Category Archive for "Sailing"

Tour and Booking Desk

Tour and Booking Desk When you go on holiday to a new destination it is always good to explore the surrounding area, whether it be urban, rural, coastal or bushland. Here at Northwind Beachfront Apartments we offer a free Tour Booking service. The managers have holidayed in Mooloolaba and have a unique knowledge of the tours, cruises and attractions on the Sunshine Coast. Helping you with your Mooloolaba Holiday They can help you with the local bus service, GO CARDS, train services, canal cruises, eco tours,  booking airport transfers for either the Sunshine Coast Airport or Brisbane Airport (Domestic or International...
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Celebrating Sailing in Mooloolaba
Celebrating Sailing in Mooloolaba Mooloolaba’s most famous sailor is undoubtably Jessica Watson. Jessica is the youngest person to sail around the world unassisted. Mooloolaba is the home to the Sunshine Coast Yacht Club with its distinctive club building on Parkyn Parade, known as The Yachtie) and the Mooloolaba Yacht Club which is based at The Wharf. Each Club caters for the experienced sailor as well as enthusiastic less experienced sailor. June is the month when everyone is celebrating sailing in Mooloolaba. Etchells Australasian Winter Championship The  Etchells Australasian Winter Championship is held in Mooloolaba. With previous Winter Etchells champion teams, and world-class yachtsmen such...
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July Newsletter

July newsletter 2014 June brought a mixed bag of weather here in Mooloolaba and those of us who have acclimatized were moaning about the cold! We really do have to toughen up! The whales are back and are really putting on a show for those on whale watching cruises, the Sail Mooloolaba regatta has had a variety of events in the bay and on the canals and the Mooloolaba Bowls Club has hosted many tournaments as part of the Sunshine Coast Bowls Bonanza. Northwind was the sponsor of the Mooloolaba Mixed Pairs. Teams from Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Brisbane and Wanganui (NZ)...
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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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Sunset Cruise with Coastal Cruises.

We went on a Sunset Cruise with Darren Smith and his team from Coastal Cruises recently. The company vessel, the Pacific Star, can carry up to 30 people. On our cruise there were only 15 passengers so we spread out a bit! The one and a half hour cruise with entertaining commentary by Darren took us around the harbour, along the Mooloolah River out to the river mouth (where we saw dolphins) and then into some of the canals. We passed the moored prawn boats and fishing boats in the harbour and were able to have a close look at...
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Dining out in Mooloolaba

Dining out in Mooloolaba means making choices. The range of dining options is extensive. There are so many different types of dining available – from the a traditional take-away, through to fine dining experiences at Spice Bar and Cherry Blossom; from the intimate atmosphere of small coffee bars through to the bustle and energy of an Irish pub; from the deceptive simplicity of a sushi bar to the energy of a popular Thai take-away; from classic French cuisine to modern Australian. It’s all here in Mooloolaba. There are different seafood cruises available from enjoying a cruise around the canals on the...
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