7 Best Pet-Friendly Cabins Near Cairns, Australia - Updated 2022


There are two things people go for when they head to Cairns in Far North Queensland - Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and the legendary Great Barrier Reef. Aside from those main attractions, there are plenty of pet-friendly things you can do in the city. You can stroll along the esplanade with your leashed pets, go beach hopping, take a short hike up Earl Hill, and explore top attractions like the Crystal Caves Cairns and Bedrock Village Caravan Park, where you can also hire a dog sitter. And with pet-friendly activities come pet-friendly accommodations. Check out the best pet-friendly cabins near Cairns, Australia, below.

1. Sunrise Retreat (from USD 119)

You and your pets will have a grand time at this cabin rental near Four Mile Beach. This studio cabin sleeps two with its queen bed and sofa bed, plus an extra comfy dog bed you can request if Fido’s coming along. The rental also features a fully fitted kitchen, an entertainment system for indoor fun, and views of Port Douglas and Mowbray Valley’s rolling landscape, both of which you can admire from the pool area in the main house.

Since cars are essential to explore the area, this cabin rental also comes with an assigned parking space for you.

Sunrise Retreat - Guest House 2
Mowbray, Queensland, Australia
76 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
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the view from the pool was amazing
beautiful view from the pool area
uli’s place is lovely and the view from the pool is spectacular
such a cute clean cabin and using the beautiful pool with a stunning view was a highlight
a comfortable space to relax in
perfect for two for a peaceful relaxing getaway clean & comfortable
the guest house was perfect clean and cosy exactly what i needed
it was clean private and the amenities including the pool were fantastic
the hosts are lovely
rob & uli were great hosts who made everything super easy
uli was very helpful
rob was a kind and respectable host
the hosts are lovely people and were there to help and share there local knowledge
this is a fabulous location
we found the location to be an ideal base to explore the region in our hire car
fantastic location away from all any noise
very easy to get to and close proximity to a lot of things
this is a fantastic location - very peaceful and quiet
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2. Tropical beachfront cabin with a large pool (from USD 122)

Have fun under the sun in this gorgeous beachfront property in East Trinity, a short drive away from Cairns. With its two bedrooms with queen beds and a single bed, it can sleep up to five people.

The interior space is bright and airy with large windows and ceiling fans, but the best parts of the property are outside. Check out the large swimming pool that gleams turquoise during the daytime and the lush gardens where your pets can run around to their heart’s content.

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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3. Freedom County Retreat (from USD 80)

Let this one-bedroom one-bathroom cabin rental near Cairns be your sanctuary while you’re in the area. Located in Kuranda, it’s furnished with a double bed and a sofa bed, sleeping up to four people.

Here, you’ll have all the essentials you’ll need for a nice and comfortable stay with your group and pets. There’s a spacious living area, a fully equipped kitchen, a well-outfitted bathroom, and a big yard overlooking a rainforest. Past guests have also noted that the area is both ideally located and quiet.

Freedom County Retreat
187 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful location and fantastic cottage with everything needed for a very comfortable stay
what an amazing air bnb absolutelyeverything you need and more clean and comfortable
everything was spotlessly clean
clean & tidy very well stocked
everything is super clean
beautiful and clean with everything you need for a short or long stay
this is a cute extra clean self contained unit
host delivered more fresh eggs from their chickens halfway through
highly recommend it perfect spot to explore surrounding areas and casey is a great host
casey is a great host and the place is cosy with everything i needed during my holiday
host provided generous extras in the fridge too cute tribe of chooks visit every day
cute little cabin well stocked lovely location
the location is magnificent surrounded by dense rainforest but only a 5min drive from kuranda
great place and location and good host
pet friendly close to all things touristy
a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the rainforest loved the location and surroundings
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4. Oak Forest Retreat (from USD 102)

Your pet will love this beautiful private guest room at Oak Forest Retreat near Cairns and Kuranda. It has a king-sized bed and a private deck overlooking the pond and the surrounding rainforest. Breakfast, coffee, and tea come with a night’s stay, but you can also order lunch and dinner at an additional cost.

And if your dog is well-socialized, it can play with Boof, the bed-and-breakfast’s resident good boy. Do keep your pet leashed as you explore the rest of the property.

Dog Friendly King Room Rainforest Retreat
43 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
the bath with a choice of bath salts was bliss and showering amongst the tropical garden exhilarating
heather is a terrific cook - we devoured our cooked breakfast on our last day
clean big spacious room/bathroom with your own private balcony overlooking the lush and well maintained water & gardens
the room was comfortable and had everything we could possibly need and more
the place was absolutely stunning very comfortable and everything you could possibly need in a stay was provided
everything was a spotlessly clean and ultra modern
heather was a lovely host welcoming and helpful
heather is such a fantastic host
heather surpasses super host she has created the most perfect home away from home
heather was also very accommodatingand kind
and the friendly dogs were also a treat and a great welcoming committee :)
an amazing location and facilities
spectacular location in the rainforest 10 mins easy drive from kuranda
we had a lovely stay the location was very peaceful and the beautiful rainforest location was relaxing
it really is a great place to unwind and visit kuranda's attractions while you are there
what a place if you want a cairns tropical rainforest retreat this is the place to go to
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5. Port Douglas Sunrise Retreat (from USD 141)

There’s only one thing to do in this stunning hilltop rental in Port Douglas near Cairns - indulge. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom property with queen-sized and single beds sleeps up to three people. You’ll also find a two-person spa with a hot tub for relaxation.

The living area features a full entertainment system for indoor fun. For outdoor activities, the sliding doors open out to a veranda with outdoor seating and a tropical garden. Pets will be provided with doggie beds in the veranda area so they can enjoy, too. If you’re heading up here during colder weather, make sure they’re dressed for the season.

Port Douglas Sunrise Retreat
19 reviews  Wifi Available
guest house 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable furnishings and all catered for
the guesthouse is completely self contained clean beautiful and private
a great rental house with all things you need and very clean
the hosts are great and can provide advice on both the tourist and local spots
it's a lovely place rob and his family were great hosts
this is a very comfortable place with the best owners
"thank you uli & rob"lovely spot with very welcoming (but not intrusive) hosts 5 minutes from port douglas
plenty of space here inside and out with lovely hosts
easy drive to local attractions and the location is lovely and quiet
out of town and steep driveway but worth the peace and quiet
really enjoyed the peace and quiet of this place
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6. Spacious country home with valley views (from USD 174)

If you’re heading to the northern tropics with a big group, this lodge will do. It’s a three-bedroom two-bathroom property perched on Mowbray Valley near Cairns, sleeping up to six people and their pets. The home is furnished with ceiling fans, air-conditioning, an open-concept living and dining area, and a timber deck veranda where you can enjoy sprawling vistas of the area.

There are about 25 acres (10 hectares) of private rainforest land to explore. This provides your group and your pets with plenty of space to have an adventure.

Valley Views Lodge - Country home in Port Douglas
2 reviews
House 11 Guests 0 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 11
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
lovely place to say the owners were beautiful
the location was superb and the house beautiful
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7. Private bush cottage with a hot tub (from USD 136)

Enjoy some peace and quiet with your companion, whether it be your pet, your partner, in this beautiful bush cottage for two in Kuranda. This studio-type cabin is furnished with a queen bed and a sofa bed, an equipped kitchen, and picture windows.

Outside, a romantic hot tub awaits where you can soak as you admire the starry night sky. During hotter days, you can turn the air-conditioning on or let the breeze in through the fully screened windows.

The Sanctuary - Pet friendly
Kuranda, Queensland, Australia
34 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was great with a cozy lounge to netflix and chill
so much light and peacefulness with an epic bed outside bath and well equipped modern kitchen
very clean quiet and relaxing area but still close enough to kuranda and cairns if needed
beautiful location beautiful house and made our first time to cairns one to remember
lovely little place to get away for the weekend
a great place to relax and unwind
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Have a pet-friendly holiday in and around Cairns

There’s plenty of popular activities you can do with your pets while in Far North Queensland. Cairns and its surrounding towns are home to pet-friendly cafes and restaurants like Nerada Tea, St. Crispins, and Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns Wharf. Don’t forget to check out these pet-friendly accommodations to go with your trip.

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