I don’t like to panic you, but did you know that Fathers Day is fast approaching on 1 September 2013?
Last year, of course, we collectively promised ourselves that we wouldn’t leave the Fathers Day present shopping until the last minute – again. Which means that we have less than a month to find him the perfect gift. And I? Well, I’ve got an idea…
How ecstatic would he be when he receives a holiday as his present?!
You’ve got three options for gifting your dad a WorldMark holiday – including gifting your Credits, or making a booking (I’ll go into a little more detail further down the page but you can always skip straight down if you like!).
So whether you decide on a family getaway for the Fathers Day weekend or gift your dad a holiday for a later date, here’s my pick of:
5 WorldMark Resorts Perfect for Father’s Day
Wyndham Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast, QLD)
One of your newest Club resorts and smack bang in Surfers Paradise. Plus, if you time it just right, your dad can stay at Wyndham Surfers Paradise during the V8 Supercars Gold Coast 600 on the weekend of 25 – 27 October 2013.
Wyndham Wanaka (South Island, NZ)
Adventure lovers rejoice! Wyndham Wanaka is your go-to destination – from the Warbirds & Wheels museum, climbing Mount Aspiring, extreme (or thrilling, if you want to take it down a notch) water sports, fishing, mountain-biking, plus the the world-famous adrenalin-inducing activities in Queenstown, your dad will be begging to make this one an annual trip.
Ramada Phillip Island (Phillip Island, VIC)
Two hours from Melbourne is the 65-acre Ramada Phillip Island – your dad’s base for exploring everything the island has to offer. Oh, who am I kidding? We all know he’ll stick like glue to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Father’s Day weekend is the Pirelli Race Series, whilst the 18 – 20 October 2013 are the dates to memorise for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP). If cars are solely his thing, Phillip Island also plays host to the V8 Supercar Championship on 22 – 24 November 2013. If your dad can’t make the big events, try Go Karting on a scale replica of the famous track, or Hot Laps in a race-prepared vehicle for the ultimate gift!
Wyndham Resort & Spa Dunsborough (Margaret River, WA)
Your beachfront resort, Wyndham Resort & Spa Dunsborough, gives your dad the perfect excuse to relax. Margaret River is well known for its vineyards, so put a wine tour on the must-do list. For something unique, a visit to one of the spectacular Lake, Mammoth, Jewel or Moondyne Caves will be just the trick.
Wyndham Torquay (Surf Coast, VIC)
I have to admit that this last spot was a toss-up between Wyndham Sydney and Wyndham Torquay, but, while we know that Sydney has something for everyone, sometimes the best recommendations are the unexpected! Internationally known for amazing surf breaks and home to iconic brands like Quicksilver and Ripcurl, Torquay is the ideal destination for trying something new – or getting back to your roots.
How to book your Fathers’ Day holiday
You’ve got a couple of options…
Book a holiday with all the family for Fathers’ Day weekend
Nothing says Fathers Day better than a mini family reunion! Visit worldmarksp.com/signin to book online, phone us on AU 1300 850 160 NZ 0800 850 160 Intl +61 7 5512 8021, or email us at Owner.Reservations@wyn.com. Tip: for at-a-glance availability over the Fathers Day week at your Club resorts, check out the colour-coded Hot Tips table on your website.
Gift your dad a holiday
If you think your dad needs a getaway to himself, you can make a booking on your Owner account just for him – simply add your dad as a guest name on a new booking. Visit worldmarksp.com/signin to book online, phone us on AU 1300 850 160 NZ 0800 850 160 Intl +61 7 5512 8021, or email us at Owner.Reservations@wyn.com to book.
Otherwise, surprise him with gift of choice for 24 resorts around the South Pacific. You can share some of your Vacation Credits as a one-off with your dad in a Gift Certificate by visiting worldmarksp.com/gift.
Do you have any questions? A Fathers Day destination in mind? Any other events or tips to share? Don’t keep us in the dark – let us know in a comment below!
Ilona compiles that treasury of Owner tips and memories known as the MyStory blog. She’s discovered so much to do at our WorldMark South Pacific destinations from you all, that her ‘must-do’ list has grown at an alarming rate. In returning the favour, she will be sharing some of her travel tips, secrets and curiosities here every fortnight… Read Ilona’s earlier posts