Travel Pics Theme: W for Worldmark

Golden Beach sunrise

Golden Beach sunrise

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is W, for Worldmark.

For Saturday, we’re back at a Worldmark South Pacific resort – at Golden Beach, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Golden Beach is at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast, the quieter, more genteel cousin of Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Worldmark Golden Beach recently become a Ramada resort – but Worldmark still owns units in the complex (and Ramada is owned by Wyndham, the parent company who build units and provide management for Worldmark)

My understanding is this was the first Worldmark South Pacific property (it opened 4 days ahead of Fiji, shared with the US-based Worldmark, The Club – and about a month before Cairns, where Worldmark bought about 30 units in the privately owned complex)

From the resort’s balconies, you can see the northern tip of Bribie Island.

There are spectacular view north to Caloundra, and (from the corridor outside the rooms) to the Glasshouse Mountains to the west.

But east, oh east is the morning sun, rising above the Pacific.

And from the balconies, as the cool breeze ripples across Pumicestone Passage, as the smell of fresh-brewed coffee rises from the outdoor furniture on the patio, there’s this view.

And I can’t think of many better ways to start the day.

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