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“Childhood memory relived”
Review of The Big Pineapple

The Big Pineapple
Ranked #7 of 13 things to do in Nambour
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The heritage listed Big Pineapple is open daily and we welcome you to visit our iconic property. Climb the inside of the Pineapple and then take the Pineapple Train for an informative train ride through the plantation, rainforest and return to the station for a Pineapple Parfait in the Cafe. If you wish to visit Wildlife HQ Qld Zoo you can jump off at the Koala Station and enjoy all they have to offer then all aboard when you are finished for the trip back to the Big Pineapple. Train rides are $5 each and children under 3 are free. So much to do and enjoy a fun day out at the iconic Big Pineapple. As well as daily trading hours, enjoy our Saturday Markets which are on from 6:30am till 1pm weekly. Fresh food, bric-a-brac, art gallery and so much more to explore in our indoor/outdoor market place.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed March 27, 2013

The train was the highlight. Excellent markets, everyone was very friendly and the food was yummy. The cutest little pigs at the animal farm, a must for families who want a nice day out.

Thank Natasha V
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

This place use to be great many years ago...but then it fell into disrepair and the new owners are now putting it all back together again ... the train is up and running in which is a real treat for the kids...should be great once they get the pineapples growing again. Not much to see really but if you are a visitor I suppose it cannot help to say I climbed the Big Pineapple ...

Thank Terrorbull12
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Big Pineapple is now back from the dead thanks to some locals who are restoring this protected icon, but a slow recovery is likely. It is a renowned landmark and is some way from really being worth a visit but... The Big Pineapple is still there for a photo; the train is running on the weekends (check website for times); the farm is open and more animals are due; the native animal area is being restored and there are thousands of pineapples in the ground. Not forgetting the famous ice creams are available. So I was happy to make the trip up from Brisbane to relive with my kids this wonderful ode to Queensland life and maybe do a little bit to help the locals rebuild this great icon. PS We went on a Sunday and there were over 100 ukulele players having a sing along in the back room. a hundred ukulele players?! It's a long way from the days of the tropical gardens boat ride and the macadamia nut farm but I'll be going back to see how the old girl progresses.

2  Thank Stephen P
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

The once renowned but ridiculous pineapple, which you can see when travelling along the road is virtually all there is to see. Definitely on the decline and very disappointed with this place. Had heard there were trips around the plantation on a cane train but saw no evidence of this. Wanted drinks but saw only one open-air cafe which did not look too clean so did not bother. Had a quick look inside but was filled with a series of stalls, like a market, and there was some very loud music emanating from a live-group at the back, which must have been most annoying to the stall-holders. The only signs of pineapples we could see was a rack of fruit, not very appetizing, at the entrance. There was an adjoining animal enclosure, for a fee, which we did not visit. At the end of the carpark there were some derelict buildings, one of which appeared to have been used in the distant past as a restaurant. If you want a market to visit, go to Eumundi on a Wednesday or Saturday - this is excellent!

1  Thank wanderluster101
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

The Big Pineapple is really that - a huge plastic pineapple. You can climb up the stairs inside to get a view of the land beyond. It is something quirky for the kids but nothing you would cry about missing.

At the time of writing this I am not actually sure what is happening with this attraction. It used to have an educational train ride that dropped you off by a small animal park among pineapple fields. Unfortunately it has been losing money for years and has had a few takeovers - I am not sure it is even open at the moment. I do believe that they hold Farmers markets in the grounds on a Saturday morning that are a great place to visit for fresh fruit and vegies.

Do your homework before planning to go here - it may or may not be open although I am sure that the actual pineapple out front will remain for photos.

Thank Bev H
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