Well we have just booked a trip, only for a week!!
But its a step.
Fly out on the 24 Oct - Anyone else going out then?
What do you do on a recce trip?
Look at houses/areas, Shopping - cost of living?
relax - 1 day :).
What else - i just cant think, any tips?
Blimey, you got a lot to do in a week!
We did a recce in April, for 2 weeks, i was shattered by the end of it.........
Do buy the adelaide advertiser,,, very useful at the week end....jobs, houses etc.
Visit the city centre tourist office on King William St, staff helpful and friendly.
Go to a local pub, talk to the locals, they will give you the insiders view of schools etc.
Have fun, i bet you love it:)
Hi we went on a reccie at the start of the year, we had a rough idea what areas we wanted to look at, we based our self in a very nice rental in woodcroft (off a member of this site) a great place for a base and what we saw ok to live too.
As scouse mouse said get the paper as most of the house opens are in there, most opens tend to be at a weekend go to as many as you can, my wife had them planned like a military operation.
Schools was another for us too, we booked to look round some schools with our daughter.
Go food shopping too or just look in different supermarkets.
Some days we just drove and bimbled about.
Hi cheers for the quick reply!!
Just found out i need a visa for the visit??
Will i be able to get one in two weeks? where from?
yeah, you can get a quick visa if you go to Australia house in London. Not sure but i think you need to show a bank statement with at least 3 grand on it.
just had a quick look online - can get a evisa for about £10!!
just need to get a house rental or appartment for a weel from 24 oct - 30 oct?
We stayed in one of Tykes lovely houses in woodcroft www.auseelife.com.au or PM tyke see if he can help you out, quite a few members on here have rental houses.
Get your visa at http://www.visabureau.com/australia/tourist-visa.aspx
The people in Adelaide are very open and friendly so where ever you are out for a meal or a drink just talk to the locals, may cost ya a couple of pints but the info you get is worth it.
Defantly pick up a copy of the Advertiser and tune the car radio into Triple M.
Pick up a good map and spend a day driving round looking at the different area's or pop into a few real estate agents.
But the best advice i think that anyone could give is just talk to the locals.
Good luck on you reccie.
Oh yeah you gotta go to the Gourge or Cleland to cuddle a Koala.
Depending on how many of you are coming over ...We have booked some friends into the Noaralunga motel and negotiated them down to $330 a week. Its abit like a travel lodge.
Originally Posted by mornachew
you may have left it a bit late on the accommodation front for furnished rentals but there are plenty of hotels/motels etc. But if there are two of you, try the backpacker type places in the city or caravan parks?
Things to do on your reccie - beach, mclaren vale for wine or barossa or penfolds, have look around the city/river/cricket oval, glenelg for the tourist bit beaches, Belair National Park .... whatever floats your boat really, what are you in to?
You may want to chat to some agencies regarding work - depending on when you are coming out and what sort of work you are looking for. YOu may also want to attend a few house opens, to give you an idea of what an aussie house looks like ... sounds strange, but worth considering.
All the best