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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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.

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.

Mountain View Caravan Park

Biggenden, North Burnett Area
From AU$22 - 110
With over three acres of attractive parkland and stunning views of Mount Walsh, the Mountain View Caravan Park is just five minutes walk to Biggenden's main street. The Park's well kept grounds and clean, fresh facilities will impress.

Hidden Valley Cabins

Paluma, Charters Towers 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.

Poinciana Tourist Park

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
From AU$28.00 - 99.00
The most central caravan park on the Capricorn Coast. Relax and enjoy the natural beauty, close to golden tropical beaches, local shops and a range of eateries. Poinciana Tourist Park features spacious, shady sites set amidst tropical gardens, a saltwater pool, large covered barbecue area, self-contained cabins and modern amenities.

Briar Rose Cottages

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$140 - 350
Briar Rose Cottages consists of three quaint cottages on the edge of Stanthorpe in the Granite Belt Region. Mulberry Cottage is a two bedroom cottage, Silky Oak Cottage is a one bedroom cottage and their newest cottage Cedar Cottage is a three bedroom cottage (sleeps six).

Mt Cotton Retreat

Mount Cotton,
From AU$180 - 465
The multi-award winning Mt Cotton Retreat nestled on a 20 hectare private bushland nature refuge provides the perfect setting for a high quality getaway. A romantic interlude, a quiet refuge for stressed business people or a fantastic venue for family reunions and overseas travellers.

Killarney View Cabins and Caravan Park

Killarney, Southern Downs Area
From AU$29 - 270
Killarney View Cabins and Caravan Park is set on five acres of land with spectacular views of Killarney and the surrounding mountains. Killarney View has seven modern fully self-contained Cabins catering for couples and families;

Kirra Beach Tourist Park

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
From AU$37 - 275
Kirra Beach Tourist Park is situated 300 metres from famous Kirra Beach at the southern end of the Gold Coast. A spacious, open park this is the ideal place to bring the kids or all your friends for a group get away.

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.
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