5 Best Pet- & Dog-Friendly Accommodations In Ballina, Australia - Updated 2024

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Located in New South Wales, Ballina is a beautiful town to stop and admire. Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum is the place to gain insights into the town’s maritime history. Its collections include memorabilia displays and ship models. Northern Rivers Community Gallery is where you need to be to appreciate contemporary artwork. There are four exhibition spaces in the gallery with the art pieces rotated every two months. To spend some fun time in the water, you may want to stop by Ballina Memorial Swimming Pool & Waterslide. Other than pools of different types, the spot offers barbecue facilities. You can make your trip more awesome by letting your pets tag along to keep you company. Read on to learn about the best pet- & dog-friendly accommodations in Ballina, Australia.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and pet-friendly rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 13, 2024.

1. Quirky 1950s cottage with an outdoor deck (from USD 132)

Your pets are going to love this quirky cottage as it has an enclosed yard. It is large enough for your furry friends to roam around freely while you enjoy the quiet atmosphere from the outdoor deck. There is also a dog-friendly beach adjacent to the cottage. You need to obtain the host’s approval first by providing a description of your pets. Only small and trained pets are welcome.

For a comfortable stay, the cottage offers amenities that include a well-appointed kitchen and a living room with a television.

Stayed at this property?
Ballina, New South Wales, Australia
6 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
heaters in the bedroom made our stay comfortable in the winter months
zara’s place was spotlessly clean
zara was excellent with communication etc and the place was spotless
very clean with everything we needed for our stay
the host zara left a welcome pack which was a lovely surprise when we arrived
we had great time staying at zara’s place beautiful cosy house nice neighbourhood close to town centre
located close to the river & beach which was lovely for our mornings walks with the dogs
lovely home from home in close proximity to town shops nice restaurants and everything else you might need
the house is an easy walk to the local dog beach and into the main street of ballina
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2. Murray Cottage (from USD 170)

At this cottage, you are just a five-minute walk away from the river and a pet-friendly beach. You are more than welcome to bring one well-behaved dog during your stay. Its size should be either small or medium and weigh no more than 25 kilograms (55 pounds).

It is also important to ensure that your dog does not yap or bark too much. And, do not forget to keep an eye on your dog at all times. If you are planning to bring a second dog, you will need to consult with the owner prior to booking. As for amenities, the cottage comes with a kitchen, air conditioning, and a wireless internet connection.

Stayed at this property?
34 reviews   Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful linen and comfortable pillows and mattresses
there is a private, comfortable back yard and a large front deck which captures the afternoon breeze
the only issue we experienced was the included wi-if
dda access makes it that little bit easier for the older folk
an easy walk into town and all the facilities
it didn't really work
this large beautiful house is in excellent condition with high quality appliances and finishes
the house was beautiful and clean, it was so spacious it was exactly what we needed! highly recommend it to anyone
nicely renovated and comfortable
a charming home and garden that was clean and well presented in a lovely quiet location
attention has been given to every detail in the house
communication with the hosts was easy and prompt
the hosts were very friendly and helpful and have thought of absolutely everything when stocking the home
they provided us with lots of information about the property prior to our arrival
great hosts and property - cleverly wheelchair friendly and pet friendly
lovely little house in a great location
either place is ideal for a late afternoon beverage
wonderfully renovated property, central location
the property has been modernised and is well located near the cbd
the cottage is ideally located
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3. Villa Riviera (from USD 160)

A beautiful view of the Richmond River is yours to enjoy when you pick this apartment. It comes with its own backyard beach where you and your four-legged friends can have a fun time together. If you’re bringing your pooch, you’ll need to seek permission from the owner before booking. A description of your pets is required.

After a day filled with outdoor activities and frolicking with your pets, you can relax and recharge in a private lounge. Here, you can sip your favorite drink while reading a book. The apartment also has a television and a DVD player.

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55 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
property was comfortable and our bed was luxurious
the apartment was immaculate and the view out the back so serene
the kitchen was very well equipped
comfy beds and the owner has thought of everything to make your stay comfortable and easy
needed a fan and owner bought one straight away
the view can not be beat and we enjoyed gorgeous sunsets and dolphin sightings
richard was a lovely host and greeted us on arrival
the owner was extremely helpful and kind
we booked at the last minute and karin was excellent with her quick confirmation and follow up
also upon our arrival we thought the 'goodies' left for us were such a nice touch and immediately made us feel welcomed & relaxed
all the comforts of home
wonderful place great location
it is ideally located on the richmond river and is a short walk to the centre of ballina
the location was also good, being in fairly easy walking distance to the centre of town and restaurants etc
the position of this property is magical!!husband did not catch fish, but added to this wonderful experience
a very relaxing property to stay in
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4. Spacious house with a fully equipped kitchen (from USD 108)

This house is located just one minute away from the waterways as well as the local river. While you may bring pets, they are not allowed inside the house unless you have come to an agreement with the owner. Also, the droppings of your pets need to be taken care of.

If you drink coffee, you can take advantage of the provided Nespresso machine. Otherwise, you can use the well-equipped kitchen to prepare a delicious meal.

Stayed at this property?
Ballina, New South Wales, Australia
129 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was so comfortable and homely
it was also spotlessly clean
the house was well equipped clean and spacious
everything was amazing the place is huge clean tidy
nice clean house with lots of features and a convenient location
this house is extremely comfortable clean well appointed and well located
owners were so nice and accommodating
a friendly and welcoming host and lovely property
the hosts are very responsive and approachable
the host communicated with us really well and we enjoyed our stay
the description accurately represents what you will get and the hosts are super responsive and helpful
great location right near shops
great location with shops only a short walk away and a friendly neighbourhood
comfortable spacious and close to shopping and beach
very easy walk to ballina fair so all good
close to shops in a quiet location perfect fit for us
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Pet-friendly hotels and resorts in Ballina, Australia

5. Ballina Homestead Motel (from USD 123)

The centrally located Ballina Homestead Motel offers all possible amenities for a comfortable stay. The property welcomes pets on request, but you may have to pay an additional fee. The good news is your pets can stay with you in the room if you bring not more than two. But, they cannot sleep in the guests beds unless you want to pay a 100 AUD (70 USD) cleaning fee.

Keep in mind that your little buddies need to be leashed at all times on the hotel’s property. Cleaning up after your pets is also your responsibility. The hotel applies a strict pet policy and you are recommended to go through it on the hotel’s website.

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Ballina Homestead Motel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 95 Cherry Street

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms

Have a fantastic vacation in Ballina

Looking forward to having the time of your life in Ballina with your little furry friends? Plan your itinerary right away. For the ultimate stay, make sure to book any of the above best pet- and dog-friendly accommodations in Ballina.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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