The Ginger Factory in Yandina Queensland is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most beloved attractions and a superb day trip from Noosa. Whether you are a ginger lover or not, you are guaranteed a day full of enjoyment.
The below guide details how you can spend a full day at the Ginger Factory, and also includes Ginger Factory discount tickets.
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This post was updated in December 2019
A Day Trip to the Ginger Factory
Before you continue, take a look at some of the highlights at the Ginger Factory.
- Take a trip on the ginger train.
- Cruise on the indoor overboard boat ride while looking for the gingerbread man.
- Watch a bee presentation and discover the secrets of a beehive.
- Walkthrough the tranquil subtropical rainforest
- Stop for a play at the undercover playground.
- Take a guided tour around the factory to see how ginger is grown.
The Ginger Train
Jump on board the vintage train and take a ride around the 9 hectares of beautiful gardens in open-air carriages. Over 100 years old, Moreton was once a working sugar can train, and now spends it’s time taking visitors around the grounds of the Ginger Factory.
Venture inside for a cruise on the Ginger Factory Overboard boat ride where you glide around in comfort trying to find the gingerbread man in the different countries, as he is trying to flee from greedy chefs.
Pro Tip: When visiting this Sunshine Coast attraction it is likely you will want to experience at least the The Ginger Train and Overboard boat ride. To save money opt for a play bundle that offers access to the Ginger Train and Overboard boat ride.
Buderim Ginger Factory Tour
If you are interested in knowing how ginger is grown and turned into a vast range of ginger products, take a guided Buderim ginger factory tour. This tour finishes off with a tasting of the delicious ginger.
Learn about the world of bees and the daily requirements of a beekeeper in a live presentation. The local beekeeper discusses the various bee species and offers a tasting of the delicious honey.
Tip: If you want to experience everything The Ginger Factory has to offer, including the Super Bee Tour, Factory Tour, Overboard boat ride, and the Ginger Train view the tickets bundle here.
Stroll Through the Gardens
One of the free activities in the Ginger Factory is to wander around the acres of beautiful tropical gardens, where you will pass water features, exotic plant life, and maybe even some of the local lizards.
Ginger Factory Playground
The gated undercover playground is located ideally next to the cafe. There are lots of activities for children to enjoy, including tunnels, slides, and balancing ropes. The playground has been designed for all ages as there is a separate toddler zone for children aged under four years.
The Ginger Cafe
The Ginger Café is a great place to refuel as the fully licensed café serves a range of meals using seasonal produce. There is also a delicious ice-creamery adjacent serving handmade ice-cream for dessert.
The Ginger Shop
You can’t leave the Ginger Factory without stopping at the Ginger shop. This shop stocks the largest selection of Buderim Ginger products in the world, along with a range of skincare products, gifts, homewares, honey products, and lots more! We can personally recommend the Buderim ginger lemon-lime and bitters cordial and the honey lollipops. Never go without your favourite products again as the Buderim Ginger products can also be purchased through an online store.
Ginger Factory Discount Tickets
If it is your first time to the Ginger Factory, some of the above attractions are at an additional cost. For the best value, purchase a play bundle where you can have double the fun or experience it all at the Ginger Factory for a discounted price.
Location and Opening Hours
50 Pioneer Road, Yandina, QLD.
Just under 1 ½ hours north from Brisbane or 30 minutes from Noosa Heads.
Open daily 9:00 am – 5.00 pm with free admission.
Thank you to The Ginger Factory for supplying the images for this article.
Accommodation Near the Ginger Factory
Searching for accommodation on the Sunshine Coast? Check out the below reviews on resorts located within 30 minutes of the Ginger Factory.
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