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Feeding, Feedback, and Fireworks: Celebrating Our Cosmic Landscape

Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia, 24 to 28 June 2013

Getting There

Hamilton Island is the only Whitsundays Island with its own commercial airport. There are daily flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns, operated by Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Qantas. Please visit the Hamilton Island Website for the latest flight information or visit

The cost of the hotel room includes transportation to the hotel bu shuttle once participants arrive on the island.

Travelers landing in the Gold coast airport can take the Airtrain to the Brisbane airport.

Another option is flying to any of the airports in the coast near Airlie Beach (perhaps Proserpine Airport is the best option here), and then take the ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island.

The Whitsunday coast airport, Proserpine (not Whitsunday airport!) is the nearest mainland airport to the islands situated within a short driving distance (~ 30 minutes) from Airlie Beach.

Want to take a short break on Airlie beach? Passengers can arrive in Hamilton Island and then get a transfer ferry ride through the islands to either Shute Harbour or Abel Point Marina on the Airlie Beach.

Please send any queries to: fireworks13.

The conference is supported by the following institutions:

Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS)
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