Travelling with Pets in Queensland, Australia

Travelling with Pets

For some, a holiday isn’t the same unless you can take your whole family along for the journey, including those of the four-legged variety. And let's face it, even man's best friend deserves a break every once and a while.  We've done the digging for you and dug up a few pet-friendly holiday 'bones' that we are willing to share.

  • Then it’s time to walk the dog and maybe teach him a few tricks with a few pet-friendly activities that aren’t to be barked at, like hitting the beach, visiting a winery or learning to SUP (pooch included!).

Dog Friendly Beaches

Our furry four-legged friends get pretty excited about Queensland’s beaches. From Cairns to the Gold Coast, you can sniff out loads of dog beaches for your pups to dog paddle through the waves, explore the sand and of course to shake after they’re ready to head home. Our resident dog whisperer has discovered a few favourite dog beach spots. 

  • The beaches at Yorkey’s Knob near Cairns, Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas and Hydeaway Bay in the Whitsundays keep the hounds busy with miles of room to run amok (while you unwind and take in the view). Bucasia Beach in Mackay is another good spot for puppies and their two-legged friends to get their beach-on.
  • Heading further south, the best spots to take your pooch are Sunshine Beach and Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast and Nudgee Beach in Brisbane.
  • If you’re Gold Coast bound, try Palm Beach and the Spit for your dog beach needs. Around these surfy hubs you’ll also find a few dog-friendly cafes. Keep an eye out for a water filled dog bowl out the front!

It’s important to check up on the dog rules for each beach and don’t forget dog beach etiquette (clean up after all of the fun!).
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Abajaz Motor Inn

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$122 - 160
You will feel right at home when you arrive at Abajaz Motor Inn in Longreach. Hosts Rodd and Liane love taking care of guests with their special brand of country hospitality. On arrival, you’ll be shown to your spotlessly clean room.

Queens Beach Tourist Village

Bowen, Whitsunday Area
From AU$100 - 135
Queens Beach is Bowen's most northern seaside suburb. It is located just five kilometres from the Central Business District and offers a relaxed environment with lots to see and do. Queens Beach Tourist Village is nestled amongst seven acres of award winning garden sites, just a short stroll to a beautiful sandy beach, playgrounds, seaside golf course, walking track with exercise equipment along it, tennis courts, lawn bowls, medical centre, cinemas, hotel, TAB, takeaway and convenience store.

Discovery Parks - Boat Harbour Drive, Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$40 - 215
The world's largest sand island awaits you at beautiful Hervey Bay. Your accommodation at Discovery Parks – Boat Harbour Drive, Hervey Bay is minutes away from the departure point to World Heritage listed Fraser Island - long uninterrupted white beaches, sand cliffs, over 100 freshwater lakes and ancient rainforests.

Henderson Park Farm Retreat

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$195 - 275
Henderson Park, a fifth generation family run working cattle property, is uniquely positioned just 10 minutes off the East Coast Highway and 30 minutes north of Rockhampton, Central Queensland. Join an educational property tour, simply unwind or take a break from travelling.

Cape York Camping Punsand Bay

Bamaga, Northern Peninsula Area
From AU$17 - 260
Cape York Camping Punsand Bay is the ultimate base for any Cape York adventurer looking to explore and discover the Cape York Peninsula and Torres Strait Islands. Situated five kilometres south-west from "The Tip" on the Cape York Peninsula, it is the most northern address in Australia.

Best Western Plus Quarterdecks Retreat

Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$149 - 370
An exclusive retreat located within the Boat Harbour precinct of Hervey Bay; the Quarterdecks Retreat offers unrivalled service and warm Fraser Coast hospitality. The Villa retreat is of contemporary design with a distinct touch of luxury.

Hidden Valley Cabins

Hidden Valley, Rockhampton Area
From AU$89 - 229
Hidden Valley Cabins is an award winning eco resort. Located one and half hours north west of Townsville, on the western slope of the Paluma range in Queensland, Australia. Due to the resort's elevation the climate is cooler and less humid than areas close to the coast.

The Birdsville Hotel

Birdsville, Diamantina Area
From AU$165 - 190
Australia's most iconic outback pub. Everyone wants to say they've had a beer at The Birdsville Hotel. Since 1884, it’s weathered sandstone walls have been a welcome refuge to travellers from across the globe.

Ocean View Caravan and Tourist Park

Landsborough, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$36 - 165
Ocean View Caravan and Tourist Park is situated in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. An opportunity to relax and unwind with views to Maroochydore and across to Bribie Island from the comfort of your veranda or caravan annexe.

Executive Retreats - Shangri-La

Whyanbeel, Douglas Area
From AU$595 - 795
Executive Retreats offer a selection of award winning architecturally designed holiday retreats in the Port Douglas area, Tropical North Queensland. Choose between trendy holiday homes and Balinese inspired beach villas on absolute beach front, luxury lifestyle and spa retreats on secluded, private acreages and chic apartments and townhouses in the heart of cosmopolitan Port Douglas.
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