thetunnys

Where to stay on arrival

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Hey, 

just wondering if if anyone has any ideas on where's cheapest to stay when first arriving.? We lived in Brisbane for five years before returning to the uk in 2015 we are now ready to return to oz but now have two children. When we first moved we stayed with family in Melbourne but of course we don't want to live there we want to return to Brisbane/Gold Coast and don't have family to help out this time. We have been looking at air bnbs which can be reasonable but just wondering if anyone has any cheaper ideas.? 

Many Thanks in advance, 

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Hi and welcome to the forum. I think airnb and stayz are going to be your cheapest options. There are caravan parks but to be honest they work out as expensive. There are even some good apartments for rent on places like hotels.com, I know when I've been at the hospital if it's an early start I sometimes go down the night before or if I'm allowed day release hubby will come down and stay. You can get 2 bed apartments with roof top pools around woollongabba for around $100 a night. 

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That's great to know I'll have a look thank you.! 

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Hi when we moved over we stayed at Brisbane Holiday Village ,eight mile plains. It was $520 per week, lovely park and nice and safe - close to the motorway to begin your search for a suitable suburb and home. If you need any help pm me !


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Hi!

We are planning to use this...as it seems that there are a few options which are not that bad :) 

www.homeaway.com

Though last time we moved to Brisbane, we had rented a room in a motel for a few days but we had already managed to secure a rental beforehand. This is however not the norm.

Good luck :)

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We waited for a deal on ebookers and used a 15% off code to book a month in an apartment.

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Thanks everyone for your suggestions.! We have managed to find a great deal on air bnb. Thanks for all you advice 😊 Much appreciated.! 

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Good luck with the move! Be great to hear how you settle in Brisbane with two young children, as I hope to be doing the same in the not too distant future. 

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Hi AlexJD,

Thank you.! To be honest we just can't wait to get back. We had our first child over there before moving back to the uk where we ended up having our second child and the lifestyle over there compared to here well there's just no comparison. Brisbane/Gold Coast is wonderful in so many ways and just amazing for children. Good luck with everything for your move 😊 

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We're off to Brisbane too! Not our first choice however sounds like we may have made the right one. Love to hear people's positive stories when you all land!

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hi Ozzie, 

good luck with everything we love Brisbane/gold coast however didn't like Melbourne after starting off there and staying there for a year. I suppose it depends on what kind of lifestyle your after 😊 

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11 hours ago, thetunnys said:

hi Ozzie, 

good luck with everything we love Brisbane/gold coast however didn't like Melbourne after starting off there and staying there for a year. I suppose it depends on what kind of lifestyle your after 😊 

Thank you! We're not big fans of Melbourne either. Ok to visit and see friends but not for us to live. Any info or tips on Brisbane greatly appreciated! 

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Hi all!

We're heading to Brisbane in the next 6 months too! Most of my family and friends are there and after 16 years in the UK I can't wait to move back. Don't get my wrong, the UK has been excellent to me, but I feel that Oz offers our kids a different lifestyle. I never thought I would manage to convince my husband to do it, but here we are :D.

Good luck with everything!

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It's so exciting to ready such posts :)  We have finally applied for an RRV and fingers crossed all will go well and land in Brissy in a couple of months.

 

We honestly can't wait as love Brissy to bits and I consider it home

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