Yandina is the best of both worlds
YANDINA is undergoing a transformation.
No longer simply the centre of sugar cane and ginger farming, it has been discovered as an urban community with a rural edge.
Its own IGA, hotel, several coffee shops, and the blend of village life with some bigger holdings is mixed with new estates.
With Mt Ninderry to the east and Cooloolabin plus the Mapleton State Forest on the ranges to the west, it is the best of both worlds.
It features a primary school, sporting fields, industrial areas and the Ginger Factory plus tourism centre.
The median house price was at $440,000 in April, after reaching $449,000 in March. Five years ago the median price was $360,000. It went through strong growth in November 2014 and September 2016.
Land is $250,000, after reaching $258,900 a year ago.
An area rich in natural rainforest parks and reserves, Yandina is known for its pub, the Ginger Factory, Yandina Station and Wappa Falls Astronomy Observatory.
Found just off the Bruce Highway and with the imposing backdrop of Mount Ninderry in the east, this quiet subtropical town is brimming with heritage-listed buildings. It is also one of the oldest towns on the Sunshine Coast.
This is an attractive suburb for people looking to relocate to calmer, village-style living or acreage properties.
A small community to the west of the town was one of the settings for Peter Carey’s award-winning novel, Bliss.
Today, an IGA supermarket anchors a new shopping centre on the southern entry to the town.
With neat three-bedroom homes still available in the low $300,000s and blocks of land available for those wishing to build new homes even less, Yandina is an affordable area for the investor or for first home buyers.
In recent times there have been both town subdivisions as well as small acreage subdivisions.
The median sales price was $449,500 in October, up from $430,000 last January and $367,500 five years ago.
The median price of units was $235,000 in October while land was $258,000.
Yandina is the hub for an expanding industrial park that includes such national products as Rockcote renders, textures and paints, as well as Nutworks macadamia nut processing. APN Print’s multi-million-dollar printing facility is part of the estate.
Situated halfway between Maroochydore and Noosa, this hinterland town is a destination point for foodies visiting the multiple award-winning Spirit House. The Spirit House not only offers patrons a place to eat but is also a popular cooking school.
The Yandina Hotel dates back to 1889. When the railway came through town, the pub was relocated in 1891 using rollers and a bullock team. In the same year, the post office was moved to the new railway station.
Heritage listed and privately-owned Koongalba Homestead is one of several local historic homes.
Yandina’s name comes from “yan” meaning “to go” and “dinna”, meaning “feet”. Not only a town but also a locality, Yandina was home to Aboriginal people who lived in the district for more than 40,000 years. Along with other tribes occupying traditional resource areas, they belonged to the Gubbi Gubbi language group.
The first town in the Maroochy district, the town was surveyed in 1870 following European settlement in 1850. Many of the original buildings and much of the heritage streetscape of Stevens St have been preserved. It is here you will find the Anglican church, the oldest on the Coast and originally built as a community church that opened in 1880.
Yandina’s village-style atmosphere appeals to more and more residents.