Roadtrips with pets can sometimes leave us humans sacrificing our own adventure and serenity to make sure our pets can be by our side. But that is far from the case here at Friday Creek Retreat. As dog people ourselves, we get how much you love spending holidays with your fur children. That’s why we offer pet friendly accommodation so that no family member is left out and each guest can enjoy all the luxuries this hinterland retreat has to offer. Uncover six ways to enjoy a peaceful pet friendly escape, that keep our guests and fur children coming back year after year.
With nine self contained cottages, surrounded by tall trees and native vegetation, privacy is priority, and essential for a peaceful pup! Each cottage has its own private verandah perfect for lounging after a long walk and being quietly entertained by the cows munching on grass in the paddocks.
Long car rides make for pent up energy that just needs to be released! Last week a lovely couple and their young dog opted for borrowing our bicycles to explore the area. With their dog securely on lead, they rode down the big hill, passed our vineyard and onto the country roads. Their high energy pooch was keen to keep up with them on their journey and everyone was ready for relaxation upon their return.
Taking to the greater Orara Valley area, there are loads of tracks in the Orara West and East State Forests not far from Friday Creek Retreat that allow for dog friendly adventuring. Find hidden waterfalls, observe native animals and meet friendly folks along the way.
A savvy dog owner ritual that keeps people and pets happy and healthy on their travels, is the essential morning walk or RUN! Let your feet take you along the picturesque country roads, passing horses, cattle, and native wildlife. Meander along the winding bitumen roads, with birdsong in your ears and fresh country air in your lungs.
For all the moments in between, there’s plenty of space right outside each cottage to find relief. With 100 acres of hills, paddocks, vineyards and native bush stands you and your pooch can enjoy creekside picnicking or easily get your walking (and sniffing) fill.
In the cool months, guests can enjoy an open fire in each cottage. And there’s nothing like winding down with a cuddly friend by your side after a long day of new and exciting experiences.
With all that pent up energy released and a well rested head full of fresh country air, you’ll be rejuvenated and ready to continue on your travels. Or, like many of our guests decide, to stay a few more nights.
Written by Michelle King