Category Archive for "Parks and Reserves"

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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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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Buderim Forest Park

Buderim Forest Park is a 45 hectare oasis of subtropical rainforest less than a kilometre from Buderim village. It is hidden on the northern side of Mt Buderim and features tall eucalypts, magnificent strangler figs with their buttressed roots, vines, fungi and palms. The waters of Martins Creek fall, cascade and bubble over basalt causeways and rocks and every now and then form quiet, restful pools. All along the 1300 metre length of the walk you can hear water. This area was well known by the Indigenous peoples of the area and they would use it as a resting place....
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Off Beat Eco Tours

Off beat Eco Tours runs personalised (Maximum 13 people) tours to the sub-tropical rainforest in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The crew treat the passengers as friends and encourage them to see, hear, smell and touch the magic of the rainforest. The gourmet standard lunch includes gourmet busk tucker  fare – the delicious, nutty, chocolaty flavour of ground wattle seeds, the tang of lemon myrtle leaves -these  tours are an absolute feast for the senses. The Full day tour to the Conondale National Park is super. This is an area of national significance and home to a diverse range of flora and fauna,...
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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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