Auramist Lodge has been serving the Newcastle and Port Stephens community and those holidaying locally for over 30 years. The Roseworne family have dedicating their time and expertise to look after your pets since 2003, continuing the tradition of quality care, giving you the peace of mind that your pet is well looked after and will return to you happy and healthy. 

Built on many years of experience, Auramist Lodge is a local institution and is a peaceful and comfortable place for your pet to stay.

Auramist Lodge is conveniently located on Nelson Bay Road in Salt Ash, a convenient 30 minute drive north of Newcastle, accessible by either the Stockton Bridge or the Hexham Bridge.

Auramist Lodge also specialises in pet transport and can arrange relocation in and out of the Greater Newcastle and Hunter Valley area.

Surrounded by national parks, lush greenery and 5 acres of land, Auramist Lodge is able to cater for many types of pets and offer services such as behavioural and grooming sessions and microchipping.

The dedication throughout many years has seen Rob pioneer many ventures with pets, including show dog breeding and advanced courses in animal behaviour and training.

Sit back and relax, go on your trip, knowing that your pets are placed in experienced and safe hands.


Auramist Lodge was founded in 1974 as a result of a passion of the original owners to foster the well being of pets whilst their owners are otherwise occupied. This passion has been continued by Robert and his family.

Robert takes the care of pets to a new level and the family resides on the premises and takes an active role in the Port Stephens community.

Having owned and bred show dogs for over 20 years, at times numbering over 25 dogs, Robert is experienced in the care of animals at various stages of their lives.

During these years they have owned a number of pedigree cats, specifically Exotics. As such, looking after your cats is made easy at Auramist Lodge with Cat enclosures that are functional and spacious through careful planning incorporating a modular design. In addition there is a specific Day / Play area to whittle away the hours. Their feline antics are both expected and welcomed.

Having extensive experience in the care of animals, your animals are in good hands.

Robert is experienced in training pets and is able to assist you in the behaviour of your pet. In addition, Robert has also trained sled dogs and completed a Command Performance training program.

All staff working at Auramist Lodge are fully qualified in care of all animals and our senior Animal Handler has over 20 years experience working in Vets and for Animal Supply companies.

As a major exercise, an extensive Video Surveillance system has been installed to allow the advanced monitoring of pets, keeping a close eye on them at all times.

With quality food being supplied, a safe and welcoming environment and knowledgeable staff that have a genuine interest in the well-being of your pets, we would not at all be surprised if they never want to leave.

Specialty accommodation is also offered for Snakes, Rabbits, Mice, Ferrets, Birds and Guinea Pigs amongst others. Please contact us for more information.


Kerry (Rusty)

We wanted to say a big thank you for looking after our Rusty for 6 days. Cindy, it was so lovely to hear the little annecdotes about him especially how he played so happily with the other dogs and looked after the young cocker spaniel. What an A1 service being able to drop us at the airport then pick us up again and leave our car safely parked at your place. Thank you, we’ll be seeing you again and telling all our friends.


Patrice (Luchie)

just want to say ty for looking after our luchie the pug this weekend. A1 service and made us feel comfortable leaving him for the first time. He will be back for more holidays. 🙂


Deb (Punch the Wonder Dog)

Punch the Wonder Dog stayed here and was always happy to leave us as he bounded off to meet his new pals.
When we collected him he was always in fine shape, was happy to see us and we have been happy with the service provided ….. We Recommend and Punch does too!!!


Stella 2017

Can’t do enough for the pets in their care. Most impressed!


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Phone 02 4982 6304


Contact Us

Phone 02 4982 6304

Our address is:

2547 Nelson Bay Road
Salt Ash NSW 2318

Phone 02 4982 6304


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Business Hours

Monday to Saturday   9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday  11:00am to 5:00pm
Public Holidays 11:00am to 5:00pm