Category Archive for "Conservation"

November 2016 Newsletter

November 2016 newsletter We experienced a couple of impressive natural events this month. A storm passed through very quickly and left us with a double rainbow! The other natural event celebrated was the super moon. Thousands of people gathered on the beach and along the water front to watch the moon rise over the sea. There was a fabulous atmosphere as everyone enjoyed the perfect weather for the event. Our guests had the perfect position for viewing the moon rise…from their balconeys. The double rainbow after a stormSupermoon from Loo with a View We have been watching the pair of...
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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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May 2016 Newsletter

May 2016 Newsletter May 2016 newsletter. Mooloolaba Beach was the scene of sprints and flags events for the Australian National Surf Life Saving Championships in April. The beach in front of the Surf Club was sectioned off and groomed. A large spectator stand was erected. Maroochydore and Alex beaches hosted other events over the ten days of competition. We were impressed with the organisation involved and congratulate the three surf clubs which hosted the event, the thousands of competitors, administrators and officials who took part. Flags finals May 2016 NewsletterMay 2016 Newsletter Aussies at AlexMay 2016 Newsletter 2016 AussiesMay newsletter...
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April 2016 Newsletter

April 2016 Newsletter It’s hard to believe we’re doing our April 2016 Newsletter. Autumn is well and truly underway. Mushrooms and fungi are popping up in gardens and parks. Particularly large ones are growing under casuarina trees. March was busy in Mooloolaba with the Mooloolaba Triathlon, a visit from the cruise ship Pacific Jewel, and Easter weekend. As always it was good to see so many familiar faces. Pacific Jewel moored in front of NorthwindPreparation for the TriathlonElite men during bike stageElite men prize giving ceremony The Unity Water tower on Point Cartwright is  part of the view from Mooloolaba. A competition...
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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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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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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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Swimming with whales 2015

There are few places in the world where you can swim with whales, entering the water and relating to them on their terms. In 2014 Sunreef Diving Services in Mooloolaba was the first  in Australia To make it possible for people to swim with the magnificent Humpback whales that come to the Sunshine Coast each winter. The swimming with whales 2015 season will begin on the 4th of July. This year there will be two different experiences on offer: a half day off the Sunreef vessel or a one day experience on the Australia Zoo research vessel Croc One. On...
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Cow-nose rays in Sea life Underwater World Ocean Tank

Cow-nose rays in Sea Life Underwater World Ocean Tank The cow-nose rays at Sea Life Underwater World are fascinating.. These rays bring the total number of animals in the Mooloolaba attraction’s ocean tank and walk-through to over 1000. The cownose rays were transported by marine experts and then released into their new home in the Bay of Rays zone. The cownose gets it name from its distinctive indented snout, which looks similar to a cow’s nose. They feed on clams, oysters and other invertebrates. Cownose rays are found in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea from New England in the...
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Eastern Water Dragon colony in Mooloolaba

Eastern Water Dragon Colony in Mooloolaba There is a colony of Eastern Water Dragons living in the park just across the road from Northwind Beachfront Apartments. These fascinating creatures go largely un-noticed by the hundreds of people walking along the pathway leading up and over the Alex Headland. The dragon is a medium to large lizard which can grow up to 80 cm in length, including their long tail. They have large heads, with a row of spines beginning on the head and leading down along their back. These spines get smaller as they continue down the spine as they reach...
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