With Wyndham, you have an amazing choice of destinations at your fingertips. It is widely known that exercise is not only good for your body—it’s good for your mind, mood and your memory. If it’s been a while since you have been active, it’s best not to leap into a strenuous work out, so walking is a perfect activity to start with. There are no limits for choice when it comes to walking, whether you choose to hike a mountain trail, explore city landmarks or enjoy an invigorating walk along a beach, walking is a great way to discover new destinations.
Perhaps you like to bushwalk, snowboard, kayak, horse ride, rock climb, play golf, skydive, zorb … what ever rocks your boat, you name it and Wyndham has the locations covered! So, whether you are super fit and crave a challenge, or you’re looking to stick to your New Year’s resolution of getting into shape, whatever you do on your next holiday, make sure you get amongst it! Here are some super fun ideas in two of my favourite Wyndham destinations to help you take a holiday that will leave you feeling revived and recharged!
– Layne Beachley, seven-time world surfing champion and proud Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific Ambassador
Sydney is my hometown, and, no matter how much I travel, I love coming home. I’ll never tire of exploring Sydney’s beautiful beaches, the sparkling blue harbour and the many shops, cafés and restaurants spread all over the city from Manly to China Town. Sydney is fabulous, no matter which way you explore her – by foot, by sea or face down on a massage table.
Bounce Walking Tours
Avoid the Sydney traffic, put a spring in your step and discover a side of the Harbour City you might not have met before. Learn about Sydney’s colourful past on a historically-accurate, fun and adventurous walking tour.
Oprah has done it. I’ve done it. Now, it’s your turn! Experience life at the top, high above Sydney Harbour on the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb! Choose from three exhilarating guided walks that take you to the summit of the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, 134 metres above the water.
See Sydney from a more fluid perspective – by sea kayak! Discover the beauty of Sydney’s secret coves and waterways with Sydney Harbour Kayak’s friendly and qualified guides. Geared towards first-time paddlers, sea kayaking on Sydney Harbour with Sydney Harbour Kayaks is an unforgettable way to explore one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Imagine learning to surf at world-famous Bondi Beach! Whether it’s your first time on a board or you’re a keen surfer looking to hone your skills, the friendly and professional surf coaches at Let’s Go Surfing (LGS) can help you catch the wave of your dreams. Plus, the school has all you need to get you out in the waves – from boards to wetsuits to surf wax!
After a day of exploring the sights of Australia’s busiest city, you might like to retreat for some R&R. The apartments at Wyndham Sydney Suites offer a sanctuary of calm amidst the resort’s central Sydney location. For some extra pampering, ask Reception to book a massage for you – the Siam Traditional Thai Massage service is simply divine and will leave you feeling relaxed from head to toe.
One of the many reasons I am proud to be an Ambassador for Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific is because of the company’s pro-active ‘Wyndham Green’ initiatives. Ramada Resort by Wyndham Seven Mile Beach is a very special resort that is winning awards for its environmental practices. With beautifully-landscaped grounds, Ramada Seven Mile Beach is also a fantastic resort for a happy, healthy getaway.
Seven miles of beach walking awaits you at Ramada Seven Mile Beach, which is just over 11 kilometres. Awake to the joyful sound of kookaburras and begin your walk through the resort. Its flower-fringed paths will lead you out the resort gates, where you can cross the road to the beach. Undulating dunes softened by pretty coastal grasses mark your entry to a seven-mile long crescent of sand overlooking Frederick Henry Bay.
Curving around a natural sand peninsula, the beach extends east from the Seven Mile Beach residential area to the tip of Sandy Point. Gaze across to the Spectacle Islands – a haven for seabirds, including the little penguin and short-tailed shearwater. You might even spot a passing pod of dolphins.
Although this is level, easy walking, a reasonable degree of fitness is required due to the length of the walk. There is no shade on the beach, so make sure to take sun protection and water.
Viva la revolution! Ramada Seven Mile Beach has good-quality mountain bikes for hire, so take your feet for a pedal and discover the surrounding region. Absorb the fresh air and recharge your batteries with a cycle around the resort. Cycling can help to bring back some much-needed balance in your life, and exploring on two wheels can see you return home feeling fitter and happier.
There are two 18-hole championship golf courses within eight minutes’ drive of Ramada Seven Mile Beach, including the impeccably-manicured Royal Hobart Golf Club, so, if you’re partial to a putt, you can enjoy a wonderful day out walking in the fresh air among kangaroos and pretty scenery.
Above all, Seven Mile Beach offers a destination of peace and tranquillity. The perfect base to explore the sights of nautically-minded Hobart, you can follow a day of sight-seeing with a retreat to Seven Mile Beach. Try out the detox box! Soothe your tired muscles with a spa, soak up the sunshine and let time slow down.
Your perfect resort for an active, healthy holiday, Ramada Seven Mile Beach also boasts a tennis court, a swimming pool, spa, gym, games room, mountain bikes and a children’s play area.