February 9, 2019
We know that holidays just aren’t the same without your 4-legged best friend. To help you find the right place to stay in Bowen, the Whitsundays & Mackay take a look here.
Ocean View Motel
This affordable motel has pet-friendly rooms and ocean views. Be sure to book in advance as these rooms book out fast. Cats are also welcome but not allowed on beds and to be kept on the tiled section of the room. Facilities include free internet, free parking, a swimming pool, and room service available.
18317 Bruce Highway, South Bowen, 4805
T 0747 861 377
Bowen Holiday Park
Set on around 30 acres, Bowen Holiday Park has spacious, grassy sites so you’ll have plenty of room. Pets are welcome at on-site accommodation or in the park’s cabins. Located just five minutes drive to the centre of Bowen, it’s conveniently located on the Bruce Highway, but if you’re a light sleeper request a spot further away from the road. Facilities include a resort-style pool, a large dog exercise area, a modern camp kitchen, jumping pillows, a kiosk, and laundry with coin-operated washing machines and dryers. Cats also welcome.
18540 Bruce Hwy, Bowen 4805
T 07 4786 1366
Bowen Arrow Motel
This great motorway motel with a pool is ideal for pets on the road. Not only is it friendly, affordable and clean, unlike other places it won’t put people with dogs in the worst rooms. Expect a warm welcome.
18512 Bruce Hwy, Bowen 4805
Bellavista on Nara
This 4-bedroom house has ocean and mountain views from every bedroom. Soak up the scenery with your best friend at this holiday house that welcomes all types of small animals. Although the property is unfenced, there is a large fenced balcony –please don’t leave pets unattended. Conditions apply. Holidaying at Bella Vista on Nara allows you the best of both worlds. You can sit back, relax on the decks or spice it up and go to the many alfresco restaurants and bars and enjoy the cosmopolitan lifestyle in Airlie Beach Central.
22 Nara Avenue, Airlie Beach 4802
M 0466 573617
Whitsunday Pet Friendly Rural Retreat
This 1-bedroom pet-friendly accommodation is a great option for those visiting the beautiful Whitsundays.
Situated on a lush landscaped 5-acre rural property, there’s plenty of room for your fur kids to run and play. Sunrise Hill Shouse offers a safe fully enclosed outdoor grassed play area with the ability to also enjoy the indoor creature comforts. Located 10 mins drive to an off-leash beach, pet-friendly diner and Cedar Creek Falls for a fresh water swim during the wet season. There are multiple pet-friendly cafes 8 mins drive from the stunning Airlie Beach where you can sip a latte and slurp a doggie chino by one of the glorious beaches.
Rated 5 stars by both human and fur-guests. Please check out the link to read the house rules and wonderful guest reviews.
BIG4 Airlie Cove Resort & Caravan Park
This caravan park even has a petsitter available! Next time you want to head out on a day trip but you’ve brought your furry family with you, check out Gill’s Paws and Claws Doggy Day Care! Dogs are welcome on application at Manager’s discretion and only on selected. The park requires guests with pets to sign an agreement that outlines the rules relating to your stay. Dogs will be welcomed at the managers’ discretion. An $80.00 refundable bond is required on check-in for all varieties of pets.
Lot 2 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach 4802
T 07 4946 6727
Airlie Beach Motor Lodge
This motel is located in a quiet and central location of the beautiful Whitsundays, offering self-contained accommodation, only 200 meters from the lagoon, beach shops, and restaurants. Nightly rates for dogs are $20 per night per pet. Please contact prior to your arrival to discuss arrangements for your pet during your stay. The owners of Airlie Beach Motor Lodge are pet lovers and look forward to welcoming you and your little friends!
6 Lamond St, Airlie Beach 4802
T 07 4946 6418
Whitsunday Palms Motel
This motel is open 24 hours and permits dogs on verandahs outside rooms but they are not permitted in the room. There is a lawn area to run about and is within walking distance to the off lead park in Renwick Street
216 Bruce Hwy, Proserpine 4800
T 07 4945 1868
BIG4 Bowen Coral Coast Beachfront Holiday Park
Located in the heart of the Whitsundays. This park welcomes pets from 1st October to 31st May (excluding peak times). See website for details. Treat your pooch to a tropical island holiday on the mainland!
Cnr Horseshoe and The Soldiers Roads, Bowen 4805
T 1800 602 469
Dogs are welcome to stay (by prior arrangement) in the designated pet-friendly rooms. Please bring your pet’s own bedding and do not leave alone in the room. Dogs can enjoy the grassed exercise area on the grounds of the motel. All rooms have queen size beds, microwave, toaster, flat screen TV with Austar, air conditioning and ceiling fans. Breakfast and dinner available served to your room, saltwater swimming pool and a BBQ area. There is a small fee per night.
110 Broad Street, Sarina 4737
T 07 4956 2244
The Seabreeze Hotel
Located near the beachfront, this hotel is unlike some others as it doesn’t stick guests with pets in the most run-down rooms, Seabreeze’s pet rooms are the same quality as all other rooms. Pet parents are asked to be responsible and consider other guests at the hotel.
T 07 4955 1644
72 Pacific Esplanade, Lamberts Beach 4740
Alara Motor Inn
This 4-star motor inn is situated on the Bruce Highway just minutes from the heart of the city, Mackay Airport, beaches and all amenities.
Travelling with the “whole” family? The Alara Motor Inn’s pet-friendly rooms are perfect for your 4-legged family member and the family rooms are large enough for everyone with multiple bedding options. Mackay is an unexpected foodie destination— simply stroll through the city and stop in for a bite! Visit the Pine islet Lighthouse—one of the only working kerosene lighthouses left in the world or take advantage of the subtropical rainforests and bush walk to cascading waterfalls
52 Nebo Road, West Mackay 4740
T 07 4951 2699
Beachside Bed and Breakfast
This bed & breakfast will provide you with rooms that have air conditioning, a private bathroom and free toiletries. Extras include bed linen and ironing facilities. Small dogs are permitted inside. Large dogs to remain outside in our fully fenced garden with the first floor covered and gated veranda to sleep on. All dogs to be fully vaccinated, treated against fleas and wormed. Must be friendly to other dogs/people and not aggressive. Other facilities offered at the property include barbecue facilities, a terrace, a shared lounge, luggage storage and laundry facilities. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling and windsurfing. The property offers free parking. Mackay Airport is 3 km away.
From $165 per night including breakfast.
14 Binnington Esplanade, South Mackay 4740
M 0498 487 124
Mackay Marine Tourist Park
Located just a short 2 kms from the beautiful Mackay Marina precinct with its lush parklands and selection of restaurants. Pets are welcome in your own van at the manager’s discretion. No dogs are allowed in the tent area and no dogs in cabins. Facilities include mini golf, wireless Internet, amenities Blocks, Austar, BBQ, giant Jumping Pillow and a convenience store/kiosk.
LOT 379 Harbour Road, Mackay Harbour 4740
T 07 4955 1496
Hay Point Country Bed and Breakfast
This self-contained 1-bedroom unit which is separate from the homestead offers a resort-style swimming pool and full-size tennis court. Breakfast is included. Located only 10 minutes from the highway in a quiet country location. $140 per night including breakfast.
45 Droughtmaster Drive, Hay Point 4740
Seaforth Camping Reserve
Dogs are permitted at the Seaforth Camping Reserve in the dedicated dog-friendly area. Enjoy the tropical vibes at this camp with basic facilities. Plus it’s dog friendly and right on the beach. Photo: @jessandcolby