Category Archive for "Mooloolaba canals"

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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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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Hire Hut Mooloolaba Adventure and Activity Hub

Hire Hut Mooloolaba Adventure and Activity Hub The Hire Hut on The Wharf describes itself as The Adventure and Activity Hub: they have kayaks, jet skis, stand up paddleboards, fishing lines, segways,  boats and bikes for hire and can also book you on a whale watching cruise. The bikes are the very user-friendly and cool-looking Townie Cruisers for adults and Choppers with banana seats for the kids. Bike hire includes helmet, padlock, map and directions. They also do mountain bike hire and offer half day tours that are suitable for all riders with an experienced guide and coaching. They have...
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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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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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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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Casuarina Trees in Revegetation Zone on Mooloolaba Spit

Casuarina trees – also known as she oaks- are a feature along the canals and  beach front of the Mooloolaba Spit. Just a pleasant fifteen minute walk from Northwind Beachfront Apartments, the trees are part of the on-going revegetation zone project along the Spit’s beach front. The area is between the Mooloolaba Surf Club and the Mooloolah River Mouth with a boardwalk through the zone. The name ‘casuarina’ derives form the word ‘cassowary’ because the fine, textured evergreen foliage looks like the feathers of the cassowary bird. The trees have little cones full of seeds which attract many native birds: the...
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