Tasmania, known for its stellar landscapes, diverse wildlife, and outdoor adventures, has become increasingly welcoming to travellers with pets over the past few years. That being said, Tasmania has strict biosecurity entry conditions, including a required treatment for Hydatid Tape Worm. You can check the entry requirements here.
After doing your due diligence, it’s time to pack up the pooch and head down to the Apple Isle. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful retreat, a coastal escape, or an adventurous journey through Tasmania’s wilderness, you can find various pet-friendly options, including luxury holiday homes, hotels, and lodges.
Located in Penguin, which, yes, as the name suggests, is known for its adorable little penguins roaming around, is Madsen Retreat. The retreat offers various sea-view rooms, including a deluxe suite, a superior spa suite, and a four-bedroom group suite for families. All rooms are pet-friendly and just steps away from the beach. It’s the perfect base to explore Burnie and nearby Devonport, including many dog-friendly hikes.
Tarraleah Estate is a sprawling property with manicured gardens, sweeping mountain views, and several types of accommodation, including hotel room-style lodges and a dog-friendly cottage. The art deco cottage has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a small fenced backyard for your furry friend.
You can have up to two small dogs here, although they have to be potty trained, and there is an $80 surcharge. You will also need to bring a dog bed, toys, and other accessories your dog might need.
Hawley House is a popular wedding destination, thanks to its dreamy country setting of lakes, green pastures, and stunning coastal views. Pets are only allowed in the stable spa and accessible rooms, which spill out onto the fountain lawn, making it easy and convenient to take your pooch outside when he or she needs.
What’s more, if you need more room, the Hill House is pet-friendly and sleeps up to 10 people. The best part, pets stay free of charge. Nearby explore hiking trails, gardens, and dog-friendly beaches.
Escape to this tiny abode on the Forrester Peninsula, surrounded by tranquil native bush and water views. Big enough for two people, and one or two dogs, the Bunker has everything you need for a cosy stay, including an indoor and outdoor fireplace, a deck to take in the sunsets, and kayaks with life jackets for local exploring. If you manage to peel yourself away from the retreat, the local town of Murdunna is known for its gin and honey, as well as fish and chips, caught off the jetty you can walk down.
This two-bedroom shack perched on top of White Beach is the perfect place to spend a quiet weekend with your pooch and loved ones. Embrace breathtaking sunsets over the bay while staying warm by the wood heater and sipping a local wine. The property is pet-friendly, although the backyard is not fenced.
Enjoy 12 sprawling acres of countryside, a charming brick house, and an outdoor bath. What more could you want for a country escape? The property is pet-friendly, and we have no doubt your fur child will love all the open fenced-off space to run around. There are two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two single beds, ideal for four people. The home is remote, so we suggest grocery shopping in Sorrel before you arrive.