Off to Torquay we go!

The first six months of this year have been full of stress and drama, and the Queen’s Birthday weekend offered an opportunity to escape from our everyday lives for a while, live a little adventure and enjoy a whole heaping of relaxation!

Off to Wyndham Resort Torquay we go!

Leaving home on the east of Melbourne, we decided to forgo sitting in the holiday traffic all the way through town and headed down the Mornington Peninsula to Sorrento to board the ferry across to Queenscliff.While the adults sat back and relaxed on the deck enjoying a cup of coffee and cake, Masters 4 & 8 entertained themselves with the on-board binoculars, hunting for Pirate Ships and shark fins. While the wind was fresh, the sun was shining and it was a brilliant start to our getaway.

The new online check-in system meant that everything was waiting for us upon arrival – just collect the map and the keys and up to our new home for the next couple of days.  We had a lovely 2 bedroom apartment on the ground floor, plenty of room for the five of us.  We spent the remainder of Saturday relaxing in the resort, exploring the playground and facilities before fish and chips from the local takeaway restaurant. Sunday dawned crisp and bright, just screaming for a pre-breakfast stroll along the beach.  Perfectly situated directly in front of the hotel is Torquay Beach, and within minutes of leaving the apartment we were sharing the beach with hundreds of people who had the same idea, most of them with a puppy or two tagging along.

We spent the rest of the day exploring what the Surf Coast had to offer – filling our bellies (and a few shopping bags) at the Chocolaterie and Ice creamery, up and down many steps to watch the waves crash on the shore of Bells Beach, more steps at the Aireys Inlet Lighthouse and finally a tired return to our apartment for an easy dinner and a few games of cards. We spent the evening with a few families like us who braved the cold Melbourne night for a dip in the pool.  We weren’t brave enough to tackle the outside pool while it was only 5degrees out, but the kids and I had a ball with the others in the inside pool.

Monday was departure day but the 12 pm checkout meant that we could take our time and relax – so after a relaxed breakfast, packing our things into the car and some shopping and amazing bargains at the outlets, a tired but relaxed crew headed back home.

Ann-Marie, 

Wyndham Timeshare Owners

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“Truly a Fabulous Trip” – 3 Resort Stays

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!

WorldMark Resort Ballarat grounds

Our daughters Ryder 10 and Brooke 9 posing in the beautiful hotel grounds at WorldMark Resort Ballarat

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3 Sensational Photos Of Victoria

These are photos from our recent WorldMark South Pacific Club holiday at Wyndham Torquay (VIC) and Wyndham Hotel Melbourne (VIC).

Gibson Steps, Victoria

Taken 17 Dec 2015 around 1:30pm at the bottom of Gibson Steps (on our way to the 12 Apostles). Thought of taking this shot of my daughter having a grand time.

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The Spectacular 12 Apostles

We all had a great time in Melbourne, and I visited the 12 Apostles with mum and dad.

12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Australia

Debi, 

Wyndham timeshare Owner since 2008

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Victoria Holiday Magic

beachI took my 2 grandsons  aged 13 & 15 to Torquay, Phillip Island and Ballarat last month. We flew down to Avalon, Melbourne, and hired a car for 9 days of fun.

Torquay was first stop, the boys learning how to use their Wyndham holiday Credits. Staff spoke to them about all the Wyndham resorts in South Pacific. It made them think about the next holiday and how to plan. We enjoyed the pool and spa and dining in the room with meal served from restaurant. We finished with a trip along the Great Ocean Rd before going to Phillip Island, the newest resort in South Pacific. Continue reading

Girlie Retreat at Wyndham Torquay

Owners Peter and Michelle (8 years) love sharing their experiences with good friends Mick and Dianne. A mid week retreat was planned for our newest resort at Torquay with a ‘Girlie Massage Therapy’ treatment as a must.

The girls in the Day Spa, Bernadette, Tanya and Julie, were awesome. We had a gate crasher, Dianne’s husband Mick decided he wanted to get in touch with his girlie side and joined in for an ‘Top to Toe’ special that lasted 1 and a half hours. Mick is the ‘Hairy One’! He now says he knows why people need to have a massage, well done girls! Continue reading