Most of us are in planning mode for getaways for the upcoming holidays and have the whole gang ready to go - including our well-loved doggo or cat. To help you plan the purrfect pawliday with your pet, here's a list of the best pet-friendly accommodation on the South Coast!
1. Hawkesnest Luxury Villas (Jervis Bay)
Our first pick for pet-friendly accommodation on the South Coast would be the Hawkesnest luxury villas in Huskisson. If you’re looking for comfort, space, and convenience, one of Hawkesnest's five luxurious villas would be a great choice. The villas fit up to 6 guests comfortably, and your doggo (or cat!) will have plenty of room to play around on. The reviews rave about the villas being spotlessly clean and cosy, too.
If you’re the type to prefer to walk around, these villas are centrally located near the beach, shops, and cafes, so there’s no need to drive around, really.
Fits: Up to 6 guests | 2 bedrooms, 1 bath
Price: From $325/night (2-night minimum stay)
Location: Huskisson, Shoalhaven, NSW Australia
Things to do around the area: Try Boom Netting in Jervis Bay where you’ll be gently towed around in a boat the bay while resident bottlenose dolphins of the bay swim alongside you!
2. Hayes Beach House (Jervis Bay)
Picture this- a beach house that’s only a 4-minute walk from the world-famous white sands of Jervis Bay.
A classic beach house with light-filled interiors and glass windows allowing the soft, gentle sea breeze to fill the house, you’ll find yourself with a drink (or two) in hand in one of the hammock chairs, or the massive back deck. There’s plenty of space to move around, and your pet will surely enjoy exploring around and taking naps in the cosiest spots around the house.
This property has been awarded multiple times as a Pet Friendly award-winning property and has been called the #1 beach house on Stayz.
Fits: Up to 8 guests | 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
Price: From $300/night (2 night minimum stay)
Location: Along Callala Beach, Shoalhaven, NSW Australia
What to do in Jervis Bay?
Since you’re already at the heart of Jervis bay, try doing the Dolphin Eco Tour Cruise where you’ll see hundreds of bottlenose dolphins play and race on the boat's bow! Or maybe, try boom netting with the kids or your mates! Jump in the net and get gently dragged across the water so you can come up and close to the marine life.
3. The Loft at Sharkies Beach (Wollongong)
A loft - an open plan studio looking into the ocean that's just a few steps away from the beautiful shore of Sharkies beach.
This place has been described as a little piece of heaven because of its location, incredible view, and all the activities you can do around the area. You can easily take your pet for a walk to some rock pools in the area, or do early morning beach walks you'll both love! In the afternoons, you could spend your day surfing or snorkelling.
Fits: Up to 3 guests | 2 bedrooms, 1 bath
Price: From $360/night (2-night minimum stay)
Location: Coledale, Wollongong, NSW Australia
What to do in Wollongong?
Go big and do an experience of a lifetime - the Tandem Skydiving Experience is a favourite activity in the area! You won’t regret it we’re sure! Or see the sights from above with a 15-minute scenic heli ride over the coastline and the dividing range. You may even be able to spot whales and dolphins from above.
If heights aren't your thing, get chauffeured around like a star with your own private driver with this charter. Check out the local wineries, have a boozy lunch or simply kick up your legs and see all the sights - from Sea Cliff Bridge to Berry!
4. Kiama's Secret Cottage with Private Ocean and Lighthouse Views (Kiama)
Also fondly called “Red Cedar”, the house is distinctly composed of red cedar wood. Strong ceiling beams, an open-interior design, a generous gourmet kitchen, four good-sized bedrooms,and four bathrooms - plus, the house has two separate living areas and a backyard courtyard very well-suited for dogs running around, children playing, or entertaining more guests!
This perfect family-friendly and pet-friendly residence is located conveniently near Kiama’s town centre so it’s only a short walk to local cafes, shops, and everything else you may need.
Fits: Up to 8 | 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
Price: From $570/night (2-night minimum stay)
Location: Kiama, Wollongong, NSW Australia
What to do in Kiama?
Take the kids out to Illawarra Fly Treetops Walk just less than an hour drive from the property. They’ll enjoy the experience on the unique walkway (one of only 4 steel walkway canopies in the world!) and the views from up above.
If you're with the mates, grab a friend and do the 15-minute scenic flight taking off from Shellharbour where you'll fly over the ocean coastline and mountain ridgelines.
5. South Coast Retreat (Nowra)
Pet, people, and eco-friendly is how to best describe South Coast Retreat, this is beautiful waterfront accommodation that sits across over an acre of landscaped grounds.
They pride themselves on following practices that are eco-friendly, such as reducing, reusing, and recycling - making sure that they minimise both guests’ and their own environmental impact.
They have multiple options from studio cabins, safari tents to two-bedroom waterfront cabins so there is really something from everyone. For them, everyone is welcome - from furry friends to couples to big groups of family and friends.
Fits: Up to 5 | 3 bedrooms, 2 baths (Waterfront Three Bedroom House)
Price: From $155/night (Studio Cabin)
Location: Greenwell Point, Nowra, NSW Australia
What to do in Nowra?
Go on a 2.5-hour adrenaline adventure and do the Treetop and Zipline Adventure in Nowra and choose between 7 varying climbing challenges from 2m courses to 25m courses (or do them all!)
Other things to do around the area - Bateman's Bay
Oyster Tasting Kayaking Tour
Go on a unique experience of eating oysters fresh from the water while sitting in your kayak, and stop by at a local oyster farm and learn how fishermen breed this marine delicacy we all love!
Pizza Paddle Sunset Kayak Tour
Well, picture this.. Padding through the sunset under a beautiful sky at Batemans Bay while eating a pizza from the award-winning local pizzeria -Sams Pizzeria whilst on your kayak!
Plus, see prawns and fish in the Clyde River National Park, as the stars and moon rise over your kayak!
Glass Bottom Kayak Tour in Cullendulla Sanctuary
Spot stingrays and other unique fish below your glass-bottom kayak as you glide through the tranquil waters of the Batemans Marine Park.
If you're looking for a peaceful, relaxing weekend activity that will allow you to connect with nature, this one's the thing to do.
Looking for other fun spots where you can take your furry friend along? Read about Hunter Valley Wineries that you can bring your best furry friend to!
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