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
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.
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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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.
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.
NULLA NULLA BLACKSMITH’S FARM
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.
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.