February 8, 2019
Travelling to Central Queensland with a pet? Check out our list to pet-friendly accommodation in Central Queensland including dog-friendly Agnes Water, Bundaberg, Fraser Island, Tin Can Bay, Rockhampton, and others.
Dooleys Tavern and Motel
This motel is located in the heart of the Bowen Basin mining region, approximately 50 km North of Emerald in the Central Highlands, via the Gregory Highway. Whether you are visiting for business or leisure, Dooleys Capella has all your accommodation needs covered in their 82 executive room motel. There are pet-friendly rooms set aside close to the grass areas and dogs are also able to go into the rooms with guests. All rooms feature air conditioning, large 32″ flat screen TV, AUSTAR, high-speed WI-FI, extra comfortable Pillow top mattress, iPod docking stations, complimentary tea and coffee, and all rooms are serviced daily. There is also a gym, pool, kids playground, gaming room and bistro.
119 Peaks Down Street (PO Box 460) Capella 4723
T 07 4984 9200
This 2-bedroom beach cottage is well equipped, tastefully decorated and furnished with a huge fenced backyard. Set in a great location, close to Cooee Bay and Lammermoor Beaches, guests will enjoy relaxing on the private verandah. From $115 per night – there is a discount for longer.
15 Cathne Lane, Cooee Bay, Yeppoon 4703
M 0421 325 830
Fisherman’s Beach Holiday Park
Set in a great location, this park provides a relaxed, family-friendly environment. Dogs allowed in campsites only during low season – call to book as there are only limited sites are available. A short 30 min drive from Rockhampton and a 10-minute drive from Yeppoon.
67 Pattison Street, Emu Park 4710
T 07 4847 6002
Beachfront Zilzie Holiday Home & Cottage
This pet-friendly accommodation really is ” Luxury on a budget”. Zilzie is located 25kms South of Yeppoon and 40km East of Rockhampton in a region known as the Capricorn Coast. Choose to stay in either the 2-bedroom holiday house with a loft or the large 1-bedroom cottage. Domesticated pets are allowed inside just not on the furniture, so please bring your own doggie/cat bed. There is a very private dog-friendly beach at your doorstep, but the council requires dogs to be leashed here. There is also an enclosed area where you can leave your dog if you fancy a bit of time out. The property also has 3 kennels 2 in the dog enclosure and 1 on the Holiday Home Patio. Dogs, cats and birds are permitted to stay at Zilzie.
1 Sandy Lane, Zilzie 4710
M 0439 794020
T 07 4939 6588
Henderson Park Farm Retreat
This working cattle property located 30 minutes drive north of Rockie offers guests plenty of space to play with their dogs. Guests can stay in one of two self-contained cabins or one of the 4 rooms in the lodge. This property is also available for weddings and parties.
88 C.H Barretts Road, Barmoya 4703
T 07 49342794
Coffee House Apartment Motel
This motel offers a clean and comfortable pet-friendly apartment for you and your four-legged friend. There is a separate living and queen bedroom with a sofa bed in the lounge room if needed. An equipped kitchen tea and coffee making facilities, Foxtel and all digital channels available.
51 William St, Cnr Bolsover & William, Rockhampton 4700
T 07 4927 5722
This self-contained 4-bedroom holiday house with 2 bathrooms has a fully fenced yard and garden for your pet. Located close to the beach and about 15 miles east from Rockhampton. Facilities include: entertainment area, a large shed, carport, boat ramps and linen is provided. $200 per night. Note that dogs stay outside only.
Keppel Sands, Capricornia 4702
M 0419 621 608 or 0419 788 093
Gibson’s Pet Friendly Accommodation
Well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay at the stylish, modern homes, which comprises of 2 townhouses and 1 house. Dog guests are provided with the following during their stay: soft dog mats, trampolines for summer, secure grassy yards with a shaded areas and toys. One of the units even has a dog door that allows your dog the freedom to choose. Conditions apply.
13 Gibbons Court, Agnes Water 4677
T 07 4974 9243
1770 Southern Cross Travellers Retreat
Stay at this retreat with beautiful rustic cabins nestled in among 15 acres of a lush tropical garden. The cabins were built with relaxation in mind and are surrounded by an array of native plants, wildlife and birds. There’s something to suit every budget with a choice of lovely Shared or Private Cabins with or without ensuite bathrooms. The property is only a few minutes drive from the beach. Free parking on-site for cars, boats and trailers. Their spacious, comfortable common area has ample space to chill-out with comfy couches, hammocks, a pool table, ping-pong table, free WIFI, BBQ, wood-fired pizza oven, campfire communal kitchen and resort-style swimming pool.
Plenty of room for the whole family including your fur baby (please advise if you are bringing a pet prior to arrival).
Cats and birds and other small pets may also be allowed – always check first.
2694 Round Hill Road, Agnes Water 4677
T 07 49747225
1770 Eco Camp
Enjoy camping in a tropical setting with modern amenities, freshwater dams and a deluxe camp kitchen.
While the Eco Camp is pet friendly there is lots of wildlife, so please keep them under control. Pet sitting kennels are available nearby. Facilities include camp kitchen with electric BBQ’s, woodfire pizza oven, communal fridge, TV, free wifi, pool table, free coffee machine, washing up area, kettle, toaster & electric hot plates, and toilets & hot showers in the brand new amenities block. The campsite also caters to vans, buses, and campers. All bookings are made online at or at the Camp Kitchen Kiosk.
2546 Round Hill Road, Agnes Water 4677
These secluded 1-bedroom villas are fully self-contained each with a very private spa located on an enclosed verandah. Each villa has its own enclosed deck with a BBQ and a private gazebo. Pets welcome – enquire at booking.
T 07 4974 7245
27 Joseph Banks Boulevard, Agnes Water 4677
1770 Sovereign Lodge Resort
1770 Sovereign Lodge Resort is nestled on the side of a hill with magnificent sea views. Choose from 4 luxurious apartments with a private swimming pool, BBQ & observation deck set in tropical gardens. Sovereign Lodge Resort is the closest accommodation to the marina, and just short stroll to the beach, park, marina and café and restaurant. This property is located in Town of 1770 and next to Agnes Water’s famous surf beach. Cats and dogs on holiday at Sovereign Lodge Resort are to be flea and tick treated, fully vaccinated and well behaved (under control at all times).1770 Sovereign Lodge is a pet-friendly holiday accommodation for 3 out of the 4 apartments.
1 Elliot Street, Town of 1770 4677
T 07 4974 9257
Workmans Beach Camping
For access to the dog-friendly camping area which is suitable for tents and small vans, follow signs from Springs Road. Facilities include disabled composting toilets, cold water shower, BBQ’s, picnic tables, and drinking water. Please keep dogs on a lead. Fees are collected by the ranger twice a day.
Agnes Water 4677
T 07 4970 0700 or 07 4974 6222
Rocky Point Retreat Campground
Located 63km north of Bundaberg, this waterfront campground offers a relaxed atmosphere with spacious campsites for self-contained RVs. There is a public boat ramp next to the campground, a dump point (dump-ezy unit), designated fire pits and it’s dog-friendly (small dogs only). $11 per person/night, 2-16 years: $7 per child/per night and under 2s stay for free.
303 Rocky Point Road, Baffle Creek, Winfield 4670
T 07 4156 6111
Colosseum Creek Motel and Roadhouse
Although this motel is located on the Bruce Highway, it is surprisingly quiet and great for an overnight with pets. Expect a welcoming reception from the owners and great home-cooked food.
42651 Bruce Highway, Colosseum 4677
Kangaroo Country Caravan Park
Located on the Bruce Highway, about 22 kilometres outside Rockhampton, this park has a large aviary and cat-friendly cabins. Convenient for an overnight stay for those travelling with pets.
T 07 4921 1799
Chalet Motor Inn
This motel has pet-friendly rooms available but gets booked out fast. Features include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a hot tub.
242 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg West 4670
T 07 4152 9922
With friendly staff and clean rooms, this motel has 2 pet-friendly rooms available. Facilities include parking, swimming pool, restaurant and laundry.
11 Takalvan Street, Bundaberg West 4670
T 07 4132 6999
Mt Larcom Tourist Park
This family-run park has well-maintained cabins, clean amenities, and a friendly atmosphere. There is a large unfenced pet exercise area and some of the cabins are pet-friendly – book ahead. Cats welcome. The park offers a variety of accommodation including deluxe motel-style cabins, powered and unpowered sites and camping. Facilities include a laundry (coin-operated), camp kitchen and BBQ area, and free WI-FI.
7 Balfour Street, Mount Larcom 4695
T 07 4975 1717
Lake Monduran Holiday Park
Located 20 kilometres north of Gin Gin, the holiday park allows any size dogs are as long as they are well behaved and are on a leash at all times – subject to the manager’s discretion. Guests have access to free wireless internet, picnic areas, clean amenities with hot showers, modern camp kitchens, laundry area and an on-site kiosk with ice, gas and tackle.
1 Claude Wharton Drive, Lake Monduran 4671
T 07 4157 3881 or 1800 689 67
Holiday Rental – 4 Whale Court
If you are looking for a break with your four-legged friend, check out Holiday Rental – 4 Whale Court, Woodgate Beach. Located in an amazing spot with a dog-friendly beach 8 minutes walk from the house.
4 Whale Court, Woodgate Beach 4560
M 0404 832 354
Duk ‘n’ Willa Beach Cottage
This idyllic Queenslander positioned in Pialba with a fully fenced yard is only 600 meters from the beach, close proximity to cafes and restaurants, shopping centres, children’s fun parks and the Hervey Bay Golf and Country Club. The beach cottage has an open plan living space, fully equipped modern kitchen, two bedrooms (1 x queen bed / 2 x single beds) and a sleep out (1 x double bed).
This 2-bedroom villa located in Hervey Bay welcomes dogs, cats, birds. Clean & comfy, the property is set in a managed complex with a small backyard and deck which is fenced to 1m high to deter escapees. Guests must bring their own bed linen (queen for main bedroom, double for second bedroom and single for loft bed) and not allow the animals on the furniture unless they use a cover. If needed and booked in advance, a free pet sitting service is offered so that guests can get out and about without leaving their pet distressed in a new environment. Villa Katfish offers guests free WiFi, air conditioning, an outdoor swimming pool and a garden. A 5% discount for anyone who mentions our “Pet-Friendly” website.
652 Charlton Esplanade Villa 5, Urangan 4655
M 0405 112283
Tower Court Motel
This motel offers clean spacious accommodation with direct beach access, a saltwater swimming pool, BBQ facilities and special rooms rates from $85. There is a pet-friendly room available – conditions apply.
460 The Esplanade, TORQUAY 4655
T 07 41251322
Fraser Coast RV Park
This park has 75 acres for big rigs, just 3 minutes to Fraser Island ferry & 10 minutes to Hervey Bay. Pets permitted at Managers discretion – must be kept on a lead due to the native wildlife. A great getaway from it all, yet just a stone’s throw from local attractions.
54 Bengtson Road, River Heads 4655
T 07 4125 7119
Hemingways and Hemingway’s Apartment
Your pets are welcomed, as the property is fenced for the safety of your pet. This beautiful fishing house is self-contained, fully furnished, comes with a large lifestyle deck and has a separate fully self-contained 1 bedroom Studio apartment on the lower level. Tin Can Bay is a 30-minute drive to world heritage listed Fraser Island and beautiful Rainbow Beach. From $179 per night.
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Fisherman’s Beach, Qld