February 19, 2019
Looking for pet-friendly accommodation in Byron Bay & Northern NSW?
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.
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.
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
This rustic studio is surrounded by nature and set on 6 private acres of lush greenery. It is the perfect central base to explore the Northern Rivers area, as it’s located halfway between the idyllic Byron Bay and the trendy Gold Coast. Fully furnished and self-contained, Fig Tree Retro Studio boasts eco-friendly features such as its zinc and recycled timber building structure; collection and usage of rainwater; and greywater distribution. In addition to having a kitchenette, ceiling fans, electric heater, spacious deck, and free WIFI, the studio also has an outdoor garden area with a BBQ, retro table and chairs, and an umbrella to enjoy the private outlook and peaceful views. A “Welcome Hamper” is provided at Fig Tree Retro Studio. Small breeds of dogs are welcome.
26 Spring Valley Road, Cudgera Creek 2484
M 04 22 517 366
Tenterfield Lodge & Caravan Park
This very pet-friendly park even has its own dog wash facility with a dedicated free washing machine for pet blankets in exchange for a gold coin donation to the RSPCA. The park has two non-ensuite pet-friendly cabins and one pet-friendly ensuite cabin available. Sites are level and you can choose a site with a concrete slab or an all-grass site. There is no additional cost for a drive-through site. All sites within the park are pet friendly.
2 Manners Street, Tenterfield 2372
T 02 6736 1477
Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
Stylish boutique hotel and apartments located right in the heart of Byron Bay
Offering pet-friendly accommodation for you and your companion so you can explore Byron Bay with your four-legged friend! You must call ahead to request these rooms. The accommodation is surrounded by vibrant cafes, restaurants and fashion boutiques with glorious Main Beach just 150 metres away. Facilities include free WiFi, free onsite car-parking (subject to availability) and an outdoor swimming pool. Other types of pets may also be considered – call to discuss.
20-22 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay 2481
Byron Beach Retreats
Planning an amazing Byron holiday?
Don’t leave your bestie behind. Take them to one of these luxury beachfront properties.
Pets are welcome at The Beach House (for small dogs maximum 7kg) and The Boardwalk. An additional fee applies.
The retreats are exceptionally well designed, lavishly appointed and located in one of the most desirable beachfront locations in Australia.
137 Broken Head Reserve Road, Broken Head 2481
M 0403 617449
Reflections Holiday Parks Shaws Bay
Perfectly positioned, this pet-friendly caravan park, set in a waterside location, offers great hospitality and walking tracks to take your dog nearby.
Located two hours south of Brisbane, this park offers a range of accommodation and even has a dog wash for visiting canines. The park is well maintained with clean amenities and there is a pub next door serving tasty fish and chips.
Dogs are permitted at Reflections Holiday Parks Shaws Bay year-round on sites and selected cabins.
1 Brighton Street, East Ballina 2478
T 02 6686 2326
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 the 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
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 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 cabins, powered and unpowered sites available for guests travelling with a dog. There are 6 Figtree cabins, 3 Banksia cabins and 3 Casuarina cabins available for dogs without size restrictions. Dogs are welcome during school holiday periods. 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.
286 O’Keefes Lane, Palmers Island, 2463
T 02 6646 0255
Solitary Islands Resort
Located south of Yamba and surrounded by beautiful coastlines this park welcomes dogs on powered sites and in the designated pet-friendly cabins only – conditions apply. A maximum of 2 dogs per site and 1 dog in the pet-friendly cabin (small & medium dogs only.) All pet bookings must go through the office – call ahead first. Cats also welcome.
North Street, Wooli 2462
T 1800 003 031
Finns Beach House
This 4-bedroom pet-friendly house, situated on the beachfront of Wooli, is fully fenced and has a laidback beach vibe ideal for a family holiday. The house is well equipped with lots of little extras to make your stay a pleasant one. Brightly decorated in retro beach style, wooden floorboards throughout, dining areas inside and out. Linen and bath towels are included in your nightly rate. With easy access to the beach and a short stroll to the beautiful Wooli River on the other side of the peninsula, you’ll love Finns Beach House. While pets are welcome inside, please keep them off the furniture and beds. From $200 per night.
106 Main Street, Wooli 2462
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