Top 8 Pet- & Dog-Friendly Accommodations In Toowoomba, Australia - Updated 2024

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What makes Toowoomba a unique city is its persistence in maintaining a countryside appeal despite the thriving local culture. Lots of jacaranda trees line the streets, giving a nice facelift to the neighborhoods. The best time to visit is September, when one of the most-awaited events in the city, the Carnival of Flowers, is held. If you like coffee and experimenting with different flavors, Toowoomba rivals the café and dining scene of big cities such as Melbourne. It’s a laid-back destination that doesn’t run out of exciting things to do, even for families and their furry pals. If you’re planning to take the whole gang on a holiday, here are some pet- & dog-friendly accommodations in Toowoomba, 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.

Pet-friendly vacation rentals in Toowoomba, Australia

1. Cottage close to the central business district (from USD 257)

For a group of eight with dogs, this cottage in East Toowoomba is an impressive place to stay. For one, it’s right next to the pet-friendly Queen’s Park where an off-leash green space for dogs is located. Secondly, guests only have to pay 3.4 USD (5 AUD) for the pet fee, and up to two dogs weighing less than 55.1 lbs (25 kg) are welcome.

Toowoomba’s central business district is just a quick walk away, so there sure are plenty of fun activities and places to explore nearby. These include The Empire Theatre and the Cobb+Co Museum. The outdoors is just as fun as the interior space. The reception area with leather couches and a fireplace is the perfect spot to rest after a day out, and the bathroom with a clawfoot tub is ideal for nighttime relaxation.

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403 meters (0.3 ft) from Queens Park Toowoomba
3 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
pet friendly so appreciated
great property convenient location and comfortable
comfortable beds central location airconditioning space to relax and we all felt right at home
lovely spot close to parks markets cafe and town
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2. Banksia Cottage (from USD 112)

For 24.4 USD (35 AUD), you can bring along your pups during your stay at Banksia Cottage. Take note that you must first advise your host upon booking, and only house-trained dogs over 12 months old are accepted. Your pets are welcome to sleep in the rooms, but they are not allowed on the bed. Your host also gently reminds you never to leave your pups unattended.

This home chock-full of charm features a nice living area with entertainment options such as a TV with Netflix, a collection of DVDs, and some groovy records. For nice playtime with your pup, a delightful garden awaits.

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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
1.5 km (1.0 mi) from Queens Park Toowoomba
cottage 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was so comfy
the bed was so very cosy
not modern sterile
every possible need was catered for, with some added thoughtful touches
kitchen was well equipped
so clean, comfortable and atmospheric
loved toowoomba especially this cottage, clean, comfortable and beautifully maintained
after travelling in the heat and dust it was wonderful to stay at such a clean and well appointed cottage (especially as it is pet friendly)
quaint little cottage, full with everything you need, very clean and tidy with beautiful gardens, enjoyed our stay immensely
the cottage was lovely to stay in, well presented and appointed with the right homely touches
delightful and welcoming cottage
very dog-friendly with nice park behind back fence
much appreciated by a family of professional cleaners
it was cozy, all the comforts and really set the scene for a relaxing and enjoyable weekend
greg nerryl and floyd the schnauzer
the location is perfect, being both within walking distance of the cbd but very quiet and with a park around the corner
handy location
the cleanliness and property maintenance standards are good
banksia cottage is in the best location, close to the city heart of toowoomba and close to all necessities that we needed
having spent part of my teen years in the 70's in a cottage very similar to banksia, it had me reminiscing about those times especially when looking through the box of records and finding lp's that...
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3. Ambiente Cottage (from USD 122)

Tucked on a flower-lined street in South Toowoomba, Ambiente Cottage is one of the city’s best spots for holidaying with your pets. If you have more than one furry pal, this lovely home is ideal since it accepts up to three pets. There’s plenty of yard space for you and your pets to enjoy. Queens Park, a park with a dogs’ off-leash area and picnic tables, is about 1.1 miles (1.9 kilometers) away.

WiFi, a TV with Netflix and cable, and a bunch of DVDs are some of your choices for fun indoors. A kitchen is readily available in case your group prefers making meals instead of eating out. Keep in mind that on weekends and peak season, a three-night minimum stay is required.

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1.89 km (1.2 mi) from Queens Park Toowoomba
27 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:
oh and the air conditioning was a blessing late afternoon
gas heater was bliss for those chilly mornings and evenings after being out and about
beautiful decor comfy beds and a very efficient reverse cycle aircon that kept the whole house warm
super clean and comfortable cottage
the cottage was clean tidy and pantry well appointed
spotlessly clean comfy beds and the best stocked kitchen and pantry for lunch for many people
house is as described clean great for kids safe for pets and welcoming
the house was well maintained clean and love the big backyard for jake to run and play
host was super helpful entire time
well presented and owners were really easy to deal with
firstly communication with hollie the owner was excellent
absolutely loved our stay and the central location
the cottage secure walking distance to shops
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4. Modest home with modern amenities (from USD 70)

Make no mistake — this house may have a traditional style with a hint of vintage, but it packs a punch when it comes to modern amenities. Guests have full access to an air-conditioned living room with a 65-inch TV, the perfect recipe for staying in. There’s also unlimited WiFi for hours of uninterrupted streaming and browsing. The no-frills kitchen, laundry facilities, and parking complete the list of conveniences offered here.

With a huge, fully fenced backyard to run around in, this unassuming home is one of the best holiday homes that welcomes pets. Take note that this place is only suitable for four adults and kids are not allowed.

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3.44 km (2.2 mi) from Queens Park Toowoomba
6 reviews  
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
two double beds were very comfortable
overall the property was clean and serviceable
a big thank you to our hosts
quiet neighbourhood no frills kitchen but great weber lovely linen helpful approachable manager/owner
there is a small shopping centre very close by within 5 minutes easy walking distance
good comfy shops nearby and close to town and the golf club
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5. Bannockburn Lodge (from USD 209)

Located next to Queen’s Park, which features an off-leash area for dogs, Bannockburn Lodge is certainly a top place to consider when looking for pet-friendly accommodation options in East Toowoomba. Up to two dogs, less than 55.1 lbs (25 kg), are accepted for a nominal fee of 3.4 USD (5 AUD).

This well-appointed townhouse is suitable for guests who like to be on the go since there are lots of interesting places nearby. These include cafes around the corner, walking tracks, and the central business district. Of course, if you plan to spend more time indoors, there’s a smart TV and speedy WiFi to keep things interesting. A well-furnished kitchen is also at your disposal.

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East Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
416 meters (0.3 ft) from Queens Park Toowoomba
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed is super comfortable
the townhouse was quite large and easily able to move around in particularly the kitchen and master bedroom
we had a fabulous time in this very well appointed and comfortable lodge
spotlessly clean and beautifully presented property
jesse the owner/manager was in contact everyday to ensure all was ok
loved that it was pet friendly
perfect location and spacious accommodation to suit our extended family of five
the house was in walking distance to cbd and our dog enjoyed the park accross the road
easy driving to other locations
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6. Sambambi Abode (from USD 82)

Sambambi Abode is a spacious duplex guesthouse that’s just the right size for a family of six. If the group likes to whip up their own meals, the kitchen is all yours to take advantage of. Central air-conditioning, heating, and portable fans keep the atmosphere cozy no matter what time of year you decide to visit. Your choices for indoor leisure are the TV and WiFi.

Uniplaza in Kearney Springs is easily walkable if you’re looking to venture outside. There’s also an off-leash dog park just a short walk from this guesthouse. While pets are welcome, you are required to get in touch with the host regarding the suitability of your fur pal. Be aware that pets must stay outdoors.

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Kearneys Spring, Queensland, Australia
5.77 km (3.6 mi) from Queens Park Toowoomba
250 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
well stocked pantry air conditioning lovely undercover outdoor area comfy bed
well equiped and comfortable home for a family and all the finishing touches indoor and out
very comfortable 2 bedroom unit
great communication and very clean
very clean and quaint space
great venue very clean a tidy greta communication from the host
the property was spotless and very comfortable
unit was clean and kitchen well equiped
privacy and lovely hosts
sally is an excellent host
sally is a wonderful host thank you so much
sally was an excellent host and would recommend thus accomodation to others
good communication from host
the location is superb being close to usq and kearney springs shopping centre
lovely central place in quiet area
fantastic location beautifully kept unit
close to everything we needed in toowoomba and a great park for walks
the location was perfect for us
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7. Bunya Bunya Estate (from USD 377)

Planning to splurge for your family and pets? There may not be a better place to spoil your loved ones than at Bunya Bunya Estate. This enormous home is nestled in the landscapes of Glenvale, just 10 minutes from Toowoomba’s business district. On top of your booking, there’s a 100 USD (143.4 AUD) fee if you’re taking your fur babies with you.

What’s unique about this homestead is the tennis court, which is completely dog-proof. There’s also a pond with koi and goldfish, but be sure to keep an eye out for your pups.

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Glenvale, Queensland, Australia
6.37 km (4.0 mi) from Queens Park Toowoomba
42 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 14 Guests 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bathrooms were modern and filled with beautiful products for us to use
the kitchen was the most well-appointed i have ever seen in a holiday house
the whole place was immaculately clean and ruchi was an incredibly responsive host
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8. Glen East

This classic cottage is over a century old, but if you want to holiday with your pets in style, there’s not a better place to do so. The dog-friendly Queen’s Park is a short walk from the rental, so you and your pups can get your daily exercise in an instant. You must first let your host know before arriving with your furry friend, although assistance animals are welcome at all times.

Some of the modern amenities you can expect from this oldie-but-goodie home are a fully equipped kitchen, free on-site parking, WiFi, and central air-conditioning.

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North Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
808 meters (0.6 ft) from Queens Park Toowoomba
109 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
such a charming and beautiful cottage that has a really comfy bed
beds were comfortable with lovely linens
this lovely cottage had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay
great spot tidy little house beds super comfortable all amenities in great condition - super airbnb listing
we did appreciate the ducted air conditioning and the cleanliness of the property
nice clean and cosy
great accomodation and clean
it is clean and the beds are comfortable with good linen
very clean and nice location
comfortable beds and very clean
fantastic hosts would definitely recommend this gorgeous place
perfect location and a gorgeous little house
very tidy place in a great location
in a great location within walking distance to queens park and local cafes and restaurants
the house is fabulous in an excellent location
the queens botanical gardens is also close and is a lovely walk to do
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Toowoomba welcomes everyone, even the four-legged pals

If a vacation with your whole family and pets is on the horizon, choosing Toowoomba as your destination is the first step in the right direction. With lots of pet-friendly parks and holiday rentals, you’ll easily feel at home here.

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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