You do dance? well come along and meet the crowd. You have been watching those shows? Well come along meet other beginners...but it is not as easy for everyone as it appears.So if you want a bit of ballroom..waltz...latin...this is the place to go. Beginners and advanced are catered for. And you will learn some Australian competition New...more
This market is still fairly old fashioned...sort of "car boot "style. Not much of that fake Chinese cheap import rubbish. There are local products...tools...home made cakes...flowers...plants (lots of seedlings)...and fresh produce. Actually some fresh produce comes from our farm. We send along bananas...lettuce...cabbage...fennel...ans lots...more
Visit Dunethin Rock at Yandina,you won't be disappointed because the views across the Maroochy river towards the ranges and the valley are simply beautiful.The country is peaceful and watch out for the wildlife..especially kookaburras.It is a bit hard to find but if you ask a local they will give you directions. VT member al2401 sent me some...more
Yandina is nestled betwen the South and North arms of the Maroochy River just a bit further west than the popular fishing spot of Dunethin Rock. There is a boat ramp, picnic tables and a little fishing jetty and a plesant walk along the river.Dunethin Rock is easily accesible by road from Yandina.more
The Spirit House restaurant and cooking school is set amongst tropical gardens near the town of Yandina. The restaurant is known throughout Australia and the cooking classes are popular with visitors and locals alike - so popular that you have to book sometimes months ahead to get the class you want.The classes are for a small group and all...more
Originally located in Buderim the ginger factory was relocated in 1980 to 9 hectares of land in Yandina. During the 1990's it became established as the producer of the "Worlds Finest Ginger" and today exports to over 17 countries. The company has recently expanded into the production of Macadamia Nuts.The factory complex is also host to visitors...more
There was nobody on the train when we arrived. Admission to the Ginger Factory is free, though you have to pay for the train ride. It may not be the fastest train ride, but it's indeed historical.The train was originally used to haul logs before it was converted to a cane train. The train itself has more than 100 years of history. So when I boarded...more
So much to do and so little time. This Ginger Factory has its history from Bunderim before it moved its factory to Yandina.I arrived at The Ginger Factory at about 3pm. Realising that I had only 2 hours, I took a map from the main counter and headed towards the train ride. No time to lose! There were little knick-knack shops that you can visit...more
Many a times, we rush to see the important places of interest without stopping by its surrounding area, which also holds much charm. This was the case for Yadina. I'd heard much about the Ginger Factory there and was so tempted to do that visit and then leave. I'm so happy that it was by circumstance that I had to stop by the lovely little township...more
Well this one goes back as far as 1887(one of the oldest buildings on the Sunshine coast) but not in the position it is today. The building was actually placed on skids and pulled to its present position by a team of bullocks.Today the building has been refurbished and boasts the usual drawcards....entertainment...meals.. but it still has the aura...more
So you have' ginger factory' up to your ears...well for a slight change cross over the road (and the road is not a main highway) and have a 'bo-peep' at the Nutworks.Actually I love Macadamia nuts so here you are right at the macadamia processing complex. There is an information centre where you can view the actual processing , a related video to...more
Yandina...Sunshine Coast This is one special information centre and new to us. It is not only an historic house but also an art gallery.And you have guessed from the photo tea and coffee are served. You can also look at a range of gifts for sale.The Yandina Historic House is an old Yandina Home which has been renovated and run by volunteers of the...more
There is quite a nice drive from Yandina to Bli Bli which takes you to a delightful picnic spot called Dunethin Rock right on the banks of the river. You can do this drive from Maroochydore/Mooloolaba as wellQuite a bit of history to read in the archives"Dunethin Rock, a scenic reserve on the southern bank of the upper Maroochy River, is an...more
Now do not confuse this place with Mount Glorious close to Brisbane. Point Glorious is at the back of Yandina. Besides an exciting drive and looking at the views you can also do a bit of climbing.Climbing is located underneath the lookoutLocation: Point Glorious is located in the Yandina Hinterland. To get there, you must first drive through the...more
Between Nambour and Yandina there is a turn off to Radar Hill and here you will find Parklands Conservation Park and there are some fabulous horse riding and mountain bike trails to discover.At one time you could ride your horse all the way down the eastern side...but guess what...there are houses in the way now!You can find a map and information...more
Cooloolabin Dam Park is another of those hidden spotsyou find when exploring around the Sunshine Coast back blocks. Just west of Yandina and past Wappa Falls in the headwaters of the South Maroochy River waterway... it is a pleasant drive to get there.You will enjoy a picnic looking out over the water.These bike trail rides sometimes go this way.more
Observatory owner Owen Benedick chose this site to pitch his telescopes because it was the best plot for stargazing. Using several 30-40 minute segments, he builds a story of the universe using posters, stories and space rocks. After dark viewing planets through the telescope gives teens a new view of life and our fragile existence.more
This Nursery is one I have visited many times to buy Australian Native Plants.The Nursery is more than that........having a Gift shop, Bookshop and Restaurant in a beautiful garden setting. I come here to buy, but for other people who want to see Australian natives, then a wander around the 3ha garden amongst wildflowers and rainforest gardens...more
The Yandina Ginger factory I have visited many times, either with my family, or have taken guest's here for a look. It is the HOME OF BUDERIM GINGER, and you can easily spend a good part of a day here. Food..........We ate at the Ginger Cafe where there was a good choice of meals and drinks. The seating area is outdoors and undercover, really nice,...more
Always a nice day out, is a trip to the Ginger Factory. As we had children with us, we took the ride on the 100year old authentic "Cane Train" ride around the factory to see the sights. It passes through the lovely gardens, and a commentary is given along the way so we knew what we were looking at.These train tours last 15mins and depart every half...more
Located only a short distance from the spillway are the Wappa Falls. These are twin falls, and only small ones. There were some families there, the children were swimming in the rock pool below the falls. I also noticed that there was a plaque in rememberance of a young 16yr old boy who lost his life here, it said he was having a lot of fun, how...more
We decided to have a look at Wappa Dam again as we heard water was going over the spillway. The Dam was full, and water was going over, but not a lot. By the water is a nice large lawned picnic area, complete with playground, plenty of tables/chairs and electric bbq’s. For the children there is a good playground. Wappa Dam we have seen after...more
Do you ever crave some nice fresh ginger? Ever wonder how it is made? Well if you ever asked your selve any of these questions then take a drive to Yandina Ginger Factory.It is just 90 minutes North of Brisbane on the Bruce highway. It has wheel chair access so anyone and everyone can go for a visit. Sit and relax in the local cafe and try some...more
Established in 1887, the Yandina Hotel is the oldest on the Sunshine Coast. The hotel offers various style of menu from standard Bar food, through Al a Carte and even a degustation menu. The slow cooked Lamb Shank from the Bar menu is very good - well cooked and very tender.more
After our visit to Eumandi Market, we took a quick drive south towards Yandina, thus skipping lunch along the way. So by the time we arrived in Yandina, my family members were totally famished. There were realy not many shop that offered food and we wanted fish and chips, so the choice was pretty much a no-brainer.Interestingly, this cafe opens 7...more
What was once an old cow paddock is now a tropical garden. The first time I remember being so envious. How come some people are so clever I thought? A pond, waterfalls...a delight to the senses. This venue being away from the maddening crowd...no parking problems and is popular for weddings and special functions.Most of the dining is "al fresco"And...more
Jeffers Market is situated along a row of shops. The frontage of this little convenience store is pretty inviting. They'd placed items such as pumpkins, tomatoes and jars of jam to create that welcoming feel to things.When we entered the store, the front desk staff were all very friendly. Just felt so welcome in the town. Maybe I should migrate to...more
Yandina Sunshine Coast, QueenslandOnce this factory was the pride and joy of Buderim but alas "progress" forced the move to Yandina...so Yandina now benefits from having"Buderim Ginger" in its town.The Ginger factory has been extensively written up by another member but in the end I decided it seemed wrong somehow for me to ignore this interesting...more
If you visit Dunethin Rock at Yandina please watch your step as this rock is slippery even when it is dry.
There are no steps or foot holds to the top so you really need to be careful and because it is isolated with only one house at the end of the road it may be difficult to get assistance if you fall.
Strong non slip soles on your shoes are recommended.
Keep an eye on your children.
Unfortunately there is no wheelchair or disabled access.
We tour the world's biggest and best ginger factory. We learn some of the secrets that make Australian ginger the world's favourite. There was a demonstration where we can watch how the giner is being prepared for shipment around the globe.
THE GINGER FACTORY, there is this thing called Historic Cane Train that we can hop aboard for a ride through the lush native rainforest and landscaped gardens with informative commentary on ginger.
There is also The Ginger Shop where we bought our ginger products such as ginger sweets. I spend alot of time here selecting the sweets because there are so many of them! And of course, there is this place where we enjoyed our cool ice-cream.