May 20, 2018
Search for a wide range of pet-friendly places in South East Queensland from Brisbane to the Gold Coast for you and your pet.
Although this list is by no means exhaustive, we feel it represents a genuine sampling of the diversity our book has to offer travellers and their four-legged friends.
Brisbane & Surrounds
Ovolo The Valley Brisbane
Stay in this award-winning boutique hotel with your pet.
Lounge by the rooftop pool, sip cocktails at the elegant bar, enjoy high tea or relax in the sauna. There’s also a gym, a business centre and 3 meeting rooms. Spa treatments and parking are available (fee). Pampered pets receive the V.I.Pooch treatment and enjoy a designer ‘Doggy Bag’ containing woof-worthy dog toys. Rooms from $180 per night.
1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley 4006
T 07 3253 6999
City Palms Brisbane
Located just a 15-minute walk to the CBD, this affordable accommodation has a pet-friendly room available but bookings are required prior to arrival. There is a pet fee per night, plus a deposit, and a maximum of two pets per room (weight limit: 88 lb). Walk your dog at nearby Victoria Park or take them to a cafe in the Valley.
Facilities include free WiFi, a heated outdoor spa, BBQ area, laundry, and onsite parking – bookings and payment essential.
55 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane City 4006
T 07 3666 0002
This popular compact studio with a deck is perfect for 1 to 2 people. Pets are considered but there is no private garden or fenced yard. The bus is directly out the front to the city and very close to trendy Paddington and Rosalie great for the endless eating options and great fashion.
This trendy dog-friendly hotel in a 1930s building is a 3-minute walk from Brisbane Central Station and offers refined rooms with free Wi-Fi, minibars and flat-screen TVs, plus iPod docks and iPads. VIP pooches can expect a warm welcome and receive a complimentary doggie pack. The hotel offers a range of accommodation 1- or 2-bedroom suites, some bi-level, feature 4-poster beds, soaking baths and/or separate living areas. Continental breakfast and happy hours are complimentary.
73 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill 4000
T 07 3226 8888
Sea Captain’s Quarters
Stay in the heart of Manly Harbour Village, a beautiful bayside suburb of Brisbane. All amenities are a very short walk away. This fully self-contained accommodation is the entire upstairs level of an old Queensland home. Up to 4 guests can sleep comfortably in the queen & double bedrooms. Dogs, cats and birds are all welcome inside. Downstairs has its own secure private backyard and laundry. WiFi is available. Tariff $140-$180pn (Linen provided).
Manly, Brisbane, Qld
M 0418 715 770
The Wellington Apartment Hotel
Located close to the river and the Gabba. Pets must also be under 10kg and house trained as well as have full vaccinations. A minimum 2-night booking requirement for pet stays.
192 Wellington Road, Kangaroo Point 4169
T 07 3891 1988
Coopers Colonial Motel
This motel allows pets but you are required to inform prior to booking. Dogs are welcome inside but cat guests are required to stay in a cage – which may not suit all feline owners. The moderately priced motel has a pool and its own restaurant and is conveniently located near to Brisbane’s busy Industrial and commercial precinct.
1260 Beaudesert Road, Acacia Ridge 4116
T 07 3875 1874
Galaxy Caravan Park
This friendly caravan park is located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Pets welcome in your own accommodation – not in the park’s cabins. People travelling with pets will be allocated a shaded space on request.
3813 Pacific Highway, Tanah Merah 4128
T 07 3209 8434
Marys Place B&B
This charming B&B with comfortable beds and a friendly host welcomes pets inside. Although pets are permitted they are not allowed on the beds. Please bring pet’s own bed and food. If they are not indoor animals they are able to stay downstairs under the house or on the front verandah.
5 Court Street, Ipswich 4305
T 07 3282 8392
This self-contained cottage offers horse and dog-friendly accommodation. It is equipped with BBQ, cooking facilities, comfy beds, leather lounge, TV, a fully dog fenced yard and a big deck to soak up the views making it suitable either a romantic getaway or a family farm stay. Set on 160 acres of rural farmland dogs are welcome indoors. BYO horse and discover a myriad of cattle trails over the hills behind the cottage with unrivalled views from the topmost peaks. BYO wifi. $150 per night. The resident Belgian Shepherd dogs love guests, and occasionally there are puppies to play with!
T 0409 619 327
Jacobs Well Tourist Park
Located on the waterfront of Jacobs Well and looking out over the southern end of Moreton Bay, this Tourist Park accommodates dogs with guests staying on powered sites in the special dog-friendly area (conditions apply).
1161 Pimpama-Jacobs Well Road, Jacobs Well 4208
This 3-bedroom dog-friendly holiday house at Bongaree on Bribie Island is located 200m to the beach at Pumicestone Passage. A place where dogs rule. Fully fenced with a private rear yard, car and boat parking and 2 private decks at front and rear of house. Other pets may be considered on request. For bookings contact agent.
46 Kangaroo Street, Bongaree 4507
T 07 3408 1006
Villa della Rosa Bed and Breakfast
This 4½ star Tuscan-style B & B offers luxurious accommodation on Tamborine Mountain. Small dogs are welcome. Features include a guest lounge with fireplace, large TV and DVD/CD libraries, established gardens, romantic dinners for two and in-house massages.
5 Platt Place, North Tamborine, Gold Coast Hinterland 4272
T 07 5545 3375
Hillside Bed and Breakfast and Gumnut Cottage
Hillside Bed and Breakfast and Gumnut Cottage’s unique location offers beautiful views across the Hinterland to the Gold Coast and Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by National Park and Reserve, Hillside is a luxurious Retreat within easy access of both the Mountain attractions and the Gold Coast. Small dogs are allowed by prior arrangement in the Cottage at Hillside B&B. Set high on a plateau on the edge of the escarpment of Tamborine Mountain. There is a small fee per night, per dog.
T 07 5545 3887
This luxurious and immaculately presented 2-storey home has 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, with ocean views, all located on 8 acres. The house sleeps up to 16 people. Dogs and cats are permitted inside as long as they have been flea-shampooed and treated; birds inside if caged. A 3-night stay minimum applies.
550 The Panorama, Tallai 4213
T 07 5533 2270
This pet-friendly luxury waterfront holiday home welcomes pets inside. The property sleeps 8 and provides pet beds, a great entertaining outdoor deck with and swimming pool. The large main bathroom has a spa bath.
Small pets are allowed at this Gold Coast motel. Close to theme parks with a bus stop right outside, a good pool and WiFi. Small pets are allowed but a $10 fee per pet, per night, is required. There is an area for dogs to stretch their legs. During winter months on Marina parade (from Burrows street to Quata Park) the beach is off leash from 5 am to 8 am and then again in the afternoon 4 pm until 7 pm.
37 Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters 4216
T 07 5567 9000
Flinders Beach Campground
If you love camping on the beach with your dog, it doesn’t get much better than Flinders Beach. There are twelve beachfront camping areas along the beachfront accessible only by 4WD from the beach, or by bush tracks. The campsites are in natural areas and some toilet facilities are available (no showers). Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead and under control at all times. 2 dogs maximum per campsite applies.
North Stradbroke Island 4183
T 07 3409 9668 (08:00~16:00 daily)
For a ‘back to basics’ camping experience, Main Beach stretches for 32kms along the eastern side of the island. There are fifteen designated camping areas at the southern end of Main Beach, which offers great surfing and excellent beach fishing. This is a prime location for more experienced campers and 4WDrivers, and campsites are only accessible by 4WD. There are no amenities or drinking water at Main Beach. Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead and under control at all times. 2 dogs maximum per campsite applies.
North Stradbroke Island 4183
T 07 3409 9668 (08:00~16:00 daily)
Golden Beach Holiday Park
This is a great park with lots of amenities. Pets of all shapes and sizes are welcome to the caravan and camping Sites. However, guests will be given a strict set of guidelines to follow regarding all pets. This ensures a safe, quiet and friendly stay for everyone. Located close to the beach and only 2.4 kilometres to the main street of Caloundra, and less than an hour’s drive from Brisbane.
9 Onslow Street, Golden Beach 4551
T 07 5492 4811
BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park
This is the nearest caravan park to the Gold Coast Theme Parks with family and pet-friendly cabins located across the road from Movie World, Wet’n’Wild, Outback Spectacular & only 2 minutes’ drive from Dream World & White Water World. It’s the perfect place to base yourself when exploring the Gold Coast and it even has its own Puppy Pampering Palace (K9 DIY Dog Wash) and BIG off-leash area to run and roam.
66-86 Siganto Drive, Helensvale, Gold Coast 4212
T 1300 789 189
Bargain Beach Getaway
This renovated 3 bedroom unit in Miami/Nth Burleigh is a fully self-contained unit which consists of the entire ground floor in a two-storey block. The unit extends to your own private large fenced yard so is perfect for the kids to play or pets to roam. This area also includes a private BBQ and outdoor dining facilities. From $199 per night.
The Beach Shack – Mermaid Beach
This beautiful PET-FRIENDLY beachside cottage has been tastefully renovated but has still kept its original charm. Split air conditioning systems in the living area, main bedroom and the bunk bedroom with ceiling fan to the sleep out. The new kitchen and bathroom are neat and tidy but the old floorboards remind you of the classic beach shack of old. Pets are also welcome! Please enquire upon application.
Buzios – By the beach
A perfect getaway for couples, and you can bring the dog too! Live like a local. Enjoy a walk on the beach, or a surf in the world-class waves. Take the kayaks for a paddle in the pristine Tallebudgera Creek. Buzios is located 120m to the beach. A 10min drive from the Gold Coast Airport. Bus stop one block away. A 5min beachfront stroll to Tallebugera Creek and the beautiful Burleigh Heads National Park. Take a bike ride to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Or the weekend Burleigh markets. If you decide to bring the dog enjoy the leash free exercise areas at the northern and southern ends of the beach. From $159 pn.
This 3-bedroom 2 bathroom house with a pool and fully fenced yard is a 5 mins drive to the beach and sleeps 10 guests. This newly renovated home is situated on a quiet street in Burleigh Waters.
Dune Beach House
This pet-friendly holiday home that sleeps up to 10 people, is only a few doors up from the very popular Pirate Park and Dune Cafe. An ideal spot for families, stand up paddle boarders, surfers and pet lovers.
953 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach 4221
M 0404 833 787
Sea Dog Shack Coolangatta (pet friendly)
This 2-bedroom budget beach shack/Villa is an older style unit only short walking distance to the beautiful beaches of Greenmount, Kirra and Coolangatta and Coolangatta town central with loads of retail and restaurants/cafes at your convenience. Aldi in Coolangatta and Woolworths/Coles in Tweed Heads a short 2 min drive to both. From $94 pn.
Bilinga Beach Break
This gorgeous 3-bedroom holiday rental with 2 bathrooms supplies all your needs for a great stay, a fantastic BBQ, comfy outdoor lounge area and an outdoor dining table. All types of well-behaved pets are welcome. There is an on-leash dog beach across the road and a dog park behind the house. Fantastic for people wanting to relax on the Gold Coast. From $315 per night.
390 Coolangatta Rd, Bilinga 4225
M 0437 927 033
Tondio Terrace – Flat 3
This modern 2-bedroom self-contained flat is located metres to Rainbow Bay Beach and is pet-friendly for an additional charge of $15 per pet per night, plus a $100 refundable pet deposit. Two small pets maximum. Coolangatta and Tweed Heads is just a short stroll from Tondio Terrace, with an abundance of dining and shops nearby. Around $67 per night.
239 Boundary Street/corner of Ward St, Coolangatta 4225
T 07 5599 2777
This dog and cat-friendly accommodation is a fully restored classic 1930’s Queenslander on Tamborine Mountain, which is 30 minutes from the Gold Coast and just over an hour from Brisbane. Minimum of 2 days stay. From $190 to $300 per day.
31 Central Ave, Eagle Heights 4271
T 07 5545 4228
Darlington Park Camping Area
This popular shady campsite welcomes dogs and is located 95KM south of Brisbane. It can get busy so it is best to book ahead during peak time. There is a kiosk, a children’s playground, and flushing toilets. Follow the signposted access on Kerry Rd, 25 km south of Beaudesert. Bookings are recommended for peak periods.
Kerry Road, Beaudesert
T 07 5544 8120
Wongari Eco Retreat
Relax in nature at this secluded retreat, which offers self-contained accommodation, and enjoy the perfect combination of bush and creature comforts. Pets allowed in both cabins.
3196 Christmas Creek Rd, Lamington 4285
T 07 5544 8031
Rose City Caravan Park
This small park has accommodation to suit all budgets with clean and well-maintained facilities to ensure you have the perfect overnight stay. There are fully self-contained, air-conditioned cabins, which sleep up to six or choose to stay in one of the comfortable budget priced overnight caravans. The park welcomes all pets, including cats, birds, reptiles and rodents. As long as they are contained when not inside the pet-friendly cabins or in the traveller’s van, motorhome. There is also a selection of drive-through powered sites, both slab and grassed, which will accommodate most size caravan, motorhome or camper from only $30 per night (2 people) and un-powered campsites from $25 per night (2 people). Facilities include a free barbecue area, a coin-operated laundry, book exchange and gas bottle refills are available on site with a dump point conveniently located behind the Puma Service Station next door.
148-160 Glengallan Rd, Womina 4370
T 07 4661 1662
Crows Nest Motel
Dogs, cats and horses are permitted to this 4-star country motel. Set in a peaceful parkland there is plenty of room to exercise your pet. Located 40 kilometres north of Toowoomba on the Great Dividing Range making it a welcome stopover for travellers and day-trippers. Crows Nest is only a short drive from the bustling city of Toowoomba. Rooms from $124 per night
7547 New England Highway, Crows Nest 4355
T 07 4698 1399
Country Rose Motel
This pet-friendly motel has 3 rooms set aside for people travelling with their furchild – and is ideal for those wishing to unwind after a long day of driving through the Darling Downs. Facilities include relaxing gardens, a saltwater pool and spa with a BBQ area.
2 Palmer Avenue, Warwick 4370
T 07 4661 7700
This 2-bedroom self-contained cottage in the South East Queensland country town of Boonah is located just over one hour’s drive from Brisbane or the Gold Coast, and is ideal for couples and their pets looking to get away from it all. Rates from $140 per night. Included in your tariff are full breakfast provisions.
T 07 5463 1705