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Old 12-27-2013, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Canada
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Hi…I am moving to Australia for a year, but am not sure which city i should go to, however, I am considering Brisbane, Perth or Melbourne. I would like some recommendation thank you :-)
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:52 PM
 
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Brisbane - small enough to still bump into people you know. Great climate, more than enough nightlife and not as expensive as the other two cities.
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Old 12-28-2013, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia
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Anywhere in the eastern states!
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:47 AM
 
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I find the weather in Melbourne AWFUL in the winter. It gives me a constant depression.
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Do the research, know what you want in a city. Then come back here and ask about the nitty gritty, the stuff you can't find out in wikipedia.etc.
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:33 PM
 
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I find the weather in Melbourne AWFUL in the winter. It gives me a constant depression.
Coming from montreal, winter in Melbourne would be warm for a Canuck. Lol.
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne winter really ain't that bad. There's actually quite a bit of sun interspersed, some winters are sunnier than others. By American standards it's mild, no colder than San Francisco or Austin, Texas.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:39 PM
 
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For me, it's actually more to do with the cloudiness/darkness of the sky than the temperature.
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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For me, it's actually more to do with the cloudiness/darkness of the sky than the temperature.
It's a bit gloomy but nothing like Europe or parts of the US. Or say New Zealand.
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:46 PM
 
Location: NSW
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For me, it's actually more to do with the cloudiness/darkness of the sky than the temperature.
I agree, having been down there for a week in July, temps barely rose above the low teens and sometimes the sun did not appear above the fog until nearly lunch time.
The people though looked like they were in Europe, scarves jackets etc, so they were prepared for it.
On the original subject, Perth or Brisbane would be the pick, probably overall Brisbane for a well rounded Aus experience, although Perth did have an active nightlife when I was there in the mid 90s and has grown considerably since then - unfortunately the flip side has been the increased cost of living since those halcyon days.
Brisbane though is closer to other international tourist destinations, including the Gold Coast and FNQ - ie the Great Barrier Reef etc.
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