November 1, 2009 at 3:41 am #250292
Hi everyone, we’re just after a bit of information & hope someone can help us.
There’s a distinct chance DH will be getting a job transfer to Brizzy (we are in Perth ATM) and will probably be based in Yatala ( just outside Beenleigh)
We like the look of the Eagle Heights/ Mount Tamborine area and are wanting to know how practical the commute would be. Those roads look a bit like a helter skelter on the map!
We’ve lived in Brizzy for 18 months in 2003/04 but we were Northside in Warner and know nothing about the “other” side (except how to get to IKEA 😆 )
Thanks so much for any info anyone can offer.
Liz & RalfNovember 1, 2009 at 4:16 am #441012
the road up ther isn’t too bad now. it’s the commute to brissie once on the highway that is the problem. such a lovely spot though. we often head up there in summer to escape the heat and to pick up avos from the road stalls. they also have a farmers market up there once a month.good luck with the moveNovember 1, 2009 at 4:31 am #441013
There’s a train station at Coomera though (is it Coomera – my mind may be playing me false, but it begins with a C). So I would drive down the mountain and catch the train, feeling smug because I was reducing my carbon debt.November 1, 2009 at 4:37 am #441014
Thanks guys, he would only be going as far as Yatala most days so once he’s down the hill he’s almost there.
Avocados you say….. now you’ve got me interested,I think we keep avocado farmers in business the amount we get through.November 1, 2009 at 4:39 am #441015
Its a nice creative arty area with a lot of interesting people too. Down on the flat you tend to get the more boring middle-class types. Up there they are a bit more switched on. I reckon cos it’s cooler so they get to think occasionally:lol::lol:November 1, 2009 at 4:52 am #441016
Sounds like our kind of place, thanks guys.November 1, 2009 at 5:19 am #441017
beenleigh station would probably be more convenient. i think it’s less than half an hour to brisbane on the express.yatala would be no problem. snap it up . it’s beautiful up there. “springtime on the mountain” is wonderful -usually held in sept. it is more of a temperate climate so lots of things grow there than will down here. lovely volcanic soil in a lot of parts too.gets a bit touristy on the weekends but a really lovely place. it’s always been a choice between tassie and there for us. i think they have a bit of a cap on the population as well. a few years ago the locals fought off plans to put in sewerage and water as they feared it would create a population explosion. a quick trip to the coast from there as well.November 1, 2009 at 5:51 am #441018
There seem to be a few more enlightened councils in SEQ talking population caps these days. It’s good to see some are finally waking up to the fact you can only fit so many people in one space. Particularly there where water is such a problemNovember 1, 2009 at 7:33 am #441019
Hey Ralf-Liz – what Sue E said about commuting to Brisbane. I wouldn’t do it from further south than Beenleigh because Fwy is a nightmare. Though there are good train / bus links from Beenleigh / Loganholme / Springwood.
But if you don’t have to travel into Brissy itself, it’s a beautiful part of the world. Think there’s someone here on ALS who lives up there already. Think it’s Anon, but not sure.November 1, 2009 at 8:17 am #441020
Those roads look a bit like a helter skelter on the map!
That’s a pretty accurate way to describe the road down the mountain to Yatala. I hate commuting so it’s not a trip I would want to do everyday. Even though it’s not a great distance it is 60km the whole way.
You don’t need to go as far as the M1 to get to Yatala from Mt T, just take the back road onto the old service road.
Tamborine village is quite nice and no hills to contemplate but I don’t think they get much rain there.
Google Canungra and have a look. It is a lovely spot, easy drive to Yatala and much cheaper than Mt T.
If you want acreage Bannockburn, Wolfdene or Logan Village might be the ticket.
It is absolutely beautiful up at Mt Tamborine but just remember you won’t be able to leave your house on weekends because there are too many tourists up there.:lol:November 1, 2009 at 9:42 am #441021
Yep, I’m at Eagle Heights. The commute is no big deal. You get used to the road up and down the mountain and it’s only 10 minutes to the FWY then its 110kmh most of the way to Brissy. It’s about another 15 mins on the Fwy to the Yatala exit. It’s boooooodiful up here 😀November 1, 2009 at 9:46 am #441022
and the outpost cafe at Canungra do the BEST pies;-)
nothing else constructive to add-sorryNovember 2, 2009 at 12:12 am #441023
Thanks to everyone for their input.
sue e , I’m pleased to hear the climate is a bit more temperate up there, maybe it’s a bit more like I’m used to, I don’t have much experience in growing stuff in Brissy. Will be a new learning experience for me.
Herbman, re the Fwy traffic, yes, one of my lasting memories of our time in Brisbane is the nightmare traffic ( not to mention the flying foxes smelling like a sheep truck in the backyard) 😆
Michelle-sm, yes Canungra was also on our list but it looked a bit far on the map, will take another look if you say the drive is ok.
Anon, good to know it’s a bit easier than we anticipated, it looks gorgeous up there, we’ve been drooling at the greenery.
GirlFriday, always good to know where to get a great pie 😆
Thanks again all, much appreciated.
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