At Akoonah Cottages we are truly pet friendly. Pets stay free, and are allowed inside just like they are at home.
If you're a pet owner, getting away on holiday presents a dilemma. Do you board your beloved pet for the duration, rely on family and friends, or do you hunt around for dog and pet friendly accommodation?
The directory below presents dog and pet friendly accommodation in the Ballina, Byron Bay, Tweed Heads, Tweed Valley and Gold Coast hinterland region, where well behaved dogs, cats, horses or other pets are welcome, allowed with conditions, or permitted by prior arrangement.
Choose from dog friendly camping grounds, resorts, cabins, cottages, farmstays and holiday houses where pets are allowed to stay.
Tariff is indicative only (per night/off peak).
Types of pets accepted are shown in the Telephone column for display convenience. Conditions may apply *, so please check when making your enquiry. Happy travelling!
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Pet friendly. Surrounded by 25 acres of beautiful sub-tropical landscape, this fully self contained accommodation with quality appointments throughout, offers outdoor living and fantastic views, just 10 minutes to Byron Bay and Bangalow.
From 1-2 guests to groups of 6 (3 in each cottage). Luxury, comfort and beauty – regardless of your budget. From AUD $140 per night, min. 2 nights
House trained pets are welcome to sleep on the deck or inside the cottage (but not allowed on furniture/beds), and our 50 sq mtrs deck is also enclosed for their safety.
There's also a sizeable lawn area where pets can run around, and multiple off-leash beaches are just 7 min drive away. No bond required, and 2 pets can stay free of charge. Cottage sleeps 1-6 people. From $165 pn. 2 night min.
Hosanna Farmstay camping ground is dog friendly, please mention when booking.
Our facilities include powered and unpowered camp sites, communal lounge, kitchen and dining area, laundry, internet access, and a wood fired sauna next to our swimming and kayaking dam. From AUD $12 pp camping Day visitors welcome - $.
A traditional family owned seaside caravan park, in pleasant park like grounds opposite the beach and a nature reserve.
With powered and unpowered caravan sites, and unpowered camping sites, docile family dogs are allowed in camping ground and caravan park section of the holiday park. From $25-$29 pn for sites
Check availability and book* selected accommodation below via booking.com.
This pet-friendly accommodation is air conditioned and is equipped with a cable flat-screen TV and CD player.
There is also a dining area and a kitchen fitted with an oven, a microwave, and a toaster. Every unit has a private bathroom with a bath or shower, and free toiletries. Free private parking available.
Located 15 minutes walk through rainforest from Tallow Beach, there are spacious self-contained studio and 2 bedroom cottages with a kitchenette and enclosed patio.
Facilities include a heated swimming pool, barbecue, games room, and laundry facilities.
Located next door to Casino Airport, this pet-friendly resort features a 9-hole golf course, and outdoor swimming pool.
Guests have access to a BBQ area and communal kitchen facilities. All rooms are air-conditioned with a TV, and kitchette with a toaster, refrigerator, and a microwave. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided. The private bathroom includes a shower, and towels and linen are provided.
2 bedroom luxury townhouse just 100 metres to the beach. Pet friendly. 4-7 night minimum but check for our "fill the gap" availability. Free WiFi.
Pets welcome here. Tall Trees Motel boasts a terrace and views of the mountains.
Some rooms include a seating area where you can relax, and every room has a private bathroom. There's a a kettle, and complimentary tea/coffee, milk, biscuits, cereal, soft drinks, water and chocolates are provided.
Dog exercise areas are provided by Council for dog owners. These areas are not for the exclusive use of dogs and their owners. They are for the enjoyment of all, so please be considerate of people who may be sharing the area with you and your dog or using the park after you leave.
There's also a Gold Coast Dog Parks app available on iTunes and Google Play.
Information courtesy of Mullumbimby Pet Sitting, with thanks to Byron Shire Council - Animal exercise areas, page with link to PDF..
A choice of dog walks are available in and around Mullumbimby. Brunswick Heritage Park, alongside Brunswick River, is a favouritie stroll. There's an unleashed riverside park setting containing an open green area, with a tree shaded area alongside a children's playground, and a myriad choice of meditative settings for contemplation and photographic shoots.
A further choice of delightful, picturesque, historical laneways meander through the village where you can find restuarants with pet friendly outside dining available.
Just 7 minutes drive to Brunswick Heads Surf Life Saving Club, will bring you to Byron Shire's longest leashed/unleashed dog friendly beach. The one kilometre beach walk is available from Brunswick Heads Surf Life Saving Club south towards Byron Bay.
A longer beach walk is available from the beachside settlement of New Brighton, south to the northern break of Brunswick River.
Even further north at Golden Beach, another pet friendly beach walk is available from Gloria Street to Billinudgel Nature Reserve.
The opportunity to dine and wine with your pet (under control) is available at a number of Brunswick Heads restaurants, who offer al fresco/footpath dining.
In Byron Bay proper, there's a pet friendly area from Manfred Street at Belongil, to the western side of the Main Beach Car Park, including Cavanbah Reserve, Tallow Beach south towards Suffolk Park is a designated dog exercise area.
Local vets are located at Billinudgel, Mullumbimby, Byron Industrial complex and Suffolk Park.
Information courtesy of Tweed Shire Council - "Dogs". Page with information about responsibilities with your dog in a public place, tips for dog owners, leash free exercise areas and rules, and more.
The following areas are approved dog leash free exercise areas within the Tweed Shire*:
Council has designated a dog exclusion area encompassing land east of Tweed Coast Road from Yugari Drive north to Peninsula Street, including all foreshore areas of the Cudgera Creek estuary and the beach north of Cudgera Creek mouth to the shoreline adjacent to the Peninsula Street beach access walkway.
The closure of this area to dogs is to protect significant shorebird and beach nesting bird habitat and reduce disturbance. [Map (837kB JPG) available for download from the TSC page for "Dogs"].
Regulatory Services Unit, TSC, Tel. (02) 6670 2400.
*Maybe subject to change. Please check for updates.