June 7, 2019
Heading to Canberra for work or for a holiday?
The nation’s capital has a range of places to take your pet. Search from our list of ACT: pet-friendly accommodation.
Stay in style at this pet-friendly hotel in Canberra.
The hotel offers eco-chic rooms with smart TVs, free Wi-Fi, and minibars, plus iPads. Upgraded rooms have sitting areas; some add soaking tubs. Sleek studios with wall beds, and 1- to 3-bedroom apartments, add kitchens, washer/dryers, and balconies or glass-enclosed terraces. Ovolo Nishi is a 5-minute walk from the closest bus stop and is 4 km from the monumental Parliament House and 3 km from the National Gallery of Australia. Room rates include free breakfast and evening socials. There’s also a cool eatery and a bar, plus a gallery and a 24-hour gym.
From $200 per night plus pet fee.
NewActon Precinct, 25 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra ACT 2601
T 02 6287 6287
Ainslie Pet-Friendly Apartment
This cosy 2-bedroom modern courtyard apartment with a private entrance welcomes pets in the property but not on the furniture. Please do not leave your dog inside when you go out, there is a sheltered courtyard and a shady kennel provided.
The Silk Tree Guest House
Expect a very warm welcome to this pet-friendly guest house, which offers a relaxed, comfortable and family-friendly stay in Canberra.
Guests have exclusive use of a fully furnished and self-contained 1-bedroom apartment, with a fold-out sofa bed, well-appointed kitchen, courtyard, children’s swings and laundry facilities. All linen, bedding and towels are provided.
The guest house accepts all types of well-behaved pets, cats, dogs, birds and even lizards. From $150 per night.
15 Must Circuit, CALWELL ACT 2905
T 02 6169 7224
Hotel Mercure Canberra
This affordable 127 room hotel welcomes dogs in the superior rooms. The hotel offers The Pampered Pet Package which includes: a room with access to a private garden, full breakfast for two people, bedding for your pet and a complimentary gift for your dog to take home! Pets can go to the beer garden of the pub and the restaurant terrace with their owners. Cats and birds may also be considered.
Corner of Ainslie & Limestone Ave, Braddon 2612
T 1800 475337
Nishi Apartments Eco-Living by Ovolo
This luxurious eco-friendly accommodation in Canberra offers dog-friendly rooms.
Located just a few minutes drive to the centre of Canberra, guests have access to a restaurant, bar, free WiFi, a health club, valet parking, and also a library. In term of the room facilities, these include a kitchen, a fridge, a microwave, and a hob as well as a TV, a coffee/tea maker and a ceiling fan are also available.
Dogs receive 5-star treatment and receive a VIP Pooch Pack.
25 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra, ACT 2601
These hotels makes it easy to travel with your four-legged friend. Conveniently located across six locations across Canberra making it easy to explore the city. Guests with pets stay in one of the modern designated animal-friendly rooms. Some of the ground floor rooms even have a fully fenced outdoor area for your pooch. Pet guests also receive a complimentary welcome pack on arrival, which includes a dog or cat toy and a water bowl. For more information visit the website.
T 1300 122 633
Located in Canberra’s inner-south, this hotel provides various types of rooms for all needs, including rooms for families or corporate and leisure groups, pet-friendly rooms and studios designed specifically for the mobility impaired.
61 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah 2604
T 02 6130 0650
Grand Manor Motor Inn
This pet-friendly motel allows animals to be with you inside the room, however, if they make a mess in the room or damage anything you will be charged a cleaning fee.
45 Macquoid Street, Queanbeyan 2620
T 02 6299 2800
Wee Jasper Reserves
Offering bush camping with your pet at several locations, located 1 hour from Canberra, Yass and Tumut; situated on the banks of the beautiful Goodradigbee River and Micalong Creek. Horses welcome – please call ahead to ensure availability.
Billy Grace Reserve, 5 Nottingham Road, Wee Jasper 2582
T 02 62279626
Guy’s Cross Farm Cottage
A quiet, private self-contained cottage that is located 5 minutes to Queanbeyan, and around 25 minutes to Canberra CBD. The open plan property comfortably sleeps 2 people in king-size single beds with room for 2 additional guests. The cottage is very pet-friendly and has even been host to snakes in the past. Facilities include all linen provided, undercover parking, tennis court, farm facilities. Pets will enjoy the secure run available and long farm walks. Well-behaved pets welcome indoors.
RMB 419 Captains Flat Road, Queanbeyan 2620
M 04160 73020
Riverview Homestead – relax with nature in country comfort
This peaceful property overlooks the Murrumbidgee River and is just a 20-minute drive from Canberra city. Pets are allowed inside the self-contained 2-bedroom unit – but are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture. There is an enclosed run with shade and room to move – should guests need to leave their pets for any reason. As this is a farm, guests’ pets need to be on a leash when moving about the farm. There is provision for horses in a paddock no stables.
1173 Wallaroo Road, via HALL, ACT 2618
T 02 6230 2637
Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)
Set on 70 hectares, this camping ground welcomes pets, and facilities include shower and toilet, laundry, powered and unpowered sites, close to public transport and 8 minutes from the city centre.
Flemington Road, Mitchell 2911
T 02 6241 3022
Located 20 minutes from Canberra, the 4.5 star boutique hotel-style accommodation welcomes dogs only – conditions apply.
Other domesticated animals reside at the property.
468 Parkwood Road, Macgregor 2615
T 02 6254 6464
Pets are welcome by prior arrangement to the B&B. Canberra Retreat has its own separate entrance to a private wing on a house, and exclusive use. There is a secure yard for pets and self-catering facilities for guests. A one-off pet fee applies.
7 Barada Cres, Aranda 2614
M 0438 511991
Capital Country Holiday Park
This park has a range of accommodation available for travellers with pets from powered & unpowered caravan/tent sites, powered dog freedom sites (fenced sites where your dog can run free) and dog-friendly bungalows 2 bedroom fully self-contained cabin sleeping up to 4.
Set on 40 acres and just 15 minutes to all of Canberra’s attractions and venues.
47 Bidges Road, Sutton 2620
T 02 6230 3433
Located to the south of Canberra; bookings are essential for overnight guests. Facilities include disabled toilets and hot showers, picnic areas, gas BBQs, wood fire pits. Bring your own drinking water and firewood.
Corin Road, off Tidbinbilla Road, Weston 2611
T 13 2281 or 02 6207 2498
Langley Heights Bed & Breakfast
Domesticated pets are welcome to stay inside the self-contained apartment, but are not allowed on beds or furniture. For pets other than cats and dogs – please check with hosts. The 2-bedroom property has its own small enclosed yard.
10 McManus Place, Calwell 2905
T 02 6291 0398
This fully self-contained accommodation farmhouse is ideally situated between Harden, Boorowa, Binalong and Young. An easy 1hr 15min drive from Canberra and 3.5 hours from Sydney. Pets are allowed inside in both Colenso Retreat and Walkers Cottage but they are not allowed on the furniture.
Colenso Road, Galong 2585
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