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  1. Hi all, My name is Lez.We're coming out to Perth at the begining of December 2010 to have a much needed holiday and to do a rekkie of the area for future migration purposes. Are there any Air con companies out there who's willing to have a chat with me regarding job offers or just some much needed advice from these people in my trade.? We also want to rent a house for the month so if anyone could help us then that would also be much appreciated (with pool !!):biggrin: Thanks all for your time. Lez, shaz, Jade and Lily-Mai
  2. :laugh:G'day mates, I will try to keep this factual and brief!!! We flew out with Etihad on 6th August having moved from our house into a rental for the 2 days leading up to our departure. We were packing our cases the morning we were leaving and I was so worried we forgot something!! We had a good journey to Heathrow and had checked in online for our flights so the checking in process was very quick and easy. We were on a lovely plane but I could'nt tell you what number etc it was. We all had individual screen and on demand viewing with a good choice from tv comedies to movies such as Monsters vs Aliens and Just Seventeen. The food was typical airline food and there was a constant offerng off drinks. Be aware if you have kids you need to pre-order their meals which we didnt know so they got adult meals to their disappointment!! There are kids activity packs but you seem to have to ask for them. We flew to Abu Dhabi then 3hr stop over which was perfect then to Singapore for about 1hr and onto Brisbane. All flights were very good and we would definetely fly with Etihad's again. We stayed at Ashmore palms holiday village which was great, the staff were fantastic and could not do enough to help. We were telling them that our trip was a reckie and then we got a free upgrade of cabins!! Our cabin was a Palm Cottage and very self contained and of a good comfortable size and very clean. We were opposite the park and BBQ area. They also offer Interim stays and we think we will book when we move over for a few weeks. Thanks to Donovan for this excellent recommendation. We never imagined the jet lag to be quite so bad but we think it was because we hardly slept on the way out due to excitement but made sure we did on the way home and we were fine. While in QLD we visited Currumbin Wildlife Santuary on my birthday which is a lovely place and had our photos taken with a gorgeous baby Koala, a well worth day out. the whole time we were there the weather was FANTASTIC 21-28c and this was their winter!!! The evening were pretty chilly and it was pitch bleck by 6pm! We met up with Donovan and Traybears which was great and thanks to them for taking the time and giving us some honest advice. We also visited Movieworld and Seaworld which was great, the Shrek 4D at Movieworld is a must. We booked to swim with Dolphins at Seaworld which was magical and we all loved it and keep re-watching the DVD, bloody expensive thou. Aquaduck was fun and worth doing if not to see all the mansions we couldnt afford that belonged to the rich and famous!! Rob had 4 meetings with prospective employers while out there 2 in QLD and 2 in VIC. These all went very well and Rob was offered 3 jobs there and then and the other said depending on when we get there what they could offer but if there is a job it was Rob's, so that was a real confidence boast for Rob. One of the interviews in VIC was with Rob's current employer and there job is based in VIC and QLD which is great as we would like to live in QLD but he would prefer to stay with his current employer and will travel between the 2 all being well.They will also pay what he earns here so alk good. We flew to VIC for 1 day which was exhausting with Virgin Blue. The flight was cheap and quick. It felt like the UK when we came of the plane and we were all grumbling!! We met with LauraR and family for alovely meal, Thanks Laura. All in the all the beaches were lovely so was the state. Food shops seemed comparable to the UK and petrol was very cheap. Driving seeming better as the roads werer clearer and the drivers seemed to drive slower (this is QLD as VIC was a nightmare!!). We didnt like seeing puppies at the pet shops. We visited electrical shops and most things seemed to cost similar to UK except Dysons!!! We also visited some schools which was very usefull as they are much bigger than ours and we think it helped the kids picture themselves there. We looked at new and 2nd hand properties We were so impressed with the Oz friendliness and 'cant do enough for you' attitude. I am sure this is not the case all the time but we loved the laid back positive attitude and can see ourselves settling well in Oz. Wow that was long, I could type lots more but I need a brew!! I hope this helps and good luck to everyone trying to fullfill their dream.
  3. Chris OHare

    Reckie of Oz

    Hi Can anyone advise me of the best way to plan a reckie trip around Australia as I`m visiting this December and Emigrating next year once visa granted, hopefully to Melbournes Mount Martha, I would like to see a few of the sights whilst I`m over...just so much to arrange...:arghh: Cheers Chris
  4. Hi all Merry Christmas! Me and the missus have decided to bite the bullet cost-wise and head to Brisbane for a reckie in Feb. We originally weren't going to go but the Grandparents have offered to look after the kids for 2 WHOLE weeks..!! [of course we will miss them...] We want to do it as cheaply as possible and are flying direct to ensure we get as much time there as poss (13days). Does anyone have any suggestions where we could stay at a reasonable price? Best wishes to one and all. Hopefully this will be our last Xmas in the cold!! woohoo! Thanks Jonny
  5. Guest

    reckie trip

    Hi there,we have just got our visas,and are looking to do a reckie trip nxt april has anyone got any ideas as to where to stop,and where to visit,any response will be appreciated:err:
  6. Guest

    reckie trip

    Hi,have just got our visas at last,not been to adelaide before,didnt go last time in oz,but fancy checking it out,can anyone point us in the right direction as to where to check out to live,or at least where to stay on our reckie trip,many thanks.:notworthy:
  7. Right we came back from Tenerife early yesterday morning and my god what a come down that was from all the lovely sunshine over there, dear god Britain is do dreary I could just cry! I love being able to just dress in shorts/t-bikini and not worry about being cold! Brrrrrrr what a shock to the system. Anyway waiting for me was an email regarding my QNC application, saying that it was all but complete just needed to confirm the payment for the licence $94 and it's done. I was also told to email my case worker for my 457 to chase up info on meds and x-rays - crikes! So we have spoken to estate agents today to get a valuation and get the ball rolling, they did say houses at our end of market (that's the lower end) are moving but expect some stupid offers, what's new. So anyway, my 2 questions are in relation to us flying out with Singapore Airlines in end Aug for our reckie, (particularly any tall peeps who have flown with them) I called this morning to request emergency exit seats and both hubby and I 6 ft plus, seats on commercial aircraft to Tenerife were a joke, it's no fun having your knees stuck by your ears for 4.5 hrs :chatterbox: some might think so :biglaugh: So for those who have flown with them what did you find the seats like? Secondly, when we go, in between checking out areas and schools (do you think I should contact any schools in advance to book an appt to go see or just turn up or what) we would like to go snorkelling as we did loads in Tenerife and wondered if there are any nice beaches not too far away where we can just go and do it? From what I read the beaches close to the shore are all mangroves? Any advice would be welcome. Cheers.
  8. Just a quickie but when doing our reckie in end Aug beg Sep it is cheaper to book accommodation when we arrive and car hire or do it over here on internet? It has to be cheaper doing it over there even tho it means waiting till you get there to sort it, even if we book the night we arrive and sort something else out the following day. Am I brave enough.....? Anyone else done this? Also recommend any good places to stay or where to hire car from? Cheers. Jx