Category Archive for "Children"

September Newsletter

Northwind Apartments September Newsletter 2014. Spring is here! We had such  a busy August with the exterior of Northwind being painted and the sail structures over the windows being removed. The abseilers had a big job removing the sails, repairing render and then painting, while the two ‘earth-bound’ painters dealt to the balconies and block walls around the perimeter. The building really looks very smart and revitalized. We have kept the same colours, so our familiar white, grey and purple still stand out as you go along Mooloolaba Esplanade. Mooloolaba has some unique dining experiences to offer visitors. One of...
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August Newsletter

August newsletter 2014. July has brought us some fabulous days with clear skies and gentle breezes; just right for sitting on our balconies and watching the world go by. Some of our guests have been lucky enough to see whales close to the shore from their apartments. Early in July Sunreef Scuba Diving Services introduced a new experience – Swimming with Whales! Dan Hart is the staff member who has introduced this to Sunshine Coast visitors. He told us that the only other place where people can swim with whales is Tonga. Sunreef is offering two trips a day, each...
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What can you do when it rains in Mooloolaba?

What can you do when it rains in Mooloolaba? When it rains or you need an indoor activity for yourself or your  family there is a wide variety of attractions to visit in and around Mooloolaba. We have some of them listed here:  Visit     Sealife Mooloolaba. Formerly known as ‘Underwater World’ you can find this world-class aquarium in The Wharf  precinct, Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba. This is just a 10 minute walk from Northwind Beachfront Apartments. Featuring a hands on touch pool and Australia’s largest display of Jellyfish, this is a must do for those fascinated by life in the oceans around...
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Nelson Park

Nelson Park is a fifteen minute walk from Northwind Apartments. It is one block back from the Alex Surf Club, stretching between Mari and Okinja Roads, just in front of Sun City Bowls. It was created in 1979 from a parcel of low lying land gifted by the Presbyterian Church and named after Norman Nelson, a founding youth leader of the Presbyterian Church. The park was re-gazetted in 1989 as a reserve for drainage purposes. The park is dominated by a large shallow lake with a walkway all the way round. There is a secure fenced sheltered children’s playground with BBQ and picnic...
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July Newsletter

July newsletter 2014 June brought a mixed bag of weather here in Mooloolaba and those of us who have acclimatized were moaning about the cold! We really do have to toughen up! The whales are back and are really putting on a show for those on whale watching cruises, the Sail Mooloolaba regatta has had a variety of events in the bay and on the canals and the Mooloolaba Bowls Club has hosted many tournaments as part of the Sunshine Coast Bowls Bonanza. Northwind was the sponsor of the Mooloolaba Mixed Pairs. Teams from Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Brisbane and Wanganui (NZ)...
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Heated pools at Northwind Apartments

The two heated pools at Northwind Apartments are just some of the guest amenities  located on the ground floor level. There is also a sauna, gym, games room, half-size tennis court, BBQ and entertaining area, outdoor heated spa,  children’s pool and the main swimming pool. Northwind’s pool area   is accessed through either the games room or through the BBQ and entertaining area. The main pool at Northwind is heated year round to a comfortable 27 degrees C. It measures 4.5 metres by 6 metres and is .9m at the shallow end and 1.9m at the deep end. The children’s pool is .4m...
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Family Holidays in Winter

Family holidays in winter were a feature of this writer’s childhood. Not everyone can get to holiday with family during the summer months. The writer has many memories of winter holidays because that’s when the cows were “dry” and Dad could get a couple of days away. Here in Mooloolaba the weather never really gets too cold to enjoy the beach. The sea temperature rarely goes below 20 degrees C. With the life guards on patrol year round it is still a good place to have a swim if you are from cooler climates. With families, children seem to enjoy...
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