When tourists visit Australia, they head for Sydney or the Great Barrier Reef, maybe to the Outback. But choosing where to live in Australia is far different from where to visit. The most popular expat destinations in Australia are all among these six.
Every few years, Mercer Consulting releases a study showing the comparative cost of living in various cities around the world. Here’s how Australia’s major expat destinations ranked, along with sample prices of everyday items.
Spend even a brief time on a bus, train, or tram and you’ll truly appreciate the variety in the Australian dialect. Read on for a quick but thorough introduction to Australian phrases, rhyming slang, and Strine, the “ocker” accent and vocabulary.
Making the move abroad is filled with practical hurdles, like finding a place to live and to work, but what about making friends, becoming part of the community, thriving in your new home? From Japan to Mexico, here are the thoughts and experiences of five women on making the cultural transition to living abroad.
The Manly Ferry is a perfect way to get out on the water, see the islands, appreciate the view across the opera house and the bridge from the water, take in the mind-blowingly beautiful real estate along the coast, and sit back and enjoy being out on the harbor for a fraction of the price of a harbor cruise. And as a bonus, you get to go to Manly.
Recreation on Hamilton Island is weighted heavily toward sailing and boating, since the area is so great for it, but you’ll also find a plethora of other activities from the usual vacation pursuits such as walking tours or a round of golf, and some not-so-usual pursuits such as art classes, and Go-Kart racing.
Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island of the Whitsundays, and when you first arrive, you may feel like you’re in a relatively large town. But, besides some rather gorgeous private holiday residences, this is pretty much a giant resort. Learn about the ins and outs of staying here, along with information a few key locations and getting around.