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Discussion in 'Brisbane & South East QLD' started by judyq, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. judyq

    judyq New Member

    Hi to all. We continue with our exciting but stressful dilemma about where to go. Were originally looking at western australia but now feel it is not for us and are looking back at our original places, especially the sunshine coast.
    Was wondering if anyone is in the Caloundra region ? Are there any area's to be avoided? Any particularly nice area's ?
    It looks lovely on the net and quite near Kawana Waters where my partner Ann-Marie may have a job opportunity so trying to narrow it down a little!
    We have three children and are not city people and schools are an issue.But as an 'alternative' family would not want to go anywhere too small where we may encounter prejudice.
    Any help or information greatly appreciated. Are there any meet up's round there also? Hoping to come and have a proper look in April if we don't sell the house by then!

  2. srp

    srp No longer active member


    I do not think you will encounter prejudice in Australia, I have found that they are far more "Tolerant" ( bad choice of word, But you know what I mean) they do not normally take any notice of peoples colour,race,religion or lifestyle.

    IF you do not get a suitable answer from here you could try our parent site Pomsinoz

    Good luck with your decision making journey.
  3. tcj

    tcj New Member

    We are going to Mooloolaba

    Hi, just got back from our final recce prior to moving early next year - we have our visa!! Anyway we have settled on Mooloolaba - same goes for Caloundra - great place to live, fantastic range of schools and like you we have three kids. Forget prejudice it doesn't exist - we just love the 'everyone is the same' way of life and concentrating on enjoying the coast rather tahn worrying about what others have or don't!
    Seems to have a good range of jobs and there is plenty to do so would recommend it highly. Anything further just drop me a line, good luck,:smile:
  4. judyq

    judyq New Member

    Hi tcj...what a great positive post thank you so much! I am so glad you liked it! Just a few questions....why did you choose Mooloolaba ? We have just sort of chosen Caloundra because it looks a bit cheaper but is in the same area. My o.h needs to be near Kawana waters for a job possibility.
    Did you get a look at the schools? How old are your children? Ours are 8,5 and 2.
    Thanks again for such a great post...we also have our visa and are hoping to head out in April!
  5. tcj

    tcj New Member

    We were going to Noosa but came accross Mooloolaba and it fitted better for us - great schools, hills, great shops , restaurants and the miles of beach! Kids are 15, 13 and 7 and we felt it had a bit more for the kids as they got older - plus it is v close to Brisbane. KR tcj
  6. judyq

    judyq New Member

    Thanks1 may i ask where you stayed ?looking at holiday accommodation for the first few months!
    Sounds ideal, are the kids excited? I have to say ours were very anti when we were talking Perth but are much happier now as we did a reccie earlier this year to the gold coast so they feel a bit more in control!
  7. tcj

    tcj New Member

    We stayed at the Tropicana Apartments, Alexandra Headland in Mooloolaba but then we hired a campervan and stayed in just some brilliant campsites up teh coast - I know you can't do this for long with three kids and school etc but is a great way to see the place. Our kids happy but with a degree of worry - change! We just need to move and they will be fine. There is tons there for kids.

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