Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year 2016. December brought all sorts of interesting happenings and events: international Tag teams filled Mooloolaba for almost a week; a visit from the cruise ship “The Pacific Eden” created interest mooring just out in front of Northwind with all the busy-ness of tenders transporting travellers to and from the ship; the annual Christmas Boat Parade with fantastically lit up boats of all sizes parading along the canals; and the Annual Tinnie Rally, organised by the Mooloolaba Yacht Club, where people in small boats (tinnies, inflatables, runabouts)  motor around the canals following clues and reaching checkpoints on a...
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Tour and Booking Desk

Tour and Booking Desk When you go on holiday to a new destination it is always good to explore the surrounding area, whether it be urban, rural, coastal or bushland. Here at Northwind Beachfront Apartments we offer a free Tour Booking service. The managers have holidayed in Mooloolaba and have a unique knowledge of the tours, cruises and attractions on the Sunshine Coast. Helping you with your Mooloolaba Holiday They can help you with the local bus service, GO CARDS, train services, canal cruises, eco tours,  booking airport transfers for either the Sunshine Coast Airport or Brisbane Airport (Domestic or International...
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December 2015 Newsletter

 Welcome to our December 2015 Newsletter. It’s hard to believe another year is on the horizon. We have a fabulous sunrise photo to share with you, taken by one of our guests during her stay with us in November. She has given her permission to share it with you. WE would like to gently remind all of you who are coming to have Christmas with us  here are Northwind, that you must leave forwarding instructions for Santa so he knows where to deliver his gifts: very important. The Mooloolaba Christmas Tree was lit last week. The tree lighting ceremony , which...
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November Newsletter 2015

Welcome to our November Newsletter 2015. We  enjoyed the spectacle of a couple of early storms in the latter part of October. Some of our guests really enjoy the splendour of a good lightning show over the sea! We managed to get an hour to visit the Buderim Garden Festival. It was fabulous – the flowers and plants entered for competition was wide ranging. There were also some very knowledgeable people selling plants. We were delighted to see the garden photo competition entries and art inspired by gardens. We have made a note for 2016 already The Sunshine Coast Sky...
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Guest blog for ShotHouse Brew Bar

This guest blog for ShotHouse Brew Bar! (careful how quickly you say that) is by Coen, owner and operator of a new espresso bar next to Northwind Beachfront Apartments. Located on Mooloolaba Esplanade, we focus on a method of coffee extraction called Pressure Profiling.  Pressure profiling is a relatively new way of enjoying espresso, it leads to more control over the shots poured and the flavour you experience! I have been traveling Australia drinking/brewing the finest coffee you can in this beautiful country for the last 5 years and now feel extremely privileged to be able to share my knowledge and coffee...
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October Newsletter 2015

Welcome to our  October Newsletter 2015 The super boats off-shore racing gave us a real dose of excitement in mid-September. We saw plenty of action from Northwind and our guests really enjoyed the sight of fast boats and helicopters. The Sunshine Castle at Bli Bli is a great place for families to explore. During school holidays and at time in between, you will Sir Justyn in residence. Sir Justyn is a fourteenth century knight who takes time out from the Crusades to educate 21st Century commoners about law and order, food, dance, weapons, games and pastimes and dress in the...
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September 2015 Newsletter – Spring Has Arrived

September 2015 Newsletter – Spring has arrived, and our wintering-over guests are back home. The Buderim Garden Club will celebrate spring with its annual Buderim Garden Festival on the 17th and 18th October, with the theme “Blooms”. Based at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, the festival comprises the Spring Flower Show, open gardens and a Quality Plant Market. Next to the hall is the Buderim Craft Cottage. The cottage houses the Atrium Gallery which will host Sculptured Garden – Artistic Conversations October 10th – 18th. Held annually since 1997, the exhibition is one of the largest on the Sunshine Coast...
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August Newsletter 2015 Pacific Pearl visit, community market, pizza and donuts

Newsletter August 2016 We have had a lovely time over the last month or so greeting many of our return guests. We judge the passage of time here by who is staying and when they leave. Pacific Pearl visit to Mooloolaba The Pacific Pearl cruised into Mooloolaba and had the good sense to moor just in front of Northwind so our guests had a great view of all the comings and goings during the day. The Wharf Community Market The Wharf Community Market on the Wharf each Friday afternoon has been revitalized, with more stalls and with more of the Wharf shops staying...
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The Wharf Community Market

The Wharf Community Market On the third Friday of each month the picturesque setting of Mooloolaba Wharf buzzes with activity as stall holders set our their wares for The Wharf Community Market. Musicians add to the atmosphere and the wonderful aromas from stallholders’ wares and restaurants fill the air. Arts and Crafts There are jewellery makers with their beaded necklaces, earrings and bracelets, cushion makers, clothes makers and designers, candle makers and sellers of plates, dishes, mirrors, toys, books, lamps and other crafted items. Fresh food A visit to the market would not be complete without a chat with Pablo as we select...
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Gallery Beneath – a memorable and enriching experience

A visit to Mooloolaba’s Gallery Beneath is a memorable and enriching experience. The Gallery Beneath is well worth a visit when you are in Mooloolaba. It is located in the Sirocco Plaza in the heart of Mooloolaba and offers a warm, welcoming environment in which to appreciate and acquire original artworks. The gallery represents established artists from around Australia, many of whom have won or been finalists in prestigious national art competitions. The  gallery exhibits impressionist, figurative, realist and abstract  paintings and maintains a fresh and evolving selection of work that both surprises and stimulates patrons each time they visit....
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