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Pet-Friendly Accommodation NSW: North Coast
Travelling with Pets on Australia’s East Coast is the first book of its kind to feature dog-friendly beaches in Australia, plus great places to stay along the way.
This section of the guidebook provides information on places to stay on the NSW North Coast with your pet and features maps and colour photographs. For easy reading, NSW is covered in 5 informative sections, which includes:
- North Coast
- Hunter Region
- Close to Sydney
- Illawarra & Shoalhaven
- South Coast
The selected pet-friendly properties below are suggested places to stay when you and your four-legged friends are visiting the North Coast. For more ideas grab yourself a copy of the book – available now from all good bookstores. If you are looking for pet-friendly caravan parks please click here.
Tropical Coast Retreat
This 4.5 star self-contained luxury pet-friendly accommodation site features all mod cons. Set on a 35 acre property nestled on a mountain bluff with both ocean and hinterland views, close to Gold Coast Airport, Byron Bay, Tweed Heads and Kingscliff. Enjoy the 15 metre pool, 4 hole golf course, therapeutic spa, sauna and deep tissue massage in our beautiful rainforest.
You’ll feel like you’re a million miles from the hustle and bustle, when you get away from the crowds, kick back, relax and de-stress. From $150 per night.
249 Duranbah Road, Duranbah 2487
T 02 6677 7594
Mango Tree Cottage (Pottsville)
This is a family holiday accommodation destination set on 6 private acres. It boasts a master bedroom with claw-foot bathtub ensuite, 2nd bedroom with 2 king singles, and sunroom with queen sofabed for extra guests. Mango Tree Cottage is also a pet-friendly environment and is home to chickens, a Black Labrador/Border Collie mix puppy, Jetti, and horses. Pets are welcomed to sleep on the deck of the cottage, which is fenced in for their safety. The cottage is 25 min to Byron Bay, 20 min from Gold Coast Airport, 10min to Falls Fest, Splendour and Blues Fest sites.Sleeps 6 and is wheelchair accessible.
26 Spring Valley Road, Cudgera Creek 2484
M 04 22 517 366
Shambhala @ Byron
This unique rainforest retreat is set on Belongil beach and has absolute beachfront access with awarding majestic ocean views. Accommodating up to 13 people in 3 self-contained cottages and a charming studio that provides a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living spaces. Sarita is the pet-friendly retreat on the riverside of Shambhala. The property is suitable for small/mid-sized dogs and cats.
Plutos at Byron Bay
A funky holiday house that offers clean stylish accommodation at reasonable prices. This 3 bedroom self-contained house has been stylishly furnished with collector’s items & furnishings from the design period of the 1960’s and 70’s without compromising on comfort. Plutos has well secured large yard(s) and dogs are welcome inside as long as they are clean & not destructive.
M 0425 274 700
This fully self-contained 3-bedroom Duplex manages to deliver that home away from home type of holiday. Sundrenched with light, modern and comfortable with a relaxed luxurious style, Sandy Paws offers quality pet-friendly accommodation. Located in Belongil Beach, a short stroll from the best dog-friendly off lead beach in Byron Bay. Everything is provided to make your stay as carefree as possible. The yard is fully fenced with a childproof lock on the gate, making it ideal for pets and children. Sandy Paws is available, with approval, for your best friend who also loves a holiday. Although well-behaved dogs are welcome inside please do not allow on furniture and must be on a lead in common areas. A dog bed and bowls are provided. Please include details of the breed and age of your dog in any booking enquiry. From $295 per night.
Maca’s Camping Ground
Well behaved dogs are allowed at this campsite situated 12 Kms from Mullumbimby, and 30 kms from Byron Bay, offering powered and unpowered sites for travellers of all types and ages. Facilities include quality showers, toilets, kitchen and laundry available to campers.
1156 Main Arm Road, Upper Main Arm 2482
T 02 6684 5211
This stylish townhouse is beautifully furnished and thoughtfully detailed. Everything is of the highest quality and the little touches make all the difference. Most of all, guests can share this special getaway with their pooch. The townhouse has a charming courtyard space, which is secure and child & dog friendly. The proximity to the lake and the beach is just a short walk away from Lakesong.
81A Stewart Street, Lennox Head 2478
T 02 6619 0226
This delightful 1-bedroom cottage welcomes dogs inside. Set on a 10 acres property in Coorabell the cottage is well away from the main house. The property is not fenced. It’s a great place to stay and explore the beautiful area.
From $165 per night.
Coorabell, Byron Bay Hinterland
T 02 66847171
One and two bedroom self-contained cottages with ocean views, set on 42 acres. Plenty of space for your pet. Wonderful walks through the rainforest down to the creek for a swim. The owners have fun relaxing on the pet safe decks! Spa cottage suitable for romantic getaways, larger cottages for families and groups. Other features include; rainforest walks, large swimming pool, wood-fired pizza oven and farm animals.
7 Alstonville Cemetery Road, Alstonville 2477
T 02 66281696
Spacious 2-bedroom unit located in a quiet complex with swimming pool. Featuring large tiled lounge area & separate dining area with open plan kitchen. Air-conditioned living area & main bedroom with ensuite. Backing onto the renowned Ocean Shores Country Club Championship Golf Course, this property includes a good size fenced yard with a paved outdoor entertaining area. Short drive to local beaches & shops. Pet-Friendly. $450 – 3 night stay Weekly from 700pw – $1650pw.
7/10 Balemo Dr, Ocean Shores 2483
Professionals Brunswick Heads
T 02 66851839
Carmel by the Sea
Beautifully presented 2-bedroom unit featuring a garden setting courtyard with outside shower & second outdoor area with bbq. Main bedroom with ensuite & plenty of robe space. Tiled open plan living leading onto the well equipped kitchen. Linen included & pet friendly. Well-positioned – everything is within walking distance. There are restaurants and cafes nearby. The river is a short stroll and the beach a 5-minute walk. It is a family and dog-friendly community. There are 2 bikes and 2 kayaks that guests are welcome to use. $500 – 3 night stay Weekly bookings from $750pw – $1650pw
Fawcett Street, Brunswick Heads 2483
T 02 66851839
Pets are welcome by prior arrangement to the eco-friendly property, which is situated in the hinterland between Byron Bay and Nimbin. Guests can stay in the farm stay rooms or in the fully netted rainforest shelter with swags for luxury camping. Pet visitors may sleep inside, provided they have their own bedding. During their stay guests can enjoy the on-site winery, walking tracks, wildlife, farm animals, table tennis, basketball, kids’ toys, and a pet-friendly swimming hole nearby. Pets will need to stay with their people during their visit – to ensure the safety of the farm animals and wildlife.
607 Whian Whian Road, Whian Whian 2480
T 02 6689 5672
Pinnacle Eco Retreat
Set on 20 hectares of paddocks & remnant rainforest, the retreat welcomes dogs, birds and horses. House-trained pets are permitted indoors and In-house pet minding is offered when guests wish to visit local state, national & world heritage parks where pets are not allowed. A must for nature lovers.
Pinnacle Road, Pumpenbil 2484
Cosy Cow Bed & Breakfast/Farmstay
Set on 70 acres, this self-contained luxury spa unit, with its own private verandah is located on picturesque farmland. The property runs cattle and supports a mango orchard. Or guests can stay in the purpose-built luxury Bed & Breakfast accommodation with its own private area. Cats, birds and small/medium dogs are welcome inside but not on furniture so bring your pet’s own bedding. Horses can be agisted overnight (no stable) – please contact for further details.
103 Mororo Road, Mororo 2469 (25ks from Yamba)
T 02 66459101
Hilldrop Motor Inn
This affordable country style motel is situated just 10 mins drive west of the Grafton CBD, and allows domesticated pets inside. Horses are welcome however there is not a fenced yard so they must stay in horse float and be supervised.
There are 12 comfortable motel units all with TV, en- suite, tea and coffee, heaters and fans. The motel is very quiet with off street parking for your car at the motel unit door. Guests have access to a pool and all motel units have all linen and towels supplied. Rated 3 stars by AAA Tourism ( NRMA ).
706 Gwydir Hwy Waterview Heights, South Grafton 2460
T 1 800 622 355
Tyndale Tourist Park Roadhouse
This Caravan Park and roadhouse is located 12 kms south of Maclean and 30 kms north of Grafton in the northern rivers region of New South Wales. While dogs are welcome to stay at Tyndale (not in cabins) they must be leashed at all times. Birds are also welcome. With 10 acres available for walks and grassed sites, linen provided in cabins, hot/cold food & drinks available at roadhouse.
2848 Pacific Highway, Tyndale 2460
T 02 66476226
Big River Holiday Park & Ski Lodge
This holiday park is located right on the Clarence River in Grafton, NSW. With glassy water around every bend Big River is the ultimate holiday destination for couples and families alike. Dogs allowed, conditions apply. Pets not allowed inside cabins.
166 Ski Lodge Road, Seelands 2460
T 02 6644 9324