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Pet Friendly Accommodation on the Great Ocean Road

Holidays just aren’t the same without your fur babies – and a road trip along the Great Ocean Road is one of a few places where dogs are welcome!

The Great Ocean Road boasts some of Australia’s most spectacular natural landscapes, from hidden coves, undulating hills, green, lush river valleys, and (of course) the spectacular ancient forest lands, making it an absolute paradise, not only for you but also for your canine companion.

This truly iconic road trip is a very trip route for dog owners, with so much to explore on foot as well as by road. With beautiful, well-trodden pathways and trails including the Great Ocean Walk, the Surf Coast Walk, Great South West Walk and a number of spectacular waterfall walks within the stunning jungle-like surrounds and fern gully’s of the Otways, the Great Ocean Road’s surrounding landscapes offer a veritable playground of walking opportunities to enjoy, to stretch yours and your pups legs before and after a long stint on the road. And with all this exploring on offer, you’ll need to find the best places to rest those weary paws afterward, too.

Finding the best, most comfortable accommodation with hosts that truly welcome dogs is often no easy task. However, the Great Ocean Road boasts a wealth of pet-friendly accommodation if you know where to look. With several great, pet friendly stays available in (or around) every town along the way, we’ve sniffed out some of our all-time favourites for you to enjoy.

From cosy cottages to luxury lodges and indulgent apartment stays for you and all your loved ones (furry or not), here’s our run-down of the most pooch-perfect places to rest your weary head (or paws).

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Pet Friendly Accommodation on the Great Ocean Road: Dog-Friendly AirBnBs

Dreamy Surf Coast Beach Pad (Torquay)

Dreamy Surf Coast Beach Pad
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Suitable for: Couples or small groups (2-4 guests)
Average Price per night: $321
Guests love this property because:  The surf and buzz of Torquay’s popular eateries, shopping, and walking tracks are all walking distance away!
Conditions for Pets: The outdoor landscaped area is fully-fenced and it is a short stroll to Torquay Beach (which dogs need to be on a leash at all times) and the dog friendly off leash beach at Whites Beach and the Surf Beach.

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Perfect for any occasion, bring along your friends and family to a nice retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This Dreamy Surf Coast Beach Pad in Torquay can accommodate up to 4 guests – along with your pets – with its 2 beds and 2 baths. Enjoy the comforts of your home and of a hotel together at once with its long list of amenities including (but not limited to) double bedrooms with huge wardrobes, stylish modern bathroom, sleek internal feature doors, plantation shutters, and quality blinds, a drive-in carport, and so much more! Book Dreamy Surf Coast Beach Pad here.

 

South Beach Hideaway (Torquay)

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Suitable for: Couples or Small Families (2-3 guests)
Average Price per night: $155
Guests love this property because: The property is situated just a few minutes away from amazing dog friendly beaches, ovals, and walks!
Conditions for Pets: Well behaved, toilet-trained dogs may go inside the bungalow but strictly not on furniture. Pets are safe and secure with the fully fenced yard on the property.

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The perfect place to escape the crowds, the South Beach Hideaway in Torquay an ideal accommodation choice for couples (and their dog) who want to explore the local area but also benefit from their own private haven. This beach retreat property is beautifully styled and boasts a large deck with outdoor seating and BBQ area and is just a short distance from the iconic Bells Beach. Book South Beach Hideaway here.

The Anglesea Beach House (5★) (Anglesea)

Anglesea Beach HouseSuitable for: Large groups or large families
Average Price per night: (will be updated once restrictions are eased)
Guests love this property because: Free Wi-Fi, communal living area, provided linens, sea view, pet-friendly.
Conditions for Pets: With a large outdoor space and decking area, the Anglesea Beach House boasts plenty of space for dogs to roam around. Hosts welcome well behaved dogs upon prior arrangement at no extra cost.

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This luxury holiday home has everything you could ask for when it comes to a self-catering property, including state of the art facilities, a fully equipped kitchen, and beautiful water views. There is plenty of space with five bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and the kids will stay entertained in a large garden featuring a playground. You can even bring your four-legged doggy companion, too. 

Melba Beach Bunker (Anglesea)

Melba Beach Bungalow
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Suitable for: Couples or small groups (2-4 guests)
Average Price per night: $142
Guests love this property because: The property has the rooftop Alfresco dining patio and is just walking distance to Port RoadKnight beach.
Conditions for Pets: Melba Beach Bunker has a safe location that isn’t right by the road — meaning you can have your dogs roam free around the vicinity. 

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If you’re looking for a cozy base from which to explore the Great Ocean Road, this is probably the best place to be! Perfect for couples of all ages, you can dine outdoors with your loved ones (including your beloved pet) and enjoy a glass of wine while overlooking the ocean! Originally a boat house, Melba Beach Bunker has long since been transformed into a self-contained apartment with a distinctly “coastal ” feel. Book Melba Beach Bungalow here.

Lorne Surfdogz (Lorne)

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Suitable for: Couples (2 guests)
Average Price per night: $189
Guests love this property because: It is an excellent little base for a trip to Lorne for every dog lover out there!
Conditions for Pets: A completely fenced apartment that provides privacy as well as a secure, dog-proof enclosure for your furbaby.

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The Surfdogz one-bed apartment is conveniently located within a 10-minute walk of both the beach and the center of Lorne. Facilities include a kitchenette, BBQ, and spacious living area, this is an ideal accommodation choice for dog lovers with a fully enclosed outdoor space for you to enjoy and relax in. Book Lorne Surfdogz here.

Cape Wye (Wye River)

Side view of the multi story Cape Wye Holiday Home built into the hillside overlooking the oceanSuitable for: Families or groups with pets in tow (maximum of 10 guests)
Average Price Per Night: $1,150
Guests love staying here because: This stunning holiday house boasts seriously striking architecture, stylish interiors, and a bathtub of dreams with amazing views to die for.
Conditions for Pets: A large outdoor balcony area along with a beachfront location makes this holiday home ideal for doggy guests. Your canine companion will be welcomed with no extra fees.

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Think clean lines and luxurious modern living, the floor to ceiling windows, which afford unrivaled panoramic views over the ocean, are enough of a selling point alone. This self-catering, but luxurious accommodation allows for the ultimate flexibility for families and group travelers looking for beachfront indulgence. For four-legged and furry members of the family, it’s great news too as pets go free! Book Cape Wye here.

Wye Escape (4★) (Wye River)

Balcony with round wooden table and chairs of Wye Escape Holiday Home Wye River overlooking the oceanSuitable for: Families (+ pets welcome) (Up to 6 guests)
Average Price Per Night: $390
Guests love staying here because: Wye Escape is a favorite for its enviable beachfront location, wild sea views, and friendly family of Koalas nearby!
Conditions for Pets: Enclosed garden, nearby hiking trails, and beachfront location all make this luxurious holiday home a doggy haven too. Pets are allowed upon prior arrangement and no fees will be charged.

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With an arguably unrivaled view, Wye Escape boasts an incredible location, elevated on the hillside overlooking the waves of Wye River. An extremely popular option for those with furry friends in tow, the beach house are set within a range of great hiking routes of the Otway National Park, encouraging visitors to get out and about. This well-equipped self-catered holiday home is genuinely great for families, with three bedrooms including one twin bedroom. Book Wye Escape here.

Rainforest Cottage (Tanybryn)

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Suitable for: Medium-sized groups (Up to 5 guests)
Average Price Per Night: $256
Guests love this property because: The Source is an amazing place to be. It is so close to the forest and the sea. It is the closest you’ll ever get if you want to reconnect with nature!
Conditions for Pets: The vicinity of the property is very spacious, giving enough room for your pets to roam around with. Just make sure to bring a leash for trekking and walking.

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In for an intimate, cozy experience? This cottage can accommodate up to 5 guests with its 3 beds, 2 rooms, and 1 bath. Nestled off the highway in the secluded magic of The Source, expect an ambience of serenity while you rest, explore, create, and connect with the pristine nature. The Cottage features all the essential conveniences and some little luxuries for a comfortable, enjoyable, and memorable stay you can ever think of! Book this beautiful Rainforest Cottage here.

Manta Ray One (Skenes Creek)

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Suitable for: Medium-sized groups (Up to 7 guests)
Average Price per night: $293
Guests love this property because: A beautiful spot right across the road from the beach and a short drive into Apollo Bay which has everything you need. The property is under 10 mins away from supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, and shops!
Conditions for Pets: The property is fully fenced, making it perfectly safe for your dog!

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The best getaway offering the best of panoramic views for all seasons, this property and its location are for you to venture out to or to stay cozy in — there’s no in-between. Pumped up for an outdoor adventure? The house is situated in a central location by the beach! Tag along your friends and family for this property accommodates up to 7 guests with its 3 bedrooms, 5 beds, and 2 baths. Book Manta Ray One here.

Achilles (Apollo Bay)

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Suitable for: Medium-sized groups (Up to 6 guests)
Average Price per night: $268
Guests love this property because: It is in a fantastic location, set just one street back from the beach, and offers stunning views of the coast!
Conditions for Pets: The property has a fully fenced yard perfect for your furbaby for frolicking.

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The property can accommodate up to 6 guests with its 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, and 2 baths. Have the best intimate experience with your loved ones with its modern design: newly-renovated bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area, lounging area, and a hot tub to keep you feeling warm and cozy under the night starry sky. Enjoy all these outstanding amenities in an exclusive property! Book Achilles here.

Blue Sea (Apollo Bay)

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Suitable for: Medium-sized groups (Up to 7 guests)
Average Price per night: $357
Guests love this property because: A pet-friendly property located right up across the beach and just a couple of minutes away from town.
Conditions for Pets: There are plenty of places to walk and have fun with dogs. There is also an enclosed outdoor area to keep them out of trouble.

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Wanting to experience living beside the beach? Blue Sea is the perfect place to be! Make sure to tag your loved ones along, and your dog too, to experience the feeling of having to sleep and wake to the sound of the waves. There are tons of things to do in the area. But if all you ever want is someplace to unwind, you can dine and drink your coffee on the balcony as you watch the waves and the world go by. Book Blue Sea here.

Cypress Hill (Marengo)

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Suitable for: Medium-sized groups (Up to 8 guests)
Average Price per night: $397
Guests love this property because: The house, its garden, and the overall location are great and well-maintained.
Conditions for Pets: The property is very spacious, definitely a lot of space for your dog to wander around, too. Dog bowls are provided, too — a huge plus for all fur parents out there!

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Prepare to be wowed during your stay at Cypress Hill in Marengo (5km from Apollo Bay and approx 80 minutes driving to the Twelve Apostles). This spacious entire guesthouse property sleeps up to 8 guests, making it the ideal choice for large groups; and is one of the most visually beautiful AirBnBs on our list.

Cypress Hill also boasts its very own pool table and southern ocean views for you to enjoy, along with floor to ceiling windows throughout providing amazing natural light inside and epic views of the surrounding natural landscape outside. Book Cypress Hill here.

Aire River Escape (Hordon Vale)

Steel Cabin built against a forest backdrop
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Suitable for: Couples
Average Price per night: $390
Guests love this property because: The vicinity is secluded, indulgent, and unspoiled. Amenities are the best, too!
Conditions for Pets: Bring your dog along if you want to make it experience pure outdoor fun! Be cautious, though, as there are other animals near the cabin.

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Experience cozy cabin fun with this hideaway! Perfect for a romantic couple’s getaway or a weekend vacation for a family of three, this is an A-Frame property nestled in its own valley where you can relax and rejuvenate. Be amazed by the starry night sky while enjoying the outdoor spa and sauna at the comforts of your privacy. This cabin not only has a fully-equipped kitchen with essential utensils but also features grilling equipment for a delightful barbecue session for the rest of your stay. Book Aire River Escape here.

TopHouse2 (Glenaire)

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Suitable for: Couples
Average Price per night: $335
Guests love this property because: The house is perfect for a relaxing secluded getaway for couples.
Conditions for Pets: All pets must be vaccinated, house-trained, clean, well-behaved, flea-free, female pets not in-season, and no puppies. They must be supervised and restrained at all times while on the property.

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In for an intimate, cozy experience? The TopHouse2 is the place to be for you and your partner! The property is in a beautiful part of the Great Ocean Road, close to Apollo Bay and just 10 minutes away from Johanna beach. The views from the house are amazing and the private bush walk track is great for your dog, too! Generally, the property is a beautiful place with cozy open fire, a relaxing spa bath staring at the stars, and panoramic views of nature. Book TopHouse2 here.

Glen Tara Cottage (Johanna)

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Suitable for: Small groups (Up to 4 guests)
Average Price per night: $217
Guests love this property because: It is a sensational place to stay at with incredible country and sea views.
Conditions for Pets: The property has a fenced yard to ensure that your pets will be safe during your stay.

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Perfect for any occasion, bring along your friends and family to a nice retreat away from your hectic life. The Glen Tara Cottage can accommodate up to 4 guests with its 3 beds and 1 bath. Have the best intimate experience with your loved ones with a solid barbecue experience while enjoying the stunning views! Explore the forest walk that is accessible via the paddocks of the property. A sunset tipple at the bench and table tucked away in the dunes behind the cottage is a great way to end the day. Book Glen Tara Cottage here.

Glen View Cottage (Johanna Beach)

Living room of Glen View Cottage with wood burner, chimney and leather sofa looking out of two big windows onto surrounding countryside
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Suitable for: Medium-sized groups (Up to 6 guests)
Average Price per night: $231
Guests love this property because: Glen View Cottage is fully self-contained and enjoys great views over both the valley and the coast.
Conditions for Pets: The property has a fenced yard to ensure that your pets will be safe during your stay.

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Looking for a clean and comfortable house overlooking peaceful rural surrounds with sea view? Book this property right away! Amazing location for a quiet getaway, this cottage has a beautiful spot in the middle of nature. It is also well-equipped to cook, plenty of fresh drinking water, and a BBQ place ideal for your stay. The property is also just a short walk to the beach. Book Glen View Cottage here.

Johanna Manor (Johanna)

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Suitable for: Large groups (Up to 8 guests)
Average Price per night: $279
Guests love this property because: Tranquility, wildlife, and majestic sunsets
Conditions for Pets: Pets are charged as an extra adult and have to be approved by the hosts prior to your stay.

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With 180-degree ocean views through the Johanna valley to world famous Johanna Beach, this luxurious brand new home features a designer open plan kitchen equipped with the latest stainless steel appliances. The property also boasts a 28-meter long deck at the front of the property, you’ll be able to sit on one of the benches and take in uninterrupted panoramic views of the ocean and valley – seriously breathtaking! Book Johanna Manor here.

Rivernook Cottage (Johanna Beach)

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Suitable for: Small groups (Up to 4 guests)
Average Price per night: $281
Guests love this property because: It is located only metres from Johanna Beach. It also features an open plan living dining area with fully-equipped kitchen, wood fire, spa, and a large deck area.
Conditions for Pets: There is a secure yard for your dog.

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Wondering about the best asset of this property? It’s the most amazing view from the deck of both the countryside and ocean from which you could take in spectacular sunrises and sunsets during your stay! The cottage is simply very well-equipped with everything that you need (and more). We highly suggest you to take a stroll around the property and use the indoor pool as much as you can. Book Rivernook Cottage here.

The Farm House (Johanna Beach)

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Suitable for: Large groups (Up to 8 guests)
Average Price per night: $283
Guests love this property because: The Farmhouse is fully self-contained and is situated near the heated indoor pool and the beach.
Conditions for Pets: The Farmhouse has a large outdoor lawn area (which is fully fenced) for the convenience of your dog.

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The perfect place to recharge and rejuvenate, The Farmhouse has the best relaxing atmosphere! It is generally a great space and location for a family getaway with your dog tagging along. Be sure to walk down to the beach while looking at the rolling, green hills. The property always has something for everyone to enjoy. Book The Farm House here.

Twelve Apostles’ Luxury Marie Gabrielle Cottage (Wattle Hill)

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Suitable for: Couples
Average Price per night: $247
Guests love this property because: Heated jacuzzi, warm woodfire, luxurious rustic setting, and total privacy.
Conditions for Pets: Your dog is very much welcome anywhere on the property.

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Southern Anchorage is set in a beautiful and tranquil bush setting. Spectacular views, Australian animals, and bush walks are on your doorstep surrounded by some amazing sightseeing and attractions! Enjoy fantastic bush and coastal views from your deck while treating yourself to some barbecue — the tranquility will surely be memorable for you! This beautiful and rustic cottage is very private and boasts fabulous interior design, wood fire, spectacular jacuzzi, and a well-appointed kitchen and ensuite. Book Twelve Apostles Luxury Cottage here.

 

Dog-Friendly Cottages on the Great Ocean Road

Glenaire Cottages (Glenaire)

Inside of a wooden cabin with floor to ceiling windows wrapping around the room at Glenaire CottagesSuitable for: Couples with pets (additional cost for more than 2 guests)
Average Price Per Night: $145
Guests love staying here because: It’s a super cozy, restful sanctuary surrounded by stunning scenery and nature
Conditions for Pets: The property offers 4 spa cottages with only three (cape, lake, and cove cottages) accepting pets.

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Guests are offered a choice of four spa cottages, all of which have outstanding ocean views and log fires. Glenaire Cottages are pet friendly and provide firewood, fresh flowers, candles, all linen, satellite television, a covered veranda, undercover parking, gas barbecue, and pet-friendly yards.

Guided tours, transport, catering, and special treats can be provided by prior arrangement. Guests also have access to the Otway National Park and The Great Ocean Walk with exclusive access to Glenaire’s private farm and forest trails.

Johanna River Farm and Self Contained Cottages (Johanna)

Suitable for: Couples and small families (2-4 guests)
Average Price Per Night: $272
Guests love staying here because: Its open spaces and getting up close and personal with authentic farm life!
Conditions for Pets: Dogs are catered for upon prior arrangement and are provided with inside bedding, dedicated doggy towels (for any seaside excursions!), and a back yard to roam and explore.

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Johanna River Farm and Self Contained Cottages offer a farm stay experience situated midway on the Great Ocean Walk and located in the Otway National Park just off the Great Ocean Road, between Apollo Bay and the 12 Apostles, at Johanna Beach. Guests have the choice of a secluded one-bedroom spa cottage or family two-bedroom self-contained and fully equipped cottage.

Guests are welcome to explore the 280-acre farm; meeting friendly farm animals, picking fruit and herbs from the orchard, and fresh salad and berries from the guest’s produce garden (seasonal) collecting eggs from the chickens, bird watching, or exploring fern gullies and bushwalking along the river. Torchlight walks under big starry skies to view the glow worms in the fern gully.

Bells Estate Cottages (Bellbrae/Torquay)

Bells Estate Great Ocean Road CottagesSuitable for: Couples and families (4 guests)
Average Price Per Night: $220
Guests love staying here because: Its indoor heated pool, self-contained space and farm animals to get acquainted with!
Conditions for Pets: The estate’s two-bedroom villa is located on a large, fully fenced garden plot and is dog friendly.

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Bells Estate Cottages are a popular option for those looking for self-catered accommodation close to Torquay as they set out on the Great Ocean Road. Ideal for those looking for a cozy bolthole within close distance to shops and beaches, while getting a flavor for the serenity of rural life, these valley view cottages sit within a large estate featuring an indoor heated pool, gym facilities, and games room along with a lake and a range of friendly farm animals for neighbors!

Aireys Overboard Seaside Cottage (Aireys Inlet)

Suitable for: Small families (4-5 guests)
Average Price Per Night:
$218
Guests love staying here because:
Its quirky maritime but cozy style and a wonderful location within walking distance of the iconic lighthouse
Conditions for Pets:
Pets are catered for at an additional fee of $35. The property has a gated decking area outside.

Aireys Overboard is a unique cottage nestled amongst natural surrounds and even has its own little brook, cascading over river rocks on its way around the veranda and deck area. The interior is reminiscent of an old square-rigger ship. The cottage includes a heated floor and towel rail in the bathroom, stainless steel appliances, air-conditioning, big LCD television, and log fire. Ideally located within walking distance to everything Aireys Inlet has to offer including five beaches, bush walks, horse riding, canoeing, mountain biking, fishing, surfing, and more.

Countrywide Cottages (Winchelsea South)

Suitable for: Families and groups (4-6 guests)
Average Price Per Night:
$175
Guests love staying here because:
These cottages really are dog-friendly. There are even packages available for you to get a bespoke doggy portrait and staff here genuinely practice what they pooch. I mean preach!
Conditions for Pets:
Your four-legged pooch is treated to 5* luxury here with furniture covers so they can even treat themselves to a sofa day, home-made treats, and a secure open space for frolicking with friends.

Countrywide Cottages are fully accessible and genuinely pet-friendly bushland cottages, just a short drive from the Great Ocean Road, 25 minutes’ drive inland from Lorne. Guests can relax by the wood fire, wander the bush tracks on the property or hop over the stile to walk for miles in the Otway National Park. Cozy dog beds, homemade dog treats, and furniture covers make sure that four-legged guests feel as welcome as humans do. Each of the cottages also has a securely fenced yard.

The Source, Otways

Wooden bridge through the forest entryway to The Source CabinSuitable for: Couples or families (Up to 5 guests)
Average Price Per Night: $372
Guests love staying here because: Peaceful atmosphere and secluded setting with stunning rainforest views and beautiful hiking routes in the surrounding area.
Conditions for Pets: Pets are welcomed upon prior arrangement- extra fees may apply.

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For those looking for a serene base nestled in amongst the spectacular surroundings and ancient forests of the Great Otway National Park, The Source, Otways is an ideal bolthole for those seeking a natural and secluded green wonderland. Surrounded by spectacular hiking trails and set within close proximity to some of Australia’s most spectacular waterfalls, including Hopetoun Falls, Triplet Falls, and Stevensons Falls, The Source is situated in the small village of Tanybryn, just inland from Skenes Creek. The cottage features WiFi, private parking, a log fire, a fully-equipped kitchen, and an outdoor space with a BBQ for guests.

Johanna Seaside Cottages

Johanna seaside cottage nestled in the green landscape, surrounded by trees with the ocean in the distanceSuitable for: Couples, families, or groups (cabin accommodation suitable for 2 – 10 guests)
Average Price per night: Price dependent on cabin type
Guests Love this property because: Indoor heated swimming pool and stunning ocean views from your cosy cabin
Conditions for Pets: With the Great Ocean Walk, Great Otway, and Port Campbell National Parks all on the doorstep, the beach cottages boast the ultimate dog-walk wonderland. Cottages also feature fenced yards for roaming around.

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A stay in one of these beachfront cottages is a real treat for any two or four-legged visitors. Nestled in amongst the rolling hills of Johanna, these cosy cabin-style cottages offer a real sense of serene luxury. With a heater indoor pool and local produce such as eggs and veggies on arrival, wood burning stove and fully equipped kitchen, both you and your pooch will feel refreshed and pampered after a stay here. Book Johanna Seaside Cottages here.

Dog-Friendly Cabins, Camping & Glamping on the Great Ocean Road

Johanna Bluegum Holiday Cabins (Johanna)

Suitable for: Couples or small families (sleeps 2-4 guests)
Average Price Per Night:
$200
Guests love staying here because:
of the cabins’ beautifully serene location in amongst the rolling hills of the Great Otway National Park and all within close distance of Johanna Beach.
Conditions for Pets: large, peaceful, fenced gardens with ample space to roam and wonderful walks on the doorstep.

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Johanna Bluegum Holiday Cabins offer a choice of two self-contained holiday cabins. Both are pet friendly, have great views, and are just a few minutes from Johanna beach. Each of the cabins provides a unique experience and offers the comforts of home including aircon, gas log fires/wood heater, safe and secure dog runs, and satellite television. Ideally located on the Great Ocean Road, perfect for day trips to places such as the 12 Apostles, Cape Otway Lighthouse, Apollo Bay, Port Campbell, and the Otway Fly.

Dog-Friendly cabins – Anglesea Family Caravan Park (Anglesea)

Anglesea Family Caravan ParkSuitable for: Couples and small families (Up to 4 guests)
Average Price Per Night:
$250
Guests love staying here because:
the site offers a great range of activities for all the family
Conditions for Pets:
Dogs are catered for in two dog-friendly cabins with a securely fenced area, dog bed, kennel, water bowl, and bag dispenser.

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Anglesea Family Caravan Park truly welcomes all the family including four-legged and furry members. Featuring a heated pool, children’s play area and indoor playroom, jumping pillow, mini-golf on-site, and even an indoor spa area, the park really offers something for everyone. With accommodation options ranging from camping pitches, caravan pitches, cabins, and cottages, it caters to every budget and it’s all just a stone’s throw from Anglesea Beach and the river.

Gum Tree Caravan Park (Port Fairy)

Cabin at Gum Tree Caravan ParkSuitable for: Families or groups (up to 6 depending on accommodation type)
Average Price Per Night:
Prices vary depending on accommodation type
Guests love staying here because: It’s the perfect family-friendly spot to end the Great Ocean Road adventure!
Conditions for Pets: Pets are allowed in a select number of accommodations including all un-powered sites, powered sites, and in a range of the pet-friendly cabins

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Gum Tree Caravan Park is an ideal spot to relax with the family after finishing the epic journey of the Great Ocean Road. Its secluded, peaceful location close to the historic Port Fairy, range of budget-friendly or more luxurious cabins, and popular hosts make it a sought-after place for families with four-legged friends in tow.

Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park (Lorne)

Lorne Foreshore Caravan ParkAccommodation types: Cabins / powered sites for caravans, mobile homes, vans & tents
Facilities: Campfire areas / laundry
Average Price Per Night: $37 – $140
Conditions for Pets: Park is dog friendly from February to December with a maximum of 2 dogs per site in the Top Bank and Ocean Road Parks.

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The Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park is the ideal setting for nature lovers with the beautiful Erskine River & rugged coastline all within easy reach. The Caravan park offers a range of accommodation across its 5 sites (Erskine River Park, Kia Ora Park, Ocean Road Park, Top Bank Park & Queens Park) around Lorne to suit your requirements. Whether you are looking for a peaceful break with that special someone, a fun-filled family adventure with plenty of activities to keep your little ones entertained, or somewhere to stay with your furry companion, this caravan park has it all and is one of the best campervan sites on the Great Ocean Road.

NRMA Warrnambool Riverside Holiday Park (Warrnambool)

NRMA Warrnambool Holiday ParkAccommodation types: Cabins / Powered Caravan Sites
Facilities: Camp kitchen & BBQ area / outdoor pool / tennis court / gym / mini golf / jetty access / Wi-Fi / group function rooms
Average Price Per Night: $63 – $266
Conditions for Pets: Pet Friendly Powered Sites available, blackout dates around Christmas & Easter apply, Pre-Booking essential.

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It’s not just the fantastic facilities that attract plenty of tourists to the Warrnambool Riverside Holiday Park every year. Its coastal location is well-known for an abundance of whale activity making it a popular choice with nature lovers. Staying in one of the pet-friendly cabins make traveling with your dog is a breeze with their open-plan living and secure veranda.

Port Fairy Holiday Park (Port Fairy)

Port Fairy Holiday ParkAccommodation types: Cabins / powered sites
Facilities: Camp kitchen& BBQ area / children’s playground / tennis court / indoor pool / laundry
Average Price Per Night: $85 – $170
– Dogs are welcome in their own caravans but not permitted in cabin accommodation. Blackout Dates from 26 Dec – 9 Jan & Easter.

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Whether you are traveling as a couple, group, family, or are having your very own solo Great Ocean Rd adventure, there is something to suit you at the Port Fairy Holiday Park. Tucked amongst the trees, the peaceful setting of this park makes it the ideal location to enjoy a relaxing break away from the crowds. When you feel like venturing out, take a short walk to the nearby historic village of Port Fairy to soak up the culture and unique art galleries that line the streets.

Torquay Foreshore Great Ocean Road Caravan Park (Torquay)

Torquay Foreshore Caravan ParkAccommodation types: Cabins / powered sites for caravans, mobile homes & tents
Facilities: Fishing platforms / games room / BBQ areas / playground
Average Price Per Night: $38 – $370
Conditions for Pets: Park is dog friendly between May and October at the Riverside Campsite.

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As the only beachfront caravan park in Torquay, you can’t get much better than a break at the Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park if it’s sun, sea, and sand that you are after. Ideal for families and couples looking to enjoy the outdoors, within easy reach of Torquay town center, the caravan park is dog friendly from May – October, so your four-legged companions can enjoy an outdoor break too.

Marengo Holiday Park (near Apollo Bay)

Marengo Holiday Park CampsiteAccommodation types: Cabins / powered sites for caravans, mobile homes & tents
Facilities:
Camp Kitchen / BBQ Areas / Adventure Playground / Amenities Block with Laundry
Average Price Per Night:
$36 – $170
Conditions for Pets: Pets are also welcome, although mush remains on-leash whilst in the park.

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Located on the Apollo Bay beachfront, Marengo Holiday Park offers self-contained deluxe cabins with a private balcony and multiple powered and unpowered sites. Free parking is available on site, as well as a barbeque area, camp kitchen, amenities block with family bathrooms, laundry facilities, and a children’s playground.

 

So there you have it, a pooch-friendly haven for every budget along the Great Ocean Road, whether you’re looking for a great camping spot or a luxurious apartment for a longer stay, we hope you and your four-legged friends find the pawfect place along the Great Ocean Road.

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