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Best places to live in Australia

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nate4341

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Posted: 2010-12-30 07:50:00   

What's up guys?



I have been very strongly considering moving to Australia lately but I've never been and have no idea where to even begin looking. I figured there would be no better place to look for some good advice than this site. I'm very interested to hear your input.



I live in chicago because I love the city and the lifestyle, but having had lived in California, Hawaii, Arizona, and Florida, I've become hopelessly addicted to the agressive outdoor life... There is none of that near Chicago. What I need is not a medium between the two but the best of both at the same time. I figured Australia would be the best chance of finding that.



If you guys have recommendations for places other than in Australia, I'm willing to hear you out.



Thanks and keep living the life,



Nate

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afcop21


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Posted: 2010-12-30 07:50:00   

I will be traveling to New Zealand very soon and have been doing a lot of research on the country. It is not as big as Australia, but the outdoor life appears to be just as good if not better. About the size of California, it is quickly becoming the outdoor adventure capitol of the world.



Boating in the north part of the county almost year round and skiing, bungy jumping, and mountain climbing in the south. But that is my research from mypc and the library. I will be posting my first hand results in March 2006, so stay tuned.


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travelover


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Posted: 2010-12-30 07:50:00   

Sydney has been voted by tourists as the best city in the world. I love it and certainly recommend it. I have been to 106 countries and I have never found anywhere better than Sydney. If you like it hot, then you can move to Queensland. If you like it cooler, you could go to Melbourne.

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nate4341

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Posted: 2010-12-30 07:50:00   

Thanks for the help guys.



I have been to New Zealand, and I have to say that you are in for a good time if you head there. Check out my report for a little info... It's alright. I considered moving there, as it is amazing, but I want to head somewhere that I have not been.



About Sydney: I love the idea and have heard that it is as beautiful as you say, but I need to be very near the outdoors. Melbourne was my initial idea because of it's proximity to Belles Beach and the mountains, but I really don't know how close Sydney is to the "great outdoors."



Anyway, my search continues. I am realizing that I need to get out of here more and more every day so it is getting almost urgent.



Maybe the way to search would be to find a good school rather than simply a good local. I am looking to continue my education after I move so I need to know a good school that I could go to... Price unfortunately is very important though. My funding is not very broad and I probably am underestimating how much it will cost to head overseas so even the knowledge of a good community school or something of the sort would be very helpful.



Thanks again.

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morc66

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Posted: 2010-12-30 07:50:00   

Nate,



I don't know about your desired living conditions... work, culture, etc.



but:



You consider Sidney or NZ. Another thing you might do is check out Australia's Westcoast. Major city would be Perth, but further up the coast there are quite a lot of other interesting places.



I have been there, a few years back. Perth might be a location for me to go. It is a rather big city, but it is one of the more remote big cities I know.



Cheers,

Maurice

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monica2


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Posted: 2010-12-30 07:50:00   

Everyone has their favorite, mine is Brisbane, a great city but also you can easily go south to the Gold Coast or drive north to the Sunshine Coast, weather in Brisbane is also very good.


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maehof

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Posted: 2010-12-30 07:50:00   

hello Nate, i've been living in sydney for nearly 5 years, i love it and i hate it, i love it becouse i have a job here and it's a very diverse and multicultural city, i hate it becouse it's so big , traveling to work takes 30 min by car (i'm lucky - traffic is the opposite way) public transport is sort of ok but from distant suburbs (outskirts) it may take you more than 1 hour one way to city, good thing is becouse it's so big , you won;t get bored easily , night life good ( in and around city) low unemployment level , mountains ( snowy mountains far away) , beaches and variety of good food.... i would suggest melbourne only becouse it's more friendly - it means people are a little bit less " city yuppies" than in sydney, and it's big as well so there is always something to do. check both in internet, before you decide to change your live up side down (literally) :)

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camramaan

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Posted: 2010-12-30 07:50:00   

Wollongong, an hour south of Sydney. Check it out...

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monica2


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Posted: 2010-12-30 07:50:00   

My vote goes to Brisbane, lovely city and great beach places nearby.


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rip_drifter

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Posted: 2010-12-30 07:50:00   

The 'sunshine Coast', an hour north of Brisbane in Queensland is the fastest growing area in Australia. Most of the new residents coming from Victoria State.

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