Ginger Factory is the perfect place for the entire family

Yandina is proud of its local businesses and what they create. There are many independent specialty shops that form Yandina’s historical streets.

Among them are the fresh and unusual specialists Jeffers’ Fruit and Veg Market and the gold winning gourmet, free range and gluten free Yandina Butchery.

There are over a dozen different places to grab food and coffee from, including Café Invigor8Goodness Gracious Organic and Gluten Free Café, the hot n’ piping Pete’s Village Bakery, and the always serving Café Gingers.

The Ginger Factory

Slightly out of the main street rests the Ginger Factory, a beautiful exploration into the story of ginger from paddock to plate.

Nestled among sub-tropical gardens and walks on Pioneer Road, the Ginger Factory boasts the largest range of ginger goods as well as fun educational activities and rides.

Get a real buzz with the Superbee Live Bee Show, board your very own Overboard lifeboat, ride the 115 year old Ginger Train, taste honey and ginger inspired treats, participate in one of the educational tours, or relax and wander the gardens. There’s lots of family fun to be had!

Open daily with free admission.

Location: 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina QLD 4561

Nutworks and the Chocolate Factory

Situated opposite of the Ginger Factory lies Nutworks, home to the finest macadamia goods.

Visitors can view the factory processing, chocolate panning, and roasting from the comfort of the shop (Monday to Friday 9am-2pm). They also offer free taste tests on their roasted macadamias, and their cafe makes beautiful food using their own foodstuffs.

Come to Nutworks and prepare for a nutty treat!

Location: 37 Pioneer Rd, Yandina Q 4561

Wappa Falls Astronomical Observatory

Yandina also takes pride in its nature and what better way to observe its beauty than at the Wappa Falls Astronomical Observatory?

The Wappa Falls Observatory is settled in quiet bushland with sixteen telescopes at their disposal.

Whether you come during the day or night, there is so much to do! Witness the stars at night and observe their movement or catch a glimpse of the sun in their specially made telescopes, the Observatory allows everyone to marvel at the beauty of sky.

There are also entertaining talks, a meteor collection, and a space walk.

Location: 191 Wappa Falls Rd, Yandina QLD 4561

Yandina visitor information centre Yandina Historic HouseYandina Historic House

As one of the first towns in the Sunshine Coast area, Yandina is overflowing with historical treasures.

The Yandina Historic House was built over a hundred years ago and preserves many local artefacts.

Learn about the rich history of Yandina and the Sunshine Coast, and stroll down the Heritage Trail, a literal walk through history.

Location: 3 Pioneer Rd, Yandina QLD 4561

Yandina Markets

Yandina is known for its fresh food, and there’s nowhere fresher than the markets!

Every Saturday morning, the Yandina Sports Complex is the home to local food, fruit and veg, plants, and an assortment of goods. Yandina has never tasted better!

Location: Yandina Sports Complex North St, Yandina QLD 4561

Nature Walks and Tracks

Taking a few steps out of town, Yandina hosts many breath-taking nature walks and tracks.

  • Bike through bush covered mountain trails,
  • Horse ride through some of the horse tracks available,
  • Float down the canoe trail on the Maroochy River, or
  • Go for an invigorating bush walk up the rocky path to the top of Mt Ninderry.

Yandina is also the start to the many 4WD tracks up into the Hinterland.