Wanaka: Full of Surprises

It was my 60th birthday on May 2nd. I kinda put Greg on notice that I would like him to organise something, as usually it is me who organises not only his significant celebrations but mine also. I knew he had organised some travel plans but I did not know any details. Two weeks before my actual birthday we had a gathering at home where, as usual, I had organised the food and drinks etc. and he had done the inviting! It was a lovely night but there was still no mention of where we were going and nobody would even confirm that we were going any time soon.

The Monday after the party he told me we were off to New Zealand, but didn’t specify Wanaka, as we had been talking about going to Auckland. Anyway, I packed and we usually leave from Gold Coast airport so on the Friday we set off and he said let’s have lunch at Kirra Surf Club before checking in to Wyndham there for the night. We had just got our lunch when in walked three of our dearest friends, Stephen and Leslie-Anne  and Kay, who we have known since our school days, shortly followed by my younger sister Mandy who lives at Airlie Beach. My other sister had been at the party at home but obviously Mandy had not. So the surprises kept on coming and I was told we were going to Wanaka, which is one of my favourite destinations.

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“We’ve found our new favourite annual holiday destination at Wyndham Wanaka”

We’ve found our new favourite annual holiday destination at Wyndham Wanaka. My parents graciously gifted us with 5 nights accommodation for the 9 of us so we could take the kids to see the snow for the first time.

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We were amazed by the beauty of New Zealand and especially the stunning Lake Wanaka.

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Wanaka: “Perfect For Sightseeing”

My husband Blake, son Harrison and myself travelled to New Zealand in September/October this year, staying at Ramada Rotorua and Wyndham Wanaka, as well as visiting Auckland and Christchurch.

Wanaka was our favourite location by far!

After arriving to a horribly windy rainy day with waves on the lake, the next day was chilly with blue skies and perfect for sightseeing.

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Sara, 

Wyndham timeshare Owner since 2011

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20th Wedding Anniversary in Wanaka, NZ

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.

Lake Hawea, New Zealand

Lake Hawea

 

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5 Stunning Photos of New Zealand

WorldMarkSP Owners Julian & Jane shared their stunning holiday photos from their stay at Wyndham Wanaka in New Zealand:

Mt Maunganui, New Zealand

Mt Maunganui

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“Wanaka’s Scenery is Spectacular!”

Before we had children, my husband and I travelled quite a bit around the world (Europe, South America, Africa, Asia, North America). New Zealand was always on our bucket list, however because it was just “next door” we thought it was something we could always do later in life.

We finally went in January 2015 with our 7 and 10 year old children, and wondered what took us so long!! The scenery is spectacular and compares to the Rocky Mountains in Canada.

Mt Cook, New Zealand

Mt Cook, New Zealand

We spent 6 days in Wyndham Wanaka resort. Being only one hour drive from Queenstown meant we could easily go there on day trips, and the drive is so impressive that it is not a punishment to drive up a few times. There was heaps to do around Wanaka as well. The kids loved Puzzling World and the National Transport & Toy Museum. Continue reading

Postcard From Wanaka NZ

Postcard of our recent ski trip to Wyndham Wanaka (NZ):

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Mark, 

Wyndham timeshare Owner since 2007

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Exploring Wanaka, New Zealand

Recently we stayed at the Wyndham Wanaka, New Zealand, and here are few photos.

Arrowtown, New Zealand

At Arrowtown. about an hour drive south of Wanaka

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Wanaka, NZ: “We felt like we had come home”

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A photo I took from Treble Cone looking down to Wanaka.

My husband, Tom, and I have been Owners since 2005 and have been to Wyndham Wanaka three times now as we love it that much.

We have been there for the Warbirds Over Wanaka and this year we went in September and took close friends, Annie and George, with us for their first visit to NZ.  Continue reading

Wanaka: Perfect for Photography

Recently, Ben  and his girlfriend Rosie stayed at Wyndham Resort Wanaka as a guest of an Owner. ‘Being a photographer, the highlight of the trip was the super clear nights for night photography – and Amisfield Winery in Queenstown.’ Mountain Road 2   Wanaka Town   ‘The Resort was brilliant.  I spent most mornings in the exercise room.  Our room was well appointed and all the staff  I dealt with were professional and very friendly’. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay Ben – and the photos are stunning!