A dog is not just a pet, most of the time they become a part of the family, so why would you want to go on holiday and leave them at a kennel? You wouldn't do that with your children, would you?
There are many places around Australia that offer "pet friendly" accommodation. I've found that a holiday with your beloved pooch is much better than without them.
Below are links to some wonderful sites which give you more information on where you can take your pup and have a relaxing break.