Casuarina Trees in Revegetation Zone on Mooloolaba Spit

Casuarina trees – also known as she oaks- are a feature along the canals and  beach front of the Mooloolaba Spit. Just a pleasant fifteen minute walk from Northwind Beachfront Apartments, the trees are part of the on-going revegetation zone project along the Spit’s beach front. The area is between the Mooloolaba Surf Club and the Mooloolah River Mouth with a boardwalk through the zone. The name ‘casuarina’ derives form the word ‘cassowary’ because the fine, textured evergreen foliage looks like the feathers of the cassowary bird. The trees have little cones full of seeds which attract many native birds: the...
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Humpback whales
Humpback whales pass Mooloolaba on their journey north to Hervey Bay. There they will calve before again heading south to their feeding grounds. No fewer than 10,000 of these magnificent creatures will pass off the shores of Mooloolaba. The season begins in mid-June. The calves are usually born in Hervey Bay and they are then seen on the journey south later in the year. The increasing populating is directly attributable to the ban of commercial whaling in most countries. A few cool facts about humpback whales include: these amazing creatures leave their main food source (krill) when they migrate and survive...
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Winter beach

The great thing about living at the beach is you get to enjoy the moods, colours and patterns of the waves and sand as they change through out the year. The cooler colours of the sea and waters off Mooloolaba beach are enchanting: the shades of greys and sea greens, bluish hues and contrasting white of wave caps and foam. Walking along the beach during the winter months is special as there are few people, some seagulls and some crabs scuttling around. Mostly winters bring calmer seas, and the water temperature rarely drops below 20 degrees Celsius. A winter storm brings added...
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Dining out in Mooloolaba

Dining out in Mooloolaba means making choices. The range of dining options is extensive. There are so many different types of dining available – from the a traditional take-away, through to fine dining experiences at Spice Bar and Cherry Blossom; from the intimate atmosphere of small coffee bars through to the bustle and energy of an Irish pub; from the deceptive simplicity of a sushi bar to the energy of a popular Thai take-away; from classic French cuisine to modern Australian. It’s all here in Mooloolaba. There are different seafood cruises available from enjoying a cruise around the canals on the...
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