October 29, 2020
Spring has arrived, and Australians are eager to head out for their summer holidays. This year, however, will be the year of staycations so here are some suggestions for pet-friendly cabins in New South Wales.
While 11 million Aussies travel overseas each year, Australians will face some challenges travelling overseas this year due to the pandemic. That means just one thing – Australians will be staycationing a lot in the country.
The Australian tourism industry is gearing up for a boom in local travel and tourism. The beauty of staycations is that we don’t have to say adios to our furry friends to go away. So, you can ditch the pet-sitting service (for now) and bring along fido to your next caravan or camping vacation.
We have put together a list of pet-friendly cabins in NSW for your next staycation with the furbaby! Read on and pick your favourites and book these destinations as soon as you can – because 11 million Aussies are waiting to staycation as well!
Midnorth Coast NSW
Little Palm Cabins
Little Palm Cabins is a fantastic pet-friendly vacation resort located just 10 minutes away from Port Macquarie – the seaside village of Lake Cathie. Little Palms Cabins has mother nature bestowed in abundance while also being close to amenities. This property is located near the North Coast’s stunning pristine beaches and nature reserves. It is also a short stroll away from Woolworths, restaurants, and other local shops. The newly remodeled Studio, 1, and 2 Bedroom Cabins can accommodate your pets upon request. It is ideal for vacationers looking for a chilled-out beach destination. With the proximity to some of the finest wineries, great local eateries, and various attractions for activities like fishing and 4WD Beach Access, this vacation spot has many options for vacationers to fill their days. There are several dog-friendly beaches nearby with pet-friendly amenities like a dog shower area to clean up the puppy after a day in the sand and the water. As usual, some conditions and rules apply.
To book your pet-friendly cabin, contact:
1621 Ocean Drive, Lake Cathie 2445
T 02 6585 5295
Situated in the middle of an idyllic coastal town of Hallidays Point in New South Wales is a pet-friendly park called BIG4 Happy Hallidays.
If you have a Caravan, you can book a pet-friendly campsite to park your RV for a vacation that includes your furbaby. You can also pick one of the park’s pet-friendly cabins.
BIG4 Happy Hallidays is just two minutes away from Black Head Beach – which has resort-style amenities like a swimming pool, indoor pool, and paddle pool.
You can drive to this park in just 3.5 hours from Sydney. It is also 15 minutes away from Forster-Tuncurry and Taree.
Call them directly to book your site or cabin!
517 Blackhead Road, Hallidays Point 2430
T 1800 732 872
Dam It Getaway
If you are looking for accommodations for a family such as a 3-bedroom homestead or a 2-bedroom cabin, Dam It Getaway is perfect for you. This resort comes with an outdoor pool and a spa. The resort sprawls over 78 acres of farmland with the towns of Gloucester and Stroud nearby. This location is perfect for vacationers looking for a fantastic country experience. The resort even offers three friendly resident dogs as play buddies for your furbaby. Also, when they say pet-friendly, they are not just referring to just dogs. Your pet rabbits and even your horses can vacation with you here. For public safety, they ask that the animals are up to date with vaccinations, protected against fleas and ticks, and are well socialized. Before booking a vacation, contact the resort to have your pets approved.
For more info, contact:
I’81 Kia Ora Hill Road – Bowman Farm 2422
M 0412 610 317
Cedar Lodge Cabins
Imagine a summer holiday in a picturesque mountain village. That is where Cedar Lodge Cabins are located – in Mount Victoria. This property is a true retreat for you and your fur babies for a staycation. The cabins are beautifully appointed with air-conditioning, ensuites, and cozy decor. The cabins are large enough to sleep five people. For an upgrade, you can experience the deluxe spa cabins as well. Cedar Lodge Cabins welcome dogs, cats, and even birds. For more information, contact them at:
42 Great Western Highway, Mount Victoria 2786
T 02 4787 1256
North of Sydney
Located on half an acre just steps away from Terrigal Beach are the unique, modern, stylish cabins of Ocean Paws. These beautifully maintained suites and cabins are perfect for a couples retreat or getaway with the friends – furry or otherwise! Each cabin can sleep up to four people, making it ideal for a small family too. This retreat is located just a 15-minute stroll from Terrigal Beach. Terrigal Beach has small boutique shops, restaurants, and cafes all around for you to spend a day on the beach under the sun. When it is time to unwind after a day of beach fun, you can do so with the sea breezes in your own cabin. Suites are available from $185 per night. Enquire now for more details.
Lloran Log Cabins
Lloran Log Cabins is a beautiful short-term stay resort located in the stunning Southern Highlands in Robertson, NSW. The log cabins with their secured enclosed verandas are happy to welcome dogs with their humans. You can leave your fur babies behind when you go out for a nice dinner at one of the several local eateries. Just make sure your dog is well trained and quiet. You can enjoy a nice woodfire in their country resort that spans over 25 acres of farmland and 3 acres of gardens. For more information, contact them directly at:
100 Yeola Road, Robertson 2576
T 02 4885 1376
M 0417 936 253
Illawarra & Shoalhaven
On the gorgeous south coast, there is a secret hamlet called Cudmirrah Beach. The Surfside Cudmirrah Beach is an ideal locale for those who enjoy a perfect beach vacation while feeling right at home with their pets coming along. Located near Sussex Inlet and only minutes away from Berrara and Conjola National Park, Surfside Cudmirrah Beach is a small family-owned vacation park located. Whether it is a deluxe cabin, a caravan, or campsite for your own caravan, you will have plenty of accommodation choices. As long as your dogs are kept on a lead, and they don’t disturb other guests, they are more than welcome at this resort. Be sure to mention your pets at the time of booking. For more information, contact them at:
54 Collier Drive, Cudmirrah 2540
T 02 4441 2182
Located just 200 meters from Short Point Beach are the Beach Cabins in Merimbula. They offer self-catering 1, 2 & 3 bedroom cabins for family getaways or couples’ retreats. The resort comes with a solar heated pool, BBQ areas, and plenty of playground areas for the kids. This resort is pet-friendly. Pets are permitted most of the year – however, they do not allow pets during peak Easter & Summer periods. For more details, contact:
47-65 Short Point Road, Merimbula 2548
T 02 6495 1216
As we adjust to the new normal of travel and tourism in these times, we must make the most of the holiday season. After all, life is about enjoying the here and now to the fullest. So, pack the summer clothes, the sunscreen, the surfboard, the beachwear, and fido’s favourite toys and head to the beautiful coasts and mountains of New South Wales. What’s more, now you don’t need to be worried if your pet gets lost. Check out petcollars.com.au for an easy solution to get reunited with your dog in case they get lost. Happy and Safe Travels!