Shocka-Con Australia will be launching in 2018, with the event most likely to take place in the nations capital – Canberra. Being the nations capital there are plenty of transport opportunities available for patrons to easily attend the inaugural Shocka-Con Australia event.
From Sydney to Canberra (courtesy visitcanberra.com.au)
Direct driving route: 3.5 hours
Depart Sydney via the M5 tollway, connecting to Hume Highway 31. Turn left after Goulburn on to the Federal Highway to Canberra. The route from Sydney to Canberra is a dual carriage freeway.
Scenic drive routes
Option 1: Follow the coastal Princes Highway to Batemans Bay on the south coast. Turn onto the Kings Highway and head to Canberra via the historic towns of Braidwood and Bungendore.
Option 2: Take the Mittagong exit from the F5 Freeway and follow the Old Hume Highway through picturesque Mittagong, Bowral, Moss Vale and Sutton Forest. Rejoin the F5 to continue to Goulburn and Canberra. This route includes single carriage highway.
From Melbourne to Canberra (courtesy visitcanberra.com.au)
Direct driving route: 8 hours
Follow the City Link tollway to the western ring road then join the Hume Highway. Near Yass, take the Barton Highway A25 turn off to Canberra. This route is a dual carriage freeway.
Scenic drive routes
Option 1: Follow the coast road through Genoa, Bairnsdale and Eden to Batemans Bay. Turn onto the Kings Highway and head to Canberra via the historic towns of Braidwood and Bungendore. This route includes single carriage highway.
Option 2: Take an inland drive through Bendigo, Echuca and Albury-Wodonga, then travel direct to Canberra. Alternately, take a scenic detour through the Snowy Mountains and Alpine region. Follow the Kosciuszko Road to Cooma, then follow the Monaro Highway to Canberra. This route includes single carriage highway.
The Canberra XPT service departs from Sydney’s Central Station daily, and will provide visiting patrons the opportunity and ease to travel directly from Sydney to the nations capital of Canberra.
These services depart daily with the first train departing Sydney (from the Countrylink platforms) Monday – Friday from 0704am.
The train that departs at 0704am arrives in Canberra at 1122am. Other train services throughout the day departs at 1212pm (arriving 1623pm), 1812pm (arriving 2231pm).
On the weekend the first train departs at 0657am arriving in Canberra at 1107am, 1208pm (arriving 1602pm) and 1812pm (arriving 2230pm).
One of the most exciting features to Canberra Airports Airvolution is the stylish new international terminal at Canberra’s Airport.
Canberra Airport’s stylish new international is now welcoming Singapore Airlines passengers and has been praised as one of the best in the country.
The new terminal features duty free shopping, free wi-fi and a café bar. Luxurious furnishings by Walter Knoll and a striking sculpture by Japanese artist Hariyuki Uchida compliment stone floors and floor to ceiling windows, which provide natural light and a clear view of the runways.
International facilities include customs, immigration and quarantine facilities, plus dedicated transit lounges, baggage screening, processing and collecting points and money exchanges.
Canberra offers direct services to Singapore and Wellington.
Below is a map highlighting the number of weekly direct flights to each of these destinations.