Over 60s visit Yandina Ginger Factory

Jenny, Sandra, Vaughan, Margaret, Rhonda, and Annette enjoy lunch at the Ginger Cafe

Jenny, Sandra, Vaughan, Margaret, Rhonda, and Annette enjoy lunch at the Ginger Cafe

The over 60s group ventured to the Ginger Factory, one of Sunshine Coast’s most popular tourist attractions.

The Ginger Factory originally started 75 years ago in the small farming community of Buderim. The relocation of the Factory and the establishment of the tourist complex took place between 1980 and 1985.

Now located in Yandina, The Ginger Factory is an easy drive from the Cooloola Coast and a great day out.

Entry is free and once inside there are plenty of tours to take. We enjoyed the ‘Factory Tour’ and the ‘Super Beekeepers’ demonstration led by an experienced beekeeper, who taught us about life in the hive. We learnt about different bee species and best of all, we got to taste delicious varieties of honey!

The ‘Factory Tour’ was an interesting insight into how ginger is grown, harvested and turned into various products.

After enjoying these tours, we explored the heritage-style village, took a stroll through the rainforest and admired the tropical gardens.

For lunch we all met at the Ginger Cafe that offers a delicious menu and ginger treats.

Before leaving, we couldn’t resist the Ginger Shop and its large selection of Buderim Ginger products and colourful homewares.

The Over 60s will meet Tuesday, June 5 at the Surf Club. The next lunch outing take place Thursday, June 14 at the Vietnamese Restaurant, Rainbow Beach.