Entering Australia



  • As long as you're not coming here by boat.
     
    :think:
     
    Although maybe that's a good way to get home cheaply - get a bit of fake tan, paddle out a few km on a raft, then hope they send you to the Cambodian offshore holding facility. Then its a shorter flight home, right? 🙂



  • As long as you're not coming here by boat.
     
    :think:
     
    Although maybe that's a good way to get home cheaply - get a bit of fake tan, paddle out a few km on a raft, then hope they send you to the Cambodian offshore holding facility. Then its a shorter flight home, right? 🙂

    I just made a joke in my head after realising you weren't talking about the original convicts arriving by boat. I thought you were taking the mickey out of yourself at first! 🙂



  • Senility is a problem for people your age 😉



  • I'm 99% sure of this (then again my recent history with rugby laws has me doubting myself...) but it's ok for NZ passport holders to enter Australia on a one way ticket isn't it?
     
    Gunna stay a while and can't be arsed getting a return, and I'm a tightarse
     
    Ok to rock up with a one way ticket yes?
     
    I been outta civilization for a long time noe

    If it wasn't ok Bondi Beach wouldn't even exist.



  • If it wasn't ok Bondi Beach wouldn't even exist.

    The Bondi myth, it's full of Poms treating it like an ashtray, toilet and rubbish dump.



  • The Bondi myth, it's full of Poms treating it like an ashtray, toilet and rubbish dump.

    Heaps of kiwis there when I lived in Sydney in 2003 but then again there was heaps of Poms everywhere there. The bandwagoners who wouldn't have known a prop from a first five getting into the rugby were pretty hard to deal with which made it easy for me to support Oz in the final that year.



  • It was so full of Irish when I lived there they called it county Bondi , I don't remember there being a hell of a lot of kiwis there.



  • Australia is pretty fat, so I'd make sure none of your mates see you.



  • Speaking of Bondi, Bondi Tony's do great burgers, they remind me of the burgers you used to get as a kid back home.
     
    Lots of Poms and Irish eat there though. 😉



  • Better than the GT's 5 fish burger in Palmy????



  • Better than the GT's 5 fish burger in Palmy????

    I haven't been to Bondi Tony's drunk so can't really compare!



  • I'm 99% sure of this (then again my recent history with rugby laws has me doubting myself...) but it's ok for NZ passport holders to enter Australia on a one way ticket isn't it?
    Gunna stay a while and can't be arsed getting a return, and I'm a tightarse
    Ok to rock up with a one way ticket yes?
    I been outta civilization for a long time noe

    As above, yes - also it doesn't matter how long your NZ passport is valid for, as long as it's valid.



  • Bondi had heaps of kiwis during the 90s. Places like Randwick and Waverley also had decent Maori communities.
    It seemed though that many of the kiwis have moved from Bondi over the years to the north shore or out to the burbs.



  • Waverley Rugby Club started the Taki Toa annual challenge



  • As above, yes - also it doesn't matter how long your NZ passport is valid for, as long as it's valid.

    Yeah, last year I had less than a month left on passport and was heading over to NZ and the Cooks. I didn't check my passport so only knew I was cutting it close when leaving Sydney. I spoke with the customs or immigration help person and they said as long as your passport is valid (so any day before its expiry day) the day you step foot on Australian soil you're all good.

    Bondi had heaps of kiwis during the 90s. Places like Randwick and Waverley also had decent Maori communities.It seemed though that many of the kiwis have moved from Bondi over the years to the north shore or out to the burbs.

    Yeah, chased out by all the Poms and Irish.   😉



  • Yeah I lived in Bronte and the bra in 03, County Bondi was definitely alive and well back then, plenty of poms too.



  • Bondi had heaps of kiwis during the 90s. Places like Randwick and Waverley also had decent Maori communities.
    It seemed though that many of the kiwis have moved from Bondi over the years to the north shore or out to the burbs.

    Priced out. Only gap year students from the wealthy poms can afford anything in Bondi now.
     
    If there's one thing I don't understand about Sydney, it's those that choose to live in the McMansion suburbs like Kellyville.  I have friends that live there, who we have stayed with a few times.
     
    I get that of course not all people can afford to be more central, but if I had to live out there, I'd rather live somewhere else all together.


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