ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSPORTATION
There is excellent accommodation within walking distance of the conference venue. Contact details for some of these establishments are listed below. Bookings should be made directly by phoning the motel of your choice. Special rates have been negotiated for delegates and you should mention the ASSCT Conference to receive these rates. This information can also be found on the ASSCT website. Mackay is a popular destination for travelers, so early accommodation arrangements are recommended.
|MOTEL||ADDRESS||PHONE||DISTANCE TO MECC||CONF PRICE||ROOM|
|Quest Mackay||38 Macalister St||07 4829 3500||450 m||$185.00||Studio|
|Shakespeare Motel||309 Shakespeare St||07 4969 0200||450 m||$110.00||Stnd Queen|
|Mackay Grande Suites||9 Gregory St||07 4969 1000||600 m||$135.00||Studio|
|Oaks Rivermarque||55-63 River St||07 4862 7200||800 m||$189.00||Hotel|
|$249.00||1 Bdrm Exec|
|Lanai Riverside Apartments||20 River St||07 4957 4401||850 m||$160.00||1 Bdrm|
|Quest Mackay on Gordon||27 Gordon St||07 4829 1800||850 M||$185.00||Studio|
|Oaks Carlyle||23 Alfred St||07 4963 6600||850 m||$179.00||Hotel Rm|
The central location of the Conference venue means that buses will not be circulating for delegates’ daily shuttle to and from the Conference. However, a pick-up and return bus service will be available for delegates for the conference Welcome function & Gala Dinner from the accommodation listed above.
OTHER ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE IN THE AREA.
This accommodation is not within comfortable walking distance of the conference venue and no ASSCT bus service will be available for these establishments. You should mention the ASSCT Conference to receive the rates below.
|MOTEL||ADDRESS||PHONE||DISTANCE TO MECC||CONF PRICE||INFORMATION|
|Coral Cay Resort||14-18 Nebo Road||07 4957 7677||2.2 km||10 % discount|
|Online reservations can be made at vivoproperty.com.au and enter the code ASSCT into the promo area.|
|Pacific Sands||3 Kirribilli Ave||07 4843 3333||2.7 km||From $99||King Rm Studio|
|MACKAY||From $115||King Exec|
|From $125||King Exec (balcony)|
|From $139||1 Bdrm|
|From $169||2 Bdrm|
|From $229||3 Bdrm|
A MESSAGE FROM THE MACKAY REGION
The Mackay region is delighted to support the ASSCT Conference, and warmly welcomes all delegates and speakers.
The region offers diverse experiences and an enviable climate, with daily temperatures averaging 25oC in late April/May!
It’s the perfect weather to enjoy a dip at the popular Bluewater Lagoon or one of the region’s 31 beaches, some of which are just a stone’s throw from the City Centre.
Be swept away in the culture of Mackay’s City Centre, which features one of the best collections of art deco buildings in Queensland.
Relax and watch the sunset over the blue water Pioneer River, or enjoy a stroll along the 21km award-winning Bluewater Trail, which takes in the region’s natural beauty and features six original and eye-catching pieces of public art.
There’s also a vibrant seaside marina with alfresco dining, pristine rainforest hinterland and one of the only places in the world that offers a chance to scuba dive with platypus.
The region is fueled by the mining industry in the Bowen Basin, a resurgence in agribusiness, growth in tourism, and an emerging marine sector.
It is one of the larger sugar-producing regions in Australia and nearly a third of Queensland’s export goods originate from the Mackay region. We’re also committed to being “active” and some of our achievements will be showcased through this conference program.
While you are in Mackay for the conference, we do encourage you to explore the local region. We hope you enjoy your stay.