For a wider range of accommodation, most competitors choose to stay for two nights in Cradle Mt or Tullah and then three nights in Strahan. Although this means driving up to 45 minutes between accommodation and race start/finishes, it provides the advantage of not having to pack up and shift gear each day. Zeehan also has a limited amount of accommodation. 

15 Jan (Fri) -    Cradle Mountain (or Tullah, Gowrie Park, Sheffield, Staverton)
16 Jan (Sat) -    Cradle Mt (or Tullah)
17 Jan (Sun) -   Strahan (or Zeehan)
18 Jan (Mon) -  Strahan
19 Jan (Tues) - Strahan - optional


Cradle Mountain Hotel  – From $249.00 per night. For a special Wildside discount, use the code "WILD" when booking on-line. To use the code, click "enter your discount or access code" and type in WILD. Book on-line at:

Cradle Mountain Hotel is a stylish, four-star wilderness hotel, located at the northern boundary of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.Set on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Cradle Mountain Hotel offers warm, welcoming accommodation within easy reach of Tasmania’s most iconic wilderness experiences. Choose from well-appointed standard hotel rooms, deluxe spa rooms, and indulgent, split-level king spa hotel rooms.

Cradle Mountain Hotel is the perfect base for exploring the pristine environment of Cradle Mountain. Spend your days walking among the snow-dusted peaks, lush forests, and glacial lakes of the Tasmanian wilderness. Discover the tranquillity of Dove Lake, take in the dramatic views from Marion’s Lookout or experience the grandeur of the Cradle Mountain summit on one of the park’s many hiking trails.

Strahan Village – From $189.00 per night. For a special Wildside discount, use the code "WILD" when booking on-line. To use the code, click "enter your discount or access code" and type in WILD.Book on-line at:

Strahan Village; where the rivers, mountains and rainforests of Tasmania’s World Heritage wilderness are at your fingertips. Strahan Village offers you a warm welcome after exploring the untouched scenery with its stylish collection of exceptional cottage and hotel style accommodation. From your base at Strahan Village, the best of the region’s experiences are easily accessible. Join the award winning Gordon River Cruises to experience the mirror calm water and temperate rainforests of the Gordon River. Take an unforgettable steam train journey aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway, or explore the wilderness on a bushwalk in the forested valleys of Tasmania’s south-west.

Strahan Village has always been a working fishing port, and the menus of Strahan’s best restaurants feature succulent seafood, among the best you can find in Tasmania. Enjoy sweeping views of the harbour and superb buffet dining at View 42° Restaurant and Bar or treat yourself to the delicious pub meals and friendly service at Hamer's Hotel.

 We strongly recommend that you book your accommodation early as the event occurs during peak tourist season for the West Coast and options are limited.