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just cant decide gold coast or perth???????

Old Jul 4th 2008, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by RenShen View Post
Whats the best way to annoy somebody living on the Gold Coast? Assume its all Surfers Paradise and liken it to a tacky resort like Blackpool

We stayed on the Gold Coast (Helensvale) last year and used it as our base for a month in between visiting Cairns and Sydney. We went into Surfers (30 min drive so hardly close) twice and I have to say I thought it was lovely. Not somewhere that I would choose to live in or particularly close to but a great place to have as an option for a day/night out. Having been to Rhyl (N.Wales) a couple of weeks ago I can tell you that Surfers is an infinately higher class of "tack" and one that I think most people could live with !! Its clean and much more spacious than any UK resort you could think of as a comparison. Yes, it has highrise buildings but a lot of them are lovely to look at, not the hideous square grey blocks that you get in somewhere like Benidorm. And don't forget the main reason that the resort has grown, the fabulous beach.

As I have said, we were there for a month and only went to Surfers twice. So I can assure you there is PLENTY of other stuff to see and do, and we hardly scratched the surface. Please don't anybody be put off by what you think Surfers may be like. Either go and see for yourself or read the hundreds of posts on here that show all the other things that the Gold Coast has to offer.

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So true and i'm glad someone mentioned this!

If Blackpool was as pretty and modern as Surfers i'd have been going there every year on my holidays in the UK!! There is no comparison at all!!

We live near the hinterland at the mo and chose not to live in the surrounding suburbs, however, i love the fact that at the weekend we can drive down in the day/night and see some spectacular buildings and modern sceneries at night its FAB! and in the day its beautiful with the blue sky in the back ground!

I'm no Surfer.p- holic but i love living near somewhere that gives a vibrant nightlife and a buzzing place to go whatever time of the day!!

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Old Jul 4th 2008, 10:32 am
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just some pics here that show how alike Blackpool it is
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Originally Posted by sammyg View Post
just some pics here that show how alike Blackpool it is
some more piccies of "blackpool"
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Old Jul 4th 2008, 10:39 am
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very nice stevo!

Now, can anyone put any pics of Blackpool on, so we can spot the difference
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Old Jul 4th 2008, 10:47 am
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Originally Posted by sammyg View Post
just some pics here that show how alike Blackpool it is
Are they supposed to make me like Surfers or put me off it?
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Old Jul 4th 2008, 10:54 am
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Its got nothing on littleover has it
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just some pics here that show how alike Blackpool it is
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No, i don't want to convince people to come to the Gold Coast. They can make their own mind up!
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Its got nothing on littleover has it
No it bloody hasn't!! I mean where's jee-ja-jees
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Good point !
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No it bloody hasn't!! I mean where's jee-ja-jees
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Default Re: just cant decide gold coast or perth???????

Originally Posted by porter555 View Post
hi im a 27yr old electrician and cant wait to move to oz.ive been told that i will have no problem finding work but cant decide on the gold coast or perth?? im married have no kids and want to be quite near to the beach.i dont want to be out in the sticks but inner city life isnt really me either...please any suggestions welcome:curse:
Hi,

My advice is, do not go to Perth if you are in your 20's, big mistake! Being completely honest, it IS the most boring place on earth!!!! Is good for retirees! Sorry to be blunt, but I would like to stop someone else making the same mistake I did,GO TO THE GOLD COAST!
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Hi,

My advice is, do not go to Perth if you are in your 20's, big mistake! Being completely honest, it IS the most boring place on earth!!!! Is good for retirees! Sorry to be blunt, but I would like to stop someone else making the same mistake I did,GO TO THE GOLD COAST!
Perth is lovely and pretty and not to hectic but it costs a fortune to visit anywhere else in Australia and if you decide you dont like it and want to move over the East coast relocation would be soooo expensive, Gold Coast is good if you like fun, touristy things, people, night life, theme parks etc you got the choice of popping on a plane and visiting the 'Whitsunday Islands" (Paradise) Depends what you are looking for in life ... you got it all in Australia.
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Why either only the gold Coast and Perth, is it because that where most Brits seem to immigrate to these days, theres millions other places you could live in OZ. l'd probably choose the gold coast, Perth , although it has a nice climate and beaches ,its just a small city in the middle of nowhere surrounded by thousands of miles of nothingness. Drive outside the gold coast, you got Brisbane, rain forests, nice countryside, mountains ,tropical islands, not too far to Sydney, rest of the country as Perth.

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Originally Posted by porter555 View Post
hi im a 27yr old electrician and cant wait to move to oz.ive been told that i will have no problem finding work but cant decide on the gold coast or perth?? im married have no kids and want to be quite near to the beach.i dont want to be out in the sticks but inner city life isnt really me either...please any suggestions welcome:curse:
hi porter555,

first, i should say that I have never been to Perth before, so I'm probably not giving a balanced view.

I would go for the gold coast if I were you. You say that you "want to be quite near to the beach.i dont want to be out in the sticks but inner city life isnt really me either." I reckon that the gold coast fits this description pretty well.
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Originally Posted by claire doyle View Post
Perth is lovely and pretty and not to hectic but it costs a fortune to visit anywhere else in Australia and if you decide you dont like it and want to move over the East coast relocation would be soooo expensive, Gold Coast is good if you like fun, touristy things, people, night life, theme parks etc you got the choice of popping on a plane and visiting the 'Whitsunday Islands" (Paradise) Depends what you are looking for in life ... you got it all in Australia.
Not all the gold cast is touristy at all!! We live in a central area which is very quiet and is very much the norm here...

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hi porter555,

first, i should say that I have never been to Perth before, so I'm probably not giving a balanced view.

I would go for the gold coast if I were you. You say that you "want to be quite near to the beach.i dont want to be out in the sticks but inner city life isnt really me either." I reckon that the gold coast fits this description pretty well.
So do I. And as previously said its a lot closer to places worth exploring...
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