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6 pet-friendly Slow Stays where you can take your fur baby

By January 21, 2021No Comments

If you can’t bear the thought of taking a trip and leaving your tail-wagger at home, we’ve found 6 Aussie Slow Stays that are not only beautiful and cosy, but also pet friendly.

YALLINGUP LODGE GLAMPING

Yallingup, WA

Yallingup Lodge Glamping WA

With the added bonus of being in the same vicinity as a luxury day spa and retreat, this beautiful bell tent on seven acres in Yallingup is a dream for those in need of outdoor rest and rejuvenation. Not only is the tent accommodation pet friendly, your hosts will give you access to home-cooked breakfast options, spa treatments, and pool, so you won’t miss out on any luxuries while you camp with your pooch.

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TROVE STUDIO

Tanawha, QLD

Trove Studio Pet Friendly

This flat-roofed studio in Tanawha on the Sunshine Coast is not only filled with artwork and worldly treasures, but welcomes your pet to enjoy the colourful scenery, too. Set on a large property between the beach and hinterland, enjoy the magic of the outdoors with a hanging swing, fire-pit and a large scale mural by Sunshine Coast artist, Alison Mooney.

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HILLVIEW DAIRY

Tallebudgera, QLD

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Fitted out with high-end finishes such as a Smeg fridge, coffee machine, outdoor bathtub and wine barrel-style plunge pool, this dog-friendly cottage is flanked by mountains in Currumbin Valley – aka the green behind the Gold Coast. Cosy up by the fire with your fur baby, or take a trip to one of the coast’s beaches to burn off that excitable energy.

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MILKWOOD BARN

Broughton Vale, NSW

Just five minutes out of Berry, this private, pet-friendly oasis is set amongst a sea of lush green fields offering the ultimate place for a yard-bound dog to explore. Housing up to seven guests, Milkwood Barn is impeccably decorated with enough room for the whole family to slow down and reconnect.

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NULLA NULLA BLACKSMITH’S FARM

Bellbrook, NSW

This chemical-free property in the Macleay River Valley is a beautifully renovated horseman’s bunkhouse, built from one of the massive red cedars that once proliferated here. With your four-legged friend by your side you can hang in the double hammock by the creek, bathe in the clawfoot bath, or curl up by the log fire. Order fresh chemical-free food hampers or pick a few things from the market garden and orchard for a picnic perfect for you and your pup.

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LIPTRAP LOFT

Tarwin Lower, VIC

If you and your furry friend are in need of a little alone time, Liptrap Loft on its five-acre property with no neighbours could be just what the vet ordered. With the area’s rugged coastline and stunning secluded beaches, you’ll feel like you’ve been plopped in the middle of a bygone era. Drink in the scent of eucalyptus as you admire the local echidnas, wallabies, kangaroos and other wildlife. A perfect place to get back to nature.

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Like what you see? Find more slow and sustainable accommodation in our Slow Stays directory.

Katie Gannon

Katie Gannon

Life Unhurried co-founder, Katie Gannon, has long sung from a sustainable song sheet having created and run her own successful indie fashion label, Mother Maria, before transitioning to graphic and web design. She now puts her stamp on tourism content and sustainability campaigns for clients such as City of Sydney (when she's not walking her two dachshunds, Ruby and Rafa).