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Sydney is for dog lovers

Doggie Degustation, Pier One Sydney HarbourCREDIT: Anna Kucera

A dog enjoying his degustation meal at Pier One Sydney Harbour.

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Sydney is for
dog lovers

Doggie Degustation, Pier One Sydney Harbour CREDIT: Anna Kucera

A dog enjoying his degustation meal at Pier One Sydney Harbour.

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You don’t need to leave your fur-baby at home when holidaying in Sydney — the city is surprisingly dog-friendly. Many inner-city neighbourhood bars and cafés welcome guests with a four-legged friend or two, and you can pamper your pooch with a luxurious hotel stay, delicious doggy meals and long walks through the city’s gorgeous parks.  

Highlights: 

  • Treat your pooch to a decadent stay in a pet-friendly luxury hotel 
  • Take a picnic to a park and meet the locals 
  • Dine with your dog at a hip inner-city eatery  

Book a dog-friendly hotel 

A number of luxurious hotels around the city cater to four-legged guests. In Surry Hills, a five-minute drive from the city centre, the luxury boutique hotel Little Albion has two stylish dog- and cat-friendly rooms with hardwood floors, complete with a cosy bed and food and water bowls. Pier One Sydney Harbour, at the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge at Walsh Bay, has ground-floor rooms with an eco-friendly dog bed, food and water bowl and a minibar stocked with treats – see the hotel’s Puppy Package for details. And at QT Bondi, on the boulevard at Sydney’s most famous city beach, you can book a dedicated pet-friendly Deluxe King room complete with a special mini-bar filled with doggie treats.  

Grab some breakfast and head to a local park  

Staying in the inner city? Grab takeaway coffee and breakfast from one of the many cafés in Surry Hills (try Devon Cafe at 76 Devonshire Street) and walk down to Prince Alfred Park, a large swathe of lawns and palm trees next to Sydney’s Central Station. Enjoy your breakfast on the grass with views back to the city skyline. 

If you’re in town on a Saturday, grab coffee and breakfast bites from the weekly Carriageworks Farmers Market in the inner-city suburb of Eveleigh, and head to nearby Victoria Park to enjoy a morning picnic with your pup.  

For an extra-long walk, head to the expansive Sydney Park in the inner-west suburb of St Peters, a 15-minute drive from Surry Hills. Order coffee and a breakfast roll at the funky kiosk next to the children’s playground (the only part of the park where dogs must be kept on a leash at all times). Then take your time exploring the steep rolling hills and connecting ponds — and meeting local dogs and their owners.  

Pup Package, Little Albion, A Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel CREDIT: Little Albion, A Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel

A puppy enjoying his hotel stay with the Pup Package at Little Albion, A Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel.

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Pup Package, Little Albion, A Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel CREDIT: Little Albion, A Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel

A puppy enjoying his hotel stay with the Pup Package at Little Albion, A Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel.

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Surry Hills Markets CREDIT: James Horan; Destination NSW

Shopping at Surry Hills Markets, Surry Hills

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Surry Hills Markets CREDIT: James Horan; Destination NSW

Shopping at Surry Hills Markets, Surry Hills

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Shop recycled fashion with your pooch 

The outdoors Surry Hills Markets, which are held on the first Saturday of every month at Shannon Reserve on Crown Street in Surry Hills, is perfect for dog owners. Here you can browse the market stalls for recycled fashion, second-hand vinyl records and knick-knacks and handmade craft objects with your dog happily entertained by myriad new sights and scents.  

Take home a memento of your trip 

Once you’ve hit a café and the park, perhaps you’d like to pamper your puppy with a blow-out at Hachi Sydney, a dog boutique and spa that specialises in Japanese-style canine grooming techniques. You’ll find it on Steam Mill Lane, in Darling Square, Haymarket, a 15-minute walk from Surry Hills. And once your furry friend is looking its best, you can also splash out on a private photo session at the Hachi Studio, and load up on healthy canine treats and a stylish new dog collar or sweater.  

And if you want a scenic backdrop for a portrait of your pet, a professional Pawtastic Photography dog photographer can set up an outdoor photo shoot for the ultimate souvenir of your stay. 

Lap up some lunch  

Make your dog’s day with lunch at Henry Lee’s in Redfern — the café serves colourful dishes with local ingredients that match the stunning artwork on the walls. Henry Lee’s is doggie-friendly and serves special dog treats, too. Or head over to the Duck Inn pub in Chippendale, a hip neighbourhood near Redfern, where the rear beer garden welcomes dogs and you can order lunch from the pub’s well regarded kitchen.  

Mix cocktails and wagging tails 

Once your pup has burnt off some energy in a park or sniffing all those unfamiliar scents as you explore inner-city streets, head over to the pet-friendly Arcadia Liquors bar in Redfern for an afternoon drink. It’s the perfect spot to sit back and enjoy a cocktail or craft beer with your pup at your side.  

Or take an afternoon stroll to Cuckoo Callay on Surry Hills’s Crown Street and treat your dog to a ‘puppaccino’ and an array of dog treats. Dog mums and dads can enjoy fresh juices and pastries.  

Choose dinner à la canine 

Grab a courtyard seat at The Winery, in a leafy laneway off Surry Hills’s Crown Street, with your dog and enjoy a glass of wine and some Sydney Rock oysters. (And good luck distracting your dog if you order the 600-gram bistecca Fiorentina.)  

Or enjoy dinner at The Carrington, on Bourke Street in Surry Hills. This quiet neighbourhood pub has three special doggy dinners on the menu: steak and veggies; beef tartare; and a brown rice and veggie dish that’s probably good for your pooch if it’ll agree to eat it! They have people food too, such as garlic and chilli prawn linguine and crispy-skin salmon.  

Furry friends are always welcome at the nearby Clock Hotel, a Surry Hills institution on Crown Street, where you can grab a beer and a burger and enjoy the atmosphere. 

The Clock Hotel, Surry Hills CREDIT: James Horan; Destination NSW

The Clock Hotel on Crown Street in Surry Hills

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The Clock Hotel, Surry Hills CREDIT: James Horan; Destination NSW

The Clock Hotel on Crown Street in Surry Hills

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