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Old Jan 17th 2005, 9:20 pm
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Has anyone every been to Mackay - that's where we are hoping to emigrate to - sister lives there!
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Old Jan 17th 2005, 9:44 pm
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I havent been but hubby was there woth his work a couple months back......we live at Yeppoon which is south of Mackay...just follow the coast down on yer map......was 41 degrees here yesterday and only went down to 29 last night....just a tad sticky
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Old Jan 17th 2005, 10:25 pm
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Thanks - just can't wait it's a dream hopfefully going to come true!! Immigration have taken money from cc (Dec 22nd) so just waiting for the next stage of being told to get medicals and police checks done!!!
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Old Jan 17th 2005, 10:39 pm
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Originally Posted by TWINS2
Has anyone every been to Mackay - that's where we are hoping to emigrate to - sister lives there!

I've been - flew in and out of there when I went to The Whitsundays a year ago. Depends what you like to how much at home you'd be there I think.
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Old Jan 17th 2005, 11:18 pm
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Originally Posted by TWINS2
Has anyone every been to Mackay - that's where we are hoping to emigrate to - sister lives there!
I have lived in Mackay on 2 separate occasions, the frist in 1988-90 and the second in 2001-02.

Nice provincial "city" about 70 or 80,000 people. tropical climate - very humid in summer and generally considerably hotter than the state weather forecasts would have you believe ! typically 29-32 in summer my ar*e. The problem is the weather station is atop My Basset on the beach...a lovely breezy spot....drive down Nebo Road (Bruce Highway) and glower at the huge digital thermometer at the Motel as it hits 40C !!

Nevertheless...winters are superb, the people are really friendly. There are none of the endless suburbs which plague much of coastal Queensland. Its only an hour to the Whitsundays, or to mountainous Eungella National Park.

The beaches are nice, but you'll already be aware of the box jelly problems, compounded since the apparently increasing incidence of Irikandji rendered enclosures useless.

Work may be limited, depending on what you do, but rents and house prices are cheaper than down south. And you can collect coconuts from your own garden...a nice novelty.

Any questions...just ask.
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Old Jan 17th 2005, 11:23 pm
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not quite as much of a hole as rockhampton is.....

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Old Jan 17th 2005, 11:24 pm
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sorry. it's not all bad. it is fairly close to eungella national park

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not quite as much of a hole as rockhampton is.....
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Old Jan 18th 2005, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by TWINS2
Has anyone every been to Mackay - that's where we are hoping to emigrate to - sister lives there!

Hi Mick Here

I returned to the UK from Mackay kicking and screaming in Sept 04 after having a year in Mackay. Cheryl got homesick (I loved it!!) so we came back
. If you have any questions please feel free to PM me and I will do my best to advise!!. Where are you from??
 
Old Jan 18th 2005, 6:02 pm
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yeah me, i' moving out to Mackay on the 21st March
my sister also lives there
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Old Jan 19th 2005, 11:58 am
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Has anyone every been to Mackay - that's where we are hoping to emigrate to - sister lives there!
We had one night there. I don't remember anything about it other than the motel was average and I had the worst Chinese meal of my life there.
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Old Jan 25th 2005, 3:10 pm
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We live in Solihull, West Mids - we are just waiting - had money taken from credit card mid Dec 2004. Hope we'll hear soon so we can go and have our meds and police checks done!!
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Old Jan 25th 2005, 8:34 pm
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yeah me, i' moving out to Mackay on the 21st March
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Let me know how it works out and what it's like!!
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Old Jan 25th 2005, 8:51 pm
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Originally Posted by worzel
We had one night there. I don't remember anything about it other than the motel was average and I had the worst Chinese meal of my life there.
It was probably dog meat they fed you in your meal. :scared:
The dog was probably road kill they picked off the street. :scared:

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