Have to agree with BJF on this one - spend you time wisely and have a good look around rather than spending it on day trips and sightseeing. This won't let you know where you would like to settle or if everyday Adelaide is for you Obviously have some fun too!!!!
Graham know exactly what you mean about that spot in Old Noarlunga - just walking along the river path and onto the bridge is one of the most beautiful and peaceful spots around.
We did not come on a reccie but if we had I would have had a good look round some of the areas we had shortlisted, looked at some shops/prices of everyday things, houses, jobs, got a feel for areas and generally seen what Adelaide is about - lots of time for koalas and roos when you live here after all Don't what to seem negative but every week we hear of people going back because things are not what they expected so make the most of your two weeks to see what real life is about.
Good luck and enjoy your trip!
Thanks all for the advice, brilliant.
Don't worry guys i will do all the day to day work, business stuff on route to all the good stuff but bear in mind that i have two kids and a wife to keep happy, so i'll be racing round shops, shopping centres, real estate agents, schools, sports centre, employers the lot. Wish us fun, all the best. if anyone wants to meet up in adelaide 16/02/08 to 28/02/08 just email me i'll try to fit you in.
thanks guys, sound great.
Originally Posted by adelsparks
I wouldn't bother going to real estate agents - house buying here doesn't work in quite the same way as it does in the UK, with you going onto an agent's mailing list and getting sent details of places as they come up! Your best bet is to buy a copy of the Saturday Advertiser, (or the Wednesday one if not) and go to a few 'opens' in different suburbs so you can get a feel for what's out there, at what price - you don't need to make appointments, just turn up in between the times mentioned. There is a whole listing of 'opens' in the Saturday paper (Homes section) listed by suburb - most opens are at weekends with occasional ones on Wednesday evenings.
To see Koala's in the wild, head for Belair Park - also great for letting off steam for the kids there. You could always pick up a few sausages from the supermarket, and a loaf of bread, and utilise one of the free gas barbecues in the park to have your own 'sausage sizzle' - a very aussie passtime - where you cook the sausage ('snag' if you want to get into the lingo) and wrap it up in a slice of bread, squirted with a dollop of sauce, with or without fried onions!
If you find yourself out at Tea Tree Plaza Shopping Mall, hop on the wonderful O-Bahn to get back into the City - fast, cheap, and follows the Torrens Linear Park so a pretty journey (it's a road bus, that also goes on tracks). You can also borrow free bikes I think by the river in the City (by Festival Centre I think) and take a family bike ride along the river. Don't go to the cinema except on a Tuesday (cheap day). Ask at tourist centres for any free events going on around the place, such as film showings in the parks, open air concerts etc.
Do all the serious work stuff etc, but take time to do stuff together and appreciate why Adelaide is great for families. That's why most of us come here after all.
Things we must do while in Adelaide
Rundle Mall is an amazing place to shop and eat out etc plus Glenelg Beach is a great place to enjoy the scenic view of the beach... To get to the beach you can use the Glenelg Tram which runs from the city to the beach... In Rundle Mall there is an information place where you can ask all about train times tickets etc :)
Lots of advice here but, if you can afford it, take a scenic flight from Aldinga airfield and see the Fleurieu Peninsular.
If transport is available, get down to Goolwa and Victor Harbour.
So much to see and so little time to see it. Good luck.
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