Travelling with Pets on Australia’s East Coast is the best guide to pet-friendly accommodation. We know that holidays just aren’t the same without your 4-legged best friend. To help you find the right place to stay here is a selection of some of the best pet-friendly accommodation North of Sydney.
364 Owens Road
This fully furnished house and cottage in a rural setting is equipped with linen, kitchen utensils and has a large garden area and parking. Guests can enjoy bush walking trails – local and Watagan Mountains National Park. Close to Lake Macquarie (20 min) and the Hunter Valley Wineries (45 m to 60 m), beaches (40 min). Horses, dogs and cats welcome if prior notice given. Cat enclosure can be provided if required. Horses to be kept in yards only when not being ridden. The owner lives close by on the same property and has own horses, cats and dogs. $195 p/n – negotiable if only one of the premises is occupied or a long stay is booked
364 Owens Road, Martinsville 2265
T 02 4970 4222
A comfortable, affordable, waterfront reserve cottage on Lake Macquarie, just 15 minutes from the M1 Pacific Motorway (F3). Close to café strips/shops/services at Toronto & Warners Bay (5 mins). The property has a fully fenced yard – great for dogs, with swimming and fishing at your door, boating (ramp and jetty nearby) and waterfront reserve for interesting walks. Hillsborough Dog Showground (10 mins), Newcastle beaches and attractions, Watagan Mountains, Hunter Valley wineries. Sleeps 5 people. From $110 to $150 per night (weekends – two night minimum, discount for 1 week or more, $100 bond for dogs). Linen not supplied except by prior arrangement.
131 Bay Road, Bolton Point 2283
Azure Waterfront Cottage
This 2-bedroom water front cottage is pleasantly positioned on the sandy shores of Lake Macquarie, just three meters from the front patio where you can relax and unwind. Located 1hour 30 mins from Sydney, this self-catering property welcomes domesticated pets inside (cats and birds) and is close to dog-friendly beaches.
Clara Street, Belmont 2280
Toowoon Bay Holiday Park
This holiday park is minutes from The Entrance, just off the Central Coast Highway. From there, you’ll have access to a range of sparkling blue-watered beaches and the creature comforts offered by the Central Coast’s metropolitan hub. The park offers dog-friendly camping.
1 Koongara Street, Budgewoi 2261
T 024332 2834
Cottage Point Retreat
This luxurious three level home is situated on the waters edge. Recently renovated with five bedrooms, all with water views, two with ensuites and spa. 4 Queen beds, bunks, sleeper couch. Two huge open living areas. Massive verandahs. Ducted air conditioning. Foxtel and wireless broadband. Pontoon and mooring facilities. Table tennis. Tinny included. Please note that absolutely no loud or late night parties allowed. No bucks weekends. Sleeps a maximum of 8 adults. All dogs welcome.
This small boutique motel is owner operated and focussed on providing the best service to all guests at all times. Located at Long Jetty, a short distance from The Entrance waterfront.
396/398 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty 2261
T 02 43343100
Berowra Waters Holidays
Offering waterfront accommodation on the Hawkesbury. Various accommodation options – some are pet-friendly.
12A Dusthole Point, Berowra Heights 2082
T 02 9456 6653
This idyllic and relaxing 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom pet-friendly holiday home. The house is extremely well equipped on all fronts – kitchen, dvds, books – you won’t need to bring anything with you – it even has a proper wine fridge! It is only 90 mins from Sydney. Well-behaved humans and their pets (dogs, cats and birds) are welcome at Bazza’s Place as long as they clean up after themselves. Dogs are well provided for and the property has a great and secure backyard and a dog-friendly beach nearby.
Given the relatively small size of the home, it is preferred to keep numbers to a maximum of two dogs/cats and four humans.
107 Del Mar Drive, Copacabana 2251
M: 0410 992 480
Laguna Beach House
Bright and airy with 3 spacious bedrooms, 3 modern bathrooms and generous living space, Laguna Beach House sleeps 8 guests comfortably. Ideally situated on the shores of Cochrane Lagoon at Copacabana with direct access from the back door to the lagoon & beach and it just a short stroll to the dog friendly beach. Dogs and caged birds are welcome to stay but you must receive permission from the owner first. The front yard is securely fenced, there is access to the covered front verandah and the garage which may be left open to provide shelter for dogs. Perfect for a romantic getaway for couples, a family holiday, a friends get-together or two families who want to enjoy a break together.
Del Monte Drive, Copacabana 2251
F 02 96594933
At Lakes Edge Cottage
This well presented 2-bedroom cottage is located on Budgewoi Lake and is within a 5 minute drive to local surfing beaches. It is fully fenced, sleeps six, and well-behaved dogs, cats amd birds are allowed inside. It is right on the lake, so you can open the back gates and your dog can run into the water or you can take them for walks along the path around the lake. Enjoy your holiday at this affordable cottage that is just an hour’s drive north of Sydney. From $125pn, 2 night stay minimum. You can find availability, and the cost and make a booking through Visit The Entrance on the link below, or you can inquire direct.
Buff Point, NSW
M 0408 068 225
Hawkesbury Two Rivers Retreat Bed & Breakfast
This B&B is perfect for a romantic weekend with your partner and pet. Surrounded by national parks and close to historical Windsor and Wisemans Ferry, the property sleeps 2 people, and has a spa bath and courtyard. Pets are allowed in the room, but cannot sleep in the bed. Other small pets are welcome, but please enquire first.
751 River Road, Lower Portland 2756
T 02 45755372
Set on a secluded 4 acre property just 2 kilometres from dog-friendly Avoca Beach. Well-behaved pooches are welcome to stay in the 2-bedroom self-contained barn that sleeps up to 6 people. The relaxed rural environment at Riley’s is perfect for midweek breaks or weekend getaways to the Central Coast. Linen, towels and doggie bowels are provided.
370 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach 2251
T 02 4382 2927
This affordable pet-friendly studio in Terrigal has a self-contained yard with high colour bond fencing, and is close to the beach and shops. Built on the back of the owners’ home, it is quiet and private, with a comfy double bed, as well as laundry and kitchen. From $189 per night.
Central Coast Motel
This 3 star AAA standard motel offers affordable accommodation in Wyong. It is conveniently located with a swimming pool and BBQ area providing clean and a pet-friendly room. Prices range from $100 – $210
Corner Cutler Drive & Pacific Highway, Wyong 2259
T 024353 2911
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