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  1. The Pom Queen

    Buyers Agent in Cairns

    We used a great Buyers Agent when we moved from Melbourne to Cairns http://www.cairnsassetrealestate.com.au and I wondered if anyone else has used an agent to help them buy? For us it was great as we had no idea of suburbs in Cairns, how the property market was doing etc. With the help of our buyers agent we short listed some properties and then she booked inspections and we then flew up to view them ourselves. She met me from the airport and took me to our hotel and then every day for the next week she drove us around from one suburb/property to another. The best thing was there were no costs to us as she makes her money from the seller. Also she could tell me exactly what they had paid for the property and how much I should be offering, in the end ours was reduced by $100k. I could have happily paid her for this service. I wondered if anyone else has used a buyers agent/advocate? Kate
  2. The Pom Queen

    Endeavour Arrives in Cairns

    Looking forward to visiting the Endeavour whilst it's docked in Cairns over the next fortnight.
  3. Can anyone recommend a good website to book cheal flights to Cairns from Sydney and accomodation in Sydney for 4 nights, just going to have a quick break when we come over in August :biggrin:
  4. Tink85

    Cairns anyone??

    Im still waiting for my PMV to come through, applied early march so hoping it wont be to long now! Then off to Cairns :biggrin: Is there anyone thats made the move there???
  5. Heading to either brissie or cairns in Aug 2011. Just wondering for any families already out there - do you have any recommendations for schools - private or state for consideration for our children? We have 2 boys - the oldest is 3 and would be starting pre-school nursery here in the UK in August - so we are looking for good kindy/primary schools in anticipation that we may have to go on long waiting lists. Any advice or imparting of your experience thus far would be appreciated. Thanks Michelle
  6. Guest

    Rockhamptom or Cairns

    Hi does anyone live in either Rockhampton or Cairns ?? We will be coming over from the uk in the next few months, the job offer we have is in construction, so their not sure which area that we will be needed although it will be one or the other. Was wondering if anyone could tell me, out of the 2 which area would be best as we have 2 boys aged 18 months and 3 years,. Any info would be very helpfull. Thanks Andy
  7. The Pom Queen

    The Canopy Treehouse Cairns Tablelands

    Just wanted to say we stayed here a couple of weeks ago http://www.canopytreehouses.com.au and it was simply stunning, if you have friends or relatives over and you want them to see, hold Australian Wildlife then it's definitely the best place to go and the hosts David and Sharon are wonderful. We saw Cassowaries, Pademelons, Possums (actually came on sat on your knee), Australian Parrots, Honeyeaters, turtles etc. We have already emailed to see if they have any dates available for a return visit:biggrin::wubclub:
  8. Rudi

    Holiday to Cairns

    We are planning a trip to Cairns in July. Last time we were there (13 years ago!!) we went out on Quicksilver to the reef. Is this still a good option or are there other trips around that are just as good? We also plan to do the Kuranda Railway / Cable Car experience. Anything else that is a "must do" that people recommend for 2 adults and 3 children (8 - 14 years in age). Thank you! Love Rudi x
  9. sharon h


    Hi Can anyone tell me which are the best areas to live in around Cairns, as my partner and I have been offered work there, and are in the middle of deciding whether we should move there from the Gold coast. We like the look of Redlynch but would like to be near the ocean, which are the best state schools and are there any school you should avoid. Thanks for any advice. sharon:idea:
  10. olly

    Small quake in Cairns

    Tremor across Cairns after small quake :shocked:
  11. Hi there, I am planning to come to Australia next year on a WHV to be a casual teacher - I teach secondary science here in the UK. Ideally I would LOVE to come to Cairns as it sounds just what I am looking for but I am worried that I will not get enough work. I know I have to register with Queensland ed but after that I am at a loss. Please could you let me know what the work prospects are for casual secondary teachers? Also, how would I go about finding work upon arrival? Lastly, I am pretty aware that I will need to buy a car and any help anyone can offer in that respect (how, cost?) would be well appreciated! Thanks, Emily xx
  12. Cerberus1

    Barron River, Cairns

    The Barron River, near where we are in Cairns is in full force today, following torrential downpours yesterday. I took this picture at the end of November. Same stretch today [YOUTUBE]9JCMOs17wlg[/YOUTUBE]
  13. Guest

    Living In Cairns and Suburbs

    :biggrin:Hi, my family and I currently live in Victoria, hubby works full time and I am a housewife looking after my two young daughters. We are seriously thinking of moving from Victoria and moving to Cairns around Kewarra Beach/Trinity Beach etc. We have visited Cairns for holidays and our dream is to live there, we like the warmer weather, beautiful rainforest and more laid back lifestyle of Cairns. Would like info on primary schools in the area, my eldest will start school next year, medical centres, bus transport etc. We are looking on realestate.com at rentals as we would rent for a while whislt we look for a house. Thanks guys.
  14. Hiya currently we are living in Perth but we want to move to Cairns in 1 years time - is anyone living in Cairns and if so can you tell me what you honestly think of it. Can you recommend good area to live in or catholic schools to attend, we got married in Edmonton and liked the area but not sure what it would be like if we were living there. Do you know the average wages for carpenters by any chance or do you know anyone we could even ask for advice or email, its just we have no contacts and really dont want to completely start over as green as what we did in Perth to be honest as what we found here is its really hard to get contacts unless you know people here and we struggled at the start. Oh what in general do you think of Cairns as an area to live in and raise a family thank you :notworthy:
  15. The Pom Queen

    Food coming to Cairns

    It looks like we will be able to eat again pmsl. Supplies on way to Far North- Local Cairns News | cairns.com.au
  16. The Pom Queen

    The British Lolly shop Cairns

    Called in today to see what they had and found my prawn cocktail skips :jiggy:, but very disappointed because they wouldn't sell me a box of them, not sure why they limit the number you buy:cry: Oh well can't keep going back in so will have to look for another fix
  17. jacobz

    Liverpool to Cairns

    hi everyone, I am thnking about moving to Cairns QLD from Liverpool UK. I love to live in tropics.. I will be after a Nursing Job can some one give some info about job/social life/schools/weather ? too hot/ etc.. etc.. many thanks
  18. Hiya we havent got that much to move really jeep and bits of furniture but not enough for container or anything, can anyone recommend a company that could move for us or have you done it? thank you
  19. Hey! I'm a 24 year old Irish girl (not Pom but close enough :wink:) and have recently moved to Cairns to live with my fiance (35 year old Aussie). I'm looking to meet up with some people living in Cairns for socializing and good times! I'm working in finance (consultancy work from home) and my fiance is in the navy. Yvette x
  20. Guest

    Cairns schools

    Hello everyone, Myself & family are relocating to Cairns for the new school year. Please could anyone provide some information regarding the best schools ? Our 7 year old does have some development delay. We anticipate being in the Kewarra beach area, although this is not definite. Many thanks. Regards, Steve
  21. Guest

    job offer in cairns

    Good morning, you all helped me already for quite a while just reading some threads. Thank's for that :hug: I lodged my 176 qld sponsored visa (fitter) application on Aug. 2008. Some of you can imagine what that time period means...:twitcy: As we know it's easier to get a job with a visa and vice versa. I fly at the beginning of October to Cairns and search personally for a job/job offer. I expect to push my chances in getting the visa granted and prepare our life in Australia a bit in advance. Now I'd like to ask you to give me some advice or tell about your experiences getting a job offer before holding a permanent visa in hands. Who made it this way ? thank you in advance lodged aug 2008, ielts 6,5, qld sponsorship sept. 2009, tra fitter, waiting
  22. Guest

    Just arrived in Cairns!

    Hello, is there anyone in Cairns? We are a mid to late 30s couple seeking chums for sailing (we have a boat) , dining, wine and conversation. We would also like advice regarding best scuba dive reefs, areas to rent a house etc....
  23. Guest


    had two job interviews [im a chemotherapy nurse] one for brisbane and one for cairns. thinking more of cairns than brisbane; as i do not want to be a little fish in a huge huge pond. thinking cairns smaller, cheaper to rent etc. oh i also have three children [16, 16 and 13], a cat and we are outdoor kind of people. any thoughts?? louise
  24. firebladebally

    Advice on Cairns to Melbourne drive

    Hi all, just after a bit of advice in anyone can help........ Im flying into cairns in september, then touring down the coast to get to melbourne . What do people think is a decent time frame for this? bearing in mind that i dont want to be in the car all hours and miss out the attractions on the way, I was thinking around 2 weeks should be steady away........ any advice appreciated, Cheers :goofy:
  25. Hi everyone, I am living with OH and daughter (almost 5) in Caloundra on the sunny coast. Before we had our daughter my OH and I lived in Palm Cove near Cairns for 3 years and loved it. I would like to move back to Cairns and have a place if we want it at Trinity Anglican School for Jan 2011 prep. Has anyone got kids there? (Marlin Coast campus for the little ones). Does anyone know what the school is like. It has a good academic record but that of course isn't everything. The other dilemma is that we also have the possibility of a move to the Gold Coast for work. We are definately not staying on the sunny coast despite really liking it but not sure which way to jump. Any help welcome. Lisa x