Planning a delicious mid-year break, with friends, family and your four-legged pal? We’ve rustled up some of Victoria’s p’awesome accommodations, that’s cozy, quaint and 100% pet-friendly. Read on for some of our favourites.

King Parrot Cottages and Event Centre

Escape the ordinary and experience the extraordinary at King Parrot Cottages and Event Centre– your pet-friendly haven nestled in the heart of the stunning Otway Ranges.

Consisting of five cottages, lodge, hall and campground, King Parrot is a popular destination for romantic getaways, family holidays and large family celebrations. The architecturally designed accommodation is fully self-contained, ranging in size from single to four bedrooms, accommodating between two and fourteen people. Each offers superior comfort, stylish, rustic character, and privacy with stunning views of the surrounding hills and bushland. With modern amenities, a barbeque, fireplace, and deluxe bedding in each cottage, a comfortable stay is assured whatever the season.

Rich River Tourist Park, Echuca

Located in the historic port town of Echua, Rich River Tourist Park offers beautiful scenery, excellent facilities and a relaxed charm. Plus, the iconic, mighty Murray River is right on your doorstep, with a boat ramp and sandy beach only 350m from the park!

Rich River Tourist Park welcomes dogs and all their ensuite-powered and unpowered camping/caravan sites are pet-friendly. If you’re travelling with guests who have other requirements, there’s also self-contained standard and deluxe cabins available. There’s even a leash-free area and dog wash available for when your fur-baby runs amuck.

Johanna Seaside

Johanna Seaside is the perfect spot for a seaside and countryside escape, situated in the heart of the Great Ocean Road between Apollo Bay and Port Campbell.

You have a choice of four houses in the sand dunes, a five-bedroom luxury entertainer home, or a classic Farmhouse.

All accommodation options include wood fires, fully equipped kitchens, linen, and access to the indoor heated swimming pool, chickens for fresh eggs, and a veggie garden.

There are plenty of private bush walks to explore on the property, and you can visit Johanna Beach for a walk and some beach time. (Pets must be on a lead at the beach)

Alpine Valley Getaways

Bright is a stunning mountain town located in the valleys of the North East Victorian High Country. The valley bursts with vibrant colors as the seasons change.

Offering picturesque views at every turn, it’s an ideal retreat for you and your dog. Whether you want to unwind with a warm cup of coffee, pamper your pup with a “puppuchino,” soak in the scenery, or take a leisurely walk with your four-legged friend through town or the surrounding bushland, Alpine Valley Getaways offers over 40 pet-friendly properties with all the amenities you need for your Bright getaway.

The location is also perfect for visiting Mount Hotham and the Alpine National Park.

Must Love Dogs B&B and Cottage, Rutherglen

The 2014 winner of top 25 B&Bs in Australia, Must Love Dogs B&B is a pet-friendly accommodation located within the North East wine region of Rutherglen. Your fur-babies are 100% welcome, with large and small dogs allowed inside, fences to ensure security and homemade treats.

Charlie and Chris are even self-confessed specialists when it comes to custom-made dog coats, simply notify them of your needs on arrival!

Two suites are available and have been restored to their former glory, featuring secure shaded gardens where you can feel confident that your pet can explore safely. You can also kick back and relax in the heated pool or spa.

If you take out a picnic hamper on request, prepare for the finest local Rutherglen produce from local cheese, home-cooked meats, local pickles, salad and fruit to crusty bread rolls and crackers. Personal attention is a guarantee when it comes to the Must Love Dogs B&B and Cottage – and that goes for your pet too.

There’s plenty to explore around the area, including winery tours, olive grove tours, chocolate factories, award-winning Parker Pies, golf courses, walking tracks and cycling along the last leg of the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. Bikes are available for hire. When you’re out and about, there is free pet sitting available.

Morning Glory River Resort

Morning Glory River Resort  is a gorgeous riverfront accommodation that incorporates caravan and campsites, holiday units and cabins. Whether you’re enjoying a couple weekend away or meeting up with family and friends, there are plenty of options, with 1 to 4 bedroom variations across the site. Situated on a beautiful 323ha of farmland and only a 25-minute drive from the historic paddle steamer Port of Echua, this is an excellent choice if you’re looking to soak up some peace and quiet, while still being close to tourist attractions.

You can access free resort facilities such as a solar-hearted inground swimming pool, tennis court, golf and mini golf course, playground, games room, sports ovals, boat ramp and jetty, and many walking/bike paths. Safe to say, there’s going to be no excuse for anyone to utter ‘I’m bored’!

Best of all, your four-legged family members are totally welcome and permitted inside the houses and cabins (on the proviso they’re house-trained!)

Verandah Retreat Phillip Island

Verandah Retreat offers boutique accommodation only 200m from Bay Beach in Cowes. Perfect for family holidays, weekend retreats, and wedding receptions, this delightful home comfortably accommodates 6 guests. Its spacious verandah serves as the heart and soul of the house, ideal for entertaining or watching the sunset with an outdoor dining set, BBQ, and swing fan.

The fully fenced garden, outdoor shower, and entertainment area provide plenty of space for kids, pets, and adults to relax and play.

Merrick’s Cottage

Nestled in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula, Merricks Cottage offers an idyllic escape from the city. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, outdoor adventure or ultimate foodies weekend, this boutique accommodation has it all.

The property features two bedrooms and can comfortably sleep 5 adults. Dogs are welcome inside and outside and the yard is fully fenced and secure for your fur baby. Food and water bowls are also provided.

With beaches, wineries, cafes and restaurants right on your doorstep, this is a gorgeous getaway that will give you a chance to recharge, with your pet by your side.

Sunday House Maldon

Sunday House is an ode to the most relaxing day of the week. This stylish 1865 architecturally converted Welsh Baptist church is luxury holiday rental at its finest – right in the heart of Maldon’s historic township. Sleeping 8, Sunday House has 3 queen bedrooms, 1 master king room and 2 bathrooms with large glass walk-in showers.

Sunday House LOVE dogs and are proudly pet friendly, with secure fencing. They also supply dog beds, bowls, towels, blankets and fresh bones in the freezer!

Sabina on Little Myers

Sabina on Little Myers is a beautifully appointed, luxury three-bedroom self-contained house. It is a sophisticated accommodation base for your stay in Geelong. Tucked away in the quieter part of the town, it’s an exquisite house for a romantic weekend, relaxation and rejuvenation, a family holiday, visiting family and friends and ideal for wedding guests/family, friends or the bride and groom. Eastern Beach and the Waterfront together with cafes, gourmet restaurants and shopping are all within a short walk.

The backyard is securely fenced for your use to contain your pet safely, so your dog is free to play outside or spend time indoors. On arrival your dog is welcomed at Sabina on Little Myers with feeding bowls, fresh water and doggie treats and we provide their owners with a pocket size map showing where dogs are permitted on and off the leash in Geelong and the surrounding district.

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  1. Sylvia Travers

    We are an older couple with two small well behaved dogs. Neither of us is interested in skiing, we just want a winter holiday with snow. ive lived Aus for 55 yrs and love it, however I haven’t seen snow since I was a small child. We intend driving across the Nullarbor to Victoria and spend approx. 14 days in snow country. A small cottage would suit us well.