Multiwavelength Dissection of Galaxies: Venue and Accommodation

The Conference Venue is located at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the famous Coogee Beach, Sydney, Australia. Coogee Beach is located 8 kilometres south-east of the Sydney central business district (Sydney CBD), 11 kilometres east of the Sydney International Airport, and 5 kilometres south of very famous Bondi Beach.

Coogee Beach and Crown Plaza Hotel

Getting There

The Crown Plaza Hotel at Coogee Beach Location webpage has information about how to reach the hotel from Sydney CBD and from the airport. The address is

Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach
242 Arden Street
Coogee
NSW, 2034

From/To the Airport

The Crowne Plaza Hotel is about 15 min via car from the airport. We strongly recommend to take a taxi from the Airport instead of using any other public transport. Average fares from the International Terminal is about $45 AUD, and about $35 AUD from the Domestic Terminal.

Alternatively, you can take a train (T2) from the Airport to Central Station, walk to Elizabeth St (about 6 minutes), and take the M50 bus to Arden St in Coogee Beach, the hotel is just at 2 minutes walk. The average travel time is around 50 minutes and costs $19 AUD on an Opal Card. You will have to get the bus ticket for the M50 elsewhere (Central Station), as tickets are not sold on this route. This trip will be a bit more expensive ($22 - $24 AUD) if you do not have an Opal Card.

From/to the Sydney CBD (City Centre)

Public transportation is much better for getting to the CBD.  The best way is to take either the Metro Bus M50 or Bus 373, which both go all the way to the Queen Victory Building (QVB) and it takes about 40 min and costs about $3.50 AUD one way on an Opal Card. Bus 374 can be also used to reach the CBD from Coogee Beach. The taxi fares for travel between Coogee Beach and the CBD run about $30 AUD and the travel time is roughly 20 min.  

Coogee Map

Moving around

The social events (public talk, welcome cruise, conference dinner, Sydney Observatory visit) are not within walking distance of the conference venue. We strongly recommend you get an Opal Card for use on public transport (all buses, trains and ferries), which is free with a minimum $20 top-up. Another option is getting a MyBus TravelTen Ticket (but this is only valid for buses).Note that many buses in Sydney do not sell tickets, so you have to purchase an Opal Card or prepaid ticket in advance.
 
Opal Card and bus tickets can be bought in the Airport, Central Station, or in any news agency. The closest newsagency to the Conference Hotel is Coogee Beach News, 252 Arden St. LOC members will be available to help you get to the conference dinner.
 
A useful webpage to find all the information on the public transportation in Sydney and plan the trips is Sydney Transportation website. Some phone numbers for Taxi companies in Sydney are:

- Taxis Combined: 13 33 00

- Silver Service: 13 31 00

- Legion Cabs: 13 14 51

 

Parking options at the Crown Plaza Hotel

For those who prefer driving to the Conference Hotel in Coogee Beach, it is possible to use the car parking available underneath the hotel, with the following charges associated:

$5.00 per hour
$18.00 per day
$25.00 overnight

Please enter to the Hotel Parking using Carr St.

 

Special Accommodation prices at Crown Plaza Hotel (already expired)

Crowne Plaza Hotel offered us a special price for each double room, all equipped with a king size bed or two double size beds. For registered participants of this conference the rooms are:

  • Village View Room: AUD 205.00 per night without breakfast
  • Village View Room: AUD 230.00 per night including breakfast
  • Deluxe Ocean View Room: AUD 285.00 per night without breakfast
  • Deluxe Ocean View Room: AUD 310.00 per night with breakfast

These special rates are only valid for bookings at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Coogee Beach between Saturday 23rd and Sunday 31st May 2015, both dates included. The deadline of this offer was April 22nd, 2015.

Crown Plaza Hotel at Coogee Beach

 Photos of the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Coogee Beach.
Top-left: View from the Hotel. Top-right: Village View Room. Bottom-left: Swimming pool. Bottom-right: Ocean View Room.

Participants have to organize their hotel booking by themselves. Once you complete the Registration Form you'll receive instructions of how to proceed with the hotel booking getting these special rates.

 

Please send any queries to: dissection15 at aao.gov.au