Beautiful Aussie homestays for you and your pet, you’d be barking mad not to book
Research from Booking.com has revealed that one quarter (25%) of travellers plan to choose their next adventure or stay based on how pet-friendly it is. With travel in 2021 becoming a much more appreciated experience given recent events, as well as the huge increase in pet owners (RSPCA noted an increase of 45 per cent in dog adoptions during COVID last year), we know travellers are seeking accommodations to satisfy all their needs - and this means bringing fluffy family members too! Almost a quarter (24%) of even admit that if they aren’t able to bring along their pet it will affect whether they book their accommodation.*
Luke Wilson, Area manager of Booking.com Australia, said “With international travel not an option in 2021, now more than ever is a fantastic opportunity to holiday at home in Australia - whilst taking your pets along for the journey. Our research shows there is an appetite amongst Australians to enjoy holiday experiences with their pets, with nearly a quarter of all travellers locally wanting to bring pets along on their next holiday. With so many pet friendly listings on Booking.com, travellers are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a getaway with their furry or feathered friend."
To help pet owners with a purrrrfect inter-state adventure with their furry friend, Booking.com has pulled together top pet-friendly home stays across Australia that offer a welcoming homely environment for their guests and their precious companions.
NSW: Seaside Paws
When it comes to the perfect pet-friendly stay Seaside Paws in Kingscliff ticks all the boxes. Kingscliff is a coastal town just south of Tweed Heads in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. This beautiful stay is located right near the beach, meaning plenty place for a scenic dog walk and keep both owner and furry friend happy as can be. The holiday home is also only 40km from the popular town of Byron Bay, perfect for an extra adventure during the trip.
NSW: Pet Friendly - Exceptional Beachside Location
This stay quite literally sits right on the beach. Situated in the Hawks Nest neighborhood of Winda Woppa, the Pet Friendly - Exceptional Beachside Location is a fantastic spot for a secluded getaway with your pet. The accommodation is ideal for embracing your inner calm, featuring stunning tranquil sea views and only 2 km from the beautiful Bennetts Beach.
QLD: The Retreat Tamborine Mountain
This stunning stay offers bountiful space for you and your lucky fur baby. Mount Tamborine, were the accommodation is situated, is a town within the locality of Tamborine Mountain in South East Queensland offering a peaceful and picturesque Hinterland experience. The quaint property is well located, only 25km from Nerang and 35km from the Gold Coast.
VIC: Iconic Victorian home overlooking Edinburgh Gardens
This home is perfect for pet owners who love to immerse themselves (and their pet) in the arts. The Iconic Victorian stay is a fantastic dog walking distance (1.9 km) from Melbourne Museum and only 2.6 km from Princess Theatre. The property also has incredible garden views, overlooking the beautiful Edinburgh Gardens.
WA: The White House at Wallcliffe
This stay is great for those looking to experience one of the best locations within Western Australia. The White House at Wallcliffe Farms is nestled on the coast at the mouth of Margaret River in the townsite of Prevelly. The accommodation offers an array of incredible experiences for you and your pet from beautiful scenic walks nearby to a quick 7km trip down to the Margaret River.
*Methodology Travel Trends 2021
Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among a sample of 47,728 respondents across 28 markets (1,997 from USA, 1,987 from Canada, 1,999 from Mexico, 2,003 from Colombia, 1,996 from Brazil, 2,002 from Argentina, 1,994 from Australia, 985 from New Zealand, 1,993 from Spain, 1,993 from Italy, 1,993 from France, 1,984 from UK, 1,989 from Germany, 1,977 from Netherlands, 983 from Denmark, 986 from Sweden, 998 from Croatia, 1,997 from Russia, 999 from Israel, 1,997 from India, 1,992 from China, 991 from Hong Kong, 1,991 from Thailand, 1,977 from Singapore, 998 from Taiwan, 953 from Vietnam, 1,990 from South Korea, 1,987 from Japan). In order to participate in this survey, respondents had to be 18 years of age or older, had to have traveled at least once in the past 12 months and be either the primary decision maker or involved in the decision making of their travel. The survey was taken online and took place in November 2020.