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Pet-Friendly Holiday Destinations

There is no reason to  leave that much loved family member at home. Pets like to go on holidays too! 
Here we have some quirky ideas on travelling with pets, some great pet-friendly accommodation and tips for travelling with pets.
The top pet-friendly places in each state of Australia

The top pet-friendly places in each state of Australia

When you're holidaying somewhere unfamiliar, it can be hard to know where the pet-friendly zones are. Luckily, a poll of over 10,000 animal lovers from global pet and house-sitting platform TrustedHousesitters has revealed the top dog-friendly locations in each state of Australia.

BIG4 Dog-Friendly Holiday Parks 

Looking for places to take your dog on holiday? Click here for a list of BIG4 Holiday Parks that are now accepting dogs!

Hotel Laguna NoosaJacobs Well Tourist Park

Situated on the waterfront of Jacobs Well and looking out over the southern end of Moreton Bay and the Broadwater, Jacobs Well Tourist Park is a fantastic holiday destination for families. Always favourites with the kids are the playground and netted swimming enclosure. This park is adjacent to a boat ramp, restaurant and shops. For boaties there's a myriad of islands to explore and the fishing's great all year round.

Hotel Laguna NoosaKirra Beach Tourist Park

Close to renowned Kirra surf beach, shopping centres and clubs of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads, this is the ideal place to bring the kids or all your friends for a group holiday. Accommodation options include lake-view villas, budget lodging rooms, powered and unpowered sites.

Perfect Paws – Holidays with your pooch in Greater Port Macquarie

Are you looking for the perfect destination to holiday, walk on the beach or dine out with your pet? Pack your bags and your furry friend, and discover the benefits of holidaying in Greater Port Macquarie!

Park, Bark & Purr at Sydney Airport

Park, Bark & Purr, Sydney Airport

Park, Bark & Purr, Sydney Airport is Australia's first on-airport pet boarding facility. It offers state-of-the-art boarding accommodation for cats and dogs. Located near Sydney Airport's Long Term Car Park they offer the ultimate in convenience. Simply drop your pet off, park your car and then catch your flight. While you're away your pet will play!

Pet Insurance

The worlds No 1 pet insurance provider, recommended by vets and breeders because we've been dedicated solely to pet insurance for more than 25 years. We recognise that the relationship people have with their pets is for life, and our insurance policies reflect this. Their pet is not just covered for the unexpected – they are Covered for Life. Since more people claim on their pet insurance than their home or car insurance, it is cover they simply can not afford to be without.

Great Lakes Caravan Park, Forster Tuncurry

Great Lakes Caravan Park, Forster-Tuncurry

Great Lakes Caravan Park is a 4 1/2 star caravan park with quality self contained cabins, unique bungalows with upstairs loft, great two bedroom deluxe and waterfront cabins that overlook the scenic waters of Ohmas Bay, a relaxing time is assured. All cabins reflect the peaceful, scenic and idyllic conditions, associated with the Forster-Tuncurry area. We also have great caravan, tent sites and nine ensuite sites with room for boats, all sites are powered with water.

White Albatross Holiday Centre

White Albatross Holiday Centre, Nambucca Heads

Located midway between Sydney and Brisbane in the beautiful Nambucca Valley, the White Albatross Holiday Centre is located right at the mouth of the glorious Nambucca River nestling between surfing beaches and tranquil waters.  Situated at the end of picturesque Wellington Drive, the Holiday Centre is close to shops, restaurants and clubs.

Myalls Away Farm Cottages, Hunter Valley

Myalls Away Farm Cottages

Escape with your family and pets to comfortable cedar cottages situated on a 90 acre farm at Quorrobolong, 15 minutes from the Hunter Valley vineyards. Each cottage is a snug and relaxing retreat: ideal for up to six people. Enjoy bushwalking, playing golf, horse riding, fishing, hot air ballooning, sky diving, shopping in galleries which are all nearby, or just swimming in the heated pool. The children will enjoy feeding the animals.

Riverwood Downs, Barrington Tops

Riverwood Downs Mountain Valley Resort

A wonderful natural place for you to enjoy a holiday with your kids! Pet friendly and just 2½ hours north of Sydney, Riverwood Downs is a magnificent 4½ star resort on the banks of a mountain river in the foothills of Barrington Tops World Heritage Wilderness. Pets welcome - there’s even a pet menu and a separate pet friendly restaurant. Five times winner of the State Winner of Tourism NSW Holidays Consumer Choice Award.

Oakhampton Homestead

Oakhampton Homestead and Country Holidays

An award winning property 21km from Manilla on the Fossickers Way, 65km from Tamworth. A farmstay and bed and breakfast offering ensuite rooms in the homestead with self-contained cottages, cabins and a four star unit.

Lonely Pets Club

Lonely Pets Club

Australia’s pet owners have embraced a global trend for professional pet sitting, preferring to let their furry friends relax in the comfort of their own homes while they travel or work says Melbourne’s largest pet sitting and dog walking network.

Camping with Pets

The Parks and Wildlife Services throughout Australia clearly state the following in regard to visiting, or camping, with your dog, or other pets for that matter, within National Parks.

Cunard Pampers Pets

Pampered Pooch?

Would fresh-baked biscuits at turn-down; a choice of beds and blankets; and even a QM2-logoed coat appeal to your pet? Cunard Unleashes New Amenities for Pampered Pets (And the Owners Who Love Them).

Gladysdale Country Retreat

Gladysdale Country Retreat: Pet-friendly Accommodation in the Yarra Valley

Gladysdale Country Retreat is set on seven acres, with panoramic views over manicured vineyards and the Yarra Valley to Mount Donna Buang (the closest sightseeing snow to Melbourne). The property is surrounded by lovely Australian bush.  

Jet Pets

Top 10 Tips for Travelling with Pets

Once considered the domain of the eccentric, travelling with pets is becoming increasingly popular. In fact, most people consider their pet part of the family and wouldn’t dream of travelling or relocating overseas without them. 

Pets earn Reward Points

Pets earn reward points in the new 'flying paws' scheme

The fast-growing pet travel market has prompted Virgin Atlantic to launch a frequent flyer scheme for jet-setting animals. The airline’s four-legged passengers are now able to earn gifts for themselves and frequent flyer points in the new ‘Flying Paws’ reward scheme 

Holidays with Pets

Holidays with Pets

Leaving a pet at home when going on holiday can mean a traumatic separation - for both pet and owner.  As soon as it sees the bags being brought out to the car, the average golden retriever or Irish setter can pull a face to bring a lump to the throat of the most seasoned traveller  by Stuart Heath
It's a Dog's Life in Aspen

It's a Dog's Life in Aspen

It is said there is a dog for every two people in Aspen/Snowmass (Colorado, USA). Well, the dogs are in the right place, because in this town they are treated like royalty. Dogs can spend their day cross-country skiing or snowshoeing with their owner, meeting other dogs in the park, shopping a bit and snoozing in a five star, five diamond hotel. Talk about a dog’s life. 


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