I've done every (free or cheap) tourist thing there is to do in Sydney and I am now killing time until after the new year when the recruitment agencies open up again. I need a job and I need one now.
I also need to find an apartment, but that's not such a priority. I've lived in hostels for the past 6 months I can live in one for a few more. It would be really nice to be in a a house or apartment for a while though.
The hostel I stayed in in Surfers Paradise was apartment style (ie: it was a block of apartments that had been converted into a Backpackers Hostel). We has our own kitchen, and lounge room with TV & DVD player.
I can't tell you how nice it was to have such a nice living space and to be sharing it with only 10 other people instead of 100. Bliss, shier bliss, it was, I guess as nice as Surfers was it's not the town that made me stay there so long it was the apartment.