I should preface this article by saying that unfortunately the crystal ball to tell us how Sydney house prices will weather the next 12 months has not yet been discovered. So, if you are looking for someone to tell you this with certainty – keep looking – and tell me if you find that magic […]
Here at Getting Down Under HQ we frequently get emailed by various folks and organisations that are looking for our help in promoting their products and services to the many visitors and subscribers who visit our site. As many of these services aren’t particularly appropriate (or simply smell like a bit of a scam) then […]
I think it’s pretty safe to say that as your reading this you’re considering a move (or have already made the move) Down Under. When we moved to Australia one of the main things that drove us here was the better lifestyle we saw Australia giving our family. When you think about it though, what […]
One of the things that really attracted us to Australia was the lifestyle. Now we have finally made our way out to Oz I thought I’d create a new Australian Lifestyle category to which I can assign posts where I write about many of the great things we’ve done during our time in Australia. I […]
Tasmania is Australia’s island state, separated from the mainland by the 240 kilometre expanse of Bass Strait. A land of wild and beautiful landscapes, Tasmania boasts a comfortable temperate climate, quality wine and food, rich history and a leisurely, relaxed lifestyle. Tasmania is home to one of the world’s 10 best beaches (Wineglass Bay), the […]
Australia, according to the 2005 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, is the best place in the world to live in! That is probably why the application for migration to Australia annually is extremely competitive as many people dream of starting a new life down under. There are numerous factors attracting people to live in Australia – […]
Tourist attractions in and around Perth Weeks or even months can pass in Perth without substantial rainfall. One of its main attractions are its beaches, located along the city’s coastal suburbs. Perth’s beaches are not as developed as becahes in other Australian cities. Perth City The centre of Perth is located on the northern bank […]
Perth Sports Perth is very conducive to an outdoors lifestyle, and this is reflected in the wide variety of sports available to citizens of the city. Perth was host to the 1962 Commonwealth Games and also the 1987 America’s Cup defence (based at Fremantle). Australian Rules Football is a popular spectator sport in Perth, with […]
Well, we have made contact with a couple of estate agent and have arranged to have the house valued this weekend. We have no idea how much the house is worth but the outcome is going to be really important. Ultimately and ‘worst case’ scenario; any equity we can get out of our house will […]
Perhaps the UK government is scared of loosing to many of its citizens to the Aussie lifestyle ;) I remember seeing these ads on the news when we went on our Rekkie to Perth (what seems all of a lifetime ago now). But alas, the country that gave the world such risque comic acts as […]
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Brrrrrrrrr. Oh I’m so happy to be back in the good old UK (insert tones of sarcasm here). The trip back was pretty uneventful. Our little boy slept during the Singapore to London Leg of the trip for just over 8 hours so this made the 13-hour journey a little more bearable for all of […]
Oh well, here we are. Almost three weeks on and we’ll be leaving the beutiful country of Australia to travel back to the UK tomorrow afternoon at 4pm Aussie time. Well probably spend our last day at Kings Park before heading back home to watch the sunset at about 7pm. Then it’ll be time to […]
Ok, blatant sweeping statement but the jet lag over the last couple of days has meant I’ve had insight into the world of the folks who wake up and get going before 8am. Well actually. Lets go for 5am! Over here in Perth its just starting to get nice and light at 5am and renting […]