Finding suitable properties in dog friendly resorts South Australia for this section is difficult in many states as what most people deem as a resort tends to be more holiday oriented and usually in major tourist destinations.
There have been instances in this guide where we have left this section blank rather than include a property just for the sake of having something there.
However, with South Australia there are many different types of properties such as lovely B&B’s, farm stays, cottages etc. that they foster a great place to chill out and put your feet up and that can be something regarded as a tranquil resort for some.
Here are a few properties that offer that something a bit different.
South Australia is a massive state, the majority of the population lives close the the sea, though due to the size and terrain of the state, we have grouped some of them together to make areas that could be popular destination you can travel to on a straight path from A to B.
Pet Friendly Resort SA
Here are our ideas for 12 dog friendly resorts within South Australia:
- Pet friendly resorts Limestone Coast
- Pet friendly resorts Murray Lands
- Pet friendly resorts Fleurieur Peninsula
- Pet friendly resorts Kangaroo Island
- Pet friendly resorts Yorke Peninsula
- Pet friendly resorts Riverland
- Pet friendly resorts Adelaide Hills
- Pet friendly resorts Clare Valley
- Pet friendly resorts Barossa
- Pet friendly resorts Flinders Ranges
A detailed look at 10 dog-friendly holiday ideas
Dog Friendly Resorts SA
Limestone Coast, Murray Lands dog friendly weekend getaways, & Riverland dog friendly resorts
Pet Friendly Cottages – Worrolong (near Mt Gambier)
Worrolong is a semi-rural locality on the outskirts of Mt Gambier.
We have chosen this property as being like a resort from a dog’s perspective.
There is 5-acres of land to enjoy, 2 cottages for accommodation (1 x 1-bedroom & 1 x 2-bedroom) that well-trained dogs are able to come inside, or enjoy outside in their secured yards.
It is a small working farm; other animals will be around.
The cottages are self-contained, right down to BBQ’s, wood fires and even spa baths.
PH: 08 8725 1743 or MOB: 0419 806 842
Book online through https://petfriendlycottages.com.au/
17 Kavanagh Road, Worrolong, SA 5291
Adelaide Road Motor Lodge – Murray Bridge (Murraylands)
The city of Murray Bridges surrounds an agricultural area, known for its cereal crops, chickens, dairy, pigs and vegetables.
It is a rapidly growing area, thanks in part to being only 80KM west to Adelaide.
This Motor Lodge does offer pet friendly accommodation subject to managers approval and availability.
You will need to get your dog approved prior to booking.
All rooms are ground floor, there is on-site parking, they have free WIFI and a solar-heated swimming pool as well as a coin-operated laundry.
They have a charge-back facility for meals at the local Murray Bridge Hotel.
PH: 08 8532 1144
Bookings online through http://www.adelaiderdmotorlodge.com/
212 Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge, SA 5253
Waikere Holiday Park – Riverland region
Waikere is a rural town on the south bank of the Murray River.
There are so many things to do in the area from exploring the countryside, bird watching, houseboat cruises, food and wine trail and the amazing Silo Art.
It is around 173KM NE of Adelaide.
This holiday park has powered sites that are pet friendly as is 1 cabin set off, with a fenced off dog area; subject to availability.
Aside from the usual holiday park facilities there is also an inground swimming pool as well as amazing view across the Murray River.
PH: 08 8541 2651
Bookings online through https://waikerieholidaypark.com.au/
44 Peake Terrace, Waikerie, SA 5330
Adelaide dog friendly weekend getaways & beyond (includes Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula, & Kangaroo Island)
Adelaide Inn – North Adelaide
North Adelaide offers travelers so much to occupy them; convenience to the CBD of course, and proximity to the Botanic Gardens, Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide Oval Stadium as well as great restaurants and boutiques.
The Adelaide Inn is pet friendly with a number of dedicated courtyard rooms.
This is subject to application prior to booking; a surcharge will apply. They do supply a water bowl and treats.
It is a luxury property with pool, spa and the Fox restaurant inhouse.
PH: 08 8267 5066
250 Elizabeth Street, North Adelaide, SA 5006
Crafers Cottages – Adelaide Hills
These 3 cottages are dog friendly; 2 cottages are set withing heritage gardens in Crafers and the 3rd cottage is within walking distance of Stirling village.
There may be a bond applicable; it is best to discuss your requirements and availability prior to booking.
PH: 0409 500 068
Book online through http://www.craferscottages.com.au/
36 Piccadilly Road, Crafers, SA 5152
Cape Jervis Holiday Units – Fleurieu Peninsula
Cape Jervis is at the SW tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula and the terminal point for the ferry to and from Kangaroo Island.
Pets are allowed provided approval is given prior to arrival; a quick call prior to booking is your best bet. There are 5 x 2-bedroom units and they are also subject to availability.
PH: 08 8598 0229
12 Flinders Drive, Cape Jervis, SA 5204
Allure Beach Retreat – Pennington Bay (Kangaroo Island)
Over 1/3rd of the island is designated National Park or Conservation area.
There is much rebuilding and regrowth currently following the devastating bush fires in early 2020.
This retreat is about a 20-minute drive from the ferry terminal.
It is a luxury property that is fully self-sufficient and pet friendly.
They have 2-bedrooms and beds for 3, with 1 bathroom.
PH: 0448 222 249
Bookings online through https://www.allurebeachretreat.com.au/
86 Pennington Bay Road, Pennington Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA 5223
Barossa Pet Friendly Resorts, Clare Valley Dog Friendly Resorts, & Yorke Peninsula dog-friendly holiday ideas
Greenock’s Old Telegraph Station – Greenock (Barossa Valley)
Greenock is a small historic village in the NW of the Barossa Valley; situated around 77KM from Adelaide when traveling via Gawler.
This property is a lovely old former Telegraph Station than now operates as a 2-bedroom self-catering B&B.
They are dog friendly; this is a link to their current FAQ’s including current Pet Policy; https://www.oldtelegraphstation.com/frequently-asked-questions/
This is a unique selection for our pick of dog friendly resorts South Australia.
PH: 0429 090 055 (Virginia Armstrong)
Bookings through https://www.oldtelegraphstation.com/
11 Murray Street, Greenock, SA 5360
Clare Valley Cabins – Stanley Flat (Clare Valley)
Stanley Flat is situated around 6KM north of Clare, in the Clare Valley.
Clare Valley Cabins are set on 52-acres, are dog friendly, with your pet being allowed inside the cabins.
The property consists of 8 x 2-bedroom luxury cabins.
Mention your dog when you contact the property direct, prior to making your booking.
PH: 08 8842 1155 or MOB: 0419 487 079 (Erica)
Book direct online through http://clarevalleycabins.com.au/index.php
Hubbe Rd, Stanley Flat, SA 5453
Marion Bay Seaside Apartments – Yorke Peninsula
The small township of Marion Bay is right at the southern tip of the Yorke Peninsula.
It is right next to the Innes National Park, and there are many water-based activities to keep you occupied while on holiday.
These apartments are dog friendly with a choice of 3 x 2-bedroom apartments and 2 x 1-bedroom ground floor apartments.
They request that you include your dog details on the enquiry form page of their website, prior to making your booking, direct with the property.
Although you cannot take your dog into the National Park, there is a dog minding service in town that the property staff can direct you to.
PH: 0429 025 243 (Eamon and Ana)
Bookings online through https://www.marionbayseaside.com.au/
1 Jetty Rd, Marion Bay, SA 5575
Eyre Peninsula, Flinders Ranges dog-friendly holiday ideas & the Outback
Perlubie Sea – Perlubie (Eyre Peninsula)
Perlubie is on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula, around 472KM NW of Adelaide and around 24KM NE of Streaky Bay.
Perlubie Sea is a luxury property consisting of 2 Villas; 1 Black and 1 White built utilizing eco-friendly principles.
They have been oriented on the site to take in the views of Perlubie Beach and nearby Eba Island. The beach is under 100M away too.
The property is dog friendly; you must be able to control them at all times as if approved they are allowed inside the Villa but must be kept off any furniture or bedding.
PH: 0427 549 844 (Trudy)
Book online through https://perlubiesea.com.au/
7 Wharff Dr, Perlubie, SA 5680
Rawnsley Park Station – Flinders Ranges
Rawnsley Park is one of the best dog friendly resorts South Australia, it is a working station that is around a 5-hour drive from Adelaide, whether you have driven via the Barossa Valley, the Clare Valley or from Port Augusta.
The pet friendly options at this station are the caravan sites or 2 x standard cabins that are by Kangaroo Creek.
Let’s face it, at a location like this the “resort” is the show Mother Nature has put on with the stunning scenery along with unique flora and fauna.
We would recommend a discussion about your dog with the staff prior to making your booking.
PH: 08 8648 0700
Bookings online through https://www.rawnsleypark.com.au/
Flinders Ranges Way, Hawker, SA 5434
Mud Hut Motel – Coober Pedy (SA Outback)
Now for something a bit different; this modern equipped motel is constructed using rammed earth.
There are 24 rooms and 4 x 2-bedroom apartments. It is rated as 3.5 stars.
They are dog friendly subject to availability and upon approval of the manager. This must be done prior to making your appointment.
PH: 08 8672 3003 (Judy Harper)
Bookings online through https://mudhutmotel.com.au/
Lot 102 St Nicholas St, Coober Pedy, SA 5723
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