May 16, 2022
The Atherton Tablelands region of Queensland spans a vast area, stretching from Tully to Kuranda. Here are some of our top picks when looking for pet-friendly accommodation and days out.
Pet-Friendly Places to Visit in the Atherton Tablelands
– Mungalli Creek Biodynamic
This family-owned, biodynamic and organic dairy farm that serves up delicious food overlooking the Johnston River Gorge. I couldn’t resist the Afternoon Tea Set and decadently indulged in cream while drinking in the sweeping views towards Mt Bartle Frere (Queensland’s highest mountain) from the Farmhouse Cafe. Open daily from 10 am to 4 pm.
– Historic Village Herberton, 6 Broadway, Herberton 4887
A beautifully preserved historic village. Relive the bygone days at this open-air museum. Dogs are welcome on leads.
– Crystal Caves, 69 Main Street, Atherton 4883
Enjoy this massive collection of gemstones, crystals and fossils too! Pets are allowed at the discretion of management.
– Kuranda Original Rainforest Market, Therwin Street Kuranda 4881
Fortunately, this market retains much of its authentic, hippy feel and pets are welcome at most of its eateries.
Set on a picturesque 7-acre property, and surrounded by World Heritage
Rainforest. Stay in one of the self-contained boutique cottages where
guests can enjoy relaxing in the spa bath or dining in the restaurant.
This is a great choice for pampered pets and their owners. Cats are
also welcome but must be house-trained and go on a lead outside due to
12028 Kennedy Highway, Evelyn via Ravenshoe 4888
T 07 4097 6785
The Innot Hot Springs Leisure and Camping Park
Located on the Kennedy Highway near Ravenshoe (Queensland’s highest town), a relaxing dip in the Innot Hot Springs Leisure and Camping Park’s spring-fed pools is the perfect way to unwind after a long day on the road and costs only $10 (payment by cash or card accepted). If you wish to stay for a night or two, pets are welcome at the campsites but not in the park’s accommodation. Facilities at the park include toilets, showers and laundry (no dryers), as well as a kiosk offering ice and gas refills. There’s also a telephone, several barbecues and a pub. You can select from their 20 powered or 50 unpowered sites, with big motorhomes accommodated.
The Pond Cottage B&B
Expect a warm welcome at this beautifully secluded self-contained cottage in the Misty Mountains of Far North Queensland, which welcomes pets by arrangement. Notable features include a heated outdoor spa, a wood-burning fire, and a platypus pond. While dogs and cats are permitted they must be kept under control due to the wildlife, bring your pet’s own bedding. A daily breakfast is provided.
Be blown away by peacocks, bamboo, and artefacts from Papa New Guinea. From $140 per night.
844 Tully Falls Road, Ravenshoe 4888
T 07 4097 7189
Curtain Fig Motel
Dogs stay for free at this motel which is the perfect place to explore the Atherton Tablelands. Features include simple cooking facilities, heating/air conditioning, digital television, ensuite bathroom, saltwater swimming pool, free wifi, evening meals on request and a welcome treat on arrival. Dogs by Arrangement.
28 Gillies Hwy, Yungaburra 4872
T 7 4095 3168
– Innot Hot Springs Leisure Park call 07 4097 0136
– Granite Gorge Nature Park. Visit www.granitegorge.com.au or call 07 4093 2259
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