The Gippsland region of Victoria is known for it’s incredible natural beauty. From unspoilt, spectacular coastlines, snowfields, rolling hills and expansive forests, it is vast and diverse. Enjoy national park walks, sighting local wildlife and the array of vineyards, local produce eateries, dairies and farm stays. Gippsland offers plenty of pet-friendly accommodation, dining, parks and beaches. Here’s a little taster of what the region has to offer.

Country House Retreat

Country House Retreat combines all the charm of a farm stay, with a little bit of luxury. Perfect for large families or groups, it comfortably sleeps 10 with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and spacious living areas. Country House Retreat has a large entertainment deck where you can enjoy a wood-fire pizza oven, outdoor heated spa, and hammocks where you can kick back to views of surrounding farm land and a good book. It also has a cosy log fire for cooler months, and that 55 inch HD TV will no doubt beckon you too!

The property is in a very accessible location, surrounded by the countryside in the small hamlet of Nungurner. It is situated just 15 minutes from Lakes Entrance and 10 minutes from Metung. Clean, flea-free pets are allowed indoors and there is an enclosed dog run adjacent to the home. You can be assured of the safety of your pets and children as the large yard is securely fenced.

Tyntynder Garden Cottage

Tyntyner Garden Cottages are a perfect base from which to explore the township of Bright. The pet-friendly accommodation is made up of 2x private cottages. Each cottage has two bedrooms and can comfortably sleep 4 people. They are fully self-contained, with linen provided. Enjoy entertaining with your own outdoor setting, BBQ and private garden or recline on the lounge with a cozy wood fire burning. These cottages are situated only 100 metres from the Ovens River and feel secluded and peaceful, while still being a short walk to town. 

Tyntyner Garden Cottages welcome your pets. Dog toys, bowls, dog towels and poo bags are provided (BYO bedding). The yard is fully fenced and your dogs will love taking a long leash-free walk or swim in the river. 

Anchorage Holiday Units

Anchorage Holiday Units are a family-run business located near Lakes Entrance in the Gippsland region. The recently renovated units comfortably sleep up to 6 people and have two bedrooms apiece. They have all the amenities you need for an easy and relaxing stay including electric blankets, linen, air-con and TV/DVD player. Your family will love making use of the fantastic outdoor covered BBQ area, the solar-heated pool and children’s play equipment. 

While the accommodation is situated in a private area where you can enjoy peace and quiet, it’s only a short distance to the township of Lakes Entrance. There’s plenty of recreational activities on offer, including winery tours, squash, tennis and golf, boating and water-skiing. You’re also only a short drive from tourist hot-spots like Metung, Paynesville and the Buchan Caves. Your pets are more than welcome at Anchorage Holiday Units, both inside and outside your units.

Best Friend Holiday Retreat

This dog-friendly holiday park offers boutique cabin accommodation, camping and caravan sites. Located in Tarra Valley, 2.5 hours east of Melbourne, it’s the perfect place to go off-grid with family, friends and fur-babies. There’s something to suit everyone – self-contained budget cabins with BBQ decking, powered and unpowered sites with camp kitchen facilities and deluxe cabins with queen size beds, satellite TV, private outdoor decking and a secure grassed area. Enjoy relaxing in the park, or head out to explore the cool temperature rainforest of Tarra-Bulga National Park, with an all-year-round waterfall and a natural rock-formed swimming pool. Best Friend Holiday Retreat is all about those slow holiday experiences; toast marshmallows on your private campfire, scope out the friendly resident koalas, pick seasonal organic fruit or fish for trout and freshwater cray. 

Best of all, this holiday park prioritises your four-legged friends. Every site is individually fenced to ensure your pet’s safety and there are 6 individual off-leash areas throughout the site, with secure fencing and double gate entrances. There’s plenty of dog-friendly play equipment, drinking spots, tethering places and the exclusive Giant Dog Ball Run. The deluxe cabin accommodation even boasts doggie bedrooms and there’s luxe kennels and a doggie hydrobath hut on site so they can get spoilt rotten too!

BIG 4 Traralgon Park Lane Holiday Park

BIG4 Traralgon Park Lane Holiday Park is a fantastic choice for pet and family-friendly accommodation. Voted the best holiday park within the Latrobe Valley region, the park is well-maintained, spacious and set over six acres of tastefully landscaped grounds. Accommodation options range from self-contained luxury villas to drive-thru powered sites with a choice of ensuite or public amenities, so there is something to suit all budgets and needs. There’s a spacious swimming pool, an adventure ropes course, gym, plenty of BBQ areas and a high-quality function centre. 

With plenty of play areas available for kids like our Parky’s Fun Park facilities, putt-putt and laser tag, there is on-site entertainment that will keep them going for hours. Your pets are more than welcome on-site, with off-leash areas and secure fencing.

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