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Old Sep 5th 2008, 9:26 pm
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My company has offered 6 weeks temp accomadation when we arrive.
Either Kangaroo point or fortitude valley,Any plus or minuss points on areas
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Old Sep 5th 2008, 11:56 pm
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Dont know Kangaroo point but we were put up in Fortitude Valley. 10 mins walk from the centre of Brisbane. It is close to nightlife and restaurants, chinatown on the doorstep. Train station on the doorstep and all the car hire companies are based there.

Both suburbs are seperated by the story bridge so either side of the river.

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I've been offered Kangaroo Point too - it looks nice!

When are you going? If I get there before you I'll let ya know what it's like
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Kangaroo point in quieter, but easy to get the ferry across to the CBD. You also get great views of the river and Brisbane. The Story Apts look very stylish - http://www.storyapartments.com.au/
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Default Re: Story Apts,Kangaroo point.

although i prefer kangaroo point those apartments are on the busy main road so if you get a low level you will have a lot of noise. the tunnel works are also in full swing on that stretch so congestion is pretty bad as well although if catching the ferry not so much a problem.

there are lots of apartments in kangaroo point though so plenty of quieter options.
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agreed, there are lots of nicer places to stay in kangaroo point. What is the name of the apartments that are being offered to you in fortitude valley?

Kangaroo pt and fortitude valley are both great places, but exactly where you are staying does make a lot of difference...dugongs is right about the road noise and there isn't really much within walking distance of that apartment.
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Originally Posted by Deptford-Boy View Post
My company has offered 6 weeks temp accomadation when we arrive.
Either Kangaroo point or fortitude valley,Any plus or minuss points on areas
Yup those apartments are right on Shafston Avenue offering peak hour gridlock and as other have said extensive views of roadworks for the forseeable future. One plus is they are about 10min walk from the Story Bridge Hotel which is one of the best pubs in Brisbane. Kanagroo Point is quite student orientated although probably not this apartment complex.

Find out about the Valley apartments on offer - there are some places to avoid there too!
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valley apts are called fv4006 ???.
I`m having med`s friday and being told we should have visa`s by end of the month,so should be in brisbane by end of oct to mid nov.
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where will your office be?

I'd go for the valley ones if I were you. There's a good indian restaurant underneath you. Lots of bars and restaurants within a 5min walk too. Bottle shop 100m away. Cinema at James street is 5mins walk. Plus, you are only a 20-25min walk from the city centre...you couldn't walk to the city from the story apartments.

Downsides are that these apartments are on a busy road too (brunswick street) but it isn't as busy as shafston avenue. Plus, the Valley has lots of bars and nightclubs and gets very busy / noisy on friday and Saturday nights.
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Originally Posted by Deptford-Boy View Post
valley apts are called fv4006 ???.
I`m having med`s friday and being told we should have visa`s by end of the month,so should be in brisbane by end of oct to mid nov.
ps - October / November is a great time of year over here. Hope you enjoy it !
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