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The Gruffalo is at The Ginger Factory

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published September 14th 2020
Oh Help, Oh No, Itís a Gruffalo
The Gruffalo is at The Ginger Factory, Sunshine Coast, FREE augmented reality experience, children's book, mouse, fox, owl, snake, Rainforest Walk, download the app, start the Gruffalo Trail, search for clues, Moreton the Train, Overboard boat ride, Buderim Ginger Tours, Bee Show with tastings, boutique shopping, Gift Shop, heritage-styled village, The Ice Creamery, Ginger Cafe, wheelchair friendly
Oh Help! Oh no! It's a Gruffalo!


'The Gruffalo is a creature with terrible tusks and terrible claws and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws.

He's the Gruffalo! Gruffalo! Gruffalo! He's the Gruffalo!'


'He has knobbly knees and turned-out toes
and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose.

He's the Gruffalo! Gruffalo! Gruffalo! He's the Gruffalo'


'His eyes are orange, his tongue is black, he has purple prickles all over his back.

He's the Gruffalo! Gruffalo! Gruffalo! He's the Gruffalo!'



Look for the clues, Gruffalo spotters


Sunshine Coast, are we in for a treat! The Ginger Factory is very proudly hosting the FREE augmented reality experience, showcasing the awesomely fierce, awesomely fabulous, Gruffalo as from Wednesday 16 September.

The Gruffalo is at The Ginger Factory, Sunshine Coast, FREE augmented reality experience, children's book, mouse, fox, owl, snake, Rainforest Walk, download the app, start the Gruffalo Trail, search for clues, Moreton the Train, Overboard boat ride, Buderim Ginger Tours, Bee Show with tastings, boutique shopping, Gift Shop, heritage-styled village, The Ice Creamery, Ginger Cafe, wheelchair friendly
The Gruffalo is hiding in the Rainforest Walk


The Gruffalo is a children's book that tells the story of a Mouse, taking a walk in the woods. Whilst walking, the mouse meets several dangerous animals, namely, a Fox, an Owl and a Snake. Each of these animals is quite ferocious and intent on eating the mouse and invite him back to their respective homes for a meal. The cunning mouse declines each offer, with the excuse that he already has dining plans with his made-up friend, 'Gruffalo', a monstrous creature whose favourite food coincidentally happens to be either the Fox, the Owl or the Snake.

The Gruffalo is at The Ginger Factory, Sunshine Coast, FREE augmented reality experience, children's book, mouse, fox, owl, snake, Rainforest Walk, download the app, start the Gruffalo Trail, search for clues, Moreton the Train, Overboard boat ride, Buderim Ginger Tours, Bee Show with tastings, boutique shopping, Gift Shop, heritage-styled village, The Ice Creamery, Ginger Cafe, wheelchair friendly
Cunning Mouse


'Silly old fox, doesn't he know?
There's no such thing as a Gruffalo!'


The Gruffalo is at The Ginger Factory, Sunshine Coast, FREE augmented reality experience, children's book, mouse, fox, owl, snake, Rainforest Walk, download the app, start the Gruffalo Trail, search for clues, Moreton the Train, Overboard boat ride, Buderim Ginger Tours, Bee Show with tastings, boutique shopping, Gift Shop, heritage-styled village, The Ice Creamery, Ginger Cafe, wheelchair friendly
Fox is not too happy about being woken up by my better half!


The Rainforest Walk at The Ginger Factory has been transformed into a home for the Gruffalo, the Mouse, the Fox, the Owl and the Snake. Throughout the Rainforest, there are additional interactive games for children to get involved in. Children, parents and grandparents will all absolutely love the exciting adventures that await when becoming a Gruffalo spotter and the bonus - it really is so easy to get involved.

The Gruffalo is at The Ginger Factory, Sunshine Coast, FREE augmented reality experience, children's book, mouse, fox, owl, snake, Rainforest Walk, download the app, start the Gruffalo Trail, search for clues, Moreton the Train, Overboard boat ride, Buderim Ginger Tours, Bee Show with tastings, boutique shopping, Gift Shop, heritage-styled village, The Ice Creamery, Ginger Cafe, wheelchair friendly
There are heaps of interactive games throughout the trail for children to play ...


What to do before arriving at The Ginger Factory?

Download the 'Gruffalo Spotters 2 Aus' FREE app on the Apple Store or Google Play Store
Tap on the get/install button
Open the app and allow access to your camera and photos
Start The Gruffalo Trail - remember to take photos holding your camera in the landscape position - not portrait - for the photos to save

The Gruffalo is at The Ginger Factory, Sunshine Coast, FREE augmented reality experience, children's book, mouse, fox, owl, snake, Rainforest Walk, download the app, start the Gruffalo Trail, search for clues, Moreton the Train, Overboard boat ride, Buderim Ginger Tours, Bee Show with tastings, boutique shopping, Gift Shop, heritage-styled village, The Ice Creamery, Ginger Cafe, wheelchair friendly
Good job! You've found the Snake!


The Gruffalo Spotter 2 Aus app is exclusively available for Australian use and is FREE for iOS and Android users. Before starting the trail please check that The Gruffalo Spotter 2 App has permission to access your devices and photos. This will ensure your photos are automatically saved to your photo gallery. Don't forget to share your photos to #GruffaloSpotters.

The Gruffalo is at The Ginger Factory, Sunshine Coast, FREE augmented reality experience, children's book, mouse, fox, owl, snake, Rainforest Walk, download the app, start the Gruffalo Trail, search for clues, Moreton the Train, Overboard boat ride, Buderim Ginger Tours, Bee Show with tastings, boutique shopping, Gift Shop, heritage-styled village, The Ice Creamery, Ginger Cafe, wheelchair friendly
Adventurers must find 'paw' markers on the Rainforest walk


How to Play?

To enjoy the FREE Gruffalo attraction on the Rainforest Walk, adventurers will find 'paw' markers to bring each of the characters in the Gruffalo story to life. There are five markers that activate the Mouse, Fox, Owl, Snake and the Gruffalo. Adventurers must follow and complete each one's instructions, before the next marker can be activated.

The Gruffalo is at The Ginger Factory, Sunshine Coast, FREE augmented reality experience, children's book, mouse, fox, owl, snake, Rainforest Walk, download the app, start the Gruffalo Trail, search for clues, Moreton the Train, Overboard boat ride, Buderim Ginger Tours, Bee Show with tastings, boutique shopping, Gift Shop, heritage-styled village, The Ice Creamery, Ginger Cafe, wheelchair friendly
A magnificent tree for whoot, whoot, to hide ...


The Ginger Factory has so much for the whole family to see and do and enjoy -

Moreton the Train, who is now way more than one hundred years old, takes a scenic train ride through the spectacular gardens of The Ginger Factory; or
Overboard boat ride, where boaties join the Gingerbread man on his adventures around the world;

Join the Gingerbread man on his adventures around the world!


Learn interesting facts on how ginger came to be on one of the Buderim Ginger Tours or learn about the importance of bees on a live Bee Show with tastings;
Enjoy some boutique shopping with a divine selection of goodies on sale at either the Gift Shop or the heritage-styled village;
Grab a decadently divine ice cream at The Ice Creamery or be tempted with the delicious menu at the Ginger Cafe

The Gruffalo is at The Ginger Factory, Sunshine Coast, FREE augmented reality experience, children's book, mouse, fox, owl, snake, Rainforest Walk, download the app, start the Gruffalo Trail, search for clues, Moreton the Train, Overboard boat ride, Buderim Ginger Tours, Bee Show with tastings, boutique shopping, Gift Shop, heritage-styled village, The Ice Creamery, Ginger Cafe, wheelchair friendly
Grab a bite to eat and enjoy the lush green surrounds ...


We were incredibly impressed with the Covid safety plans that have been implemented at the Ginger Factory -
With regards track-and-tracing, guests either sign in with sterilised pens or use smart devices to scan details in.
The toilet blocks were immaculately clean with an ever-present cleaner ensuring the continued high standards of cleanliness; and
Throughout the Ginger Factory, we found 'hand sanitiser' stations for visitors to use.

All the above plans ensure that guests feel safe, whilst enjoying the very popular Ginger Factory tourist attraction on the Sunshine Coast.

Walk in the footsteps of the Gruffalo to find his lair ...



Bookmark a date at the iconic Ginger Factory to meet first-hand the ever-so-fierce Gruffalo and his Rainforest Walk friends - the whole family will love this, outdoors in nature, interactive game and it's wheelchair friendly too.

'He's the GRRRRRRRRR.........Gruffalo! He's the Gruffalo!'


The author's experience was by invitation of the Ginger Factory.
Lyrics are courtesy of The Gruffalo Song, written by Julia Donaldson.
All images courtesy of author; app images are indicated with the Gruffalo Spotter 2 icon

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Why? To become a Gruffalo Spotter
When: Starting Wednesday 16 September for a whole year!
Phone: 1800 067 686
Where: 50 Pioneer Road Yandina QLD 4561
Cost: FREE activity
Your Comment
What a great idea. Gets the whole family involved!
by Barry (score: 3|1803) 5 days ago
Looks like fun. Great article Elaine.
by Irenke Forsyth (score: 3|2224) 5 days ago
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