Planning a visit... what to do?
So, it looks like my wife and I are coming over to Adelaide for a bit of a nosey around
Hopefully flying out on 26th May, spending a couple of days with my sister in Sydney, and then flying over to Adelaide for a couple of weeks. Haven't a clue where to start planning what we want to do while we're there so I thought I'd ask for some advice on where to go and what to see. We're trying to treat it as both a holiday and a reccie but with limited time we're obviously going to have to prioritise.
My wife's a nurse specialising in early pregancy so we'll be checking out the Womens Hospitals, and checking out some of the many, many suburbs (any hints gratefully received - it'd be nice to find somewhere semi-rural, not a million miles away from the Womens Hospital and the motor racetrack, lol)
So what did you/would you do other than that on your reccie?
(Any offers of cheap accommodation also appreciated - hey, you gotta ask right?)
(Can't wait - woooohooooo)
Last edited by stickman; 28-04-2008 at 11:48 AM.
Thanks for starting this thread Tony, I've just sat down in front of the computer to ask the same questions. We're waiting for our visas (but may be some time as we lodged last Nov and I think the Aug applicants are only just getting their case officers) so in the meantime we thought we'd come for a reccie too probably in June. We'd really love to bring the 3 kids along, come for a few weeks and make a holiday of it too but it's just going to cost too much. So we thought we come over for just 2 weeks on a fact finding mission, leaving the kids with my poor mum and dad!?!! We're planning to have a drive around and suss out different areas probably heading more towards the hills. If anyone's got any useful comments about affordable areas somewhere around the hills that'd be great.
Also my OH's a carpenter. Could anyone give us any pointers about places to go or any contacts he could speak to when we come over in June.
We've done mountains of research but nothing quite compares with coming over and seeing the place first hand to get a feel for it I guess. Plus it's a good excuse to have a break from the kids!! It goes without saying I'll miss them, but I can't wait!
Hi we are going on Saturday for two weeks for a look around we are going to make a video and hopefully post it on this web site if I allowed so with a bit of luck you might find something interesting on it
Originally Posted by Nicky
Hope this helps
Hey Nicky :) It looks like we're going to have to go without our 12yr daughter as well. It's a shame, but the extra expense isn't small is it? We'd also have to make the trip during the school summer holidays so the cost of the flights alone goes up by more than 50%
(Besides she's been before with her grandparents and we haven't, lol)
Yeah, it's a hardship isn't having to go without the kids!?!! Mind you I was just relaying the prices back to my husband for return flights for the two of us in June and one way flights for when we all go possibly next Jan/Feb. My eldest daughter's face lit up and said in an excited voice "are we going for a short holiday first then?" I didn't have the heart to tell her that she wouldn't be coming. Nothing's booked yet for our reccie so there's no point upsetting her ..... just yet. I know I shall feel really guilty when the time comes tho and she'd love to come but we can't take 1 without the other 2 and that brings us back full circle.
Pretty quiet around then huh? :p
Know what you mean about the guilt. We are going childless too. Our children are younger and wouldnt manage all the driving around and researching Or the flights and we've no time for a stopover. Makes me feel sick to leave them but ive organised the whole family to do activities whilst we're away so im sure my eldest will be fine. I just dont know if i'll cope without them! But anyway i'll be watching this post for any helpfull hints too! Come on aussie poms where are ya!!! Yvonne x
Sorry not to have replied earlier.
Originally Posted by stickman
V.Busy at the moment.
It's all the serious stuff really if you are on a reccie.
Narrow down areas/suburbs.
Drive through them at different times of day - perhaps buy a street map and make notes in it for future use.Houses buy/sell quickly here so you might find the perfect street suburb where a house will come up when you are over here permanently.
Go to a few open houses/viewing - that will be practice for later.
Same with car yards.
Work will dictate suburbs to a relative degree.
Call into banks and see what they have to offer - you might want to open an account while you are here - more choice then.
Even going shopping will give you a good indicator of the life here.
If it's just the two of you the city has plenty of life to offer - both day and night.
I'll try and think of more stuff today........knackered at the moment.
How is sunny Leeds??
Originally a Pudsey lad myself:)
No worries - anything where you can have a "practice run" is a good thing:)
Originally Posted by stickman
Not missing it at all.
It's not been a bad day here - cool start then sunny - then a shower then sunshine again.Certainly caught it on my face today.
Out there harvesting there grove I feel like a millionaire - very different to my old life in Leeds.:)