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The Big Pineapple

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76 Nambour Connection Road, Nambour, Queensland 4553, Australia
+61 7 5442 3102
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Drove from Gold Coast, we were loiming forward to a nice lunch and a sundae, but pineapple was... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Bellakeetah
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Gold Coast, Australia
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the big pineapple

shame it was closed the pineapple that is. good for some photo's. Seem's a little run down from... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Catherine v
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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.
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3 weeks ago
“Stopover only or an Still An Icon”
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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76 Nambour Connection Road, Nambour, Queensland 4553, Australia
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+61 7 5442 3102
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Drove from Gold Coast, we were loiming forward to a nice lunch and a sundae, but pineapple was closed and the so called shop was no more than a tin shed. The drive was a total waste of time, nothing to see, nothing to do,...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

shame it was closed the pineapple that is. good for some photo's. Seem's a little run down from what we could see and the zoo looks expensive.

Thank Catherine v
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

The QLD Zoo has a nice atmosphere with sections for reptiles, farm, monkeys and Australia animals. You can get up close to most of the animals and can even feed a few. The zoo presents feeding of animal exhibits and the young fella who gave...More

Thank Heather B
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

After driving an hour and half with very excited children I thought we were at the wrong place, although the ‘big’ pineapple suggested it was the correct place. Our kids were soon disappointed when we approached the pineapple and it was closed for maintenance. Everything...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I was totally shocked when I dropped in here today looking for school holiday entertainment! The place is going to ruins, pretty much the shops and restaurants and the big pineapple were all closed up, and looks overgrown and almost as if it’s falling down....More

Thank Melinda C
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I was so excited to see the famous Big Pineapple. I will admit after reading reviews on Tripadvisor I wasn't expecting too much. We arrived early and was going to climb the Pineapple and then maybe do the train, before heading off for a drive...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

We were staying in Caloundra & doing the local tourist thing. Before heading south again we decided a quick visit was in order. Looking at the website it gives info about a cafe.So we decided this would be our breakfast spot. Unfortunately a poor decision....More

1  Thank Beerwench73
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

The big pineapple of old has left the building. There is very little here left except for a new refurbished pineapple that is worth a photo opportunity.

Thank Kerrivv
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Recently visited as there as the 4 + 5 yr olds love train rides. They have an open cart train that goes through the forest and around the grounds near the zoo (Wildlife HQ Zoo) area, with lots of animals viewable from the train. Kids...More

Thank Jo A
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Went to visit HQ zoo pretty good for little children. Not that much to see needs alot of improvements very limited food. Expensive for what you get. Would love to visit again when new owners have updated and work completed.

Thank Liz M
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Tango84
19 January 2018|
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Response from granny12319 | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Saturday I think it opened at 9 but we arrived mid morning and the Big Pineapple closes at 4 but the zoo is open later 4 30
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Junesoo
13 July 2015|
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Response from J_Fizzle89 | Reviewed this property |
It's closed for good at the moment, not sure if it will open in the future but it looks unlikely!
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