I visited last week (but have not lived there for more than one night). There is a really good Gym and Weights Room. The Cookhouse is fairly standard for the theatre (ie good). There is an FPO. Coffee bars. Chogey shops. The usual EFI shop and Paradigm phone and internet suites etc. Good view of the mountains (Souter is at 6000 ft). It's cold; damn cold. In short, there are much, much worse places to live.
The facilities at Souter are very good and yes for $40 a month you can connect to the wireless net within the accommodation. The food here is considered the best in country, it is certainly better than at KAF. The Welfare area has just undergone a complete revamp, with the EFI coffee shop 'The Osprey Cafe' reopening tomorrow. As said in the previous post the gym is very good there is also an indoor sports hall. A pipe range is also under construction which will mean no more travelling into the mountains to zero each month. There is a market each week held on camp with nicknacks and plenty of dodgy dvd's to be had.
neither, it is something the unit has got here, and if you think it is expensive then don't pay and use the paradigm computers. Me i would rather pay and be able to see my family in the privacy of my own room.
loved the place,
food outstanding welfare as good as any any where, if you really want something there is always an interrupter who can find it for you, gym excellent.
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