Herdsa 2009

Accommodation & Travel

July in Darwin is a very busy tourist time and we recommend you book flights and accommodation as early as possible.

Travel

Conference buses will ferry participants who are staying in the CBD. It will be departing from Mantra and Holiday Inn to the conference venue at the beginning and end of each day. A schedule of times will be provided to delegates once the program is finalised. There are also regular transport buses from the CBD to the University and back.

Accommodation

Having difficulty finding accommodation? Have you tried your travel agent or internet booking agencies such as Discovery Australia http://www.discoveraustralia.com.au/

The table below provides links to accommodation that can be found in Darwin.

Approximate Cost Style of Accommodation Venue
Under $100 per night Backpackers CDU North Flinders International House (NFIH) is CDU's on campus accommodation.
To make a booking for NFIH, download an application form here. Further information about CDU's accommodation facilities and costs can be found at http://www.cdu.edu.au/campuses/accommodation.htm
Melaleuca on Mitchell
Banyan View Lodge
Darwin YHA
Frogshollow Backpackers
The Cavenagh
$100 - $200 per night Apartments Ti Tree Holiday Apartments
Peninsular Apartments Hotel
Luma Luma Holiday Apartments
City Gardens Apartments
Quest Darwin Apartments
Motels Comfort Inn Asti Darwin
Golf Links Motel
Palms City Resort
Please contact the accommodation venues listed above directly for availability and reservations. No recommendation is implied nor responsibility accepted for the standard of accommodation listed.
$300+ per night
These Hotels can be booked through the conference secretariat Plevin & Associates. Please refer to the registration form and information below.
Hotels Mantra on Esplanade
Novotel Atrium
Crowne Plaza
Holiday Inn 116 The Esplanade
Holiday Inn 122 The Esplanade

Tariffs shown are a guide only. Check the tariffs, cancellation fees and other charges when making your booking.

For a comprehensive list of alternative accommodation options provided by Australian Motoring Organisations please refer to the Automobile Association of the Northern Territory http://www.accommodationguide.com.au/.    The Conference Organisers make no warranty as to the accuracy of the star ratings.

Hotel Bookings - $300+

Limited accommodation has been reserved at the hotels listed below. Please make all reservations and amendments through the Conference Secretariat, Plevin & Associates Pty Ltd. Bookings received after Monday 1 June 2009 cannot be guaranteed. Please note that in relation to the Mantra on Esplanade and Novotel Atrium the rates quoted are room rates only.

All accommodation bookings must be accompanied by a room deposit or credit card details. If paying by credit card, Plevin and Associates Pty Ltd will not process payment for accommodation. Your credit card number and the amount authorised will be forwarded to the hotel. 

Accommodation will not be reserved without an accompanying deposit.

You are responsible for paying the balance of your account directly with the hotel on departure.

Mantra on Esplanade – 88 The Esplanade

To secure the Conference rates quoted below you must book accommodation here
For more information on this hotel, visit the Mantra on Esplanade website

Situated on The Esplanade, Mantra on the Esplanade overlooks Darwin Harbour to the Arafura Sea. This 4 star hotel has a restaurant & bar, outdoor swimming pool and spa. Apartments have large private balconies, perfect for experiencing a famous Northern Territory sunset.

Novotel Atrium – 100 The Esplanade

To secure the Conference rates quoted below you must book accommodation here
For more information on this hotel, visit the Novotel Atrium website

Located in the city centre, overlooking Darwin Harbour, the hotel is a short stroll to the dining and entertainment precinct of Mitchell Street. Novotel Atrium features a magnificent tropical indoor rainforest, complete with cascading vines, palm trees, and the soothing sound of running water. There is a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and spa.

Crowne Plaza Darwin –32 Mitchell St

To secure the Conference rates quoted below you must book accommodation here
For more information on this hotel, visit the Crowne Plaza Darwin website

Crowne Plaza Darwin has recently completed a $4.1 million revitalisation. The hotel is perfectly located to provide convenient accommodations to travellers and the new rooms will ensure the Crowne Plaza remains the hotel of choice for the business traveller in Darwin. The majestic foyer offers superior service in luxurious surrounds, complimented by excellent hotel facilities and friendly attentive staff.

Holiday Inn Esplanade – 116 The Esplanade

To secure the Conference rates quoted below you must book accommodation here
For more information on this hotel, visit the Holiday Inn Esplanade website

Overlooking Darwin's spectacular Harbour and perfectly positioned on Darwin's picturesque spectacular Esplanade, you're only a leisurely five minute walk to the heart of the city's shopping and business districts.

Holiday Inn Darwin – 122 The Esplanade

To secure the Conference rates quoted below you must book accommodation here
For more information on this hotel, visit the Holiday Inn Darwin website

The ideal place to stay and experience the friendliness of this famous End City. Holiday Inn Darwin occupies a unique location on the end of The Esplanade. Step outside onto the deep blue of Darwin harbour where The Arafura Sea stretches out before you, decide whether to take a stroll along the waterfront, parkland or walk into town for business or shopping.

Amendments and Cancellations

Any amendments or cancellations must be made through Plevin and Associates Pty Ltd in writing.  Your amendment or cancellation will be reconfirmed in writing. It is your responsibility to ensure you have received a copy of any changes requested.

Please note in the event of a cancellation, the refund of any deposits forwarded to hotels will be at the discretion of the hotel. No refunds will be made from this office.  Cancellation of bookings may be subject to fees and delegates are advised to take out insurance.