I know that to have a dog on Hamilton Island you require permission from National Parks (Permit) and also permission from the owners of Hammo. We were there last year on our cat with our dog on board. There was no issue as long as the dog stayed on board and did not become a nuisance by barking. We saw quite a few cruisers with dogs on board while we were there.
Actually I just read the Rules of the Marina dated 1st April 2015 its states
18.1 Cats are strictly prohibited on the Marina or onboard a vessel berthed within the Marina.
18.2 Applications for temporary permission to keep a dog onboard a vessel must be submitted to
email@example.com before arriving at the Marina. Enquiries can be made by
phoning 07 4946 8119 between 9am to 1pm or 07 4946 8630 between 2pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Approval of applications are at the sole discretion of the Marina Operator.
18.3 The dog is to be kept on a leash at all times while off the vessel.
18.4 The person in control of the dog must immediately remove any dog faeces from the Marina in a plastic bag
to a rubbish bin and appropriately wash down the area.
Its possible there has been a policy change which is going to screw up our plans with the dog as well. A quick phone
call to the marina will confirm the above.
Airlie allows dogs but has a fairly stringent (common sense) policy regarding them. Always go to Airlie and catch a ferry
over and return after the wedding. It is very hard up that way to find an area to let your dog on a beach. Most of the area is either marine
park which stops dogs on the beach to the high water
mark or national park which stops dogs on the beach to the high water
Rangers were patrolling Woodwark Bay while we there looking for infractions by pet owners.
Greg, Sue and Bella the sea Dog