Pet-friendly accommodation for your next getaway

Our furry friends have proved to be lifesavers as far as our mental health goes, particularly over the last couple of years as pet ownership increased during the pandemic.

But now that holidays and travel are back on the agenda, we're not quite as willing to leave our canine and feline companions behind as we head off for time out.

Happy family running at beach with pet dog
Families are travelling with their pets more and more. Photo: Getty Images

In fact, research from has revealed that 25% of Aussie travellers plan to choose their next stay based on how pet-friendly it is and 24% admit that if they can't bring their pet on their trip it will affect the accommodation they choose.

It's clear that pet-friendly stays are something that Aussies need, so here are some of the best homes and hotels across Australia that offer a welcoming environment for guests and their furry companions.

New South Wales: Seaside Paws

When it comes to the perfect pet-friendly stay, Seaside Paws in Kingscliff ticks all the boxes. Kingscliff is a coastal town just south of Tweed Heads in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.

A dog lazes in the garden of Seaside Paws in Kingscliff; a bedroom of the same property and an outside bench
Seaside Paws in Kingscliff just south of Tweed Heads is happy for you to bring your pets. Photo:

This beautiful stay is located right near the beach, meaning plenty of space for a scenic dog walk to keep both owner and pet happy as can be. The holiday home is also only 40km from the popular town of Byron Bay, perfect for an extra adventure during the trip.

New South Wales: Kimpton Margot Sydney 

The perfect mid-city location for you and your canine to explore all the iconic sights Sydney has to offer.

Pool deck, bedroom and drinks at the Kimpton Margot Sydney
Kimpton Margot Sydney will provide pet beds and pet bowls in your room. Photo:

All guests travelling with pets to the Kimpton Margot Sydney receive a welcome treat, pet bowl and pet bed at no additional cost.

Queensland: The Retreat Tamborine Mountain

This stunning stay offers bountiful space for you and your lucky fur baby.

Mount Tamborine, where the accommodation is situated, is a town within the locality of Tamborine Mountain in South East Queensland offering a peaceful and picturesque Hinterland experience.

Ooutside and living room of The Retreat in Tamborine Mountain, Queensland
The Retreat in Tamborine Mountain offers a relaxed hinterland experience for everyone. Photo:

The quaint property is well located, only 25km from Nerang and 35km from the Gold Coast.

Queensland: Quest Robina

The Quest Robina offers dedicated pet-friendly apartments for you and your furry friend, with a swimming pool, fitness centre and gorgeous garden.

Poodle in a bedroom of The Quest Robina on The Gold Coast; bed at same hotel
The Quest Robina on The Gold Coast is well set up for your canine companion. Photo:

Located on the Gold Coast, one of Australia's top tourist destinations, Quest Robina will provide you with the perfect home away from home for you and your pooch.

Victoria: Scape Living at Aurora

Combining the intuitive 24/7 service and amenities of a world-class hotel with the comfort and cosiness of home, you'll get flexibility and ease like nowhere else for the whole family, fur babies included.

Photos of Scape Living at Aurora in Melbourne from the outside, from the pool deck and a bedroom
Scape Living at Aurora is perfectly located in central Melbourne will welcome the whole family including the furry members. Photo:

Scape Living at Aurora is perfectly located in central Melbourne for you to experience the city to the fullest.

Western Australia: Quest Innaloo

Quest Innaloo offers pet-friendly serviced apartments just 10km from Perth's city centre.

Photos form apartment hotel The Quest Innaloo in Perth
Set in a Perth suburb between the city and the beach, the Quest Innaloo is happy to welcome your furry friends. Photo:

From here, you and your furry friend can venture out and explore Perth knowing you both have a comfy dog-friendly haven to come back to.

There's no reason to have to board your pet or find a dog sitter on your next family break.

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