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Destinations - Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
Issue 04 2009
Destinations
magazine
I LOVE YOU BUT...
pick a holiday you’ll both enjoy
ADDICTED TO ADVENTURE?
we’ve got the answer
TASMANIA
more than just a great place to stay
PRIVILEGES BY WYNDHAM
now better than ever
Exclusively for WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham Owners
a word from …
Mark Potgieter
Marketing & WorldMark Services
it’s easy with Owner Education online.
Check it out at worldmarksp.com/education
Spring is a unique season.
Speaking of learning, retired journalist
and WorldMark South Pacific Club Owner,
Don Talbot, learned that Fiji has been on
the receiving end of more than its share of
bad publicity in the wake of April’s political
upheaval. Having recently returned from a
comprehensive tour of the island paradise,
Don felt compelled to put pen to paper and
do his bit to set the record straight and help
put the island’s flagging tourism back on its
feet. Find out what Don had to say on page
five’s News.
Not just because it is a time of freshness
and life, but because of what it does to
people. It moves, motivates and invigorates
them like no other season. This year, it
seems, this phenomenon is more noticeable
than ever. Maybe it’s something to do with
the fact that we may have seen the worst of
the global financial crisis, swine flu and the
end of the financial year (fingers-crossed)!
Maybe it’s because many of us are now,
once again, getting up after the sun and
getting home before it sets! Or maybe
the spring in everyone’s step is simply
the excitement of the school, festive and
summer holidays to come? As WorldMark
South Pacific Club Owners, you certainly
have lots to look forward to!
To begin with, understanding, using, and
enjoying your Ownership is now easier than
ever thanks to Owner Education online.
With the latest information on everything
there is to know about your Ownership,
plus nine brand new downloadable DIY
Sessions, it’s bound to have the answer to
your trickiest WorldMark South Pacific Club
questions! And if it doesn’t, it will tell you
where to go to find them. Book a workshop,
book a conference call, or book a resort CEO & Managing Director: Barry Robinson
Marketing & WorldMark Services: Mark Potgieter
Editor: Kent Howlett
Assistant Editor: Angela Metohianakis
Owner Marketing & Loyalty Manager: Marie Hallett
Design: Mustafa Bahar & John Ross
© 2009 WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham. All rights
reserved. Issue 4, 2009. Destinations magazine is published bimonthly by Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific Pty Ltd ABN 30
090 083 613 for WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham Owners.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure accuracy of information,
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific cannot be held responsible
for changes which may occur after press date or for incorrect
information provided. Reproduction of any part of this publication
without written consent is prohibited.
All prices in Destinations magazine are in Australian dollars unless
otherwise stated.
Send your mail, photos & feedback to: [email protected] or
PO Box 7493, Gold Coast MC, QLD 9726, Australia or
fax: AU +61 7 5512 8899
WorldMark South Pacific Club Reservations & Owner Services
Tel: AU 1300 850 160, NZ 0800 850 160, FJ 008 003 263
Fax: AU +61 7 5512 8770
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a word from…
But don’t stop there! This issue also
features a comprehensive look at the
newly improved Privileges by Wyndham
Ownership enhancement program (see
page seven). With more benefits, features
and extras than ever before, there has
never been a better time to enjoy Privileges
benefits. On that note, the Privileges
Program has recently included new
Associate Rooms at a favourite holiday
hot spot – Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia
Pacific Marcoola Beach on the Sunshine
Coast – and these rooms have become
available to all Owners! The Ocean View
Rooms are the perfect way to observe the
superb coastline of Marcoola Beach. Rest
assured WorldMark South Pacific Club
rooms are still available and ready for your
next visit.
Friends First by Wyndham
Tel: AU 1800 FRIENDS, 1800 374 3637, NZ 0800 440 418,
Fax: AU +61 7 5512 8497
email: [email protected]
returned. By entering this contest, participants agree to unrestricted
use of their photographs without any compensation by WorldMark
South Pacific Club and Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific.
Travel Packages & WorldMark Specials (page 9, 11, 13 - 15, 21)
Travel Terms and Conditions apply. Contact Travel by Wyndham
for prices from other capital cities than what is advertised, single
supplements, high season surcharges, costs for children or for
detailed itineraries. Full details can be obtained by calling or
emailing Travel by Wyndham. All prices are in Australian dollars,
are per person twin share (TS), unless otherwise stated, are based
on travelling in low season, are inclusive of taxes and exclude visas
and insurance. NOTE - taxes will vary depending on departure and
stopover cities and are subject to change. All flights are based on
return economy airfares unless otherwise stated. Packages, flights
and tours are subject to availability at the time of reservation. Travel
by Wyndham reserves the right to adjust their prices in the event
that prices and/or exchange rates fluctuate. Travel by Wyndham
reserves the right to withdraw an advertised package at any time and
all packages are subject to the Terms and Conditions of the individual
airlines and travel providers. Cancellations and amendments will be
billed for cash. Minimum numbers must be met on advertised Travel
by Wyndham Club Tours for a Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
escort to attend. If numbers fall below the required minimum, pricing
on advertised Club Tours may alter.
Owner Enhancements - Tel: AU 1800 735 757
email: [email protected]
Finance by Wyndham - Tel: AU 1800 021 129
email: [email protected]
Address Update - [email protected]
(please supply your Owner number)
Terms & Conditions
Third Party Advertisments (Page 6, 10 & 17)
WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham and Wyndham Vacation
Resorts Asia Pacific accepts no responsibility or liability for third
party advertisements published in this issue of Destinations
magazine. All third party advertisers take full responsibility and
liability for their advertisements and any legal consequences that
may occur as a result of their advertisement or any representations
contained therein.
Mailbag (page 4)
One letter and its accompanying photo, labelled with your name,
Owner number and description of where the photo was taken, will
be selected each issue. The winning entry will receive a voucher for
three nights accommodation at any WorldMark South Pacific Club
resort, subject to availability. Letters may be edited for space and
clarity. By entering this contest, participants agree to unrestricted use
of their photographs without any compensation by WorldMark South
Pacific Club and Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific.
Photo Competition (page 4)
In 2009, we want to see your favourite holiday snapshots! Corporate
Communications will award the best photo of each issue a $50
cheque. A yearly winner, chosen from the six issue finalists, will
receive one week at a WorldMark South Pacific Club resort of their
choice, subject to availability. All photos must have been taken by an
Owner on a WorldMark South Pacific Club holiday, exchange holiday,
or Owner Event. Digitally altered photos will not be eligible for entry.
Please label each print with your name and Owner Number and
include a description of where the photo was taken. Only one winning
entry per person per year will be permitted. Photos will not be
In fact, this issue is packed full of specials,
deals, news and great ideas on where to
go and what to do on your next WorldMark
South Pacific Club adventure. And don’t
forget to keep your Owner details upto-date so you can be alerted to all the
WorldMark South Pacific Club specials and
hot deals. Log onto worldmarksp.com to
ensure your details are correct, then grab
yourself a cuppa, pull up a chair and start
reading. Destinations Issue 4 is ready!
Although WorldMark South Pacific Club makes every effort to ensure
that it only arranges the services of professional and safe activity
operators for its members and guests, WorldMark South Pacific Club
accepts no liability for any loss, injury or damage that a guest or
Owner may sustain from whatever cause including activity operators’
own negligence. Members and guests participate in any activity/tour
at their own risk and release, discharge and indemnify Wyndham
Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific Pty Ltd and its subsidiaries and all other
associated entities and personnel from and against all liability in
relation to any loss or injury that they may sustain, whether caused
by activity operators’ negligence or otherwise. Please note that any
packages advertised in conjunction with a stay at WorldMark South
Pacific Club resorts will be subject to the normal Club guidelines with
regard to booking requirement, season, size of the apartment chosen,
days of the week you holiday, and length of stay.
ABN 71 090 106 077.
IATA No: 02356141, QLD TAG1753. PO Box 7493, GCMC, QLD 9726.
contents
issue 04/2009
Club Services
Owner Benefits 07
Privileges by Wyndham has had a
makeover and is looking better than ever.
08
Features
I Love You But … 08
Addicted to Adventure
11
Beware of the adrenalin bug! 21
Busting the myths around Tasmania.
Regulars
A Word From … Mark Potgieter,
Marketing & WorldMark Services
MailBag 04
Are you one of the lucky winners of
this month’s competitions?
News 07
19
Spread the word and share the wealth.
Owner Education 20
DIY Sessions – your anywhere, anytime,
online educational resource.
Resort Quick Guide 22
Where are you off to next?
Travel THE
WORLD
02
12
Travel by Wyndham is your exclusive
Owner-only travel agency.
friends first City or country? Where to go for
your next holiday.
Great Places to Stay
Meet the
Dream Makers Club Tours 13
The 2010 itineraries have arrived!
TRAVEL DEALS 14
New York, Europe, South Pacific and Asia.
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05
Find out what’s going on in your
WorldMark South Pacific Club world.
Events Calendar 16
What’s happening out your
favourite destination?
15 Minutes With ... 18
Elisabeth Vega, Wyndham Vacation Resorts
Asia Pacific Sydney Housekeeper.
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mailbag
letter of the month
Marilyn and I have just returned from 10 days
in “the West” staying at Dunsborough and
Perth. We had a wonderful time, visiting many
of the Margaret River wineries, eating at both
establishments, and visiting a multitude of
interesting places such as Rottnest Island, New
Norcia, Freemantle and York.
I wanted to express our pleasure at the
outstanding level of service we received from
all Wyndham [Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific]
staff. They were all friendly, knowledgeable and
organised. As total newcomers to the areas, we
were able to access every attraction we desired.
Their local knowledge and their advice on local
transport was invaluable.
On our return each day, it was an enormous
pleasure to enjoy “happy hour”, with the staff
photo comp
This year we’re looking for your favourite
holiday snapshots! Pictured here is Charles
Rabakewa, one of WorldMark South Pacific
Club by Wyndham Denarau Island’s resident
hat weavers, snapped ‘in action’ by Matthew
and Wendy Edwards. “This photo is of
one staff member (there were so many)
who contributed to making our holiday
so memorable. My son Jake and Charles
became good friends and he will treasure
the memories and the hat forever”.
Congratulations Matthew, Wendy and Jake.
Your $50 cheque is on its way!
Photo competition winners receive a $50 cheque
and the overall best submission of the year wins one
week at a WorldMark South Pacific Club resort of
their choice*.
Email entries to: [email protected] or mail
to: Destinations South Pacific Photo Contest, PO Box
7493 GCMC Queensland 9726, Australia.
*Terms and Conditions apply. See page 2 for details.
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mailbag
ever attentive to our needs. These people are
the organisation’s greatest asset!
At Dunsborough our apartment was spacious,
well equipped, and very relaxing. Our Outram
unit was also more than adequate for our
needs. Having travelled north for a few days,
we returned earlier than expected to Perth and
The Outram - on the off chance there may be a
room. No problem! Sarah was able to organise
something for us on the spot - fantastic service!
We have been Owners since September 2003,
and have visited many [WorldMark South Pacific
Club] establishments and associated resorts
- but this little holiday has topped them all.
Congratulations on a job well done.
Brian and Marilyn Cox
Winners of the Letter of the Month will receive
a voucher for three nights accommodation at
a WorldMark South Pacific Club resort of their
choice*.
Email your letter and an accompanying photo to:
[email protected] or post to: Destinations
South Pacific Magazine Mailbag, PO Box 7493,
GCMC QLD 9726, Australia.
*Terms and Conditions apply. See page 2 for details.
We have just returned from our
ninth visit to Fiji. It was our third time at
WorldMark [Resort Denarau Island].
The final “Isa Lei” was the most moving
and meaningful version we had ever
heard.
As usual, the exemplary service from
WorldMark Resort Denarau Island staff left
us in a relaxed mood and our friends loved
the resort too.
I cannot recommend it more highly.
A most wonderful time was had when we
all drove to Sigatoka for a “Sigatoka River
Safari” - a first for us all.
Being the senior member of the group I
was afforded “Chief” status and my word
was law for the trip. Captain “Jack Sparra”
was very knowledgeable about the river
and had a very dry sense of humour. I was
enjoying being Chief and it became more
apparent when we reached Vunarewa
Village, the destination for the day. After a
tour of the village, we were seated under a
temporary covered area - me in the pride
of place as Chief.
We were treated to a welcome ceremony
and song by the villagers, then received
a type of lei and had talcum powder
wiped on our faces. Then came the
traditional Kava ceremony. Being Chief, I
was honoured with the first turn, followed
by the village chief and then everyone
received some.
We were then treated to a magnificent
feast of tropical fruits, more Kava – my
tongue was numb for quite some time dancing and music until we had to leave.
Ian & Janis Wilson
My wife and I and two of our friends
recently spent three nights at Leisure Inn
Pokolbin Hill [WorldMark South Pacific
Club by Wyndham Pokolbin Hill] in the
Hunter Valley.
We had a great time at the wineries,
tasting some great wines.
Our stay was really topped off by the
wonderful accommodation and the
friendly staff of this great place.
We stayed there about four years ago and
again were not disappointed.
Barry Henry
news
FAIR GO FOR FIJI
A trip to WorldMark South Pacific Club by
Wyndham Denarau Island leaves a lasting
impression for all who are fortunate enough
to experience it. But for retired Owner and
journalist, Don Talbot, his trip to Fiji will be
remembered for so much more.
Despite his friends and family’s warning
of: “It’s not safe and there will be military
everywhere,” Don and his family stuck with
their plans and were pleasantly surprised
by what they found. “We headed off along
dusty roads, through villages, picking up
students on their way to class, and on other
days we ventured to villages off the tourist
map”. Amongst Don’s many eye-opening
experiences was an audience with a
village chief.
‘He told us “he was disappointed how the
overseas media had portrayed what had
happened politically in Fiji. We would all
like to see early elections” the village chief
said. “However you have to look at the good
things that Prime Minister (Commodore
Vorege Bainimarama) is doing.” While the
Prime Minister’s achievements include an
earlier retirement age, better pensions,
greater employment opportunities and
the removal of many racial barriers, “the
families we met showed little interest in
the political scene” but rather, “were more
interested in getting adequate meals
and jobs,” Don said.
“In seven days of travel on country roads
and through towns, we never saw one
soldier,” reports Don. “Yet because of media
stories, the global recession and the impact
of the January floods, visitor arrivals in Fiji
fell 27.8% in the first two months of
this year.”
Having returned from his holiday, Don was
keen to set the record straight by putting
pen to paper for his local Toowoomba rag,
‘The Chronicle’. “Fiji is an interesting and
intriguing destination … with such a wide
culture and history,” said Don. “We never
felt unsafe during our travels.” In fact,
“our holiday had been better than the two
previous spells on the island. Our travel
agent is delighted that it won’t be the last
time we visit.”
PRIVILEGES BY WYNDHAM
OWNER EDUCATION
WorldMark South Pacific Club is proud
to announce the launch of online
Owner Education!
Located on worldmarksp.com, the new
online education pages have been designed
to provide you with everything you need to
know about your Ownership and WorldMark
South Pacific Club.
Covering everything from workshop types
and dates to Frequently Asked Questions,
the new pages are a veritable treasure
trove of WorldMark South Pacific Club
information. In a WorldMark South Pacific
Club first, nine short downloadable
educational DIY Sessions - packed full of
basic yet important information - have
also been added to the site, helping
Owners maximise their Ownership in
their own time and at their own pace, 24
hours a day seven days a week.
Since its creation almost three years
ago, Privileges by Wyndham - created
by Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia
Pacific – has offered more than 17,000
valued Owners an opportunity to further
enhance their holidays. Now, thanks to
exciting changes announced on 01 August
2009, Privileges has added more benefits!
With brand new features, expansions to
many existing benefits and the addition
of attractive new ones, Privileges by
Wyndham program is more appealing than
ever. To read more, turn to page seven.
If knowledge is indeed power, then the
new online Owner Education pages on
worldmarksp.com have definitely put the
power of your Vacation Ownership into
your hands. For more on the new online
education pages see page 20.
news
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It’s not often the word ‘venerable’ gets used, but travel through western Europe and
you’ll certainly marvel at its venerable history. From ancient ruins to medieval cathedrals
and baroque palaces, Europe is bursting at the seams with glorious sights to gladden the
heart of history buffs.
ENGLAND
ITALY
FRANCE
Europe’s historic sights don’t have
to be stuffy. In England, you can be
scared silly on a guided tour of Warwick
Castle, visit a top-class motoring
museum at Beaulieu, and go on safari
at Woburn Abbey. For a taste of royal
history, Windsor Castle and Hampton
Court are a must, while Blenheim
Palace is a mind-boggling statement
of aristocratic wealth. But it isn’t all
about magnificence: the outstanding
open-air museum at Beamish near
Durham relates the lives of Victorian
schoolmasters, miners and doctors.
In Italy, history is all around: attend
mass at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome, drift
in a gondola through Venice and walk
the Roman streets of Pompeii. Brilliant
Greek temples sit among almond
orchards in Sicily, and Lecce swoons
with baroque architecture. Then there’s
the Renaissance, which left churches
filled with frescoes, palaces stuffed with
statues, and museums with enough
artworks to give you a permanently slack
jaw. Incredible history coupled with great
coffee, chic shopping and sunshine –
what’s not to like about Italy?
France is another history-lovers dream,
from the romantic châteaux of the
Loire Valley to the palaces of Paris. For
more recent history with an Australian
connection, head to Normandy for the
story of the D-Day landings near Bayeux,
Arromanches and at Omaha Beach.
Then visit the mass graveyards at
Pozières, Ypres and Fromelles, with
their clipped lawns and rows of white
headstones. The Australian National
Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux is a
reminder that, while not all history is
pretty, it can move us in unexpected ways.
Find out more about RCI and our great range of holiday options for WorldMark South Pacific
owners on 1300 737 667 (AU) or 0800 737 667 (NZ) or visit www.rci.com
*Subject to availability. Credit value based on low season, per room per week. Based on set check in days. Call for resort information.
lifestyles of the
Rich & Famous
There’s no doubt about it. Your
WorldMark South Pacific Club Ownership
is your ticket to a lifetime of holiday
memories. With incredible resorts spread
across the length of Australia’s east
coast, as well as in Perth, Dunsborough,
New Zealand and Fiji, your choice of
destinations, and the holidays that come
with them, are second to none. You can
grab a last minute break, take off on the
trip of a lifetime, find yourself on a deserted
tropical-island, or even up to your neck in a
powdery wonderland on the snow-covered
slopes of Wanaka. Add to that the exciting
range of tours, cruises, Club Tours and more
available through Travel by Wyndham, and
it’s fair to say that with WorldMark South
Pacific Club by Wyndham, the world truly is
your oyster!
But what if you want more? More
destinations, more features, more extras
… more of the good life? Then Wyndham
Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific has the
answer for that too. We call it Privileges
by Wyndham, and it’s the ideal way to add
a Champagne lifestyle to your WorldMark
South Pacific Club holidays!
Imagine combining a relaxing beachside
escape at Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia
Pacific Kirra Beach with a few decadent
nights in the world’s tallest residential tower
- Q1 Resort & Spa. Think of it as starring in
your very own episode of ‘Lifestyles of the
Rich and Famous’.
You arrive at Wyndham Vacation Resorts
Kirra Beach and enjoy the red carpet
treatment from the moment you step out
of your vehicle. It starts with Privileges
Elite’s expedited check-in service, which
sees you brush past Reception straight to
your meticulously prepared apartment.
With your fridge stocked according to your
pre-arranged order (no more holidays spent
in the supermarket for you!) there’s nothing
more you need to do, other than grab your
book and spend the rest of your day flat
out … on your deckchair. Then when the
time comes to move on up the road to the
dizzying heights of Q1 Resort & Spa, rest
assured the lifestyle that you have now
grown accustomed to continues with you all
the way.
“But what if you want more …
more of the good life?”
Quite clearly, Privileges gives you
more. Think of it as the cream on your
strawberries, the olive in your Martini!
From exclusive reservation reminders and
booking services, to some of the world’s
leading golf courses and many other
attractive benefits in between, Privileges
adds the finishing touches to your holiday making a good thing, great!
Now, thanks to the addition of brand new
features and benefits, Privileges is even
better. For an average of little more than the
cost of exchange company memberships,
Privileges offers you a prestigious list of
features and benefits, highlighted by such
luxuries as access to international resorts
including the breathtakingly beautiful Bali.
Wish to go further a field? No problem.
Privileges includes memberships to RCI
and ICE Vacations, so exchanging Credits
for dreamy international jaunts is an easy
reality. Or if a week in Tuscany is more
your cup of tea, choose Privileges Platinum
Membership and RCI’s Signature Selections
– which will provide you with access to
Tuscan Villas! There is also the opportunity
for apartment upgrades, exclusive
concierge services … the list goes on.
There’s no doubt about it. Privileges gives
you more.
To add a Privileges Membership to your
WorldMark South Pacific Club Ownership,
or for more information on each of the
program’s features, benefits and extras
see www.worldmarksp.com/privileges,
call the Owner Enhancement Team on
1800 735 757 or simply speak to your
friendly In-House Resort Host on your next
WorldMark South Pacific Club holiday.
Privileges by Wyndham is provided by Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific Pty Ltd as the Developer of WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham (“Developer”). The benefits bestowed under the
Privileges Program are provided at the complete discretion of the Developer, which may revoke or add benefits at any time at its discretion without prior notice. Privileges by Wyndham comprises of four
membership tiers and the benefits obtained through Privileges by Wyndham will vary depending on the tier of membership. For more information and Terms and Conditions of the Privileges by Wyndham
Program please visit the new Privileges web page www.worldmarksp.com/privileges
owner benefits
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darling
I love you but …
She wants the city. He wants the country.
Can’t decide where to go for your
next holiday?
It’s that time of year for a hard-
earned holiday and you’ve had your
heart set on a week of luxury, shopping,
theatre and fine dining. Your partner comes
home, just as eager for that break, but with
a VERY different idea about where, exactly,
to go.
Never fear – if you can’t decide what kind
of holiday to take, head to New South Wales
and get the best of both worlds!
Whether you love to indulge in the hustle
and bustle of a busy city, or you prefer the
quiet country life, New South Wales has
it all. From the contemporary sights and
sounds of Sydney, to the rolling vineyards of
the Hunter Valley, you can accommodate all
your holiday desires …
For the city savvy folk, we’ll start off with
a little fact that you can pass on to your
wary partner. Did you know that Sydney
was rated as one of the top ten tourist
destinations in the world? According to the
2008 Reader’s Choice Awards published
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I love you but …
by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, not
only was Sydney voted one of the best
cities to visit in 2008, by travellers across
the globe, it appears Sydney scored top
marks for ambience, culture, attractions,
restaurants, lodging, shopping and of
course, friendliness.
Not that you need more motivation – but
picture this: Lunch on a sunny spring day
by Darling Harbour. There’s wine, good food
and a lively atmosphere. Pedestrians stroll
past enjoying the animated surrounds, with
the Harbour Bridge complementing the
already stunning view in the distance. Boats
are moored along the famous Harbour,
sun reflects off the water, and the city
skyline beckons even the weariest traveller
– there’s shopping to do, and famous sites
to see! Sydney is a world-class shopping
hot spot. Old meets new, local meets
international, and the shopping is endless.
You can spend hours wandering through
Sydney’s iconic shopping spots. Chifley’s
Plaza, with its timeless architecture
and opulence, houses international
and Australian fashion designers for an
authentic Sydney city experience. Visit
the Strand Arcade, right in the heart of
the city, and the Queen Victoria Building,
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known not only for its excellent selection of
first-class stores, but also for its importance
as a historic building amongst Sydney’s 19th
century market place. After your whirlwind
shopping experience, you may be a little tired
(says the husband). A stroll in Hyde Park is
just the thing to enjoy the last rays of the day.
Grab a few picnic pieces from a deli nearby –
you’re sure to find a few in your travels – and
head to the picturesque ‘Avenue of Figs’ in
Hyde Park. What a day! The New South Wales
capital is certainly earning its place as one of
the best cities in the world.
Now, to satisfy the ‘fresh air and green
pastures’ lover, let’s head up to the
Hunter Valley …
Spring in the Hunter Valley: Dawns are still
slightly misty, giving way to mild, sunny
days that are gradually growing warmer.
Travellers to the Hunter Valley come to
indulge in what the region is most famous
for – the exceptional wines, which have a
distinct Hunter Valley flavour. Choose from
a vast array of wineries, touring and tasting
until the day’s end. And what’s even better,
many wineries include exquisite restaurants
showcasing local produce in gourmet
dishes. So you can enjoy superb wines and
then sit back to a delicious meal with a view
of acres of rolling vineyards, picturesque
lakes, and stunning mountains in the
distance. Plus, a trip to the country at this
time of year has another advantage. You
can either spend lazy days breathing-in the
fresh air and open vineyards, or if you wish,
get involved in some of the delightful events
and festivals that the Hunter Valley puts on
for tourists and locals. In September, there
are events like the Festival of Flowers – a
truly visual and sensory experience that
everyone can appreciate. And for lovers of
golf, the Stonehurst Vineyard Cross Country
Golf Classic is an annual challenge for pros
and beginners alike, with all the proceeds
going to Camp Quality. After a hard day
(well, not really) golfing and wine tasting,
simply take a moment to forget the ‘real
world’ and appreciate the Hunter Valley for
all its worth, watching the sun set over a
landscape that is entirely breathtaking.
Yes, it’s the farm life for some, but for
others, the city lights beckon. Forget the
argument and do it all – there are no limits
to your idea of the perfect holiday.
Ask Owner Services about the Split
Week Option - allowing you to stay in two
resorts, or effectively two destinations, in
one holiday!
From 6,185* Credits pp. twin share
ex Brisbane
From 6,685* Credits pp. twin share
ex Melbourne
From 8,850* Credits pp. twin share
ex Auckland
Includes
•3 nights, (Thu-Sat nights) 1-bdrm
standard apartment, (Red Season)
at Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia
Pacific Sydney
•Return airfare to Sydney inclusive
of taxes
*Terms and Conditions apply. Seven-night min. stay may
apply if booked outside 60 days. See page 2 for details.
Hunter Valley
Hot Air BallooninG
OFFER CODE: 1133201
From 7,360* Credits pp. twin share
Includes
•4 nights, studio apartment, (White
Season) at WorldMark South Pacific
Club by Wyndham Pokolbin Hill
•Hot Air balloon experience with
Balloon Aloft including approx.
one-hour flight
•Complimentary champagne and
orange juice after the flight
*Terms and Conditions apply. See page 2 for details.
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addicted to adventure
Do it once, and you’ll do it again.
It may have taken you years to work up the
courage, but there’s no going back once
you’ve finally taken the plunge – literally
speaking. If you’ve always wanted to bungee
jump, or skydive, or paraglide, or just do
something adventurous and exhilarating …
do it! But heed this warning: Extreme sports
are addictive!
Welcome to Wanaka, New Zealand, a
place where you can unleash your inner
daredevil. Wanaka is the perfect place to
do something unforgettable. This region in
spring is phenomenal, flourishing with new
life and a flurry of activity. With so much
to do, it’s hard to decide what to settle
on, but we have a few ideas that will get
your blood pumping. From deep canyoning
– which involves plunging down water
polished chutes, abseiling down waterfalls,
and swimming and floating through
water-sculpted rocks – to rock climbing in
spectacular glaciated valleys, this town
has it all.
For the ultimate view of Wanaka, try your
hand at tandem paragliding. All you have to
do is walk … jog … run and you’re airborne!
Or take advantage of Wanaka’s stunning
and varied waterways with a rafting
adventure that the entire family can enjoy.
With a professional raft guide, you can start
off exploring remote and pristine waterways
before heading into the ‘Snake Rapids’ for a
more daring experience! If you want to stick
to dry ground, take a guided trek through
Wanaka’s beautiful Mt. Aspiring National
Park, climbing higher and higher, until you
can see the steep mountainside descending
drastically into the valley. The view from
the top is truly amazing. Wanaka is a place
where anything is possible, as long you’re
willing. And it gives you the chance to see
New Zealand from all sorts of weird and
wonderful angles!
Australia has its very own hot spot for
adventure too. At the edge of the world,
with a landscape so varied you would think
you were visiting several different countries
at once, Tasmania has all the components
for a holiday worth remembering. From
rivers to mountains, rugged beaches and
open pastures, to rocky plateaus and deep
underground caves – it’s an adventure
lover’s dream.
Tasmania has waterways that are largely
untouched, offering the perfect opportunity
to explore these unspoiled rivers and canals
at your own pace … or via a high-speed jet
boat! Hop in, hold on, and get set to feel
the spray in your face and the wind whip
your hair as you enjoy every moment of this
thrilling journey! Jet boating is for all levels
of fitness and age groups, so take the whole
family! For a bit of mystery, explore the
eerie caves that Tasmania is famous for. Go
with a tour guide on prepared underground
pathways, or if you’re gutsier, a professional
guide will also take you to undeveloped and
‘wilder’ caves. You can’t go past a spot of
abseiling in Australia’s most mountainous
state either. Whether you’re a beginner or
a seasoned thrill seeker, gorges and crags
in this part of Australia are just about
unbeatable. Tasmania is quite simply a onestop shop for the adventurer.
So don’t delay any longer, take a holiday
and do something you can boast about
when you get home. But remember - we
take no responsibility should you develop
an uncontrollable desire for extreme sports!
travelInfo
We’ve put together some exciting
packages to get you motivated …
Seven Mile Beach
with Peppermint Bay
Day Cruise
OFFER CODE: 1173301
From 5,725* Credits pp. twin share
Includes
• 4 nights, 1-bdrm apartment, (Red2
Season) at Wyndham Vacation
Resorts Asia Pacific Seven Mile Beach
• Peppermint Bay fully guided half-day
cruise including the picturesque
Hobart Harbour, River Derwent and
shore excursion to Peppermint Bay
*Terms and Conditions apply. Seven-night min. stay may
apply if booked outside 60 days. See page 2 for details.
The Wild Hills of
Wanaka
OFFER CODE: 1200701
From 6,439* Credits pp. twin share
Includes
• 7 nights, 1-bdrm apartment, (Red9
Season) at Wyndham Vacation
Resorts Asia Pacific Wanaka
• Wild Hills of Wanaka 4WD tour (approx.
3.5 hrs) includes local guide, relaxing
back-country journey of discovery to
one of Lake Wanaka’s best kept secrets.
*Terms and Conditions apply. See page 2 for details.
addicted to adventure
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Just some of your dedicated team from Travel by Wyndham.
meet
the dream makers
Your WorldMark South Pacific
Club Ownership gives you and your
family the ability to enjoy incredible
accommodation at fantastic destinations
right around Australia, New Zealand and
Fiji. But what if that’s not enough? What if
you want to book a flight, hire a car or go
on a tour? What if it’s finally time for that
long awaited dream holiday? What do you
do then? Don’t worry. We have the answer
for that too! Meet the Dream Makers Travel by Wyndham.
What is Travel by Wyndham?
When you become a WorldMark South
Pacific Club by Wyndham Owner you
embark on a lifetime of holidays. With
that, comes the opportunity to receive
complimentary access to the Club’s fullservice travel agency, Travel by Wyndham.
Who is Travel by Wyndham and what do
they offer?
Travel by Wyndham is a registered travel
agency in Australia. The team bring
together the knowledge and skills of no
less than 15 travel professionals, offering
a combined wealth of experience totalling
125 years. This highly skilled team, together
with direct access to the world’s major
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meet the dream makers
airlines, cruise, travel and hospitality
companies, helps Travel by Wyndham
realise our Owners’ wildest travel dreams,
quickly, easily and at very competitive rates.
Do Travel by Wyndham do discounts?
With so many great supplier relationships
we often receive exclusive specials and
prices much lower than our competition.
When we do, we pass these onto you –
helping you save $$$.
What form of payment is accepted?
For most travel purchases, Travel by
Wyndham’s payment options, much like
those of other travel agencies, are guided
by our supplier’s requirements. As you
know, Credits are an acceptable form of
payment for all WorldMark South Pacific
Club, and WorldMark, The Club resort
bookings. For Privileges by Wyndham
Diamond and Platinum Members, Credits
may also be used on occasion for additional
travel purchases, as per the tier’s
allowances.
What do I need when I call Travel
by Wyndham?
In short - everything! But that’s not as
daunting as it sounds! Just remember
the five W’s! Who? What? When? Where?
And sometimes, Why? We need to know
who’s travelling in your group, their legal
names (the one that matches their photo
ID) and in some cases, their date of birth.
We’ll obviously need to know where you’re
planning to travel, when you want to go
and if you or any of your party has special
needs, we’ll need to know that too! But if
you are unsure about any one of these, or
simply want to get an idea of what your
options are – then that’s ok too. The Travel
Club by Wyndham team is more than happy
to help you make your holiday dreams come
to life.
How can I contact Travel by Wyndham?
It’s easy! Just call us on:
Australia 1300 850 160
New Zealand 0800 850 160
or Fiji 008 003 263
Monday to Friday, 8.00am – 5.30pm and
Saturday 9.00am – 12.30pm
(Eastern Standard Time) or email us at
[email protected]
You can also see us online at
worldmarksp.com/travel or right here in the
pages of Destinations!
club tours
Travel by Wyndham’s Club Tours are guided travel experiences designed exclusively for WorldMark South Pacific Club Owners. Created to
meet your every travel need, Club Tours combine premium tour operators with exceptional airlines and quality hotels to deliver the best
possible experience to the world’s hottest destinations at the smallest possible price. These tours are extremely popular – so get in quick!
NEW ZEALAND CLUB TOUR
Departs 07 November 2009
This truly special 13-day Club Tour to New
Zealand includes stays at WorldMark South
Pacific Club resorts in Wanaka and Rotorua
along with many fabulous cultural highlights
and experiences. This amazing trip starts on
arrival in Queenstown, where you will spend
five nights in the stunning South Island,
including a stay in beautiful Wanaka. Travel by
ferry to the North Island, where you will spend
seven nights, with stays in Rotorua, Bay of
Islands and cosmopolitan Auckland.
From just 9,055* Credits pp.
plus $2,599*pp. twin share
(Includes taxes of $190*pp.)
Includes
• Return flights ex Sydney (add-ons available)
• 5 nights at WorldMark South Pacific
Club Resorts
• 7 nights 4-star hotels, twin share
• 7 dinners and 7 breakfasts
• Sightseeing and pre-paid admissions
• Coach and ferry transportation
Land only costings in AUD and
NZD available.
Here’s a PREVIEW OF CLUB TOURS IN 2010!
We have a fantastic and varied selection of Club Tours for 2010 and below you will see a sneak preview of what’s in store for an exciting
and adventure filled year.
EGYPT – Oct 2010
Wonders of Ancient Egypt
Due to the outstanding success of
this tour in 2009, we are repeating it
for those who missed out.
At well under $5,000*pp. twin share
inclusive, this was unbeatable value
in 2009! 2010 prices are getting
locked in now, but we expect them to
be very similar.
EUROPE – Aug 2010
European Jewels
A gorgeous 15-day Uniworld boutique
river cruise from Amsterdam to
Budapest with many additional
options pre/post cruise.
From $5485* pp. twin share. Save
more than $1,500 per couple!
(As compared to 2010 prices)
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CANADA & ALASKA
Aug 2010
This fantastic tour includes
the stunning Rocky Mountains,
accommodation, coach touring and
an Alaskan cruise. OPTION TO USE
CREDITS TOWARD YOUR PAYMENT.
Register your interest now!
CHINA – May 2010
Majestic Yangtze
A land of ancient history and
amazing cultures, this 14-day tour
has been designed for the visitor to
experience first hand the majesty
of the Yangtze River, along with
Shanghai, Beijing and Xian.
From: $4,199* pp. twin share.
(Including airline taxes of approx.
$210* pp.)
SOUTH AMERICA &
JAPAN 2010
Dates are still being finalised for
these two incredible Club Tours to
these amazing countries. Call or
email to register your interest now!
For more details or to register
for any of the above Tours email:
[email protected] or
call: AUS 1300 850 160,
NZ 0800 850 160,
FJ 008 003 263.
*Terms and Conditions apply. See Page 2
for details.
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travel deals
Super Hot Travel Deals
Travel by Wyndham’s best, for a whole lot
less! Enjoy great savings and tremendous
value when you book one of these super
hot deals. Save on airfare commissions,
enjoy added extras on us, or a discount on
your total travel package. We have so many
bargains for our Owners – you’ll find it hard
to find a better price anywhere!
Check these out …
To book any of the following packages, call:
1300 850 160 or email:
[email protected]
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OFFER CODE: 2251501
OFFER CODE: 2233101
OFFER CODE: 2230601
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From $2,335 pp. twin share
*
From $3,640 pp. twin share
(Includes taxes of approx. $370* pp.)
(Includes taxes of approx. $590* pp.)
WE’RE WAIVING AIRLINE
COMMISSIONS ON THIS SUPER
HOT DEAL - SO YOU SAVE!
BOOK A RETURN AIRFARE TO
EUROPE AND A TRAFALGAR TOURS
FIRST CLASS TOUR OF 10 DAYS OR
MORE AND SAVE $250^ PER COUPLE!
Europe from $1,650* pp.
(Includes taxes of approx. $500* pp.)
USA from $1,045* pp.
(Includes taxes of approx. $350* pp.)
Singapore from $889* pp.
(Includes taxes of approx. $260* pp.)
South East Asia from $950* pp.
(Includes taxes of approx. $375* pp.)
Africa from $1,715*pp.
(Includes taxes of approx. $615* pp.)
Cost includes
• Return economy airfares ex. Sydney,
Melbourne, Brisbane
• Airline taxes
• 5 nights at The Wellington Hotel,
Manhattan
• 90-minute SkyLine cruise
Valid for departures until 30 Nov 09.
*Terms and Conditions apply. See page 2 details.
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travel deals
Example of packages available
• Return economy airfares ex Sydney,
Melbourne or Brisbane
• 10 Days Imperial Europe luxury coach
tour including sightseeing, meals and
professional tour guide
Cost includes
• Return economy airfares ex. Sydney,
Melbourne, Brisbane.
• Airline taxes subject to change.
NOTE – Many other Trafalgar Tours and
options available
^Discount on our commission.
*Terms and Conditions apply. See page 2 details.
^In conjunction with advertised airfares only.
*Terms and Conditions apply. See page 2 for details.
SOUTH PACIFIC CRUISE
OFFER CODE: 2314401
Departs 20 March 2010
Joining the fleet in late 2009, P&O’s
magnificent super liner, Pacific Jewel,
will cruise roundtrip from Sydney to the
tropical Pacific. Jump on board for a
truly magical cruising experience and a
fantastic holiday.
*
From 19,150 Credits pp. quad
share (Valid for Platinum and
Diamond Privileges Members)
RECEIVE ONBOARD CREDIT OF
UP TO $75 pp.
Cost includes
• 8-night Pacific Escapade cruise ex.
Sydney, on board Pacific Jewel
• Accommodation and taxes
• All meals onboard (other than
specialty restaurants)
• Entertainment onboard including,
live music, nightclub, recent release
movies
• Many facilities including pools,
casino, games
CHRISTMAS MARKET
RIVER CRUISES
THAI DREAMING
OFFER CODE: 2514101
Thailand is known the world over for
its irresistible mix of sea, sand, ancient
temples and warm hospitality. Get a
taste of Thailand with this value-packed
holiday including FREE City & Temples
tour in Bangkok!
Share the joy of the season and enjoy
a festive mood whilst cruising through
three wonderful countries along the
legendary Rhine or experience timeless
traditions and elegant pageantry along
the beautiful Danube.
*
From $2,345 pp. twin share
*
From $1,439 pp. twin share
FIRST 10 COUPLES TO BOOK A
FESTIVE RIVER CRUISE RECEIVE
$200^ OFF THE COST!
INCLUDES FREE CITY TOUR OF
BANGKOK AND FREE HOTEL NIGHTS
IN BANGKOK & PHUKET!
Cost includes
Cost includes
• 7-night Uniworld Boutique River
Cruise Rhine Holidays Markets (Basel
to Cologne) OR Danube Holiday
Markets (Budapest To Passau)
• Return economy airfares ex Sydney,
Melbourne, Brisbane
• 7 nights Riverview Stateroom, all
meals onboard, complimentary wine
during dinner, 7 shore excursions,
Captains Welcome and
Farewell Dinners
• 4 nights at The Narai Hotel, Bangkok,
including breakfast (Stay 4 / Pay 3)
Cruises depart on various dates
throughout December 2009. Call NOW
and cherish the glory and magic of the
holiday season in grand European style.
Cash option also available for Privileges and
non-Privileges Owners.
*Terms and Conditions apply. See page 2 details.
OFFER CODE: 2411201
^Must book and deposit by 30 Sep 09.
*Terms and Conditions apply. See page 2 details.
• Airline taxes ($375*pp. subject
to change)
• FREE Bangkok City & Temples Tour
- visit three impressive temples
including the Golden Buddha and
enjoy a ride through the busy streets
of Chinatown
• 8 nights at Horizon Patong Beach
Resort, including buffet breakfast
(Stay 8 / Pay 4)
*Terms and Conditions apply. See page 2 details.
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Ballarat International Foto Biennale Inc
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Southern
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Wine Weekend
Taste some of
the best wines
Southern Tasmania
has to offer, with
up to 60 wines
to taste! Visit
totaltravel.com.au/
travel/tas
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Aquasculpture
Port Macquarie’s
outdoor
environmental arts
exhibition – with
over 50 artists
competing for
the national Open
Sculpture Prize.
Visit aquasculpture.
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Attracting national
and international
jazz performers,
and set against
a breathtaking
ocean beachfront
backdrop, this
festival location is
the perfect spot
to enjoy jazz at
its finest. Visit
manly.nsw.gov.au/
manlyjazz
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WANAKA 15 - 18 October Wanakafest 2009
Wanaka’s four-day celebration of arts, music and sport. Events
include a food and wine fair, waterfront events, a street parade
and loads more! Visit wanakafest.co.nz
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FLYNNS BEACH/PORT MACQUARIE
18 October Wingham Big Boys Toys Show
A feast for the senses – this year’s show
includes the Royal Hobart International
Wine show, Fine Food Awards and
the Tasmanian Vineyard of the
Year Competition.
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Cyclists of all ages and abilities come together and
cycle through Sydney’s picturesque surroundings. Visit
sydneyolympicpark.com.au
HOBART 21 – 24 October 2009 Royal
Hobart Show
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This is the largest urban art festival
in the Southern Hemisphere! Enjoy
everything from chalk art, to market
stalls, street entertainment and much
more. Visit chalkurbanart.com
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SYDNEY 27 September
City of Sydney Spring Cycle 2009
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This show will feature cars, trucks, bikes, boats, go-karts, jet
skis, fishing, archery, adventure sports, tools, music,
a freestyle motorcycle demonstration and more!
See visitnsw.com/Wingham
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A brand new event
showcasing the
delicious array
of gourmet food
and wine from the
Goldfields and
across central
Victoria. Visit
totaltravel.com.au/
travel/vic
BIFB’09 will feature 20 of the best
photographers from across Australia and
the world. Exhibits from China, Poland,
Lithuania, Italy, Germany, Hong Kong,
USA and Canada.
Visit totaltravel.com.au/travel/vic
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Taste, Ballarat
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15 minutes with ...
Elizabeth Vega
Executive Housekeeper, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific Sydney
She was hard to get a hold of.
In fact, she answered the phone a little
breathless. “I’ve been training staff all day,
and only just got into the office,” she says.
Introducing our bubbly - and busy Executive Housekeeper from Sydney,
Elizabeth Vega. There’s a lot to do as a
Housekeeper for our Sydney resort, but
Elizabeth keeps on top of it all.
“I always need to anticipate the day ahead.
In the mornings I allocate tasks, do the
paper work and brief my Room Attendants.
I must always keep the relevant people
updated so we all know what to expect for
the day and what to be ready for.”
And Elizabeth has to be ready for just about
anything. Owners and guests often have
plenty of questions – whether it’s directions
they are after, more towels they need, or
even questions regarding their Ownership,
Elizabeth almost always has an answer.
After spending two years with us, it’s no
wonder she knows what she’s talking about.
The fact that she has spent much of her
career working in hospitality and customer
service probably doesn’t hurt either.
“I graduated in Hong Kong and spent
several years there working in hospitality.
I wanted a change in direction so I took a
job working in Customer Service for Cathay
Pacific (airline). Then Australia called and
my husband and I moved!”
Working for Wyndham Vacation Resorts
Asia Pacific was Elizabeth’s first experience
with Vacation Ownership. The challenge,
she says, is keeping the benchmark high.
“Working in Vacation Ownership is a lot
different. There are high expectations
and you have to meet those expectations.
It’s great because I get to talk to Owners
directly and they tell me what’s good, what
they would like to see for the future – all
those things. I learn a lot in the process and
I become friends with Owners.”
Not only does Elizabeth make sure the team
is up to speed with everything Owners may
need, she keeps the atmosphere positive
with her tireless assistance and cheerful
attitude.
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15 minutes with…
“I really enjoy working with my colleagues
and try not to have too many ‘serious’
briefings. I also encourage everyone to
help each other out – if you see something
that needs to be done, don’t allocate it to
someone else, just do it! And if there are
Owners on the floor, always be attentive to
their needs and go out of your way to assist
them. We’re a team.”
Elizabeth even entered the team into the
‘Housekeeping Olympics’ (yes there is such
a thing), with great performances all round.
“It’s great because I get to
talk to Owners directly and they
tell me what’s good, what they
would like to see for
the future …”
“There are all sorts of competitions in
the Housekeeping Olympics: toilet paper
mummy wrapping, mopping relays,
scrubbing disc throws … and next year,
we’re determined to take out First Place!”
With such a great team vibe and huge
amounts of enthusiasm, it couldn’t get
any better for our Sydney folk - until you
discover Elizabeth’s husband is a
pastry chef.
That’s right, the team are regularly
treated to delicious desserts and treats by
Elizabeth’s talented ‘other half’. Very lucky
indeed!
The Gift that Keeps on Giving
Introduce your friends to a lifetime of holiday memories with WorldMark South Pacific Club by
Wyndham and we’ll shower you both with thanks.
You get …
• Up to 3,000 Friends First Bonus Vacation Credits for each friend you introduce
• The ability to stay longer, travel further, upgrade your accommodation and more
Friend attends
presentation with you
Friend confirmed as
WorldMark South Pacific
Club Owner
Total Friends First Bonus
Vacation Credits
1000
2000
3000
Friend attends presentation
Friend confirmed as
WorldMark South Pacific
Club Owner
Total Friends First Bonus
Vacation Credits
500
1000
1500
Your friends get ...
•The chance to start their own lifetime of WorldMark South Pacific Club holiday memories
•A choice of premium thank you rewards including:
- Return airfares for two to Fiji*; or
- $1,000* worth of holiday certificates;
- PLUS a $75* Coles Group and Myer gift card redeemable once they’ve completed their presentation.
Find out how you can give your friends the gift that keeps on giving now at
www.worldmarksp.com/friendsfirst or call
AUS 1800 FRIENDS (1800 374 3637) / NZ 0800 440 418
*Terms and Conditions apply. Please visit our website for details at www.worldmarksp.com/friendsfirst or call AUS 1800 FRIENDS (1800 374
3637) NZ 0800 440 418. To receive rewards from Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific your friends must complete our presentation of
approximately 90 minutes on the benefits of our Vacation Ownership program, where they will be made an offer to purchase our product.
Coles Group and Myer does not warrant, endorse or recommend any goods or services advertised in this material. When using the Passport 2
Paradise a cash top up amount will be required. When using Bonus Fiji Flights Vouchers, please note that Vouchers are valued at up to $1,780
depending on the point of departure and Vouchers are flying with Air Pacific provided that you book and pay for one of the accommodation
packages featured in the “Take off to Fiji Promotion” for a minimum stay of 8 nights. All offers subject to availability.
owner education
DIY Education
If the medieval lawyer and philosopher,
Sir Francis Bacon, was right when he said
“knowledge is power” then he would surely
be pleased with Owner Education’s effort
to empower Owners with their latest online
education tool – nine downloadable DIY
Educational Sessions.
The nine downloadable chapters include:
As part of the exciting new online Owner
Education pages, the new DIY Sessions,
covering everything from “Travel Club by
Wyndham” to “WorldMark by Wyndham”,
have been created to be a step-by-step
‘How To’ guide, for getting the basics of
your Ownership down pat.
3.Reservations - How to access your
lifetime of holiday memories.
The DIY Sessions let you learn and practice
your new skills at your own pace and in the
comfort of your own home 24 hours a day,
seven days a week.
As another way to help you maximise
your Ownership in your own time, the DIY
Sessions are expected to be a big hit with
Owners. To check them out, and the rest of
the fantastic new online education pages,
see worldmarksp.com/education now.
1. The Wyndham Family – Welcome to the
wonderful world of Wyndham.
2.Your Holiday Ownership Club Understanding and making the most of
your Holiday Credits.
4.Travel Club by Wyndham - Your exclusive
Owner-only full-service travel agency.
5.Destinations - From where to go and what
to see, to the latest WorldMark South
Pacific Club news, Destinations is your
exclusive Owner magazine.
6.Friends First - Introduce your friends and
family to the world of WorldMark South
Pacific Club and reap the rewards!
7. Privileges by Wyndham (Part One) - More
benefits, more extras and more holiday
options than ever before.
8.Associate Resorts (Privileges by
Wyndham Part Two) - Wyndham Vacation
Resorts Asia Pacific Associate Resorts
- more resort options for Privileges by
Wyndham Members.
9.Exchange Partners - Exchange your
Holiday Credits and let your WorldMark
South Pacific Club Holiday Credits take
you to more than 60,000 hotels and
resorts worldwide.
workshops 2009
Two types - two approaches
Let’s Get You Holidaying
Beyond the South Pacific
Designed for Owners who want to know how to maximise their
Designed for Owners who want to travel beyond the South
Ownership and plan their holidays!
Pacific using their WorldMark South Pacific Club Ownership!
(Please bring your Resort Guide with you to this workshop).
Topics Include
Topics include
•Accessing WorldMark, The Club in the USA,
• Making the most of your Ownership
• Holiday Planning 101 – Let’s Get You Holidaying!
• Booking procedures, hints and tips
• Booking for friends and family
• Maximising your Credits
• What benefit do I use and when?
Canada and Mexico
• Understanding RCI and ICE Gallery – making
exchange work for you
• Travel by Wyndham – using your Membership to go
further than ever before
Plus a great environment to share your WorldMark South
Pacific Club experiences with other like-minded Owners.
Plus a great environment to share your WorldMark South
Pacific Club experiences with other like-minded Owners.
To find a workshop near you visit www.worldmarksp.com/ownerworkshops
Book online and receive instant confirmation! It’s easy!
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owner education
great places to stay
Tasmania
A myth no longer ...
There are theories that it was once
located in the Persian Gulf. Some argue
Africa, others claim the Middle East. Well,
we’re convinced we know exactly where the
Garden of Eden was – and it’s closer than
you think.
It’s a secret we’ve known for years. But
travellers from around the world are
discovering this heavenly region at an evergrowing rate, happily boasting about its
exquisite natural wonders, its near-perfect
conditions, and the utter beauty of
the place.
Tasmania – formally the Garden of Eden.
(Please note, we have no actual proof of
this, but once there, you will no doubt
agree!) It all adds up: Lush gardens to walk
through, pristine lakes and rivers to swim in,
majestic mountains to climb, and evidently,
apples to be picked. Yes, if it’s earthly
delights you’re looking for, then look no
further than Tasmania.
Upon entering this otherworldly place,
you will first notice that Tasmania has
every kind of landscape, for every kind of
person. It’s as if Mother Nature decided
to put all of her best in one spot. You will
find yourself convinced that you have
never seen greener fields, clearer rivers,
or picture-perfect mountains. Tasmania
seems untouched by the outside world - like
you are the very first to step foot on its
shores. In this part of the world, it’s easy
to get back to basics and forget everything
else. Take a journey along the beach, either
on foot or on horseback. Head to a farm
to select your favourite season’s fruit.
Stroll through near-endless vineyards. Dip
your feet into cool springs. Trek through
wilderness, climb rocky summits and look
beyond the ocean to the horizon ahead.
Simply breathe in the clean air.
But what would paradise be without a few
miraculous experiences?
Walk amongst the treetops at Tahune, on
the edge of the South West Wilderness.
This 600 metre-long walkway reaches 48
metres above the ground, giving you a view
of the forested mountains beyond and the
convergence of the Huon and Picton Rivers.
Or see Tasmania from the top of the 1270
metre summit of Mt. Wellington, and be
rewarded with the 360 degree panorama
that covers the city, the Derwent River,
Tasman Peninsula and the mountain peaks
in the distance. Tour the Central Highlands
and stand on the shores of the Great Lake,
the largest natural freshwater lake in
Australia. Throughout your travels you may
stumble upon historic castles, hidden caves
and secluded forests, with nothing but sunfiltered light through the trees to keep you
company.
“It’s as if Mother Nature
decided to put all of her best
in one spot. ”
Rest assured, there is a place for you in
this paradise. Wyndham Vacation Resorts
Asia Pacific Seven Mile Beach, located in
an area that remains largely untouched by
the outside world and adjacent to protected
national parklands, is awaiting your arrival.
You have the best of Tasmania’s wilderness
all around you, with the convenience of
Hobart close by. What’s more, you will get to
experience Seven Mile Beach at its recently
renovated finest, with superior Presidential
Suites and superb Penthouse Apartments
now available. Heaven on earth.
travelInfo
Take advantage of one of our Fly/Stay
packages to enjoy all that Tassie has
to offer!
Tassie 3-Night Fly/Stay
OFFER CODE: 1171102
From 4,515* Credits pp. quad share
Includes
• Return airfares & taxes
Melbourne/Hobart
• 3 nights 2-Bdrm Apartment (Red2
Season) at Wyndham Vacation
Resorts Asia Pacific Seven Mile Beach
*Terms and Conditions apply. See page 2 for details.
great places to stay
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quick guide
1. WorldMark Resort Cairns
Trinity Links Resort, 72 Kowinka St
9. Wyndham Vacation Resorts Kirra Beach
Cnr Coyne & Winston Sts, Kirra Beach
17.The Falls Luxury Apartments
The Avenue, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains Whiterock, Qld 4868
2. Whale Cove Resort
68 Pulgul St, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Qld 4655
10.WorldMark Resort Coffs Harbour
Novotel Pacific Bay Resort, Cnr Pacific Hwy & 18.WorldMark Resort Lakes Entrance
The Esplanade Resort & Spa, 1 The Esplanade Gold Coast, Qld 4225
Charlesworth Bay Dr, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2444
3. Ivory Palms Resort
73 Hilton Tce, Noosaville, Sunshine Coast
11.WorldMark Resort Port Macquarie
North Point Apartments, 2 Murray St
Qld 4566
4. Wyndham Vacation Resorts Marcoola Beach
923 David Low Way, Marcoola Beach
Sunshine Coast, Qld 4564
12.Wyndham Vacation Resorts
Flynns Beach
14-20 Flynn St, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444
13.WorldMark Resort Port Stephens
Le Meilleur Horizons Golf Resort
5 Horizons Dr, Salamander Bay, NSW 2317
6. Wyndham Vacation Resorts Crown Towers
5-19 Palm Ave, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast 14.WorldMark Resort Pokolbin Hill
Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill, Cnr McDonalds & Qld 4217
Broke Rd, Pokolbin Hill, NSW 2320
7. Q1 Resort & Spa
Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
15.Wyndham Vacation Resorts Sydney
Cnr Wentworth Ave and Goulburn St, Sydney 22
Qld 4217
Lakes Entrance, Vic 3909
19.WorldMark Resort Ballarat
Cnr Morgan & Grant Sts, Sebastopol, Vic 3356
Port Macquarie, NSW 2444
5. WorldMark Resort Golden Beach
75 Esplanade, Golden Beach, Sunshine Coast Qld 4868
NSW 2782
20. Hawthorne Suites, Barwon Heads
13th Beach Golf Links, Barwon Heads Rd Barwon Heads, Vic 3227
21. Wyndham Vacation Resorts
Seven Mile Beach
78 Surf Rd, Seven Mile Beach, Tas 7170
22.Wyndham Vacation Resorts Dunsborough
700 Caves Rd, Dunsborough, WA 6281
23.Wyndham Vacation Resorts Perth
32 Outram St, West Perth, WA 6005
NSW 2000
8. Swell Resort
Cnr Gold Coast Hwy & Ocean St
16.The Mountain Heritage Resort & Spa
Cnr Apex & Lovel St, Katoomba
24.Edgewater Palms
8-10 Marsden Rd, Paihia, Bay of Islands
Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Qld 4220
quick guide
Blue Mountains, New South Wales 2780
New Zealand
Bali
30
28
29
INDONESIA
FIJI
Denarau Island
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2
Queensland
Hervey Bay
Noosaville
Marcoola Beach
Golden Beach
} Surfers Paradise
Burleigh Heads
Kirra Beach
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
New South Wales
11
12
Cairns
1
Northern Territory
Coffs Harbour
Port Macquarie
Flynns Beach
Queensland
3
6
Western Australia
7
2
Hervey Bay
4 5
Sunshine Coast
8
South Australia
9
Coffs Harbour
10
11 12
New South Wales
Gold Coast
Port Macquarie
Port Stephens
Pokolbin Hill
13
14
Perth
Dunsborough
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AUSTRALIA
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Katoomba 16
Wentworth Falls 17
15
Sydney
ACT
Victoria
Ballarat
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18
20
Lakes Entrance
Barwon Heads
Bay of Islands
Tasmania
25
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Rotorua
Seven Mile Beach
25. WorldMark Resort Rotorua
1420 Hamurana Rd, Rotorua, New Zealand
28.Pat-Mase Villas Jimbaran Bay
Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, 100 X
Jimbaran, Bali
NEW ZEALAND
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26. Wyndham Vacation Resorts Wanaka
109 Mt. Aspiring Rd, Lake Wanaka
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29.Swiss-Belhotel Bay View
Jl. Kebo Iwa, Taman Mumbul, Nusa Dua, Bali
New Zealand
Wanaka
KEY/LEGEND
WorldMark South Pacific Club
by Wyndham Resorts
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
Associate Resorts
27. WorldMark Resort Denarau Island
Narew Road Nadi, Denarau Island, Fiji
30. Bali Dynasty Resort
South Kuta, Bali
To enquire about, or book any of these
fantastic resorts see www.worldmarksp.com
or call the Owner Services Centre on:
AUS 1300 850 160
NZ 0800 850 160
FJ 008 003 263
Note: Map not to scale
quick guide
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S E L F - D R I V E
Put yourself in the driver’s seat and enjoy the freedom and flexibility
of the road less travelled. Including quality WorldMark South
Pacific Club accommodation and car hire options, these exhilarating
value packed twin share, self-drive packages are ready to roll.
SOUTH ISLAND
DISCOVERY
TOUR THE
APPLE ISLE
DUNSBOROUGH
& PERTH ESCAPE
8,500*
6,618*
8,500*
credits pp twin share
offer code: 1202302
credits pp twin share
offer code: 1171002
credits pp twin share
offer code: 1061102
NEW ZEALAND FROM
TASMANIA FROM
WESTERN AUSTRALIA FROM
For more details and destinations see www.worldmarksp.com/discovery
book now on 1300 850 160 or
email [email protected]
*Terms and Conditions apply. Visit www.worldmarksp.com/discovery or call the number above for details.