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Getting to Hobart

Hobart is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. Founded in 1804 as a penal colony, Hobart is Australia's second oldest capital city after Sydney, New South Wales. For more information about Hobart, please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobart

Hobart is well served by the Sydney and Melbourne international airports. Hobart is a two hour flight from Sydney.

More information about how to get to Hobart here: http://www.hobartcity.com.au/Transport/Getting_to_Hobart

About the University of Tasmania

Centenary Building, Sandy Bay campus

The University of Tasmania has currently more than 29,000 students spread across three main campuses and several satellite campuses in the state of Tasmania (the Sandy Bay campus in Hobart, the Newnham campus in Launceston and the Cradle Coast campus in Burnie) and two campuses in Sydney, where students study the Bachelor of Nursing.

More information about UTAS here: http://www.utas.edu.au/

And here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Tasmania

Meeting venue

The Australian National Symposium on OER and the subsequent 3rd OERu Anchor Partner Meeting will be held at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), one of UTAS' satellite campuses in Hobart. The building is located on Hobart's waterfront, known as Salamanca Place, which is one of the most visited touristic places in Hobart due to its history, architecture, great dining and cafes. This is also where the Salamanca Market takes place every Saturday from 8:30am to 3pm.

IMAS Waterfront Building address is:
20 Castray Esplanade
Battery Point TAS 7004

Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/ac0aH

More information about IMAS at http://www.imas.utas.edu.au/

Conference accommodation

Please find below a list of suggested accommodation options. Participants might be able to get better rates than those below, if the accommodation is booked via your university Travel Agent as most of these hotels and apartments have corporate rates. Also, please make sure you book your accommodation early as Salamanca Place (and surroundings) is a popular tourist destination during this time of the year in Hobart. There will also be at least two other conferences happening at the same week as the Symposium on OER and the OERu Partner Meeting, so it is important that you have your accommodation secured.

Zero Davey Boutique Apartments - Approx 10 Minute walk from the venue
Phone: + 61 3 6270 1444 or 1300 733 422
Rooms from AUD $180 - please note that the room rates provided here were obtained from the accommodation websites and are subject to change.

Salamanca Market Hobart Tasmania

Wrest Point Hotel Casino - Approx 10 Minute taxi ride from the venue
Phone: + 61 3 6225 7091
Rooms from AUD $186

Lenna of Hobart - Approx 5 Minute walk from the venue
Phone: 1800 030 633
Rooms from AUD $205

Salamanca Terraces – Approx 5 Minute walk from the venue
Phone: 1800 030 633 or +61 3 6232 3900
Rooms from AUD $225

Hotel Collins - Approx 15 Minute walk from the venue
Phone: 1300 703 039
Rooms from AUD $265

Somerset on the Pier - Approx 5 Minute walk from the venue
Phone: 1800 766 377
Rooms from AUD $297

Henry Jones Art Hotel - Approx 10 Minute walk from the venue
Phone: + 61 3 6210 7700
Rooms from AUD $365

Sullivans Cove Apartments - Approx 10 Minute walk from the venue
Phone: +61 3 6234 5063
Rooms from AUD $200 to $1,900

Rydges Hobart
Phone: +61 3 6231 1588

Mantra One Sandy Bay Road
Phone: +61 7 5665 4450

Best Western Hobart
Phone: +61 03 6232 6255

Travelodge Hotel Hobart
Phone: +61 3 6220 7100

Grosvenor Court Apartments
Phone: +61 3 6223 3422

Quest Trinity House
Phone:+61 3 6236 9656

Things to see and do in Hobart

Hobart from Mt Wellington dawn
Hobart provides a whole range of tourist attractions for all ages. Some of the most popular half day tours are:

Hobart City

A three hour, informative, historical tour of Hobart with expert commentary of 40 different historical sites and attractions. They stop at Anglesea Barracks, the Cascade Brewery gardens, Female Factory, Rosny Hill Lookout and the Royal Botanical Gardens. Fare includes commentary and Explorer Coach Tram (check availability). - See more at: http://www.experiencetas.com.au/bus-tours/hobartcity-brewery-gardens#sthash.eFYMfJJg.dpuf

Adult AUD $44 - Please note that the tour rates provided here were obtained from the website and are subject to change.

Mountain Wellington

Be mesmerised by the dramatic setting and breathtaking views of Hobart Town from majestic Mt Wellington. Crowned by alpine vegetation, dusted by snow in winter, Mt Wellington enables a glimpse of the unfolding panorama of river, fields and the aquatic setting of Hobart town. Fare Includes city touring, commentary, and city hotel pick-up. - See more at: http://www.experiencetas.com.au/bus-tours/mt-wellington#sthash.ZlnO1Mjs.dpuf

Adult AUD $39

Mona Museum

From the first glimpse of its striking architecture, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) will heighten your visual senses and challenge the psyche. Anticipation of what lies beyond unleashes equal admiration of the extremes in thought-provoking exhibits. Experience the heavenly, the controversial and the enthralling nature that constitutes the foundation of this celebrated establishment. Fare includes selected hotel pick-up, return ferry ticket and entrance to Mona. - See more at: http://www.experiencetas.com.au/bus-tours/mona#sthash.Qcxejpmr.dpuf

Adult AUD $45

Historic Richmond Village
Tour the highlights of Hobart then travel to Richmond, one of Australia’s most original historic villages. Nowhere else in Tasmania is the romance and nostalgic charm of the colonial days more alive than in the village of Richmond. Fare includes coach touring and live commentary.- See more at: http://www.experiencetas.com.au/bus-tours/richmond#sthash.YBOPjN3u.dpuf

Adult AUD $55

Richmond Bridge Tasmania Picture 1

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For any further information or assistance please contact Carina Bossu, University of Tasmania at Carina.Bossu@utas.edu.au