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The long awaited trip to Perth       started by tonz on 30 Jan 2007   (11306)
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From tonz

30 Jan 2007 9:35 AM
(50948)
Where do i start..... We arrived at perth airport at 2.00am fri morning feeling exhuasted ,relieved,and excited. The flight had been great i cant reccomend Royal brunei airlines enough they were fantastic ,lovely food superb service and great with kids what more could you ask. luckily we were being met by friends at the airport so no worries about driving and getting lost we just jumped in there car and off we went. After all the emotional hellos we finally went to bed for what we thought would be a couple of hours ....7 hours later we got up (jet lag what a waste of a day),our friends lived in warwick just next to duncraig wich i have to say are two nice areas surrounded by big parks (open spaces to the ozzys) and serviced well by a large shopping area 8 screen cinema complex restaurants and bottle shop (for all you alkies).It took at least 3 days for us to get our bearings and get over the jet lag but once we did it was all systems go! Our first port of call was Hillarys beach located about a 10 min drive from warwick and well worth a visit. This beach has an abundance of tourist shops and restraunts and even an english chocolate shop (
From carolynbubble

To tonz

30 Jan 2007 9:46 AM
(50950)
Hiya In the same dilema as you Perth or Brisbane? Your rekkie re Pert sounds fab. We plan one in summer and hope to do Perth and Brisbane.Any ideas on cost of this for 3 weeks? (only thing putting me off Brisbane is that its going to be too USA like with theme parks. Have loved BBC Wanted Down Under and Brisbane area seems much better price wise and more modern for housing! This am couldnt make out what suburb was mentioned. Any ideas? Keep us posted Carolyn
From tonz

To carolynbubble

30 Jan 2007 9:51 AM
(50952)
Cheers carole took ages to write that cant believe how quick you read it im too tired to answer your questions tonight so ill pm you tommorow Take care Tonya x
From carley_andy

To tonz

30 Jan 2007 9:56 AM
(50953)
Hi there, that was really something else, what a great read, ive printed it off so i can show parents and friends where we are thinking of going. We are thinking the same as you, just cant decide on Perth or Brisbane! We will go to both in Nov so i just hope we can come to a decision then! Speak again soon, Carley
From surfer_girl

To carley_andy

30 Jan 2007 11:49 AM
(50963)
Hey what a great report!! My husband and I live in sunshine coast (hour drive brisbane) and moving to perth later this year. After living here for nearly a year I can offer you some advice on bris.. if you like the sun getting up at 5.15am and going down 6.16pm, if you like intense, draining, yukkie humidity move to bris and coast. Bris is a little worse as we atleast get a sea breeze (not that that helps the humidity). also perth has experiance a 20% drop in real estate in the past few months and this is expected to continue. the prices here are going up and up and my husband and i have compared realestate prices and you get more for your $ in perth also a better area and with a pool. The suburbs of brisbane we thought we very drab, the beaches are awful (i'm a surfer and love beaches and was hugely disapointed), bris city is nothing to right home about. perth has daylight savings (YEAH sun up 6.16am - 9.30pm) so you can get out more and do more.. particular walking safe in the evenings. been a spate of rapes in bris parks which is scary!! Help this helps.. personally perth seems far more appearling.. please ask any question bout bris or sunshine coasts. :)
From surfer_girl

To carley_andy

30 Jan 2007 11:51 AM
(50964)
is your husband a builder.. what is the going rate in perth. over here it is $25-32 per hour (if you are a sub contractor... everyone is in oz)... thanks
From tonz

To carley_andy

30 Jan 2007 11:52 AM
(50965)
Hi ive added some pics thought you might want to take a look Thanks tonya
From richnjen

To tonz

30 Jan 2007 8:17 PM
(50972)
Fab report Tonya! Will get OH to come on here and read it tonight. We hope to be moving over around Easter time but have no idea about which suburbs so your info is really helpful. Good luck with whatever city you decide! Jennyx
From Traceycharters

To tonz

30 Jan 2007 8:19 PM
(50973)
What a fab report you have done and the pictures look fantastic. We are going on our reckie on the 1st March and certainly now are going to make a point of visiting some of the places you have wrote about. Its always good to read other peoples reckies - nice one guys. Tracey & Nathan
From SteveandKaren

To tonz

30 Jan 2007 10:44 PM
(50990)
Hi Tonya, Thanks for that excellent report!! Lots of great info for us. We're hoping to be in Perth later this year. We've been looking at Ellenbrook so that's encouraging to hear! All the best for you and your family wherever you decide to go. Steve & Karen.
From carley_andy

To surfer_girl

30 Jan 2007 10:45 PM
(50992)
my hubby is a self emp. carpenter and joiner sub contracting, working at the mo on construction sites/new builds. Over here he's on around
From carley_andy

To surfer_girl

30 Jan 2007 10:51 PM
(50993)
thanks for the info/advice. That is interesting that you have lived in Brisbane and now want to move to Perth! From what ive seen Perths beaches really are better than Brisbanes! If the houses really are going down, and there is plenty of work for hubby and close to where we would want to live, then I would prefer Perth. We only really had our doubts as we were under the impression that costs were more and wages were less than Brisbane.
From carley_andy

To tonz

30 Jan 2007 11:00 PM
(50996)
Hi, just looked at the pics, fab, great!! You daughters looked like they were at home there and loved it! Well you all did! Im dreaming now about chilling out on one of those superb white sandy beaches with my family playing in the sand and sea! I think ive made up my mind with re: to Perth v Brisbane!! Have you read what Surfer-girl has posted for me on the threads, if you were in 2 minds still, have a read!
From tonz

To carley_andy

30 Jan 2007 11:03 PM
(50997)
just read it doesnt sound too good does it.....so hard to make a decision...what to do?
From garymyers

To tonz

31 Jan 2007 3:12 AM
(51023)
Great Rekkie, given us food for thought.We're off tomorrow,yippeeeeee.Staying in Cooloongup,with friends.Got job interview and gonna do the whole Rekkie thing and hopefully move July/Aug (providing the family give it the thumbs up !!) Gary Jo Meg and Charlie
From Jandy

To tonz

31 Jan 2007 7:49 AM
(51047)
HI Tonya, what a great read!!!! glad you have been to see it. You sound so similar to us. we want to do Perth but are concerened we may be a bit skint, so we are doing a quick trip round Brissy for all the same reasons as you!!!!!!!!! good luck!! janine
From frottles

To tonz

01 Feb 2007 3:35 AM
(51130)
Tonz, Great rekkie, well done and lots of good replies. We went in Jul/Aug 06 (see earler reckie) and enjoyed both West and East coasts over a 3 week period. Since being back a few months now, we have tended to lean towards Queensland, simply because there is so much more on the East coast and we would be devastated if the kids grew up and decided to travel away to work/Uni. The West coast is a fantastic place for all of the reasons previously stated (I was actually born there) however, it is a long way from anywhere and once outside Perth Metro, things do get a bit more spartan, which is part of the attraction I suppose? Don't get me wrong, we would love to live in Perth again or therabouts. It is just the availability of jobs, universities etc which may be better sourced on the East coast? I think, given an emotional choice, Perth would win. I have a dream of watching the sun going down from my house over the Indian Ocean, but trying to ensure that the kids don't have to be too far away from us simply to learn or work, may have us leaning towards Brisi and North of there. We stayed on the sunshine coast last year and thought the area was fab. So was Sydney however, we would prefer warmer winters. As it was Oz winter, we haven't seen what it's like in the heat and flies of an Oz summer so, we may do a similar trip to both sides again but during an Oz summer/xmas? Maybe a good move? Sorry guys, i've started to do a Tonz and prattle on,,,,,,,,,,,,,LOL Cheers Frottles & Co
From tonz

To carolynbubble

02 Feb 2007 9:40 AM
(51287)
Hi we still cant decide between perth or brissy are you having anymore luck than us,when we flew to perth for 3 weeks it cost us just under
From julie27

To tonz

08 Feb 2007 8:47 AM
(51905)
loved your rekkie, and your pictures were amazing
From jewels

To carolynbubble

01 Jul 2007 6:55 PM
(67659)
Hi there, We are in the the same dilems, but have youthought about looking at the Sunshine Coast / Coloundra area about 40 north of Brisbane as we have got tourist info book from there an it seems absolutely stunning. When are you off on your rekkie as we are going over in January and cant wait. We cant decide on Perth, North Sydney or Sunshine Coast. In my opinion though I think Perth seems the most ideal choice for us as the wages & job prospects look good. I am sure I heard that in Perth 1st time buyers dont pay stamp duty which is a very good incentive, literally save you thousands, love to hear from you Jewels