January 13, 2019
Looking for pet-friendly accommodation in Coolum, Caloundra or beyond?
Bring your pet along for a Sunshine Coast Holiday. We have a range of holiday accommodation that is pet-friendly.
Alternatively, grab a copy of our pet-friendly guidebook today to search for the best pet-friendly places to stay in Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Noosa and more.
Driftwood Beach House
With fully fenced gardens, plenty of shade to keep pets safe and happy, this 4-bedroom house with a white sandy beach on doorstep makes a great place for a relaxing family-friendly holiday in Burrum Heads.
Pet-Friendly Burrum Heads
This fully furnished 2 bedroom ground floor unit has linen and kitchenware provided, just bring your own food. The main bedroom has a luxurious queen bed with air conditioner and the second bedroom has 2 sets of single bunks. Fully equipped with everything you will need to make your stay enjoyable. From $90 per night.
Bayview Holiday Unit
This self-contained beachfront holiday unit offers home comforts and a fully fenced backyard for your dog. Direct beach access and an outdoor pool area.
1 Dudley Street, Burrum Heads 4659
T 07 4129 5166
Gympie Caravan Park
This park is very pet-friendly and allows cats and dogs in its cabins. Conveniently located just off the Bruce Highway, the park is managed by an Akita enthusiast and has a Hachiko statue at the reception. The park has a swimming pool for guests and an off-leash area park nearby.
1 Jane St, Gympie 4570
T 07 5483 6800
Melawondi Spring Retreat
With plenty of open space for your fur baby to enjoy, this retreat is surrounded by natural bushland and plenty of wildlife. People travelling with pets stay in Studio 149 (but please do not allow them on furniture & bedroom carpet), there is also an enclosed area under the house, which is great if you want to explore the region and can’t take your pet with you. Set on 30 acres and less than 2 hours from Brisbane or 30 minutes from the Amamoor State Forest, this is the perfect country escape in the Mary Valley. Pets other than dogs are welcome but please contact owners first.
149 Melawondi Road, Imbil 4570
M 0408 736 223
Rainbow Waters Holiday Park
This caravan park is set on 23 acres and offers a pet-friendly cabin, campfires and accommodates large motorhomes, has drive through sites and free range camping. The PET-FRIENDLY CABIN is 1 Room Ensuite Cabin with no extra charge for your pet. Pets are not allowed in or near any of the other Cabins or Villas (unless in the specified dog-friendly Cabin). A copy of the latest vaccination is required . Your pet is not allowed on furniture and bedding. Pets are not allowed outside without a lead. Check availability first so you can bring your best friend on holiday!
308 Carlo Road, Rainbow Beach 4581
T 07 54 86 32 00
Tin Can Bay Motel
This motel, just 100 metres to the water has 12 rooms, and prides itself on its personal service. Pet-friendly features include; tiled floors in rooms, landscaped gardens and a quiet street. The motel has a swimming pool, BBQ facilities and small kitchen in rooms. A one off cleaning fee for animals applies. Animals are not allowed on the beds.
11 Mitchell Street, Tin Can Bay 4580
T 07 54 880800
Lagoon Pocket Bed & Breakfast
This luxury 4 * pet-friendly B&B is situated in the beautiful Mary Valley, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, only 10 minutes drive from Gympie. Rooms are extra large and separate to the main house with their own entrances and verandahs for extra privacy. Dogs and cats, as well as other pets, are welcome. Canine guests can go on a variety of doggie day trips close to the accommodation, Cooroy Botanical Gardens at Lake MacDonald, Lake Alford park and Amamoor State Forest to name a few.
57 Lagoon Pocket Road, Long Flat 4570
T 07 5483 2112/ 0400 192001
Inskip Point Camping Ground
Camping at Inskip Point requires a valid camping permit and this can be obtained by booking online at the website below or telephoning. You can also purchase tickets in person at Rainbow Beach Office (8am-4pm daily). Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, bring drinking water, there are no showers, but disabled toilets are available. The camping ground is located about 8 kilometres north of Rainbow Township.
Rainbow Beach 4581
T 13 13 04 or 07 5486 3160
Sunshine Valley Cottages
These secluded 4-star air-conditioned cottages are set amidst a beautiful garden and cater for anyone who is looking for private self-contained accommodation. Centrally located, this is the perfect location to enjoy all this area has to offer. Enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Sunshine Coast and visit the charming, historic towns and villages of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, all only a short drive away. Relax and enjoy the time spent on your own verandah with your pet, have a private BBQ, cool off with a dip in the crystal clear water of the saltwater pool set in natural surroundings or wander through the beautiful garden.
80 Old Palmwoods Road, West Woombye 4559
T 07 5442 3672
This property has a fully fenced secure and gated backgrounds and sleeps 7. While pets are allowed inside, they are not on the lounge or beds.
Securely fenced at the rear of the property and suitable for a small/medium dog.
23 Scrub Road, Coolum Beach 4573
Coolum Boutique Treehouse
This 1-bedroom chalet-style accommodation has all the trimmings.
Available for your small house trained dog – other small pets, such as cats, maybe considered. Designed for a couple that wants privacy and serenity. Floor to ceiling north east facing windows ensure the ocean is the first thing you see when you wake. A dog-friendly leash-free beach is 1.6km from the house.
M 0404 044866
Noosa Beach Hound @ Sunshine Beach
This 2-bedroom beautifully decorated, two-storey townhouse in a small complex with pool access. Recently renovated, your every need is catered for. The home has a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor BBQ area. The fully fenced, tropically landscaped, private courtyard is perfect for outdoor dining. The home is dog-friendly and is suitable for well behaved, small and/or elderly dogs. Your pooch will adore the dog-friendly section of Sunshine Beach, just a short stroll away. From $225 per night.
The Pod Noosa – Pet Friendly
This tastefully styled 5-bedroom beach house at Peregian Beach with an outdoor alfresco zone, lagoon pool, BBQ, a front grassed area perfect for the kids or dogs and is fully fenced and security with electric sliding gates. From $266 per night.
Blue Dog Beach House
This gorgeous luxury 4-bedroom beach house with 3 bathrooms overlooks dog-friendly Castaways Beach. With a fully fenced yard and pet bowls, towels, and dog beds provided – this one is not to be missed!
Castaways Beach, Sunshine Coast 4567
M 0411 049 152
T 07 5474 1964
Horse Dog Holidays
Treat your family and best buddy to a relaxing holiday on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. This holiday home, which caters for horses and dogs, sleeps 8 people. Set in beautiful Flaxton, Qld, and close to Montville, this entire, very private 1-acre property can be yours for a weekend or longer. Guests can enjoy bush walks, trail riding, an equestrian centre and dog-off-leash beaches are all on your door step, making this holiday destination perfect for the whole family.
PO Box 106, Mapleton 4560
Beachhouse on Buccleugh
An ideal home to holiday with the family and pets. The home is on two levels – ground level has 3 bedrooms. There is also a nice size grassed back garden for your dog. The second level has a big dining area and modern kitchen, lounge room with TV/DVD, the 2nd bathroom with a claw foot bath and extra toilet. The large, covered north facing deck is well furnished to enjoy al-fresco dining, where you can kick off your shoes, catch those cool summer sea breezes, or sit in the winter sun, and enjoy a good book. The house is an easy five minute, 400m, stroll to pet-friendly Moffat Beach and a tempting selection of beachside cafes. The house is also just 1.5km to the Caloundra CBD. Pets are welcome inside and the yard is fully fenced.
8B Buccleugh Street, Moffat Beach 455
M 0477 887 844
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, conditions apply. 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
Cooroy Country Cottages
These modern 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained cottages are set amidst 97 private acres, and have mountain and valley views. All types of pets allowed with prior notice, dogs are allowed inside the cottage, but not on the furniture or beds, please do leave unattended. Each cottage provides either a gated veranda or a walled courtyard which also serves as a temporary kennel while the guests are away. Bush trails with a creek for extended dog walks. Located within 30 minutes to Noosa’s beaches and most Sunshine Coast attractions, just a one hour drive to Brisbane.
T 07 5442 6819
Ingenia Holidays – Rivershore Resort
This resort with fantastic facilities, set on the banks of the Maroochy River, is pet-friendly 365 days a year in the camping/caravan sites – please note that manager’s discretion will apply.
This is a fun park for people travelling with the whole family because of the activities and events held throughout the year.
99 David Low Way, Diddillibah 4559
T 07 5458 2200
Bring your best friend with you. Coolum Holidays have a huge selection of pet-friendly properties available. So, don’t leave a member of your family at home during the holidays – check out some of their pet-friendly accommodation.
1792 David Low Way, Coolum Beach 4573
T 07 5446 3788
Set in the beautiful quiet beachside residence of North Marcoola on the Sunshine Coast. Only a 1 minute walk to the dog-friendly beach, off-leash parkland and Surf Life Saving Club, convenience store, children’s playground, hairdressers, gift shop, cafe, takeaway and restaurant are all 2 minutes away. Inside and outside living to its best. 2 mountain bikes are provided for the great beach nature bike path.
M 0419 611009
This 3-bedroom house sleeps 7 and is located in the beautiful quiet beachside residence of North Marcoola. A 2-minute walk to the dog-friendly beach and off leash parkland. Guests can enjoy modern luxury, pool, Foxtel, aircon, heating and internet connection.
Surf Club House
This modern 2-bedroom house with a granny flat and heated pool sleeps 8 people and is located in the beautiful quiet beachside residence of North Marcoola Beach. A 1-minute walk to the dog-friendly beach and the off-leash parkland and Surf Life Saving Club. Two mountain bikes are provided for the great beach nature bike path.
M 0419 611009
This 4-bedroom house is a beautiful nature lover’s paradise and is located beside a large parkland with pond and even kangaroos, all this in central Coolum Beach. Guests have access to a children’s playground, trampoline, 9-meter heat pumped pool. The property is stylishly furnished and is very modern. The well known off leash Stumers Creek is not far away in Coolum. Coolum is also known for its cafes, boutiques and relaxed atmosphere.
This 20-acre sustainable hobby farm is set at the base of the Glasshouse Mountains in Beerwah. Located approximately 80 kilometres north of Brisbane, and just south of Landsborough. The property has a large modern self-contained cabin that sleeps 4 people which is pet-friendly. Breakfast is provided, and kids will love the daily feeding the farm animals tour. Dogs and birds are welcome here, and there is horse accommodation nearby. Depending on the schedule pet minding is also available, if guests wish to go out for the day. There are three resident dogs so only friendly canine guests are accepted.
123 Old Peachester Road, Beerwah 4519
M 0408 536 815
Wild Duck Farm
Located 1 hour from Brisbane, this quality boutique accommodation in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland has a range of pet-friendly rooms to suit your needs.
172 Candle Mountain Drive, Peachester 4519
M 0447 733 329
Although this list is by no means exhaustive, we feel it represents a genuine sampling of the diversity of accommodation our book has to offer travellers and their four-legged friends.