ACT: Pet-Friendly Accommodation

Carla March 7, 2015 2
ACT: Pet-Friendly Accommodation

The ACT and the Snowy Mountains regions of the book have been conveniently split into 2 categories:

Canberra & Around

Snowy Mountains

Canberra dog hotel


Hotel Mercure Canberra

Hotel Mercure Canberra

This affordable 127 room hotel welcomes dogs in the superior rooms. The hotel offers The Pampered Pet Package which includes:  a room with access to a private garden, full breakfast for two people, bedding for your pet and a complimentary gift for your dog to take home! Pets can go to the beer garden of the pub and the restaurant terrace with their owners. Cats and birds may also be considered.

Corner of Ainslie & Limestone Ave, 
Braddon 2612

T 1800 475337



Grand Manor Motor Inn

This pet-friendly motel allows animals to be with you inside the room, however if they make a mess in the room or damage anything you will be charged a cleaning fee.

45 Macquoid Street, Queanbeyan 2620

T 02 6299 2800


Wee Jasper Reserves

Offering  bush camping with your pet at several locations, located 1 hour from Canberra, Yass and Tumut; situated on the banks of the beautiful Goodradigbee River and Micalong Creek. Horses welcome – please call ahead to ensure availability.

Billy Grace Reserve, 5 Nottingham Road, Wee Jasper 2582

T 02 62279626


Guy’s Cross Farm Cottage

A quiet, private self-contained cottage that is located 5 minutes to Queanbeyan, and around 25 minutes to Canberra CBD. The open plan property comfortably sleeps 2 people in king-size single beds with room for 2 additional guests. The cottage is very pet friendly and has even been host to snakes in the past. Facilities include: all linen provided, undercover parking, tennis court, farm facilities.  Pets will enjoy the secure run available and long farm walks. Well-behaved pets welcome indoors.
RMB 419 Captains Flat Road, Queanbeyan 2620
M 04160 73020


Riverview Homestead – relax with nature in country comfort

This peaceful property overlooks the Murrumbidgee River and is just a 20 minute drive from Canberra city. Pets are allowed inside the self-contained 2-bedroom unit – but are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture.  There is an enclosed run with shade and room to move – should guests need to leave their pets for any reason.   As this is a farm, guests’ pets need to be on a leash when moving about the farm.  There is provision for horses in a paddock no stables.

1173 Wallaroo Road, via HALL, ACT 2618

T 02 6230 2637



Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)

Set on 70 hectares, this camping ground welcomes pets, and facilities include: shower and toilet, laundry, powered and unpowered sites, close to public transport and 8 minutes from the city centre.

Flemington Road, Mitchell 2911

T 02 6241 3022


Ginninderry Homestead

Located 20 minutes from Canberra, the 4.5 star boutique hotel style accommodation welcomes dogs only – conditions apply. Other domesticated animals reside at the property.

468 Parkwood Road, Macgregor 2615

T02 6254 6464      


Canberra Retreat

travelling with pets book

Pets are welcome by prior arrangement to the B&B.  Canberra Retreat has its own separate entrance to a private wing on a house, and exclusive use.  There is a secure yard for pets and self-catering facilities for guests. A one-off pet fee applies.

7 Barada Cres, Aranda 2614

M 0438 511991


Woods Reserve

Located to the south of Canberra; bookings are essential for overnight guests. Facilities include: disabled toilets and hot showers, picnic areas, gas BBQs, wood fire pits. Bring your own drinking water and firewood.

Corin Road, off Tidbinbilla Road, Weston 2611

T 13 2281 or 02 6207 2498


Langley Heights Bed & Breakfast

Domesticated pets are welcome to stay inside the self-contained apartment, but are not allowed on beds or furniture. For pets other than cats and dogs – please check with hosts. The 2-bedroom property has its own small enclosed yard.

10 McManus Place, Calwell 2905

T 02 6291 0398


Colenso Retreat and Walkers Cottage
Colenso Country Retreat

This fully self-contained accommodation farmhouse is ideally situated between Harden, Boorowa, Binalong and Young. An easy 1hr 15min drive from Canberra and 3.5 hours from Sydney. Pets are allowed inside in both Colenso Retreat and Walkers Cottage but they are not allowed on the furniture.

Colenso Road, Galong 2585


War Memorial, Canberra

War Memorial, Canberra

For more great pet-friendly places to stay in the ACT or the Snowy Mountains like the ones featured here grab a copy of the book!

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  1. Amy December 16, 2015 at 12:13 am -

    Surveyors Hill B&B is not pet friendly
    Schoneg does not exist
    Grevillea Lodge is closed

    Any chance you could update??

  2. admin December 16, 2015 at 5:00 am -

    Thanks for the update – I’ve been overseas. Will update now. 🙂