What others are saying about us
Joseph, bought land at Wyndham Harbour and moved in last November:
“My wife, three sons and I are loving living by the Bay. It’s a beautiful, quiet place and in the mornings I take a walk by the water – it’s breathtaking. I’ve always wanted to live by the water. This is a special part of the Bay. Our neighbours and community are friendly and the boys catch a bus to one of the top schools in the area. My teenage boys are now pushing me to buy a jetski. So… we’re looking into it.”
Blake has a long-term berth for the ‘Pelican’ a 40ft boat whose home is now at Wyndham Harbour. The marina location is ideal for all of the Pelican’s Crew.
“From a boating perspective, the waters are cleaner in this part of the Bay and it’s good squid, whiting, pinkie and scalloping grounds. The views looking back to land are pretty unique in this part of the Bay and are worth discovering. We go fishing and adventure cruising from the Harbour out to places such as Lord Howe Island. The Pelican and its crew take regular trips down to Tasmania. We do a lot of boating and recreational fishing out of the harbour so we certainly get some use out of it.
What Wyndham Harbour has in its favour is that the berths are closed off from the public and have 24 hour security. Unlike some other marinas, each berth has its own power and water access. The marina is super clean and a big feature is the state-of-the-art floating pontoons. The design of the harbour is also important. It’s been constructed in a way that the boats are safe in all weather conditions. I’m really pleased with my investment.”
Lorraine and her husband Co are excited about moving into their new Lighthouse Apartment:
“We have a catamaran at the Marina so we’re excited about being able to walk out the door with our dog Pip and onto our catamaran and sail around. We often sail out for a while, have lunch on the boat, have a read and sail back, other times we sail to a destination. We will have an apartment without harbour views but it’s only a short walk and we’ll be enjoying the views the moment we step out the door. Having said that the landscaped gardens we’ll look out onto is like having borrowed landscape. There are lots of pathways and bikeways developed and we really like that. Although we’re not yet there, we’ve got to know people who live there and it’s a friendly environment.
With Pip we take advantage of the landscaped areas and what we love is that it’s family-focused. There’s a recreation area coming. It has bike paths and playgrounds so they’ve catered for all. There’s a beach there as well where we see the windsurfers, and people on their kayaks. Everything is there for us. There’s a real community being built there and a very friendly one at that.”
Lisa and her husband Harm explored a new part of the bay in their yacht and discovered Wyndham Harbour Marina earlier this year:
“We’re both on the committee of CYAV and had heard of Wyndham Harbour. It had been completed as a Marina after the cut off date that the Cruising Yacht Association of Australia published a book on all the marinas and harbours in Victoria.
Therefore that information is missing from what is often referred to as the bible of yachting, so we decided to head over and have a look. The wind conditions were right, we had people new to sailing on board and it was one tack all the way from Mount Martha to Wyndham Harbour. After a good 3 or 4 hour trip, we arrived. On board we had four adults and two teenagers and at the marina we used the member’s lounge. The teenagers made good use of the free WiFi and Darren was very accommodating in providing the use of their massive barbeque.
The toilet, laundry and bathroom facilities were outstanding. It’s just been built so it’s all clean, modern and new. Nothing was a trouble or a drama for the team for the time we were there. We invited Darren to come and tell our members about the Marina as we were pleased with how things were managed. For people in Melbourne, it’s another option to go to, it’s close to many of the marinas around the city. It’s reachable to get there for the day, have lunch there or on board and check out the area.”
Jason bought an investment property:
“We’ve bought a 2 bedroom apartment as part of our superannuation. Our 20 year old daughter has also entered the market for the first time with a one bedroom property at the Lighthouse. The plan for us is to eventually live there. I’ve bought a little boat I tinker with, but I’d like to learn to sail one day.
I really believe in this area. It’s a growth area. It has a lot of untapped resources – with the Werribee mansion, the Werribee zoo, being by the water, Shadowfax winery nearby and a polo centre that has big events twice a year. I think the area itself is yet to be really discovered. I see the potential of the area as a good investment. It’s not very well known yet & I believe it’s a diamond in the rough. There is no other place in Melbourne this close to the city, that is within 2 minutes walk to the beach and under a million dollars to get into.”
Pauline and her partner are visit every few weeks to watch their apartment building take shape.
“I hadn’t been down to the area for 20-odd years. We took a drive down to take a look and the first apartments were already there. We saw the development, had a walk down to the beach they’ve made and although and we’d talked about getting an apartment, we thought we’d move into the city. Then we saw what was coming and thought ‘this is a better lifestyle, it’s more peaceful.’
I work in the city so it’s nice to get away from it, but not be too far away. We currently live in a house and we thought, as we get older, we don’t want to deal with the gardens and we thought a change of lifestyle and peaceful tranquility by the bay would be great. We’re people watchers so we like to watch the world go by. Sit on the balcony and have a cup of coffee. Less maintenance and we can enjoy life. A perfect lifestyle for us. We cannot wait.”