November 24, 2018
The Great Ocean Road with your Pet
Victoria offers some great places to holiday with your pet. There is a wide range of pet-friendly accommodation to choose from, such as bed and breakfasts, self-catering accommodation, hotels and caravan parks.
Although this list is by no means exhaustive, we feel it represents a genuine sampling of the diverse accommodation our book has to offer travellers and their four-legged friends.
Breamlea Beach House
Located a few minutes drive to Torquay, this 3-bedroom beach house offers all features for a comfortable self-contained holiday including split system air conditioner, an outdoor entertaining area with a BBQ. The house is pet friendly with a dog-off-lead beach less than a 5-minute walk from the house. From $280 per night.
M 0421 693 482
Front Beach Torquay Beach Houses
These 2-bed beach houses are located opposite from a dog-friendly beach and are fully fenced. There are 3 fully self-contained townhouses, which are individually architecturally designed with spacious rooms and a beach essence. Dogs, cats and birds welcome.
2a Price Street, Torquay 3228
M 0408 395 312
Aireys Ocean View
This 4-bedroom 2 bathrooms house offering an immaculate, modern and open-plan interior with enough room for your pet to run around too. Enjoy hiking or fishing in the natural wonders of the Aireys Inlet, or explore the town and the many different cuisines in local restaurants. If you’re after a couples retreat for you, your friends and all your pets, Aireys is also the perfect spot for friends to enjoy a fun getaway with the privacy of multiple bedrooms. Aireys Ocean View can sleep up to 10 people in 4 bedrooms. From $406 per night.
Aireys Inlet Holiday Park
This park allows pets during the off-peak season on powered sites only – check the website for dates. Easy walking distance to sensational beaches, restaurants, art gallery, shops, and a cosy pub.
19-25 Great Ocean Rd, Aireys Inlet 3231
T 03 5289 6230
Number 10 Angelsea
This 3-bedroom holiday house is close to shops and a 10-minute walk to the main beach with a large rear yard that contains a partially covered barbecue area, as well as a herb and vegetable garden. The yard is enclosed and pets are welcome.
10 McRorie Street, Anglesea 3230
M 0433 835 274
Fruit Tree Cottage
Close to the beach, this 3-bedroom family-friendly cottage has a sea view, and welcomes small animals inside. The self-contained property can accommodate up to 6 people and has a fenced yard. Facilities include parking, BBQ facilities, dishwasher, wood heater and all linen is provided.
60B Fifth Avenue, Anglesea 3230
T 03 5263 2725
This 2-bedroom cottage is just 100 metres from the beach and nestled in the foothills of the Otway Ranges. Find out why busy people love to return every year, with their pets, to enjoy its unique rustic charm. More than a destination, it’s a state of mind.
9 Sarsfield Street, Separation Creek
03 5289 1278
Marengo Beach Studios
Offering a pet-friendly villa for those that wish to travel with their furry friends. This dog-friendly boutique beachside retreat is close to shops, restaurants, beaches, and world-class tourist attractions.
8 Ocean Park Drive, Marengo 3233
This well equipped modern single bedroom unit welcomes couples and their dogs. There is a fully fenced yard, doggie bed, kennel and treats on arrival. Located just a short walk to the beach. There is even an outdoor shower with hot and cold taps for dog washing or post surf rinsing.
From $160 per night.
22 Belvedere Terrace, Lorne 3232
The Swifts B&B
All domesticated pets are welcome at this French-style, self-contained B&B cottage. The tranquil cottage has an enclosed yard for pets and guests have access to an outdoor spa and decks. Cottage guests are able to have breakfast in the B&B kitchen with the colourful host – not to be missed!
58 George Street, Lorne 3232
T or F 03 5289 1615
These 4 self-contained award-winning cottages are set in the beautiful Aussie bushland of Bambra, near Lorne. Not only is the property eco-friendly but it is animal friendly too. The property has fully fenced yards and provides cozy beds, blankets bowls and homemade doggie treats to canine guests. Dogs are allowed in the Otway Forest Park at the rear of the cottages. There are also lots of dog-friendly beaches within half an hours drive. Horses and birds also welcome.
1205 Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Road, Bambra 3241
T 03 5288 7399 or 0419 114 786
Warm and welcoming, the cottages at Glenaire will delight you with amazing views and personal touches such as fresh flowers and candles. Pet-friendly features include secure fenced yards and close to dog-friendly Johanna Beach. Your pets are made to feel at home here, but conditions do apply. The timber cottages have fireplaces, spas, BBQ, aircon, dishwashers and linen is provided. A pet fee applies. Minimum 2 nights stay.
3440 Great Ocean Road, Glenaire 3238
T 03 5237 9237
Beauchamp Falls Camping
Dogs are permitted on leads at this small grassy shaded campground in the northern section of Great Otway National Park. There is a great little walk that leads to the waterfall and creek. Turn off at Skeens Creek just before Apollo Bay. Facilities include well-maintained toilets, campfires.
T 13 1963
Warrnambool Holiday Park and Motel
This holiday park welcomes most types of family pets, set up your caravan or tent on one of the lush, grassed Powered or Ensuite Powered Sites, and let the holiday begin. There are several beaches and parklands that allow dogs in Warrnambool. Here are some of them:
- Blue Hole Reserve – from Hopkins River Bridge to mouth, east side only between May 1 and October 31
- Logans Beach
- Beach – Hopkins River (west side) to Flume
- Foreshore walking track – including Foreshore Promenade.
- Main beach area – Flume to Breakwater, May 1 to October 31
Cnr Raglan Parade + Simpson Street Warrnambool 3280
T 03 5562 5031
Offering boutique waterside accommodation in delightful Port Fairy. Pets are welcomes and they provide water bowls, quality dry food starter pack and eco-friendly biodegradable poop bags. Accompanying pets MUST be declared at time of booking.
17 Gipps Street, Port Fairy 3284
M 0429 957 184
Hearn’s Port Fairy Accommodation
Choose from a varied range of pet-friendly properties to suit all accommodation needs with 26 holiday rentals that allow pets to choose from.
2/54 Sackville Street, Port Fairy, Victoria
T 03 5568 3150
Big 4 Hopkins River Holiday Park
With pet-friendly caravan, campsites, cabins and a huge off-lead reserve along the river and fantastic pet minders, this park is a great option for those with pets.
125 Jubilee Park Road, Warrnambool 3280
T 1300 718 030
Old Drik Drik Schoolhouse Retreat
This historic 3-bedroom rural property with 2 bathrooms is set in established gardens with an orchard, vegetable garden, and an outdoor bath/shower. The retreat is pet-friendly, has a securely fenced yard, and charming rural views.
538 Winnap Nelson Rd, Drik Drik 3304
M 0467 610 284