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5 Pet-Friendly Winter Getaways from Sydney

Five pet-friendly destinations for a winter week-end away from Sydney

As Australians start resuming their normal life, many of us are planning our next holiday after being kept at home for so long.

Due to the lengthy lockdown period, many local businesses were heavily impacted by the lack of tourism that came through their towns. While restrictions on international travel remain, consider travelling interstate to support local businesses on your next getaway.

Given that our pets are now accustomed to the luxurious lifestyle of always having us home, it's more important than ever we include them in the trip and prevent any guilt we might feel by leaving them behind.

So why not search for pet-friendly accommodation for your next vacation? Fortunately, pet insurance provider Petsy has rounded up their Top 5 of destinations that allow pets, all within a short drive from Sydney.

#1. Waymount Farm Luxury Escape

Waymount Farm is a stunning self contained luxury country retreat in the heart of Shoalhaven on the South Coast of NSW. This farm house boasts a gorgeous pool, outdoor heated spa and sauna surrounded by views of nearby mountains and tiny farm animals. 

Spend your days exploring the pristine Shoalhaven beaches, nearby pet-friendly walking tracks or adventure park, then treat yourself to some local cuisine in one of the town’s gorgeous cafes and restaurants to support local business.

For m0re details and to book, click here

#2. Laguna Sanctuary

Laguna Sanctuary is the perfect weekend getaway from Sydney where pets are welcome to stay. Located near Hawkesbury and nestled in the mountains, this Balinese style cottage has everything you need for a relaxing escape. 

Enjoy an outdoor heated spa that overlooks a freshwater lagoon, snooze under a gazebo by the fire-pit or explore the surrounding nature by bushwalking, fishing, paddleboarding or bike riding. Only a quick drive from Sydney, this sanctuary will allow you and your pets to relax in style.

For more details and to book, click here

#3. Driftwood Villa

The Ketuk Suite at Driftwood Villa located in Scotts Head is the ultimate beach getaway, inspired by the nearby warm waters of the NSW Mid North Coast. This Balinese style villa offers pet friendly accommodation within a tropical setting that’s only a stone's throw from gorgeous beaches. 

Treat yourself to this luxurious yet affordable holiday destination while your pets get to roam around off-leash dog friendly beaches only 50m away. This popular destination is loved by locals and tourists for its warm weather, quaint town and gorgeous beaches. 
Driftwood Villa is the best place to bring your pet for a slow and relaxing weekend away.

For more details and to book, click here

#4. Dungowan Holiday Accommodation 

The perfect family holiday destination, this waterfront accommodation offers everything your family and pets could need for an adventurous trip away. Overlooking St Georges Basin, these cabins let you enjoy luxury on a budget. 

Admire lake views or explore the water with the free kayaks given to guests, walk on the surrounding beaches with your pets and bask in the serene lifestyle of staying on the NSW coast.

For more details and to book, click here

#5. Sunworship Villas
This beautiful NSW beach destination offers the best of the Australian coastal lifestyle in the setting of a private Bali villa. Walk to nearby beaches or explore Port Macquarie’s gorgeous cafes, restaurants and galleries then return to relax in a hot tub or sauna. 

You’ll feel like you’ve travelled overseas with your furry friend by your side as you enjoy this pet-friendly villa. With nearby hiking tracks and many local fishing spots, there’s a reason so many people travel to Crescent Head for their holidays. 

For more details and to book, click here

About Petsy:

If you are a dog or cat owner and a Petsy Member, you can get 5% cashback from all transactions.

Petsy along with is a Sydney-based company offering market leading pet insurance solutions to Australian pet owners. Some of It’s cover options allow pet owners to claim up to 100% of eligible vet bills, offering peace of mind against unexpected accidents and illnesses which may occur during a pets lifetime. Petsy cover also utilises GapOnly™, a system which reviews and calculates claims while customers are still at the vet so that customers only ever have to pay the gap.

All Petsy members are rewarded for looking after their pets by getting access to exclusive customer rewards and loyalty bonuses such as discounts and special offers from Petsy’s network of partner retailers.

MEDIA RELEASE, 17th June 2020

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