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!
Nine spacious and comfortable self-contained cottages are set in the seclusion of 16 hectares (35 acres) of remnant coastal rainforest, dry heath and ti tree wetlands. Native birds and animals abound in this oasis just 3 kilometres from the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay Wheelchair and pet friendly. From AUD $140
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. Pet friendly. 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
Hosanna Farmstay camping ground is dog friendly, and our facilities include 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, with powered and unpowered caravan sites, unpowered camping sites, and eco friendly 4 star cabin, in pleasant park like grounds opposite the beach and nature reserve. From $22-$26 for sites
2 bedroom luxury townhouse just 100 metres to the beach. Pet friendly. 7 night minimum but check for our "fill the gap" availability.
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.