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November 24, 2018

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Great Ocean Road: Best Pet-Friendly Places to Stay

The Great Ocean Road with your Pet

Victoria offers some great places to holiday with your pet. There is a wide range of pet-friendly accommodation to choose from, such as bed and breakfasts, self-catering accommodation, hotels and caravan parks.

Although this list is by no means exhaustive, we feel it represents a genuine sampling of the diverse accommodation our book has to offer travellers and their four-legged friends.


Breamlea Beach House

Breamlea Beach House

Located a few minutes drive to Torquay, this 3-bedroom beach house offers all features for a comfortable self-contained holiday including split system air conditioner, an outdoor entertaining area with a BBQ. The house is pet friendly with a dog-off-lead beach less than a 5-minute walk from the house. From $280 per night.

M 0421 693 482



Front Beach Torquay Beach Houses

These 2-bed beach houses are located opposite from a dog-friendly beach and are fully fenced. There are 3 fully self-contained townhouses, which are individually architecturally designed with spacious rooms and a beach essence. Dogs, cats and birds welcome.

2a  Price Street, Torquay 3228

M 0408 395 312



Aireys Ocean View

Airey's Ocean View 800

This 4-bedroom 2 bathrooms house offering an immaculate, modern and open-plan interior with enough room for your pet to run around too. Enjoy hiking or fishing in the natural wonders of the Aireys Inlet, or explore the town and the many different cuisines in local restaurants. If you’re after a couples retreat for you, your friends and all your pets, Aireys is also the perfect spot for friends to enjoy a fun getaway with the privacy of multiple bedrooms. Aireys Ocean View can sleep up to 10 people in 4 bedrooms. From $406 per night.

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Aireys Inlet Holiday Park

This park allows pets during the off-peak season on powered sites only – check the website for dates. Easy walking distance to sensational beaches, restaurants, art gallery, shops, and a cosy pub.

19-25 Great Ocean Rd, Aireys Inlet 3231

T 03 5289 6230



Maroo Park Cottages

Maroo Cottage[1]

These 8 fully self-contained cabins on a 15-acre property welcome cats and dogs. With an outdoor pool, tennis court, and relaxing bush views, Maroo Park Cottages make a great family short break or holiday accommodation.
An easy 5-minute drive from a selection of beautiful beaches and the small township of Anglesea.

1230 Great Ocean Road, Bellbrae 3228

M 0434 352 559



Number 10 Angelsea

pet friendly anglesea

This 3-bedroom holiday house is close to shops and a 10-minute walk to the main beach with a large rear yard that contains a partially covered barbecue area, as well as a herb and vegetable garden. The yard is enclosed and pets are welcome.

10 McRorie Street, Anglesea 3230

M 0433 835 274  

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Keren’s Place

Keren's Place pet friendly

This 2-bedroom cottage is just 100 metres from the beach and nestled in the foothills of the Otway Ranges.

Find out why busy people love to return every year, with their pets, to enjoy its unique rustic charm. More than a destination, it’s a state of mind.

9 Sarsfield Street, Separation Creek
03 5289 1278





Marengo Beach Studios

Marengo Beach Studios

This boutique beachside retreat has one pet-friendly studio available with a fully fenced self-contained yard. Dogs may sleep inside with you providing they are house trained. They may not be left unattended inside anytime. There’s a hose in the courtyard to wash down sandy pets. Please bring own bedding and towels for your dog. A large kennel is provided in the courtyard also. A pet cleaning fee applies. Dogs over 12 months of age and small to medium breeds are preferred.

8 Ocean Park Drive, Marengo 3233

M 0418 331 168








This well equipped modern single bedroom unit welcomes couples and their dogs. There is a fully fenced yard, doggie bed, kennel and treats on arrival. Located just a short walk to the beach. There is even an outdoor shower with hot and cold taps for dog washing or post surf rinsing.

From $160 per night.

M 0418754393

22 Belvedere Terrace, Lorne 3232






Countrywide Cottages 

Countrywide Cottages small

These 4 self-contained award-winning cottages are set in the beautiful Aussie bushland of Bambra, near Lorne. Not only is the property eco-friendly but it is animal friendly too. The property has fully fenced yards and provides cozy beds, blankets bowls and homemade doggie treats to canine guests. Dogs are allowed in the Otway Forest Park at the rear of the cottages.  There are also lots of dog-friendly beaches within half an hours drive. Horses and birds also welcome.

1205 Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Road, Bambra 3241

T 03 5288 7399 or 0419 114 786



Glenaire Park

dog friendly great ocean road

Warm and welcoming, the cottages at Glenaire will delight you with amazing views and personal touches such as fresh flowers and candles. Pet-friendly features include secure fenced yards and close to dog-friendly Johanna Beach. Your pets are made to feel at home here, but conditions do apply. The timber cottages have fireplaces, spas, BBQ, aircon, dishwashers and linen is provided.  A pet fee applies. Minimum 2 nights stay.

3440 Great Ocean Road, Glenaire 3238

T 03 5237 9237



Beauchamp Falls Camping

Dogs are permitted on leads at this small grassy shaded campground in the northern section of Great Otway National Park. There is a great little walk that leads to the waterfall and creek. Turn off at Skeens Creek just before Apollo Bay. Facilities include well-maintained toilets, campfires.

T 13 1963



Warrnambool Holiday Park and Motel

Warrnambool Holiday Park and Motel

This holiday park welcomes most types of family pets, set up your caravan or tent on one of the lush, grassed Powered or Ensuite Powered Sites, and let the holiday begin. There are several beaches and parklands that allow dogs in Warrnambool. Here are some of them:

  • Blue Hole Reserve – from Hopkins River Bridge to mouth, east side only between May 1 and October 31
  • Logans Beach
  • Beach – Hopkins River (west side) to Flume
  • Foreshore walking track – including Foreshore Promenade.
  • Main beach area – Flume to Breakwater, May 1 to October 31

Cnr Raglan Parade + Simpson Street Warrnambool 3280

T 03 5562 5031



Edge 17

Port Fairy pet friendly

Offering boutique waterside accommodation in delightful Port Fairy. Pets are welcomes and they provide water bowls, quality dry food starter pack and eco-friendly biodegradable poop bags. Accompanying pets MUST be declared at time of booking.

17 Gipps Street, Port Fairy 3284

M 0429 957 184



Hearn’s Port Fairy Accommodation

Choose from a varied range of pet-friendly properties to suit all accommodation needs with 26 holiday rentals that allow pets to choose from.

2/54 Sackville Street, Port Fairy, Victoria

T 03 5568 3150




Big 4 Hopkins River Holiday Park 

With pet-friendly caravan, campsites, cabins and a huge off-lead reserve along the river and fantastic pet minders, this park is a great option for those with pets.

125 Jubilee Park Road, Warrnambool 3280

T 1300 718 030



Old Drik Drik Schoolhouse Retreat

Old Drik Drik Schoolhouse Retreat

This historic 3-bedroom rural property with 2 bathrooms is set in established gardens with an orchard, vegetable garden, and an outdoor bath/shower. The retreat is pet-friendly,  has a securely fenced yard, and charming rural views.

538 Winnap Nelson Rd, Drik Drik 3304

M 0467 610 284


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