Hotel Rottnest Port to Pub

An epic challenge and a famous route. Attracting marathon swimmers from all over the world to Perth, Australia to complete one of the greatest challenges in open water swimming.

March, 2019
Ultra-Marathon Swim
Marathon Swim
  • Perth, Australia
  • Australia's longest OW swim
  • Solo & Relay Options
  • Crystal clear waters
  • White sand beaches
  • Inspiring party atmosphere

The Hotel Rottnest Port to Pub swim is an open water swimming event in Perth, Western Australia, designed to cater for the increased demand for long distance swimming and the interest from local, interstate and international swimmers to cross the iconic Rottnest Channel.

The swim comprises two races over two distances from Leighton Beach to Rottnest Island – a direct crossing and a 25km ultra-marathon.

The swim is open to solos, duos, and teams of four and six. It begins at Leighton Beach outside Fremantle Surf Lifesaving Club and finishes at the Hotel Rottnest.

The 25km ultra-marathon swim is open to qualified solo swimmers. It is the longest open water swim on offer in Australia and, and one of the longest in the Southern Hemisphere. It is tied with the Kotlin Race and the Swim Across The Sound as the longest in the GSS, all at an incredible 25 km!

Our aim in future years is to attract world-class, elite swimmers to compete in the Port to Pub as part of the world calendar for marathon swimming.

The Port to Pub combines a relaxed and friendly event with serious swimming competition, making it one of the best events on Australian swimming calendar!