INFORMATION FOR MARCH-APRIL 2004
WG21/WG14 MEETINGS IN SYDNEY, NSW
The meetings will actually be held in the town of Coogee
(pronounced like `could she' after three cans of Fosters).
It is a seaside resort town in the southeastern suburbs
of Sydney. Tana and I lived there for a month when we
first moved to Australia in 1991. I can report that it
has a fine beach, a funky atmosphere, and easy access
to downtown Sydney, the airport, etc. The locals almost
speak English, so you can probably get by with a phrase
book such as "How to Speak 'Strine."
Here is the information provided by Catherine Hickie of
Whitesmiths Australia Pty. Ltd., who will be hosting both
The 2004 C/C++ standards meetings will be held at the Crowne Plaza Coogee
Beach in Sydney, Australia and will be hosted by Whitesmiths Australia.
The dates are:
WG21/C++ 21-26 March
WG14/C 29 March - 2 April
If you book early enough the special "Whitesmiths" conference
rate of $AUD 205.00 (approx. $USD 130.00) per room per night will apply.
All rooms have ocean views. The rate also applies for pre and post
conference accommodation, is inclusive of tax, and is for single, twin, or
double occupancy. Breakfast is an additional $AUD 15.00 per person per
day. Please book early -- preferably before end of December 2003.
Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach Sydney is directly opposite Coogee Beach with
panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Coogee is just six kilometres from
Sydney Airport and eight kilometres to Sydney Central Business District.
To make a reservation please contact the hotel directly by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at +61 2 9315 7600.
Be sure to ask for the "Whitesmiths" rate. To secure the booking you
will need to provide a credit card number.
For more information on this venue and surrounds please access their
website at: http://www.coogeebeach.sydney.crowneplaza.com/
Transfers to the Hotel:
Transfers from the airport and the city centre are by taxi, bus. and
charter limousine service.
'Eastern Suburbs Shuttle' from airport to Coogee Beach.
'Bondi Explorer' bus from Coogee Beach to city and eastern suburbs.
Bus 372 from Coogee Beach to Central Railway Station.
Bus 373 from Coogee Beach to Circular Quay.
Distances to/from the Hotel:
Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD): 6 kilometres - 20 minutes drive NE
CBD: 7 kilometres - 25 minutes drive
Railway Station : 4 kilometres - 20 minutes drive
Beach - one minute walking
Shops: 0.5 kilometres - two minutes walking
Sydney City Centre: 7 kilometres
Prince of Wales Hospital: 2.8 kilometres
Randwick Racecourse: 3 kilometres
Sydney Showground: 4.8 kilometres
Centennial Park: 3 kilometres
Sydney Cricket Ground: 5 kilometres
University of NSW: 3.5 kilometres
Historic La Perouse: 6 kilometres
Nine golf courses within 5 kilometres