Population 1078

Yandina is in the Sunshine Coast hinterland north of Nambour. The first land claims in the area were made here in 1868. It is now home to The Ginger Factory, the largest of its kind anywhere, giving rise to Yandina's title of 'Ginger Capital of the World'.

Visitor Information

Yandina Historic House, 3 Pioneer Rd (at the roundabout); (07) 5472 7181.

Nearby national parks

  • Noosa National Park

    The natural delights of Noosa National Park include spectacular coastal scenery, wildlife and wildflowers. Rocky headlands protect quiet...more

  • Kondalilla National Park

    Kondalilla, an Aboriginal word meaning ‘rushing waters’, is an apt name for this national park in the Sunshine Coast hinterland,...more

  • Great Sandy National Park

    Great Sandy National Park encompasses World Heritage–listed Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world; nearby Woody Island;...more

Nearby towns

  • Nambour

    Nambour is a large, unpretentious service town in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Development began in the 1860s and sugar has been the main...more

  • Buderim

    Buderim is just inland from the Sunshine Coast, high on the fertile red soil of Buderim Mountain, a plateau overlooking the surrounding...more

  • Maroochydore

    A popular beach resort, Maroochydore is also the business centre of the Sunshine Coast and home to the region's biggest shopping mall....more

In Town

The Ginger Factory This award-winning complex is devoted to everything ginger. Visitors can see Gingertown, watch ginger-cooking demonstrations, see ginger being processed and ride on the historic Queensland Cane Train through subtropical gardens with acres of tropical plants, water features and a plant nursery – a highlight are the stunning flowering gingers. Pioneer Rd.

Yandina Historic House: local-history display, arts and crafts, art gallery and visitor centre; Pioneer Rd.

Nutworks Macadamia Processes: see processing of macadamia nuts and taste-test the results; opposite The Ginger Factory.

Fairhill Native Plants and Botanic Gardens: fabulous nursery and gardens – a must for any native-plant buff; also includes the excellent Elements Restaurant, with breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea in botanic garden setting; Fairhill Rd.

Heritage trail: self-guide trail around town sights; brochure from visitor centre.


Eumundi This historic town has a variety of excellent galleries to visit, including some with Indigenous Australian art. Also sample exquisite handcrafted chocolates at Cocoa Chocolate, all made on-site (Etheridge St); or browse through the maze of shelves at Berkelouw Books in the main street. The impressive country markets are renowned for their size with over 600 stalls. The quality of the fresh produce, art and craft and cut flowers, along with the wonderful atmosphere, brings visitors to the town each Wed and Sat, and on Thurs night Dec–Jan; 10 km N.

Wappa Dam: popular picnic area; west of Yandina.

Yandina Speedway: offers a variety of motor races; call (07) 5446 7552 for details; just west on Wappa Falls Rd.

Fishing spots near town

Mooloolaba 22 km

It’s 6am on the Mooloolaba waterfront behind Kawana Waters Hotel. The temperature is mild enough to be wearing shorts and a shirt. All is quiet amid the moored boats except for the eager anglers sitting around the... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Cycling the Sunshine Coast and hinterland 24 km

Join a half-day or longer guided bike tour with Bicycle Tours of Queensland, particularly the popular Sunshine Coast ride or Maleny to Glass House Mountains. A back-up bus is included if it all gets too much.... Find out more

Golf courses around town

Palmer Coolum Resort 14 km

Resort courses are sometimes labelled, perhaps unfairly, as all being similar to one another: wide fairways, big undulating greens, large bunker schemes, the obligatory drinks cart. Some might even say a round of golf... Find out more

Twin Waters Golf Club 15 km

By the end of the 1980s, Queensland’s Sunshine Coast had a handful of good member clubs. In the ’90s, as the region became home to Australia’s fastest growing population, more golf courses and more... Find out more

Noosa Springs Resort 21 km

Laid out across 50 hectares of bushland on the shore of beautiful Lake Weyba, Noosa Springs takes you on a gently rolling journey between rainforest pockets, along the edges of lakes and through bloodwood forest,... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

Spirit House

The outdoor setting in a tropical garden is a delightfully unexpected re-creation of Asian lifestyle and the perfect location to enjoy contemporary Thai cuisine in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Since it opened 14 years... Find out more

Nearby breweries

Sunshine Coast Brewery 14 km

Queensland’s longest-running microbrewery has been operating from an industrial estate on the outskirts of Maroochydore since 1998. It was established by Jim Robinson and Queensland craft-beer pioneer Graham Howard... Find out more

Campsites around town

Gheerulla camping area 17 km

The Gheerulla creekside camping area is 8 km north-east of Kenilworth, accessed 6 km north-east of Kenilworth along the Eumundi–Kenilworth Rd (4WD only). It is illegal to collect firewood from the forest, so bring... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Big4 Maroochy Palms Holiday Village 14 km

Across the road from the Maroochy River, this very good quality park has much to offer. Book in here and enjoy the facilities, including the kids club, tennis court and pool, or relax and enjoy a cappuccino from the park... Find out more

Coolum Beach Caravan Park 14 km

This is a popular beachfront holiday park just across the road from the centre of Coolum. Walk to the shops and restaurants, swim at the patrolled beach or soak up the sunshine, or do all three! Bookings are required in... Find out more

Mudjimba Beach Caravan Park 15 km

A quality council-operated establishment, this is a neat and well-laid out park in a quieter area just a short stroll from the beach. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies.... Find out more

BIG4 Forest Glen Holiday Resort 16 km

This award-winning park is set on over 19 ha of parkland. There is a large pool, tennis court, squash court, minigolf and a licensed restaurant. The Bruce Highway is close by and the Sunshine Coast beaches are just 15... Find out more

Cotton Tree Holiday Park 18 km

Located along the waters edge at the mouth of the Maroochy River, this large council park has more than 400 tourist sites. It has a selection of eateries and shops immediately opposite the park entrance and is within... Find out more

BIG4 Noosa Bougainvillia Holiday Park 19 km

With good facilities, this is a quality park opposite the Noosa golf course. It is very popular year-round and a great base for spending a holiday in the Noosa area. Bookings are required in peak periods and a... Find out more

Mooloolaba Beach Holiday Park 21 km

This park is split over two locations. The main section is in Parkyn Parade, while the smaller section is at Mooloolaba Beach. We think the beachside section has the best outlook of any park in Australia: it overlooks... Find out more

Ocean View Caravan Park 26 km

High above the coastal plain with views to the sea, this park is being improved and further developed. Situated midway between Maleny and Landsborough, it is well located for those exploring the hinterland. Bookings are... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Ninderry House

Three ensuite guest rooms make this a good base for daytripping to the surrounding Blackall Mountains or the Sunshine Coast beaches. The award-winning architect-designed house has views of the ocean through bushland and... Find out more

Ninderry Manor Luxury Retreat

Miyuki and Aki Kitabatake care for a maximum of six guests in three elegant ensuite guest rooms with patios and views, set in 2 hectares of bushland and garden. Both hosts are qualified masseurs and use combinations of... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Landsborough park area 25 km

T/O 83km N of Brisbane (L) or 85km S of Gympie (R)

Under shady trees 500m off the highway via the Landsborough exit.

What's on around town

Market: town centre; Sat.

Ginger Flower Festival: Jan.

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