Dog-friendly destinations: Australia’s most luxurious pet-friendly accommodation

Humans aren’t the only ones who like to live in luxury when they’re on holiday. Unfortunately for pet owners, however, most hotels aren’t quite as welcoming to guests of the four-legged variety. Luckily for Australia’s pooches, there are a few exceptions to this rule. Here are seven luxurious pet-friendly holiday stays that won’t make you leave your four-legged friend behind!

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Potts Point, Sydney

This boutique hotel in Sydney is known for more than just its beautiful interiors (although those alone warrant the visit!). Whilst renowned for its luxurious setting and stunning views of the city, it’s the hotel’s paw-friendly attitude that’s been attracting the attention of Sydney’s four-legged population. Their ‘pet-friendly floor’ includes four courtyard rooms that provide your furry friend with all the creature comforts they need, including a welcome letter, a snug place to sleep, and a doggy treat upon arrival!

The Hughenden Boutique Hotel

Woollahra, Sydney

Housed in a stunning Victorian residence, The Hughenden Boutique Hotel in Sydney’s eastern suburbs is renowned for its eclectic style and pet-friendly approach to luxurious living. The hotel has six pet-friendly rooms for travellers of the furry variety , and is located within walking distance of Centennial Park - the largest dog-friendly park in Sydney. Whilst the hotel will happily organise a visit to the  Doggy Day Spa for pampered pooches, there are plenty of activities for human guests too, including the option to enjoy a tipple or two at the hotel’s speakeasy bar!

Yallingup Lodge Spa Retreat

Margaret River, WA

For any dog lovers venturing west for their holiday break, this pet-friendly accommodation in WA offers a relaxing retreat with a pup-friendly twist. Located in the infamous wine region of Margaret River, Yallingup Lodge Spa Retreat welcomes guests and their fur-friends with open arms, and plenty of pampers along the way! Their pet-friendly spa suite is the paw-fect place to relax and unwind, and provides your pooch with private access to their recently renovated pet-friendly garden. For an added dose of relaxation, the Lodge’s “Pet Re-treat” package includes the option to indulge in a luxury spa session whilst your pooch enjoys some puppy pampering of their own (complete with puppacinos, of course).

Blue Dog Beach House

Noosa, Queensland

For pup-lovers who enjoy their holiday complete with ocean views, this beautiful beach house on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast overlooks kilometres of clear blue sea and stunning coastline. The luxury holiday house is located on the doorstep of Castaways Beach - a beach that’s renowned for its amazing surfing spots as well as its pet-friendly policies! If you’d prefer to take in the views from a distance, you can do so from the house’s infinity pool and luxury deck...and don’t forget to check out the stunning coastal interiors while you’re there!

Must Love Dogs B & B

Ruthlington, Victoria

Located in the wine region of Rutherglen, Victoria, this luxury B & B stays true to its name with all three suites welcoming guests of the four-legged kind. Whilst there are plenty of pats available for your pooch inside, the accommodation also boasts a fully fenced garden so your pup can play around with fellow fur-friends outdoors.  The owners have even put together a dog-friendly wine tour for guests who want to “test out” the local produce without leaving their fur-child behind!

Yondah Beach House

York Peninsula, South Australia

This stunning beach house in South Australia is the paw-fect coastal hideaway for owners and their pooches. With 300 acres of secluded oceanfront and exclusive access to the property, it’s well and truly a puppy’s paradise with a luxury twist. Four-legged friends are fully permitted inside the accommodation, and they’ll even be treated to a small welcome gift upon arrival. Whilst dog dishes are provided, don’t forget to bring a dog bed and food to fuel your pup’s coastal adventure!

Thalia Haven

Great Oyster Bay, Tasmania

Located in the beautiful region of Great Oyster Bay in Tasmania, this eco-friendly retreat (it runs solely on energy from the wind and sun!) has all the ingredients you need for a luxury getaway with your pooch. Whilst the accommodation itself overlooks the ocean’s edge, guests have over five kilometres of secluded coastline to explore, as well as exclusive access to their own private  beach. And if you’re worried your pup may get lost exploring, they’ll even be given a brass dog tag that says “Thalia Haven Guest” to ensure any wandering paws are returned home safely!

Luxury at home

At Pooky & Boo, we believe your pooch should always live in luxury! That’s why we created our own range of luxury dog beds with your furry friends’ comfort and style in mind. Inspired by a  passion for homewares and a love for our four-legged friends, our handcrafted beds are designed to add style, sustainability and a touch of luxury to the modern, pet-friendly home.

Visit our product page to view our new range of handcrafted dog beds.

Sue West