XIV International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet Radiation Physics

About Cairns

VUV14 - Accommodation

Please note July is the peak tourist season in Cairns and you MUST book your accommodation early.

A block booking of accommodation has been reserved at nearby properties in Cairns for VUV14. Please indicate your accommodation requirements on the registration form (new window).

In order to secure your room, please include a minimum of one (1) night's room rate (either by cheque or credit card) as a deposit on your registration form with the balance of your accommodation to be settled directly with the hotel on departure. Alternatively, you can provide credit card details, which can either be forwarded to the hotel directly or debited for a deposit (please check the appropriate box on the registration form).

Please note: Deposits for accommodation must be received at the Secretariat no later than Wednesday 16 June 2004. Bookings made after that date cannot be guaranteed. For any rooms cancelled less than seven (7) days prior to arrival, or where a delegate does not arrive on the date booked, a cancellation fee equal to one night's accommodation may be charged to the delegate. Accommodation deposits may be forfeited if the room is not occupied on the requested check-in date.

All bookings, alterations or cancellations should be sent to the Conference Secretariat. Please do not contact the hotels directly. If the recommended hotels are unsuitable, the Secretariat will endeavour to arrange alternative accommodation.

Accommodation bookings (and registration) will be acknowledged within 1-2 weeks of receipt. Delegates are asked to check their confirmation letter carefully and advise the Secretariat of any changes as soon as possible.

Country Comfort SunLodge   - FULL (12/4/04) - no more rooms available Country Comfort Sunlodge
Corner Florence and Grafton Streets
3.5 star  
$A114.00 (twin-share occupancy, including buffet breakfasts)
$A100.50 (single occupancy, including buffet breakfast)
per night
The new Country Comfort Sunlodge, Cairns is ideally located just a few minutes walk from the city centre and Convention Centre and 10 minutes from Cairns airport. Following a total refurbishment, Country Comfort Sunlodge, Cairns is a fabulous new Northern Queensland style hotel, where the tropical ambience and welcoming Country Comfort hospitality await you.
Pacific International Hotel   - FULL (27/4/04) - no more rooms available Pacific International
43 The Esplanade
4 star   $A145.00
per night
(Standard Hotel Room)
This hotel commands a downtown "dress circle" waterfront location. It is ideally situated adjacent to the main departure points to the Great Barrier Reef, shopping precinct and the Reef Casino and approximately between a 5-10 minute walk to the Convention Centre. All rooms offer spaciousness and elegance, with private balconies and superb views overlooking the Marlin Marina and parklands.
Matson Resort Cairns Matson Resort
Cnr Esplanade and Kerwin Streets
4.5 star   $A150.00
per night
(Standard Hotel Room)
Matson Resort Cairns is located on the Esplanade along the picturesque foreshore of Cairns. The Convention Centre is downtown and less than 2 kilometres from the Matson Resort. The Matson Resort offers stunning views of the Trinity Bay and the surrounding harbour and offers a courtesy shuttle bus service at regular intervals for VUV14. Note that this hotel lies outside of the downtown area shown on the attached map (below).
Oasis Resort Cairns Oasis Resort Cairns
122 Lake Street
4.5 star   $A180.00
per night
(Standard Hotel Room)
The only 4½ star Resort located in the centre of Cairns, Oasis Resort Cairns is set on 2 hectares of beautifully landscaped tropical gardens with the beach at its centre. Offering a selection of stunning views of the Coral Sea and the Cairns hinterland the resort is centrally located and offers quick and easy access to the attractions of Cairns City including the Convention Centre.
Radisson Plaza Radisson Plaza
Pierpoint Road
5 star   $A198.00
per night
(Standard Hotel Room)
This hotel has a casual relaxed atmosphere. Just step into the spectacular rainforest lobby and immediately discover the beauty of "Tropical North Queensland". Only two minutes from the city and Convention Centre, yet right on the waterfront, Radisson Plaza Hotel offers a never-ending array of tropical activities. At your doorstep is the Marlin Marina where the most exciting sea adventures begin.
Cairns International Hotel Cairns International
17 Abbott Street
5 star   $A220.00
per night
(Standard Hotel Room)
The hotel is in the heart of Cairns, with commanding views of the harbour and surrounding hills. It is immediately adjacent to the shopping centre, central business district and departure points for the Barrier Reef and Island boat trips. It is directly opposite the entrance to the Casino and a short walk to the Cairns Convention Centre.

Note: This is the official VUV14 hotel and the site of the conference dinner. Block bookings for the Cairns International Hotel close 30 days earlier than the other venues, so book very early if you desire this accommodation.

Cairns city map
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