Orlando, Florida – July 24, 2013 – (INTUITION by Perspective Group) – Dial An Exchange (DAE), the world’s largest, privately owned Exchange Company, assists more than 450,000 members globally with their timeshare holiday exchange needs.

This week DAE revealed the top five most popular Australian holiday destinations according to their Pacific members.

#5 – Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie is located halfway between the Gold Coast and Sydney, at the mouth of the Hastings River. A temperate climate can be experienced year-round in this coastal township, which features beautiful beaches, splendid national parks, a plethora of attractions, and a bounty of restaurants, cafes, and shopping.

Activities to be enjoyed in Port Macquarie include swimming at any of 14 beaches, fishing at Port Macquarie port, and exploring historical sites such as Timbertown. While there, one may also want to consider touring the Hastings River wine region, starting at the Sherwood Wine Embassy, which, in addition to providing tastings, also offers maps and brochures for most of the area’s wineries.

#4 – Coffs Harbour

Situated nearly halfway between Brisbane and Sydney lies Coffs Harbour, a gorgeous beachside city well known for its relaxed atmosphere, breathtaking coast, and multitude of attractions and events offered year-round. These include sporting events like the Coffs Harbour Gold Cup Race and food festivals like the Woolgoolga Curry Festival. In September, Coffs Harbour hosts its week-long International Buskers and Comedy Festival, featuring over 120 shows in 15 different venues.

And of course, the city has tons of family-friendly activities to enjoy at any time, including water sports, adventure, restaurants and cafes, the Pet Porpoise Pool Oceanarium, which has daily seal and dolphin shows, the Butterfly House, the Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, and the Big Banana, one of the oldest and most-visited theme parks in Australia, with children’s rides, an ice-skating rink, a waterslide, lakes, and shops.

#3 – Mornington Peninsula

Located just one hour southeast of Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula combines European coastal life with Australian appeal, offering galleries, cafes and spas in seaside villages, breathtaking beaches, gorgeous gardens, the hot springs and boutique wineries. Golf aficionados will enjoy taking a swing at any one Mornington Peninsula’s 19 golf courses.

#2 – Inland Victoria

While most don’t associate Australia with great skiing, the fact remains that Inland Victoria has a bigger area of ski fields than Switzerland. Most runs are located below the tree line, providing the unique experience of skiing between eucalyptus trees. The Victorian ski towns border the massive Alpine National Park, another must-see. Inland Victoria is also excellent for sporting activities that don’t require snow, such as bush walking, horseback riding and trout fishing.

#1 – Gold Coast

This modern, glittering city of high-rises offers spectacular beaches, including the world-famous “Surfers Paradise.” As Australia’s sixth largest city, the second largest in the Queensland state, the Gold Coast offers a never-ending array of things to see and do, including theme parks, designer boutiques, spa retreats, topnotch golf courses, esteemed eateries, lively bars and nightclubs, and a series of monthly events and festivals held throughout the year.

As Australia’s surfing capital, it’s no surprise to see surf champions in action at the Gold Coast, in the world’s best surf competition, the Quicksilver & Roxy Pro. Swimming is also big in Australia, and one can witness the best in Gold Coast’s Coolangatta Classic ocean swim.

Natural attractions in the Gold Coast include whale watching, island hopping and exploring any one of the area’s national parks, which include Lamington, Border Ranges, Main Range, Nightcap, and Mt. Warning National Park.

Dial An Exchange offers a free to join timeshare exchange membership program where timeshare owners can exchange their interval ownership for another available through DAE. There is no annual membership fee, and exchange fees are only paid once an exchange is confirmed, making DAE an incredible alternative option for timeshare owners.

Members also have access to additional discounted rental weeks, 24/7 live access to exchange weeks and incredible customer service to cater for any other holiday related needs.

For more information on Dial An Exchange and to register free, visit http://daelive.com


About Dial An Exchange

DAE has grown significantly since it first opened its doors in 1997. A strong focus on quality customer service has led to their continued growth, as over 50% of their new memberships have been the result of personal referrals. Today, the company has more than 450,000 members worldwide and is a truly viable option for all timeshare owners to exchange their weeks and points or credits products. DAE’s robust set of membership benefits makes it easy for timeshare owners to truly enjoy their vacation ownership experience. Their simple, flexible and innovative direct to consumer approach has evolved into a range of business development and support tools for their business partners such as resorts, management companies and Home Owners Associations who are looking for a competitive edge to support their rapid growth.

Membership benefits include a FREE membership option, Gold Advantage membership option, low exchange fees, a 3-year credit for every banked week, 24/7 live access to exchange weeks, personalized customer service, worldwide vacation availability, discounted rental weeks in prime locations and informative monthly e-Newsletters providing travel tips, destination ideas and money saving promotions and offers. At DAE, the timeshare owners’ needs come first and foremost and quality of service is never compromised. For more information, please visit http://daelive.com.