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October 18, 2021

Travelling with Pets on a Budget

Travelling with Pets on a Budget

Are you looking for pawsome tips on how to find pet-friendly accommodation that doesn’t break the bank? If your answer is yes then you have come to the right place, we understand that in recent times money might be a little tight. Ergo, we have come up with some purr-fect top tips on how to help save when travelling with pets on a budget.

Business socials could help save you money

Keeping up-to-date with your favourite businesses on their socials is a great way to look out for current deals and promotions that they may have on offer. For example, many businesses love to show their appreciation for customers by hosting giveaways. This is a fantastic opportunity for yourself to save on holidays.

Everyone loves a good discount, right?

Coupons are a fantastic way to save some extra pennies when it comes to booking accommodation, we have pawed over the internet to help find some pet-friendly coupons for you. Noosa Hinterland B&B in Qld currently has a promotional offer of 15% off for you and your furry friends. Use code TAKE15 to apply this to your stay be sure to grab it fast as this offer is only valid until the end of October. Bec Lonergan from Noosa Hinterland B&B says, “We only charge a once off $35 fee for your pet, and we donate $5 of that to a rescue dog-related organisation of our choices for the month. We felt it was important for us to give back, plus we have a rescue dog”.

Another pet-friendly property with a promotional code for you is Flamingo Cottage in the Hunter Valley, they are currently offering $50 off any 3-night stays. Finally, the Ultimo Hotel in Sydney has a promotional offer on now which is 10% off on their country rooms so don’t miss your chance to grab this deal. Head over to our website  or Instagram to keep updated with more.


One small tip that could make a huge difference

One key thing to look out for, which might break the bank, when booking the stay for you and your furry friend be sure to look out for pet cleaning fees and other charges which can be exorbitant.


Do you love the outdoors and being able to explore with your furry friend?

If you haven’t thought about them already then caravan parks are a great option for affordable holidays. However, if that doesn’t tickle your tummy you can also find free camping sites, rest areas or council-run campsites. We have found some great places that could be the right fit for you. For example, Blackbird Flat Camping Ground, offers free dog-friendly stays, in the Macleay Valley Coast which is located by the Macleay River on the western side of Kempsey NSW. Other options are Coachwood Camping Area, which is in the Chinchester State Forest, 3.5 hours northwest of Sydney, and Cangai Bridge at Jackadgery NSW. Alternatively, as for council-run areas, there is one in Far North QLD, that has a Greenpatch Reserve run by the Cairns Council or Balgal Beach camping with Council.

In addition to the above, if you are closer to Victoria you can stay at Huggett’s Crossing Camping Area beside the Avon River, or in the Great Otway National Park there is Beauchamp Falls. Finally, you can also look into camping in state forests such as Coopernook Forest which is North of Taree. If you would like more information, please visit parkweb.vic.gov.au


Stop-offs and motor inns could be the purr-fect match for you

On the other hand, if you are looking for a popular stop-off Genoa Rest Area is a great choice, it is on the NSW Vic Border that operates on a gold coin donation. However, if you are looking for a short stay option Tantanoola Rest Area in South Australia is free for 48 hours, located in the North of Mount Gambier. Camping Showground can also be a possibility for you, Cessnock Showground in NSW is very affordable and if you are anywhere near Brisbane a great camping place in that area is the Pine Rivers Showground. Now if camping isn’t your style, then we may have one last possibility for you to help save on that budget. Motor inns are a cheaper alternative as well and we have found a great affordable dog-friendly place in the Snowy Mountains called East Lake Traveller Lodge.


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