This beautiful picture was captured at dusk and taken at WorldMark Resort Ballarat (VIC) during our weekend away for the Anzac holiday break. We enjoyed our relaxing stay here and will be back again for another stay.
This story is a little different to others I have read in Destinations magazine. They generally started with a flight or a weekend road trip. This one starts with a plan to spend 7 weeks camping the East Coast of Australia with 2 kids, travelling from Townsville (Far North QLD) to Melbourne (VIC) then taking in Tassie for good measure.
We decided to break the trip up along the way by staying at a few of our Wyndham resorts to recharge & take a break from the everyday fun of setting up & packing up camp. In hindsight, that was a fabulous decision!
My favourite resort by far was Ballarat. It is a hidden gem set in beautiful gardens.
Catherine & Stewart,
Wyndham timeshare Owners since 2000
Read more Ballarat (VIC) holiday stories by Wyndham timeshare Owners
My wife and I have been restricted in the past when selecting holiday destinations as I am a poor traveller on aeroplanes. I have vertigo and we have always driven to WorldMark resorts and have experienced some wonderful holidays since we joined as Owners in 2001. We had not driven to your Ballarat resort as it seemed too distant; however it was strongly recommended by other Owners we had met over the years.
We made the big decision (for us), to fly to Melbourne, hire a car and drive up to Ballarat for a week at this beautiful resort. I survived the plane travel (only two hours), collected our vehicle and when we drove into the driveway at WorldMark Resort Ballarat, it was like stepping back in time. The stunning bluestone building built in 1878 greeted us and on entering noticed all the original features had been preserved. Continue reading
We recently returned to the “magnificent” WorldMark Resort at Ballarat. Having stayed three times prior, we thought we knew what to expect….. you know the normal pleasant arrival procedure and welcoming one gets as a proud Owner!
After a wet trip down from Sydney, we arrived tired and ready to relax at our favourite resort.
Good service is one thing, but we received an exceptional welcome from Nola (Ed: the Resort Manager) and the team, from the minute the front door was opened for us by Lisa with a “BIG” smile and a “welcome back”!!! Continue reading
Living in Melbourne, WorldMark Resort Ballarat (VIC) is our second home. Each time we go we take a photo of our (currently three year old) daughter standing outside the big beautiful door at the entrance. It’ll be great to see how the door doesn’t seem as gigantic as the years progress! Her name’s Alice so it’s her very own wonderland!
Strolling around the lake on our last visit in May, I took this photo using my iPhone. I used no filter or editing. It really “reflects” the beauty of this tranquil place. I guarantee you’ll love it as much as we do.
WorldMark Owner since 2005
My husband, John, and I have just returned from a wonderful weekend at WorldMark Resort Ballarat.
We have stayed there many times before and keep returning to it. The ambiance is great there. Beautiful old buildings, that make you feel secure and snug in the winter, and cool and relaxed in the heat. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the quality of everything is as we always expect at Wyndham. Continue reading
As new members, we were reading the magazines that are sent to us and thought how nice it would be for others to read about our first time experience as new Owners. We sent my parents, uncle and auntie on holiday with us, as it was my uncle and auntie’s first time ever to Australia, and my parents’ wedding anniversary. Couldn’t have sent them anywhere better !!! 🙂 Continue reading