Meet the Locals
Cindy owns and operates the Stay Wild Collective in Yandina, selling fashion and accessories. She has just opened a second retail outlet in Yandina, focussing on a younger clientele.
She and her husband James live in Kulangoor with their two teenage children.
“I’ve lived in this area for many years and worked in hospitality in Yandina before I opened Stay Wild,” Cindy said.
She has been operating Stay Wild as a retail outlet and online for nearly five years. “I can see Yandina growing and maturing all the time. It’s a lovely place to live and work because of its friendly atmosphere.”
Rachel and her husband Scott moved to Yandina when they bought a house here in 2018. Their initial motivation for the move was economic. Rachel works part time in retail as she completes a double degree — Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Law.
“We were looking to buy in the Coolum area where I grew up, but we couldn’t afford the sort of place we wanted there. So we started looking at Yandina and we found what we wanted, which was a nice house on a decent size piece of land.
“I didn’t really know Yandina then, but I soon fell in love with the place. It’s a lovely town, quaint and friendly, but close to plenty of amenities.”