your booking, please include any food allergies.
  • Please bring any medications you require with you on the day.

Pesky but important information

  • Only 2 dogs per person
  • All dogs must be desexed at the time of the tour
  • Max of 15 dogs per tour
  • All guests must be 18 years or over
  • AFTER you have booked you will need to complete our Guest Details Form.
  • All dogs must be de-sexed and have a current vaccination for annual Canine Cough and to a 'C5 level'. We will contact  your vet to verify these details.
  • No retractable leads or correctional style collars as these can present hazards in groups and on the bus.
  • It is essential your dog is in good health and able to socialise with other dogs and humans.
  • Whilst we understand sometimes circumstances change, unfortunately there are no refunds once a booking has been made. We can transfer you to another Doggy Picnic Adventure if 2 weeks notice is provided.
  • We pride ourselves on the relationships we have with our trusted venues and as such we want to respect the time they take to make sure our bookings are just right. If we have to converse continuously with them for changes, this can impact their business. So please understand that if you change your mind we need 2 weeks notice, so we can continue to respect our supply chain and that includes us!
  • If 2 weeks notice is not able to be provided there is a $50 administration fee per booking.
  • If the tour is cancelled due to extreme weather we will transfer you to the next available date.
  • Ensure you have clothing and shoes appropriate to the weather and walking.
  • Full T&C's HERE