Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second largest city in Australia. Voted the most livable city for 7 years running, Melbourne is sure to satisfy your hemipteran plant interaction needs as well as your family’s. We have the Royal Botanic Gardens along the Yarra river, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Zoo, Aquarium and gardens galore. Not to mention a great art, sporting and music scenes amongst plenty of great restaurants, cafes and bars which you can tram to for free.
Exploring the surrounding suburbs of Melbourne could take you to the beach to admire the kite surfers and fairy penguins, to the “G” home of cricket and footy or a scenic bike ride up along the Yarra.
Trips outside Melbourne include The Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, Healsville Sanctuary, Wilsons Promontory National Park and the Grampians National Park to name a few. This will cover wineries, surf beaches, temperate rainforests, waterfalls, Aboriginal rock art, mountains, rock climbing and Australian wildlife (in the wild or at the animal sanctuary – where you can really get up close and feed kangaroos).
HPIS 2020 is perfectly timed for the start of summer, so the weather should be pleasant.
Travelling from the airport to Melbourne central business district (CBD)
There are number of options, and it is rather easy to travel from the airport to the CBD, either by taxi or by shuttle buses service, you can find both outside the arrivals terminal at Melbourne Airport. Using the bus service, it will take 20 – 35 minutes to travel on the bus from the airport to Southern Cross Station (CBD), Tickets are $19 one way/$38 return for adults and up to four children can travel free.
Getting around Melbourne
Please check www.visitvictoria.com website for all different options to travel in Melbourne and around
There is plenty of accommodation in the CBD to cater for any budget, please visit your favourite hotel accommodation website. Recommended hotels near the conference venue will be posted at a later date.