We recently celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary by leaving the 6 children with their Nan, and driving around the South Island of New Zealand for 10 days.
We flew into Christchurch, and then took the Tranz Alpine Express to the West Coast, where we hired a car and made our way down the South Coast, stopping to enjoy the beauty of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers along the way.
We spent most of our time at Wyndham Wanaka and found the staff there to be very friendly.
We had never been to WA before and we would highly recommend it to all WorldMark Owners! Such a beautiful region of Australia and you truly relax while enjoying the many sites (and wineries lol) in the Margaret River region.
Busselton Jetty, Margaret River, Western Australia
Devlin, our Duty Manager at Wyndham Hotel Melbourne, shared this Mother’s Day story:
I had the fortunate pleasure of meeting the Gleeson family on their most recent trip to the newly opened Wyndham Hotel Melbourne(VIC). Normally the family books a hotel room at Crown Casino to all come together to share Mother’s Day and celebrate Michelle’s Birthday.
When the Gleeson family found out that Wyndham Hotel Melbourne was open, they booked the 3-Bedroom Grand apartment for the occasion.
After chatting with Michelle I realised that there were 4 generations under one room sharing in the Mother’s Day celebrations. I was so surprised and excited (possibly a little too excited) that I immediately offered to come up and take a photo for them so that they could have it for the album. Michelle was a bit hesitant at first saying that they would all be in their pyjamas. I jokingly said are they all wearing snuggies and Michelle replied yes. That was it, we had to capture this moment and Michelle said she would go up and speak to the rest of the gang.
Moments later I got a call and Michelle invited me up to take the family photo:
Introducing Iris (mum), Marilyn (daughter), Michelle (granddaughter) and Arabella (great granddaughter)
Duty Manager at Wyndham Hotel Melbourne Devlin on behalf of the Gleeson family,
My wife Bec and I spent our belated honeymoon at Wyndham Resort Denarau Island, Fiji, some years ago and have returned since with our eldest son Christian as we just couldn’t deny him the unique Fijian experience we had. Well, we haven’t stopped raving about this beautiful place and this year, after saving up our Vacation Credits, we were able to shout our entire family (including our newborn son, Angus) on a wonderful overseas holiday!
We experienced our first ‘Grab It!’ deal this week – a mini vacation to Ramada Phillip Island (VIC) and had a fabulous time away. I had read mixed reviews about this resort so we lowered our expectations and chose to focus on things we can experience in and around Phillip Island. We should not have been concerned when it came to the standard of the accommodation – I am pleased to report that my husband and I were more than pleasantly surprised at the quality, cleanliness and decor of our 2-bedroom cottage.