70th Birthday at Shoal Bay

I celebrated my 70th Birthday at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay with 23 family and friends. Friday and Saturday nights staying in various size apartments.

Upon arrival, my family and friends were very well looked after by staff as coordinating and directing this big group to find my unit for dinner was the task on Friday evening.

On Saturday we went to the Nelson Head lighthouse reserve for scones jam and cream at the cafe overlooking the bay. You can see the history of the bay and the Marine Rescue Centre all free to the public except cafe. Parking there is limited. All run by volunteers and there are donation tins scattered around. Also, the Community Arts and Craft Centre is amazing just along the road back towards the resort. Several purchases from handmade cards to paintings.

On Saturday afternoon/evening the party was held in the 2 bedroom Grand which has a larger veranda than other units. Staff were very accommodating with all requests. The weather was kind with some of us swimming in the internal pool as well as the external pool.


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“Wyndham Ownership Made My Dream Come True”

I always dreamed of taking great holidays with my family. Wyndham Ownership made my dream come true.

I recently returned back to Fiji after a great 21 day vacation that had exciting activities and great resort locations in Australia.

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Sydney Tower Skywalk

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Creating Memories With Wyndham

Being a single mum with 4 kids, holidays were something I only ever dreamed about. With one child in a wheelchair, finding somewhere that will accommodate us is even more difficult.

Recently my children and I had the pleasure of spending some time in Ramada Shoal Bay (NSW). The staff were amazing, the pool was perfect and catered for all my kids AND we got to see baby whales outside our window!

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Snorkelling at Shoal Bay

Snorkelling at Shoal Bay (NSW), lovely way to spend a few hours, then cocktails.

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Spectacular Views at Shoal Bay

My family with children aged 7 and 12 are staying at Ramada Shoal Bay in Port Stephens right now.

We decided to go up and follow the trail that leads to the summit of Tomaree Headlands, which is just a couple of minutes walk from the resort.  It was tiring and a little bit challenging but we were rewarded with spectacular views when we reached the top.  Everyone who goes to Shoal Bay should try it!

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Joegil & Carmela, 

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3 Owner Pictures of the Week: Shoal Bay

These photos were taken over the October long weekend while we stayed at the new Club resort in Shoal Bay.

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Viewing the fantastic sunset from the summit of Mount Tomaree overlooking beautiful Shoal Bay

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Watching the bright orange glow of the setting sun slowly fading over the horizon at Soldiers Point

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Stockton Beach Sand Dunes – a vast area of sand as far as the eyes can see

Dana, daughter of Julius & Dally, 

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Owner Picture of the Week: Sparkly Shoal Bay!

Shoal Bay, Port Stephens

Shoal Bay, Port Stephens

This photo taken at Shoal Bay sums up our recent road trip to Stradbroke Island (Couran Cove), Gold Coast. Bright, sparkly and relaxing.


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Travelling by rental car

I am writing to say how much we enjoyed our stay in several properties throughout Queensland and New South Wales.

Originally we had planned, through Kerry Stranger, a great trip using wherever possible Wyndham properties, travelling by rental car all the way from Golden Beach to Adelaide. We planned to cross the Nullabor by Gold Class Rail to Perth then onto Dunsborough for a week then back to Perth and flying back to Brisbane.

This all had to be scrapped as five days after being in Australia I ended up in hospital for eight days…

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The ultimate life saving tool – HOLIDAYS!

I could have kicked myself when I was “talked into” buying Worldmark credits! I spent few nights sleepless, agonizing over the “huge” amount of money that I had just spent. I did not know at that stage that this purchase would help me over one of the most difficult periods in my life.

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Wildlife with WorldMark

Janet and John in front of a mural at Wauchope

We have recently returned from our trip touring along the Central Coast of NSW.  This included stays at the Worldmark resorts at Port Stephens and Port Macquarie (Flynns Beach) as well as taking advantage of the RCI connection by staying at the Kokora Bay Village resort in Coffs Harbour.  All the accommodation was extremely spacious and comfortable and, although each resort had a different character, they were all great in their own way. The staff at the resorts was particularly friendly and helpful and should be commended on such a positive approach to their jobs.  While in Coffs Harbour, we took the opportunity to view the Worldmark Tree Tops resort. It was fantastic and we know where we will be staying next time we visit that part of the coast!

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