Category Archive for "Parks and Reserves"

September 2016 Newsletter fashion, events and concerts

September 2016 Newsletter August was full of all kinds of excitement: The Pacific Jewel arrived and over 1000 passengers disembarked. Most spent the weather-perfect day walking around Mooloolaba. Some of our friends were on the cruise so it was nice to spend some time with them. Pacific Jewel moored in front of NorthwindBeach goers had a great view of the Pacific Pearl.The weather was perfect when the Pacific Pearl stopped in at Mooloolaba The Marathon weekend meant that Mooloolaba and Alex were full of very healthy looking people and most of our guests enjoyed watching the marathon action from their...
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August 2016 News sunsets, gardens and Asian Cuisine

August 2016 News sunsets, gardens and Asian Cuisine We have had amazing winter weather this July with some record breaking temperatures. One day reach 31 degrees Celsius! Some evenings the sunsets have been absolutely stunning, ranging from subtle pastels through to blazing oranges. Spectactular July sunset from Mooloolaba SpitBeautiful pastel coloured sunset, MooloolabaAugust sunset 5 There is a new lookout on the northern end of the Alex Headland Park. It has a magnificent set of stairs leading down to the beach below. From the lookout you get expansive views to Mudgimba, Mt Coolum and Noosa Heads. Stairs from the new...
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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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September 2015 Newsletter – Spring Has Arrived

September 2015 Newsletter – Spring has arrived, and our wintering-over guests are back home. The Buderim Garden Club will celebrate spring with its annual Buderim Garden Festival on the 17th and 18th October, with the theme “Blooms”. Based at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, the festival comprises the Spring Flower Show, open gardens and a Quality Plant Market. Next to the hall is the Buderim Craft Cottage. The cottage houses the Atrium Gallery which will host Sculptured Garden – Artistic Conversations October 10th – 18th. Held annually since 1997, the exhibition is one of the largest on the Sunshine Coast...
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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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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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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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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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