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Dog-friendly Accommodation in South Australia for Pup-approved Travel

From glamping to beach shacks, we’ve rounded up some of the best dog-friendly accommodations in South Australia.

Image via James Bedford
Image via James Bedford

Getting away is one of the best feelings in the world. To escape normality; sleep somewhere that isn’t your own bed, waking up to different views and scenery. You’re guaranteed for a good time whether it’s with friends, family, your partner – but someone’s missing… the dog of course. A long rambling walk, beach trip, or getting cosy by the fire just isn’t the same without a furry companion. We’ve rounded up some of the best places in South Australia, from glamping to beach shacks to whole properties to escape with your beloved pooch… and whoever else you want to join.

Coonawarra Bush Holiday Park via Bash Diss
Coonawarra Bush Holiday Park via Bash Diss
Coonawarra Bush Holiday Park

Fancy glamping in a bell-tent with your dog? A cabin with an en-suite? Eco friendly or maybe even an out of this world Hex Bubble? Coonawarra Bush has every style of outdoor living to suit from rough and ready lovers right up to the glam squad. Just bring your dog’s bed to join in the sleepover and you’re all set.

242 Comaum School Road, Coonawarra

Trader Jack’s
Trader Jack’s
Trader Jack’s

Rustic, cosy and individual, Trader Jack’s is the perfect hideaway for two humans and a furry companion. This cool studio space has bare surfaces throughout, a standalone iron bathtub, natural colourings to please the eyes and a perfect private coastal garden. 

Robe, South Australia

Still Windy Couple’s Retreat
Still Windy Couple’s Retreat
Still Windy Couple’s Retreat

Kangaroo Island offers a haven for dogs – rolling hills, beaches stretched out and walks galore. Book into this exceptional building, perfect for a couple’s retreat, with its high wooden ceilings and unique octagonal roof. There’s a wood burner to keep you warm at night, is less than 10 minutes from the beautiful Snelling Beach and situated on a 100ha bush block to guarantee privacy and peace. 

Middle River, Kangaroo Island


Yondah Beach House
Yondah Beach House
Yondah Beach House

If you’re after the perfect remote stay, then this is the place for you. Situated perfectly looking out to Kangaroo Island and beyond, it would almost be unfair to call this a beach house due to its luxurious surroundings. An open fire awaits you; four separate decks surround the house – perfect for a wine while watching the sunset, and of course – pet friendly. 

Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Willalooka Ecolodge
Willalooka Ecolodge
Willalooka Ecolodge

Want to be secluded, surrounded by wetlands and stylish? Just take a cool 2.5 hour drive out of Adelaide and nest down in this amazing property that’s environmentally sensitive and ‘brings the outside-in’ – making it the perfect spot for up to 8 guests and your dogs. You’ll have two open plan living areas and an entertainment system and a deck that will cater for all for those relaxed days.

PMB 154, Naracoorte, South Australia

Nectarine Cottage
Nectarine Cottage
Nectarine Cottage

Take up to five of your favourite people and doggies to this cosy cottage down in Goolwa’s “Little Scotland”. Enjoy the open plan living area and private courtyard, get some time away to yourself and have a soak in the tub or open a bottle of red and warm yourselves in front of the fire. If you want to accommodate further guests, then you can also book out an extra little guest house just adjacent. 

Goolwa, South Australia

The Tall House
The Tall House
The Tall House at Chiton Rocks

The Tall House is a bright, airy, modern haven where you’re able to take a quick walkies down to Chiton Surf club and follow the beach right down to Port Elliot, where you can pick up one of their famous baked goods. One dog allowed, with prior permission.

Hayborough, South Australia

Beira-Mar Cottage
Beira-Mar Cottage
Beira-Mar Cottage

Imagine it – opening your doors in the morning, coffee in hand, and being greeted by stretched out bright blue waters. Take some time in this lovingly renovated beach shack situated by waters just asking to be swum in. This is the perfect spot to disappear for a while, with long walks on your doorstep and the ferry just up the road to take you on adventures.

Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island


Loved all the best dog friendly stays around South Australia but ready to take life off the beaten track? Your pooch can experience the great outdoors with you with the best camping spots around South Australia. Or if you're more of a luxe traveller check out the best caravan parks around South Australia instead.