Pet-Friendly Accommodation: Northern Qld
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A boutique private wilderness retreat and nature refuge, located 35 kilometres south of Cooktown. There are 10 spacious wooden bungalows with ensuites. Guests will enjoy walking in the rainforest and relaxing by the pool. If your dog is friendly, well behaved and remains on a lead, Mungumby Lodge are happy to ensure your pet has a great break too. Please do not dogs allow on beds. There is a fully-licensed restaurant and breakfast is included in the tariff.
PMB 1013, Mungumby Road, Black Mountain, Helenvale, Cooktown 4895
T 07 4060 3158
Tea Tree Cottage
This elevated, pole-framed structure, offers self-catering accommodation. Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Thornton Peak, it is located between the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation 20 mins north. 2 Night Stay 1-5 Guests $290.00 per night
House-trained pets are welcome to stay at the luxury holiday apartments. Pet owners need to supply bedding and litter trays for cats. Tariff varies depending on room size.
24-26 Reef Street, Port Douglas 4877
Well-behaved pets are welcome to the award-winning resort in Port Douglas. Pink Flamingo offers 10 unique 1-bedroom private garden villas and 2 garden studios, which are set in beautiful tropical gardens with sculptures and brightly decorated surroundings. Enjoy lounging in a hammock, swimming in the large pool or walking to Four Mile Beach. For other pets check with management first.
115 Davidson Street, Port Douglas 4877
T 07 4099 4571
Yungaburra Bushland Cottages and Lodge
Dogs, cats and birds are welcome to the cottages and lodge. Set in 8 acres of bushland bordering Peterson Creek, home to the platypus. Yungaburra is 743m above sea level and is situated in the heart of Atherton Tablelands, one hour west of Cairns. There isn’t a fenced garden so pets cannot roam freely, this is because of the wildlife. Dogs, on a leash, are allowed on Peterson Creek walking track. A $25 pet surcharge is required. Tariff varies from $215 pn.
3 Penda Street – 5 Mulgrave Road, Yungaburra 4884
T 07 40 952687
Curtain Fig Motel
Dogs stay for free at this motel which is the perfect place to explore the Atherton Tablelands. Features include simple cooking facilities, heating/air conditioning, digital television, ensuite bathroom, saltwater swimming pool, free wifi, evening meals on request and a welcome treat on arrival. Dogs by Arrangement.
28 Gillies Hwy, Yungaburra 4872
T 7 4095 3168
Located at Speewah, less than 10 minutes drive from the centre of Kuranda village in Tropical North Queensland. This fully furnished 2-bedroom house sleeps up to 6 guests in two queen sized beds and a sofa bed and offers guests a peaceful pet-friendly retreat on 5 acres of tropical rainforest.
146 Ganyan Drive, Kuranda 4881
T 07 4093 0082
Villa Marine Seaside Holiday Apartments
Located just 50 metres from Yorkeys Knob Beach, these affordable, self-contained villas offer both budget and deluxe units. The friendly host is a fount of local knowledge, and will ensure your stay is a pleasurable one. Facilities include an outdoor pool, fully equipped kitchen, and TV. Many guests frequently return to due to its old-fashioned charm. Pet-friendly car hire can be arranged via reception for both guests and non guests. Tariff varies according to season.
8 Rutherford Street, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Cairns 4878
T 07 4055 7158
Ringers Rest Camping
Located in the Mareeba valley of the Cairns Highlands, surrounded by open woodlands. Facilities include, a campfire, cooking area and toilets. Pets on a lead are welcome. Ringers Rest Motor Home Park for self-contained RV’s is also available.
277 Fichera Road, Mareeba 4880
M 0447 136 865
Hibiscus Lane Beach House
Located just 50 metres from the beach Hibiscus House sleeps up to 10 guests. Dogs are allowed in undercover patio area and in the downstairs sitting room, but not upstairs where there are polished wooden floors. There is a fenced area for pets, but the property is not fully fenced. Bowls are provided, however guests are asked to bring their pet’s own bedding. Please treat for fleas and ticks before arrival. A 4 day minimum stay applies.
Holloways Beach 4878
T 07 40452143
Marlin Cove Resort
This tropical getaway in the heart of Trinity Beach is family friendly, fully self-contained with a lagoon pool, spa, sauna, tennis, playground and games room. Located near the airport, Clifton Beach and Palm Cove Beach are also within 10 km. The pet friendly apartments available for small pets – please enquire first as availability is limited, a maximum of 1 small pet. A $22 per pet fee applies. From AU$222.09
203/2 Keem St Trinity Beach, Cairns 4879
T 07 4057 8299
This fully-fenced, 4-bedroom house sleeps a maximum of 8 guests and is conveniently close to the CBD. Dogs are allowed to stay in the undercover back patio area not inside the house due to polished timber floors. Pet bowls are provided, but please bring own bedding. Please treat pets for fleas and ticks before arrival. Please treat for fleas and ticks before arrival. A 4 day minimum stay applies.
T 07 40452143
Lilybank Bed & Breakfast
Surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, this traditional “Queenslander” homestead has charming pet-friendly rooms allocated on the ground level. Set in the suburb of Stratford, the property is only 10 minutes from Cairns City centre. The B&B is popular among returning guests due to its unique and hospitable atmosphere. Dogs and birds are most welcome, cats are sometimes taken – but discuss with Lilybank first. Features include a saltwater pool, en-suite bathrooms, air-con and a gated yard.
75 Kamerunga Road, Stratford, Cairns 4870
T 07 4055 1123
Lake Placid Tourist Park
Set in a 14-acre tropical rainforest resort setting, this pet-friendly park welcomes domestic animals but conditions apply. Dogs and cats must be declared on arrival and leashed at all times. Facilities include a shop, tourist information desk, kitchen, BBQ and swimming pool.
Lake Placid Road, Lake Placid 4870
T 07 4039 2509
Innot Hot Springs Leisure and Health park
Located in the centre of the small township, this place has good facilities and the local hotel is just a short walk away. A relaxing dip in the spring-fed pools in the park is most enjoyable at the end of the day. Facilities include toilets and showers, laundry (no dryers), telephone, kiosk/shop, gas refills, ice, barbecues, pool, pets OK. There are 20 powered sites, 50 unpowered sites, the park fits big motorhomes, and has onsite cabins.
Kennedy Highway, Innot Hot Springs 4872
T 07 4097 0136
This motor inn offers pet-friendly accommodation on the Bruce Hwy, Cardwell. Located conveniently between Townsville and Cairns. Facilities include: BBQ, swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, bar and restaurant, 24hr front desk and parking. The beachside town of Cardwell is situated 1.5hrs north of Townsville and 2 hrs south of Cairns.
215 Victoria Street, Cardwell 4849
T 07 4066 8500
Banjo Paterson Motor Inn
This 25 room motel, on Bowen Road, Townsville, is close to all amenities, sporting venues, hospitals, golfclubs, Reid Park and the Cowboys League Club. Facilities include: free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and free parking, on-site bar & restaurant. All rooms offer a flat-screen TV. Small pets can also be accommodated in the downstairs rooms for the doggie or cat family, or even a pet bird by prior booking.
72 – 74 Bowen Road, Townsville 4810
T 07 4725 2333
Alva Beach Tourist Park
This pet friendly caravan park with Ensuite Cabins, powered sites and dongas in Sunny Queensland is only 500 metres walk to the beach. Fishing, crabbing, Bird Watching!
36 Braby St (Follow Beach Rd From Ayr) Alva, Ayr 4807
T 07 47833383
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.