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  1. I am currently living in Sydney and about to move back to Warners Bay in NSW where myself and husband had previously lived for 10 years. I have met lots of women who are members of the Pomzin0z here in Sydney and have enjoyed meeting up with them each week. I wish I had known about this site whilst I lived in Lake Macquarie. Could anyone contact me if any such group or members exist there.
  2. Hi there, We are a British family of four - two adults and two children (aged 7 & 4) who have just arrived in Australia. We are currently staying in a holiday home on the East side of the lake whilst waiting for our belongings and dog to arrive from Blighty. We are looking for friendship with any like minded familes in the Lake Macquarie area who have been through or are going through the same trials and tribulations you face on arriving in this magical land. Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Regards The Mackie Family (Newly escaped from Ellesmere Port, UK)
  3. The Pom Queen

    Mungo National Park

    Has anyone ever been to Mungo National Park, it is somewhere I always wanted to go but never got around to it. Getting there Virgin Australia and Qantaslink fly to Mildura from Melbourne (about 1hr, from $235 on Qantaslink, low-season return); Sydney passengers fly via Melbourne. Mungo National Park is about 110 kilometres north-east of Mildura, near Wentworth in NSW. A four-wheel-drive is recommended in wet weather for entrance to the park. Staying there Just outside the park, Mungo Lodge is the area's high-end option. Deluxe cabins for two are $260 a night. A self-contained cabin for four adults or two adults and two children is $410 a night. Phone ahead to confirm road conditions; phone (03) 5029 7297; mungolodge.com.au. Turlee Station Stay is a working station near Mungo that offers four-star "bush cabins" for $150 a night. Shearers' quarters cost from $50 a night. Camping is $8. Phone 1800 991 995; see turleestationstay.com.au. In Mungo National Park are shearers' quarters near the visitors' centre capable of housing up to 26 people. $30 an adult; $10 a child. Camping at Main Camp or Belah Camp on the self-guided driving track is $5 a night. phone (03) 5021 8900. Things to do Aboriginal Discovery Tours are conducted by the three tribal groups taking in the Walls of China or a Foreshore Walk and placing Mungo in its context of indigenous history. Bookings are essential; phone (03) 5021 8904; see discovermungo.com.au. Harry Nanya Tours through Mungo National Park operate in daytime April-October, then switch to sunset tours in November-March because of temperatures. From $160 a person, including park fees, morning tea and a buffet-style picnic lunch or dinner; phone (03) 5027 2076; see harrynanyatours.com.au. Nearby Wentworth is also worth a visit for its historic buildings, the Murray and Darling rivers, and the famous Perry Sandhills. Artback Gallery and Cafe exhibits works from local artists and serves the best coffee in town; phone (03) 5027 2298; see artbackaustralia.com.au. More information See visitmungo.com.au.
  4. lara24

    Lake Joondalup Baptist College

    Does anyone have/had kids at LJBC? What are your thoughts on the school and is it dificult to get in? I would ideally be able to put my son on the waiting list 18 months before he would be due to start Kindy. Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks Lara
  5. Hi, Just joined as we have just started our application for state sponsored visa to Western Australia. Trying to get to grips with the different suburbs, and so far like the look of some of the areas around Lake Joondalup, was wondering if anyone knows if there are issues in getting childcare? By time we actually get out there we'd have 2 boys in school (they're currently 4 and 5), can anyone let me know what before / after school childcare there is available? Do any schools offer breakfast clubs or after school clubs? Thanks in advance for any help.
  6. Guest

    Pacific Pines or Varsity Lake

    :wideeyed: Visas issued and looking at moving January 2012. Been searching for areas and Pacific Pines and Varsity Lake take our fancy. Have a 6 year old and 3 year old so needs to be family friendly. The first couple of places that we looked at got very very bad reviews from the forums so had to change research. Any tips and advice would be greatly received please please please.x x
  7. Guest

    Lake Macquarie East

    Hello, I am new to the forum, so hope it's ok to jump straight in... My husband and I, and our two children (currently ages four and two), hope to move out to Australia in 2012 or 2013. My husband is Australian, and me and the kids have dual citizenship. Previously we lived in Freshwater, Sydney (2003-2008) for four years which we loved, but now with two kids in tow we can't afford it, so we're considering a move to Lake Macquarie East, thinking perhaps around Caves Beach or Valentines - we want to be near the water, be it lake or beach. Just wondered if any of you were from around that way, and have any opinions as to the best suburbs and schools in the area. My husband is a project manager (refurbishment) and I work in Insurance; whilst we know jobs and salaries would be more plentiful in Sydney we just fancy the lifestyle of Newcastle area. Would appreciate any opinions on the suburbs, area and schools. Thanks, Katrina
  8. Guest

    Forest Lake Brisbane

    Ive just fallen in love with this area and wondered if anyone lives there or has been there and could tell me more about it please? It looks perfect for families and has gorgeous surroundings, affordable housing and not far from Brisbane City centre. Looks amazing :wubclub: Cheers Mandi x
  9. Guest

    Lake Macquarie area

    A study was done back in 2008 that found the Lake Maquarie area has high levels of lead (80% higher than anywhere else in Australia) this lead level leads to learning disability in children & Memory problems in Adults, once affected this can not be reversed, lead poisoning has no cure, but the affects are very disturbing. I knew about this lead problem in 2008, but it was released by the Aus Gov at the end of 2010 that the lead levels were too high. I am glad that my family do not live near there!:goofy:
  10. A few pictures of Cradle Mountain which is close to Launceston. Kelly & Jamie this area reminds me so much of Scotland! Cradle Mountain is 1545metres above sea level and is surrounded by by National Park. An amazing place both during the winter and summer.. We ski here a lot during the winter and its an excellent place to have Christmas in July with loads of snow and candlelight. Cradle Mountain is 324 klm from Hobart (4hrs 30 mins ) , 146 klm from Launceston (2 hrs) (lhr) from Devonport.
  11. Shaz36

    Forest Lake

    Hi, Is there anyone on here living in Forest Lake that can give an insight into what its like? I did research it a while back, and visited whilst out on my reccie. I liked the houses and from what I saw, I liked it. The only thing that put me off was the schools, as they were huge - 1000 students for primary school - whereas my daughter is used to a school roll of 400. I've now looked at Forest Lake College and its much smaller for the primary kids, but $6k per yr. This looks ok for a private school but we werent budgeting for paying school fees. Does anyone have any knowledge of the schools, or the area that actually lives there? I know a lot of people dont like this area as the plots are smaller than other areas perhaps, but I dont mind that as much, as its what I'm used to here, living in a new build house. Having looked at other areas in the Centenary subursb, I like the schools, but not the houses as much for what I can afford. Thanks Shaz
  12. Hi all Just recently moved to Varsity Lakes I am Jayne (38) & also Angie (31). We are going for brunch on Sunday 30th January 11ish at Lake Cafe in Varsity Lakes. We wondered if anyone else would like to meet up for a bite to eat or just a coffee and a chat. Please feel free to either reply to the thread or send me a private message. Look forward to hearing from you Jayne & Angie Ps DjBurgessuk will see you there
  13. Hi Were looking to get to know local people who have also emigrated to this area We emigrated in September but stayed south of Sydney for while before relocating to central coast 1st February. We have just rented a place in Chittaway bay near lake Tuggerah and don't know anyone!!!! I am also 23 weeks pregnant and although we like it we really miss family and friends Anyone out there in this position? would love to chat and hopefully meet up Carla and Warren
  14. I will go to Lake District in September for 10 days. Will the weather be very cold. What clothes do I need to prepare?
  15. FlappyChicken

    Lake Samsonvale

    Are you able to walk dog around Lake Samsonvale, North West Brisbane, if so where? Ta FC
  16. Hi, I live in Hillcrest and like to run ( although not very fast). I went for a walk in Karawatha Forest Reserve the other day and there are some tracks that might be quite nice for running. It's a bit isolated though so I don't really fancy going on my own. If anyone would like join me for a relaxed run some time please let me know. Just a note that I'm a bit injured at the moment so once my physio gives me the all clear I might have to start with a couple of laps of Forest Lake, but running partners would always be welcome and I'm sure we could find somewhere for a coffee afterwards! I'm 32, live with my boyfriend, no kids, been in Oz for a year and a half. Kate
  17. Hi, I have just moved into Forest Lake with hubby and 2 young kids and don't know anyone yet! Is anyone else here. I'm 36, hubby is 38 and we have 2 boys aged 20 months and 4 years old. Would be great to meet up with other mum's!
  18. Hi I have just moved to Forest lake and dont know anyone here. I have an 18yr male cousin staying with me and as I have 3 small children he is getting quite bored. I was hoping that someone would be willing to show him around especially in the evenings even if its to just hang out. Thanks Jennie
  19. I've just moved here 3 weeks ago and my 2 sons are driving me mad!!! They need some friends and so do I! I've got 2 boys aged 4 years and one aged 20 months. Is there anyone out there in Forest Lake too!
  20. We are looking to buy a house/exchange sunshine coast qld for lake district uk WE HAVE A 6 BED HOUSE IN CALOUNDRA ,5 min walk to Moffat beach LOOKING FOR THE LAKE DISTRICT
  21. Does anyone have any info on what the areas are like and also the schools ?
  22. Cant decide on which area to go to when we first arrive,we arrive on the 27th april,myself an electrician and my wife who is a teaching asst,and our 2 boys 7 and 3,we want a nice area for the kids and somewhere not to quiet with plenty to do,been looking at cleveland and springfield lakes,anyone any good/bad points about these areas or any other areas that are easy to get brisbane as thats where i am most likely to find work as im an electrician,,,,cheers
  23. Guest

    Lake MacDonald near Noosa

    Anybody local to this area able to give a run down of what its like? Basically looking for another holiday home near Noosa (Sunshine Coast). About $800k to $1.2m price range Prefer inland with views (more shade than beach presence) Ideally land only so can build too own spec Any thoughts?
  24. Guest

    What is Forest Lake like?

    Has anybody been, it seems to have old and new parts, and affordable housing, but is it rough? Any advice greatly appriciated. Cheers
  25. Hi we are moving out of our rental the end of july as we have finally bought a house after two years of being in oz!!!!!!!!!! Our rental is a beautiful new four bedroomed double storey in the popular park lake/ maudsland estate on the Gold Coast, five minutes from the motorways and close to the new park lake state school . It has great views across the hinterland and is in a nice close . Park lake is just next to Pacific pines north Gold Coast. We have a dog so they accept pets and we got the property over the internet without viewing !! It is $430 a week rent and well worth a look if you are thinking of this area. we really love it here in park lake and have bought our house here as you have the best of both worlds, close to shops etc and beautiful views. if anyone is interested pm me first and i will give you further details about the property and the Real estate number. cheers julie