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LCA 2004 started at Wed Jan 14 08:00:00 2004.
Finding the site
Linux.conf.au will be held on the North Terrace campus of The University of Adelaide. The campus is located on the northern side of the city center and is bounded by North Terrace, Frome Road, Victoria Drive and Kintore Avenue. You can see where the University sits from this 40,000 foot view of Adelaide map.
There are two other university campuses on North Terrace. You won't find linux.conf.au at the University of South Australia's City West campus or at the University of South Australia's City East campus. (Our map linked above doesn't show that the University of South Australia's City East Campus and The University of Adelaide are neighbours, so watch for signs when wandering about campus!)
Registration will be outside the Napier Building (campus map coordinate J11). Follow the trail of penguin signs from Gates 6A, 9 or 22. The totally lost can get a free campus map from Security, who are in the very center of the campus. The organised can print out this map (sorry, coming RSN) beforehand.
Adelaide is serviced by two major air carriers: Qantas and Virgin Blue. If you are an overseas visitor then you may find your Australian domestic travel is significantly cheaper if booked with your international flight. According to Transport SA, 4 cities have direct flights to Adelaide from outside Australia.
Adelaide is free of many agricultural diseases. To keep it this way no food, animal products or plant material can be bought off the plane. Sniffer dogs and serious people with guns may check your self and your luggage.
Adelaide Airport is located within fifteen minutes drive of the city. Taxis are moderately priced; A$15 should be enough to get from the airport to the city. There is a shuttle bus, but this is on a much less frequent timetable than US travellers might expect.
The interstate bus station is in Franklin Street and is unrelated to the metropolitan bus system. Hostels (including the YHA) are located near the bus station. It is a twenty minute slow walk to the hotels on Hindley Street or North Terrace.
You can get to Adelaide by train from Sydney, Melbourne, or Perth. Further details are available from Great Southern Railway.
Adelaide's city center is extraordinarily compact, so it is practical to walk most places within the mile-wide boundary of North, West, South and East Terrace.
Watch the pedestrian lights closely, as the city is slowly altering the sequencing to allow all pedestrians to cross at once.
The usual car hire firms are present in Adelaide.
Parking in the city center can be a moderate $6 or a very expensive $16, depending which car park you choose. So if the cost appears outrageous, go elsewhere. There are all-day roadside parks near the Zoo for less than $4 in coins.
Finding some maps
There's links to appropriate maps linked throughout our website, but here is a page listing our complete collection of conference maps.
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