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My Guide to Sydney on a Shoestring

Sydney Harbour BridgeDespite being a true-blue Australian in her mid 20’s, up until this year I had never visited New South Wales’ vibrant capital city.  While my friends were shocked, they were even more surprised when they discovered all the amazing things I did in Sydney while on a tight budget.  Sydney often has a reputation for being pricey, especially for visitors.  But with a little forward planning and imagination you really can explore the very best of this amazing cosmopolitan hub, for next to nothing.

Five Fun Favourites in Sydney

  1. A Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb was at the top of my to-do list.  But being on a budget, the experience was out of my reach.  Instead, I decided to walk across the bridge which was just as unforgettable.  While the views may not be as spectacular, I got a rush standing on this iconic structure, and some pretty awesome photos too.  For just a few dollars you can go to the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout and Museum which is housed high up in one of the bridge pylons.  The views are gorgeous late afternoon.
  2. I love my history and Sydney has plenty to share so I was keen to discover its stories and secrets, on the cheap.  Head over to Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour and take a walk around this treasure trove of history.  It was once a convict prison and its eerie sandstone jail has been nominated for World Heritage listing.  During World War Two the island was a massive shipyard, and many sheds and slipways remain.  You can even camp on the island for a truly memorable experience.  Travel on Sunday and you can get the Family Funday Sunday ticket for just $2.50 which gives you unlimited travel all day by train, bus and regular ferries.  That means you can get to Cockatoo Island for less than the cost of a cup of coffee.
  3. Architecture is another passion of mine so I headed to Government House to admire its outstanding Gothic Revival style.  You can explore rooms which have been used by some famous faces, including Queen Elizabeth.  There’s also plenty of 19th and 20th century furniture to admire to really take you back in time.
  4. While you are in the area, walk over to the Royal Botanic Gardens and join one of the free guided walks.  There’s 30 hectares of beautiful gardens and lawns to explore all overlooking the harbour.
  5. Sydney’s coastline is breathtaking and there are plenty of walking tracks to take in the views.  If you are looking for something extra special try the North Head National Park walking trails.  Enjoy stunning views of Sydney Harbour from the cliff tops and explore North Head Sanctuary’s abundant flora and fauna in this isolated slice of paradise.  North Head is also home to intriguing military fortifications and tunnels from World War Two.
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Incredible Cockatoo Island

Sydney truly has so many amazing stories to share and is a great place to spend a few adventurous days.  I stayed at Wyndham Vacation Resorts Sydney which was the perfect CBD location to enjoy my days of discovery.  Visit www.wyndhamap.com/hotels/sydney to book your next getaway.  

Wyndham’s New Look Website Officially Unveiled

After three years of planning and thousands of hours of development, the wait is finally over, with Wyndham in the Asia Pacific successfully launching its highly anticipated company website this morning.

From today, guests and WorldMark South Pacific Club owners have access to a dynamic, one-stop-shop for vacation ownership information, holiday planning, special offers and much more.Image

Wyndham’s four separate websites, including the existing Wyndham Hotel Group and WorldMark South Pacific Club websites, have been completely redesigned and consolidated into one central online hub, making it easier to navigate and locate information.

With approximately 1,200 pages, the new website includes new and improved features such as a dynamic world map linking to the individual resorts, a dedicated media centre with news, media releases and image library, and a new blog called Layne’s Travels by Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific Ambassador and seven-time world surfing champion Layne Beachley.

“I am very excited to announce the launch of our new website, which will align our various business units in the Asia Pacific into one central website,” said Barry Robinson, CEO and Managing Director of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific.

“It will help to service our vacation owners and customers with the best overall experience possible, while keeping in line with our mission to make holiday dreams come true,” Mr Robinson added.

A major highlight of the website is that it is responsive to smart devices, tablets and smartphones, providing visitors access while on the go.

View a brief demonstration of the new site here or visit www.wyndhamAP.com.

Wyndham in the Asia Pacific encompasses three business arms: Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham and Wyndham Hotel Group in the South Pacific, which are all part of the Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) family of companies.

Sink Your Teeth into New Mexican Dishes in Fiji

Mamacita restaurantA spicy combination of Mexican flavours has arrived at Wyndham Resort Denarau Island, as part of the resort’s major redevelopment.

The onsite Mamacita Mexican International Bar and Restaurant opened recently as one of the only Mexican dining establishments in Fiji and has already attracted rave reviews from guests. Continue reading

Top Three Wyndham Resorts of 2012 in the Asia Pacific

Surfers Paradise Beach
Make a splash at Surfers Paradise Beach.

Holiday dreams can come true and make a positive difference on our lives!

This was certainly the case for hundreds of travellers who enjoyed amazing stays and gave rave reviews for these Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific properties.

Here are the three most popular resorts in 2012, according to guest feedback…

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Three of the Coolest Ways to Chill Out This Autumn

Surf Coast Walk
Soak in the scenery on the 27-kilometre Surf Coast Walk

As the energy and excitement of summer fun succumbs to the shorter days and milder temperatures of autumn, the conditions become ripe for some quality rest and recreation.

Indulge in the pleasure of sleeping-in and witnessing the explosion of colour across the landscape at… Continue reading

Wyndham CEO joins CookOff to take a bite out of hunger

Barry Robinson chef
Barry Robinson, CEO and Managing Director of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, prepares for the CEO CookOff

Gold Coast-based CEO and Managing Director, Barry Robinson will trade his Wyndham cap for a chef’s hat to tackle malnutrition and homelessness next month. Continue reading

Wyndham in Contention for Eight Timeshare Gongs

Wyndham has been nominated for Best Place to Work, with overseas conferences one of the many reasons.
Wyndham has been nominated for Best Place to Work, with overseas conferences one of the many reasons.

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, one of the Gold Coast’s largest corporate employers, is a contender for this year’s prestigious international timeshare industry awards hosted by Perspective Magazine. Continue reading

Discover the Hinterland’s Hidden Treasures

Glass House Mountains
Enjoy exploring the Glass House Mountains

Stunning mountain ranges, captivating rock formations, ancient rainforests and rich indigenous culture are some of the Sunshine Coast hinterland’s many hidden treasures. Continue reading

Wyndham Secures Place as Industry Leader

Wyndham’s Barry Robinson and Matt Taplin receiving the October award for Tourism, Hospitality and Events in the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific is maintaining its position as an industry leader with a recent win in the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards and a nomination in the Queensland Tourism Awards. Continue reading