The 6 best dog-friendly stays in the NT

Dog-friendly stays in the NT

For pet-parents with a penchant for travel looking for the best dog-friendly stays in the NT, we’ve got you covered.


From a sprawling station homestead to a rustic rural retreat, read on for our pick of the very best Northern Territory accommodation for pooches and pet-parents alike.

Image: Troppo Pioneer.


Troppo Pioneer

Located on a quiet street in Parap on a large fully-fenced block this elevated 3-bedroom home combines classic Darwin charm with genuine Troppo design architecture to create an authentic Territory experience. From the hug timber deck to the spacious bedrooms and from the well-appointed kitchen to the large and deep saltwater swimming pool surrounded by tropical trees, there is so much to love about this stylish home. Would-be guests and pets alike will love the unrivalled sunset views, and with a wealth of creature comforts to boot, its one of the best dog-friendly stays in the NT.


Image: Yakka Downs Rural Retreat.


Yakka Downs Rural Retreat

A tranquil and unique rural retreat that enjoys direct access the surrounding nature and hunting reserves as along Howard River, Yakka Downs Rural Retreat is located conveniently close to Darwin, with all the benefits of rural living. Perfect for pet parents and their furry friends, guests will have access to a large mineral salts pool, while there’s plenty of room for dogs to roam, as well as a private yard and kennel. Within easy reach of friendly farm animals and an abundance of nature, Yakka Downs is a stunning spot for anyone wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and explore some of the Northern Territory’s finest nature reserves.


Image: Ayers Rock Campground.


Voyages Ayers Rock Campground

Located just 15km from Uluru is Voyages Ayers Rock Campground. A wonderful option for those wanting to get back to nature, as well as being close to Uluru and the main shopping area of Yulara, it’s also pet friendly and perfectly positioned to really experience the beauty of Uluru. For a great sunset view of the rock without entering the national park, head across the road from the van park’s entrance and climb the little hill, or pitch your tent under the shade of native desert oaks and sleep under the stars. An unforgettable experience that truly embraces one of Australia’s most beloved cukltural landscapes, The camping ground also provides a range of services and facilities including a swimming pool, playground, BBQ facilities and outdoor kitchen and self-service laundry facilities to make the great outdoors truly enjoyable.


Image: Mercure Darwin Airport Hotels.

Mercure Darwin Airport Resort

This resort-style hotel is not only pet-friendly, it also has a bespoke Pampered Pets Package perfect for anyone who wants to bring their pet pooch with them while they travel. With dedicated pet-friendly rooms that feature bedding and food bowl for pets to use and a complimentary gift for pets to take home, it makes travelling with a four-legged friend completely hassle-free.


Image: Bitter Springs Cabins.

Bitter Springs Cabins

One of the best dog-friendly stays in the NT, and nestled on the banks of the Little Roper River, Bitter Springs Cabins offers an ideal base to explore the Never Never Region and Elsey National Park, as well as the Bitter Springs Thermal Pools which are just a stone’s throw away. Perfectly positioned to provide a quiet, peaceful and safe place for guests and their pets to enjoy the beautiful natural attractions of the Mataranka area, Bitter Springs Cabins are a laidback and fuss-free accommodation option for anyone wanting to discover the region with their four-legged friend in tow.

Looking for more pet-friendly destinations around Australia? Check out our complete TrulyAus dog-lover’s guide to Australia.

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