With the summer holidays and festive season coming up, there’s never been a better time to book a holiday. But, who says you have to leave your BFFs behind?
We’ve done all the research for you and found the best pet-friendly accommodation to stay in over the summer all over Australia.
From coastal towns to beachfront stays and relaxed bush living, you’re going to want to book one of these pet-friendly accommodation spots for your summer break or road trip.
New South Wales Pet-Friendly Stays
Turon Gates Mountain Retreat – Blue Mountains
If you’re in NSW, you won’t want to miss a trip to The Blue Mountains and you don’t have to leave your pets at home. Turon Gates Mountain Retreat is the perfect, authentic bush hideaway, with plenty of pet-friendly accommodation options to choose from.
Whether you want to stay in a mountain cottage, a cabin, glamping tents or their pet-friendly camping tents, Turon Gates has options for every traveller.
Normandie Cottage – Mudgee
Normandie Cottage is a refurbished 1930s home set in the centre of Mudgee which offers plenty of wineries, distilleries and breweries to enjoy during the summer months.
Normandie Cottage is the perfect spot to take a road trip with your family or friends over Christmas or the summer months. There’s even a large, enclosed grass garden for your pets to enjoy while you’re home, entertaining or sipping some vino at the nearest winery.
Victoria Pet-Friendly Stays
The Shell Croft – Mornington Peninsula
Located just 250 metres from The Bayside Beach on the southern part of the Mornington Peninsula, The Shell Croft is the perfect stay for your summer road trip or Christmas holiday.
This beautiful, beach-style house is pet friendly with an outdoor courtyard for your pets to run around in while you cook something up on the BBQ on the outdoor deck.
Apollo Ocean Blue – Apollo Bay
If you want to wake up with picturesque ocean views without leaving your dogs at home, then add Apollo Ocean Blue to your list of stays for your summer holiday.
Located in Apollo Bay, this property boasts open-plan living, and stunning ocean views and comfortably sleeps 10 people so you can bring your entire family and friends along with you. Who wouldn’t want to celebrate Christmas here?
Queensland Pet-Friendly Stays
16 Oceania Crescent – Sunshine Beach
If you’re heading up to Queensland for your summer holiday, you’ll definitely want to stay at 16 Oceania Cresent on Sunshine Beach, Noosa.
The house is designed with pets in mind with fully fenced areas throughout the property and even has dog beds so you’re pets can relax too!
The property is located just 700 metres away from cafes, restaurants and shops and Sunshine Beach which has an off-the-leash area for your pups to run around and swim in the water.
ReNewell – Port Douglas
If you’re looking to splurge a little extra on your summer holiday and stay right on the beach then ReNewell is your go-to pet-friendly spot.
Located on Newell Beach which sits between the Daintree Rainforest and Port Douglas Village, ReNewell is a newly-built modern house, designed by award-winning architect Charles Wright with two kitchens and a pool. You can even get a spa service right in the comfort of your own home.
South Australia Pet-Friendly Stays
Seashells – Middleton
If you’re planning to surf over the Christmas break then Seashells in Middleton is your go-to pet-friendly accommodation spot. Seashells is located just 5 minutes from Middleton Beach, a popular surfing destination in South Australia.
The property has ocean views, an open plan living area and an outdoor front deck perfect for a summer BBQ to enjoy with your family, friends and of course your pets.
Perlubie Sea Villas – Eyre Peninsula
Perlubie Sea Villas are located just steps away from Perlubie Beach on the Eyre Penisula where you (and your pets) can enjoy serene ocean views from your villa or your bathtub which overlooks the ocean.
There are plenty of activities to keep you busy during the summer months including swimming, canoeing, kite surfing fishing and walking in some pretty amazing locations like the Granites or Sceale Bay. You can even visit an oyster farm in Smoky Bay just 30 minutes away from the villas.
Western Australia Pet-Friendly Stays
Cowrie Cove – Peppermint Grove Beach
Cowrie Cove is the perfect coastal escape for the summer, located in Peppermint Grove Beach just two hours away from Perth. The property sits just about as close to the beach as you can get so you can wake up to ocean views and watch the sunset on the outdoor balcony.
Plus, Peppermint Grove Beach is a dog-friendly beach so your pets can run along the sand or go for a dip in the water with you.
Petra Chalet – Yallingup
If you’ve ever wanted to stay on an olive oil farm, here’s your chance. Petra Chalet offers dog-friendly accommodation in self-contained chalets with picturesque views of olive groves and dams right on an olive oil estate.
Petra Chalet Estate offers three types of chalets and you can even book a tasting event or a DIY Gourment Antipaso picnic with landscape views and kangaroo watching.
Northern Territory Pet-Friendly Stays
Troppo Pioneer – Parap
If you’re heading to the Northern Territory and looking for an authentic stay, Troppo Pioneer in Parap uses Troppo design architecture which is the practice of regionally responsive architecture.
The traditional 3-bedroom house is made by award-winning Troppo Architects and has a huge timber deck and pool so you can embrace the modern Northern Territory outdoor lifestyle and take full advantage of the views to watch the sunset with your pets.
Hideaway Litchfield – Rakula
Ever wanted to stay in a shipping container? Now’s your chance. Hideaway Litchfield has turned shipping containers into luxury escapes in the heart of Litchfield National Park.
Tasmania Pet-Friendly Stays
The Winged House – Table Cape
The Winged House is an award-winning home situated in Table Cape with coastline views of the beach and comes fully stocked with Tasmanian wine, fruit and vegetables that are perfect for your afternoon sunset viewing.
There are also plenty of activities for you (and your pets) to enjoy like swimming, wine tasting, fishing, golfing, kayaking and wildlife watching. Or you can sit by the fireplace and drink some vino with your pets.
Kingfisher Cottage – Binalong Bay
Kingfisher Cottage sits just 100 metres from Binalong Bay Beach a terrace so your pets can run around and enjoy their holiday too.
Guests can go hiking and cycling nearby or head to the beach and the restaurant just a few steps away from the property. The property also offers views of the Bay of Fires – one of Tasmania’s World Renowned heritage sites.
Australian Capital Territory Pet-Friendly Stays
Ovolo Nishi – Canberra
Ovolo Nishi is a boutique hotel in the heart of Canberra’s CBD where you’ll find a bunch of cafes, restaurants, shops and of course Parliament House.
Each room has a unique character with vintage furniture and original artwork. Plus, they even have a V.I.Pooch package for your pets so they can have a luxurious stay with you with dog treats and toys.
Abode Belconnen – Belconnen
Located in Canberra’s northwest, Abode Belconnen offers self-contained living for your next trip down to Canberra. Plus, it’s only a 15-minute drive to Canberra CBD and a 3-minute walk to Belconnen Town Centre.
With pet-friendly rooms, a pool and a gym, Abode have everything you need from kitchen facilities to cook for yourself as well as a restaurant and bar which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Your summer road trip or Christmas holiday break doesn’t have to exclude your pets. With these amazing and unique pet-friendly stays, you and your pets will be soaking up the sun, swimming at the beach or maybe even exploring an olive farm.