Scarborough beach will not only play host to the finish line of the World Championships but also be the Event hub for the week leading up to the event. There will be lots of activities at the Scarborough Beach Precinct from Monday 27 November through to Sunday 3 December 2023.
Scarborough is the perfect location to stay for the event with plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars, shopping centre and the Event Hub which will be open from Monday 27 November 2023. Downwind shuttle service will also start from Scarborough on the 27 November.
There is a range of accommodation options in and around Scarborough, with over 800 rooms across the different options. Many are small independent / private accommodation providers and are best booked through http://www.booking.com. There is also a significant number of Airbnb properties in the Scarborough area.
Through our event partner the City of Stirling there are several specials currently available. They can be viewed at https://www.stirling.wa.gov.au/accommodation
An option for paddlers planning an extended stay in Perth to participate both the Shaw and Partners WA Race and the Worlds is Karrinyup Waters Resort. They have a range of accommodation options, conveniently located between Sorrento and Scarborough Beach. Approxiately 10 minutes to either location if you have your own transport. 10% discount is available using promo code “ICFCanoe”. Reservations must be made direct, online via website www.kwr.net.au.
Paddle Australia has appointed the Western Australian Visitor Centre as the official travel agent for the Championship. To find out how they can help visit the Western Australian Visitor Centres event page.
If you are unable to secure accomodation in Scarborough or looking for something a bit different, Fremantle is a must. Not only is it the start location of the Championships it was named in TIME’s annual list of the World’s Greatest Places of 2022, which highlights 50 extraordinary travel destinations from around the globe.
The port city of Fremantle is also home to a rich maritime history – which can be discovered at the WA Maritime Museum, ideally located at Fremantle’s historic Victoria Quay. It houses several unique galleries that explore the moments, voyages and vessels; plus artifacts, people and stories that shaped Western Australia’s maritime relationship. This includes treasures such as Australia II, winner of the Americas Cup and an 89 metre- long submarine you can clamber through.
To check out the options in Fremantle visit https://www.visitfremantle.com.au/