August 15, 2023
Spring trips with your pet close to Sydney
Taking your pet for a spring holiday near Sydney can be a wonderful experience. Here are some popular pet-friendly destinations and activities you can consider.
The Blue Mountains offer a beautiful natural setting for you and your pet to enjoy. There are several pet-friendly accommodation options available, and you can explore trails, scenic viewpoints, and even visit pet-friendly cafes in towns like Katoomba and Leura.
Plum Blossom Cottage
This charming 4-bedroom pet-friendly home offers a peaceful getaway yet is close to all amenities. It has four comfortable bedrooms with antique beds and two new beautifully renovated modern bathrooms, one with a deep luxuriating bath. From $169 per night. Please note Plum Blossom Cottage has a back deck curfew from 9:00 pm as there are young children sleeping next door adjacent to the deck. Please consider this before booking. Pet fees are applicable and are applied separately and in addition to the online booking total.
Pets are $25 per pet, per night.
125 Lurline Street, Katoomba 2780
Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa
For a weekend of luxurious pampering, you can’t go wrong at Lilianfels. Book the Bring Your Own Dog Package, which includes a dog bed and bowl for your pooch plus a free dog treat. Feel revitalised after a visit to the spa, and enjoy the 2 acres of beautiful gardens, guests also have access to tennis courts and a stunning swimming pool. Small dogs under 20kg are welcome in the allocated rooms, a pet fee applies. Tariff varies according to the package.
5-19 Lilianfels Avenue, Katoomba 2780
T 02 4780 1200
This wine region is not only known for its wineries but also for its pet-friendly accommodation, wineries and places to stay. You can take leisurely walks through vineyards and enjoy the picturesque countryside with your furry friend.
Wine Country Tourist Park – Hunter Valley
This friendly family-owned park welcomes small pets at the manager’s discretion. There is one pet-friendly studio cabin available and pets are allowed on caravan and tent sites. As well as being close to many wineries, the park is also close to Potters Brewery, and a few minutes to the Hunter Valley Visitors Centre.
3 O’Connors Road, Nulkaba 2325
T 02 4990 5819
This boutique property just happens to be pet-friendly, but please advise on booking that you will be bringing a four-legged friend. Please notify reception you will be bringing a pet prior to arrival.
This 4-star property has 38 rooms and 2 styles of accommodation to choose from. Guests will enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, in-house massage, tennis, and of course wine tasting.
Corner of Hermitage Road & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin 2320
T 02 4998 7288
The Central Coast has several pet-friendly beaches, parks, and walking trails. You can also find pet-friendly accommodation options along the coast.
Lake Haven Motor Inn
Located on the Central Coast in Gorokan, and is within a 15-minute drive of the Golf Club, Racecourse, and Showground. The pet-friendly rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting management on the phone number below. Guests have access to laundry facilities, an outdoor saltwater swimming pool, and barbeque areas, just eight minute’s drive from the motorway.
155/157 Wallarah Rd, Gorokan 2263
T 02 4393 2224
Seaside Garden Retreat
Located in Wamberal, Seaside Garden Retreat is next to a golf course and near the beach. Erina Fair and Westfield Tuggerah are worth visiting if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area’s natural beauty can explore Terrigal Beach and Copacabana Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a match while in town? See what’s going on at Central Coast Stadium.
Pets are allowed for an extra charge of AUD 20 per pet, per night in specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation. Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees.
871 The Entrance Road, Wamberal 2260
This charming region offers a range of dog-friendly cabins, cottages and self-catering accommodation. You and your pet can explore walking tracks, visit local markets, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
The Vale Penrose
Set on a beautiful 5-acre estate adjacent to Penrose State Forest, in the Southern Highlands, all house-trained pets are welcome. The luxury self-contained studio has a separate front and back entrance with a furnished front veranda and a back veranda that opens on to manicured gardens. A plush king bed allows for a great night of sleep and the Italian inspired bathroom draws guests into tranquillity and relaxation. The fully equipped kitchen and the furnished verandahs are just an additional cherry on top of an already exceptionally indulgent experience. Pets are allowed to roam free on the entire property. From $160 per night.
80 Kareela Road, Penrose 2579
0411 796 315
Big Bell Farm
These ‘carbon-neutral’ self-contained holiday cabins use as little energy as possible, and in the past, the farm has received many dog guests, but other pets would also be considered – please discuss with management first. With its own swimming pool, spectacular views, canoeing, bushwalking, horse riding and restaurants nearby, there is plenty for all the family to enjoy.
1666 Kangaroo Valley Road, Kangaroo Valley 2577
T 02 4465 1628
Known for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters, Jervis Bay offers some pet-friendly beaches where your dog can play and swim. Be sure to check the specific regulations for each beach.
Surfside Cudmirrah Beach
Located near Sussex Inlet, this small family owned and operated holiday park located on beautiful Cudmirrah Beach offers a variety of accommodation options. Choose from a deluxe cabin, a surfside caravan or camp in the spacious grounds. All accommodation is pet friendly, but please keep dogs on leads and ensure they aren’t disturbing other guests. Mention pets at time of booking.
54 Collier Drive, Cudmirrah 2540
M 02 4441 2182
Before you embark on your spring holiday with your pet, remember to:
- Research the destination’s pet policies and regulations.
- Make sure your pet is up-to-date on vaccinations and has proper identification.
- Pack all the necessary supplies for your pet’s comfort, including food, water, bedding, and any medications.
- Respect local rules and etiquette, such as keeping your pet on a leash in public areas.
- Always check for the most up-to-date information and contact the places you plan to visit to confirm their pet policies before you go.