We are writing this guide for pet friendly road trips Tasmania for people that need dog friendly holiday idea’s in TAS.
As we write this section of our guide Tasmania is just starting to reopen its borders to some mainland states, after being completely closed to the mainland for some time.
Tasmania is the only State or Territory in Australia that has conditions regarding bringing your dog onto the island.
The reason for this is that Tasmania is the only State that is free of Hydatids; a tapeworm that can also affect humans.
As a result, all dogs entering Tasmania must be free of the disease.
Pet friendly road trips Tasmania
Hobart & wider surrounds
City View Motel – Montagu Bay (Hobart)
Situated on the east side of the river between the Airport and Hobart CBD this motel is close to the sights and sounds of Hobart and transport links for your road trip.
Here is a link to their current detailed pet policy: http://www.cityviewmotel.com.au/pet-friendly/
This property is an Aussie-style 3-star hotel and includes free WIFI.
There pet friendly rooms have an extra charge and must be booked directly with the property. There is a dog walk park opposite.
PH: 03 6243 8388
Bookings online through http://www.cityviewmotel.com.au/
30 Tasman Highway, Montagu Bay, TAS 7018
River Front Estate – Huonville
Situated 38KM south of Hobart, Huonville is a town on the Huon River.
It makes a great base if you are wanting your road trip to go to the far south of Tasmania.
This historical homestead was built in the late 1800’s and is still owned by members of the original family who lived there.
It is fully equipped and consists of 3-bedrooms and 1-bathroom.
The do have broadband internet and TV (Cable and Satellite). It is a no smoking property.
Pets are welcome.
PH: 0419 327 170 (Roger Lowe)
Bookings online through https://www.riverfrontestate.com.au/
12 Short St, Huonville TAS 7109
Launceston & wider surrounds
Glencoe Country Bed & Breakfast – Barrington (SW of Devonport)
Around 21KM SW of Devonport is the small town of Barrington; when we say small, the population was around 200 at the last Census.
The area is rich in native flora and fauna, offering gorgeous views of the landscape.
They are pet friendly and you should discuss this prior to making your booking.
If approved, small house-trained pets are allowed in the rooms.
There is a fenced yard for dogs.
Care is needed when driving on the property due to pets and farm animals.
PH: 03 6349 1444 or 0437 891 066
Bookings online through https://www.glencoecountry.com.au/
1468 Sheffield Road, Barrington, TAS 7306
Elm Trees Accommodation – Ross
Adjacent to the Macquarie River, the small historic town of Ross is situated around 78KM south of Launceston and 118KM north of Hobart.
There are many registered historic building and structures in the area, including the convict-built bridge over the river.
Elm Trees is pet friendly subject to application and availability.
They offer a beautifully appointed 2-bedroom suite; ideal for a family or two couples travelling together.
PH: 03 6381 5340 or 0407 691 234
Book online through https://www.elmtreesaccommodation.com.au/
27 Badajos Street, Ross, TAS 7209
North West and West Coast
The Waterfront – Wynyard
Situated on the NW coast of Tasmania, around 17KM from Burnie is the small rural town of Wynyard.
Prominent on the ocean front is the flat-topped Table Cape.
Depending on what time of the year you are travelling you will be awestruck by the millions of Tulip flowers in bloom during Spring.
They are a major industry, with blooms shipped throughout Australia and overseas.
The Waterfront offers two dog friendly rooms, subject to application and availability.
Here is a link to their current conditions; https://waterfrontwynyard.com/about/pet-friendly-rooms/
PH: 03 6442 2351
Bookings online through https://waterfrontwynyard.com/
1 Goldie Street, Wynyard TAS 7325
Mountain View Motel – Queenstown
The town of Queenstown has a long history in mining both Gold and Copper.
It has left the area looking like a moonscape as a result.
It is the largest town in the western region of Tasmania.
Mountain View Motel is an Aussie-style 2-star motel.
It is dog friendly and we would highly recommend getting your application approved prior to booking.
PH: 03 6471 1163
Bookings by phone using the above number
1 Penghana Rd, Queenstown, TAS 7467
Dog friendly holiday ideas Tasmania
Hobart & wider surrounds
Werndee – Mount Stuart (Hobart)
Mount Stuart is a suburb of Hobart close to the city and the Botanical Gardens.
Werndee is a federation style mansion offering a number of different accommodation options.
Of these, 2-styles are available as pet friendly; Griffon (a 2-bedroom ground floor apartment) and Wren Cottage.
Applications would need to be made prior to booking.
PH: 03 6228.3844
MOB 1: 0432 444 907
MOB 2: 0428 283 844
Bookings by email to or online through http://www.werndee.com.au/
1 Mortimer Ave, Mount Stuart, TAS 7000
Coalmines Escape – Saltwater River (near Port Arthur)
Coalmines Escape is dog friendly, subject to prior approval and availability.
It is a newly built 4-bedroom house, set on 5-acres with its own private beach, which is the ideal scenic settings for pet friendly road trips Tasmania.
The pictures online are fantastic.
It is a great base while you explore the Convict Trail as well as the UNESCO World Heritage listed Port Arthur and Coal Mines.
The area has so many other beaches and natural wonders to explore.
PH: 0417 128 942
Book online through http://coalminesescape.com.au/index.html
72 Coal Mine Rd, Saltwater River, TAS 7186
Launceston & wider surrounds
Roosters Rest – Port Sorell
Port Sorell is a town on Tasmanias north west coast, around 20KM from Devonport.
The area is great for fishing, or enjoying the lovely white sand beaches.
For foodies, there are lots of farmgate sales, orchards, a chocolate factory, vineyards, cafés and restaurants to explore and enjoy.
Roosters Rest is surrounded by lovely gardens and bushland setting on the outskirts of Port Sorell.
Welsumer Lodge is their dog friendly accommodation option, subject to prior approval and availability.
PH: 03 6428 7833 or 0437 777 714 (Vicki Shakoff)
Book by email to or online through http://www.roostersrest.com.au/index.html
56 Browns Road, Port Sorell, TAS 7307
Drumreagh B&B and Farmstay – Deloraine
Deloraine is situated in the central north, around 50KM west of Launceston and 52KM south of Devonport.
The Meander River flows through the town, adding natural beauty to a town that also has a heritage-listed streetscape. A picture postcard spot.
Drumreagh B&B and Farmstay is only 2.5KM outside of town, has many different farm animals as well as the natural fauna that they share the property with. This is the perfect spot for pet friendly road trips Tasmania.
Accommodation is a 2-bedroom annex or in one of the 2 cabins.
You will need to discuss your requirements for your dog prior to booking.
PH: 03 6362 4492 or MOB: 0407 084 988 (Glenys Sheppard)
Bookings on the phone number above or online through http://www.drumreagh.com.au/
175 River Rd, Deloraine TAS 7304
North West and West Coast
Zeehan Bush Camp – West Coast
Zeehan is a west coast town, north of Strahan and Queenstown and around 139KM SW of Burnie.
There is mine history through the town and the valleys surrounding it.
In its heyday it was nicknamed “Silver City”.
The Zeehan Bush Camp is small, and consists of Cabin, Glamping and Camping options.
They are pet friendly however, you will need to contact them prior to making any booking.
PH: 03 6471 6633
Bookings by the phone number above.
1 Hurst St, Zeehan TAS 7469
Kerrellie Cottages – Strahan
This laid-back town makes and ideal base while you explore the Tasmanian wilderness.
Your hosts Kerry and Kellie have 4 different properties around the town; all are pet friendly.
One cottage is an old Church conversion, another is the former Police Superintendents 2-bedroom cottage and the 1-bedroom Sir John Cottage.
At the time of writing the 1-bedroom Henty cottage was closed for renovations.
What a great opportunity to stay in such historical properties.
PH: 03 6471 7072 or MOB: 0488 199 529 (Kerry and Kellie)
6 Reid Street, Strahan, Tasmania 7467 (for checking in)
Pet friendly resorts Tasmania
Despite extensive research that included in-depth investigation through all Tasmanian online marketing we could find no resorts at all in Tasman that are dog friendly.
There are some lovely resorts in stunning locations in Tasmania. In fairness, most of properties are in or bordering National Parks and World Heritage sites, so the actual decision regarding “no dogs allowed” is not a decision made by the individual properties.
However, there are so many other types of properties that are dog friendly; we will continue on with our journey to highlight as many as possible for you.