10 Best Pet-Friendly Airbnbs In Cairns, Australia


Cairns in North Queensland abounds with natural wonders. It is perhaps best known for being a convenient gateway to the famed Great Barrier Reef. It is also home to Wet Tropics of Queensland (a World Heritage Site) and Atherton Tableland, which allow visitors to experience stunning rainforests. The nearby Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Crystal Cascades, and Kuranda Scenic Railway are wonderful ways to appreciate the region’s natural beauty. Other must-visit attractions in the city include Cairns Esplanade, Cairns Botanic Gardens, Cairns Aquarium, and Cairns Central Mall. Travelling with your furry friend and looking for a comfy place to stay? Scroll down for our list of the best pet-friendly Airbnbs in Cairns, Australia.

1. Two-bedroom apartment near the city centre (from USD 114)

This apartment on the ground floor comes with ample natural light and no-fuss decor. It offers two bedrooms and can sleep up to five guests. It features an open-concept living space with a full kitchen and seating area.

The hosts welcome pets and require you to clean up after them. The city centre is just 1 km (0.6 mi) away from the property, so a stay here will put you within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and Esplanade.

(G2) - Two Bedroom - Walk to City - Pet Friendly
275 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice and neat with great wifi and air con
wifi was a nice touch as well
good beds comfy lounge plenty of room for a family
flat simple and basic but had everything you needed for a comfortable stay
very clean and tidy
additionally the cleaning policy was interesting
great place to stay clean and comfortable
great place to stay clean and comfortable
clean and good location
linda is an awesome host
linda is a very helpful host quick responses and accommodating
linda was a most gracious host and we would certainly stay with her again
linda was very responsive + hospitable thanks linda
linda is a wonderful communicator/host and check in/out was a breeze
location is also good
the location was great walking distance to the esplanade and shopping and restaurants
it is in good location - about a 10 minute walk from the city center
really convenient location and clear information on where everything was
great location for exploring cairns
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2. Well-furnished cottage with a fenced yard, Parramatta Park (from USD 201)

This charming Queenslander-style cottage has been recently upgraded and now offers a trendy space that can accommodate up to six guests. It features a lively vibe with colourful retro-themed decor. The main area includes a cosy seating area and an updated kitchen where you can rustle up delicious meals.

The cottage permits pets with prior approval, and it has a fully fenced front yard where your furry friend can stretch their legs. The property is in Parramatta Park, about a 15-minute walk away from the city centre.

Cute Hamptons style cottage
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
264 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities and cozy house
wifi could of been a bit better
great shower good beds all amenities you need
the beds are comfortable and the gadgets wifi and appliances easy to use
my 14 year old especially loved the design aesthetic (as did we all) cool modern and comfortable
a very clean and comfy house
very clean and tidy
it was very clean
it was clean and well presented
a beautiful little cottage that was immaculately clean and very comfortable
the host was amazing
erina is a lovely host
she was so kind and considerate
amazing host quick responses and a few compliments
very good host and accommodations
cute place and very central
location superb and neighbourhood quiet
great location close to the city cute little cottage
great location with good secure parking
nice place and close to the city
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3. Lovely guest suite with pool access, East Trinity (from USD 122)

If you are on the lookout for a secluded retreat, then this house right on a beach is an ideal choice. The main house is set amid lush tropical greenery and faces the ocean, promising serenity and spectacular vistas. This unit is on the ground floor of the house, fully private with its own entrance.

Inside, it provides an open-concept living space that has a stylishly furnished seating area and a kitchenette. With two bedrooms, it can sleep up to four guests. Guests have plenty of outdoor spaces to relax, including a patio, a swimming pool, and a garden. The best part? Pets are welcome here.

ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT! ? Cairns Beachside retreat
East Trinity, Queensland, Australia
50 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a secluded amazing space with large tropical garden pool & water views
internal provisions were good with a well equipped kitchen comfortable furniture and all towels and bedding
beautiful gardens amazing pool & amenities and fishing & praying right there at the bottom of the garden
the views the rooms the house the pool the beach are amazing you will not be disappointed
very clean space & beautifully appointed
spatious rooms and was very clean
his place is very special and bernd is a great host
bernd is the best host i had so far
and he is a wonderful host and respects privacy as well
bernd was an awesome host very generous and helpful
we loved our vacation bernd is a gear host always taking care of guests needs
amazing property in the most stunning location on a private beach
it reminds me of staying in bali with its tropical gardens beautiful location and resort style accommodation
bernd himself built the house and created this amazing place in the middle of nature
loved our stay at bernd's place
we absolutely enjoyed our stay the location right on the beach couldn’t have been any better
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4. Ground-floor apartment for three, Bungalow (from USD 75)

This ground-floor apartment is set within a bungalow. With one bedroom and a day bed, it can accommodate up to three guests. It also has a full kitchen and a living area with a comfy couch and a TV.

Outside, a fenced-in yard is available for guests’ exclusive use and is a perfect spot to play with your kids and four-legged friends. The hosts allow pets on request. Pets should be leashed in common areas and not be allowed on the bed.

Bungalow, Queensland, Australia
159 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
they supply shower gel shampoo and conditioner and not in those pathetic little bottles
great value apartment great amenities pet friendly excellent communication
its a really comfortable space and has all the basics we could need/want
this accommodation is clean and spacious
affordable space clean and tidy
very clean spacious and comfortable
the apartment was clean and well appointed
the apartment is very clean and tidy
the host was very helpful
great service by the host
great host and very responsive
mark was a great host
mark and linda kindly let me book their apartment for a staff member from my organisation
great place not too far from the central shopping centre
value was great and location was decent
very nice flat within walking distance to center cains (20 min walk to central mall)
very close to center of town would highly recommend
great location great price great communication
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5. Top-floor apartment overlooking the Great Barrier Reef, Machans Beach (from USD 68)

You will enjoy the laid-back ambience of this beachfront apartment. This pet-friendly apartment is located on the top floor of a building in Machans Beach overlooking the Great Barrier Reef. It has a separate entrance, thus ensuring complete privacy.

Suitable for up to three guests, the apartment has a lounge area with a TV and a fully stocked kitchen that make up the living space. Adjoining this is a bedroom with a double bed and a sunroom that comes with a day bed. You can also savour the gorgeous vistas from a small balcony. Please do note that the ground floor features a restaurant.

Beachfront Cairns Pet Friendly!
Machans Beach, Queensland, Australia
249 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
but there are air conditioners so you are able to close the windows and have cool air
the view is incredible and the apartment is super cozy
the view was breathtaking the food downstairs was delicious and the apartment was perfect
the beds were fantastic - quite comfy
(the a/c unit works great if you get too warm )carla couldn't have been a more accommodating host
the apartment was very clean and comfortable
carla was the ultimate hostess the space was clean and spacious
carlas place was clean and right on a beautiful beach
the apartment was lovely and clean
the space itself was spacious airy and clean
host was so accomodating everyone was nice
friendly neighbor and good food downstairs
o'shea's staff is very kind and helpful and we enjoyed their menu options
and carla was a great host--if we needed anything she was available on the spot
carla was beyond helpful with quick replies and answers to any questions that we had
the location of this place was amazing
place is in a perfect location
highly recommend staying in this location if you're looking for something away from the city
the place was very close to everything we needed and it was easy to get around by bus
the location was perfect a quiet little beach town
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6. The Homestead, Redlynch (from USD 178)

This guest suite is part of the main house that is nestled on a farm but has separate access. Surrounded by verdant greenery, this rental is a good pick for those looking to spend time amidst nature. As the property is within a tropical rainforest, it encompasses grassy grounds, wooded walking and biking trails, a creek and swimming holes, all of which the guests can access.

Inside, the unit provides two rooms and a bathroom. Both rooms open onto a deck with a kitchen. Guests also have access to the garden area with barbecue facilities. Pets are allowed on prior approval, except aggressively barking dogs. An additional pet fee is levied post discussion.

CAIRNS Acre Pets YES enquire if more than 5 guests
Redlynch, Queensland, Australia
57 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Ranch 9 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were extremely comfortable highly recommend
the linen had a lovely luxurious feel and the room we stayed in was very spacious
the rooms were very clean and nicely decorated
mary's house is comfortable relaxed clean quiet and safe
a modern spacious and clean abode well away from city noise and traffic
mary was a lovely host
host was very friendly
mary and her family are fantastic hosts
mary was a fantastic host can recommend staying here
we enjoyed the stay in good facilities and mary was a pleasant and helpful host
great place to stay close to the airport
the location of the homested was amazing so central to everything and set amongst lush rainforest
a beautiful place with everything we needed during our re location
mary and her family were incredibly friendly and welcoming the house and location is stunning
this is a lovely place to stay
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7. Treetops Retreat, Redlynch (from USD 240)

Enjoy the experience of a lifetime at Treetops Retreat, a treehouse set within a rainforest. Beautifully furnished with contemporary-style decor, this sprawling property’s design blurs indoor and outdoor spaces with lush tree foliage all around you. It has a cosy living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and three bedrooms that can sleep up to eight guests.

There are multiple decks to enjoy the incredible views. There’s also a sauna, hot tub and swimming pool on site for your relaxation. Small pets are allowed on approval. Do note there are no fences surrounding the property, keep an eye on them at all times.

Treetops Retreat Cairns (rainforest resort home)
Redlynch, Queensland, Australia
308 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Treehouse 3 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
an amazing view to the rain forest and very nice and tidy rooms
the beds were super comfortable and the whole place was conducive to relaxation
the beds were comfortable
all was spotlessly clean and the linens and towels generously supplied
we found it very clean and very inviting
bathrooms were also clean and beautiful
he cleaned the pool mid stay and left a bottle of wine so thoughtful
the bedrooms were clean and comfortable and we slept very well
laurie is a great host
laurie was a great host
laurie is the greatest host
laurie is an excellent host who cares about his home
laurie is a great host with an equally great home
great place in the best location
great location to visit crystal cascades from and freshwater station for the kuranda scenic railway
beautiful location also spacious and stylish
laurie's place is like the paradise on earth
amazing place right in the rainforest
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8. Quaint beach cottage with a deck, Machans Beach (from USD 187)

You will wake up to the sound of the waves if you choose to stay at this cottage which is just a few steps away from the beach. Suitable for up to five people, this beach house’s neatly furnished interiors include an open-plan common area, three bedrooms and a full kitchen. Its ocean-facing deck is the best place to savour the tranquil surroundings.

A large fenced-in yard with a swimming pool and a play area is also available, where you can have fun with your furry friends and kiddos. The house is located on Machans Beach, which is a 10-minutes drive away from the North of Cairns CBD. An additional bonus feature is that there’s a nature reserve directly across the street that guests can explore.

Beach House on Cinderella - absolute beachfront
38 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic house absolute waterfront with stunning views & comfortable surroundings
you find everything for cooking it is clean and the style is nice
the home was clean and well-equipped with everything we needed
very clean home cafe restaurant and general store close by
the host is very friendly and helpful
debbie was a wonderful host who was on hand to answer any questions
debbie & chris were friendly accommodating hosts
pet friendly and my little boy loved the pool
this house is amazing location
the house has perfect location
easy walking distance to local restaraunts & beachsidewalks
beautiful location right on the beach
a lovely stay in a wonderfully unique location
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9. Snug studio with a shared pool, Redlynch (from USD 95)

Enjoy a secluded retreat amidst a tropical rainforest within this cosy guest suite. Though part of the main house, the guest suite has a private entrance. It has a studio layout and comes with a double bed, a sofa, a basic kitchenette, and an en-suite bathroom. The property offers plenty of places for outdoor relaxation, including a private deck and a shared pool. It is located in Redlynch, a 20-minute drive away from Cairns. Pets are welcome here.

Private studio-Rainforest acreage on your doorstep
Redlynch, Queensland, Australia
28 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very quiet and peaceful with lovely views and a pool
our annex had everything super clean and comfortable
friendly north queensland hospitality super clean studio and a garden full of botanical treasures
jeanie and gavin couldn't have been more helpful with any requests we asked
jeanie is very accommodating fantastic property with a nice little flowing creek at the back
fantastic place and fantastic stay loved our weeklong stay with my partner and 1
set on an absolutely beautiful location the little unit attached to their house was comfortable and sparkling clean
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10. Simple yet cosy studio for two, Westcourt (from USD 46)

Perfect for couples or solo travellers, this compact studio is attached to the main house but has its own entrance. It has one room with a double bed, a sofa, and a well-equipped kitchenette. A half-bathroom (toilet with sink) is en-suite, but the full bathroom is shared.

An outdoor patio area is available for guests’ use. The host allows house-trained pets with prior approval, and pet details must be shared before booking. Pets must not be left unsupervised on the property or outside. Pet sitting is available on request. The property is located in the suburb of Westcourt.

Bright Airy Studio in Westcourt - Clean & Private
Westcourt, Queensland, Australia
6 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
overall loved the stay and the very friendly dogs were just the cherry on top
great place plently of cooking utensils and so close to the shops
budget pet friendly accomodation good location
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Enjoy with your pet in Cairns

When you travel with your furry friend, it can be hard to find a good vacation rental that welcomes both you and your pet. That’s why we have selected some great options in and around Cairns for you. So, book from this list of the best pet-friendly Airbnbs in Cairns, Australia, and have a memorable vacation with your fur baby.

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