Mooloolaba Bowls Club

The Mooloolaba Bowls Club officially opened its new allweather facilities in  February 2012. The structure has  become an iconic Mooloolaba landmark, with its expansive , award-winning white canopy covering the fantastically engineered structure. They have also extended and completely renovated  the interior of the club house. With the policy of promoting the game of lawn bowls and providing first class playing conditions all day, every day, the club achieves this by being open every day from 8.00am until late, and having 2 stunning synthetic undercover greens which allow players to keep dry even during the heaviest of downpours. Winter sees two months...
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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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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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Direct flights from Auckland to the Sunshine Coast

Direct flights from Auckland to the Sunshine Coast have been extended for 2015 and 2016. Air New Zealand has announced thirty weeks of non-stop seasonal Auckland – Sunshine Coast flights beginning 26 June until 25 October, 2015, and from 13th December , 2015 until 28th February, 2016. You can fly between Auckland and the Sunshine Coast all-year-round with connecting services from Melbourne and Sydney, however the direct flights on offer will occur twice weekly on Fridays and Sundays with a third Tuesday flight added in busy periods. Seasonal non-stop services offer the convenience of flying direct between Auckland and the Sunshine Coast. These...
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Michelle’s blog about Car Rental in Mooloolaba

Sunshine Coast Car Rentals is independently owned and operated by Alexandra Headland locals – Dave & Michelle Schwab.  I had a quick chat with them recently.   Here’s my interview with them…   Who are your clients exactly? Our clients come to Mooloolaba for a relaxing holiday and are happy to take each day at their own pace.   They have a sense of adventure and like to explore and visit new places.   The new visitors to the coast are keen to tick off the main tourist attractions off their list – but then so are our annual visitors.  Our clients have...
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Feet first – the benefits of Reflexology

Feet First The benefits of  Foot Reflexology Feet are to the body what foundations are to a house.  The benefits of reflexology go beyond the feet.They need to be cared for and maintained so as to maintain balance throughout the entire body and stop it from crashing down. For most of us, there is nothing better than a good foot rub and not just because it’s ironing out the tension and stretching out the toes and ligaments, but because its also connecting us with another person through human touch.  This becomes more apparent as we become older, sometimes lonelier and...
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Swimming with whales 2015

There are few places in the world where you can swim with whales, entering the water and relating to them on their terms. In 2014 Sunreef Diving Services in Mooloolaba was the first  in Australia To make it possible for people to swim with the magnificent Humpback whales that come to the Sunshine Coast each winter. The swimming with whales 2015 season will begin on the 4th of July. This year there will be two different experiences on offer: a half day off the Sunreef vessel or a one day experience on the Australia Zoo research vessel Croc One. On...
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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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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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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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