Decided to take your favourite family member on holidays to avoid the stress of them staying at home. The below Port Douglas accommodation providers can help your selfless decision come to fruition.

And once you have arrived here are some ideas and information to help make you and your furry companion’s time a good one.

Pet friendly accommodation in Port Douglas


Pink Flamingo Resort

Located 2 minutes drive from the centre of town, Pink Flimingo is a handy choice for pet owners with individual private and  secure courtyards for you and your pets to enjoy.

Tropic Breeze Caravan Park

Surrounded by plenty of shady park areas, Tropic Breeze Van Park is a great choice for those travelling in carvans or looking for low cost accommodation.

Dream Catcher Apartments

Located in the suburb of Four Mile (approach 6 minutes drive from Macrossan Street) this accommodation offers close to beach access to the four mile beach off-leash walking areas.

Ti Tree Resort Holiday Apartments

Also in Four Mile these town house apartments will look after pet owners.

Turtle Cove Beach Resort

Located 20 minutes south of Port Douglas Turtle Cove's beautiful beach resort welcomes all LGBTQIA and allied pet owners


Where can I walk them?

Bearing in mind that this is croc country just be aware if they like swimming in the sea be vigilant (avoid river mouths on beaches). If you are walking next to the lakes along the paths in Port Douglas – keep them away from the edge.

Dogs are to be on a lead at all times unless in a designated ‘no leash’ area.

They are not allowed in the National Parks, but if you keep them in the car in Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay Beach is dog friendly where they can run off the leash.

If you would like to let your dog off lead along Four Mile Beach then head to Cowrie Street. South of this exit is a designated off-leash area.  There is also a hose and water to rinse down the dogs afterwards and give them a drink.


Off Leash Areas:

•    Hutchins Park, Oriole Street, Port Douglas

•    Southern end of Four Mile Beach, start at Cowrie St entrance.

•    Back of Lou Prince Park, Cooya Beach

•    Northern end of Cooya Beach (north of the public toilet block).

•    Northern end of Newell Beach (including the foreshore area to the end of Marine Parade, north of Phillip Street) – avoid the Mossman River mouth as there can be crocs here

•    Diwan Reserve, (behind Douglas Shire Council Depot)

•    North Wonga Beach (starting at Giblin St to Vixies Rd)

•    Cow Bay beach (south of Buchanan Creek Rd car park area)

•    Foxton Avenue, Mossman (Northern section of George Davis Park, north of the fitness equipment to the edge of the proposed Botanic Gardens)


Dog Services
Dog Sitting Highly recommended if you want your dog to be minded for a few days is Dog Direction Training and Services.  Not only will they have somewhere to stay, they can get trained at the same time! Hannah: 0402 354 249

Dog Shopping
At the Port Douglas Markets on Sundays and Wednesdays there are a couple of stalls where you can buy anything from fold up doggy bowls, rhinestone collars (complete with custom name), doggy outfits to hand made dog food.



Mobile Vet 15 mins drive away 0416 147 775

Hands on Healing 47 Front Street, Mossman 07 4098 1999

Mossman Veterinary Surgery 15 Theresa Drive Mossman 07 4098 1888

Top Image: Rex Lookout just south of Port Douglas makes a great stop to stretch your legs on the trip up to Port Douglas. Image: