Combining Rewards & Vacation Club Points

Discussion created by jjbeancounter on May 20, 2017

We are considering a two week stay in Australia (traveling from Washington, DC) - One week in Sydney using Reward Points (hotel + air combo), then flying to Queensland to stay at the Marriott Vacation Club® at Surfers Paradise for another week.  I was just wondering if anyone has tried juggling rewards points and vacation club points during the same trip and has any advice?

Also, if you've stayed at the Surfers Paradise in Queensland, are the local activities close by, and what are the transportation options if not renting a car?