Why not break your journey in Yandina or stay a while and explore the district?
Yandina is a small country town. Its business centre:
- is just 1 kilometer off the Bruce Highway (See map here).
- has retained its historic buildings in Stevens and Farrell Streets (See Yandina Heritage Trail)
- has long vehicle parking (click diagram below to enlarge it)
- is small enough to walk around
- has a variety of food and drink outlets
- provides a broad range of goods and services.
- A caravan park is located on the South Maroochy River, 500 meters south of the traffic lights on the Nambour North Connection Road.
- The Free 48 hour camping for self-contained campers at Endiandra Park Rest Area on Ben Williams Drive, 3 kilometers north of town IS CURRENTLY CLOSED AND UNDERGOING RENOVATIONS BY SUNSHINE COAST COUNCIL. (See map here).
There are a few different options for accommodation in Yandina. For the most discerning of people Ninderry Manor will live up to the highest expectations. If you are looking to stay in town, the Hotel has some rooms that have been renovated in the past few years. If there are a few of you, Red Ginger Bungalow might be a good alternative for you (More accommodation information here).
Things to do
- Check out:
- Yandina Historic House and Tourist Information Centre and collect the Yandina Heritage Trail brochure
- Yandina’s historic town centre
- The Ginger Factory
- Pioneer Coffee Roastery
- Fairhill Nursery and Botanic Gardens
- Markets on Saturday morning at the Yandina Sports Complex
- Eumundi markets, just up the road.
- Eat at one of the many food outlets, for example:
- Café Invigor8 (breakfast, lunch)
- Goodness Gracious Organic & Gluten Free Café (breakfast, lunch)
- Blessings Café @ the Timber Hut (breakfast, lunch)
- Pete’s Village Bakery
- Café Gingers
- Stockman’s Pizza
- Yandina Hotel
- Thai Tong
- Taj Dhaba Indian Cuisine
- The Ginger Café at the Ginger Factory
- Elements @ Fairhill Nursery
- The Spirit House (bookings essential).
- Picnic in one of the town parks:
- King George VI Park on Farrell Street has play equipment, half court, skate bowl, barbeque and toilet
- Christina Low Park on Nambour North Connection Road straddles the South Maroochy River. It has barbeque & toilet facilities.
- Take a drive:
- Wappa dam, 5 km out of town has landscaped picnic areas, toilets, barbeque facilities and play equipment
- Dunethin Rock and Dunethin Lake on the Maroochy River, 7 km SE of Yandina off the Yandina-Bli Bli Road has picnic tables, toilet, boat ramp and a canoe launching pontoon
- Cooloolabin Dam in Mapleton National Park on the Blackall Range is 9 km west of Yandina. There is 1.5 km of gravel road after Cooloolabin village. It is undeveloped but has a viewing area, picnic table and toilet block
- If you have a 4WD you could venture further into Mapleton National Park. Either head north from Cooloolabin village via Buckby Road and Point Glorious Road to Point Glorious (an abseiling spot and picnic area) where you get views of the coast and hinterland or continue on past Cooloolabin Dam to Mapleton along the forest drive. There are several short walks and a picnic area en route. See map » download PDF: http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/mapleton-falls/pdf/parkmap-kondalila-mapleton.pdf
- Yandina is well positioned as a base to explore the whole Sunshine Coast. The beaches of Coolum, Noosa and Mooloolaba are less than 30 minutes away and a half to a full day would let you enjoy the scenic drive along the Blackall Range visiting the towns of Mapleton, Montville and Maleny or a trip to Kenilworth in the Mary Valley and the Conondale Ranges.
- Go bushwalking, mountain biking or horse riding in either Mapleton National Park, west of Yandina http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/mapleton-forest/about.html or Parklands Regional Park, 5 km south of Yandina. The main entrance at Radar Hill is accessed by taking the Parklands exit off the Bruce Highway http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/parklands/about.html
- Climb Mt Ninderry. At 304 meters, there are great views over the coast. Half of the 30 minute climb is steep with loose rocks. The car park is up a cement driveway off Eucalyptus Crescent at the end of Ninderry Road (See map here). The walking track follows an old 4WD road which leads off behind the sheltered picnic table.
- Put your kayak or canoe in the Maroochy River at George Best Park on Ninderry Road (See map here) or at Lake Dunethin and explore the navigable upper reaches of the river on the Maroochy River Canoe Trail https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Experience-Sunshine-Coast/Sports-and-Leisure/Pathways-Tracks-and-Trails/Maroochy-River-Canoe-Trail/About-the-Maroochy-River-Canoe-Trail
- Check out what’s on at
- The Shared https://www.facebook.com/TheShared
- The Yandina Hotel http://yandinahotel.com.au/newsite/index.php/live-music or
- The Australasian Country Music Association Hall of Fame in Steggalls Road Yandina. Phone 5446 8744 for information. More country music news at the ACMA Yandina Country Music Festival Facebook page.