Category Archive for "Sea Life"

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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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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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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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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Cow-nose rays in Sea life Underwater World Ocean Tank

Cow-nose rays in Sea Life Underwater World Ocean Tank The cow-nose rays at Sea Life Underwater World are fascinating.. These rays bring the total number of animals in the Mooloolaba attraction’s ocean tank and walk-through to over 1000. The cownose rays were transported by marine experts and then released into their new home in the Bay of Rays zone. The cownose gets it name from its distinctive indented snout, which looks similar to a cow’s nose. They feed on clams, oysters and other invertebrates. Cownose rays are found in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea from New England in the...
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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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Giant Grouper at Sea Life Mooloolaba

The Giant Grouper, also known as the Queensland grouper is the largest bony fish found in coral reefs, and is the aquatic emblem of Queensland. It is found throughout the Indo-Pacidic region, with the exception of the Persian Gulf. The species can grow up to 2.7 metres long (9 feet) and weigh up to 600kg (1320lbs). There are unconfirmed reports of larger specimens. They are fairly common in shallow waters and feed on a variety of marine life including small sharks and juvenile sea turtles. Sea Life here in Mooloolaba has a magnificent Giant Grouper specimen which measures 1.8metres in...
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