Category Archive for "At the Wharf"

October 2016 Newsletter – Fine dining, pies, movies and fashion heading into Christmas

Newsletter October 2016 The whales have continued to enchant right through October. Some have come so close to shore that guests have been able to see the whales as they swam under water. Awesome! Whales have been coming in close this yearWhales swimming close to shoreWhale going under boat The humble meat pie Meat pies. Since being diagnosed as having coeliac disease, Jennifer has been seeking a tasty meat pie, with pastry with the right taste and texture, as close to a ‘normal’ pie as possible. Well, here on the Coast we have the amazing Beefys Pies. The owner has...
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July 2016 News

News for July 2016. We finally got some wintery weather towards the end of June. We welcomed the change in seasons, bringing out the jackets and shoes from storage and turning on the heating! We have been enjoying early evening walks which give a new perspective to familiar sights. We’ve also had some spectacular sunsets. Loo with a View stairs lit upSpectacular sunset There have been changes on The Wharf over the past few months and there are more to come. The lates development is the Whale One shop and booking office. You can book whale watching cruises of varying...
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February 2016 Newsletter

February 2016 Newsletter What an amazing January!: just perfect weather for Mooloolaba’s holiday makers. A visit from the cruise ship “Azamara Quest” gave our guests an opportunity to watch the comings and goings of tenders while it was moored off-shore in front of our building. We have discovered CK Coffee Bar and Wholefoods, on Brisbane Road, just opposite the carpark. They are open for coffee, breakfast, lunch, cabinet meals and homemade raw cakes from 6.00am to 4.00pm, 7 days a week. Martin and his team are committed to bringing their customers a healthier alternative, as they believe  living a healthier...
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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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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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Free activities in Mooloolaba.

Free activities often make great memories. The best memories and lasting family stories do not always come from visiting theme parks or attractions. There are free activities in Mooloolaba you can do with your family. When you stay with us here at Northwind we have tennis racquets  and tennis balls we lend to our guests at no charge for use on our half tennis court. We also have a selection of buckets and spades for our guests to borrow at no charge for the quintessential beach activities of castle building, water carrying, treasure collecting and hole creating. We also have some...
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Celebrating Sailing in Mooloolaba
Celebrating Sailing in Mooloolaba Mooloolaba’s most famous sailor is undoubtably Jessica Watson. Jessica is the youngest person to sail around the world unassisted. Mooloolaba is the home to the Sunshine Coast Yacht Club with its distinctive club building on Parkyn Parade, known as The Yachtie) and the Mooloolaba Yacht Club which is based at The Wharf. Each Club caters for the experienced sailor as well as enthusiastic less experienced sailor. June is the month when everyone is celebrating sailing in Mooloolaba. Etchells Australasian Winter Championship The  Etchells Australasian Winter Championship is held in Mooloolaba. With previous Winter Etchells champion teams, and world-class yachtsmen such...
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Hire Hut Mooloolaba Adventure and Activity Hub

Hire Hut Mooloolaba Adventure and Activity Hub The Hire Hut on The Wharf describes itself as The Adventure and Activity Hub: they have kayaks, jet skis, stand up paddleboards, fishing lines, segways,  boats and bikes for hire and can also book you on a whale watching cruise. The bikes are the very user-friendly and cool-looking Townie Cruisers for adults and Choppers with banana seats for the kids. Bike hire includes helmet, padlock, map and directions. They also do mountain bike hire and offer half day tours that are suitable for all riders with an experienced guide and coaching. They have...
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Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade

The annual Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade is a highlight of the Christmas festivities here in Mooloolaba. Boats and watercraft of all shapes and sizes are decorated with lights and take part in a parade which wends its way around the Mooloolaba canal system from the Wharf, to La Balsa Park, to Outrigger Park, along the Sir Charles Clarke Park on River Esplanade and back to The Wharf. There are plenty of places from which you can view the parade – The Wharf, the boat ramp near the Coast Guard building, Penny Lane Park, O’Connor’s Reach, La Balsa Park. Starting at...
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