WHERE CAN I STAY?
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON
The conference venue is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on the esplanade. We're also using the Darwin Entertainment Centre on Mitchell St, which is connected to the conference hotel.
There are two Doubletree Hotels side by side, and we're using both. The ATSI Forum is at the Novotel, 300 m away on the Esplanade, which has a few apartments and is also a lovely place to stay. Mantra is the next hotel along.
Book through our conference booking agents, Ozaccom, as we have locked in great rates. Ozaccom has flexible cancellation so you can cancel easily up to 7 days before your booking. With Covid, we suggest flexible bookings just in case.
You can book online by clicking on this link to our Ozaccom booking portal. It's very easy.
Or call Ozaccom if you have a special request, or just like talking to a real person. Call Madonna on +61 (0)7 3854 1611 and say "FCA conference booking."
Staying longer or coming earlier
Let's face it, getting a ticket to the NT is pretty cool especially after our year of covid.
So why not stay a bit longer and dip a toe into Kakadu, all that Darwin has to offer, or even just spend a few hours at the hotel's beautiful pool or in the nearby (croc free) harbour pool. They are all easy options and we've put a guide on the website to make it easy for you. We did a test run, and it was great!
The hotels should offer the same special conference price to you if you come early, or stay longer.
See also our 'Stay longer' page.
Staying in Kakadu
If you're going solo ... our favourite place is called Cooinda, and we loved the Yellow River Water trip at dawn or sunset, or both (they feel different). Cooinda has cabins, hotel like rooms and camping, and is pretty special. There is a deal if you book both the sunset & dawn tours, and the latter includes breakfast.
Or there are places in Jabiru, including the 'crocodile' hotel which looks like a croc from the air.
ATSI Forum funding
If you are applying for an ATSI scholarship, you need to follow Lynda's booking instructions. We will only reimburse expenses up to the agreed amount.
Note, that the AIST (Friday) Indigenous Super Summit is cancelled for 2021.