Accommodation and Transport
The nearest hotel to the conference centre is the Canberra Premiere Hotel (http://www.premierhotelcbr.com.au/). It’s a popular location for people attending conferences on the UC campus. Room rates are around $150 a night.
Another popular location are the hotels on Northbourne Avenue. These are closer to the main Canberra City and so have more restaurants and other amenities nearby. They’re also close to Braddon, which has some great places for breakfast and dinner. Hotels in Braddon include:
- Pavillion on Northbourne (around $130 a night) –http://capitalhotelgroup.com.au/pavilion/
- Mantra on Northbourne (around $150 a night) –http://www.mantra.com.au/australian-capital-territory/canberra-and-surrounds/canberra/accommodation/hotels/mantra-on-northbourne/
Peppers Gallery Hotel at New Acton (http://www.peppers.com.au/gallery/) is also a good location with rates about $180 a night.
Canberra city hotels are about 10 minutes from University of Canberra campus by taxi, and about 20 minutes by bus. Taxi information is available here: http://visitcanberra.com.au/getting-around/cabs-taxis-and-ride-sharing
Canberra’s Action busses are safe and relatively cheap – a single ride is $4.70 and an all-day pass is $9.00. You can purchase these when you board a bus (exact change is preferred).
Alternatively, you can purchase a MyWay Card for $5.00 (available from recharge agents) and fares are $2.37, capped to $9.00 per day. You can also purchase a MyWay card online and have it sent to you (allow 3-5 working days).
The 300 series blue rapide bus departs the city depot every 5 to 8 minutes 7 am to 7pm Monday to Friday http://www.action.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/708274/network14_300.pdf