Yandina is a Sunshine Coast hinterland town on the Bruce Highway. Its name comes from ‘yan’, meaning “to go”, and ‘dinna’, meaning “feet”. Its current claim to fame is in being a ginger town. It is the home to the Buderim Ginger Factory.
Yandina has a population of around 1000 people and boasts the record of being the first town in what is now one of Australia’s most prominent travel destinations, the Sunshine Coast. It was originally planned to be the centre of the shire but as the local sugar mill was built in Nambour, more and more people who worked there moved closer.
Yandina Station on the Nambour and Gympie North Line has passenger train services to Brisbane.
The Buderim Ginger Factory is a tourist attraction and working ginger factory. There are rides, tours of the factory, and shops, restaurants and other exhibits for visitors to enjoy. The Buderim Ginger Factory is operated by Buderim Ginger Limited that was listed as a public company in December 1988. The company manufacturers confectionery ginger products (sugar based) that are marketed in Australia and exported to a number of international markets including UK, USA, Canada and various European countries. The company also operates a similar factory in Suva Fiji.