I love a Road Trip! That feeling of ‘freedom’ when you’re all packed, on the road and heading to your holiday destination. You’ve got nothing to do but hang out with your loved ones. It’s a great time to talk and inspire. Listening to your favourite songs is a part of that – these songs can set the tone of your holiday. Here’s a quick round up of some of the favourites our team have.
4 Events You Wouldn’t Want to Miss! Are you really going to let a little bit of chill stop you from living life to the fullest? Didn’t think so! For those Winter Wanderers out there like myself, here are four events in Australia and New Zealand that you’ll really want to book that holiday for…
There are many resources available to WorldMark South Pacific Club Owners that are designed to assist, explain and simplify The Ownership. These resources can provide an inspirational platform for planning, building, holiday itineraries plus offer helpful tips and suggestions that encourage Owner families to holiday more regularly! Here are 3 top educational suggestions to get you on your way: No.1 – Education Sessions: Among the preferred Educational Resources are The Owner Education Sessions. These are conducted by a Worldmark Education […]
I clearly remember the first time I saw a pod of whales. It was one of those ‘magical’ experiences that has stuck with me my whole life. I was six and there, standing on the headland at South West Rocks, in Northern NSW, I saw a pod of whales surface, lazily wave their fins in the air and breach – showing off their great white bellies. They were so close to shore that my mum took both my little brother […]
I’ve become a little inspired obsessed by Port Douglas lately. I’ve only ventured as Far North as Hervey Bay, but there’s something about the true Tropics of North Queensland that is calling me. As I won’t be able to get there in the next few months, I’ve had to settle for a google holiday, planning the trip for when I eventually get there. This is what’s inspiring me about Port Douglas – be careful, you might get ‘inspired’ too especially […]
What can one do in Hobart, TAS, for three days? Good thing you asked me; the answer is – plenty! Yes, we have a gorgeous award-winning resort in Hobart. Including Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific Seven Mile Beach, the Apple Isle offers attractions for even the most discerning of travellers. Brace yourselves, here is my no-holds barred account of three days in Hobart.
The days are getting shorter, there is a chill in the air, the track suit pants and jumpers are out of the cupboard and the ugg boats are dusted off! The thought of summer is a distant memory as the anticipation of winter and the cooler climate rolls into town…..
For those within the WorldMark family Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific Denarau Island is a well known and well loved resort, and when the announcement was made that Wyndham were expanding the resort to include more rooms, refurbishing the magnificent pool area, creating a separate ‘adults only’ pool and opening a new restaurant it was received with much excitement!
From next week, things might look a little different when you visit worldmarksp.com. All the handy information you’ve grown to trust will still be there, we’ve just made some improvements to the layout and navigation that we believe will make your experience even better. Read on for a sneak peek of the website before it’s officially launched.
Ready to discover an entirely new destination? You’re in luck, because Phillip Island is so much more than just penguins! This little island off mainland Victoria, Australia, has plenty to offer the would-be visitor and, whether you’re considering a weekend jaunt or a week-long sojourn, will guarantee you won’t be bored…
Sydney is a world class city famous for its landmarks, buildings, shopping, restaurants, beaches and harbour! Given all those accolades, can you really visit Sydney on a budget and still bask in all that Sydney has to offer? Here are a few of my tips on how to get the best out of Sydney without breaking the bank!
There’s a lot of hoo-ha in the media today about the idea of a high speed rail network along the Australian east coast – linking Brisbane through to Sydney through to Canberra and down to Melbourne.
I’m a hypocrite. I am constantly writing about how important it is to spend special, quality, holiday time with your family. However it took an injury for me to slow down and spend even one day with my lovely family these school holidays! Why? Because I really enjoy my work and want to do well. And I also want to do well so my family is financially secure. This work-life balance is sometimes hard to get right!
What awaits you on the Apple Isle? Seeing as yesterday saw the launch of the 2,000* Credits off + $100* spending money promotion for your resort in Seven Mile Beach, Hobart, I thought I’d share some my favourite images of Tasmania. I may have been to only some of these locations, but ALL are on my must-visit list!
Located only 65 kms north of Port Macquarie and 132 kms south of Coffs Harbour you’ll find the seaside village of Crescent Head. Crescent Head boasts a combination of magnificent water and picturesque hinterland views as the quaint little village sits directly on-top of Killick Creek, is surrounded by a rugged seashore and encompassed by a spectacular mountainous backdrop of Hat Head National Park!
Categories: Owner Tips • Tags: Australia, Coffs Harbour, Crescent Head, Golf, Holiday, Holiday Planning, holidays, Northern NSW, Port Macquarie, Surfing, Vacation Ownership, Worldmark South Pacific Club, Worldmarksp
I’m feeling a bit nostalgic today. And a little adventurous at the same time. So brace yourselves – today’s post is all about Rotorua and how it came to be so hot…even explosive!
Feeling curious as to what you can get up to on a holiday to Coffs Harbour? Last time we spoke, I was heading off on a road trip adventure to Coffs Harbour, NSW. I had a few activities in mind – 101, in fact – for my first-time visit, although nothing set in stone, as I’ve always maintained that well-researched spontaneity was the key to a fun holiday Here’s what I got up to in two and a half days […]
Looking for an excuse to escape for a few days? Does the sound of a WorldMark break combined with a Fun event whilst getting to meet other Owners interest you? As a WorldMark South Pacific Club Owner you and your guests are invited to attend our escapade events held several times throughout the year all across Australia! Wyndham Sydney was the host of our last escapade held on Monday and Tuesday night this week and the main event was the […]
This week I was reminded of the year and a half I lived in Tasmania in my younger years. It had been my intention to spend a year travelling when I finished High School, however instead I ended up staying in Hobart. We had accommodation on an old Sydney ferry docked at the wharf, and it was the perfect spot to make the most out of all that Hobart had to offer. I thought I’d share with you some of […]
Who’s taking a holiday over Easter? Here in the South Pacific, it’s a lovely time of year to take that extra long weekend – great swimming weather in many parts, yet not so hot that you melt when you’re not swimming! There is always lots of things to see and do. Here’s a round up of some of the things you might find around some of your WorldMarkSP resort locations this Easter.
Summer is coming to an end, and the rain and unpleasant drop in temperature has started to rear its ugly head. Whilst you still can enjoy what’s left of the summer I highly recommend that you make the most of the fantastic location of the WorldMark Sydney Resort and its close proximity to 3 of the best beaches in Sydney!
Jamie, Hendrix and I went to Wyndham Coffs Harbour for a quick getaway last weekend. Despite the rain, wind and flooding, it was a really pleasant stay! Whenever I have the pleasure of visiting a WorldMarkSP resort, I try to look out for the positives and the improvements that could potentially be made from an Owner’s perspective. I found lots of positives at the Resort – here’s my top 4.
As Kenny Rogers said, ‘You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em…’ And for WorldMarkSP Owners, you’ve got to know how to ‘Grab It!‘. ‘ Last week Ilona introduced Grab It! Today let’s take a closer look at some Grab It! basics to help make booking these amazing deals easy & helping you have even more relaxing WorldMarkSP holidays (which is the whole reason Grab It! was created)!
On the way home from an amazing holiday, do you find yourself wishing that you could take more breaks, more often? Yes, me too. At WorldMark, we’ve been working very hard on a top-secret project, to be announced to all WorldMark Owners next week. As part of the project team, I’m excited to give you a blog-exclusive sneak peak today, before next week’s official launch.
When you think about holidaying on the Gold Coast you think beaches, sand and theme parks however the Gold Coast hinterland features a range of natural treasures like national parks filled with wildlife, rain forests and spectacular waterfalls through to a stunning variety of arts and crafts plus boutique wineries and award winning restaurants! In a stark contrast to the typical golden sands and hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise Mt Tamborine offers a peaceful, relaxing and tranquil environment perfect for that […]
Today is a great day to say thank you! As part of the online/social team I consider myself very lucky to be able to work closely with our WorldMarkSP Owners, as well as the people behind the scenes in WorldMarkSP. As Owners and employees of WorldMarkSP we spend a lot of time thinking, talking & dreaming about holidays! Here’s my list of people to thank for holidays (in no particular order).
One of my all time favourite books is Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. I love Huck’s character, and I love that his journey provides him with gentle realisations. I think that’s the thing about taking a holiday – this change, and distance from your everyday life tends to give you a new, fresh perspective on it. But sometimes it can take a little push, or just a little inspiration to get you going. Here’s some inspiration that might be the spark […]
It’s getting closer to crunch time. For those of us with a Valentine, this is the moment to begin panicking about buying the perfect gift before the 14th of February! May I recommend a weekend away? Tried and tested, certainly; nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like surprising your partner with two days of gourmet food, quality wine and relaxation. But where to go? If you live near a WorldMark destination, a short road trip means a no-fuss weekend that […]
As we all know, The WorldMark South Pacific Club primary focus is on providing fantastic holiday accommodation to all it’s Owners and their family and friends! But, did you also know that by being an Owner you are connected to a wider network of travel, group tours, organised social events, fun activities and exciting adventures!!
Here in Australia, it’s been a pretty intense month. It started with Fires & ended with Tornadoes and Flooding. We were not too badly affected here on the Gold Coast, certainly not in comparison to others around the country. I know lots of us plan to spend the weekend cleaning up, or joining ‘mud armies’ further North – doing what we can to carry on.
I recently turned 38. That’s nearly 40! That’s pretty much a grown up!! With each birthday comes the inevitable self reflection. This year’s navel gazing for me was around organisation. I think that this was brought on by the realisation that since I am almost a grown up, I should be more organised – and spending too much time on Pinterest pinning all these amazing organisation ideas. So today I’ll apply my new found organisation obsession to holidays, and hopefully […]
What’s your most memorable holiday? Was it snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef? Enjoying Margaret River’s wine trails? What about waddling with the penguins at Phillip Island? Or watching a sunset in Fiji? Part of my job here at WorldMark is publishing Owner holiday tales on the My WorldMark Story blog every Monday morning. Do you want to hazard a guess as which Owner stories were the most popular in 2012? As measured by your visits to the My Story blog, […]
It is the beginning of a New Year filled with possibilities and opportunities. You’re back at work and still reveling in that rejuvenated, happy holiday glow! When you realise you can’t possibly wait another 12 months to do it all again, here come the long weekends to your rescue!
My partner’s a chef. Yep, I know – lucky. To make matters better – he loves to cook. I must admit though, the age old adage of “a cobbler’s children go without shoes” can also be extended to “a chef’s wife eats weet-bix for dinner”!
Here at WorldMark South Pacific we’re always trying to help and inspire our Owners to feel happier and healthier by taking holidays. Not only do we love to see our Owners making use of the holidays they own, we believe doing so is actually good for them and for their kids! But what about the times when you’re not on holiday? Here are some tips to help you retain that relaxed holiday feeling in between holidays!
Missing the festive season already? Yearning for your next holiday – long or short? To tide you over, I’ve curated a collection of absolutely stunning photos of Western Australia. Prepare to be surprised!
Here I am back at work already….. The best part about returning to work from a holiday is that I can reminisce and relive my happy memories with all my readers and share my top 4 reasons why I love Coffs Harbour! I also hope I can inspire you to plan your next holidays to the beautiful region!
After working in the Middle East for 4 years, I met my husband in Bahrain. Shortly after we wisely decided it was time to leave and see where the next journey would take us. I proposed an itinerary that would take us through France so he could see what Marie was really all about outside the “magic bubble” of the Middle East expats world. Then if by the end of it the “flame” was still there, we would continue our […]