Category Archive for "Family vacatiion"

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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October Newsletter 2015

Welcome to our  October Newsletter 2015 The super boats off-shore racing gave us a real dose of excitement in mid-September. We saw plenty of action from Northwind and our guests really enjoyed the sight of fast boats and helicopters. The Sunshine Castle at Bli Bli is a great place for families to explore. During school holidays and at time in between, you will Sir Justyn in residence. Sir Justyn is a fourteenth century knight who takes time out from the Crusades to educate 21st Century commoners about law and order, food, dance, weapons, games and pastimes and dress in the...
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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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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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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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Mooloolaba- refresh the soul.

Mooloolaba is the ideal place to refresh the soul – the open bay allows a view to the horizon, with the comings and goings of all kinds of water-craft to watch as it goes about its busy-ness: container ships entering and departing Moreton Bay, the pilot boats, coast guard boat, fishing boats of all descriptions including tuna trawlers, prawn boats, commercial fishers, weekend fishers, and runabouts; surf boat crews, dragon boat crews, yachts of all sizes, jet skis, stand-up paddle boarders, are all part of the patterns to wonder at. Park your car in Northwind’s free, secure car parking and spend your time...
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Northwind BBQ Area

Northwind BBQ Area When you’re on holiday in Mooloolaba you have many choices for dining. One that is popular with Northwind Apartment guests is a BBQ in our BBQ and entertaining area. Having a BBQ is an ideal way to experience the fabulous range of sea food that Mooloolaba is famous for. Catch your fish on a charter or throw a line in the canals and bring your fish or mud crabs back to cook on the BBQ. If  fishing is not your thing take a quick shopping trip to Coles, just 100 metres away from Northwind, to get sausages,...
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Window Replacement Project

Window replacement project On Tuesday 10th December 2013 the last of the replacement windows was fitted and sealed into position, the culmination of four months work by the glaziers from Elite Glass  Services. They were the subcontractors to Gold Coast based company Windowline. This project was a first for Brett, Corey and Luke from Elite Glass Services as all the old windows were removed from the inside of each apartment and all the new windows were fitted from the inside. While it slowed some aspects of the process it meant that the weather did not have a great impact on...
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