If you don’t travel to Tasmania with your own caravan or campervan, it can be tricky to find pet-friendly accommodation. There are only a small number of caravan parks that have cabins where pets are allowed. To help you out, I’ve put together a list of some of the pet-friendly cabins around Tasmania…
Discovery Parks – Hobart, Hobart
One of the best pet-friendly places to stay around Hobart is Discovery Parks – Hobart. As well as being the closest caravan park to the centre of Hobart, pets are allowed in selected Economy Studio Cabins as well as on powered sites.
The Economy Studio Cabins that are pet-friendly can accommodate up to six – perfect for a family or just a couple. Cosy in size, each contains a double bed and two sets of bunks, as well as a bathroom and fully equipped kitchen.
Double check with the park for the full set of pet rules before making a booking. The park is Risdon is an ideal base for exploring southern Tasmania. There’s also plenty of facilities to keep children occupied onsite, from putt putt golf to a jumping pillow.
Discovery Parks – Hadspen, Launceston
Pet dogs are permitted in selected Economy Cabins at the park, as well as on their powered sites. Each of the pet-friendly Economy Cabins can accomodate up to four, with a double bed and a bunk bed. There’s also an ensuite and kitchenette, along with electric heating.
Double check when making a booking about whether there are any additional fees for pets. At the entrance of the caravan park is a convenient IGA supermarket and petrol station.
BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park, St Helens
St Helens is the largest town in northeastern Tasmania, and is also a popular holiday destination along the East Coast of Tasmania. An ideal base for your holiday with your dog is the BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park, which welcomes pets year round.
Pets are allowed on all sites at the park, from unpowered sites to their luxury ensuite sites. Pets are also welcome in their Family Plan Cabins. Choose between a four berth and six berth cabin, all with an ensuite, kitchenette and seating area. Pack a bed for your pup.
An additional cleaning fee of $25 applies when staying in these cabins with a pet. Additionally, pet dogs are also permitted on the balcony of other cabins – call to double check this still applies.
Discovery Parks – Devonport, Devonport
If you’re travelling to or from Tasmania on the Spirit of Tasmania, you’ll likely stay in Devonport at the start or end of your stay in Tasmania. A convenient spot to stay is the Discovery Parks – Devonport, just a short drive from the ferry terminal.
Pets are welcome to stay with your on all their sites, as long as they’re kept on leash, plus in two of their Standard Cabins, located on the quieter side of the park. Make sure you book well in advance during peak periods!
The pet-friendly Standard Cabins each accomodate up to six, with a queen bed and two sets of bunks. There’s a well-appointed kitchen and bathroom, plus a reverse cycle heater and even an electric blanket on the main bed.
BIG4 Ulverstone Holiday Park, Ulverstone
Another alternative place to stay on the north coast of Tasmania is the seaside town of Ulverstone, just a short 15 minute drive west of Devonport. Pets are welcome to join you at the BIG4 Ulverstone Holiday Park.
Pets are allowed year round at the park, including on regular sites, the Buttons Creek campground sites and in selected Family Budget Cabins. Perks+ and VIPerks members even receive a treat for their dog!
The pet-friendly Family Budget Cabins can accommodate four, with a double bed and bunk beds, plus a kitchen and ensuite bathroom. It’s necessary to book pet-friendly cabins directly with the park due to their small number. A $25 cleaning fee is also charged if you’re staying with a pet on arrival.
Strahan Beach Tourist Park, Strahran
One of the most atmospheric places to visit in Tasmania is the town of Strahran on its West Coast. Pets are welcome to stay with you at the Strahan Beach Tourist Park with management approval.
All of the park’s powered and unpowered sites are pet-friendly, plus selected cabins have been designated as pet-friendly. I recommend calling up to enquire which cabins are pet-friendly and available for your planned dates. Alternatively, the park request that you add a note to your booking.
The park is situated within walking distance of the centre of town, overlooking the stunning West Strahan Beach. Fire pits are available for hire along with firewood for purchase.
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About the Author
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.