South Australia is an incredible travel destination by anyone’s standards. Spanning arid outback and lush coastline, the natural environment is diverse, distinctive and unspoilt, with wildlife aplenty. Plus, it’s teeming with culture – from Australia’s best wine and produce, to dynamic festivals and events.

We’ve rounded up some top picks when it comes to pet friendly accommodation, so that you, your family and your four-legged friend can all enjoy South Australia’s relaxed pace of life. 

Riverbush Cottages

Riverbush Cottages give you a chance to go off-grid, while enjoying spacious and character-filled accommodation. Situated amongst 38 acres of natural bushland and landscaped gardens, you can stroll down to the riverfront which is only 400m away. There are 4 multi-award winning cottages to choose from. Each is fully self-contained and can comfortably sleep 6 people across 3 bedrooms. Each cottage has undercover parking, gas BBQs and outdoor settings for casual entertaining. 

The cottages are located only 4kms from Berri’s town centre – the perfect place to explore the Riverland region of South Australia. Pets are most welcome and will love the spacious natural surrounds and cozy cottages. You’ll just need to notify staff upon booking, so that you can access the specifically pet-friendly cottages on offer. 

BIG4 Hahndorf Resort

BIG4 Hahndorf Resort has it all – comfort, convenience and a wonderful family-friendly atmosphere. Located only 20 minutes from Adelaide, this pet-friendly accommodation offers the perfect base to explore Hahndorf and Adelaide Hills or simply kick back and relax. The resort is nestled on 13 hectares of bushland, with plenty of picturesque views. 

If you’re looking for something simple, choose from terraced caravan and camping sites which are equipped with power outlets, water, WiFi and grassed areas. You can also make use of the communal camp kitchen. All camping/caravanning sites are dog-friendly (though check before arrival when travelling in peak periods). You can also choose from regular accommodation options that can cater for couples, families and large groups alike. Hahndorf Resort offers contemporary resort rooms, units, cottages and houses for groups up to 10 people.

Robe Lifestyle Properties

Robe Lifestyle Properties offers a wide range of beautifully styled accommodation, located in the gorgeous South-East town of Robe. Catering to couples, families and large groups, you can choose from unique beachfront, historic town centre or hinterland properties. Each property is fully equipped with everything you’ll need for a relaxing stay. Enjoy fully functional kitchens, spacious living areas, patios, balconies and outdoor settings, lush gardens and multiple bedrooms to suit your needs. With 15 pet-friendly accommodation options on offer, Robe Lifestyle Properties is incredibly welcoming when it comes to your four-legged friends. 

The town of Robe boasts beautiful beaches, lovely trails and a fascinating historic township with plenty of cool cafes, restaurants, galleries and shops within walking distance. This makes it an ideal destination to explore with pets and kids alike, as there’s lots of convenient, family-friendly activities on offer. 

The pet-friendly properties include: Windsong, Horizons, Villa Pescatore, Wave point, Honey field, Costa Amore, Bella Vita, Paws and Relax, Salty Joes, The Bush Inn, Isabelle, Calypso and West Wallaloo.

Edithburgh’s Caravan Park

Edithburgh’s Caravan Park is located on the South-Eastern tip of the Yorke Peninsula. With something to suit every taste and budget, you can choose from unpowered and powered camping sites, simple units (sleeping 4) and ensuite and luxury executive cabins with seafront views and spas. Onsite, there are modern amenities, a fully functional camp kitchen and laundry, free electric BBQ, basketball court and wireless internet. You can even keep your caravan stored at Edithburgh, in the Yorke Peninsula’s most secure storage facility. 

It’s perfect for a beach getaway and overlooks one of the best boat ramps on the peninsula. Edithburgh Jetty is a diver’s paradise, ideal for snorkelling and scuba. There’s surf and child-beaches close-by and a tidal swimming pool. If you’re with children, be sure to check out the amazing local playground, complete with quality amenities and ample seating. If you’re feeling like getting out and about, you’ll love the Investigator Strait Shipwreck Trail, the Edithburgh Museum or The Bakehouse Arts and Craft shop. 

Bridgewater B&B

This quaint, pet-friendly B&B is comfortable, convenient and full of charm. There are 3 bedrooms, including a master bedroom with lounge, TV and access to the sunny balcony. Enjoy all the amenities you need for a super easy stay, with a fully functional kitchen that includes dishwasher and coffee machine. The spacious living room is equipped with a fireplace, leather lounges, TV and plenty of board games and the patio provides the perfect space for outdoor entertaining and BBQing. The property is completely pet-friendly, with a secure lawn and garden where your fur-kids can play among the fruit trees and veggie patch. 

Bridgewater offers plenty of opportunities for family and pet-friendly fun. There’s an amazing playground and picnic area bordering Cox Creek, a lovely village pub, several walking trails and a nearby oval for exercising. For adults, there’s the historic Bridgewater Mill and wine bar and multiple wineries between 10 and 20 minutes away. The towns of Aldgate and Stirling are also close-by, filled with cafe, pubs and shops. 

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  1. Michelle Giampaoli

    Some of these Caravan Parks only allow pets outside of these cabins or otherwise you may need to take your own Toledo Dog Trailer. The dog’s owner should enquire first b4 heading off to their destination,just to make sure it is Pet friendly. They might have to pay extra for their pet.