Best place to live for me?

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21. Posted by grasshoppa (Full Member 202 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Is Adelaide really the arts capital of Oz... i Could of sworn Melbourne is.

Perth is a fantastic city aswell

22. Posted by carosterns (Full Member 159 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

If we going to confuse dianeS with options. Brisbane is fabulous as well.

23. Posted by Loulabella (Budding Member 37 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Brisbane has no beach (wynnum is NOT a beach) and pretty terrible public transport and i don't think it has a real lot of art culture - more just car and drinking culture, not something to travel from the other side of the world for. I only live here coz it is warm and cheap.

24. Posted by carosterns (Full Member 159 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Gotta admitt, I haven't lived in Brisbane for nearly 20 years - maybe that is why. Moving back home to Oz next year and was thinking about going home to Brisbane. Thanks Slaker, you have just convinced me I should be returning to Sydney.

25. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I agree with Melbourne. I studied abroad there and loved every minute of it. Transportation is easy and it is a fantastic city. Another farther place to consider is Perth/Fremantle. I loved here as well and they have great beaches. It is a bit isolated though. Wellington in NZ is the best choice as well, sj_mb had it right. I would definately NOT go to Adelaide. It may be the arts capital of OZ but is so boring. I was there on Australia Day and could wait to leave, I only went there to go to Kangaroo Island. Your best overall bets though are Melbourne and Wellington.

26. Posted by dianeS (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Wellington and Melbourne are so far at the top of my list.

Just how windy is it in Wellington? I have this thing where my inner ears really hurt when it's windy...

27. Posted by blitz (Budding Member 47 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Currently living in Brunswick, Melbourne, and everything is very close. Trams and trains provide long distance travel, but it is near the heart of the coffee culture centre.. other suburbs in the vicinity are Carlton, Fitzroy. There are several streets around this area (lygon, brunswick st, johnson, sydney rd) that have an abundance of venues to shop, eat or be entertained. These areas are north of the CBD and easy access to the airport (30mins drive away)
My suggestion :)

28. Posted by Loulabella (Budding Member 37 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Melbourne is really fun but it is also an extremely ugly city

29. Posted by panayiota (Budding Member 16 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

i'm actually really excited by this question because i am leaving for NZ in two weeks and planned on staying in auckland. now i think i will go to wellington instead!!!

anybody know of the entertainment industry down there? is more work available as an actress in wellington or auckland or ?? maybe i'll get some acting work while i'm there!

can't wait to be there!!!!


30. Posted by sj_mb (Budding Member 20 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Back to DianeS's question about how windy it "really" is in Wellington .... I didn't grow up there and moved to Wellington thinking there would be gale force winds all day every day. It really isn't that bad! If you are used to no breeze at all, it's probably more noticable but truly, it's not windy all the time but it IS right on the water and it CAN be cold and blustery.

Don't let that put you off though, it is still better than a Nor'Wester in Canterbury ;) And Wellington's good points make up for it anyway :)

Re the entertainment industry .. depends on what you're into I suppose. If you want to start off in amateur theatre for example, Wellington would be great. There's a lot to SEE in Wellington too. A lot of people start out in Wellington and inevitably move to Auckland where Shortland Street is produced ;)

New Zealand is a pretty small country .. why don't you check out Wellington AND Auckland (and possibly Christchurch too?) and decide once you're there??