Pet friendly accommodation Cairns provides nice options for somewhere to stay with your dog. Looking for Cairns pet friendly accommodation? We can help you. Villa Marine Holiday Apartments at Yorkeys Knob, Cairns is pet friendly. We accept most pets but not all so is always best to phone us first. We have Cairns largest choice of pet friendly accommodation from holiday apartments and holiday houses. The good news is, that most pets are allowed inside!  Whether you have a dog, cat, even your pet parrot; most pets are welcome. We understand that it is difficult to leave your pets at home while you go away, so now you can bring them with you.

Villa Marine Holiday Apartments is ideal for short stays with small pets and is close to Cairns. There is a large grassed area in front of the villas for your dog to walk around and explore and a beautiful pet friendly beach just 50 metres away. Yes, we do overnight stays with your pet also. All we ask is that you keep your dog on a lead and to clean up after them. There are great pet friendly walks along the Esplanade foreshore with plenty of green grass areas and parkland.

Just 50 metres from Villa Marine is Yorkeys Knob beach. There is an off-leash section of the beach with the ocean on one side and native bushland on the other. No roads anywhere to be seen. How good is that? Your dog will have the best holiday ever. After the short stroll back to Villa Marine, we have a hose available so you can give your dog a wash after their fun beach adventure. Also along the Esplanade there are taps and hoses also to give your dog a wash.

Yorkeys Knob Beach Villa Marine

Cairns Pet Friendly Motel

Cairns Pet Friendly Motels are hard to find. Many Cairns motels advertise as pet friendly but don’t allow your pet to stay inside. Our Cairns pet friendly motel allows most pets inside just contact us direct on 07 4055 7158 or send us an email to

Another advantage of our pet friendly motel is that we are located only 50m from the beach ideal for your dog to have a run or play. We are small, quiet, and safe. There are pet friendly cafes here to enjoy with your dog.

Pet friendly accommodation Cairns for large dogs

Close by we also have alternative accommodation if you have bigger dogs that need a big fully fenced back yard to play in. The Cairns Holiday House has a fully fenced yard. It is a self-contained, two bedroom ground floor villa where you will have more room to move. With high fences and a backyard, your pets will have lots of room. This Cairns accommodation is suitable for dogs and cats and is budget priced making it an affordable holiday.

Pet friendly accommodation Cairns in the centre of Cairns

Pet friendly accommodation Cairns means that you could also be very close to the centre of Cairns. Right in Cairns we have pet friendly villas close to Cairns Central Shopping Centre, including options that are fully fenced with courtyards.  Ideal if you need to be right in the city centre with your pet. These are ideal for both long & short stay Cairns pet friendly accommodation.

Pet Friendly Cafes in Cairns and Cairns Northern Beaches

Why should your dog miss out on all the fun?  Cairns has the perfect weather for outside dining and there are a number of options for pet friendly cafes around the region. Pet friendly cafes in Cairns are:

Wharf One Cafe, Wharf St, Cairns city. Enjoy beautiful views over Trinity Inlet with your pet

Edge Hill Memorial Bowls Club, 181 Woodward St. This bowls club allows pet on the outside veranda where you can enjoy a meal outside with your dog.

Ozmosis Cafe Kitchen, 1/116 Collins Ave. Very popular with local pet owners from Edge Hill and those visiting the Botanical Gardens.

Frame Espresso, 105 McLeod St

Crave Cairns cafe, Abbott St. This cafe has their own doggie menue.

Muddys Explanade. This very popular cafe located right on the Esplanade is very popular with pet owners.

Waffle On Cairns, 64 Shields St. Is another popular cafe with locals and visitors to Cairns with their dogs.  

Pet friendly cafes at the Cairns Northern Beaches:

Hidden Cafe at Yorkeys Knob. Hidden is a popular choice with pet owners who enjoy the beautiful rainforest setting of this lovely little cafe. This dog friendly cafe has a happy vibe about it and has many repeat customers.

Ten06 Esplanade at Yorkeys Knob. This cafe which is opposite the netted swimming area on the Esplanade has its own doggie menu. This is a great place for live music and sea breezes.

Memories Cafe on Varley St at Yorkeys Knob (Small pets on a lead are welcome. Please note pets are not allow on the deck. A water bowl is provided

Nu Nu Restaurant, 1 Veivers Rd, Palm Cove. The beachside grass areas gives this restaurant lots of space for your  dog to stretch out. Very well know for their food in Palm Cove.

Cairns Off-Leash parks for dogs

Each of these pet friendly off-leash parks for dogs are close to Villa Marine Holiday Apartments

Cairns has lots of pet friendly parks ideal for dogs and many of these are off-leash areas.

Yorkeys Knob Beach:  One of Cairns best beach location for dogs and is super close by to Cairns Holiday House and Villa Marine Holiday Apartments. This beautiful beach has long stretches of white sand allowing plenty of room for all dogs. There is areas where your dogs must be on a lead but there is also off leash areas. Along the Esplanade shaded walking area there is plenty of stops where there are taps and hoses to give your dog a wash. This location also has 3 great pet friendly cafes to enjoy.

Trinity Beach: The beach at the southern end of Trinity Beach to the south of Peacock Street.

Clifton Beach: The area of the beach from the northern end of Upolu Esplanade north towards Palm Cove and finishing 150 metres south of Veivers Road, Palm Cove. Another area is the southern end of Clifton Beach between the southern end of Arlington Esplanade and to the north of Kewarra Street, Kewarra Beach.

Holloways Beach: Beach at the northern end of Holloways Beach fronting Casuarina Street and north of Luke Street. Also the southern end of Holloways Beach between Tamarind Street and Magnolia Street.

Kewarra Beach: The area of beach commencing 100 metres south of the stinger net and continuing to the rocks at Taylor Point.

Palm Cove: The area of beach between the Palm Cove jetty and the rocks on the northern side.

Smithfield: Part of Rainy Mountain Park in Cumberland Avenue covering the northern end of the park behind houses in Survey Street and the fenced dog exercise area.

Tips for pet owners coming to Cairns

Yorkeys Knob Tourist Information Centre loves pets and pet owners. They give a discount off All Cairns Tours and activities. Just contact them to save and for lots of free information on Cairns and the region. Coming to a new location like Cairns, animals can easily become stressed in a new environment and this can affect their behaviour and eating patterns. To help them ease into their holiday surroundings take along a familiar blanket, toy or bed. Also, make sure you bring own towel in case they get wet, require a bath, or get sick.

Ensure that your pet has a collar with an ID tag with your pet’s name, your name, address and phone number. Some dog owners use editable tags so that they can record the address of their accommodation whilst on holiday.  You should take along some identification for your pet i.e. your registration papers and vaccination card in case a visit to a local vet is required at your travel destination.

For more information on our Cairns pet friendly accommodation options please give us a call to discuss further 0n 07 4055 7158 or email