Qld'ers tour of Vic

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 12:40
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Why are there so many Vic's migrating to Qld??
We have just completed a 16 day tour of Victoria (our first) and I must say that we found Victoria fantastic. What a wonderful place.
I had it all wrong. With so many Vic's moving north I though it must be a dog of a place .... but no!!! (Maybe every season except summer is totally miserable.)
We met many wonderful people and visited some stunning places.
Couldn't get over the coastal scenery and bays etc...blew us away.
We'll be back as soon as we can.
Well done Victoria!
5500K's through Vic and got flashed by a fixed speed camera in NSW (of course) on the way home to Bris. (We must have missed the 80K sign while looking for directions or signs etc)
Have you noticed that Qld takes the "Every K over is a killer" approach but as soon as you cross into NSW you see the "We'll get you sooner or later" billboards.(And they used to say Qld was the "police state") Oh well!
Cheers
OskarThe real oskar
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Reply By: Flash - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 13:06

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 13:06
Yes, Oskar I agree Vic's a great place to visit.... Try the wineries, the great Alpine Road, the Great Ocean Road, and so much more, it's all great.
but I had to spend the whole of last winter there and I know why they come North in winter...
And as for Victorian "revenue raising" tolls, speed cameras etc.-
don't ask, as the reply may offend.
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Follow Up By: Member - Oskar(Bris) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 17:44

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 17:44
Mate
Didn't have a problem in Vic but we heard all the gripes about the "revenue raising" on the radio while we were down there.
Got booked in NSW
We did the high country, the Great Ocean Road, Echuca, 4WD in The Grampians, Ballarat and the Gippsland coast etc and camped and swum the Murray.
All great stuff.
Cheers
OskarThe real oskar
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff & Jen - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 19:39

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 19:39
Don't knock them, keep them coming, as it is making us all rich with putting airconditioners into their homes LOL. JenLooking forward to the cruise and snooze years.........Retirement
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Reply By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 14:27

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 14:27
Some move north is search of a dream. Most don't find it and move back. The weather over winter is the pits but it's only a few short months and well worth putting up with for what the state has to offer.I may be mad but I'm not crazy
BEAM ME UP SCOTTY

Hooroo
Ray
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 18:45

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 18:45
"...only a few short months..."

Yeah, 11 of them................
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 19:44

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 19:44
LOL another unhappy soul who dreams of moving to QLD. Rest assured Gary you're in a great country no matter where you are.I may be mad but I'm not crazy
BEAM ME UP SCOTTY

Hooroo
Ray
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 23:33

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 23:33
Born and bred Victorian until 30, moved to Qld for 4 yrs, came back to Vic 2 yrs, moved back to Qld 4 yrs, back to Vic for 18 months so far, but planning to go back to Qld sometime this year.....had enough of Melbourne.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 00:21

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 00:21
I hate big cities also, Melb and Syd are shockers. I only lasted 12mths in Melb before I fled.I may be mad but I'm not crazy
BEAM ME UP SCOTTY

Hooroo
Ray
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Reply By: bruce.h (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 15:56

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 15:56
Oskar
the reason the vic's are heading to qld is that no other state will take them lol
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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 18:03

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 18:03
It is such a great place because we are getting rid of all the rubbish and the people left behind are just fabulous - even if I have to say so myself.......
Where in Victoria did you go??
AndrewMy Toy - 2001 Landcruiser 100S Turbo Diesel
"We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing"
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 19:45

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 19:45
Jeez, that's a bit harshI may be mad but I'm not crazy
BEAM ME UP SCOTTY

Hooroo
Ray
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 19:54

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 19:54
Yes - I would have to agree that it was over the top and parochial and completely untrue and outrageous................but.................... I couldn't resist.My Toy - 2001 Landcruiser 100S Turbo Diesel
"We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing"
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 20:41

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 20:41
I seem to frequent Victoria quite a lot and returned yesterday from Anglesea. I concur with you that the state is very scenic and I have found the motorists a hell of a lot more courteous than SA city drivers, especially in Xmas and New Year traffic.

Being aware of the horrific traffic regulations and fines I have worn out the brake pads on the Commodore riding the brakes to maintain 50kmh down hill. The 100kmh speed limit is very tiring but out in Western Victoria it is upgraded to 110.

We had all kinds of weather over the three weeks we were there and it was not considered by us to be swimming weather but the dog got a good run on the beach.

Cheers,
Willem

Always going somewhere
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