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!
Our daughters Ryder 10 and Brooke 9 posing in the beautiful hotel grounds at WorldMark Resort Ballarat
As a long-time Owner and a big fan of Wyndham, I’ve had yet another brilliant experience with this Club.
Just over the weekend I went to Melbourne for a rare girls weekend with 2 of my dear friends. We had planned this for 9 months so our expectation was high. This trip was finally a child free weekend to see the Australian Open Tennis Championships and do some sightseeing in a city I hadn’t been to in 5 years.
Knowing that Wyndham Hotel Melbourne (VIC) was new was really exciting as I know the standard would be at the usual high rate and I wasn’t disappointed.
This picture was taken recently when we travelled to Wyndham Resort & Spa Dunsborough (WA) for my son’s 2nd birthday in December 2015 and captured this amazing sculpture of big rocks at the Canal Rocks with spectacular skies and green hills.
It reminds me of old times war histories where they were shooting film for tv shows such as Robin Hood.
One day my wife Vanessa made a crazy suggestion. ‘Why don’t we spend 2015 Christmas at the Wyndham resort in Fiji and invite all the family to join us?’
“All of them?” I responded. “They won’t come. Even if we use our Credits to cover the accommodation, the travel will still cost them too much. And they probably won’t be able to get leave…”
But naturally we floated the idea anyway and apart from two grand-daughters in London who couldn’t get away, they all said Yes. So nineteen of us rolled up at Wyndham Resort Denarau Island for what turned out to be a marvellous Christmas gathering.
Nineteen members of the family together at Wyndham Resort Denarau Island
As I approach my 12th Wyndham anniversary I look back on all of the memories I can thank Wyndham for.
In February 2004, I bought my first 6,000 Credits when my eldest children were just one and three years of age. Since then, my husband and I have become Privileges Platinum members and our family has grown to four children, ranging in ages from 15 to one year of age.
Being a member of Wyndham has not only benefited us, but, as a homestay family, it has also been a great way for our international students to experience Australia. One of our Japanese students even came with us to Fiji!