Short Break in Ballarat

Oh what to do when a couple of Brisbane shift workers have 3 days off together….it’s easy when you’re WorldMark owners! Do a quick search on the website for what’s available on those precious few days and go!

Fly to Melbourne and jump into a hire car.

Drive 1.5 hours and stay in our beautiful Ramada Resort Ballarat.

Walk 7 kms around Lake Wendouree and be a part of the most extraordinary array of ecosystems.

Drive to Bendigo and climb the lookout tower before having a drink at the art gallery.

The next day drive across to Mount Gambier in South Australia…some people ask “Wye?”  But we say “Why not?” After all we’re on a short break from Queensland!”

On the way to S.A. be sure to stop on the side of the road and pick fresh apples straight off a wild tree (something us folk from subtropical Brisbane have never seen!)

Of course then there’s no excuse not to drive the stunning Great Ocean Road. (You’ll think you’re in an Australian scenic calendar)

 

Back to Melbourne and then Brisbane and home to reality.

No worries, there’s a WorldMark shortbreak just around the corner! Just like right now, as we write this, looking over Pumicestone Passage from one of our favourite resorts, gorgeous Golden Beach, on another WorldMark short break.

 

Paul and Maryrose,

Wyndham Timeshare Owners

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Beautiful Ballarat at Dusk!

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.

Ballarat, Victoria

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“Ballarat is a Hidden Gem”

Here are two photos from our recent Victorian holiday. We spent 4 nights each at Phillip Island, Torquay and Ballarat.

My favourite resort by far was Ballarat. It is a hidden gem set in beautiful gardens.

Lake at WorldMark South Paciifc Club by Wyndham Ballarat

The lake in the grounds at WorldMark Resort Ballarat

Historic  tiles at WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham Ballarat

The gorgeous historic tiles in the hallway of WorldMark Resort Ballarat’s main building

Catherine & Stewart,

Wyndham timeshare Owners since 2000

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Ballarat: “Always a pleasure getting back to the resort…”

The lake at sunset - Wyndham Resort Ballarat

The lake at sunset – WorldMark Resort Ballarat

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

A Comfortable Stay in Ballarat

WorldMark Resort BallaratWe recently enjoyed a week’s stay at the unique property of WorldMark Resort Ballarat in Victoria.

With world heritage listing and interesting history, the grand buildings are set in beautiful grounds offering a very peaceful and relaxing holiday.  Continue reading

Delights at Ballarat…!

WorldMark Resort Ballarat, Victria

A pic we took of this magnificent building – WorldMark Resort Ballarat

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

Owner Pic of the Week: “Our Second Home”

WorldMark Resort Ballarat lake

The scenic lake at WorldMark Resort Ballarat – click to enlarge the panorama!

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.

Sonia, 

WorldMark Owner since 2005

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A Wonderful Weekend in Ballarat – Booktown Festival

WorldMark Owners, John & Barbara

WorldMark Owners, John & Barbara

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

Our First Ever Booking as New Owners – A Magical Experience in Ballarat!

Indoor Pool at WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham Ballarat

Indoor Pool at WorldMark Resort Ballarat

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

School holidays in Ballarat

Family at WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham Ballarat

A photo of us with our friends who join us annually at Ballarat.

We visited WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham Ballarat for our annual holidays July 2012.  Instead of our usual weekend stay, we opted for one week during the school holidays, where the kids enjoyed the Kids Club and we were able to enjoy  the resort facilities without having to rush around.  Continue reading