The Great Ocean Road with your pet.
Victoria offers some great places to holiday with your pet. There is a wide range of pet-friendly accommodation to choose from, such as: bed and breakfasts, self-catering accommodation, hotels and caravan parks.
Although this list is by no means exhaustive, we feel it represents a genuine sampling of the diversity of pet-friendly accommodation our book has to offer travellers and their four-legged friends.
Front Beach Torquay Beach Houses
These 2-bed beach houses are located opposite from a dog-friendly beach and are fully fenced. There are 3 fully self-contained town houses, which are individually architecturally designed with spacious rooms and a beach essence. Dogs, cats and birds welcome.
2a Price Street, Torquay 3228
M 0408 395 312
Bells Beach Cottages
These three self-contained cottages, on a beautiful rural 5-acre property, just 3 minutes to Bells Beach. Although cats, dogs and birds are allowed inside, guests must take responsibility for cleaning up after their pets, please bring your own baskets, blankets, bowls and leads. A pet fee applies.
35 Dunloe Court, Bells Beach 3228
T 03 5261 5243
Surf Coast Cottages
These comfortable, self-contained 3-bedroom cottages have fully fenced, garden courtyards and are located close to a dog-friendly beach. Pets are welcome by negotiation, and maybe allowed inside (at owner’s discretion). Up to ten people can be accommodated, and features include a spa bath, TV & DVD, all linen supplied, laundry facilities and BBQ area. You will need to bring your pet’s own bedding,
38 Golden Beach Way, Torquay 3228
T 03 5261 3950
Fruit Tree Cottage
Close to the beach, this 3-bedroom family-friendly cottage has a sea view, and welcomes small animals inside. The self-contained property can accommodate up to 6 people and has a fenced yard. Facilities include parking, BBQ facilities, dishwasher, wood heater and all linen is provided.
60B Fifth Avenue, Anglesea 3230
T 03 5263 2725
This well equipped modern single bedroom unit welcomes couples and their dogs. There is a fully fenced yard, doggie bed, kennel and treats on arrival. Located just a short walk to the beach. There is even an outdoor shower with hot and cold taps for dog washing or post surf rinsing.
From $160 per night.
22 Belvedere Terrace, Lorne 3232
The Swifts B&B
All domesticated pets are welcome at this French-style, self-contained B&B cottage. The tranquil cottage has an enclosed yard for pets and guests have access to an outdoor spa and decks. Cottage guests are able to have breakfast in the B&B kitchen with the colourful host – not to be missed!
58 George Street, Lorne 3232
T or F 03 5289 1615
M 0407 218 321
These 4 self-contained award-winning cottages are set in the beautiful Aussie bushland of Bambra, near Lorne. Not only is the property eco-friendly but it is animal friendly too. The property has fully fenced yards and provides cozy beds, blankets bowls and homemade doggie treats to canine guests. Dogs are allowed in the Otway Forest Park at the rear of the cottages. There are also lots of dog-friendly beaches within half an hours drive. Horses and birds also welcome.
1205 Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Road, Bambra 3241
T 03 5288 7399 or 0419 114 786
Warm and welcoming, the cottages at Glenaire will delight you with amazing views and personal touches such as fresh flowers and candles. Pet-friendly features include secure fenced yards and close to dog-friendly Johanna Beach. Your pets are made to feel at home here, but conditions do apply. The timber cottages have fireplaces, spas, BBQ, aircon, dishwashers and linen is provided. A pet fee applies. Minimum 2 nights stay.
3440 Great Ocean Road, Glenaire 3238
T 03 5237 9237
Beauchamp Falls Camping
Dogs are permitted on leads at this small grassy shaded campground in the northern section of Great Otway National Park. There is a great little walk that leads to the waterfall and creek. Turn off at Skeens Creek just before Apollo Bay. Facilities include: well maintained toilets, campfires.
T 13 1963
Warrnambool Holiday Park and Motel
This holiday park welcomes most types of family pets, set up your caravan or tent on one of the lush, grassed Powered or Ensuite Powered Sites, and let the holiday begin. There are several beaches and parklands that allow dogs in Warrnambool. Here are some of them:
- Blue Hole Reserve – from Hopkins River Bridge to mouth, east side only between May 1 and October 31
- Logans Beach
- Beach – Hopkins River (west side) to Flume
- Foreshore walking track – including Foreshore Promenade.
- Main beach area – Flume to Breakwater, May 1 to October 31
Cnr Raglan Parade + Simpson Street Warrnambool 3280
T 03 5562 5031