There are a number of amazing places to stay while on Rottnest Island, with a range of budgets and styles to suit couples, friends, family or larger groups. 

When you hop off the ferry you will arrive at Thompsons Bay – also known as ‘The Settlement’. The race FINISH is located at The Settlement near Hotel Rottnest, however the race START is located at Kingston Barracks, approximately a 1km walk.

It is also important to remember that Rottnest Island does not have any access to cars, and the only way to travel around the Island is by foot, bicycle or the bus service.

When booking accommodation and planning your race morning, make sure you know the area locations on the island and how much time you need to allow to ensure you are ready on time.

Accommodation can book up early, so we recommend athletes to book their accommodation sooner rather than later to avoid missing out.

Basic Accommodation

Basic accommodation includes a selection of units, cabins and bungalows ranging in sizes and locations.

Rottnest Lodge

Nestled at the back of The Settlement, Rottnest Lodge provides guests with a choice of quality hotel style apartments, suites with private facilities and lower priced rooms to suit all needs.


Overlooking the Iconic Thomson Bay, Hotel Rottnest offers stylish Bayside and Courtyard rooms. Rooms have recently been refurbished, this beautiful restored building will provide you with the ultimate accommodation spot – right at the finish line!


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