Readers from a Blog we also write expressed their interest in doing something to help the “holiday at home” idea so we came up with pet friendly accommodation ACT & Snowy Mountains.
Both the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) & Snowy Mountains regions and their people were badly affected after the 2020 bush fires.
Since then there has been effects of the COVID-19 pandemic that are far from over as we write this.
If it is pet friendly accommodation ACT & Snowy Mountains that interests you; here are some dog friendly holiday ideas for the various ACT & Snowy Mountains regions.
We have tried to make sure that we have variety in terms of types of accommodation, budget and holiday experience.
That means everything from camping and caravans, motels, luxury B&B’s or Hotels and even dog friendly road trips Australia is famous for.
Happy planning and happy holidays.
Pet friendly accommodation ACT & Snowy Mountains
These were the holiday ideas that our readers asked for; initially just for NSW and since we completed that research, we have expanded to include the rest of the country. After all, we are all in this together.
These holiday ideas cover different types of holidays, as well as budgets and differing standards of accommodations.
We wanted to have a wide range of options for our readers.
We were also conscious that the areas contained National Parks and that would change the accommodation options when travelling with a dog.
These are our 10 dog friendly holiday ideas for ACT and the Snowy Mountains:
- dog friendly camping ACT & Snowy Mountains
- dog friendly caravan parks ACT & Snowy Mountains
- dog-friendly resorts
- dog friendly road trips ACT & Snowy Mountains
- dog-friendly holiday ideas
- dog friendly hotels ACT & Snowy Mountains
- luxury dog friendly accommodation ACT & Snowy Mountains
- dog friendly weekend getaways
- dog-friendly accommodation ACT & Snowy Mountains
- dog friendly accommodation with pool
You will find that most of the sites we have listed under ‘Camping’ are also available under ‘Caravan parks’ and vice versa.
A detailed look at 10 dog-friendly holiday ideas ACT & Snowy Mountains
Dog friendly camping ACT & Snowy Mountains
Woods Reserve – Namadgi National Park
Despite the adjoining Namadgi National Park, Woods Reserve does permit dogs provided they are on a leash.
The campground is on the banks of Gibraltor Creek and is close to Gibraltor Falls and the Corin Forest Recreational Facility.
The campground does have flushing toilets, hot showers, BBQ’s as well as water from the creek for hand washing and washing up facilities.
Here is a link to the Environment Department website with all the details:
Khancoban Lakeside Caravan Park
What a stunning location with so much to do whether it be Winter or Summer activities.
Definitely a place to visit and stay if you are inspired by nature and activities that incorporate it.
Perhaps you are looking for places to stop on one of the dog friendly road trips Australia offers as part of a unique holiday experience.
They have a range of accommodation options, including unpowered sites for camping.
There are the usual camping facilities such as toilets, showers, BBQ’s, camp kitchen, games room and a laundry.
Dogs must be supervised and kept on a leash.
They are not permitted inside cabins or common areas such as amenities, playground, camp kitchen, toilets, etc.
There is an extensive pet policy on their website.
PH: 02 6076 9488
Bookings through; https://www.klcp.com.au/
1362 Alpine Way, Khancoban, NSW 2642
Dog friendly caravan parks ACT & Snowy Mountains
Southside Village – Symonston
This park is a short 10-minute drive to the CBD. Among their accommodation options are powered and unpowered sites.
The park includes a playground, BBQ, kitchen, laundry, free WIFI and amenities block.
Small well-behaved dogs are OK but must be on a leash when outdoors.
PH: 02 6280 6176
Bookings online through https://www.southsidecanberra.com.au/
250 Canberra Avenue (Cnr Canberra Ave & Monaro Hwy), Symonston, ACT 2609
Discovery Park – Jindabyne
This park includes powered and unpowered sites for campers and caravans.
Dogs are permitted in this section only; there are seasonality restrictions.
You are so close to all the activities at this park no matter the time of year.
It has great facilities including free WIFI, BBQ, playground, boat ramp, and laundry.
PH: 02 6456 2099
6532 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne, NSW 2627
Dog friendly resorts Canberra and Snowy Mountains
There isn’t really much choice in the ACT and Snowy Mountains regions when it comes to dog-friendly resorts.
However, here are a couple of properties that are that bit different.
Mercure Canberra – Braddon
Located in Braddon, within a 5-minute walk to Canberra central in one direction and the Australian War Memorial in the other direction.
The Mercure has 2 only dog friendly rooms and these rooms must be booked directly with the hotel on the number provided.
They do have conditions that they will go through with you prior to booking.
This is a heritage listed hotel of a high standard that has 2 dining areas, WIFI access, paid parking and a gym among its list of features.
PH: 02 6243 0000
For pet friendly rooms, book directly with hotel on the above number.
Corner of Ainslie & Limestone Ave, Braddon, ACT 2612
Woodvale at Cooma
We struggled unsuccessfully when it came to finding a dog friendly resort in the Snowy Mountains and that relates to it being in a National Park.
However, in nearby towns you can book luxury accommodation such as this stunning cottage built from granite; surrounded by amazing scenery and things to see and do.
This place is natures version of a resort for sure.
They are dog friendly, but they have other farm animals and cats and your animal must fit in with that situation.
Here is a link to their website so you can see the facilities etc. https://woodvalecooma.com.au/
PH: 0457 234 099 (Maria Linkenbagh)
128 Church Rd, Cooma, NSW 2630
Dog friendly road trips ACT & Snowy Mountains
Grand Manor Motor Inn – Queanbeyan
This motor inn is close to the border between the ACT and NSW; an ideal stopover point on your road trip.
They have parking, free WIFI, and a restaurant and bar onsite.
PH: 02 6299 2800
Bookings online through https://www.grandmanor.net.au/
45 Macquoid Street, Queanbeyan, NSW 2620
Thinking of “dog-friendly road trips ACT & Snowy Mountains”; here are a couple of suggestions.
However, depending on your budget and personal preferences regarding types of accommodation most of the properties in this guide meet that brief.
Cooma Tourist Park
A great stop over place for a road trip with accommodation options that include powered or unpowered sites, cabins, shearers huts and onsite vans.
Facilities include BBQ’s, games room, mini golf and a playground.
Dogs need to be supervised and under your control and adhere to a 2-metre distance policy.
This park would be suitable for travelers staying in a tent, caravan or RV as the animals are not permitted in the cabins or common amenities areas.
Here is a link to their current pet policy: https://www.coomatouristpark.com.au/facilities/pets-welcome.html
PH: 02 6452 1828
Book online through https://www.coomatouristpark.com.au/index.html
286 (Sharp St) Snowy Mountains Highway, Cooma, NSW 2630
Dog friendly holiday ideas ACT and Snowy Mountains
This apartment style property with free WIFI and an in-house restaurant and bar is in Canberra’s North, handy to parks, nature walks and a major shopping precinct.
They offer a Pet Package with goodies such as a soft toy, dog treats, dog shampoo & conditioner, with a maximum of 2 dogs per room.
They have a pet policy and the package can be applied to all of the 4 room grades, subject to availability.
PH: 02 6108 4911
Bookings through Central Reservations PH: 1300 122 613 or online through https://abodehotels.com.au/hotels/gungahlin/
Cnr Gribble Street and Anthony Rolfe Avenue, Gungahlin, ACT 2912
Top of the range Jindabyne
This 2-bedroom, cedar self-contained house is situated on an 86-acre property, making it an ideal place to get away from it all and have a great holiday.
It sits at an altitude of 1,280M, around 400M higher than Lake Jindabyne; which is a 15-minute drive away.
The National Park entry gates are a 20-minute drive.
There is free WIFI and the Foxtel movie channel, but you are more likely to be watching the amazing wildlife and the stars.
Here is a link to their website with a gallery of great shots as well as a detailed map. https://www.topoftherangejindabyne.com.au/
PH: 0439 415 896 (Lyndal)
The Snowy River Way, Jindabyne, NSW 2627
Dog friendly hotels ACT & Snowy Mountains
Featuring apartment-style rooms, this property features a kitchenette, free WIFI and parking.
It is located in the South of Canberra, close to the dining and shopping hotspots, as well as the Capital Public Golf Course.
As with the Gungahlin they offer a Pet Package with goodies such as a soft toy, dog treats, dog shampoo & conditioner, with a maximum of 2 dogs per room.
They have a pet policy and subject to availability, the package can be applied to both of their room grades.
PH: 02 6130 0650
Bookings through Central Reservations PH: 1300 122 613 or online through https://abodehotels.com.au/hotels/narrabundah/
61 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, ACT 2604
Nebula Motel – Cooma
This property is right in the heart of Cooma, handy to shops, restaurants, clubs.
There are so many alpine activity options in the region and this is a great base while you head off and enjoy the area.
Pets are permitted on request, so you need to have that discussion with them before booking.
PH: 02 6452 4133
Bookings online through https://www.nebulacooma.com.au/
42 Bombala St, Cooma, NSW 2630
Luxury dog friendly accommodation ACT & Snowy Mountains
When it comes to luxury dog friendly accommodation ACT & Snowy Mountains have a couple of outstanding properties that may just make your holiday something special to remember.
Ovolo Nishi – Canberra
This is a boutique luxury property right in the heart of the Canberra CBD, close to Commonwealth Park.
There is free WIFI, a 24-hour Gym and self-service laundry. There is a kitchen and bar on-site if you don’t feel like going out.
As with those properties this location also has a similar V.I.Pooch package; under the offers Tab of their website; https://ovolohotels.com/ovolo/nishi/offers/
Extra fees are charged, as to be expected with this luxury property. However, the service and extras for your dog and for the human guests are really special and add to the experience.
PH: 02 6287 6287
Bookings online through https://ovolohotels.com/ovolo/nishi/
NewActon Precinct, 25 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia
Elm Cottage – Tumut
One of the briefs we received from readers was to find them “holiday cottages ACT & Snowy Mountains dog friendly”.
Although this property is called Elm Cottage, you actually have the choice of 5 cottages, each one uniquely themed.
Dogs are permitted inside at any of the cottages.
What’s more but there is no surcharge and they even provide dog bowls, treats and bags for you to pick up and dispose of your dog’s droppings. There is a $100 cleaning fee per stay.
Not all of the cottages can access WIFI; if that is important check before you make your booking.
There are plenty of other natural sights and activities to keep you occupied especially as you are visiting the Kosciuszko National Park, or perhaps gone into town.
There are plenty of places to visit in Tumut or the region; after all, when was the last time you could say you visited a broom factory?
PH: 02 6947 5818
Bookings online through https://www.elmcottage.com.au/
Little River Road, Tumut, NSW 2720
Dog friendly weekend getaways ACT and Snowy Mountains
Finches – Gungahlin, Canberra
This privately owned 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom property is a townhouse in a complex that includes a tennis court, pool and fenced yard.
The property has a full kitchen and laundry and a lock up garage as well as a car port, and with NBN.
It backs on to a golf course and there are walking trails nearby.
It is pet friendly on request; you need to discuss this prior to booking.
PH: 0447 764 093 (Ros Peacock)
69/42 Paul Coe Cres, Canberra ACT 2913
Pender Lea – Crackenback
This is one of those special properties surrounded by nature; native wildlife, the mountains, flora and fauna whether it be a Winter or Summer holiday.
It is only 10-minutes to Jindabyne and 5-minutes to the Ski-tube that takes you to Perisher and Mt Blue Cow.
There is a wide choice of Cabins, Studios, Chalets and Cottage as well as private pet enclosures for your dog when you go out, as they cannot be left inside the accommodation.
You need prior approval for pets inside.
If you are looking for “holiday cottages ACT & Snowy Mountains dog friendly” an accommodation management service such as the one highlighted here could be a great place to start.
PH: 02 6456 2088
Book by email through https://www.penderlea.com.au/
1056 Alpine Way, Crackenback, NSW 2627
Dog friendly accommodation ACT & Snowy Mountains
This property is close to shops, parks and Lake Tuggeranong.
The apartment-style hotel provides kitchenettes, washer and dryer, unlimited WIFI and paid parking.
As with the Abode Hotel properties at Gungahlin and Narrabundah the Tuggeranong property offers a Pet Package with goodies such as a soft toy, dog treats, dog shampoo & conditioner.
There is a maximum of 2 dogs per room.
They have a pet policy and subject to availability, the package can be applied to all 5 room grades.
PH: 02 6108 4940
Bookings through Central Reservations PH: 1300 122 613 or online through https://abodehotels.com.au/hotels/tuggeranong/
150 Anketell St, Tuggeranong, ACT 2900
Bimblegumbie – Crackenback
This unique property is dog friendly subject to approval. It offers a series of themed self-contained accommodation options set in amazing gardens.
There are art pieces everywhere, both inside and outside.
It is close to Jindabyne, for stocking up on food and also to the Ski-tube and to the Kosciuszko National Park.
PH: 02 6456 2185
Bookings online through https://www.bimblegumbie.com.au/
942 Alpine Way, Crackenback, NSW 2627
Dog friendly accommodation with pool ACT and Snowy Mountains
The Evergreen B&B – Canberra
This quaint 1940’s home makes an ideal B&B and is so close to the Canberra CBD as well as the Australian War Memorial.
Each of the 3 rooms have WIFI and there is an inground swimming pool, free parking and your rooms are serviced daily.
Shared bathroom with your own toiletries supplied.
Pets are permitted on request; that needs to be done before you book.
If you are wanting dog-friendly holiday ideas that offer a different experience to past holidays; this property may just offer you that option.
PH: 02 5100 6002
Bookings online through http://theevergreen.com.au/
53 Limestone Avenue, Braddon, ACT 2612
Eagles Range – Jindabyne
Some of our readers are wanting to find dog friendly accommodation with pool.
However, we found that it was almost impossible to find anywhere in the Snowy Mountains region that was both dog friendly and had a pool.
We had to compromise and we thing this lovely 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom cedar homestead on 120-acres with an outdoor hot tub is a great compromise.
The property has free WIFI and Netflix and pets are permitted on request.
PH: 0404 414 000
Booking by email at or online through http://eaglesrange.com.au/
16 Ponderosa Lane, Jindabyne, NSW 2627