Well after the long journey and nights stay in an Airport hotel we arrived at our rental property to be greeted at the door by a happy Catherine,
We flew from Manchester via Dubai, Singapore and finally Brisbane. We flew with Emirates and the flights were fantastic could not fault then in any way. We arrived at Dubai at midnight and it was 34 oC HOT. The Airport is amazing and if you have a couple of hours stop over, donít worry as we lost 3hrs and that was only walking from one end of the terminal to the other it is huge.
Singapore airport was a letdown after Dubai and then on to Brisbane. Note for those that have never travelled in to Aus before keep your passports and address of where you are stopping to hand on the flight as you have to fill out a boarder card that asks for all these details.
We arrived in Brisbane at 1am and stopped at the Novotel Brisbane Airport which was fantastic staff very friendly.
We have hired the car with Avis and got a free upgrade so we are driving round on a brand new (12 Km on the clock) Ford XR6 we purchased damage waiver in the U.K and got no grief or extra sales pitch which was nice.
We have been and got the groceries and food for the week the price is same as U.K on a whole. Some things are slightly cheaper or better value (lettuce the size of basket balls) some are more expensive.
Rental accommodation is fantastic
Waffle over tea is cooked Iím gonna eat then early night cos I think I have found out what jet lag is.