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Post Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 11:28 am

Hi.
i'm planning to move, for a job, to cairns at the beginning of the next year..
could you please provide me the more informations you can about the place, the cost of life , the better suburbs to choose the accomodation..etc???...every suggestion is the welcome!
thanks everybody!
mastromarko!!

 

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:42 am

Sorry mate all I can tell you is....bloody hot all year!

 

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:57 am

Beautiful place, lived there for many years. The heat does take a bit of getting use to.

Where to live - The best choices would be the suburbs around the hillsides away from the inner city as well as up the valley where Redlynch is. Also south of the city. Personally I prefer the beach suburbs north of the city (from Trinity Bch northwards), although they can be expensive.

I am now out of touch with real estate prices but I believe everything went crazy during the last 2 years, but when looking for somewhere to live whether buying or renting, two things are essential in my opinion as basic requirements.
1) Air conditioning in the bedrooms - the average summer temperature rarely falls below 33 degrees (that's 96F). (Winter temperatures are fantastic which is why it is a huge tourist destination for Australians from the southern states)
2) Security Screens (secured from the inside) - as well as keeping the bugs etc: out you can then leave your windows open 24/7 which helps to keep things cooler inside too.

Roger.

 

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