Melbourne is the capital city of the state of Victoria (one
of the country’s southern states and is home to approximately
3 million Australians.
Victoria is blessed with an extraordinary array of quintessentially
Australian geographic regions and visitors attractions. Visitors
to Victoria have a unique opportunity to visit famous geographical
locations such as the Great Ocean Road (Helicopters
in addition to the states’ natural beauty and pristine
rainforests. Visitors also have the opportunity to attend
some famous Victorian
sporting events in summer such as the Melbourne Cup, Boxing
Day cricket test and the formula 1 grand prix.
Melbourne is renowned as one the world’s most liveable
and cultural cities. Melbourne has a vibrant cosmopolitan
atmosphere, home to many of the countries finest restaurants
and bars, whilst retaining the casual elegance that truly
reflects the Australian way of life.
For weather and other local facts and events, see: http://www.rendezvoushotels.com/melbourne_city/
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne in the heart of the business
district, this superbly appointed hotel fronts onto Flinders
Street, just across the road from the historic Flinders Street
Railway Station. Directly across the Yarra River are the
shopping and entertainment precincts of Southbank, the Crown
Casino and the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre
The hotel is conveniently located close to the city's major
sporting venues, Telstra Dome, Melbourne Cricket Ground and
Rod Laver Arena.
Built in 1913 as the Commercial Travellers Club, this heritage-listed building has been meticulously restored to its original splendour.
Guests can experience a piece of Melbourne history whilst enjoying
an ideal location close to all attractions.
The wonderful building combines all the character and elegance
of the early 20th Century. With the first class comforts and facilities
The Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne is a 4.5 star hotel and offers
various standards of accommodation for the traveller: Economy, Deluxe,
Commerce, Club and Suite. Each room is priced accordingly and all guests
are able to enjoy the first class services and facilities that The
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne has to offer. This includes 24-hour reception
and concierge, use of the restaurant and bar, 24-hour room service,
money exchange facilities and use of the Business Centre.
o From Melbourne Airport to Rendez Vous Hotel
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Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
328 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 85251, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9250-1888
Fax: +61 3 9250-1877
Accommodation is available for a discounted rate as follows:
Deluxe Room only AUS$155 per night
Commerce Room only AUS$176 per night
Breakfast is available for an additional AUS$24.50 per person.
For Bookings (email mentioning IGS2007 for discounted
Dress Code: Casual business attire
The conference will be held in the Ballroom of the Rendez Vous Hotel. It is
on the ground floor of the Rendez Vous Hotel 328 Flinders Street Melbourne.
The hotel is within walking distance of a number of other hotels in this area.
The Kingsgate is one of the cheaper alternatives for those prepared to walk
a few blocks.
The preferred audiovisual means are: Powerpoint, and overhead transparencies.
Please, e-mail your ppt file to firstname.lastname@example.org before the conference.
The following audiovisual means will be provided:
o Speaker stand
o PC Laptop, MS Powerpoint, CD/DVD, floppy disk, zip drive, USB and XVGA (1024
x 768 pixels), with scroll-wheel mouse, or bring your own PC laptop.
OFFICIAL CONFERENCE DINNER
The dinner will be held at Arinjti in Federation Square (www.arintji.com.au).
Included in cost of registration, BUT reservations must be made in advance
WELCOME RECEPTION AND REGISTRATION
Foyer of the Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne - Sunday, November 11, 2007.
PENGUIN CRUISE (http://www.penguinwaters.com.au/newslides.html)
This boat cruise departs at dusk on a 2 hour cruise down
the Yarra river. The cruise views the city lights and Melbourne’s penguin colony. The colony
of fairy penguins is located 4km from the Yarra river in Melbourne’s
Port Phillip Bay.
Food and drink are included in the price of the cruise
Informative tour operators supply environmental research
background. Costs - $55 per person includes meal and drinks.
Departure point is just across the river from the conference
venue. If you wish to attend, please indicate on the registration
form or the online payment form.
TWELVE APOSTLES Tour organised for IGS2007 (Preregistration
The ocean along the 55 kilometres of the Port Campbell National
Park has eroded the cliffs to create caves, arches and rock
islands. The Twelve Apostles, are some of the amazing natural
rock formations in this area. Others include the Bay of Islands
and the Bay of Martyrs.
Air tours are available. See http://gorhelis.com
Click for current weather at the 12 Apostles: http://www.travelvictoria.com.au/portcampbell/weather/
The Otway Fly is a walk along the treetops in Victorian rainforest.
It is the longest and tallest elevated walk of its kind in
the world. It varies between 20-37 metres in height and is
over 600 metres in length.
For the thrill seeker a 45 metre high lookout is ascended
via a spiral stairway through the under story to emerge amongst
the crowns of the giants of the forest, whilst the springboard
cantilever bounces precariously high over picturesque Young’s
The walk is a 1.9 kilometres round walk starting from the
Visitor Centre and takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour
The Otway Fly is about 3 hours drive from Melbourne.
For more information, visit
MORE PLACES OF INTEREST IN VICTORIA
Royal Exhibition Building
The Melbourne Cricket Ground
Yarra Valley Wineries
Gold Mine Tours
Lake Mungo in NSW