Holidays & Tours

The very best dog-friendly hotels around Australia

Pup is part of the family, after all.

Going on holiday is meant to help you unwind, but when you're too busy stressing about your pup who's either bored at home or in a kennel somewhere, it can be anything but. Sure you could book them into a fancy pet hotel where you know they will be pampered but if your budget doesn't allow for such extravagance, then you might want to consider going to a hotel where you pup can come with you.

1. The Langham, Sydney

Whether it's your first or hundredth holiday with your pet, this stunning stay will blow the fur off your coat. Pamper your pup with The Langham's 5-star pet service featuring gourmet dishes, such as 'Lassie's Favourite', plush doggie beds as well as dog walking services. Visit langhamhotels.com.

2. Discovery Parks, Karratha

For something less fancy and more family-friendly, pack up the car and explore the beauty of Balmoral, Karratha; wide open spaces, natural surroundings and a star -filled sky. With some of the world's most ancient natural landscapes, Discovery Parks Karratha is a perfect location and welcomes you to bring your pets along to experience the hidden waterfalls nearby and the Millstream Chichester National Park. Take your pup for a walk and visit the iconic Red Dog statue, who was a loved town pet of Pilbara which contributed to the happiness of many families. Not only can your pet have a great time, but you can also enjoy the famous ocean sunset, 'Staircase to the Moon' which is best seen from March to October. Visit discoveryholidayparks.com.au

3. Hughenden Boutique Hotel, Woollahra in Sydney

This boutique hotel is sure to make your doggo feel right at home. Set in the chic suburb of Woollahra in Sydney's east, Hughenden is a short walking distance to Centennial Park - which pup will very much appreciate. This beautiful boutique hotel welcomes animals with open arms, offering a Doggy Day Spa and dog-walking service. Visit thehughenden.com.au

4. Fairmont Resort, Leura NSW

Did someone say blue skies, green highlands and country landscapes? Fairmont Resort is settled in the stunning stunning Blue Mountains; with panoramic views your furry pal can view from their cosy room. Overlooking the Jamison Valley, your pooch is going to love this charming upper-mountain stay is practically doggy heaven. The pet-friendly room offers a king bed for you and one for your pup, plus a fully fenced-in courtyard so they can stretch their legs outdoors. Visit fairmontresort.com.au/

5. Larmont Hotel, Sydney

Larmont Potts Point hotel is the ultimate city stay for the urban pup. With the hustle and bustle of vibrant city streets, your pupper can enjoy the dog package on offer including a dog welcome letter, a dog menu, some yummy treats, a bed set up and a courtyard room to visit for a little down time. Visit lancemore.com.au

6. Lake Weyba Cottages, Queensland

This Far North Queensland getaway is the ideal place for the whole family to get some RnR - your pup especially. The cottages neighbour a dog-walking beach, where they can spend a little time by the ocean getting their paws sandy. The adorable lakefront cottages even feature a wood-fire for those cool nights, ensuring your little mate is always warm. Visit lakeweybacottages.com

7. Quest Flemington Apartment Hotels, Melbourne

On your marks, get set, GO! Quest Flemington is situated next to Flemington Racecourse and the Melbourne Showgrounds, with free WiFi so that you can document their stay with an Instagram picture. Just a 15-minute drive from Tullamarine Airport, the Quest Flemington is your number-one stopover after a long domestic flight into Melbourne. Visit questapartments.com.au.

8. Beachside Prevelly Villas, Margaret River Western Australia

When staying at Beachside Preverly Villas, your pet will feel all the surfer vibes. With just a 6-minute walk to the beach, your pooch pal can feel the ocean breeze weaving through their fur. These spacious beachside holiday homes are located on the coast of the Margaret River Wine Region, for a fine wine experience with your furry friend. Visit prevellyvillas.com.au