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Pet-Friendly Holiday Places

Summer is only a month away and the sun is already shining (after a few weeks of raining buckets). It's the perfect time for a holiday, whether it's your annual holiday, or you're trying to get away for the first time in a while. A holiday is not a holiday if you're not surrounded by the people you love, including your furry friends. Below we've compiled a masterlist of pet-friendly accommodations from the tip to the bottom of Queensland, including all of the best holiday spots. From the tropical north, to the central coast and right to South-east Queensland — caravan parks and cabins, powered and unpowered tent sites. 

No matter what you're looking for, you can find the perfect holiday for you and your pet in Queensland.  


South-East Coast 

The South-East coast is close to home and packed full of amazing holiday opportunities.

Redcliffe is close by Brisbane city and known for its dog beaches. It's great for people wanting to escape the busy city without straying too far away. If you want to stay close to the beach, you can find pet-friendly airbnbs and homestays for cabins.

The gold coast is an iconic holiday opportunity in Queensland, a hub for beach goers. You and your pet can enjoy the opportunities of the city and stay at BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park in either a cabin or an unpowered/powered site. NRMA's Gold Coast Treasure Island Holiday Park in cabins, ensuite and powered sites.      

Rainbow beach is not too far away from Gympie and a gateway to K'gari (Fraser Island). It is stretches of beautiful beach land and palms, making it the perfect place to relax and reset. BIG4 has two options: Rainbow Beach caravan park with villas and caravan sites. If you'd like to be more in the hub of things and get the best of Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach, you can stay at the holiday park for camp sites, caravan powered sites and studio cabins. 

Central Coast

The central coast includes the regions of Rockhampton, Gladstone and Bundaberg. Hidden along the coastline is Woodgate, a quiet stretch of beach land. It's a hidden gem which breeds the slow, relaxed culture perfect for a regenerative holiday. NRMA's Woodgate Beach Holiday Park with powered slabs and unpowered caravan spots. 

If you prefer a fresh, more settled spread of water for your holiday, you may love Lake Maraboon in Emerald. The lake is a great place to explore the wildlife and take an easy dip in the cool water. When you're ready to return to home base, you can settle in at BIG4's Lake Maraboon Holiday Village

A bit further north is Airlie Beachand the Whitsundays, two beach environments perfect for curious families. There's tropical forestry and a beautiful beach at the Whitsundays to give you the opportunity to try anything. At Airlie Beach, the BIG4 has you sorted with the Tropical Eco Resort, with pet friendly cabins and camping sites. NRMA's Airlie Beach holiday park also has unpowered and powered caravan sites. 

Tropical North

Tropical north Queensland is the place to go if you want to see more than just the coastline. With hotspots like the Daintree Rainforest and the Atherton Tablelands, full of lush vegetation and wildlife. Though you may have to leave your pets back at the park when you're exploring the national parks, to keep native wildlife safe, there's always much to explore with your furry friend. You can find somewhere comfortable to stay with NRMA (their Atherton tablelands park, or the central Cairns holiday park) or with BIG4 (closer to Atherton or an Ingenia coconut resort) all with cabins, caravan sites and camping spaces for you and your pet.

Having a pet is not a reason to avoid a holiday, worrying about leaving them at home or trying to organise someone to feed them and love them while you're absent. However, travelling with a dog can be stressful, too. NRMA has your back with five important tips for travelling with your pet. 

First of all, plan ahead. Make sure you've booked somewhere you and your pet will enjoy staying in. Ensure you've packed all your essentials, including poop bags, water, leash and collar, a soft bed for them to sleep on and, of course, your pets daily Bella and Boots food packs. On the journey, make sure you're keeping your pet securedand also taking regular stops.If you're taking a campervan or caravan, don't forget to give your pet the room to stretch when you arrive. Ensure your pet is well-behaved and on a leash at all times, unless otherwise signed. 

Most importantly, have fun! Holidays are meant to be relaxing, exciting and fun all at once. If you want to take your pet, don't let anything stop you!

Let us help by keeping you stocked up on pet food and pet treats, by ordering online or purchasing our familiar food packs from Renee at The Natural Vet in Forest Glen. 

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