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    Cooma is close to the snow (1 hour trip) so areas around there. I know a few alternative life stylers that liked Adaminaby (scuse spelling). Jindabyne is closer but prices are for tourists. And Cooma is close to Bega/Tathra - lovely beaches and food. There's lots of places in the snow country on both the NSW and Vic side. Ovens Valley is beautiful too.

    But NZ has more snow. My fav snowy place around there was Wannaka. But I don't like being cold all the time - I liked Canberra - it snowed there too occasionally. In NZ my fav places were around Bay of Islands and up north - but it's warm there. No snow. You could grow anything there, handy to Auckland if you needed anything. Auckland thinks it's Sydney but it's more like Adelaide or Perth. Not as well off as most of Perth seems to be now.

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    Hyacinth: are you joking? there are NO snakes in New Zealand, to suggest so is just ludacris. Lived there all my life except for the last 18 months i've been here, never seen a snake in my life until moving here. I know of the Yellow bellied sea snake visiting the coasts but it's very rare & they cannot penetrate human skin, Quick google search should sort your head out. There are the White tail & Red back spider, bites from these spiders are extremely rare (me nor anybody i know has ever been bitten by one) and only adult females have the ability to bite.
    Dangerous spiders | Ministry of Health
    Natural History Questions - Auckland Museum New Zealand

    There are also NO paralysis ticks, i spent my entire life living on farmland in the small town of Te Kuiti (also known as the shearing capital of the world!) whilst the common cattle/bush tick is around, there is no paralysis ticks or heart worms.

    It's freaking cold during spring, autumn & winter lol & the price of food, power & gas are astronomical compared to Aus (hence why i live here now) but if i won the lotto i'll be on a one way trip home baby!

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    Head to Canada!!! It snows there all the time, if I had the moola, that would be my first choice to travel...

    I would love to go to Tassie!! Stick with that decision lol. Good on you for making such a huge decision, moving to new locations are fun!!! Good luck with it, and I always got along better with my family when I was 2000km away from them lol. I now live about 20 mins from my mum, and I still don't visit all that often!!

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    Come to Launceston, I'll show you the sights

    Seriously though, I couldn't imagine living anywhere but here, it's such a nice lazy place and the state as a whole is just so pretty.
    Yes we do have snakes, but growing up we lived next to the bush and I saw maybe 4 or 5 in over 20 years.
    Never seen a tick in my life.

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    The climate would kill any Australian snake once it left the container, its rare anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    Come to Launceston, I'll show you the sights

    Seriously though, I couldn't imagine living anywhere but here, it's such a nice lazy place and the state as a whole is just so pretty.
    Yes we do have snakes, but growing up we lived next to the bush and I saw maybe 4 or 5 in over 20 years.
    Never seen a tick in my life.
    what is employment like crested? Personally I have always loved the Tasmanian environment
    Pets are forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    what is employment like crested? Personally I have always loved the Tasmanian environment
    Depends on the industry. Nurses, teachers etc you are pretty much guaranteed a job, but things like retail can be harder unless you are a junior and don't mind working at McDonalds.
    I don't have any qualifications outside of retail and have been finding it tough, but a friend of mine who is an RN just had to turn down 2 positions and my dad was approached to come work as a carer because they desperately needed workers.

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    Yes as a Nurse there is always work.....I never have any problems, Hubby is in the Building trade. We were told it was no too good. here it has been too busy LOL
    Pets are forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenriz View Post
    The climate would kill any Australian snake once it left the container, its rare anyway.
    i'm assuming you're talking about snakes in NZ? i would have thought any snake that can survive in tasmania(of which there are three - tiger, copperhead and whipsnake) would do ok in some parts of NZ?

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    Well according to this article Snake: Snakes: Animal Planet snakes can live on any continent in the world except Antartica - but NZ, Ireland & Iceland are all snake free. So snakes could live quite happily in New Zealand, but there are no reports of snakes living in the NZ.

    I know NZ customs are notorious and their are heavy penalties for those who decide to bring anything into the country that can cause harm to native fauna and wildlife. I once bought a weaving back (made of flax) and my built in lock on my suitcase decided to jam. I gave Australian customs my permission to break open the suitcase, they tried for 20mins but could not open. They gave me the go ahead to enter the country without looking at the product!

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