Cover image credit – Tracey Kruger via our ‘Your Pets Happy Space’ competition.


Pets, they are a huge part of our lives and an integral member of our family.  They unconditionally love and adore, bringing joy by simply sitting next to you.  So what is a holiday if you can’t take your faithful pal along with you.

Find your pets happy holiday space in Greater Hamilton with a stay at one of these pet-friendly accommodation options.

Wide verandas and wide-open spaces characterise the South Mokanger Farm Cottages in Cavendish.  Pop your pooch on a lead and explore the surrounding farmland.  There is also a secure, shady, fenced area at both cottages, with kennel provision if needed.  The secure yard means that you can leave your pet and explore the surrounding region.  Grampians National Park, the renowned Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld, Bunyip Hotel in Cavendish and so much more are only a short drive away.  Pets are permitted inside the cottages but please, no paws on furniture.  And if requested, pet bedding can be provided.


Photo credit – Dave Fanning via our ‘Your Pets Happy Space’ competition.


Pierrepoint B&B in Tarrington, a farm stay for your dog, a wine stay for yourself!  Located at the spectacular Pierrepoint Wines, this is a working farm and vineyard, so dogs must remain on leash and be on their best behaviour at all times.

Emerald Hill Cottage in Hamilton is a home away from home for not only you but your poochy pal too.  Set well back from the main road, this hobby farm is located on verdant acreage, surrounded by fruit trees, veggie patches and gardens, complete with waddling ducks and clucking chooks.  This is a working farm, so your dog must be well behaved and under control at all times.  There is a secure veranda for your animals to be left outdoors.  They are allowed indoors but they must keep their paws firmly planted on the floor.


Photo credit – Latham Wishart via our ‘Your Pets Happy Space’ competition.


Park Hill Farmstay Cottage in Wannon is a 1700 acre sheep and cattle farm located 20 minutes from the City of Hamilton.  Your divine doggy will be more than happy exploring the securely fenced area while you explore the great region of Greater Hamilton!

Enjoy exploring the magnificent ruggedness of Mount Sturgeon and Mount Abrupt, knowing your dog is safe and secure at the Grampians View B&B in Dunkeld.  Then come back and afford your dog the same exploration at the picturesque, dog-friendly Dunkeld Arboretum (located next to the property).  Take a stroll throughout the park, dog on lead and admire the beauty of Dunkeld.


Photo credit – Daniel Cameron via our ‘Your Pets Happy Space’ competition.


Corrugated Cottage is placed in the heart of Dunkeld.  Main street is literally a hop, skip, jump and short dog walk away.  The cottage provides dogs with a fully fenced backyard and lockable gate.  It is requested that dogs are not left alone at the property but with the amazing local, dog-friendly activities, they will most definitely want to come along.  Check out the Dunkeld Arboretum (dogs permitted on lead) and the more casual dining area of Dunkeld’s Royal Mail Hotel, The Parker Street Project (an ideal dining and sipping experience for you and your well-behaved doggy).


Photo credit – Sharyn Logan via our ‘Your Pets Happy Space’ competition.


Greater Hamilton is a complete holiday haven for you and your pooch; fresh air, wide-open spaces and choices aplenty when it comes to accommodation.

Please note, conditions do apply with regard to your pet pal staying at the above accommodation options.  Please discuss with the hosts prior to booking.  There are also more pet-friendly accommodation options within Greater Hamilton.  Speak to a local on 1800 807 056 to learn more.