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zakuro Jan 23rd 2010 5:36 pm

Wagga wagga or Orange?
 
Just got two job offers from Wagga and Orange. Still looking for more info about these two places before I make a decision. They seem to have similar population, weather, lifestyle?, and take about the same time to the metro area. If I need to travel pretty often to Sydney, prefer a place with better scenery and energetic lifestyle, which one should I choose? I heard that wagga is the biggest inner city in NSW, but strangely I found much less rental info online for this area than for Orange...

Any input would be greatly appreciated!!!

wanderingwombat Jan 23rd 2010 10:24 pm

Re: Wagga wagga or Orange?
 

Originally Posted by zakuro (Post 8275721)
Just got two job offers from Wagga and Orange. Still looking for more info about these two places before I make a decision. They seem to have similar population, weather, lifestyle?, and take about the same time to the metro area. If I need to travel pretty often to Sydney, prefer a place with better scenery and energetic lifestyle, which one should I choose? I heard that wagga is the biggest inner city in NSW, but strangely I found much less rental info online for this area than for Orange...

Any input would be greatly appreciated!!!

Wagga would be my choice but it's not handy to Sydney.
Wagga is about 25000 larger in population

Energetic? that would be Sydney:D

WW

mohogony Jan 23rd 2010 10:38 pm

Re: Wagga wagga or Orange?
 

Originally Posted by wanderingwombat (Post 8276252)
Wagga would be my choice but it's not handy to Sydney.
Wagga is about 25000 larger in population

Energetic? that would be Sydney:D

WW

Never been to either place but l've heard Wagga Wagga suposed to be a nice place if you living in the country,

zakuro Jan 24th 2010 5:31 am

Re: Wagga wagga or Orange?
 
Thanks for your kind reply!
I've heard that there's a railway directly connecting wagga and sydney, but not sure how long it takes for the distance. How's weather like in wagga? Is there any water restriction in the area?

wanderingwombat Jan 24th 2010 5:35 am

Re: Wagga wagga or Orange?
 

Originally Posted by zakuro (Post 8276738)
Thanks for your kind reply!
I've heard that there's a railway directly connecting wagga and sydney, but not sure how long it takes for the distance. How's weather like in wagga? Is there any water restriction in the area?

Check NSW railways for travel times.

It was in the 40's a week or so ago (same weather pattern that hit Adelaide). Winter can be down to morning frosts.

Water restrictions are in place from memory but not severe ones

WW

TiddlyPom Jan 24th 2010 7:56 am

Re: Wagga wagga or Orange?
 

Originally Posted by zakuro (Post 8276738)
Thanks for your kind reply!
I've heard that there's a railway directly connecting wagga and sydney, but not sure how long it takes for the distance. How's weather like in wagga? Is there any water restriction in the area?

Water restrictions exist all over NSW.

http://www.sydneywater.com.au/Water4Life/WaterWise/

The XPT does Sydney and back to Wagga twice a day but many people fly if they do the trip.

Out of 'switched on towns' I'd go for Orange every time.

Babycoach Jan 24th 2010 10:27 am

Re: Wagga wagga or Orange?
 
Neither are switched on!!! what line of work are you in and have you thought about Queensland? less expensive then NSW and better even temps around 30 celsiius - fantastic beaches and train or drive to many different places, mountains/sunshine coast, byron bay, brisbane etc

Babycoach Jan 24th 2010 10:29 am

Re: Wagga wagga or Orange?
 
Sorry to all our country mates but wagga and Orange - energetic!!! only if you are over 75

Babycoach Jan 24th 2010 10:31 am

Re: Wagga wagga or Orange?
 
Plus its about a 5 hour drive from Wags to Sydney and then 5 more to find a park lol!

BadgeIsBack Jan 24th 2010 11:15 am

Re: Wagga wagga or Orange?
 

Originally Posted by Babycoach (Post 8277052)
Plus its about a 5 hour drive from Wags to Sydney and then 5 more to find a park lol!

I was very impressed with Wagga. It seemed quite advanced for a country town - it is a regional centre.

Lot of money out there...I know a family 50k away less than an hour's drive...

Canberra is not too far away.

mulben Jan 24th 2010 1:55 pm

Re: Wagga wagga or Orange?
 

Originally Posted by zakuro (Post 8275721)
Just got two job offers from Wagga and Orange. Still looking for more info about these two places before I make a decision. They seem to have similar population, weather, lifestyle?, and take about the same time to the metro area. If I need to travel pretty often to Sydney, prefer a place with better scenery and energetic lifestyle, which one should I choose? I heard that wagga is the biggest inner city in NSW, but strangely I found much less rental info online for this area than for Orange...

Any input would be greatly appreciated!!!

Wagga is warmer than Orange
Flights connect to Sydney and Melbourne
http://www.rex.com.au/#
Has a Defence facility nearby which creates a lot of employment
Very good Private and Public Hospitals with Specialists
Scenery wise- Orange is closer to the Hunter River Valley and old gold mining towns.
Wagga is at the edge of the western plains but up round Temora or Cootamundra their are lots of little towns with quaint pubs

NELBHOY Jan 24th 2010 6:46 pm

Re: Wagga wagga or Orange?
 
Been to both & definetely side with Orange. Whilst checking in at Sydney a few years back before flying to Wagga, the security guy looked at our boarding pass after hearing our accent(scots) & kindly whispered in my ear "what the **** are you going there for mate?".
Nuff said:D

Babycoach Jan 24th 2010 11:03 pm

Re: Wagga wagga or Orange?
 
Sorry but I have to keep going back to energetic!!!
I am half a century old and would not go to either for an energy boost!!!:rofl:

zakuro Jan 25th 2010 4:52 am

Re: Wagga wagga or Orange?
 
Thanks for the kind replies! Now i find it even harder to make a decision...
Praying for a third offer...

TiddlyPom Jan 25th 2010 5:59 am

Re: Wagga wagga or Orange?
 

Originally Posted by Babycoach (Post 8277041)
Neither are switched on!!!


Well that's your opinion...

I'd choose Orange, but then I like it. It's got big city thoughts with country town appeal.


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