Thanks for dropping by to read this article on dog friendly road trips Victoria.
Be realistic on how far you can travel when planning and booking your dog friendly accommodation in Victoria.
The state may be smaller than some in terms or area, but Melbourne now matches Sydney on population and that means a lot of traffic on the roads.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hindered that initiative. Unfortunately, Victoria has been very severely hit compared to other states and they will need more help from us all when some greater normality returns.
We have seen border closures, suburbs in lockdown, closed businesses, parks closed, flight and travel restrictions, that have all impacted beyond the health and economic causes.
The State has many regions due to its size and terrain, so rather than use the established regions we have grouped them together to make areas that could be destination with a greater number of places to visit and stay.
Pet friendly road trips VIC
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Gippsland & High Country
Wombat Valley Cabins – Briagolong
Briagolong is a 15minute drive from Wombat Valley; your nearest town for supplies, fuel, local pub and restaurant.
It is an around 3-hour drive from Melbourne and backs onto the Dargo State Forest.
Although it is an easy drive and access to the property, there are also some great 4×4 tracks in the area if you like to explore off road.
The cabins are built in an early-settlers style and each one has a log fireplace, well equipped kitchen including a gas fridge with gas stove and lighting to add to that rustic charm.
They are a dog friendly property and are permitted in the cabins or in kennels away from the cabins.
PH: 03 5145 5513 or 0418 653 322
275 Link Road, Briagolong, VIC 3860
One Tree Hill – Hazel Park (via Toora)
The location of this stylish and luxurious retreat is awesome and would add that something extra to any road trip for up to 18 people.
The property is perched on the top of a grassy hill with amazing views of Bass Strait, Corner Inlet, South Gippsland grazing country, Strzelecki Ranges and the Wilsons Promontory.
The property has 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, 2-TV’s, laundry with washer and dryer, wood heater and reverse cycle A/C. All beds are fitted with electric blankets for cooler weather.
It is no smoking on the property.
Dogs are permitted and we would suggest you seek approval for your dog prior to booking.
PH: 0417 332 413 (John Lockie)
Bookings online through http://www.onetreehill360.com.au/#intro
Agnes River Road, Hazel Park via Toora, VIC 3962
Melbourne & beyond
(includes Daylesford & Macedon Ranges, Yarra Valley & Dandenongs, Mornington Peninsula & Phillip Island)
Leddicott Cottage – Olinda (Dandenong Ranges)
The Leddicott Cottage and Woodland Gardens is located a 5-minute walk away from Olinda, a beautiful village in the Dandenong Ranges.
The village has boutique shops, pubs and restaurants for when you are not soaking in the scenery.
The self-contained cottage does have a wood-fired pot belly and clawfoot bath for those cold and romantic nights. This is one of the most popular dog friendly road trips Victoria spots.
They are dog friendly and here is a fantastic link to various sights and places to visit with your dog during your stay; https://leddicott.com.au/dogfriendly/
PH: 0400 628 379
Bookings online through https://leddicott.com.au/
11 Cards Lane, Olinda, VIC 3788
Blue Moon Cottages – Rye (Mornington Peninsula)
One of the big attractions in Rye are the local thermal springs and that includes a bath house and health spa if you are looking to treat yourself while traveling.
At Blue Moon Cottages there are 2 cottages here that are pet friendly; they even supply dog bowls and towels and a kennel can be arranged on request.
Here is a link to their current dog policy including facilities and activities for your dog; https://www.bluemooncottages.com.au/pets/
“Holiday cottages Victoria dog friendly” was what our readers asked for and finding this property on the very popular Mornington Peninsular deserves to be on our list for the best dog friendly road trips Victoria.
PH: 0468 395 085 or 0417 348 334
Book online through
12 Blakiston Grove, Rye, VIC 3941
Geelong, The Bellarine, Great Ocean Road & The Grampians
Bells by the Beach – Bellarine Peninsula area
Ocean Grove is a fast-growing town on the Bellarine Peninsula, with fantastic beaches, fishing, golf courses, walking trails and wineries.
Bells by the Beach is dog friendly all year round.
Pets can stay inside and they are supplied with bedding, bowls and a pet treat.
You need to be familiar with the booking conditions, including pet policy at the following link; https://bellsbythebeach.com.au/
You will notice there is a separate office address and you should deal through there in the first instance.
PH: 03 5255 3839 or 0403 221 737
Bookings by email at or online through https://bellsbythebeach.com.au/bookings-availability/
Office only at 41 Curzon Drive, Ocean Grove, VIC 3226
Bells by the Beach address, 24 Roditis Drive, Ocean Grove, VIC 3226
BIG4 Warrnambool Figtree Holiday Park
Warrnambool area has a lot on offer from whale watching, Middle Island famous for its penguins, waterfalls, galleries, museums and much more.
The Figtree Holiday Park is close to town, has a swimming pool, laundry, tennis court, games room, BBQ’s and a guest lounge.
Aside from camping and caravan sites they do have some pet friendly cabins, subject to availability, which makes this a top spot for Dog friendly road trips Victoria
PH: 03 5561 1233 or 1800 611 233
Bookings online through https://www.big4.com.au/caravan-parks/vic/great-ocean-road/warrnambool-figtree-holiday-park
33 Lava St, Warrnambool, VIC 3280
The Gold Fields & The Murray
If your holiday need is to be close to water and you require pet friendly accommodation The Murray has some great options; including this one outside of the norm.
How about a holiday on a dog-friendly houseboat cruising the Murray River? Up to 2-dogs are permitted on the designated dog friendly boats, depending on availability.
We have included the address for the Mildura boat moorings and they also have moorings at Buronga in NSW.
Both mooring sites have car parks where you can leave your car safely while boating.
There are 5 houseboats in their fleet that are dog friendly, ranging from a 2-berth up to a 12-berth boat depending on your needs.
Here is a link to the fleet page and you will also find their terms and conditions on their website; https://www.mildurahouseboats.com.au/pet-friendly-houseboats/
PH: 03 5024 7770 or 1800 800 842
Bookings online through https://www.mildurahouseboats.com.au/
91 Etiwanda Avenue, Mildura, VIC 3500
Albion Hotel and Motel – Castlemaine
This is a 3-star typical Aussie Hotel/Motel, located in Castlemaine.
It is quite suitable if you are on a budget and not after all the frills of more expensive resorts, hotels or cabins, and want something up from camping or caravanning.
As well as the pub they have an inhouse restaurant as well as free parking’ laundry facilities and WIFI in the lobby.
They are dog friendly, with specific rooms allocated subject to availability.
There is an additional fee for dogs and we would recommend contacting them before making your booking.
PH: 03 5472 1292
Bookings by phone or all major booking platforms.
152 Duke Street, Castlemaine, VIC 3450
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