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March 26, 2023

Gladstone & Tannum Sands Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly Gladstone & Tannum Sands

Looking for some of the best pet-friendly accommodation in Gladstone & Tannum Sands?


Gladstone is located on the southern edge of the Great Barrier Reef, which makes it a great base for exploring this incredible natural wonder. It is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes including beaches and parks and is also a major industrial hub, with a large port and several industrial sites. It’s home to several art galleries, museums, and cultural centres. There are also regular events and festivals held in the city throughout the year. Visitors can enjoy a range of outdoor activities, including fishing, boating, hiking, and cycling. The area is also known for its great weather, which makes it perfect for outdoor adventures.


Tannum Sands is around 26-minute drive south of Gladstone and has several stunning beaches that are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and water activities such as kayaking, fishing, and stand-up paddleboarding.



Pet-friendly Accommodation


Reef Adventureland Motor Inn

Reef Adventureland Motor Inn

Located in the heart of Tannum Sands in the Gladstone Region of QLD, Reef Adventureland Motor Inn is just 7 minute’s drive on Old Tannum Road from the Bruce Highway. The motel allows all types of pets, up to 2 per guest. They just ask that guests practice responsible pet ownership by cleaning up after their furry family member, keeping them on leash when outside their rooms and always being aware of noise and safety for other guests.

Features include a tropical setting, an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi access, and a 15-minute walk from Tannum Sands Beach.

64 Hampton Drive, Tannum Sands 4680
T 07 4973 8522


Mid City Motor Inn

Mid City Motor Inn

Located in Gladstone, this motel is pet friendly and offers affordable rooms in a laid-back motor inn offering an outdoor pool, a shared kitchen & a BBQ.

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of AUD 20 per accommodation, per stay.

26 Goondoon St, Gladstone Central 4680

T (07) 4972 3000



South Gladstone Motel

South Gladstone Motel

Located near the beach, South Gladstone Motel is in South Gladstone and offers guests a friendly welcoming service. Features include guest laundry service, free Wi-Fi, BBQ, and an in-ground saltwater pool. Pets are allowed in specific rooms, 1 per room (up to 13 lb per pet) and AUD 10 per pet per night.

Mount Stowe State Forest and Garden Island Conservation Park reflect the area’s natural beauty and area attractions include Great Barrier Reef and Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

83 Toolooa Street, Gladstone 4680

T 0431 547 122

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Koorawatha Homestead Motel

koorawatha homestead motel

Pets and service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees at this motel, which provides amenities, such as a bar and a restaurant. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.

Other perks at this motel include an outdoor pool, free self-parking, cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) and a 24-hour front desk

All 22 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities such as free WiFi.

4 Reedbed Rd, Bororen 4678

T 07 4974 4039



Tannum Sands Tourist Park 

This tourist park offers pet-friendly accommodation options including cabins and campsites. There is a fee for pets, and pets must be supervised and on a leash at all times.




Lilley’s Beach – Tannum Sands

This popular weekend camping spot is dog-friendly but permits are required.

The beach extends along the coast and is accessible by 4WD only. The camping area is at the northern end of the beach, within the fenced enclosed area. Lilley’s Beach is a designated dog off-leash area, but your dog is required to be under control at all times, and must be cleaned up after.


Remember, it’s always a good idea to contact the accommodation directly to confirm their pet policy, and any associated fees or restrictions, and to make a reservation.


Dog-Friendly Activities


1770 Liquid Adventures – Town of 1770

Explore the pristine waterways with your best mate at the Town of 1770! Hop aboard a single, double or triple kayak and enjoy superb scenery, exquisite wildlife and amazing sunsets.


Curtis Ferry Services – Gladstone

Jump aboard the Curtis Endeavour II and take in the sights of Gladstone’s enormous and bustling harbour! Bring man’s best friend along for a ride, but please keep them restrained and on the lower deck.


For more information visit the Gladstone Region Tourist information website.


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