On our way back from the Eumundi Markets last month my friend and I decided on a whim to check out the Buderim Ginger Factory I had never been there before, being new to this area and all, but Sonia had, so she knew what to do. The factory is very easy to find as there are signs that point you in its direction as you make your way along the Bruce Highway from Eumundi. It is free entry and open 7 days. When you get inside you can partake in a few different activities, or just have some yummy ginger treats and go for a walk around the lovely rainforest surroundings.
The Overboard Ride
My friend and I decided to go on the Overboard Ride. Yes, it is meant for children, but I like to think of myself as still a bit of a child at heart (who am I kidding? I’m a total kid). I am glad we did we went Overboard because it was so fun. You hop on a boat and it takes you around the world with the gingerbread man. He is seen hanging out in New Zealand, London and Paris — that’s a lucky baked good. Look at these photos…wouldn’t you want to go on it too? Don’t lie now, I won’t judge you.
Ginger Afternoon Tea
Next we went and had some ginger ice-cream – I had ginger and macadamia and ginger and choc-chip – and a wander through some of the gift stores. There is also a heritage centre that gives you a run-down on the history of ginger in the Buderim area, or you can have a look at the bee-keeping centre. The Buderim Ginger Factory sure has it all.
Bugerim Ginger Factory Train Ride
Before we left we also took a ride on the train that takes you around the entire factory and over the speakers you get a bonus informative history lesson. I thought it was the perfect way to end a fun afternoon at the Buderim Ginger Factory.