Hi from downunder

Traveling Group
  • Linda Retired librarian (55)
  • Rob Retired marine engineer fitter (61)


Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • Western Australia, Australia

    March 3 — November 30, 2016 These dates are flexible

    We are interested in an exchange of 2 to 6 weeks anywhere on the WA coast in Perth and north up to around Karratha, to gives us the chance to explore the coast. We wuld like to see the wildflowers and Ningaloo while we are in WA.

  • New Zealand

    January 4 — December 16, 2016 These dates are flexible

    We are keen to exchange for 2 to 4 weeks preferably to the South Island, but would consider visiting both islands in an exchange trip.

  • United States

    March 3 — March 3, 2017 These dates are flexible

    Looking for 2-4 weeks in US - will consider anywhere.


  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Culinary Travel
  • Historic Sites
Vacation Type

Exchange Reviews

January - December 2008

This was a non-simultaneous exchange and our exchange partners kindly ...

Carole from Corsham said

This was a non-simultaneous exchange and our exchange partners kindly came to collect us, jetlagged and disorientated, from the airport. They were then on hand for the first evening, to show us the ropes (and cooked us dinner!) before heading off in their camper van. The house and location were perfect for us. A beautiful pool, fantastic aspect looking into a park, and only a few minutes' drive from Surfer's Paradise. This standard of accommodation and location would have cost us a fortune if we had been renting - we feel privileged to have been able to share it. Many thanks.

October - November 2013

We loved our exchange at Linda and Rob's home on ...

Marilyn & Digby
Marilyn & Digby from Central Coast said

We loved our exchange at Linda and Rob's home on the Gold Coast. The location is great for exploring the Gold Coast, and very close to some of the best restaurants on the Coast at Paradise Point, Mirage, and Main Beach. Their home is very comfortable, and we were especially impressed with the lovely covered outdoor patio area overlooking a beautiful salt water pool, and a large open park. We enjoyed many evenings dining outside, and supping our evening wine! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Linda and Rob for an exchange.

Linda and Rob
What we said about Marilyn & Digby's house:

We enjoyed 2 weeks exchange in this lovely home and area. The home is large, inviting and comfortable, with everything available to make our stay terrific. The outdoor deck overlooking the bushland and Hardy’s Bay is the standout feature – it was “breakfast central” each morning and the “happy hour hangout” each evening to watch the ever changing sunsets. The gentle call of the bellbirds was a delightful background to the scenery. The house is very light and spacious and the layout has a welcoming, well-lived-in feeling. It was easy to while away our time here, the vistas from the many windows are magnificent. There is loads of kitchen equipment, many bestsellers to choose from, lots of places to sit and relax.... an ideal ‘kick back’ style of holiday. Marilyn and Digby are experienced and thoughtful exchangers. They provided us with lots of helpful information about their house, the local area, as well as ideas for things to see and do around Brisbane Water. The local area of Killcare and Hardy’s Bay is quiet and friendly. It is noticeably a close-knit and caring community, the locals greeted us everywhere we went. The local stores have great baked goods and coffee. The local walk from Hardy’s Bay, through Pretty Beach and to on Wagstaffe should not be missed on a fine day to see the boats bobbing in the water. The knee-killer walk up and over to Lobster Beach is well worth it too. Don’t miss the walk to the Strom Lookout on a fine day for a beautiful view over the local area and across toward Ettalong Beach. On the really sunny days we enjoyed days out on the ferry from Wagstaffe to Palm Beach and The Basin, as well as another day on the Riverboat Postman trip up the Hawkesbury River. The drive to Berowra Waters for lunch at the waterfront cafe is well worth it too. What a fabulous lunch, great value. Buy wine and beer at the cellars there to enjoy with lunch. We absolutely recommend this home as an ideal exchange destination.

August - August 2015

Fantastic exchange, comfortable house with pool and garden backing onto ...

Jane said

Fantastic exchange, comfortable house with pool and garden backing onto a lovely park. Very convenient for the coast, the mountains and theme parks. Great holiday.

Linda and Rob
What we said about Jane's house:

We enjoyed our 2 weeks at Cliff and Jane's lovely home at Tenterden. Their home is spacious and comfortable, with a large patio and garden. Tenterden is a truly lovely historic town, and we enjoyed many day trips around Kent. As well we enjoyed day trips to explore London, it's an easy hour train trip. Well located home to explore south east England. Cliff and Jane provided us with maps and brochures of their area to make the most of our visit. Many thanks for a great exchange.