We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Ginger paradise” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Ginger Factory

The Ginger Factory
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Sunshine Coast and Noosa Heads Day Trip from the Gold Coast
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Yandina
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Open daily with free admission the iconic Ginger Factory is one of the Sunshine Coast's most popular tourist attractions. Discover the story of ginger from paddock to plate and see how Buderim Ginger has become the largest processor of ginger in the world. Experience the fascinating world of bees with the live bee show then enjoy a tasting of sensational varieties of honey. Go Overboard with the Gingerbread Man as you set out on an exciting water voyage visiting hundreds of puppets from every port of the world. Ride Moreton, a 114 year old Ginger Train as you relax in an open air carriage and enjoy beautiful gardens. The Ginger Factory is the perfect place to experience the authentic taste of Queensland with great shopping along with a fantastic cafe featuring modern Australian cuisine surrounded by acres of beautiful tropical gardens & walks.
Mt Barker, south australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ginger paradise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

If you love ginger and all that can be made from it, then this is your spot. The grounds are well kept with a lovely short walk through shaded gardens. My husband and son enjoyed an intense battle of strategy on the giant checkers board. There are also souvenirs aplenty in a variety of old styled buildings. It is worth a look.

Visited October 2013
Thank Ann G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ginger_Factory, Tourism Marketing at The Ginger Factory, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you Ann G for your comments. Your review has highlighted what a enjoyable time can be had at The Ginger Factory without having to spend a cent! The recently installed checkers board in our rainforest clearing is the perfect place for a picnic on a warm Spring day. When you next visit for your checkers 'rematch' make sure you call past our Café, order lunch and they will pack you a picnic basket along with picnic rug to enjoy out in our beautiful rainforest clearing.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

779 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not worth it.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

I didn't see what all the hyp was about this place, as found it was not worth the money spent. The restaurant was average with not much appeal and the train trip was cute but also not great. All in all I felt it was a waste of time going there.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank jiminee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gold Coast
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

We visited the Ginger Factory several years ago and decided to go back for another look. We were pleasantly surprised to find that improvements have been made to make the attraction more appealing to all age groups. My daughter loved the train ride and the shops and got some good bargains from the doll shop. The factory tour is interesting and worthwhile especially if you are a ginger lover.

Visited September 2013
Thank JOHNSA464
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
109 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“worthwhile place to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

this is paradise for ginger lovers and a worthwhile place for others to visit as well. Tour the working ginger factory; take the ginger train; and taste some very well prepared food and drink containing ginger

Visited September 2013
Thank pmeltham
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Cute rides & tours”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

Love love love the boat ride tour & the train was nice also. Don't get suckered into purchasing from the overpriced shops although the dolls houses & furniture are lovely.

Visited September 2013
Thank LouiseS4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Ginger Factory also viewed

Caloundra, Sunshine Coast
Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast

Been to The Ginger Factory? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing