2Saffers2Kiwis Posted September 17, 2010 Report Share Posted September 17, 2010 Hi everyone! My husband and I moved from Joburg to Auckland (New Zealand) 5 years ago to get away from the crime/bad service/etc. Since then we have had two kids (both Kiwis). Leaving South Africa was definitely the best thing we ever did and New Zealand is a great country.... BUT we are incredibly sick of this rainy weather. It feels like it has been raining non-stop since Autumn started and it gets really depressing. We are getting our New Zealand citizenship next year and are seriously thinking of moving to Australia in 2012. We have looked at all the main cities and so far Adelaide is the most appealing - it seems like a nice place to raise kids, close to the beach, not too rainy in winter, lower house prices etc. But obviously we still have our doubts as it is such a life-changing decision. I have a few questions and would really appreciate any input from anyone already living in Adelaide When you arrived in Adelaide, where did you stay while you waited for your stuff to be shipped over? (one of my big worries) I have read in summer it can get up to 40 degrees â€“ is it just a few days or is the majority of the summer that hot?What are the best and worst parts about living in Adelaide?What are the best suburbs (especially for kids)?Are the beaches good places for kids to play? In Auckland the beaches mostly consist of shells/stones so not exactly a fun place to build sandcastles etc. Are there places where you can buy South African food? Any restaurants similar to Spur or Wimpy?In Auckland there are a lot of shops where you can buy biltong, droewors, boerewors and tons of other South African products. You can also buy South African alcohol (Hunters dry/Amarula/etc) at a lot of bottle stores. They don't have restaurants like Spur/Wimpy here. There is one restaurant run by South Africans with SA-style food but it is almost an hours drive from us. One thing that annoyed the heck out of me was not being able to find any â€˜properâ€™ ice-cream sundaes (especially when I was pregnant and craving one for months!)â€“ after 3 years we found a great little place (run by South Africans) that sells sundaes and waffles â€“ yum! So am a bit reluctant to give those things up Thanks in advance for any help! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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