AACB 2017 - Destination & Venue
DESTINATION & VENUE
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Melbourne VIC
65 Queens Road, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park is perfectly placed for discovering Melbourne's rich restaurant, shopping & cultural scene. The hotel overlooks picturesque Albert Park.
Centrally located on Queens Road overlooking Albert Park Lake, just minutes from vibrant Chapel Street and St Kilda entertainment, restaurant and shopping precincts, Melbourne’s bustling CBD and the city’s best attractions.
Set on the shores of picturesque Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne is a creative, exciting, ever-changing city with extraordinary surprises to be discovered around every corner.
The city has an unrivalled calendar of major events, progressive dining scene, hidden laneways and art spaces, and unique regional escapes are just a short drive away.
Delegates to Melbourne will have no trouble filling their downtime when in town for a business event and will find it easy and convenient to experience the energy and vibrancy of the world's most liveable city.
With regular medal-winning appearances in the Economist's Most Liveable Cities list (taking the top award for the last four consecutive years) Melbourne has a right to be boastful. But despite its temperate climate, safe streets, cosmopolitan lifestyle and beautiful setting, locals remain low-key about their city. They know that Melbourne is Australia's undisputed event, sport, culture and food capital; a city with a European approach to style and a lifestyle that puts it in the fast lane. No need for show.
Australia is famed for being free of social and political turmoil and filled with sun, surf and beaches, unique flora and fauna, and warm, friendly people. And nowhere will you find these qualities more evident than in Melbourne. A modern multicultural, metropolis of four million people, it is a city that has made blending business with pleasure a sophisticated art form and a way of life.
Melbourne's airport has more than 300 international and over a thousand domestic arrivals per week, providing superb access from across Australia and the world. Integrated public transport and centrally located facilities combine to make Melbourne the perfect destination.
Visit one of the following sites for further details on what your destination can offer:
Download Melbourne’s official visitor guide for your smartphone:
- From St Kilda Road: 50mtrs, 1 minute walk
- From Airport: 22Km, 30 minutes by car
- From Melbourne CBD: 4km, 10 minutes by car
- From Melbourne CBD: 4km, 15 minutes by tram
Melbourne International and Domestic Airport is located approximately 22kms from the venue and can be reached via taxi, bus or hire car.
Melbourne is easily accessed by air from all Australian capital cities and international destinations. Discounted fares can be purchased online through a number of operators and internet sites, including:
- Qantas www.qantas.com.au
- Virgin Blue www.virginblue.com.au
- Jetstar www.jetstar.com
- Tiger Airways www.tigerairways.com.au
- Webjet www.webjet.com.au
- Travel.com.au www.travel.com.au
- Trivago www.trivago.com.au
Taxi ranks are located on the ground floor outside Terminals 1 and 3. You can catch a taxi from designated taxi ranks.
Taxi fares are calculated according to the distance and duration of the journey, and will vary based on the number of people and time of travel. Additional charges apply if you travel on some public holidays, late at night, travel with five or more people or pay with credit or debit card.
Additional charges may include:
Citilink and Eastlink tollway fees,
- 20% late night surcharge if travelling between midnight and 5am,
- A service fee (usually 10%) for EFTPOS/credit/debit transactions, on top of the metered fare, and
- $2.00 airport fee for taxis leaving from Melbourne Airport taxi ranks.
Melbourne's major taxi companies include:
- 13 CABS - Phone 13 22 27,
- Silver Top Taxis - Phone 13 10 08.
BY SKYBUS - www.skybus.com.au
SkyBus operates Melbourne Airport to City nonstop with an average trip time of 20 minutes. Operating 24 hours, 7 days a week - including all public holidays leaving every ten minutes during the day. SkyBus is approximately 70% less than a taxi to and from the airport and city.
Tickets can be purchased and printed online or at a SkyBus ticket booth before you board the bus.
Mobility-enhanced with wheelchair passenger access, on-board baggage storage, air-conditioning and tourism information via SkyBus TV.
Passengers board SkyBus at:
- Terminal T4 - Tiger Air,
- Terminal T3 - International Airlines -Virgin Blue and Regional Express,
- Terminal T1 - Qantas domestic, QantasLink and Jetstar domestic, and
- Melbourne City, corner Spencer and Bourke Streets in the Southern Cross Railway Station complex undercover bus interchange terminal.
For more information, please visit www.skybus.com.au.
Prahran, Chapel St & St Kilda
Just a short tram ride from Melbourne CBD and St Kilda, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park provides the perfect picturesque base from which to explore the area. The hotel is within easy reach of the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Shrine of Remembrance, with access to the St Kilda Road business district and Melbourne Airport via the freeway.
St Kilda is Melbourne’s seaside playground and is much-loved by residents and visitors. St Kilda is renowned for its expansive view of Port Phillip, safe sandy beach, palm-lined boardwalk, huge range of beach activities, big skies, gorgeous sunsets, parks and gardens, great restaurants, bars and cafés, fabulous old buildings, and its colourful past and present.
The main street in St Kilda is Fitzroy Street. It’s lined with outdoor pubs, cafes and restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines showcasing Melbourne’s multicultural heritage.
For more information on St Kilda, visit: stkildamelbourne.com.au
Prahran is jam packed with a multitude of shops, cafes, bars, more cafes, and another fashion boutique…Prahran is a visitor destination incorporating diverse mini-hotspots such as the multi-faceted Greville Street, the diversity of Commercial Road, and the hub that is Prahran Central. Not to mention a bustling section of Chapel Street that easily rivals South Yarra. It is a suburb of 100 different flavours all contributing to a unified sense of community.