2023 NSW Vertebrate Pest Management Symposium

Accommodation & Travel

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Accommodation block bookings have been made at Taronga Western Plains Zoo (cabins are adjacent to the symposium venue and require vehicle access) and Quality Inn International Dubbo (950m from the zoo entrance). Accommodation is limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Special rates have been negotiated and bookings for these rates are available via the registration form (not directly with the accommodation provider). The rates listed are room only and are for the symposium dates only.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo (Cabins are adjacent to the symposium venue and require vehicle access)

Obley Road

The Savannah Cabins offers self-contained accommodation in a unique location. Set on natural grassland just outside of the Zoo; guests can relax and take in the tranquillity of this unique setting.

Please note that there is no direct walking access between the Zoo and the Savannah Cabins. Own vehicle required.

Check-in time is between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Guests are invited to access the zoo via the main gates and complete a quick registration at the information counter within the Savannah Visitor Plaza before driving to the Savannah Cabins located adjacent to the zoo. Late check-ins can be arranged directly with Savannah Cabins.

Savannah Cabin – $270 per night (minimum two-night stay, room only, breakfast not included)
Fully self-contained two-bedroom, two-bathroom cabin. (Queen bed with ensuite in bedroom 1, two singles or king bed in second bedroom). Air-conditioned, full kitchen facilities, outdoor dining area, bedding, linen and towels included. Serviced daily.

Quality Inn Dubbo International (closest zoo accommodation - 950m to zoo entrance)

165 Whylandra Street

Quality Inn Dubbo International offers a range of accommodation to cover all requirements.

  • King Beds : All beds are Sealy Posturepedic’s King size.
  • Trust Choice Hotels : Choice Hotels is the worlds largest and oldest franchiser of accommodation properties. Choice Hotels have over 5,000 properties world wide and over 300 in Australia. By choosing a member of Choice Hotels you are choosing a proven quality brand.
  • Location : The Quality Inn Dubbo is located right on the Royal Dubbo Golf Course. We are across the road and just 950 metres from the famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo and the closet Zoo accommodation. You can hear the lions roar !
  • Complimentary WiFi : Complimentary WiFi is enjoyed by all guests staying at the Quality Inn Dubbo International (download limits do apply).
  • Facilities : The Quality Inn Dubbo has a range of facilities for your recreation and enjoyment, including a swimming pool, tennis court, gym, Reflections Bar & Restaurant, open fire place and a stunning out door area to relax.
  • Fantastic Free Parking for large vehicles and at your doorstop.

Budget King Room – $155 per night (room only, breakfast not included)
One king sized bed

Standard King Room – $165 per night (room only, breakfast not included)
One king sized bed

Superior King Room – $175 per night (room only, breakfast not included)
One king sized bed

Executive King Room – $185 per night (room only, breakfast not included)
One king sized bed

Twin Single Room – $170 per night (room only, breakfast not included)
Two single beds

Twin King & Single Room – $200 per night (room only, breakfast not included)
One king sized bed and one single bed

Family Room – $230 per night (room only, breakfast not included)
One king sized bed and two single beds

Accommodation Booking Conditions


Please Note

  • The accommodation rates quoted are in Australian dollars, include GST and are subject to availability at time of booking.
  • Rates quoted are room only, and do not include breakfast.
  • Rates may increase without notice due to changes in government charges, taxes or levies.
  • The deadline for accommodation bookings through East Coast Conferences is Wednesday 8th September 2023.

Accommodation Payment

Full prepayment of accommodation is required to secure your booking. All accommodation payments must be made by Wednesday 8 September 2023.

Accommodation Availability

Block bookings have been made at the properties listed and will be confirmed on a first-in basis. Bookings have been made for the symposium dates only (Checking in on Monday 16 October and checking out on Friday 20 October). Accommodation can be organised outside these dates on a by-request basis only, and room rates may vary outside these dates.  All accommodation bookings are subject to availability.

How to Book Accommodation

Bookings can be made via the conference registration form or by emailing jayne@eastcoastconferences.com.au. Your reservation and prepayment will be forwarded to the hotel.

Change of Booking

Any change to a reservation must be notified to the Conference Managers and not directly to the hotel.  Cancellations must be made in writing to jayne@eastcoastconferences.com.au. Cancellations made before 8 September 2023 will be refunded. Cancellations made after this date are non-refundable (if payment has not been received at the time of cancellation, the full amount the accommodation booking will be due).

Arrival Time

Hotel check-in time is 2pm. If you are to arrive before this time it is probable that you will not be able to gain access to your room.  To guarantee a room to be available for an early arrival you will need to pre-book your room for the previous night.  If required please indicate on your registration form. (You will be charged by the hotel for the additional night).


Driving to Dubbo

From Sydney

Travel over the Blue Mountains to Lithgow. From Lithgow there are two options; either drive north via Mudgee and Gulgong (396km) or head west via Bathurst and Orange (408km)

From Canberra

Travel north via Yass, Cowra, Canowindra and Molong (403km)

Transport in Dubbo

Book a taxi online with Dubbo Taxis or call 131 008.
Take the bus with Dubbo Buslines – view latest timetables
Hire a vehicle from Avis, Budget, Hertz or Thrifty.

Getting to Dubbo by Train

NSW TrainLink’s daily return service from Central Station arrives in Dubbo at 2pm each day. Daily train and coach services also operate between Dubbo and Lightening Ridge, Coolabah, Broken Hill and Parkes.

For departure times, latest deals and bookings, visit transportnsw.info/regional

Flying to Dubbo

Dubbo is within a one-hour flight of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle and Canberra. The Dubbo City Regional Airport is 7km from Dubbo’s CBD and offers more than 180 direct flights per week.

QantasLink (https://www.qantas.com/au)
Return services from Sydney

Regional Express (www.rex.com.au)
Return services from Sydney & Broken Hill

Fly Corporate (https://flycorporate.com.au)
Return services from Brisbane and Melbourne (Essendon)

Fly Pelican (https://flypelican.com.au)
Return services from Newcastle and Cobar

Air Link (www.airlinkairlines.com.au)
Return services from Walgett, Bourke, Lightning Ridge

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