Travelling with a pet

Travelling to Maitland with your four legged friend in tow? Why not check out this itinerary that is full of businesses and activities that you can do without leaving them behind.


If you’re travelling to Maitland with your pampered pooch, there is no need to scramble looking for pet friendly accommodation. As long as your dog can be friends with the friendly resident Rhodesian Ridgeback check into Pindari House at Lochinvar, a casual and private accommodation. Pindari can provide, when given notice, a three course gourmet dinner in either the candle lit dining room or poolside with burning torches.

Explore one of the many bushwalks with your pooch at Hunter River Retreat. Book the fully fenced Bluegum and Cedar cottages for a relaxing visit. 

The River Haus in Morpeth is a boutique cottage set behind a white picket fence. Take your furbaby for a quick walk to Swan Street to explore the many coffee stops and antique and boutique shopping.

Hunter River Retreat
Bolwarra Lookout


Whether you are after a spot for your four legged friend to stretch their legs, or are looking for activities that you can participate in, there are plenty of options available.

Maitland has an abundance of outdoor areas for you to take your dog, including a couple of designated off leash areas where they are free to explore. Local favourites include RH Taylor Reserve, Bakers Brickyard and Rathluba Lagoon.

There are also a range of activities that you can participate in with your friend in tow. Maitland’s Countryside Drive is a picturesque drive taking in the sweeping scenic view and farmlands of Maitland. There are also a number of guided walking tours of Central Maitland, with A Taste of Maitland and Maitland’s True Crime Tour offering pet friendly experiences.


Bringing your pet on your travels shouldn’t consign you to eating takeaway at your accommodation, and there are a range of pet-friendly dining options available in Maitland.

Have lunch in Maitland’s completely pet friendly pub, at the Metropolitan Hotel. Grab one of their classic pub favourites.

Lunch in style in the courtyard at Boydell’s Cellar Door and Restaurant in Morpeth, where award winning wines are paired with local and seasonal produce. Delight in the offerings at Icky Sticky Patisserie, a delectable sweet treat  located in the picturesque Lorn.

For something a little more low key, enjoy a cold beer and classic pub style meal in the beer garden at The Belmore Hotel