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.
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