Beautiful Underwater Photography At Busselton Jetty, WA

My brother and I travelled to Dunsborough in Western Australia to dive the Busselton Jetty.

Busselton Jetty is the longest remaining wooden pylon jetty in the southern hemisphere.  It is now a marine sanctuary and is host to a great cross section of Western Australian marine life.  The clarity at this time of year is very accommodating for underwater photography.  The photos are a snapshot of some of the characters you will find should you come to dive here.  The jetty is also one of the few dives you can do without a boat.  The jetty has dive platforms and easy ladders for entry and exit. The city council here has really done this to perfection. There is even a train to take you and your gear to the end and return you to the car park after the dive.

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Nestled in the Margaret River wine region in the South West of WA means there is so much more that can be enjoyed once the dives are done. All the staff at Wyndham Resort & Spa Dunsborough were truly amazing. Continue reading

“A Wonderful Time in WA”

My parents and I had a wonderful time recently when we had the opportunity for a 2 week stay at Wyndham Resort & Spa Dunsborough (WA).

We had never been to WA before and we would highly recommend it to all WorldMark Owners!  Such a beautiful region of Australia and you truly relax while enjoying the many sites (and wineries lol) in the Margaret River region.

Busselton Jetty, Margaret River, WA

Busselton Jetty, Margaret River, Western Australia

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10,000km in 6 Weeks: An Incredible Journey with WorldMark

North Rim of the Grand Canyon - WorldMark South Pacific ClubTo celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary we decided to take advantage of our WorldMark Ownership and travel around some of the USA’s National Parks. We stayed at WorldMark resorts in St George, Wolf Creek, West Yellowstone, Steamboat Springs, Estes Park, Santa Fe, Pinetops, Phoenix and Las Vegas. On this incredible journey we travelled over 10,000kms in six weeks and saw some magnificent scenery and wildlife. Continue reading

An Exciting Mid-Air Proposal to Start a Fantastic Holiday at Dunsborough

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse | WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham

The family photo at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

What a start to a perfect holiday at Wyndham Dunsborough (WA)—a mid-air flight proposal en-route Melbourne to Perth.

We started our long-planned holiday with the family of 4 (self, wife Tina, son Steven, & daughter Sarah) along with my mum (nanna) Jane, boyfriend Fabian & girlfriend Rania. This was a holiday to Perth and then a drive down to Wyndham Dunsborough, in the Margaret River country. We had heard from another Wyndham Owner that this was a great place to go to and stay. Our family have been Owners now for about 5 years, and have thoroughly enjoyed our Ownership in all aspects—–the resorts are great, well planned out, close to shops, attractions, activities, etc; the staff are most welcoming and helpful—always; the benefits of Ownership takes us to various spots not only around Australia, but even overseas. We have had the pleasure of staying at Los Angeles, Cairns, Tasmania, Sydney, Ballarat, Port Macquarie, and now Dunsborough. Continue reading

“The BEST Holiday Ever” – Easter in Dunsborough

Wyndham Resort & Spa Dunsborough | WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham

Family in Dunsborough. My Brother & his wife came over from the UK to Australia for their retirement celebration, as well as my own retirement  It’s been 11 years since we last were all together, &, adding four little girls since, here we all are again.

Due to my Ownership, I was able to treat the whole family – 9 of us staying in two Grand apartments and one 2-Bedroom Deluxe apartment in Wyndham Resort & Spa Dunsborough – spending some fun times and laughter as a family.

It was an awesome few days we had together. I was so happy and impressed, watching my 72 yr old brother playing soccer with my granddaughters, who he had never met before, on the children’s playground, then continue to teach them how to play ping pong plus chess. My brother was amazed how good the girls were at swimming and having races in the pool. Continue reading

A Beautiful Winter’s Day at Dunsborough

WorldMark Resort & Spa Dunsborough

WorldMark Resort & Spa Dunsborough

A beautiful Winter’s day at Dunsborough Resort, Western Australia:  the sun is shining, the birds chirping, all I have to do is listen to my husband strumming on his guitar, for anything else there is the telephone, connected to someone who will bring our meals on a tray, or we can wander through the beautifully kept gardens to Toby’s restaurant, bit cool for a swim in the lovely pool but the two person spa in our bathroom makes up for that!

We come here several times a year, could easily just come and live here, just another day in paradise!

Bob and Yvonne,

WorldMark Owners since 2003

Discovering Dunsborough

Our holiday to Fiji was doomed, Nadi was flooded and there was a cyclone approaching. This was 6 days before we were due to fly out to Denarau Island for a week. Thank goodness Wyndham came to our rescue.

With the help of the consultant, an alternative location was found for the 2 families travelling together. We had not thought of going to Dunsborough in WA before but what a fabulous place it turned out to be. There are activities suitable for everyone in the area. Continue reading

A Much Needed Getaway

My husband and I joined Wyndham about 4 years ago. We used our Credits to stay in Ballarat for our honeymoon and spent a night or two every year at The Outram as well as a few getaways with the girls to Dunsborough. I had always tried to get the most out of our credits and relished the opportunity to get away in luxury.

No time more than Easter this year. My husband and I had split up in February. It was not an easy time (is it ever?) and by April, I just needed to get away from everything. I wracked my brain thinking of how I was going to get away… Fiji? Too expensive. Bali? Too crowded. Europe? Too far. Continue reading

No kids at home – grandkids at school – nothing to stop us

Peter was scheduled for prostate surgery in three weeks and had 15 years accumulated sick leave available. At short notice we needed to do something to take his mind off the coming surgery – he is such a wimp! What was available at WorldMark? WorldMark had an Owners’ Information Night at Coorparoo RSL in two nights and we thought that could help us make a few decisions.

Problem solved – if you have ever been to one of those, you know how helpful those Information sessions are. We could split 10 days between Perth and Dunsborough – available early next week! No kids at home – grandkids at school – no babysitting duties – nothing to stop us. Continue reading

Rediscovering romance at Dunsborough

Floating in crystal clear water… this was not what I was expecting from my Margaret River experience!

Grapevine and wine – YES; Fabulous Cheese  – YES and long lazy afternoons tasting both in the beautiful Margaret River… YES!

We had done all that, but the highlight was to wander down to the beach, right in front of our beautiful Wyndham studio apartment and float in warm crystal clear water. Here was the Indian Ocean and as the sun set over this idyllic scene, we wandered back, hand in hand, to share an exquisite Margaret River champagne over a romantic dinner on our palm-fringed verandah. Continue reading