Yandina is the oldest surveyed town in the Maroochy Shire.
The original survey was compiled by the Queensland Government Surveyor, Charles Warner in August 1871. The area was previously known as Native Dog Flat & also known as Maroochie for some time. When the rail service arrived, things really started moving, The blossoming township was named ‘Yandina’ after a nearby cattle run. It was first envisaged that Yandina would be the main centre for council buildings & activities. Later, when the Moreton Sugar Mill was built in Nambour, it was decided to use Nambour for the main hub of council activity.
You can still soak up some local history at Yandina. There’s plenty to see & do. Start at the Yandina Historic House & Information Centre, have a chat with the local volunteers, view historic photos & browse through the Gallery & Craft Shop. Sip a Lavazza coffee on the sunny verandah of this lovely old Queenslander or indulge in a traditional Devonshire Tea. Remember to ask about the ‘Yandina Heritage Trail’ before you trek off around town!
Yandina is compact but cute, with loads of old-world charm. As you stroll past the shops in Stevens & Farrell Streets you’ll discover vibrant local artworks at Yandina Art & Framing, along with handcrafts, woodcrafts, antiques & many other unique gift ideas.
For local everyday needs you’ll find superior service at Yandina businesses such as the Yandina AusCare Pharmacy, Yandina Veterinary Clinic, Yandina Automotive Repairs, Yandina Mower Centre & Cordwell’s Concrete. And rumour has it, when you’re looking for a left-handed, pre-metric whatsit, Emmo’s Hardware will have it!
If you love a bargain start early Saturday at the Yandina Market, a fair dinkum local market, full of fresh produce, flowers, fashion, tools, books, jewellery, bric-a-brac & old wares. Then it’s only a short drive north to the world-famous Eumundi Markets. Two totally different market experiences in one morning!
Yandina is pretty handy to the beach at Coolum, yet worlds away from the hustle & bustle of the Coast. Its friendly, rustic charm appeals to those looking for a change of pace. Come & stay for a week or a weekend at the boutique B & B, Ninderry House & see for yourself. If you like what you see & decide to make Yandina your new home, talk to Yandina Realty for expert advice.
With its lovely mix of tourist, local & rural focus, Yandina is transforming into one of the most sought-after communities on the Sunshine Coast.