I saw snow falling when I was four - probably even before that but I don't remember - and right up 'til I was about 16, when I moved from the UK to Australia. After that I didn't see a lot. Once up in the Blue Mountains when I was doing a removal it snowed.... again in Stanthorpe and Ipswich, though neither time did it settle.
I also saw snow in NZ when I was there in 90 - 91... even walked up on the Franz Josef Glacier. Now that was something to behold, and in days when I was more fit and mobile.... still able to get around some.
On an other note, we are moving to a cooler climate also.... Qld to Tassie. Although Shaunna is from Tassie originally, it is my idea to move there. I don't suffer with the vertigo anywhere near as bad down there, if at all, and I don't know that I'd make it through another Qld Summer's heat.