8 things to do in Yandina

This Sunshine Coast hinterland town has country living at its best

  • Louise Wedgwood


The GiGi Bazaar: Pick up something truly unique from this off-the-beaten-track character-filled collection of retro and vintage clothes, handbags, jewellery, homewares, knick-knacks and furniture (3/8 Farrell St)


Goodness Gracious Café: Make yourself at home on the quirky retro furniture inside, or settle outside among the café's colourful veggie gardens to enjoy their selection of tasty, fresh, home-made organic and gluten-free treats (3 Conn St)


Yandina Markets: Fossick for an old book or sniff out a juicy pineapple at the community market held every Saturday from 6am to 12pm (North St, facebook.com/YandinaMarkets opens in new window)


Yandina Community Gardens: See permaculture and organic food production in action, tour the beautiful gardens, or take a free workshop on native fauna (Corner North and Farrell Sts, yandinacommunitygardens.com.au opens in new window)


Ginger Factory: Tour the factory or take a slow ride on the mini-train through lush gardens and learn how ginger is grown and made into products available to taste (50 Pioneer Rd, gingerfactory.com.au opens in new window)


Pioneer Coffee Roastery: Let enthusiastic baristas clue you up on coffee and answer all your questions about the perfect brew, then pick up some beans from their locally-roasted selection to enjoy at home (41 Pioneer Rd, pioneercoffee.com.au opens in new window)


Spirit House Restaurant and Cooking School: Learn chef's secrets and hone your cooking skills among tropical gardens at this esteemed restaurant (20 Ninderry Rd, spirithouse.com.au opens in new window)

History hike

Sunshine Coast Museum Trail: Explore the area's rich heritage with a 20-museum tour, starting with Yandina Historic House and Information Centre (3 Pioneer Rd, yandinahistorichouse.com.au opens in new window)