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Dog Friendly Accommodation, Pubs, Cafes and Walks in Sunshine Coast Hinterlands

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Sunshine Coast is not only about the beaches. Beautiful nature and charismatic small towns of the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands are within 30-45 minute drive from the beaches and are definitely worth visiting.

This guide will reveal you our TOP 14 Dog Friendly
Places to Visit in Sunshine Coast Hinterlands with your dog and get those tails go crazy! But before, let’s have a look at some of the most pawsome dog friendly accommodation options in the area.

Dog Friendly Accommodation

Dog Friendly Pavilion | Mapleton

Guests 2 | Bedrooms 1 | Bathrooms 1

Perfect dog friendly retreat for your romantic getaway in Mapleton on the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland, close to Montville and Maleny. The private pavilion has its own living room, kitchenette, full bathroom, half bathroom, loft bedroom and balcony overlooking breathtaking views and sunsets. Secluded by natural forest and an enchanting tropical garden, this romantic ‘guests only’ property welcomes couples to relax and indulge in absolute privacy. Designed by leading architect, Tone Wheeler of Environa Studios, Sydney, the pavilions are stylish and contemporary with elegant spacious interiors providing absolute comfort and privacy. The dramatic beauty of the Hinterland is the perfect backdrop – true luxury in harmony with nature. Free parking available to all guests

Free V.I.POOCH TRAVEL KIT with each booking!

Dog Friendly Pubs & Bars

1. Bar Deco

2 Stevens Street, Yandina

Bar Deco is a dog friendly Belgian Beer and Wine Bar in Yandina. Great list of European dishes and wines and of course Belgian beers. Dogs are always welcome in the beer garden (partially covered) and on the back deck (fully covered).

2. Ricks Garage

14-16 Margaret Street, Palmwoods

Dog friendly bar Ricks Garage was originally a petrol station & workshop. It’s now turned into an amazing retro diner & still functioning workshop. Experience the famous BEST BURGER, old school milkshakes and award winning coffees. Dogs are welcome at the outdoor garden dining area with live music on weekends, and seating outside the new Bakehouse.

3. Beerwah Hotel

18/44 Simpson Street, Beerwah

Located north of the Glasshouse Mountains, dog friendly Beerwah Hotel is an iconic family owned hotel, bar and bistro in the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands. Dogs are welcome at the non-roofed area of the beer garden with some shade provided by sails and market umbrellas.

4. Maleny Hotel

6 Bunya Street, Maleny

With a public bar, lounge and leafy green dog friendly beer garden, Maleny Hotel located at the entry to the Maleny township is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy a drink and a meal with friends or family. Our beer garden is dog friendly but all dogs on a lead please.

5. Sunshine & Sons

104 Nambour Connection Road, Woombye

Sunshine & Sons is a dog friendly distillery established by four best mates who share a love for the promise and the memory: the allure and the warmth of Queensland’s beautiful subtropical Sunshine Coast. And beautifully made craft Spirits. Dogs are welcome everywhere and will likely meet the two Distillery Dogs, Amper Sand and Levi Gene.

6. Flame Hill Vineyard

249 Western Avenue, Montville

Flame Hill Vineyard is a dog friendly Cellar Door in Sunshine Coast Hinterlands. Genuine hospitality is the ability to greet guests of diverse backgrounds with a welcome of kindness, service, food, wine and entertainment. At Flame Hill we also know where our food and wine comes from. Dogs on the leash are welcome on the outdoor seating as long as they are child & bird friendly.

7. Glass House Brewery

330 Mons Road, Forest Glen

Welcome to the dog friendly Glass House Brewery, your local brewhouse where the craft beers can be enjoyed alongside great food and great company. Dogs are always welcome on the partly covered beer garden.

8. Kenilworth Hotel

18 Elizabeth Street, Kenilworth

Dog friendly Kenilworth Hotel welcomes your pup to join you for a drink at the front and back outdoor areas. But be aware, according to their social media, if your pooch it too cute the staff might steal them for unlimited cuddles 😉

Free V.I.POOCH TRAVEL KIT with each booking!

Dog Friendly Cafes

9. Montville Cafe & Bar

126 Main Street, Montville

Montville Cafe • Bar • Grill is a dog friendly pub in a Tudor building completed with a beautiful landscaped beer garden. Open 10am to 10pm every day for morning and afternoon teas, drinks, lunch and dinner. Dogs are always welcome to join you.

10. The Barn on Flaxton

445 Flaxton Drive, Flaxton

The Barn is a cozy and relaxed dog friendly cafe & gift store. Stop in & enjoy amazing coffee made by experienced baristas, complemented by a modern breakfast & lunch menu. Their dog friendly patio is called the ‘Pet Patio’, which kind of says it all. Some shelter is provided by umbrellas.

Dog Friendly Hikes & Walks

11. Ewen Maddock Dam


This 8.5km medium difficulty hike features stunning views of the edge of the lake and Paperbark trees. The path features beautiful wildlife and you can spot many birds in the surrounding trees. Dogs must be kept on leash and the path does get muddy after heavy rainfall.

12. Gary Evans Walkway


This little oasis located at the centre of Nambour is dog friendly Monday through Friday. It is a fantastic dog walking destination in the summertime. It features paved walkways along the banks of Petrie Creek, which is a tributary of the Maroochy river. Dogs must be on good behaviour, and well supervised, but otherwise can be off leash. The walk is only 3 kilometres long but there are plenty of beautiful shaded spots to sit and enjoy the surrounding nature.

13. Mount Ninderry Trail


Mount Ninderry Trail is a moderately trafficked dog friendly loop trail located near Ninderry. It is popular with local dog owners but remember to keep your dog on the lead as there is a lot of wildlife in the area. Walk is rather rocky and hilly so make sure you are wearing suitable footwear.

Photo by: Full Time Caravanning

14. Kenilworth River Park


This dog friendly walk is located at the Eastern end of Charles Street. Large grass area on the banks of the Mary River which is great for dogs to have a swim.

Free V.I.POOCH TRAVEL KIT with each booking!

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