With an early 6am start on day one, we highly recommend staying close to the start line on Thursday night. There are some great local options in Orbost, with additional accommodation available in Marlo (only 10 minutes away). For those who get in early, the three cottages at TosTaree Cottages are a fantastic choice, as this will also be the location of Wellness Stop 2. Super convenient!
Wellness Stop 4 is located on Lakes Colquhoun Rd. This is where teams will stop on day one and restart on day two, so it’s a good idea to stay close by. The two best options are Bruthen (11mins) or Lakes Entrance (15-20mins).
When deciding where to stay after the finish line, think about where you’d like to wake up on Sunday morning. Lakes Entrance & Metung are beautiful seaside towns, while staying in Bairnsdale means you are closer to getting home!
Don’t forget that you have two amazing support crew who help move your bags and check you in and out of your accommodation, making it easy to stay close to the trail.