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Most of the biggest and best hotels in Port Douglas do not allow dogs to stay, other than assistance dogs, but a handful of hotels, camp sites and villas, will allow dogs and pets. We run through the best Port Douglas hotels with dogs.
Some Port Douglas restaurants and pubs will also allow dogs on the premises. You can find more information in our post, where to eat in Port Douglas with your dog. I’ll give you the link at the end of this post. We are Port Douglas residents, and we own a puppy, so much research has been done on this topic!
Be aware that dogs are only allowed on certain parts of Port Douglas Four Mile Beach (the southern end, away from the stinger net, and that if leash rules aren’t followed, there are fines. Also, try to keep your dogs away from any body of water in Port Douglas, dogs can be taken by crocodiles in Australia.
Please check your chosen booking’s pet policy for yourself, because these policies can change at short notice.
The Court House Hotel Port Douglas banned dogs in October 2023. We have no clue why, the dining is on the pavement so it seems very odd. Instead of going there, drive up the hill to the Julatten Hotel where your dog can have his photo taken for the dog board. I think pubs that welcome dogs are much more likely to receive our custom, don’t you? It’s a shame, as we were frequent Courthouse customers.
Dog-Friendly Campsites in Port Douglas
1. Tropic Breeze Caravan Park and Campsite
This Port Douglas campsite is very well-located, near the beach and Macrossan St, where you will find most Port Douglas restaurants, shops, and a small Coles supermarket. This campsite is often full in high season, so try to book well in advance and check that your dog will be allowed to stay.
Cabins are also available.
Find Tropic Breeze at 97-107 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, QLD 4877
Contact 07 4099 5299
2. Newell Beach Caravan Park & Holiday Units
Newell Beach is a about 27Km north of Port Douglas and Mossman, a little south of Wonga Beach, but is dog-friendly.
Find Newell Beach Campsite at Marine Parade, Newell Beach, QLD 4873
Contact 07 4098 1331
3. Mossman Leisure Park Campsite
This Mossman campsite is adjacent to the public lap pool in Mossman. You can walk to the Saturday morning Mossman Markets held under the rain trees, but you’ll likely need to drive to the large Woolworths supermarket in Mossman. Well-behaved and controlled dogs are permitted at the campsite’s discretion.
Find the Mossman Campsite on the corner of Foxton Avenue and Park Street, Mossman, QLD 4873
Contact 07 4098 2627
Port Douglas Dog-Friendly Hotels, Villas, Apartments
1. Reef Terraces at St Crispins Villa 2
These private villas at Reef Terraces are very new and in a stunning location in Port Douglas. This villa can accommodate even a large family, plus your dog, as a bonus St Crispin’s Cafe is nearby and that’s also dog-friendly. They serve great breakfasts with lovely views over the water to the golf course. This 3 bedroom villa can accommodate even a large or extended family for a Port Douglas stay. Check out this villa here.
Pink Flamingo Resort
Although the Pink Flamingo villas and resort are not listed as pet-friendly on a major booking site, digging a little deeper it seems that dogs are welcome to stay. Doubles and twins are available at this adults-only facility and the small colourful resort is very well located in Port Douglas. Check out this property here. LGBTQ friendly, open to all,
Wonga Belle Beach House
Wonga Beach is roughly 18Km north of Mossman, 36Km from central Port Douglas, and this lovely beach house is dog-friendly. With 4 bedrooms this is a great getaway for a large family or group of friends sharing the property. Footsteps from the beach, enjoy your own private pool and grounds. Check out this property here.
Bali Hai 3 Sorrento
This Port Douglas beach house has a dof-friendly courtyard and can sleep multiple people in 2 bedrooms The property is a very short walk from Four Mile Beach Port Douglas and has a good-sized garden and barbecue set up on desirable Solander Ave. Bali Hai is available on Stayz, here.