WHEN SHOULD I GET THERE?
Stay with us at the Hides Hotel for $25 on Thursday night.
Book a trip to beautiful Fitzroy Island on Friday with our partner the Fitzroy Island Flyer using our special discount codes (available when you register). Prices start at $60 for return transfer.
Please note: those delegates intending on travelling to Fitzroy and attending our Tropical Cocktail Cruise will need to step straight off the Fitzroy boat and onto ours. (We recommend taking a change of tropical clothes with and getting ready on the boat ride back from Fitzroy.)
Tropical Cocktail Cruise departs from the Reef Fleet Terminal at 5:30pm - don't be late as the boat won't wait! Cost = $20, spaces are strictly limited so make sure you register ASAP.
Arriving Friday but missing the Tropical Cocktail Cruise? No worries, join us at the official RHS after party from 9pm!
Arriving Saturday? The Academic program starts at 8:30am on Saturday at the Pullman International on Abbott Street.
The program will wrap up by 3pm on Sunday afternoon - so fly out anytime from then!
OPTION 1: ARRIVE ON THURSDAY
OPTION 2: ARRIVE ON FRIDAY BEFORE 5PM
OPTION 3: ARRIVE ON FRIDAY AFTER 5PM OR ON SATURDAY BEFORE 8:30AM
Delegates who choose to add accommodation to their registration package will be staying at Hides Hotel Cairns for just $25 per night! Hides is ideally located, with numerous cafes, markets and pubs nearby and the academic venue just a 10-minute walk away. Spaces are limited so make sure to get in quickly!
Delegates will be able to select the number of nights they require. We offer accommodation on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (19-21 September). Delegates wishing to stay in Cairns on other nights will need to organise their own accommodation.
Delegates will share a room with 3-4 other students and will have an option to nominate people they want to be with during registration. Unfortunately we can’t guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all preferences.
Delegates are also free to find their own accommodation if they would like.
Delegates are responsible for organising their own transport to and from the conference. The conference runs from 5pm on Friday 20 September to 3pm on Sunday 22 September, 2019.
Delegates who choose to fly to and from Cairns will need to book their own flights.
A number or airlines fly into Cairns airport, including Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin and Tigerair. If travelling to Cairns from another major city, Tigerair and Jetstar usually offer the cheapest flights. We recommend that delegates book flights as early as possible to secure the best prices.
RHS Shuttle Bus
Arriving Thursday: Free RHS Shuttle bus service to the Hides Hotel may be available depending on the time of your flight. Timetable will be released closer to September.
Arriving Friday: Free RHS Shuttle bus running every 30 minutes between airport and Hides Hotel. Timetable will be released closer to September.
Arriving Saturday: Free RHS Shuttle bus service direct to Academic Venue may be available for first flights in the morning. Timetable will be released closer to September.
Uber & Taxi
Uber services are available from the airport to the city, turn right when exiting the arrival hall and follow signs to public pick up. Average cost: $15-25.
Taxi services are available and are occasionally more reliable late at night when Ubers may not be around. Walk straight out of arrival hall. Average cost: $25-$35.
For students coming in from Townsville, we will be facilitating an online carpooling service to ensure all delegates are able to attend.
getting to and from the airport
Delegates do not require a car for the duration of the conference but may use one at their own discretion. The academic venue is located a short 10-minute walk from the accommodation and catering will be provided on-site reducing the need for delegates to leave the venue.
Some delegates may also find that their desired academic workshops are being held at the JCU City Campus; a short 10-minute walk away. Furthermore, travel to social venues will be pre-organised with a set meeting point and time.
There are also a number of supermarkets and convenience stores in close proximity to the accommodation, should you require it.