Category Archive for "Family activities"

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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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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March 2016 Newsletter

March 2016 Newsletter The March 2016 newsletter marks the arrival of Autumn. It’s hard to believe that we’re into another autumn already! Easter and school holidays are sneaking up on us early this year.   We have been enchanted by the sight of many baby bush turkeys as we go for our walks through the revegetation zone along The Spit. We were lucky enough to see one less than a day old and were amazed but its ability to fly/scramble its way up a tree to roost.   Last week we attended the Nambour Tramfest and Chinese New Year celebration....
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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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Mooloolaba Bowls Club

The Mooloolaba Bowls Club officially opened its new allweather facilities in  February 2012. The structure has  become an iconic Mooloolaba landmark, with its expansive , award-winning white canopy covering the fantastically engineered structure. They have also extended and completely renovated  the interior of the club house. With the policy of promoting the game of lawn bowls and providing first class playing conditions all day, every day, the club achieves this by being open every day from 8.00am until late, and having 2 stunning synthetic undercover greens which allow players to keep dry even during the heaviest of downpours. Winter sees two months...
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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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October newsletter

October newsletter 2014 September has been  very busy here at Northwind. A shelter has been built over the BBQ and outdoor tables and is proving a hit with holiday makers. No more dealing with pesky umbrellas!  We also had the last of the old archway removed from the main entry and a new sign put in place at the front. The sign has caused some discussion as it is markedly different from other signage around town. Manager Andrew had a wonderful experience when he went out with the Sunreef team to swim with the whales. The group of whales they...
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Set Sail Cruises

A unique experience is available for those who want to explore their inner Jessica Watson: Set Sail Cruises depart daily from the Yacht club, 33-45 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba at 9.00am returning at 12.00pm and at 12.30pm returning at 3.30pm,  conditions permitting. They will not sail in winds greater than 25 knots or seas greater than 2.5m. The C35 day Charter Catamaran takes up to 20 passengers for these   cruises that give a different perspective of the Sunshine Coast beaches and shoreline. You can BYO drinks and nibbles for the cruise. They also offer Weekend Sunset Cruises on Saturday and Sunday...
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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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