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If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« on: September 01, 2019, 03:12:25 PM »
Interesting thought I recently had was, if you had to move somewhere else in Australia, where would it be? For arguments sake, has to be over 200km from where you are now.

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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2019, 04:53:53 PM »
Sth nsw coast/ranges. Nice part of the world.

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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2019, 04:55:42 PM »
Probably somewhere around Newcastle NSW, which is where I grew up. Otherwise, somewhere in the tropics between Mackay and Cairns.


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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2019, 05:26:59 PM »
If there was a nice town about 10kms out of Carnarvon, that would be it.
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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2019, 05:34:57 PM »
Retired or still need to work??

Either Hawker, Sofala or Warnambool or one of those islands off the north coast where its warm and you have no neighbours..
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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2019, 05:55:06 PM »
Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay
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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2019, 05:58:51 PM »
Woodgate Beach  :cup:


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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2019, 06:10:03 PM »
Anywhere warm in winter  ;D
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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2019, 07:15:47 PM »
Anywhere warm in winter  ;D

Yep, warm in winter, but not too humid in summer. Somewhere north of Brisbane, but far enough south of Cairns to miss the humid summers.
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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2019, 07:19:35 PM »
Somewhere in the Bega Valley.

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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2019, 08:23:48 PM »
North eastern corner of TAS, where the mountain biking is! I did apply for a job in Launceston, but didn't get it :(

Possibly down into the Barringtons, not sure I'd want the humidity of the coastal areas (I like the dry heat) or the higher temperatures (so I'll stay up on the Dividing Range).

The only thing I miss at the moment is the option to do any whitewater canoeing and kayaking - but when we do get some rain, there are some good rivers around here.
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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2019, 09:54:41 PM »
Forster/Tuncurry, Mudgee or Gold Coast


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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2019, 10:37:38 PM »
Reckon I could be happy somewhere between Dorrigo to Armidale, With a bit of flat ground not stuck in a hollow with a good flowing creek,  would be a must and no one within line of sight or earshot .. There are a couple of places near Ebor that would fit most of the bill .
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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2019, 04:51:50 AM »
The Mary Valley.
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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2019, 08:23:29 AM »
Teewah (Might be marginal on the 200 klms as the crow flies)
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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2019, 08:36:46 AM »
Kangaroo Island.
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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2019, 09:18:12 AM »
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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2019, 09:30:16 AM »
Interesting topic...
I am planning a move when I retire based purely on the fact that i can't afford to buy what I want in the Brisbane region.
Have been looking around and have decided that somewhere within 3 hours of Brissie and so far Kingaroy has ticked most of the boxes.
Can get a 3-4 br house on an acre+ of land with a shed for less than $400K. Am planning to spend a lot of time in my shed and yard post retirement so a bit of land and a largeish shed (or two) will be a must. Plus there is a bacon factory in town, who doesn't love bacon  :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2019, 09:32:57 AM »
I would have to say Sunshine Coast.
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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2019, 10:12:09 AM »
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Am planning to spend a lot of time in my shed and yard post retirement so a bit of land and a largeish shed (or two) will be a must.
you have to travel out to get any form of land these days - ANYWHERE.... or pay up the arse for it :(
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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2019, 12:24:26 PM »
After living in Wollongong and Cairns and working and living in areas around the NT and WA, we would prefer a warm climate away from the traffic, great fishing, reasonably priced but still to find that place.

We will be too busy, heading off again after Xmas, to head out looking for work to continue our travels around Australia with our new van.

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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2019, 04:12:20 PM »
you have to travel out to get any form of land these days - ANYWHERE.... or pay up the arse for it :(
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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2019, 04:14:22 PM »
Interesting topic...
I am planning a move when I retire based purely on the fact that i can't afford to buy what I want in the Brisbane region.
Have been looking around and have decided that somewhere within 3 hours of Brissie and so far Kingaroy has ticked most of the boxes.
Can get a 3-4 br house on an acre+ of land with a shed for less than $400K. Am planning to spend a lot of time in my shed and yard post retirement so a bit of land and a largeish shed (or two) will be a must. Plus there is a bacon factory in town, who doesn't love bacon  :laugh: :laugh:

400K! That's peanuts!
It's really the wineries around there that tempt, Noel, isn't it. ;D
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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2019, 06:08:10 PM »
For the rest of my work life........ ANYWHERE but Sydney.

For my retirement, Kangaroo Valley or anywhere in Tassie.
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Re: If you had to live somewhere else in Australia, where would it be.
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2019, 06:14:34 PM »
For the rest of my work life........ ANYWHERE but Sydney.

For my retirement, Kangaroo Valley or anywhere in Tassie.
Kanga valley - what a stunning place that used to be.. dunno what its like these days...
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