June 2016 Newsletter
June 2016 Newsletter
What an autumn we have had! Unbelievably warm and only the last few nights have been cool.
The national short course and long course Outriggers Regatta was held in Mooloolaba with over 50 boats out on the water competing; a truly magnificent sight as they paddled their way past Northwind. Even more impressive was the sight of all the colourful craft hauled up onto the beach after racing. They took up more than 300 metres of beach front.
We were also treated the impressive spectacle of two Airforce Chinooks flying along the coast, right over our heads as we walked on the beach.
Several of our guests enjoyed a great day out at the Big Pineapple Music Festival and others enjoyed the atmosphere at The Ladies Oaks Day at Corbould Park.
The Surf Show and Shine event was twice as big as last year’s with over 80 VW Kombis on display. The proceeds raised by the Rotary Club are all going to a Coolum-based charity dedicated to helping people in rural Australia.
The June 2016 Winter Bowls Carnival gets underway with the Mooloolaba Bowls Bonanza on 13th June. First up is the Northwind Beachfront Apartments Mixed Pairs. It’s always great to be at the presentation handing out the prize money. Mooloolaba events continus until July 2nd in the fabulous all-weather facility.
The Queensland Garden Expo is on at the Nambour Showgrounds 8 – 10 July, with lots of gardening inspiration and advice.
The Peasant Prince is a theatrical adaptation of Li Cunxin’s “Mao’s Last Dancer”. The Monkey Bac Theatre Company will be performing it at the Lake Kawana Community Centre on 13th July. This inspirational story appeals to all ages. .
World Environment Day will be celebrated at Cotton Tree Park on Sunday 5th June from 10.00am until 5.00pm
Eatery of the Month.
Fresh seafood is what Mooloolaba does best! Prawn season is underway with the prawn boats going out for a day or so at a time coming back laden with big, juicy prawns. Mooloolah River Fisheries at the end of The Spit has an extensive range of fresh, wild-caught fish and prawns available every day. The staff is very knowledgable and offer good advice about the best ways to cook your choice of sea food or can help with selecting the right fish for your sea food dish. They also have an extensive take away menu. They have an upstairs area called The Deck where you can eat your take away orders or enjoy a meal from their comprehensive menu and wine list. The deck has a wall detailing fish species and the story of the business. This is an iconic family business and its worth taking the time to check out their story.
A Day out…
The strawberry seaon is now underway on the Sunshine Coast. For those who love the opportunity to PYO strawberries there are farms within a twenty minute drive of Northwind. Each of these has a café where you can eat the products made form the delicious berries – jams, ice-creams, sundaes, etc. – or you can buy fresh, ready picked berries.