The crisp sunny days of winter on the Byron Hinterland are just wonderful for walking, whether its on the dog friendly beaches or hiking through the rainforests. Bring your best friend and stay at our dog friendly accommodation.

At Alstonville Country Cottages you have the best of both worlds. Within easy reach is the wild unspoilt Patches beach at South Ballina. The beach stretches for miles with wonderful sand dunes for picnics, great fishing and its dog friendly too!

There are miles of beaches to enjoy. Seven Mile Beach at Lennox Head or the beaches along the Richmond River at Ballina are all just a few minutes drive from Alstonville Country Cottages. You might also get to see a late humpback whale making its way up the coast. Its also warm enough for the surfers and kayakers to be venturing into the water too.

When you are tired of the beach, explore inland to the Border ranges or to the well kept secret waterfalls around Alstonville.There are also plenty of walks to do onsite at Alstonville Country Cottages through the Heritage Rainforest of the Big Scrub remnant and down to Duck Creek for a refreshing swim!

In August dogs stay free!

So book now at and don’t forget to bring your dog for a special winter break on the Northern Rivers.