July 28, 2014
Don’t let your holiday in North East Victoria be full of worries by leaving your pet behind, just because you don’t know about the best pet-friendly accommodation options.
We offer you an updated list of pet-friendly accommodation.
For a complete holiday travel guide with your pet don’t forget to buy the book.
Snowview Holiday Units
Only 3.5 hours drive from Melbourne, and just a short drive to Bright, Snowview is an ideal location to start your Highlands adventure. Set on 3 acres of bushland with mountain views, plenty of space to run and explore. The river a short 2 min stroll down the road. Pets are allowed these self-contained units but please keep off furniture. Pets to be kept on a lead whilst on the property as there are no fences. Facilities include undercover parking to each unit, all linen supplied, a solar heated saltwater pool, a 6 person hot tub and grassed bbq areas. All Pets Welcome – dogs, cats, horses, birds, snakes and guinea pigs. Rooms from $130 (Low Season) and $150 (High Season).
106 Simmonds Creek Road, Tawonga 3698
T 03 57544 733
M 0417 295325
Alpine Valley Getaways
Dog-friendly properties are the speciality of Alpine Valley Getaways. With pet-friendly accommodation of all styles & sizes in Bright & Harrietville, they can help the whole family getaway together to these dog-friendly towns.
T 03 5759 2653
M 0408 874 437
Kunnawarra Bed & Breakfast
Kunnawarra offers guests country-style accommodation on the banks of a lagoon, with beautiful gardens and abundant wildlife the tranquil setting will help you unwind. A yummy breakfast made with local produce is included in the tariff. Located around 8 kilometres from Wangaratta. Pets are welcome by arrangement only.
RMB 2910, Oxley Flats Road, Wangaratta 3678
T 03 5727 3379
This 3.5 Star Golden Chain Motel has 26 rooms, a deluxe, spa, standard and family rooms, a pool, spa, BBQ and more. Centrally located to food and wine region. This motel has four of their rooms reserved for people travelling with pets, and has very friendly and helpful hosts.
55 Parfitt Road, Wangaratta 3677
T 03 5721 9100
The Pelican B & B
This historic homestead is set in a tranquil setting of 400 acres, only 6 kilometres from Wangaratta and 10 kilometres from the Milawa Gourmet region. There are 3 bedrooms which sleep a maximum of 6 guests. The guest bedrooms are in an upstairs wing of the home with lovely views over garden and farmland, complete with lagoon. The tariff includes a cooked breakfast. Dogs and horses are welcome at no extra charge (please bring their own food and bedding for dogs). There are lovely walks along the creek, but all dogs must be restrained as cows and calves and horses live on the property. Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms, but there is a secure outside laundry or a sunroom for small dogs.
606 Oxley Flats Road, Wangaratta 3677
T 03 5727 3240
M 0413 082758
Myrtleford Caravan Park
This family-friendly park, situated between Bright and Beechworth, welcomes pets in travellers’ own accommodation. Facilities include; parking, linen for hire for 6 birth cabins and linen of hire for single beds in 4 birth cabins
8 Lewis Avenue, Myrtleford 3737
T 03 5752 1598
Porepunkah Pines Tourist Resort
This award-winning park welcomes pets – but not in the tourist resort’s cabins. Please ensure animals are leashed at all times when in the park. The park is a great base to explore the local area, just 6 kilometres from Bright and 35 minutes to Mt Buffalo Ski Fields. Features include swimming pools, recreation room, kiosk, BBQ, laundry, fully-fenced playground and linen hire.
Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah 3740
T 03 5756 2282
Crystal Spring Bush Cabins
This eco-friendly self-contained cabin with amazing views is set on 30 acres – your animal friends will have plenty of room to explore! The Crystal Spring Bush Cabins cater for dogs and horses.
149 Deans, Porepunkah 3740
T 03 5756 2177
Bright Pine Valley Tourist Park
Located close to the centre of Bright, guests have use of a swimming pool, BBQ’s, camp kitchen, tennis court, laundry and recreation room. Pets are welcome at the tourist park except for Christmas and Easter. Animals are not allowed in cabins – on sites only.
7 Churchill Avenue, Bright 3741
T 03 5755 1010
Mad on the River Holiday Accommodation
Beautiful and spacious, this 2-storey holiday house comes equipped with everything you need to have a lovely break in the country. ‘Mad’ is also wheelchair friendly and can accommodate a couple of families comfortably – up to 15 guests in the house and studio. The large well-maintained gardens are secure and well fenced with a river at the back of the property – great for dogs. Please ensure pets sleep inside on the tiled floors. All linen is provided.
7103 Great Alpine Road, Bright 3741
Freeburgh Cabins and Caravan Park
Set in lovely bush surroundings, this friendly park welcomes pets at the discretion of the Manager. Bright is around 11 kilometres away. BYO linen or rental is available.
1099 Great Alpine Road, Bright 3741
T 03 57501306
Forest Lodge Chalets
These self-contained units welcome dogs by prior arrangement. Set in beautiful surroundings with abundant wildlife. Facilities include swimming pool, laundry, BBQ. Please do not leave pets unattended in the unit or allow on the furniture. Cats may be considered – contact owners first. Tariff varies according to the season.
34 Coronation Avenue, Bright 3741
T 03 57 55 15 83
Snug as a Bug Motel
Located in the centre of Omeo, this accommodation is set in historic buildings with lovely old world charm and high ceilings. There is 1 motel unit allocated for people with small pets, and they are allowed inside the room, please do not allow on beds or furniture. Larger pets are to be kept outside of the unit the on veranda. Tariff varies depending on the season.
Corner Great Alpine Road and Creek Street, Omeo 3898
T 03 51591311
Liptelvin Hillside Retreat
This gorgeous farmstay property has stunning views to Mt Buller, river frontage and is located 2 kilometres from Lake Eildon. This award-winning retreat aim to make pets as welcome as their owners and allows domesticated animals to stay inside at all 3 facilities which consist of: a 2-bedroom apartment, a B&B room and the self-contained caravan. Guests will be greeted to this truly pet-friendly property by welcoming canine host “Ben”, who is a friend and playmate to visiting dogs.
It’s not just cats and dogs that have holidayed at Liptelvin, some pets that you are less likely to see on the road such as guinea pigs have travelled here to holiday with their owners. The animal-loving owners offer pet minding should you wish to go out alone – amazingly this service is free of charge. Other animals reside on the property.
443 Howes Creek Road, Goughs Bay 3723
T 03 5777 3710
Locheilan Bed and Breakfast
Most types of well-behaved house-trained pets are welcome at the B&B – please enquire on booking. The delightful accommodation is set on a working farm and guests will have the opportunity to see how a real farm operates and sample some the delicious cheese. Situated in the middle of the Goulburn Valley, the B&B has a swimming pool and a fully-fenced run for dogs.
Central Mundoona Road, Wunghnu 3635
T or F 03 5826 9581
M 0409 172 140
Victoria Lake Holiday Park
Pets are permitted to stay on powered site bookings only – not in the park cabins.
536 Wyndham Street, Shepparton 3630
T 03 5821 5431