As we write this section of our pet friendly hotels Tasmania, the state is just starting to reopen its borders to some mainland states, after being completely closed to the mainland for some time.
Here is a summary of the pre-Covid-19 Tasmanian conditions when traveling with pets:
- Dingoes, foxes and wolves are prohibited from entry.
- Prior to any dog entering Tasmania you must provide supporting evidence that:
- Your dog has been treated with Praziquantel.
- The treatment dosage must be 5 mg/kg body weight.
- Treatment must be within 14 days prior to entering Tasmania.
- Evidence of the treatment can be:
- An official statement or certificate issued by a registered veterinarian.
- A statutory declaration by the dog owner.
- Evidence of treatment such as the pill packet and receipt of purchase that is held by the person bringing the dog into Tasmania.
- Exemptions are granted for:
- Dogs returning to Tasmania after no more than 14-days on the mainland.
- Puppies less than 12-weeks of age.
- Greyhounds that will be racing withing 6-days of arrival in Tasmania.
- Law enforcement dogs and assistance dogs.
- Non-compliance can result in a fine; currently $308.
- Other conditions while in Tasmania are:
- It is illegal to feed or give dogs access to cooked or raw offal from cattle, sheep, goats or pigs no matter the source of the offal.
- Never allow your dog to roam, in particular rural or semi-rural areas there the dog may come across offal still within a carcass.
Aside from the above, remember that large sections of Tasmania are National Parks; not just for the flora but also for many species of fauna that may be rare and/or endangered.
Do your planning first and make sure your dog is not taken into National Parks or any areas where signposted as “Dogs not permitted”.
The best pet friendly hotels Tasmania
Hobart & wider surrounds
Once again, as with “Resorts” we couldn’t find any dog friendly hotels to include in this section.
However, there are some amazing cottages and larger properties that shine in other ways, such as amazing locations with stunning scenery, historic homes, farm stays, etc.
The luxury of a hotel is nice, but some of these other properties throughout Tasmania offer the luxury in different ways.
Waking to a calm, quiet environment with just birdsong is a luxury that most of us don’t have in our everyday life.
The Jetty House – Southport
Southport is a small town in Southern Tasmania, around 97KM SW of Hobart, and with a population of under 150 people.
It is Australia’s southernmost town and therefore also has the southernmost pub in the country.
Like many places in Tasmania, it has a convict past, been a timber town and a whaling station.
The Jetty House is situated near the wharf in the township. It was built in 1876, has 7 rooms with beautiful décor and grounds.
Book a room or the entire house if traveling as a group.
Your hosts are Rose and Carl who have owned the property for over 20 years.
They will accept dogs on application and subject to availability and would need to have this approved prior to making your booking.
PH: 03 6298 3139
Main Road, Southport, TAS 7109
Classic Cottages – Port Arthur
Port Arthur is on the Tasman Peninsula and is a town and former convict settlement.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage property. It is around 97KM from Hobart; a drive of 90 minutes.
This property is one of those quaint places to just escape from the rat race and chill out. Being dog friendly is such a great bonus.
PH: 0427362789 (Denis, Raquel and Andre)
No. 6 Andersons Road, Port Arthur TAS 7182
Launceston & wider surrounds
Thalia Haven – Little Swanport (East Coast)
Little Swanport is a rural area about 79KM from Hobart.
Thalia Haven is the ultimate luxury getaway destination as you hire the entire property.
It is set on a private 130-acre wooded peninsula that is surrounded by Great Oyster Bay.
There are 4-bedrooms crafted from ancient stone.
The nearest neighbor is 2KM away and Thalia is off-grid green luxury for sure.
It is dog friendly to well behaved dogs and we suggest that you get your dog approved prior to making your booking.
PH: 0400 533 792
Little Swanport, TAS 7190
Glenbrook House – Penguin
Penguin is a town on Tasmania’s north west coast.
The towns name suggests what the major attraction is and they are right, with a Penguin Rookery close by.
There are some lovely scenic walks in the area too.
Glenbrook house is a lovely old property and it is their old miner’s cottage that is pet friendly, subject to approval and availability.
It is self-contained with 2-bedrooms, kitchen and fenced yard for your dog.
PH: 03 6437 1469 or MOB: 0428 888 654
Book online through http://glenbrookhouse.com.au/
89-91 Browns Lane, Penguin, TAS 7316
North West and West Coast
Ratho Farm – Bothwell
Bothwell is a small town in Central Tasmania on the River Clyde. Scenery, fishing and hunting are the big drawcards to this area as is architecture, with over 50 buildings in the town being heritage listed.
Ratho Farm consists of various restored cottages and farm buildings.
It is a popular wedding and events venue and another major feature is that it is built on an 18-hold links golf course.
The booking page advertises the property as dog friendly and we would suggest gaining approval prior to making your booking.
PH: 03 6259 5553
Bookings by phone or online through https://www.rathofarm.com/
2122 Highland Lakes Road, Bothwell, TAS 7030