Posted by Time_Lord (713 posts) -

So I am moving to from New Zealand to Australia in December for work which is the biggest move I have ever done. And it got me thinking what is the biggest move you have done and why did you do it?

Also if there are any giant bombers living in Queensland and would like to show me around that would be awesome I will be living with me aunt who is 60+ so that's no fun.

#1 Posted by Time_Lord (713 posts) -

So I am moving to from New Zealand to Australia in December for work which is the biggest move I have ever done. And it got me thinking what is the biggest move you have done and why did you do it?

Also if there are any giant bombers living in Queensland and would like to show me around that would be awesome I will be living with me aunt who is 60+ so that's no fun.

#2 Posted by LD50 (416 posts) -

My mother worked for various airlines and hotel corp. as a business analyst, so we were constantly moving from state to state. The thing that really stuck with me was music. It was always something consistent no matter where we went. Good luck on the move duder.

#3 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

Sorry man, I am at the other end of the country, Tasmania, so I am of no use to you. Welcome to the big island when you get here. You are just a brother who is moving in, so we automatically like you, even of you do speak funny (not much different than local Queenslanders of you ask me).

#4 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

Welcome to Aus, mate.

I'm in Sydney unfortunately, but my experience is that QLD is pretty awesome and it's easy to meet people, you'll make plenty of friends.

Where abouts are you living? Brisbane? Gold Coast? Or elsewhere?

#5 Edited by Devil240Z (3054 posts) -

Ive never moved once in my life. not even to a different house. I'm getting my own apartment next month. it feels like I'm moving to china. But its actually down the street.

#6 Posted by Time_Lord (713 posts) -

@Tim_the_Corsair:

Alexandria hills about 45 mins from the city which is were i will be working.

#7 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -
@Time_Lord

@Tim_the_Corsair:

Alexandria hills about 45 mins from the city which is were i will be working.

Hah, one of my good mates grew up there!

He moved to Melbourne recently, but I'll ask him to suggest any good spots and I'll post them here.
#8 Posted by Humanity (7957 posts) -

Excuse my American ignorance but is Australia and New Zealand VASTLY different or is it kinda similar. I've heard people from NZ claim they have the better accent.

#9 Posted by mrfizzy (1464 posts) -

@Time_Lord said:

So I am moving to from New Zealand to Australia in December for work which is the biggest move I have ever done. And it got me thinking what is the biggest move you have done and why did you do it?

Also if there are any giant bombers living in Queensland and would like to show me around that would be awesome I will be living with me aunt who is 60+ so that's no fun.

I'm currently living in the Illawarra (south of Sydney) and my biggest move was moving here from my home in Melbourne.

Also welcome to Australia!

#10 Posted by L44 (510 posts) -

Glad to see this post bringing out some of the Australians on Giant Bomb.

@Humanity: NZ is usually a bit colder, unless you live where I do where its a nice and toasty 6 degrees.

also, Richie McCaw is a cheat.

#11 Posted by KaptainA (7 posts) -

I live in Brisbane although my working hours are a bit crazy. I can tell you some of the cool places to go at least even if I cannot physically show you around. Where in QLD are you moving to?

#12 Edited by Korwin (2721 posts) -

@Time_Lord said:

So I am moving to from New Zealand to Australia in December for work which is the biggest move I have ever done. And it got me thinking what is the biggest move you have done and why did you do it?

Also if there are any giant bombers living in Queensland and would like to show me around that would be awesome I will be living with me aunt who is 60+ so that's no fun.

As QLD is you know... the size of the country your'e in now, showing you around may be difficult :D

#13 Edited by Genkkaku (730 posts) -

I've moved between Queensland and Victoria a few times now.. I'm on the Gold Coast at the moment

Also: Welcome!

#14 Posted by Fallen189 (4921 posts) -

It's possible I will be moving from the UK to South Korea in the next year or so. So that'll be exciting!

#15 Posted by Nick (622 posts) -

I'm moving from Vancouver Canada to Buenos Aires Argentina on Thursday, and I'm doing it because of a girl.

#16 Posted by Time_Lord (713 posts) -

@Korwin:

@UnrelatedInfo:

Alexandria hills is where i will be living the size of Aus is a bit daunting but for my first vacation I will be doing a massive road trip

@Humanity: similar in terms culture but Australia is just so much bugger than NZ and standard of living is a lot higher due to better paying work which is why i am going

#17 Posted by EVO (3782 posts) -

If the airport is anything to go by, Brisbane is full of fat bogans.

#18 Posted by Masha2932 (1237 posts) -

@mrfizzy: Hey! Awesome! I live in the Illawarra as well.

#19 Posted by TheFridge (87 posts) -

Welcome to Australia and as I live on the Gold Coast I might not be able to "Show you around" but I can say with confidence that there are some absolutely amazing places around Brisbane and the Gold Coast to explore. Also some dodgy ones, but hey, everyone has those.

#20 Posted by Time_Lord (713 posts) -

@TheFridge:

2 years ago the flat i lived was next door to a couple of drug dealers so i'm okay with dodgy lol

#21 Posted by Grimace (374 posts) -

If you like Rugby Union you'll get on quite well with the locals. Don't drink XXXX Lager - one of the worst beers on the entire continent.

#22 Posted by konig_kei (575 posts) -

@EVO said:

If the airport is anything to go by, Brisbane is full of fat bogans.

Dude, Canberra. I've never seen so many obese people in one place before.

#23 Posted by selbie (1779 posts) -

@Humanity said:

Excuse my American ignorance but is Australia and New Zealand VASTLY different or is it kinda similar. I've heard people from NZ claim they have the better accent.

Think U.S.A vs. Canada

@Time_Lord said:


Australia is just so much bugger than NZ

Shit mate, you almost sound like a local already XD

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#24 Posted by EVO (3782 posts) -

@konig_kei said:

@EVO said:

If the airport is anything to go by, Brisbane is full of fat bogans.

Dude, Canberra. I've never seen so many obese people in one place before.

But were they bogans?

#25 Posted by Humanity (7957 posts) -

@selbie: so is he moving to Canada or US in this situation!

#26 Posted by KaptainA (7 posts) -

Oh wow. I was born in Alexandria hills. Don't live in that part of Brisbane any more and its aaages away from where I live. Massive road trips are pretty awesome in Australia, but depending on where you want to go (If you are doing the touristy/backpacker thing for your holiday). It may be financially more feasible to use domestic airlines such as Jetstar to travel around a bit. Petrol is pretty expensive and Australia is a huge country.

I have relatives living in outback QLD and it would take $300-$400 in petrol alone to drive there... or $67-$90 to fly to a nearby town and rent a car / hitch out there (not that I would recommend doing that either). What places in Australia would you like to visit on your holiday?

#27 Posted by mrfizzy (1464 posts) -

@Masha2932 said:

@mrfizzy: Hey! Awesome! I live in the Illawarra as well.

Cool, where are you? I'm going to uni in Wollongong.

#28 Posted by selbie (1779 posts) -

@Humanity: Based on media stereotypes I've seen about North America, he's moving to the US :P

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#29 Posted by RPGee (759 posts) -

Welcome to the country, good sir, many compliments to your own. I can't recommend many places in Queensland, being a Melbourne person, but I can say that you'll at least won't have Melbourne weather, which a) you can't predict, and b) is mostly shit. That's harsh, but mostly true. Queensland is pretty good, I hear.

#30 Edited by Korolev (1646 posts) -

I live in Brisbane, but I can't show you around because I am very busy. Never been to Alexandria hills - I live about 50 mins from the city myself.

Here are somethings I know about brisbane, having lived here for 22 of my 25 years.

1) Crime rate is generally low, so you don't have to worry too much about that

2) Public Transport is far more reliable than it was, but it's also INCREDIBLY expensive. Only Oslo and London have more expensive public transport than Brisbane.

3) If you have allergies you'll be in for a tough time - it's allergy central, there's so much pollen and dust and it's awful

4) If you're buying video games, DON'T buy from EB - by from JB Hi-Fi, because they're virtually always 10 dollars cheaper and the staff are actually nice.

5) Southbank - which is the cultural and festival area next to the city, is very nice and you should visit there.

6) We've had a lot of rain for the last two or so years, and that doesn't look set to go away, so don't be surprised if it rains a lot.

7) If you go to the Gold Coast, be aware that the Cops on the Gold Coast are Corrupt and there is a lot of Organized Crime. It still should be safe, but just so you know.

8) When you get a chance, visit the Glass House Mountains.

9) The Art Gallery next to the Cultural Centre is pretty good. The regular museum, not so good

10) If you like Asian Food, go to Sunnybank, about 35 minutes from the city and 10 minutes from where I live. It's basically the real Chinatown of Queensland - the original China Town in the CBD is pretty much dead and has been taken over by regular bars. Sunnybank is pretty good.

#31 Posted by Time_Lord (713 posts) -

@RPGee: I am form wellington in NZ I swear it rains 5 out of 7 days for the few months lol