Canberra
The Philosothon is being held on the campus of Radford College, which is located in Bruce in
Canberra. Radford is located on a north-facing site of approximately 46 acres, bounded by
College Street on the north, Haydon Drive on the east and Gossan Hill on the south. The
College was founded in 1983, and throughout its life there has been a continuing program of
building and development, to meet the growing and changing needs of the College community.
Age-appropriate learning, recreation and sporting spaces cater for students from
Pre-kindergarten to Year 12 and on-site parking is available for cars and bicycles.
                        

                                      














Transport

We advise you to include mini bus hire in your planning as you can get a 10 seater
quite cheaply and it will be useful in providing airport transfers and trips to and from
your accommodation and if you extend your time in the ACT it will provide you the
option to travel places without using public transport. (A ten seater mini-bus
requires a normal car licence.)

Accommodation Options

Canberra Grammar School Boarding Houses

CGS has two boarding houses- Manaro A & B are our male facilities. Each house can accommodate
approx. 45 across 3 different levels. There are common rooms and communal bathrooms across each
house on each level. We have a washer and dryer facility in Manaro B available for use. Accommodation
costs are $30 per student (per night) and $60 per adult / staff (per night). This cost includes linen and
towels. (fitted sheet, doona, pillow and 2 x towels)

Manaro C is our brand new female accommodation and is segregated from Manaro A&B This house can
accommodate 28 with 14 on each level. Two communal bathrooms on each level with a washer and dryer
available for use in each bathroom. A common room at either end on each level with a large common
room on the lower ground. Accommodation costs are $50 per student (per night) and $80 per adult / staff
(per night). This cost includes linen and towels. (fitted sheet, doona, pillow and 2 x towels)

If you would like to use CGS it will be first in first serve. Please email Mel at
mel.kenney@cgs.act.edu.au.
Make sure you explain that you are attending the Australasian Philosothon at Radford College and include
exact numbers of students and teachers and which accommodation option you would like.

The Australian Institute of Sport has accommodation for school groups is 5 minutes
from Radford College -  Ph 02 62141750

Canberra Park is set up for school groups https://www.canberrapark.com.au/

Ibis Styles Canberra Eaglehawk
+61 2 6241 6033
1224 Federal Highway
Sutton NSW 2602

Canberra Excursions
65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City · 02 6162 1133

Bush Capital Lodge
191 Dryandra Street, Oconnor · 02 6162 1915

Canberra Carotel
Corner of 150 Aspinall & Zelling Streets, Watson · 02 6241 1377
Canberra City YHA
7 Akuna Street, Canberra · 02 6248 9155
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