Pet-Friendly Accommodation: Central Queensland
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.
Dooleys Tavern and Motel
This motel and tavern is located in the heart of the Bowen Basin mining region, approximately 50 km North of Emerald in the Central Highlands, via the Gregory Highway. Whether you are visiting for business or leisure, Dooleys Capella have all your accommodation needs covered in their 82 executive room motel. There are pet-friendly rooms set aside close to the grass areas and dogs are also able to go into the rooms with guests. All rooms feature air conditioning, large 32″ flat screen TV, AUSTAR, high speed WI-FI, extra comfortable Pillow top mattress, iPod docking stations, complimentary tea and coffee, and all rooms are serviced daily. There is also a gym, pool, kids playground, gaming room and bistro.
119 Peaks Down Street (PO Box 460) Capella 4723
T 07 4984 9200
M 0416 747 847
Beachfront Zilzie Holiday Home & Cottage
This pet-friendly accommodation really is ” Luxury on a budget”. Zilzie is located 25kms South of Yeppoon and 40km East of Rockhampton in a region known as the Capricorn Coast. Choose to stay in either the 2-bedroom holiday house with a loft or the large 1-bedroom cottage. Domesticated pets are allowed inside just not on the furniture, so please bring your own doggie/cat bed. There is a very private dog-friendly beach at your doorstep, but the council requires dogs to be leashed here. There is also an enclosed area where you can leave your dog if you fancy a bit of time out.
The property also has 3 kennels 2 in the dog enclosure and 1 on the Holiday Home Patio. Dogs, cats and birds are permitted to stay at Zilzie.
1 Sandy Lane, Zilzie 4710
M 0439 794020
T 07 4939 6588
Henderson Park Farm Retreat
This working cattle property located 30 minutes drive north of Rockie offers guests plenty of space to play with their dogs. Guests can stay in one of two self-contained cabins or one of the 4 rooms in the lodge. This property is also available for weddings and parties.
88 C.H Barretts Road, Barmoya 4703
T 07 49342794
Although this motel is slightly out of town, it has a few pet-friendly rooms and is well equipped with an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, friendly staff and a 2 minute drive to the CBD. From $131 pn.
703 – 751 Yaamba Road, Parkhurst 4702
Coffee House Apartment Motel
This motel offers a clean and comfortable pet-friendly apartment for you and your four-legged friend. There is a separate living and queen bedroom with a sofa bed in the lounge room if needed. An equipped kitchen tea and coffee making facilities, Foxtel and all digital channels available.
51 William St, Cnr Bolsover & William, Rockhampton 4700
T 07 4927 5722
This self-contained 4-bedroom holiday house with 2 bathrooms has a fully fenced yard and garden for your pet. Located close to the beach and about 15 miles east from Rockhampton. Facilities include: entertainment area, a large shed, carport, boat ramps and linen is provided. $200 per night. Note that dogs stay outside only.
Keppel Sands, Capricornia 4702
M 0419 621 608 or 0419 788 093
1770 Sovereign Lodge Resort
1770 Sovereign Lodge Resort is nestled on the side of a hill with magnificent sea views. Choose from 4 luxurious apartments with a private swimming pool, BBQ & observation deck set in tropical gardens. Sovereign Lodge Resort is the closest accommodation to the marina, and just short stroll to the beach, park, marina and café and restaurant. This property is located in Town of 1770 and next to Agnes Water’s famous surf beach. Cats and dogs on holiday at Sovereign Lodge Resort are to be flea and tick treated, fully vaccinated and well behaved (under control at all times).1770 Sovereign Lodge is a pet-friendly holiday accommodation for 3 out of the 4 apartments.
1 Elliot Street, Town of 1770 4677
T 07 4974 9257
Workmans Beach Camping
For access to the dog-friendly camping area which is suitable for tents and small vans, follow signs from Springs Road. Facilities include: disabled composting toilets, cold water shower, BBQ’s, picnic tables, and drinking water. Please keep dogs on a lead. Fees are collected by the ranger twice a day.
Agnes Water, 4677
T 07 4970 0700 or 07 4974 6222
Tranquil Therapies Beach Cabin
Dogs are welcome at this 2-bedroom self-contained cabin that’s located just a short walk from Oaks Beach. The property is fully fenced with shady grassy areas and a doggy door. There are coffee shops close by that allow you to dine with your fur babies. Whilst your furry friends are most welcome, please ensure they are appropriately controlled and cleaned up after. Doggie Doo bags are provided for your convenience. From $115.00 per night.
Rocky Point Retreat Campground
Located 63km north of Bundaberg, this waterfront campground offers a relaxed atmosphere with spacious campsites for self-contained RVs. There is a public boat ramp next to the campground, a dump point (dump-ezy unit), designated fire pits and it’s dog-friendly (small dogs only). $11 per person/night, 2-16 years: $7 per child/per night and under 2s stay for free.
303 Rocky Point Road, Baffle Creek, Winfield 4670
T 07 4156 6111
7 Majestic Place
This lovely pet-friendly holiday home available at Coral Cove near Bundaberg is from $150 per night. Sleeps 7, huge secured yard for your pet, 3 bathrooms, spa, 3 bedrooms upstairs and 1 bedroom downstairs for Grandma. Check out Bargara Real Estate holiday accommodation.
7 Majestic Place, Coral Cove ( Campbell’s Cove).
T 07 4159 2356
Rubyanna Rise Bed & Breakfast
Set in canefields, the traditional Bed & Breakfast is located 6 kilometres from Bundaberg and Bargara Beach. The 2-storey brick house ensures total privacy and has an outside kennel / cattery with 7 000 sq m of lawns for exercising dogs. Pet sitting can be arranged by appointment, please treat pets for fleas prior to arrival and ensure they are fully vaccinated. While pets are allowed inside they are not allowed on beds – bring your pets own bedding. Notable features include; in-ground saltwater pool, full size billiard table, TV, fridge, microwave, tea and coffee in room.
47 Presslers Road, Rubyanna, Bundaberg 4670
T 07 4155 6717
Coopers Holiday Flat
Bright and cheerful holiday self contained holiday flat for budget minded holiday makers. Ideal for couples to escape and unwind with just your furry friend in a quiet location. Dog-friendly beach (on leash) just 5 mins away. The property has all mod cons plus a private patio with a BBQ. BYO LINEN. Dog are allowed inside – but not on the furniture. Must provide vaccination certificates and flea/tick control program. Rates are $100 per night. Min 2 night stay. A pet fee of $15 is required per dog/2 dogs max.
M 0427 149 249
Lake Monduran Holiday Park
Located 20 kilometres north of Gin Gin, the holiday park allows any size dogs are as long as they are well behaved and are on a leash at all times – subject to managers discretion. Guests have access to free wireless internet, picnic areas, clean amenities with hot showers, modern camp kitchens, laundry area and an on-site kiosk with ice, gas and tackle.
1 Claude Wharton Drive, Lake Monduran 4671
T 07 4157 3881 or 1800 689 67
Holiday Rental – 4 Whale Court
If you are looking for a break with your four legged friend, check out Holiday Rental – 4 Whale Court, Woodgate Beach. Located in an amazing spot with a dog-friendly beach 8 minutes walk from the house.
4 Whale Court, Woodgate Beach 4560
M 0404 832 354
Hervey Bay Bed & Breakfast
This B&B offers unique character and “Old World” charm and provides a relaxing and memorable holiday for you and your pet. Separate dog-friendly accommodation with a safe dog enclosure from doggy door to dog ramp off the verandah.
M 0416 253 697
118 Janine Street, Booral, Hervey Bay 4655
Duk ‘n’ Willa Beach Cottage
This idyllic Queenslander positioned in Pialba only 600 meters from the beach, close proximity to cafes and restaurants, shopping centres, children’s fun parks and the Hervey Bay Golf and Country Club. The beach cottage has an open plan living space, fully equipped modern kitchen, two bedrooms (1 x queen bed / 2 x single beds) and a sleep out (1 x double bed).
There is plenty of space with a fully fenced backyard complete with a hammock to relax and unwind. The oversized entertainment area is covered and is perfect for BBQ’s, there is also a lockup garage and yard access for boats and jet skis.
Tower Court Motel
This motel offers clean spacious accommodation with direct beach access, a salt water swimming pool, BBQ facilities and special rooms rates from $85. There is a pet-friendly room available – conditions apply.
460 The Esplanade, TORQUAY, HERVEY BAY4655
T 07 41251322
Fishermans Beach, Qld