Top 10 Dog-Friendly Holiday Accommodation Ideas

With summer just round the corner, it’s time to plan a trip with your pooch 🐶✈️🌴🌊

The holiday season is fast approaching and there’s no better time or way to spoil your best furry mate than taking them on an Australian adventure. With so many pet-friendly accommodation options to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice! But never fear, we’ve done all the legwork for you and here’s our top 10 recommendations, with a little help from our friends at Holidays with Dogs.

We’ve even shortlisted them by state, so it’s just a fun road trip or quick plane ride away! Want to travel interstate? Let the friendly team at Jetpets look after your interstate pet travel needs, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to take your pets on holiday with you and there won’t be any looking back. You can thank us later, now let’s get a move on.

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From the Great Ocean Road to lush National Parks, there’s no shortage of beautiful sights to see and smells to explore for you and your puppa. 

Howards Hill, Mornington Peninsula

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An intimate retreat for you and Mr Barks-A-Lot, this gorgeous pet-friendly property is nestled among Manna Gums and surrounded by 30 acres of blissful bush. The perfect base to explore the Mornington Peninsula surrounds, you’ll have everything you need for some quality R&R time with your dogs and human companions. Get those limbs working with a bush walk, play a spot of table tennis or check out the local beaches with a short drive.


Tyntynder Garden Cottage 2, High Country

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If the view of two gorgeous blondes isn’t enough to lure you in just yet, let us tell you about this tranquil retreat. Nestled in the high country of Bright, located just 100 metres from the Ovens River, take a leisurely stroll with your doggos to town. Play a few (ok, as many times as it takes for your four-legged mates to tire out) of fetch in the fully-enclosed backyard and win some serious brownie points as “best dog parent of the year”.

Flying Duck Orchid, Great Ocean Road

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If the thought of being close to both the beach and bush tickles your fancy, then this newly renovated property is sure to impress. Inspired by the eclectic vibes of the 50s and 60s, this Flying Duck is located right on the fringe of a wildlife corridor that stretches from Anglesea to Cape Otway. Explore the beautiful region with your fur child, walk amid the blooms or lounge on the sand while the waves roll in.


New South Wales

From coastal cities to rugged mountains, we’ll give you something worth singing an opera about. 

Chill-out Beach House @ Forster, North Coast

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Set amongst a tropical backyard, this laid back three bedroom beach house is just a stone’s throw away from the dog-friendly One Mile Beach. Smell the salt and enjoy the sound of lulling waves as you stroll to the surf or explore the rainforest boardwalk with your furbaby. Enjoy a few snags on the outdoor barbie before settling in for a Netflix and chill night with your best mate on the couch.


South Coast Retreat – Waterfront Three Bedroom House, South Coast

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Situated right on the stunning waterfront, this award-winning property offers unforgettable water views at every angle from the living area. Languorously walk along the water with your best pal while sinking your toes into the warm sand, and reminisce your favourite memories so far in 2019 while planning the adventures to come in 2020.



The beach haven of our beautiful country, the Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforests await. 

Sunny Coast Shack, Sunshine Coast

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Looking for a private oasis that backs onto a off-leash dog-friendly parkland and just minutes walk from the quiet Marcoola Beach? Look no further, my friend, this perfect pet-friendly beach holiday accommodation awaits. With your very own private pool complete with a lazy hammock, pool table, table tennis, Foxtel and more, this retro city chic holiday house awaits you and your fur children.


Angie’s Garden Poolside, Fraser Coast

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If your idea of the perfect getaway with your pooch fam involves a holiday house with a pool that ALSO gives back to homeless dogs in need, then you’re in luck! The wonderful team at Angie’s Garden are behind Project Shelter, where every night you stay at this idyllic retreat, a homeless dog gets food, shelter and care. There’s ample space for everyone, this place gets a big paws up!


South Australia

Home to beautiful wine regions, cultural sights and dramatic outback scenery.

Seagrass Villa 1 at Normanville, Fleurieu Peninsula 

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An up-market experience that will have your furry child’s tail wagging, this purpose-built property is a stroll away from the pristine Normanville Beach where you can soak in the views from a variety of cafes and restaurants situated on the foreshore. Alternatively, catch up on some quiet time and spend a relaxing night in the ‘Reading Room’, equipped with an array of books and magazines. PSA: Ample breakfast provisions and enjoy a complimentary bottle of South Australian wine or two craft beers.



Tick this isolated island state off your list and take a meander through the Salamanca markets. 

Stanley View Beach House, North Tasmania

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With the beach only 10 metres from your bedroom window, this 1950s beach front cottage offers serenity and comfort on a platter. Sleeping a total of 10 people, and more importantly, two lucky doggos, this fully-equipped property dishes up views of the historic port of Stanley across Sawyer Bay and the modern port of Port Lotta. With a cosy wood fireplace for long winter nights and beautiful sunset views on romantic summer nights, this beach house is awaiting your arrival.


Western Australia

Discover the hidden treasure of sightseeing and spectacular landscapes that Western Australia has to offer. 

EcoValley Retreat, Esperance

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Set upon seven acres of bushland, this sustainable retreat is just moments away from Esperance’s gorgeous beaches and CBD, wonderfully ideal for a couple’s getaway. Escape the hustle and bustle of life, relax in nature and discover the wonders of organic farming with four of your furry best friends.


For more pet-friendly holiday and accommodation ideas, please visit Holidaying with Dogs.