February 18, 2019
With more choices then ever, there is no need to leave your furry or feathered friends behind. Going on holiday with a pet has never been easier, so pack your bags and your pets too!
This region of NSW, in particular, has a huge variety of choices for the discerning pet owner, regardless of the type of pet you are holidaying with. Travelling with a dog, cat, bird – or even a horse – there is something for everyone! So if you are looking for pet-friendly accommodation on the mid-north coast of NSW look no further. Search for pet-friendly places in Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour up to Armidale.
Offering clean affordable pet-friendly self-contained accommodation in a great location. Unit 1 and Unit 2 are now pet friendly. Pets are allowed in the small backyard & on sheltered back deck (but not indoors unless approval given).
1, 2 & 3 – 121 Main St, Wooli
Armidale Tourist Park
Set on 14 acres, this park has onsite kennels and offers various types of pet-friendly accommodation including three studios and a 2-bedroom cabin that allow well trained, vaccinated pets inside. Both cabin types have ensuite, reverse-cycle air-con, linen included, and entertaining area & undercover carport. The superior 2-bedroom cabin also features a full-size kitchen with large fridge and oven.
39 Grafton Rd, Armidale 2350
T 02 6772 6470
Woolgoolga Lakeside Holiday Park
This park offers a tranquil hideaway overlooking Woolgoolga Lake with beach frontage. Banksia Cabins are pet friendly and located close to the park facilities and are air-conditioned. The main bedroom has a double size bed and there is a triple bunk in the second room (linen is included in the tariff). Facilities: Balcony, Blankets, Ceiling Fan, Clock Radio, Crockery/Cutlery, Kitchenette, Television. Beach access is ‘leash free’ north of the lake. Dogs are not allowed during NSW Christmas and Easter school holidays. From $114 to $188. Prices based on twin share.
Mullaway on the Beach
This 2-bedroom retro beach cabin at Mullaway, twenty minutes from Coffs Harbour, is set in private, tropical gardens. Walk straight out the back to access the beach and afterwards clean off in the outdoor shower before relaxing on the hanging daybed. Fall asleep in your peaceful beachside cabin, shutters open, bathed in fresh air with the sound of the surf gently lulling you to sleep. Take your pets on holiday with you at this pet-friendly accommodation with spacious yard and reserve behind. All small pets welcome. The accommodation is ideally suited to one to four people but can sleep five. From $125-$150 depending on the season.
M 0401 680 748
The Gum Tree Shack
This Beach Shack offers a taste of the old, with a modern twist for comfort and privacy. The good news is that all pets are welcome. Although there is not a fence around the property, there is a wire run provided at the cottage, plus pets are welcome inside. It’s a short drive to the main town centre and cafes of Woolgoolga, and just 60m to beaches and surrounded by national parks.
Mullaway Beach 2456
M 0407 113 137
Shorebreak Studio 1 Bali Style
This self-contained studio with its own private entrance is a 2 min walk to the beach. It includes a comfortable queen bed, ensuite, and living room with kitchenette. Attached is a private courtyard with ocean views and a BBQ. The studio is suitable for adults and small house dogs only – but is not suitable for children. Pets need to be house trained and under 15kg. Please note your dog in the booking request. Extra charge of $25 per day for dog stays is charged and due to prior arrival.
Island Views at Sapphire
This boutique pet-friendly studio apartment offers fully self-contained living with a private pet yard and shared ocean view pool. Stroll to two beaches or resort bars and restaurants. The property has a secure deck and secure private pet-friendly garden. From $160 per night.
Yurt by Sea
This unique luxury yurt is only 100m from the ocean in a quiet seaside community. Not only is it beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean, it welcomes dogs too! Located north of Coffs Harbour, it has 3 bedrooms and allows furry friends inside. Features include beautiful linen, coffee maker, candles and an outdoor bath.
Mullaway, Coffs Harbour
T 0407 523 272
Mount Browne Cottage
This private country cottage is nestled against a rainforest and built beside cascading rock pools. Mount Browne offers luxury pet-friendly accommodation with a difference, this cottage is all yours to relax and enjoy. There is a yard and creek area in which your animals, dogs; cats, guinea-pigs etc can explore. If your animals live inside at home with you, then the owners of Mount Browne think they should also live inside too when you go away. A kennel is provided where you can leave your dog during the day if you want to go out without him or her. Horses can also be accommodated.
200A Mount Browne Road, Upper Orara 2450
T 02 66 538286
Buena Vista Beach House
This 3-bedroom beach house is set in an elevated position with ocean views. There is a huge fenced backyard and the house is close to beaches as well as the town centre A great holiday house for kids and pets. Dog-friendly with a sunny position, polished floors and comfortable furniture. It is a five-minute walk to Belby and Shelly Beach.
M 0455 366 707
Rosebourne Gardens Motel
Located 15 minutes north of Coffs Harbour, this motel offers affordable pet-friendly accommodation. Small companion animals are allowed inside the designated pet-friendly rooms however they are not allowed on the beds. Most people bring their own pets beds and put them in the lino area. There is a small $15 fee for the pet and you must sign a condition form. Both dogs, cats and birds are welcome. The motel is located halfway between Brisbane and Sydney. Facilities include free Wi-Fi, Foxtel and a mineral pool and spa.
48 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour 2450
T 02 66541877
Alarks Nest Bed and Breakfast
This inexpensive pet-friendly cottage offers comfortable accommodation framed by tranquil settings, surrounded by mountains, natural forest and banana plantations situated in the Boambee Valley Nestled amongst 1.5 acres landscaped gardens. Features include an outdoor pool, free WiFi, BBQ area, fresh linen supplied.
17 Caba Close, Boambee, Coffs Harbour 2450
M 0403 372 258
Shellie’s on the Beach
Pet-friendly holiday beach houses that are character-filled, eco-chic and only 20 metres from Sawtell main beach near Coffs Harbour on the North Coast of NSW. Loads of Bali charm with a luxurious garden complete with a Buddha Bar Bali Hut.
M 04158 12340
8a Honeysuckle St, Sawtell 2452
Bonville Lodge Luxury Bed and Breakfast
This bed and breakfast resort style accommodation is a great place for a holiday or treat yourself to a stopover on your journey. Features include a landscaped outdoor 11-metre pool. All rooms are non-smoking. Evening Meals are available.
2 Fig Close – Bonville, Coffs Harbour 2450
T 02 6653 4735
Ned’s Horse and Dog O’tel
Don’t be fooled by the name of this purpose built facility. Ned’s Horse and Dog O’tel is a genuine animal-friendly establishment and has welcomed all manner of creatures from hermit crabs to snakes as well as travelling horses and dogs. Ned’s Bed is located halfway between Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour, which makes it a great place to stop for animals travelling interstate. Additionally, the proximity to natural bushland means that Ned’s has trails on the doorstep. If you are looking for beaches South West Rocks, Hat Head, Scotts Head and Grassy Head beaches are all approximately 20km drive and are all fabulous!
123 Kawana Lane, Clybucca 2440
T 02 65650085
Nestled amongst 15 acres along the Nambucca River, the grounds of this motel are leash free because the fencing is dog proofed – and tested – however, there is an extra charge for dogs to sleep inside.
6038 Pacific Hwy, Nambucca Heads 2448
T 02 6568 6899
Pelican Caravan Park
Set next to the Nambucca River, this riverfront caravan park offers affordable accommodation for pooches and their families. Visitors have access to jetty and pontoon plus a swimming pool; canine visitors will enjoy the dog-friendly beaches and cafes nearby. Dogs must be leashed in the park area at all times. Pet friendly all year round. Dog-friendly cabins available.
5982 Pacific Hwy, Nambucca Heads 2448
T 02 6568 6505
Little River Cottage
Conveniently located, this 3-bedroom cottage with 2 bathrooms welcomes responsible pet owners and their well-behaved dogs. There is a huge fenced backyard that the kids and pets will love, enough space to park your car and boat together with everything you need for a holiday they even have dog beds, bowls and water dishes supplied.
28 Marine Parade, Stuarts Point 2441
M 0427 733 639
Sun Worship Crescent Head Eco Villas
Offering holiday homes that place a tiny resource footprint on our planet, making them world-class examples of green housing. The villas back onto a beach which can be accessed on low tide through an estuary- dogs love it!! Pets owners are to be responsible while staying in the Villas – conditions apply.
Dogs and cats are allowed.
Rates range from $160 per night – $220 during peak season.
9 Belmore Street, Crescent Head 2440
T 1300 664 757
Park Drive Motel
This is motel is situated on the Macleay River and has pet-friendly rooms available. While four-legged guests are allowed in the motel rooms, they must have their own bedding and are not on furniture. Facilities include a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, BBQ and light breakfast available. Pets are also welcome at Sundowner Caravan Park on overnight van sites –on leash at all times. Located 40 minutes from Port Macquarie, or a short drive to excellent fishing, diving and surfing at South West Rocks, Crescent Head and Hat Head.
161 Smith Street, Kempsey 2440
T 02 6562 1361
This 2-bedroom unit is in a great location just across the road from a beautiful tidal lagoon leading to renowned Crescent Head front beach, where your four-legged friend will be in doggy heaven. 10 min level stroll to all amenities of the small coastal village. Nature’s wonderland with spectacular beaches your pooch will love. Secure, private, pet friendly, lockable rear courtyard for your fur baby. Small/med house trained, quiet pups welcome – supervised inside, but please BYO dog bedding and doggy doo bags. Approx 5 hrs drive north from Sydney, or South from Gold Coast.
T 02 65 660500
Stay in this unique dome with your pet. Enjoy a glamping getaway in the foothills of the Yarras Mountains just 45 minutes from the coastal resort town of Port Macquarie. Situated on 110 acres of lush rainforest, this fabulous dome rental with a hot tub is not your average holiday. Pets are welcome inside as long as they do not sleep on the bed and have their own bedding. The property also supplies outdoor doggie tents. Bring your own poo bags.
2001 Toms Creek Road, Toms Creek 2446
NRMA Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park
Located just over four hours from Sydney, this park boasts a newly refurbished swimming pool, camp kitchen and barbecue areas, swing set, kid’s club and shared amenities. Dogs and cats welcome in your own accommodation – not the cabins.
T 1800 636 452
Little Palm Cabins
Located in the seaside village of Lake Cathie, 10 minutes south of Port Macquarie. Surrounded by some of the North Coast’s most beautiful and pristine beaches and nature reserves and are an easy 150m stroll to Woolworths, local retail and eateries. The freshly renovated Studio, 1 and 2 Bedroom Cabins are dog-friendly by negotiation. It is perfect for guests looking for a relaxing beach holiday. Close to wineries, great food and plenty of attractions, as well as fishing and 4WD Beach Access, there is plenty to see and do. There are numerous dog-friendly beaches close by and for our fur-friends, and they have an outdoor shower area where you can wash your pooch after beach time. Conditions apply.
1621 Ocean Drive, Lake Cathie 2445
T 02 6585 5295
Grand View Holiday Haven
This neat and tidy, 2-bedroom self-contained apartment with a fully fenced yard for your pet. Your much-beloved friend is welcome inside if they are toilet trained. Perfectly located near Nobbys & Flynns Beaches & a short drive to Port Macquarie’s Town Centre. Nobbys beach is a leash free, dog-friendly beach with beautiful swimming spots, coastal walks & friendly locals.
5 Grandview Parade, Port Macquarie 2444
M 0449 926 431
Bays Holiday Park
Want to bring your family pooch? This park has 1 & 2-bedroom pet-friendly cabins available and is located 3 hours north of Sydney. There’s plenty to keep young ones amused including a tropical pool with waterslide, mini golf, outdoor ten-pin bowling, giant chess, kids playgrounds and large camp kitchen.
23 Port Stephens Drive, Anna Bay 2316
T 02 4982 1438
Diamond Waters Caravan Park
This pet-friendly caravan park on the Mid North Coast of NSW is located in Dunbogan. They have one dog-friendly cabin available and the campsite also allows dogs. Unfortunately, due to the wildlife, cats are not allowed.
152 Diamond Head Road, Dunbogan 2443
T 02 6559 9334
Diamond Beach Resort
Located between The Great Lakes Region and the Manning Valley, this beautiful beachfront pet-friendly accommodation with 6 acres of tropical gardens & direct beach access welcomes pets by prior arrangement only. Facilities include large salt-water swimming pool, full-size tennis court, volleyball court, BBQ / Picnic Area, fully equipped laundry.
394 Diamond Beach Road, Diamond Beach 2430
T 02 6559 2664
Falls Forest Retreat
Located 40 mins south of Port Macquarie, this peaceful retreat has 6 pool-side townhouse units nestled in 200 acres of ancient rainforest. Explore the dog-friendly retreat during your stay with gentle walks to the waterfall or cascades. Other pets considered upon application.
318 Isaacs Ln, Johns River 2443
T 02 6556 5000
Secura Lifestyle Lakeside Forster
Idyllically located on the tranquil shores of Wallis Lake in Forster on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. With easy access to spectacular waterways, local patrolled pristine beaches, rivers, and hinterlands, Secura Lifestyle Lakeside Forster is the perfect holiday destination. Pets are permitted outside of Peak Periods (Easter, Christmas, School Holidays).
Secura Lifestyle Lakeside Forster accommodation options include a selection of self-contained cabin accommodation, including waterfront or poolside locations, sleeping up to 6 guests, along with the largest powered and unpowered caravan and camping sites in the region, many with ensuites.
With the lakefront at your doorstep, try your hand at fishing, go kayaking or simply relax and unwind while taking in a spectacular sunset. There are dog-friendly beaches close by.
13 Tea Tree Road, FORSTER 2428
T 02 6555 5511
Photo Credit: Jenny Dowsett, Ned’s Bed