Delegates will need to make their own accommodation arrangements for the conference period.

Preferred hotel suppliers

Palaeo Down Under 2 organisers have secured preferential room rates at two hotel properties, both of which are ideally situated within a two- to three-block walk from the conference venues at the University of Adelaide, and with a broad choice of nearby cafés, restaurants and bars. Both properties also offer accompanying partners access to the CBD (a block away), transport (including bicycle hire), major cultural institutions on North Terrace and other sightseeing and touring options.

These rates will remain firm from now until the conference - unlike other rates which you may find via various online booking sites for these and other Adelaide hotels, which can vary in price depending on booking timeframe and often carry cancellation penalties.

These rates are valid for bookings with arrival up to three days in advance of conference commencement and departure up to three days after the conference conclusion but, in line with standard hospitality practice, any or all rooms held on behalf of PDU2 will be progressively released, with the final cutoff two weeks prior to the conference. So please ensure that you make your reservation soon.

At both properties the nightly room rate is inclusive of complimentary wifi and, when making a booking via the live links below, you will be offered a special pre-booked breakfast rate. PDU2 hopes to also confirm other special inclusions such as two-for-one-purchase Happy Hour - but these will be announced later both on this website and in the Third Circular.

Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Crowne Plaza Adelaide

16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide SA 5000.   Telephone: +61 8 8206 8888.    Facsimile: +61 8 8206 8800.  Part of the IHG hotel group.

Relax in the refreshingly modern surrounds of this upscale city hotel overlooking Hindmarsh Square, only a short walk from many attractions, including Rundle Street’s fashion boutiques and lively café culture. Like the Ibis Hotel below, it is only 10 minute walk to the conference venues on the Adelaide University campus. Enjoy the onsite lap pool and gym facilities (including sauna and spa) with onsite bar and restaurant. Rooms can accommodate up to three persons but there will be an additional charge for the third person. Crowne Plaza has just dropped their rate for PDU2 participants by $30!!!

Distance from Adelaide Airport is approximately 7 km.
Booking: Please click this link to make your reservation directly with the hotel.

Ibis Adelaide

122 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000.   Telephone: +61 8 8159 5588.    Facsimile: +61 8 8232 8069.  Part of the Accor hotel group.

Also located in the heart of the CBD (one block west of the Crowne Plaza) the hotel's 311 rooms provide views to the Adelaide Hills. The restaurant and bar spill out onto balconies that overhang Grenfell Street, there is an indoor gym, and wifi is available throughout the hotel. Ibis Adelaide is adjacent to Rundle Mall and easy walking distance to the restaurant and bar precincts of Rundle Street East and Leigh and Peel Streets.

Distance from Adelaide Airport is approximately 6.7 km.
Booking: Please click this link to make your reservation directly with the hotel.

NOTE: Accommodation to suit all budgets is readily available in the Adelaide central business district. You can find a range of hotels, together with the conference venues, with this Venues & Hotels KMZ file  or though this Google Maps link.