Out of the Ordinary :
On Poetry and the World

A Carbon Neutral
Event
in Canberra December 5-7

Accommodation

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, "Nollendorfplatz," oil on canvas, 1912, 69 x 60 cm, Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, public domain.

The conference will take place at the University of Canberra in the suburb of Bruce (adjacent to Belconnen), which is a little under 8 kms, or a 15 minute bus ride, from Civic (the Canberra CBD, where interstate buses arive). For orientation, please see the map below.

 

We recommend you stay near Civic, or that you stay on (or near to) the campus in Bruce. 

 

Civic has good/easy transport connections to the campus, has lots of restaurants, bars and cafes at all price points, and will be the site of evening events on Tuesday the 6th and Wednesday the 7th of December.

 

If you choose to stay on or near campus, there are low cost options for staying in the student residences at UC's Bruce campus, which would put you 500 metres away from the conference venue (Building 25, aka The Inspire Centre), and there are a number of hotels in walking-distance, in the suburb of Belconnen, which has fewer services than Civic but lots of Brutalist architecture.

The conference will start on the morning of the 5th and run till late on the 7th, so it is recommended you book from Sunday the 4th Dec. 2022 through to Thursday morning the 8th Dec. 2022

Hotels in Civic, or within 15 minutes walk from there

in order of cost 

NB unless otherwise indicated, prices are the currently advertised (Sept. 5 2022) prices for early December for a double with private bathroom, quoted as part of a 3 night stay during the conference dates (4 night stays will be cheaper again per night; 1 night ones more expensive).  NBB December is a busy month for accommodation in Canberra and these prices will start to rise. Any deals, on the other hand, stay at the fixed price quoted.

Village Canberra Hostel

7 Akuna st Civic

$45 per night single bed in dorm 

Canberra Accommodation Centre

210 Northbourne Avenue

$145 per night double with shared bathroom

Rex Hotel

150 Northbourne Avenue

$158 per night

Conference participants who wish to secure special conference rate of $150 per night on standard double (also deals on Room with balcony, Crown Suite and King Suite, as per Rex Brochure with Offer) can email the Rex at Groups@canberrarexhotel.com.au

 

Mantra on Northbourne

84 Northbourne Avenue

$180 per night

Conference participants who wish to secure 10% off all online rates for rooms booked for dates between 3/12/22 - 9/12/22 can follow the instructions in this flyer (NB be sure to select "Mantra on Northbourne" rather than the other Mantra hotels in Canberra)

Mercure Hotel, Canberra

Crnr Ainslie and Limestone Avenues, Braddon

$194 per night

Conference participants who wish to secure the special conference rate of $190 per night can call the Mercure on 02 6243 0000 or email them at stay@mercurecanberra.com.au  When you do so, mention that you are booking on the University of Canberra block or quote BLOCK ID 603957.

The Sebel, Canberra Civic

197 London Circuit, Civic

$254 per night

The Sebel will hold a small number of rooms till 6th November at the special conference rate of $209 per night. To secure this deal please email reservations@thesebelcanberra.com.au and mention that you are part of "University of Canberra#51"

Canberra Crowne Plaza

1 Binara st, Civic

$220 per night 

Midnight Hotel

1 Elouera st, Braddon

$248 per night

Ovolo Nishi

New Acton Peninsula, New Acton

$447 per night

Conference participants who wish to secure 15% off all online rates during conference dates should book directly on the Ovolo site, using  the code "UCPOETRY".

Hotels on, or near to, the University of Canberra Campus

in order of cost

NB unless otherwise indicated, prices are the currently advertised (Sept. 5 2022) prices for early December for a double with private bathroom, quoted as part of a 3 night stay during the conference dates (4 night stays will be cheaper again per night; 1 night ones more expensive).  NBB December is a busy month for accommodation in Canberra and these prices will start to rise. Any deals, on the other hand, stay at the fixed price quoted.

Unilodge

The Glasshouse, 2/19 Cooinda St, Bruce [On Campus]

$104 per night double with shared

bathroom in 5 bedroom apartment

$154 per night whole bedroom apartment

$174 per night two bedroom apartment

Mercure Belconnen

59 Cameron Avenue Belconnen 

$140 per night

Abode Belconnen

3 Grazier Lane, Belconnen

$196 a night

Direct link to $178 per night conference offer

+ Brochure with same offer

Ramada Encore, Belconnen

110 Benjamin Way, Belconnen

$206 per night

 

Mud Map

Suburb of Braddon

 

Lots of good restaurants and bars, rainbow intersection, good coffee, 5 mins walk from Civic. 

 

Most of the reasonable price Civic hotels are just to the West of Braddon, in a line up Northbourne avenue towards Sydney. The higher the number of Northbourne the further from Civic. So 210 is for instance a 15 minute walk into Civic, whereas 84 is just round the corner. NB Northbourne has a tram.

University of Canberra

(Suburb of Bruce)

Belconnen is to the immediate west & is in walking distance

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Civic (City)

Interstate bus terminal

Local bus exchange

King O"Malley's Hotel (Wed. night venue)

The Unconformity

Capital Hill, Intended by Walter and Marion Burley-Griffin to be the site of the Place of the People, with Parliament House and the artificial lake down below. Here one would gather for poetry recitals and other entertainments. The opera house was to be on the immediately facing shore. Capital Hill is also site of a major geological feature, The Unconformity

Interstate Train Terminal

(Just off the map, in the suburb of Kingston)

Monster Kitchen Bar and Restaurant

 (Conference Dinner Venue)

Monster is located in the Ovolo Nishi hotel, on the Acton Peninsual, about 10 minutes walk from Civic

For some basic information about getting to the campus and around:  https://www.canberra.edu.au/on-campus/transport

 For campus maps: https://www.canberra.edu.au/maps

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer we are not in the position to guarantee the green credentials of any of the hotels listed on this page. We encourage you to quiz any hotel you approach about their sustainability policies, the better to impress upon them that greening is the new normal.