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Luxury Pet Friendly Accommodation NSW for Dogs, Cats and More

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We have a lot to thank the lockdown puppies for. Not only have they helped their two legged friends through hard times, they’ve also helped shine a light on the different ways you can holiday with your pet.

Thankfully these days there are lots of ways to stay, including some wonderful options if you’re looking for luxury pet friendly accommodation in NSW.  

While a lot of pet friendly places are set up for dogs, we’ve found some that will also welcome your cats, rabbits, birds and other creatures.

Read: New Perth Hotels – the latest ways to stay in WA

If you haven’t holidayed with your pet before you might want to check out our guide to travelling with your dog, as well as what it’s like to take a cat that hates cars on a road trip. When it comes to cats, it’s also good to remember that some cats really aren’t all that keen to join you in that five star hotel, as we discovered when we took Miss Kitty Fantastico to spend a night at The Langham Sydney.

But if your pet loves to go on adventures with you then we have some pretty wonderful places for you to run away together. As there are so many great ones to share we’re going to break them down by areas in NSW so you can jump ahead if you know where you want to go, or browse them all to get inspired.

Ready to get pet friendly travel dreaming? Let’s go…

The Langham, Sydney

In the heart of the cobble-stoned Rocks district, The Langham Sydney has 96 luxurious rooms and suites with plush furnishings and high ceilings, along with one of Sydney’s best spa experiences.

As well as welcoming dogs The Langham opens its luxury doors to cats, rabbits, birds, and other animals under 20kgs. A charge of $120 per pet, per night, applies. 

Pet sitting and dog walking services are also available upon request and you can even arrange a Langham Pampered Pets Staycation, which includes a Pet Afternoon Tea Party, and breakfast in bed for you and your pet. They can even arrange an in-room pet photoshoot or a pet’s birthday party. 

The Langham Sydney Pampered Pets luxury pet friendly accommodation NSW

Ovolo Hotel, Woolloomooloo

On Sydney’s historic finger wharf the Ovolo Hotel, Woolloomooloo is a five star boutique hotel with a whole lot of character and fun.

Pamper your fur friend with the Ovolo’s V.I.Pooch packages which include a snuggly doggy bed, food bowl and drinking mat, a bagful of treats, and pawesome dog friendly staff and services.

Human guests will love the beautifully designed rooms and loft suites overlooking the waterfront, not to mention the complimentary mini bar, snacks and free drinks at social hour.  

Ovolo Woolloomooloo pet program puppy
Ovolo Woolloomooloo Luxury Pet Friendly Accommodation NSW

Kimpton Margot, Sydney

While some hotels have limits on the kinds of animals they’ll welcome and then weight limits on top of those, at Kimpton Hotels their policy is if it can fit in the lift, it can join you on your holiday.

One of Sydney’s new hotels in 2022, the Kimpton Margot Sydney is Australia’s first Kimpton and we’re happy to say they’re sharing the fit-in-the-lift policy, and that this is the only hotel where we’ve seen llamas in the lobby.

The historic Art Deco building features 172 luxury rooms and suites, is home to Luke’s Kitchen by Luke Mangan, and as well as the beautiful cocktail bar in the lobby you can enjoy drinks beside the pool on the rooftop too.

Pampering pet services and goodies await, and there’s no extra cost for bringing your furry, feathery or scaly pets along for the night.


Crystalbrook Albion, Surry Hills

In Sydney’s Surry Hills the Crystalbrook Albion offers a 5-star boutique hotel experience in one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in the city.

While some rooms remain pet free if you book one of the Urban rooms you’ll not only be allowed to bring your pet they’ll also access to an outdoor area where they can stretch out and play.

Pet-friendly amenities including soft beds, food and water bowls are provided and pets are an additional $95 per room.

Crystalbrook Albion Surry Hills
Crystalbrook Albion pet friendly NSW hotel

Calabash Bay Lodge, Berowra Waters

Surounded by three breathtaking National Parks, Calabash Bay Lodge, Berowra Waters is an exciting eco-retreat destination.

This top luxury pick in Fairfax’s 52 Good Weekends Away features four bedrooms that can sleep up to eight, three bathrooms, a full kitchen and laundry, Wi-Fi and other premium amenities. Guests can explore the area with the complimentary boats and kayaks or bask under the sun in the beautiful waterfront.

This luxury pet friendly accommodation in NSW welcomes four-legged friends on an outdoors only basis with their own comfortable pet friendly sleeping area. Make sure that you request prior approval for your pets before you book as a pet bond may apply.

Calabash Bay Lodge kitchen

Harbour Home, Balmain

Right on the sparkling waterfront with views of the city skyline, Harbour Home in Balmain is a city break for the whole family, or possibly a fun group of friends.

The home has four luxury bedrooms that can accommodate up to eight guests and three bathrooms including one where you can soak in the tub while looking out at harbour views. Take a dip in the heated pool before whipping up a barbeque to eat by the pool or on the spacious patio.

Thinking of bringing your fur friends? This holiday home allows up to two cats or dogs of any size. 

Harbour Home Balmain bath
Harbour Home Balmain

Voco Kirkton Park, Pokolbin

Set on 70 acres of rolling countryside in the Hunter Valley, Voco Kirkton Park is a luxurious getaway in one of Australia’s best wine regions.

This luxury pet friendly accommodation in NSW includes a number of elegant and stylish rooms with private courtyards so that your dogs can enjoy some private outdoor space, along with their own comfortable bedding, food and water bowls, and other pet friendly treats.

Humans will enjoy some of the hotel’s other facilities including the indoor pool and relaxing spa and sauna services.

Voco Kirkton Park

Vinden Estate, Pokolbin  

The winner of the Best Accommodation in the Hunter Valley at the Gourmet Traveller 2020 Cellar Door Awards, Vinden Estate is a gorgeous homestead on an organic and sustainable vineyard.

This beautiful Victorian property features six elegant bedrooms that can accommodate up to 12 guests, a huge kitchen to cook up a storm in, and a swimming pool with vineyard views.

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As well as being pet friendly it’s right next door to the Vinden Wines cellar door where you can try the wines that come from the vines you’ve been looking out at, before bringing your favourite drop of the day home to enjoy over dinner. 

Vinden Estate Homestead living area

Vintage Steel, Morpeth

The former colonial port of Morpeth is considered a living museum, and along with its beautifully preserved buildings and cobble stone paths you can find this stunning, and pet friendly, way to stay.

Vintage Steel is a unique 1800’s barn and warehouse that’s been converted into a modern smart house.

The huge home can accommodate up to 16 people in eight fully insulated bedrooms, and has two bathrooms plus a half bath, an industrial kitchen and a custom made fireplace and pizza oven.

Guests can wander through the beautifully landscaped gardens with their furry friends and relax in the plunge pool, or go out exploring the vintage and artisan stores in Morpeth and Hinton.

Vintage Steel interior
Vintage Steel kitchen

Bannisters Port Stephens, Soldiers Point

Without a doubt the most luxurious Port Stephens pet friendly accommodation,

Bannisters’ Ocean Deck dog-friendly rooms are located on the ground floor with plenty of space for your furry friend to kick back on their holiday too.

At Bannisters Port Stephens they also have dog friendly suites with filtered ocean views and access to the hotel gardens.  

Read: Secluded romantic getaways in NSW  

Humans can relax by the infinity pool, indulge in spa treatments and enjoy fresh local seafood at Rick Stein at Port Stephens.

And if you’re bringing your dog don’t forget to book the pet friendly rooms as animals are strictly not allowed in other rooms throughout the hotel.

Bannisters Port Stephens frenchies On the bed image credit @miss_olive_the_frenchie
Bannisters Port Stephens frenchies In the bath image credit @miss_olive_the_frenchie
Image credit for the above and our top image to the lovely Miss Olive the Frenchie

The Rotating House, Caffreys Flat

It’s not everyday you get to stay in a house that spins right round baby, right round, but at The Rotating House you can do just that.

This unique home completes a full 360-degree rotation every 45 minutes so you can just sit back with a glass of wine and watch all the views come to you.

This octagon shaped homestay features five bedrooms that can sleep up to 16 guests with two bathrooms and a half bath, three lounging areas, a top floor observatory and a piano for when you feel like tinkling those ivories.

Expect to see lots of wildlife, including kangaroos and wallabies, king parrots and eagles, and if you’re lucky you might even see the local koalas.

For this stay you’re welcome to bring a maximum of two vaccinated dogs, but outside dogs only please as dogs are not allowed inside the home.  

The Rotating House NSW dog friendly
The Rotating House exterior

Tides Estate, Byron Hinterland

Leave the world behind at Tides Estate, a rare gem in the Byron hinterland with sweeping views outside and a mix of modern touches and antique artistry inside.

This magnificent villa can sleep up to 18 guests in eight spacious bedrooms with six bathrooms to share, making it a perfect getaway for large groups of family and friends, including the four legged variety.

Read: 11 of the best Byron Bay retreat ideas

Float in the infinity pool or lie back in the hot tub as you look out over the 100-acre macadamia orchard, enjoy a barbeque on the deck and watch the sun go down as you listen your favourite tunes through the Sonos system, or just sit back and listen to the sounds of nature.

Tides Estate pet friendly stays NSW
Tides Estate luxury pet friendly accommodation NSW Byron Hinterland

The Sanctuary, Kingscliff

In the Northern Rivers coastal gem of Kingscliff, The Sanctuary is an architecturally designed beachfront home that’s a stone’s throw from the Salt Village restaurants and shops. 

The huge family home includes four large bedrooms that can sleep up to eight guests, four bathrooms, a large landscaped garden and swimming pool, a chef’s kitchen with dual Wolf ovens and a Teppanyaki island with multizone induction cooktop, and while we’d hope you would car share on the way, there’s also room for eight cars in the car park.

Pets are allowed but for this one you’ll need to get pre approval for your pet before booking, so make sure you tick that box before you lock in your dates.

The Sanctuary Kingscliff pool
The Sanctuary Kingscliff exterior

LUXICO’s Barefoot Bay Villa, Byron Bay

Designed by the renowned team at The Designory, LUXICO’s Barefoot Bay Villa is an exquisite place to create Byron Bay memories with family and friends.

Built with contemporary designs and unique home features it can sleep up to 10 adults in five bedrooms, with an additional four children on bunks and trundles, and has nine bathrooms with showers, baths and custom vanities.

Read: 11 of the best Byron Bay retreat ideas

This pet friendly holiday home overlooks a picturesque nature reserve and has lots of open spaces where guests can go barefoot and relax. There’s a rumpus room with games and toys for the kids, a sparkling swimming pool and alfresco dining zones surrounded beautifully by tropical landscaping.

And as well as creating your own delicious meals in the chef’s kitchen, you can also arrange to have a chef come in to take care of the catering for you.

LUXICO’s Barefoot Bay Villa exterior
LUXICO’s Barefoot Bay Villa interior

The Converted Church, Bellingen River

Beside the Bellingen River the Converted Church is a Balinese inspired stay for up to twelve guests and a couple of their pets.

This unique stay includes a stunning stained glass bathroom inside and a chance to soak under the stars in the freestanding outdoor tub.

Go for a swim in the river or take out a canoe, relax in the garden or have a singalong around the piano. This pet friendly accommodation allows two pets at $50 additional charge per pet per stay.

The Converted Church on the River bath
The Converted Church on the River kitchen

Terrara House, Shoalhaven

Feel like you’ve slipped away to your country mansion with a stay at the stunning Terrara House.

This historic Federation Filagree home can sleep up to 28 guests in 23 elegant rooms, and has lots of ways to unwind and relax including a hit of tennis on the tennis court and a dip in the swimming pool, or a spa treatment in the onsite Wellness Salon. Just ask the Estate Manager to help arrange a visit from a local therapist. 

Read: Gorgeous dog friendly cottages in the Cotswolds

You can also arrange to have Terrara Artisan chefs cater for your lunches, dinners, picnics and pizza nights or simply enjoy taking over the huge kitchen for yourself. The home may be huge, but in this one only smaller dogs are allowed and with prior approval only. Once you’ve been given the green light you’ll be welcome to bring up to two dogs that are less than 10kg each.

Terrara House bedroom

Bannisters by the Sea and Bannisters Pavilion, Mollymook

With its incredible location, modern luxury rooms, Rick Stein restaurant and stellar hospitality Bannisters at Mollymook is a true NSW treat.

At Bannisters there are three pet friendly rooms that you can bring dogs and other pets to play. At Bannisters Pavilion they have two Pet Friendly Classic rooms, while at Bannisters By the Sea you can select the Pet Friendly Terrace Suite, which includes a private 30sqm garden and a double spa bath in the huge bathroom.

Read: The best Mollymook holiday rentals for a South Coast getaway

As with Bannisters at Port Stephens, be sure to select the pet friendly rooms as dogs, cats and other creatures are not able to join you in the other rooms throughout the hotels.

Desiderata, Kangaroo Valley

One of Qantas Travel’s 52 most romantic getaways in Australia, Desiderata is also a great addition to our luxury pet friendly accommodation in NSW list.

The luxury home can sleep up to eight guests in three bedrooms, and features a large pavilion with 360-degree views of the beautiful Kangaroo Valley countryside.

While you can only bring two dogs to Desiderata there’s no size limit on pooches here. Though you’ll want to make sure they don’t get too excited when the resident roos come for a visit.

Desiderata Kangaroo Valley, luxury pet friendly accommodation NSW
Desiderata dining area

Parklands Resort & Conference Centre, Mudgee

Home to some of Australia’s oldest vineyards, Mudgee is a popular spot for wine lovers and if you’re a dog lover too the Parklands Resort & Conference Centre has got you covered.

To make sure you secure one of their pet friendly rooms for this one you’ll need to ring to make a reservation on 02 6372 4500.

The Vine Bar and Restaurant offers the fresh modern Australian cuisine and a great selection of local wines. And if you want to work some of it off the next day they also have a fitness centre and tennis court, not to mention 30 acres of manicured gardens to stroll around.

Parklands Resort Mudgee, image Accor

Mudgee Country Grandeur Home, Mudgee

If you’d prefer to have a private luxury pet friendly Mudgee stay then the Mudgee Country Grandeur Home is for you.

The home sleeps up to 12 guests in six bedrooms. You can play a game of pool inside or swim in the saltwater pool outside, enjoy a barbecue or fresh pizza out of your pizza oven, and roast marshmallows or sip local wine around the fire pit.

And if you fancy a round or two of golf the Mudgee Golf Club is just 3km away.

Pets are welcome but be sure to ask before booking as charges may apply.

Mudgee Country Grandeur exterior
Mudgee Country Grandeur pool

So there we have the best luxury pet friendly accommodation in NSW. If you’d like to continue the search you can also find more pet friendly hotels and homes on Booking.com here.

And if you find any gems that you think should be on this list do let us know so we can continue to spread the word.

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