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Review of The Big Pineapple

The Big Pineapple
Ranked #10 of 14 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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 16 July 2014

It is all a bit sad- the worst part is that this wonderful icon, representing past Australian economic strength, still displays Golden Circle as being Australian owned :-(

1  Thank Clare P
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

This place has been taken over by new owners who are trying to bring it back to its former glory. I would love to see it get there and more. The train and the zoo are great and I loved the kitschy Pineapple. There are a few concessions inside the building with some nice stuff. There's a cafe (I only tried the coffee which was good) and a micro brewery. They have a farmers market on a Saturday morning and I think there are a few extra stalls inside. Go and support these people who are trying to bring back an icon.

2  Thank Ausjock
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

This place is weird. The only good thing was the micro brewery set up out the back. I think we might have been a bit late - like 20 years too late. Still - you have to go and get a photo in front of the big pineapple. Might as well have a beer while you're there.

Thank Dan K
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

The big pineapple itself was out dated and needs a revamp but the free train ride and wildlife park that is down the hill were great! Dissapointing there was not a souvenir shop and not much choice of food, although there was a great produce market on the saturday we were there

1  Thank Moana M
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We had a great time at the Big Pineapple. Don't go there expecting it to be like Australia Zoo - it is on a much smaller scale but the zoo had a great range of animals. There was a farmyard as well as Australian animals. Most animals have come from the closed Alma Park Zoo and I have to say the day we visited the enclosures were super clean and the animals well cared for. Staff were extremely friendly and the train ride was well worth it. Very interesting commentary. The Big Pineapple itself may be a little tired but the kids still loved climbing inside, reading the history and popping out the top to look at the view. We had the yummiest mini pancakes ever and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the whole experience. Kids will love it and we would go again.

Thank Mandy687
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