Ettrick Rocks, where you will be staying - The story behind the name

Ettrick Rocks, as known by locals, is adjacent to the river Ettrick, the river named after an 8 ton Cutter that was wrecked there around 1847 and owned by the Bass Strait ‘policeman’ David Howie. The name of the location befitted the name of our coastal and luxurious accommodation retreats.


Why Ettrick Rocks?   

The location offers stunning and breathtaking views fronting the Southern Ocean. Guests will enjoy the rugged topography directly in front of their retreats and within a stone’s throw will find a number of small and secluded sandy sheltered coves and rock pools. There is an abundance of sea shells to collect, a favourite with children and parents alike. 


The rugged scenery and the crashing and splashing waves against the rocks offer plenty of photo opportunities to take home and share with friends. A little walk further down is a secluded white beach, perfect for swimming, fishing, snorkeling or diving for crayfish & abalone (depending on permitted seasons).*

*Seasonal and requires appropriate fishing license, to find out more visit:

Pimelea One Bedroom

The coastal retreats offer a choice of three luxurious dwellings with all of the comforts of home, designed by award winning Tasmanian Architects, Rosevear and Stephenson.

Every room offers guests uninterrupted views of the ocean through the large picture frame windows from each of the bedrooms with automated blinds that can be operated at the touch of a button. The scenery is mesmerising, relaxing and enjoyed without having to get up from your warm and comfortable bed. Make yourself a cup of hot coffee or tea and retreat back into the bedroom and snuggle yourself up in a warm cosy blanket and relax on the comfortable window seat to read your favourite book or listen to music while enjoying the surrounding landscape and the occasional wallaby and birdlife that passes in front of your window.

If you are a morning person at early dawn point the supplied binoculars due west and you may catch a glimpse of the fishing boats trawling their nets or pulling up lobster pots directly in line of the retreats.

Ettrick Rocks coastal retreats offer high end cooking appliances, stainless steel cookware and a well stocked pantry in a dream kitchen designed for cooking enthusiasts. The kitchen and living area is fully glazed to ensure your eyes never miss the outside view, even when your back is turned whilst stirring the pot, a mirrored splash-back keeps the view within eyesight.  A modern equipped laundry is available should it be required.

After the day's events the closing of daylight brings to Ettrick Rocks a number of enjoyable wonders that will fascinate our visitors no matter their age. The wallabies gather and freely roam around the retreats, having our guests jump from one end of the room to the other to get a closer glimpse of these wonderful creatures. The activity of the birdlife depending on the incoming tide is seen hovering above the rocks and swooping down at their catch. The lighthouse pulsing light can be clearly seen from the retreats as the sun goes down to end the day with some of the most spectacular sunsets you will ever experience. Put your feet up, glass in hand, your friends and loved ones nearby and thank nature in sharing these gifts with you!