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May 27, 2023

Pet Friendly Cardwell

Pet-Friendly Cardwell

Cardwell is a charming coastal town located in the Far North Queensland region of Australia.


Situated on the shores of the Coral Sea and surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. The town is home to a number of stunning beaches, including Hinchinbrook Island National Park, which is renowned for its picturesque waterfalls, hiking trails, and wildlife.

There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in Cardwell, including hiking, bird watching, camping, and boating. The area is also popular for snorkeling and scuba diving, with plenty of dive sites to explore.

Cardwell has a rich Aboriginal and European history, and there are many opportunities to learn about the local culture and heritage.

It’s an ideal place for people to stop over when travelling with pets as it is on the highway, making it easily accessible.

Cardwell Dog Wash
Dog wash at Cardwell Beachcomber Motel Tourist Park.



Pet-Friendly Accommodation

If you’re looking for a peaceful and relaxing place en route, Cardwell is the perfect pet-friendly destination. With its stunning scenery, laid-back atmosphere, and warm tropical climate, it’s the perfect place to unwind and recharge. There are a few good options for people travelling with pets. Below are some of them.



Cardwell Beachcomber Motel Tourist Park

pet friendly Cardwell

This friendly beachfront park has its own doggie wash, bar & restaurant – and offers a wide range of accommodation from camping to motel rooms, family villas, and dedicated pet-friendly rooms as well! It’s the perfect place to stop and relax after a long drive. The great onsite restaurant has waterfront views ideal for drinking cocktails – and pets can join their owners too on the outside tables.

43a Marine Parade, Cardwell 4849

T 07 4066 8550




Meunga Creek Caravan Park

Meunga Creek Caravan Park

Located 4km north of Cardwell, enjoy laidback bush camping with your pet. Set in a peaceful bush setting with a creek, this park is a great place to stop on your way up to Cairns – a good spot for an overnighter. Offering low rates, amenities with hot showers, spacious sites, campfires welcome, and power is available. The park is just 5 min drive to Cardwell Spa Pools.

12 Ellerbeck Road, Ellerbeck 4816

M 0429 728 913



Cardwell at the Beach

Cardwell at the Beach

This motor inn offers pet-friendly accommodation on the Bruce Hwy, Cardwell. Located conveniently between Townsville and Cairns. Facilities include BBQ, swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, bar and restaurant, 24hr front desk, and parking.

215 Victoria Street, Cardwell 4849

T 07 4066 8500





Beachcombers Restaurant

Located at Cardwell Beachcomber Motel Tourist Park, this restaurant is the perfect place to stop and have a drink after a long drive. The food and service were great too! Choose from an a la carte menu or pizzas – there’s something for all tastes!


Seabreeze Café

Located in the middle of Cardwell, near the Jetty, this cafe has plenty of outdoor seating for those with pets. Enjoy honest home-cooked food with great views.

105 Victoria St, Cardwell 4849


The Colleen McClaghlin Park 

Grab a coffee with your pooch in the park or try one of Jesse’s Cardwell Pies – said to be the most delicious on the East Coast!



Cardwell Spa Pools is worth a visit and allows dogs but not in the rainy season.


Cardwell Cat 2
Relaxing after a long drive in a villa suite at Cardwell Beachcomber Motel Tourist Park.


Cardwell Dog