January 11, 2018
Pet-Friendly NSW: North Coast
Travelling with Pets on Australia’s East Coast is the first book of its kind to feature dog-friendly beaches in Australia, plus great places to stay along the way. Find pet-friendly accommodation in Northern NSW below.
This section of the guidebook provides information on places to stay on the NSW North Coast with your pet and features maps and colour photographs. For easy reading, NSW is covered in 5 informative sections, which includes:
- North Coast
- Hunter Region
- Close to Sydney
- Illawarra & Shoalhaven
- South Coast
The selected pet-friendly properties below are suggested places to stay when you and your four-legged friends are visiting the North Coast. For more ideas grab yourself a copy of the book – available now from all good bookstores.
Tropical Coast Retreat
This 4.5 star self-contained luxury pet-friendly accommodation site features all mod cons. Set on a 35 acre property nestled on a mountain bluff with both ocean and hinterland views, close to Gold Coast Airport, Byron Bay, Tweed Heads and Kingscliff. Enjoy the 15 metre pool, 4 hole golf course, therapeutic spa, sauna and deep tissue massage in our beautiful rainforest. You’ll feel like you’re a million miles from the hustle and bustle, when you get away from the crowds, kick back, relax and de-stress. From $150 per night.
249 Duranbah Road, Duranbah 2487
T 02 6677 7594
Mango Tree Cottage (Pottsville)
This is a family holiday accommodation destination set on 6 private acres. It boasts a master bedroom with claw-foot bathtub ensuite, 2nd bedroom with 2 king singles, and sunroom with queen sofabed for extra guests. Mango Tree Cottage is also a pet-friendly environment and is home to chickens, a Black Labrador/Border Collie mix puppy, Jetti, and horses. Pets are welcomed to sleep on the deck of the cottage, which is fenced in for their safety. The cottage is 25 min to Byron Bay, 20 min from Gold Coast Airport, 10min to Falls Fest, Splendour and Blues Fest sites. Sleeps 6 and is wheelchair accessible.
26 Spring Valley Road, Cudgera Creek 2484
M 04 22 517 366
Byron Holiday Park
This family-owned holiday park prides itself on providing an authentic holiday experience. Enjoy spacious 28 acres of natural parklands with wallabies, echidnas, koalas and myriad of native birds. The park had direct access to leash-free Tallow Beach, bordered by Arakwal National Park and a pristine tea-tree lake. A tranquil haven for your holiday, within 5 minutes’ drive of the famous, vibrant and unique Byron Bay town centre. All of the campsites are pet friendly!
5-37 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay 2481
T 02 6685 6751
This 3-bedroom self-contained guesthouse with free Wifi, Netflix & Foxtel is within a 10-minute stroll to town centre offers guests a complimentary bottle of bubbles & fresh flowers on arrival. Located in a quiet neighbourhood. Please inform your hosts if you intend bringing your dog/s [limit 2 dogs only please]. House trained dogs are most welcome. The front yard is grassed, secure and fully fenced [fence height is 1.2 metres]. Your dog is welcome to sleep inside during the day and night. Please bring your own pet bedding. Pet feeding bowls are supplied.
Hosanna Farm Stay
Set on 100-acres, this dog-friendly farm stay offers accommodation to individuals, families, groups, and schools. Camp in the Northern Rivers with your dog and enjoy the swimming dam, a wood-fired sauna or a ‘hob’ to cook over your own campfire.
4 Tunnel Road, Stokers Siding 2484
T 02 6677 9023
Flying Dog Cottage
This stylish 3-bedroom cottage has a large fully fenced garden so is the perfect pet-friendly place to stay in the heart of Mullumbimby. There also is a dog exercise park just around the corner for long walks and a splash in the Brunswick River.
3 Station Street, Mullumbimby 2482
T 02 6688 4465
Shambhala @ Byron
This unique rainforest retreat is set on Belongil beach and has absolute beachfront access with awarding majestic ocean views. Accommodating up to 13 people in 3 self-contained cottages and a charming studio that provides a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living spaces. Sarita is the pet-friendly retreat on the riverside of Shambhala. The property is suitable for small/mid-sized dogs and cats.
Plutos at Byron Bay
A funky holiday house that offers clean stylish accommodation at reasonable prices. This 3 bedroom self-contained house has been stylishly furnished with collector’s items & furnishings from the design period of the 1960’s and 70’s without compromising on comfort. Plutos has well secured large yard(s) and dogs are welcome inside as long as they are clean & not destructive.
M 0425 274 700
BEACH HOUSE – Beachfront Byron Bay
This luxurious 3-bedroom beachfront holiday home is perfect for families, friends and fur babies. Voted one of Australia’s Best Beach Houses by Traveling in Australia Magazine, this unique, peaceful, private, serene beachfront retreat is located on the edge of the world heritage listed Broken Head National Park. It takes just a 1-minute stroll along the private track to one of Australia’s most famous surfing beaches. Small to medium-sized well-behaved dogs are considered. There is a leash-free dog beach nearby at Suffolk Park.
This studio is very spacious, totally self-contained with an enclosed courtyard. It has a private entrance with your own car space directly in front of the studio on the left hand side of the driveway as you are facing the house. It is a 5 to 10 minute drive to the centre of Byron Bay or the lighthouse. All the linen and bath towels are supplied, you just need to bring your beach towels and if you have dogs please bring their towels, bed, and bowls etc. PLEASE TRY NOT TO LET YOUR DOG SLEEP/JUMP ON THE BED. Small dogs, non-barking dogs are preferred.
This stylish townhouse is beautifully furnished and thoughtfully detailed. Everything is of the highest quality and the little touches make all the difference. Most of all, guests can share this special getaway with their pooch. The townhouse has a charming courtyard space, which is secure and child & dog friendly. The proximity to the lake and the beach is just a short walk away from Lakesong.
81A Stewart Street, Lennox Head 2478
T 02 6619 0226
This delightful 1-bedroom cottage welcomes dogs inside. Set on a 10 acres property in Coorabell the cottage is well away from the main house. The property is not fenced. It’s a great place to stay and explore the beautiful area.
From $165 per night.
Coorabell, Byron Bay Hinterland
T 02 66847171
Ballina Beach Village
You are more than welcome to bring your pet to this eco-village. Located 4.9 kms from Ballina and offering budget to superior accommodation as well as powered and non-powered wilderness camping sites. The pet rules are simple, keep them on leash when in the village, pick up after them, no barking or aggressive dogs, no banned breeds. The beach in front is a national park, and not pet-friendly but there is kms of lovely leash free walks all around, as well as a terrific pet-friendly beach 10 mins to the south. The park has pet-friendly cabins and cats can stay too.
440 South Ballina Beach Rd, South Ballina 2478
T 02 66863347
This 2-bedroom cottage is located in central Ballina, an easy walk to the river, beaches, clubs, shops and restaurants. The cottage was renovated with the wheelchair or mobility restricted traveller in mind and has ramp access, wide doorways and an accessible bathroom. A setting of a warm friendly old cottage in a tropical garden has been maintained but with all the modern facilities. The yard is fully fenced and secure, ideal for pets and children. Pet Owners – We only accept one quiet, well behaved, small to medium dog, under constant supervision.
One and two bedroom self-contained cottages with ocean views, set on 42 acres. Plenty of space for your pet. Wonderful walks through the rainforest down to the creek for a swim. The owners have fun relaxing on the pet safe decks! Spa cottage suitable for romantic getaways, larger cottages for families and groups. Other features include; rainforest walks, large swimming pool, wood-fired pizza oven and farm animals.
7 Alstonville Cemetery Road, Alstonville 2477
T 02 66281696
Spacious 2-bedroom unit located in a quiet complex with swimming pool. Featuring large tiled lounge area & separate dining area with open plan kitchen. Air-conditioned living area & main bedroom with ensuite. Backing onto the renowned Ocean Shores Country Club Championship Golf Course, this property includes a good size fenced yard with a paved outdoor entertaining area. Short drive to local beaches & shops. Pet-Friendly. $450 – 3 night stay Weekly from 700pw – $1650pw.
7/10 Balemo Dr, Ocean Shores 2483
T 02 66851839
Carmel by the Sea
Beautifully presented 2-bedroom unit featuring a garden setting courtyard with outside shower & second outdoor area with bbq. Main bedroom with ensuite & plenty of robe space. Tiled open plan living leading onto the well equipped kitchen. Linen included & pet friendly. Well-positioned – everything is within walking distance. There are restaurants and cafes nearby. The river is a short stroll and the beach a 5-minute walk. It is a family and dog-friendly community. There are 2 bikes and 2 kayaks that guests are welcome to use. $500 – 3 night stay Weekly bookings from $750pw – $1650pw
Fawcett Street, Brunswick Heads 2483
T 02 66851839
Big4 Saltwater – Yamba
This popular family-friendly holiday park has a selection of powered and unpowered sites available for guests travelling with a dog. Three of the Banksia cabins are dog-friendly along with two of the Figtree cabins and one of the Casuarina cabins. So you can stay in either a studio cabin or one of the two different types of family cabins with a small dog up to 10kg in size. Facilities include a water park, swimming pool, playground, canoeing, BBQ, coffee shop and more. It is preferred that dog bookings are taken over the phone so the appropriate cabin can be allocated – no pet guests during school holidays.
286 O’Keefes Lane, Palmers Island, 2463
T 02 6646 0255
Cosy Cow Bed & Breakfast/Farmstay
Set on 70 acres, this self-contained luxury spa unit, with its own private verandah is located on picturesque farmland. The property runs cattle and supports a mango orchard. Or guests can stay in the purpose-built luxury Bed & Breakfast accommodation with its own private area. Cats, birds and small/medium dogs are welcome inside but not on furniture so bring your pet’s own bedding. Horses can be agisted overnight (no stable) – please contact for further details.
103 Mororo Road, Mororo 2469 (25ks from Yamba)
Hilldrop Motor Inn
This affordable country style motel is situated just 10 mins drive west of the Grafton CBD, and allows domesticated pets inside. Horses are welcome however there is not a fenced yard so they must stay in horse float and be supervised.
There are 12 comfortable motel units all with TV, en-suite, tea and coffee, heaters and fans. The motel is very quiet with off street parking for your car at the motel unit door. Guests have access to a pool and all motel units have all linen and towels supplied. Rated 3 stars by AAA Tourism ( NRMA ).
706 Gwydir Hwy Waterview Heights, South Grafton 2460
T 1 800 622 355
Tyndale Tourist Park Roadhouse
This caravan park and roadhouse is located 12 kms south of Maclean and 30 kms north of Grafton in the northern rivers region of New South Wales. While dogs are welcome to stay at Tyndale (not in cabins) they must be leashed at all times. Birds are also welcome. With 10 acres available for walks and grassed sites, linen provided in cabins, hot/cold food & drinks available at roadhouse.
2848 Pacific Highway, Tyndale 2460
T 02 66476226
Big River Holiday Park & Ski Lodge
This holiday park is located right on the Clarence River in Grafton, NSW. With glassy water around every bend, Big River is the ultimate holiday destination for couples and families alike. Dogs allowed conditions apply. Pets not allowed inside cabins.
166 Ski Lodge Road, Seelands 2460
T 02 6644 9324