If you are thinking of visiting Cairns with your four-legged friend here are some tried and tested suggestions in this friendly city in the north of Queensland.
Lilybank Bed & Breakfast
Surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, Lilybank Bead and Breakfast, is a traditional "Queenslander" homestead with charming pet-friendly rooms allocated on the ground level. Set in the suburb of Stratford, the property is only 10 minutes from Cairns city centre. The B&B is popular among returning guests due to its unique and hospitable atmosphere. Dogs and birds are most welcome, cats are sometimes taken – but discuss with Lilybank first. Features include a saltwater pool, en-suite bathrooms, air-con and a gated yard.
75 Kamerunga Road, Stratford, Cairns 4870 T 07 4055 1123 F 07 4058 1990
Well-behaved dogs are welcome to this luxury bed & breakfast, located 15 minutes from Cairns CBD. Fully self-contained apartments and studios are available at Nigana Cairns Bed & Breakfast, with optional breakfast. Pet-friendly features include: fencing in front of the house, an automatic water bowl outside, poo bags provided and pet-sitting available for a small fee. While pets are welcome inside they are not allowed on the furniture – so don't leave your dog alone on the property! The B*B has a big pool, a spa house with spa and infrared sauna, and a great view to the sea and rainforest.
54–56 Fig Tree Drive, Caravonica 4878 T 07 4058 1075
Cairns Holiday Homes
Cairns Holiday Homes have a range of properties to choose from pet-friendly studios in Brinsmead to a larger house located close to the CBD. Pet bowls are provided in the properties but it is requested that pets are treated for fleas and ticks before arrival.