Wanaka: Full of Surprises

It was my 60th birthday on May 2nd. I kinda put Greg on notice that I would like him to organise something, as usually it is me who organises not only his significant celebrations but mine also. I knew he had organised some travel plans but I did not know any details. Two weeks before my actual birthday we had a gathering at home where, as usual, I had organised the food and drinks etc. and he had done the inviting! It was a lovely night but there was still no mention of where we were going and nobody would even confirm that we were going any time soon.

The Monday after the party he told me we were off to New Zealand, but didn’t specify Wanaka, as we had been talking about going to Auckland. Anyway, I packed and we usually leave from Gold Coast airport so on the Friday we set off and he said let’s have lunch at Kirra Surf Club before checking in to Wyndham there for the night. We had just got our lunch when in walked three of our dearest friends, Stephen and Leslie-Anne  and Kay, who we have known since our school days, shortly followed by my younger sister Mandy who lives at Airlie Beach. My other sister had been at the party at home but obviously Mandy had not. So the surprises kept on coming and I was told we were going to Wanaka, which is one of my favourite destinations.


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A Golden Marriage: Owners tie the knot at Ramada Golden Beach

On the afternoon of November 5, 2016 Ramada Golden Beach (Sunshine Coast, Queensland) hosted the wedding of Anthony Quin and Kerry L’Estrange.

Anthony and Kerry met on online dating site eHarmony four years ago and joined the Wyndham Discovery program whilst holidaying on the Gold Coast in 2014.

Wedding, Golden Beach, Sunshine Coast, Ramada

Mr and Mrs Quin at Golden Beach

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My Wedding at Denarau Island, Fiji!

Wedding at Wyndham Resort Denarau Island

My wedding at Wyndham Resort Denarau Island 2013

We had an amazing time, it was a beautiful wedding at Wyndham Resort Denarau Island and we met some amazing people who celebrated our wedding with us. The resort staff were wonderful and provided us with as much support as possible. Continue reading

Our Wedding Anniversary in Fiji – 22 November 2013

040Hard to believe it was exactly 13 years ago that we set foot on Fijian soil as brand new Wyndham Owners, staying at WorldMark Resort Denarau Island.  We decided to elope and have our wedding ceremony on the beach, next to the pool at the resort – just Ray and I, oh and a fantastic English couple, Rob and Ann that we met at the bar earlier in the week. Continue reading

We Got Married at Wyndham Resort & Spa Dunsborough!

Wedding at Wyndham Resort & Spa Dunsborough | WorldMark South Pacific Club by WyndhamOn the 15th June 2012 – a very intimate group of 32 went and stayed at the Dunsborough Resort in WA, for the celebration of our wedding which took place on the 16th June.  Continue reading

A Wedding Stopover at Kirra!

WorldMark Owner weddingMy son, Philip, & his fiancée, Rebecca, decided to have their wedding in Maleny, Queensland.

He invited his two aunties & their families from Melbourne.

As soon as they finalised the wedding date, I immediately booked a 3 bedroom apartment in Kirra, Queensland, which was available for 5 nights, to accommodate 8 people.  We decided to stay in Kirra instead of staying overnight in Maleny, and we did not mind the 4 hour drive to Maleny and back to Kirra for the wedding. Continue reading

Behind-the-Scenes! Owner Wedding at Flynns Beach

WorldMark Owners, Allan & Gail were married by Wyndham Flynns Beach Guest Services Agent, Sue

Allan & Gail were married by Sue at Wyndham Flynns Beach

Sue, your WorldMark Guest Services Agent, shares her story about a recent WorldMark Owners’ wedding at Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific Flynns Beach

I was the Wedding Celebrant on Sunday, 22nd April 2012, when WorldMark Owners, Allan and Gail, were married on the beautiful grounds here at Wyndham Flynns Beach, Port Macquarie.

The Bride and Groom booked about 10 rooms at our Flynns Beach resort, so that all family and friends could enjoy a week together prior to and after the wedding. Continue reading

Random Act of Kindness

Denarau Island, Fiji: The adventure starts with our elegant morning wedding and a relaxed champagne brunch reception. The heartfelt smiles of our guests are captured by our photographer. We float through the day and at dinner time we strike up conversation with people at another restaurant table. We start by asking about their day (secretly hoping they would ask about ours! Which they did…). Conversation and wine flows freely. Continue reading

The perfect honeymoon

Our wedding renewal in Fiji, 2011

We became Owners in 2005. My husband & I were married in October 2006, and decided to have the perfect honeymoon in Fiji on Denarau Island.

Our Big Day was amazing….we were married in the vineyards at a majestic winery. I would not have changed a single thing.

We had decided on Fiji for our honeymoon as it was only a 3 hour flight and a tropical paradise. Neither of us had been, so it was a new adventure!

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We had the time of our lives

In 2003 my boyfriend and I visited Denarau Island in Fiji. We loved everything about it, the sun, the people, the restaurants, the activities, the atmosphere was truly sensational.  One evening we went on an evening dinner cruise. On that cruise Mark proposed to me – it was so romantic, the sunset was absolutely beautiful.

We attended the seminar and didn’t hesitate to become an Owner.  The next year on the same weekend we returned with 60 guests for our wedding.  It was one of the best days of my life.  All of our dearest friends and family came with us and our 4 beautiful daughters. Many of our friends became Owners on that holiday.

We had the time of our lives – the party seemed to go on forever.  All of the guests stayed 1 week and then Mark and I had a week on our own.  The following year we returned for our first wedding anniversary.  Continue reading