Category Archive for "cafes"

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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June 2016 Newsletter

June 2016 Newsletter What an autumn we have had! Unbelievably warm and only the last few nights have been cool. The national short course and long course Outriggers Regatta was held in Mooloolaba with over 50 boats out on the water competing; a truly magnificent sight as they paddled their way past Northwind. Even more impressive was the sight of all the colourful craft hauled up onto the beach after racing. They took up more than 300 metres of beach front. Outriggers up on the beach after racingBoats after a raceAfter a race at the May 2016 regattaOutriggers racing past...
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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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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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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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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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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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