April 14, 2023
Places to visit with a pet in SW WA.
Southwest Western Australia is a vast and diverse region with many beautiful and interesting places to visit. Here are some of the best places to visit in the region.
Places to visit
Margaret River – a popular tourist destination known for its world-class wineries, stunning beaches, and beautiful natural scenery.
Denmark – a charming coastal town with a relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by forests, beaches, and rivers. It’s a great place for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Albany – a historic port city that boasts some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in Western Australia. Visitors can explore the rugged coastline, national parks, and heritage buildings.
Pemberton – a small town located in the heart of the karri forests. Visitors can climb the famous Gloucester Tree, explore the Warren National Park, and enjoy the town’s relaxed atmosphere.
Dunsborough – a picturesque coastal town that offers great beaches, crystal-clear waters, and many outdoor activities, including snorkeling, diving, and whale watching.
Esperance – a remote coastal town that boasts some of the most stunning beaches in Western Australia, including Lucky Bay, which is famous for its white sand and crystal-clear waters.
Busselton – a seaside town with a long jetty and a beautiful foreshore area. Visitors can enjoy the beaches, cycling, fishing, and explore the town’s history and culture.
There are several pet-friendly accommodation options available in Southwest Western Australia, ranging from hotels and motels to vacation rentals and campsites. Here are some suggestions.
ibis Styles Albany
Located in Orana, a neighbourhood in Albany, and is in a shopping district and near the airport. All 50 rooms have comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches such as free WiFi and sound-insulated walls. Guest reviews speak positively of the overall comfort at the property. Pets are allowed for an extra charge of AUD 60 per accommodation, per stay. Welcoming dogs and cats only. Food and water bowls are available.
369 Albany Hwy, Albany WA 6330
Cullen Wines Homestead
Pets are welcome by arrangement to this 6-bedroom guesthouse, which sleeps 12 people. Ideal for individuals, couples and families, and also corporate groups, the peaceful country surroundings set the scene for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.
Built in 1976 by Diana and Kevin Cullen, the founders of the Cullen Wines, the Homestead has sweeping panoramic views over the striking Margaret River countryside and local vineyards.
The Homestead is a self-catering holiday house made up of the main house and a studio sleeping up to 12 people. 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
4323 Caves Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280
Petra Olive Oil Estate
This estate’s dog-friendly accommodation is available 7 days a week for couples in five charming, self-contained and beautifully appointed chalets with picturesque views.
Conveniently located halfway between Dunsborough and Yallingup in Western Australia’s stunning Margaret River region. 10 minutes from the popular Yallingup beaches, galleries, wineries and restaurants.
The amenities are ideal for those travelling with a pet; close proximity to everything; and of course the Petra Tasting Room. From $225 per night. Please contact prior to booking if bringing a dog.
233 Sheoak Drive, Yallingup WA 6282
M 0438 627 767
Expect a genuine pet-friendly welcome at these villas. A doggie basket with towel, sheets, poo bags and leads are provided. The cafes nearby are pet friendly, with dogs on a lead, and the beaches along the coast in front of our houses are dog beaches.
This beach house accommodation in Margaret River, with log fires plus aircon/heating offers three self-contained, spotlessly clean houses with dogs and families welcome – sleeping 6 persons in 3 bedrooms.
Mitchell Dr, Western Australia 6285
0417 969 770
Margaret River Hideaway & Farm Stay
This delightful rural farm stay offers upgraded cottage and studio accommodation, each of which provides superior levels of comfort, and has private enclosures for well-behaved dogs.
Located on 23.3 hectares of private parkland and pasture, Margaret River Hideaway has 2 Standard and 2 Superior X 2 bedroom cottages, 1 Standard and 2 Superior X 3 bedroom cottages and a 1 bedroom Studio.
All are furnished to a high standard and are fully self-contained. From $180 per night.
225 Osmington Road, Margaret River WA 6285
T (08) 9758 8005
Tasman Caves Caravan Park
This pet-friendly caravan park, located in Yallingup, is close to some of the region’s most beautiful beaches and attractions. Four-legged friends are welcome on sites and in chalets all year round. Contact for further information.
23 Yallingup Beach Road
T 08 9755 2196
Emu Beach Chalets
Located next to a golf course and near the beach, guests appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as barbecue grills and a picnic area. Each apartment provides a kitchen with a fridge, an oven, a stovetop and a microwave. Pets are allowed for an extra charge of AUD 20 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees, ( a maximum 3 per room). For more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation. Food and water bowls are available.
9 Medcalf Parade, Emu Point, WA, 6330
Karridale Cottages and Hop Farm
This dog-friendly bush retreat provides fully self-contained accommodation. Offering studio and two-bedroom accommodation set amongst native bushland in Karridale. The perfect way to get back to nature, relax and unwind while still being close to all that Margaret River and the South West has to offer. Enjoy the outdoor bath experience in the forest!
All linen is supplied. All accommodation has a wood fireplace and hooded gas bbq facilities.
300 Brockman Highway, Karridale, WA 6288
M 0430 490 708
RAC Busselton Holiday Park
This holiday park located in Busselton, has pet-friendly powered sites available. Pet bookings must be made directly with reception. Pets must be kept on a lead at all times while in the park and must not be left unattended. There are some shared spaces and facilities where pets are not allowed.
97 Caves Rd, Abbey WA 6280
T 08 9755 4241
Margaret River Tourist Park
This pet-friendly holiday park allows pets in site accommodation only – not in cabins. Companion animals are welcome at most of SummerStar parks in Western Australia with the exception of Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park.
Diamond Forest Cottages
These pet-friendly cottages in Pemberton are built around being a family-friendly farm stay with lots of activities for children and adults alike: daily animal feeding, canoeing, fishing, a games room, and a playground plus ample space for kids to run free in a safe environment. Set in a central location close to local activities and wineries to keep everyone happy.
Each of the pet-friendly cottages has a fully secured enclosure attached to keep pets safe.
T 08 9772 3170
Busselton Villas & Glamping Village
Enjoy a beachside self-contained designated Pet-Friendly villa or the luxury glamping tents with a pet!
Busselton Villas & Glamping Village is in an excellent location and offers guests an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden, and barbecue facilities. With free WiFi, this 4-star resort also has a shared kitchen and a children’s playground. Located close to the beach.
163 Bussell Hwy, Busselton WA 6280
BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park is the ideal location to bring your furry friend, with a beautiful dog-friendly beach only 150m down the road. Dogs are welcome in select accommodation all year round – a few units have been allocated for your fur baby.
Dogs are allowed inside the unit, however, they are not allowed on furniture or in the bedrooms. Dogs are welcome on powered sites except during Dec/Jan School Holidays, Long Weekends and Easter. On arrival, there will be a $50 cash bond for your dog.
10 Earnshaw Road, West Busselton 6280
T 08 9752 2107
Before booking accommodation, make sure to check the pet policy and any additional fees or restrictions that may apply. It’s also important to keep your pet under control and clean up after them while staying in any pet-friendly accommodation.
For further information on pet-friendly accommodation, read the WA Holiday Guide provided by the WA Visitor Centre.