20 of the Best Pet-Friendly Cabins in South Australia

If you’re looking to stay in a pet-friendly cabin at a caravan park in South Australia, luckily an increasing number of options are popping up all over the state. Whether you want to stay close to Adelaide or travel to the furthest reaches of the state, check out some of the best pet-friendly cabins in South Australia that will welcome you and your dog.

Pet-Friendly Cabins South Australia

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Pet-Friendly Cabins near Adelaide

There’s a wide variety of pet-friendly cabins to stay in near Adelaide. Choose between a beachfront stay, a cabin surrounded by a pet-friendly national park or a somewhere ideal for touring the wine regions close to Adelaide.

#1 Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park, Kingston Park

One of the best pet-friendly caravan parks in Adelaide that allows pets to stay in their cabins is the Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park. This caravan parks is located in Kingston Park on the southern edge of Adelaide, just 10 minutes south of Glenelg. Since early 2021 it has welcomed pets year round.

Both converted Seaside and Budget Cabins at the park are pet-friendly, with the former sleeping two, while the latter accommodates up to four guests. Double check before making a booking any pet regulations. Note that manager’s approval is required for all pets, plus there is a limit to the number of pets permitted.

You don’t need to go far to head to the beach either with your dog, with the adjacent beach allowing dogs on the sand. Dogs are allowed off-leash, except between 10am and 8pm during daylight savings time when they need to be leashed.

Glenelg Beach with Dog
Enjoy a holiday next to the beach with your pup in Adelaide

#2 Adelaide Beachfront – Discovery Parks, Semaphore Park

Another caravan park offering pet-friendly cabins in Adelaide is Discovery Parks – Adelaide Beachfront. This park is located northwest of the Adelaide CBD in Semaphore Park, not far from Port Adelaide.

Pets are allowed in selected Standard 1 Bedroom and Standard 2 Bedroom Cabins – just look for the options listed as “Pet Friendly” on their website. The former sleep up to two in a double bed, while the latter can accommodate up to six, with two sets of bunks in a second bedroom. Both include a basic kitchen and bathroom.

The park is located right next to Semaphore South Beach, where dogs are allowed on the sand, but need to be leashed between 10am and 8pm during daylight saving time. It’s also close (a long walk or a short drive) to the new Semapaw Park, a fenced dog park with separate areas for small and large dogs.

#3 Belair National Park Holiday Park, Belair

The Belair National Park Holiday Park is conveniently located within the Belair National Park, one of the pet-friendly national parks in South Australia. With plenty of dog-friendly walks to choose from (just keep your pup on a leash), while dogs were previously only allowed on sites, they are now permitted in selected cabins.

Both Ensuite Basic Family Cabins and Two-Bedroom Wooden Cabins are dog-friendly. The latter can accommodate up to six, with a queen bed and two sets of bunks, while the latter can sleep four in a queen and double bed. Both include a bathroom and kitchenette.

Dogs are also permitted in selected Glamping Ensuite Tents. Perfect for couples, these luxury permanent tents features everything from a queen bed and ensuite to aircon and a kitchenette, plus a BBQ on the deck. Advise that you’re bringing a dog when making a booking.

#4 Hahndorf Resort, Hahndorf

Hahndorf is a wonderfully dog-friendly destination in the Adelaide Hills, just a 30 minute drive from the centre of Adelaide. While it’s easy to visit as a day trip, it’s also a wonderful destination for a longer stay with your pup, visiting the local wineries and enjoying the local walks.

One of the best dog-friendly places to stay in Hahndorf is the Discovery Hahndorf Resort. At this resort, as well as being allowed on sites, dogs are also allowed in selected cabins. Look out for the Standard 2 Bedroom Units that have been marked as pet-friendly. These cabins sleep up to four, with a queen bed and two singles.

Hahndorf with Dog
Enjoy the sights of Hahndorf with your pup

#5 Discovery Parks – Barossa Valley, Tanunda

There’s no shortage of wine growing regions in South Australia to visit with your pup, and another terrific destination not far from Adelaide is the Barossa Valley. If staying for the weekend or longer, consider one of the pet-friendly cabins at Discovery Parks – Barossa Valley.

As well as camping on powered and unpowered sites, pets are permitted to stay in selected Standard and Economy cabins, as clearly indicated on their website. A mixture of 1 Bedroom and 2 Bedroom options are available, sleeping between four and six. All are fully self-contained with an ensuite, except for the No Ensuite Economy Cabins.

The park is walking distance to the centre of Tanunda, plus has plenty of facilities onsite, including a swimming pool and large water park for the human kids.

Dog-Friendly Barossa Valley
Visit the Barossa Valley with your pup for the weekend

#6 Gawler Caravan Park, Gawler

Gawler is the gateway to the Barossa Valley, situated halfway between Adelaide and the Barossa. Gawler Caravan Park is a great pet-friendly caravan park to stay at, with a range of affordable options.

Pets are permitted on all sites in the park, plus in selected cabins. Make sure you notify the park in advance that you are bringing a pet when you make a booking, so that you can be allocated the appropriate cabin. Up to two pets are permitted per cabin, for an additional charge of $15 per pet per night.

Pet-Friendly Cabins along the SA Coast

No matter whether you head to the Limestone Coast, the Eyre Peninsula or the Fleurieu Peninsula, take your pick from these dog-friendly cabins near the beach in South Australia.

#1 Lakeside Tourist Park, Robe

The seaside town of Robe is located along the Limestone Coast of South Australia, a wonderfully dog-friendly beach destination in the southeast of the state. If you’re wanting to stay in a pet-friendly cabin, make a booking with the award-winning Lakeside Tourist Park.

A single pet-friendly cabin is available, which needs to be booked directly through the park. Call up to find out more details about this cabin. Note that pets are not allowed at the park during the Christmas period (approximately 24th December to 8th January) and over the Easter long weekend.

#2 Edithburgh Caravan Park, Edithburgh

Located on the southeastern tip of the Yorke Peninsula, Edithburgh Caravan Park is a terrific option if you’re after a relaxing, beachside holiday or want to explore the history of the Yorke Peninsula – Edithburgh is the oldest town on the peninsula.

Pets are welcome year round at this park, including on all camping sites, plus in selected cabins. There’s a wide range of pet-friendly cabins available: choose between the two Pet-Friendly Seaside Cabins, one Pet-Friendly Ensuite Cabin, the Mobility Friendly Unit or multiple Park Units with access to the shared bathroom facilities.

Up to two pets are permitted per cabin, with an additional surcharge of $25 per night applying. All cabins come with linen.

#3 Port Vincent Caravan Park & Seaside Cabins, Port Vincent

Another caravan park on the Yorke Peninsula with pet-friendly cabins is the Port Vincent Caravan Park and Seaside Cabins. This park also welcomes pets year round, both on their powered and unpowered sites and in four of their cabins.

Two of the pet-friendly cabins are Standard Ensuite Cabins, while two are Economy Cabins without their own bathroom. Linen is not included, but can be hired, to keep prices down.

Let the park know that you are bringing a pet, or make sure you book a pet-friendly cabin if booking online. Pet beds can be loaned if you forget to bring one. Pets can be walked on the beach directly in front of the park.

#4 Ceduna Shelly Beach Caravan Park, Ceduna

Another wonderful region of South Australia with plenty of dog-friendly beaches is the Eyre Peninsula. The town of Ceduna is located at the far side of the peninsula, plus is an essential stopping point on a crossing of the Nullarbor.

One of the best places to stay in Ceduna with a dog is the Ceduna Shelly Beach Caravan Park. Located a few kilometres south of town, the park is situated on 55 acres of natural coastal reserve with plenty of beach frontage and on-leash dog walks.

In addition to welcoming pets on sites, pets are also welcome in the multiple dog-friendly one-bedroom cottages in the park, that sleep up to four human guests. Each of the cottages has an enclosed courtyard area and house-trained pets are allowed inside.

Shelly Beach Cottages
Some of the cottages at Ceduna Shelly Beach Caravan Park are pet-friendly

#5 Whyalla Caravan & Tourist Park, Whyalla

Another park on the Eyre Peninsula that welcomes pets is the Whyalla Caravan & Tourist Park. This caravan park is home to one of the newest dog parks at caravan parks in Australia, a wonderful spot with a mixture of green grass and bark, plenty of agility equipment, plus a shady table and seat for humans.

Whyalla Caravan & Tourist Park
© Whyalla Caravan and Tourist Park

Both the One Bedroom and Two Bedroom Cottages at the park are now pet-friendly. The former can accommodate up to four, with a double bed and separate bunk bed, while the latter can sleep up to five. Both have a full kitchen and bathroom.

Both cottage options are affordably priced and located in a quiet spot at the rear of the park. Note that there is an additional fee of $15 per night for pets, with an additional charge for any damage.

#6 BIG4 Cape Jervis Accommodation & Caravan Park, Cape Jervis

To enjoy a farmstay on the Fleurieu Peninsula with your dog, make a booking at the BIG4 Cape Jervis Accommodation & Caravan Park. The park offers an authentic country atmosphere close to the coast, along with modern comforts, plus daily animal feeding.

There’s a wide range of accommodation options at the park, with pets currently welcome in all of them. Choose between pet-friendly motel-style suites, cabins and cottages, as well as powered and unpowered sites. One of the most unique options if the two-bedroom Settlers Cottage. Built in the 1830s, it can accomodate up to seven and has its own BBQ area.

The park is conveniently located for those heading across to Kangaroo Island, with storage options available. Also onsite is a coffee shop, open daily.

#7 Lake Albert Caravan Park, Meningie

You can find one of the newest pet-friendly cabins in South Australia at the Lake Albert Caravan Park. Located on the shores of Lake Albert in the Coorong, it’s under a two hour drive from Adelaide, perfect for weekends away.

Two of their Egret budget cabins are now pet-friendly. There’s a fenced yard around both cabins, plus of course pets are allowed inside. Note that these cabins don’t have an ensuite, and you need to bring your own linen (and your dog’s bed).

Pets are allowed in both cabins year round, but a two-night minimum may apply. The caravan park is also conveniently located right next to the lake and a great dog park.

Pet-Friendly Cabins in Inland SA

The inland region of South Australia is home to some of the best dog-friendly cabins in the state, including some great options around Mt Gambier, the Riverland and the Flinders Ranges.

#1 Pine Country Caravan Park, Mt Gambier

One of the most dog-friendly caravan parks in all of South Australia is the Pine Country Caravan Park in Mt Gambier. In addition to an off-leash dog park onsite and dog-friendly camping sites, there are also two dog-friendly cabins at the park.

Not just a regular cabin, both of these cabins have a private fenced yard for your dog. The larger two-bedroom cabin also has an outdoor kennel, and both have dog bowls inside. Just bring your dog’s own bedding to help them feel at home.

Dogs are welcome at the park year round, with up to two pets permitted per cabin. Make sure you also notify the reception in advance you’ll be bringing a pet.

There’s plenty to do in Mt Gambier with your dog, from walking around the Blue Lake to visiting the nearby wineries in the Coonawarra wine region.

Blue Lake Mt Gambier
Explore the sights of Mt Gambier including the Blue Lake

#2 Riverbend Caravan Park, Renmark

For more pet-friendly cabins in South Australia with fenced yards, make a booking at the Riverbend Caravan Park in Renmark. This wonderfully pet-friendly caravan park is situated right on the banks of the Murray River.

In addition to pets being welcomed year round at the park, including the summer holidays, and on all sites, pets are also welcome to stay in their two pet-friendly cabins. Both cabins have a fully fenced yard, perfect for a worry-free stay, with up to two pets allowed in both cabins.

One of the cabins sleeps up to four, while the other accommodates up to five guests, and both are fully self-contained. Spend your days lazing by the river with your pups, or explore the surrounding pet-friendly attractions in Renmark.

Riverbend Caravan Park
Stay on the Murray River at the Riverbend Caravan Park

#3 Waikerie Holiday Park, Waikerie

Further down the Murray River at Waikerie is another caravan park that offers pet-friendly cabins, the Waikerie Holiday Park. Just a 2 hour drive from Adelaide, this town is perfect for a long weekend away or a longer stay.

If staying with your pets at the Waikerie Holiday Park, select to book the Pet Cabin. This one-bedroom cabin can accomodate up to four guests and two pets, plus is fully self-contained and includes linen. Best of all, it also has a fully fenced area for your pups.

Note that an additional fee may apply if excessive cleaning is required after departure, and pets shouldn’t be left alone. Doggy bag dispensers are dotted around the park.

Waikerie Silo Art
Silo Art in Waikerie

#4 Coonawarra Bush Holiday Park, Penola

Another popular wine region in South Australia is the Coonawarra region in the east of the state, although this region is much further away from Adelaide. A relaxing dog-friendly place to stay in the region is the Coonawarra Bush Holiday Park.

Pets are welcome to stay in their four ensuite cabins, located next to their swimming dam. The modern cabins can accommodate up to four adults, with a queen size bed and queen roll-out sofa bed. It’s essential that pets have their own bed or box to sleep inside. An additional fee applies for pets staying in cabins – include your pets when making a booking.

Pets are also welcome to stay in their wonderful glamping tents located onsite next to the vines, for an additional pet fee. The park is a popular spot with caravanners, so expect to see other dogs during your stay.

Coonawarra Glamping
The glamping tents at Coonawarra Bush Holiday Park

#5 Spear Creek Holiday Park, Southern Flinders Ranges

Spear Creek Holiday Park is situated on a working sheep station in the southern Flinders Ranges, less than 30 minutes drive east of Port Augusta and a 12km detour off Highway 1.

As well as a range of dog-friendly powered, unpowered and bush camping sites, that are never far from facilities, dogs are also welcome to stay in the bungalows. Just make sure you always keep your dog leashed for the safety of the livestock.

More spacious than a regular cabin, the two-bedroom bungalows can sleep up to eight. Each bungalow has a full kitchen and large bathroom, plus a private, enclosed patio out the back, with outdoor seating and a BBQ – the perfect spot to enjoy evenings with your pup!

#6 Rawnsley Park Station, Flinders Ranges

If you’re wanting to head to the Flinders Ranges with your dog, one of the most popular pet-friendly places to stay is Rawnsley Park Station. The station is located 37km north of Hawker on the Wilpena Road.

As well as powered and unpowered bush campsites, travellers with pets can stay in two of the cabins. Each cabin can sleep up to six guests, with a double bed and two bunks. An additional charge of $10 per pet per night applies.

Pet-friendly accommodation Outback South Australia
Stay at a pet-friendly cabin in the Flinders Ranges

#7 Skytrek Willow Springs Station, Flinders Ranges

Another station in the Flinders Ranges that offers pet-friendly cabins in South Australia is Skytrek Willow Springs Station. This property is located further north, just outside of the National Park, but in an area where dogs are permitted. There’s multiple walks that you can do with your dog right on the property.

Pets are welcome to stay with you in the pet-friendly Jillaroo’s Hut. This ensuite cabin sleeps up to four people, plus has a fenced yard for your dog’s safety. Pets are allowed inside for a small surcharge per night. You can also camp with your dog.

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Shandos Cleaver is the founder of Travelnuity: Dog-Friendly Travel. She has travelled extensively with her Miniature Dachshund, Schnitzel, including to 33 countries across Europe, every state and territory of Australia except Tasmania, and 10 of the United States. She’s passionate about providing inspiration and information to others wanting to travel with their dogs, whether close to home or internationally.

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