Connect with eGuide

Newsletter - weekly travel articles.

 
Sunshine Coast attractions
 

Yandina

Sunshine Coast hotels

Yandina is Maroochy's oldest surveyed township. The town was called Maroochie until it was named after a nearby cattle run "Yandina". This name was embraced by locals who rarely used the name Maroochie as they preferred the town's original name: Native Dog Flat.

The historic town of Yandina is renowned for its discrete location on some of Queensland's prettiest land, and the world-famous Ginger Factory. The central hinterland town is rich with rainforest parks and reserves that are home to native Australian animals, and streets that offer preserved examples of early Queensland architecture. Away from the city lights, Yandina is a holiday spot to enjoy fresh air and a night sky full of stars - the perfect setting for five-star alfresco dining.

Yandina's Spirit House is an award-winning restaurant and popular Thai cooking school. Learn how to cook a banquet or simply pick up some Thai spices.

With so much to do, even visitors staying elsewhere in Maroochy will find themselves in Yandina at some stage. The Ginger Factory is a free admission theme park that provides a great day out. The newest ride "Overboard - Adventures of a Stowaway" will sail the whole family around the world with the Gingerbread Man. Just across the street is the Nutworks Macadamia Factory where you can indulge in everything from classic chocolate-coated macadamias through to spicy wasabi - not for the faint-hearted.

Yandina makes it easy to walk, abseil, fish or canoe your day away in the great outdoors. The Fairhill Native Plants and Botanic Gardens are a plant and flower lover's dream but also make a beautiful afternoon stroll. Views from Mount Ninderry, Dunethin Rock and Point Glorious are fantastic and the night view from Wappa Falls Astronomical Observatory is extraordinary.

An exploration of Yandina's stores will also reward the curious with fantastic antiques, hand-crafted furniture and collectibles. While the Eumundi Markets are known worldwide, the Yandina Markets are a well-kept secret and the bearer of brilliant bargains. Each Saturday between 7am and 2pm, it's the place for fresh produce and quality plants. You'll also get some funky second-hand clothing bargains.

Yandina's Spirit House is an award-winning restaurant and popular Thai cooking school. Learn how to cook a banquet or simply pick up some Thai spices.
 
 
back to top