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The Ginger Factory

The Ginger Factory at Yandina is the perfect place for the whole family to discover the taste of Queensland. Offering fun rides, fascinating tours, a unique retail precinct and cafe surrounded by beautiful sub-tropical gardens, there is bound to be something for everyone. Wander through acres of exotic plant life, beautiful water features, and tranquil pockets to sit and relax.

The attraction is open 7 days a week and entry is free with a cost applying to the rides and tours.

The Ginger Factory features regular school holiday entertainment and has an undercover playground.

This playground boasts tunnels, stairs, slides, windows for peaking, and ropes for climbing. There is also a smaller play space designed for toddlers with their very own train to climb, a carriage to crawl through and colourful balls to play with.

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Ginger Shop

Discover the paddock to plate process of confectionery ginger on the factory tour. Learn how ginger is grown and harvested before tasting a delicious range of ginger inspired treats. You will soon discover why the Sunshine Coast produces the world’s finest ginger!

You can also visit the Ginger Shop boasting the largest selection of Buderim Ginger products in the world. There are ginger beers and cordials, marmalades and spreads, as well as sweets.

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Overboard Boat

Follow the Gruffalo trail in search of this funny creature as well as Mouse, Fox, Owl and Snake. Simply download the app prior and look for the markers along the way to bring these characters to life. You can jump behind or beside the marker to take photos with the characters. The Gruffalo also makes occasional live appearances at The Ginger Factory, so check their socials before your visit.

Board your very own lifeboat on the Overboard boat ride and join the gingerbread man on an exciting water voyage around the world as he escapes the chefs. You will get to see over 200 handmade moving puppets! This ride is ideal for the whole family.

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Train Ride

Take a relaxed ride in open air carriages around the 9 hectares of lush gardens and factory grounds on their beloved historic train – Moreton. This 120 year old train was a sugar cane train working at the Moreton Sugar Mill in Nambour, and now spends its days taking people on a tour of the Ginger Factory grounds.

Get a real buzz with the live bee show. Let an experienced beekeeper teach you all about life in the hive. You will get to see different species and taste some of the delicious varieties of honey they produce.

The Factory has a variety of events throughout the year so check out their What’s On page for more details on when you are visiting.

Krysten Ibels

November 2022

Thanks so much Krysten! We are glad you had a wonderful experience 😊

Aina Scarves

October 2022

Good place for a quick stop or spending a day. Entrance is free but other activities are ticketed.. there is playground and jumping castle for kids. Boat ride is recommended.

Judith Molloy

October 2022

A must if you are visiting this region, great for kids, cafe has good range of food and drinks, staff very warming and welcoming

If you are looking for more things to do on the Sunshine Coast have a look at some of our other blogs:

You could also try our blog about the Top 6 things to do in Mooloolaba or if you want to look at activities outside of the Sunshine Coast take a look at our blog about the best things to do in South East Queensland.

Zoe Abrahams

About the Author – Zoe Abrahams

Zoe has worked in the Gold Coast tourism industry for nearly 20years and is the marking manager for Aquaduck Gold Coast, Aquaduck Sunshine Coast, Southern Cross Tours and Gold Coast Sunset Cruise.

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