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The Big Pineapple

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 16:00
Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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Seen better days in recovery mode but quite sad

The big Pineapple use to be the destination for all things pineapple and Macadamia nuts but now... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2013

This place use to be great many years ago...but then it fell into disrepair and the new owners are... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2013
Sunshine Coast, QLD
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14 Sep 2018
“Big pineapple heritage listed photo op ! ”
12 Sep 2018
“Once apon a time”
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...more
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
76 Nambour Connection Road, Nambour, Queensland 4553, Australia
+61 7 5442 3102
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 January 2012

The Big Pineapple has new owners that want to bring back its glory days of the 70's & 80's. There is a lot of work to do to make up from the neglect of the last 10 years, the Big Pineapple has been cleaned, repainted...More

7  Thank saltysteve
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Change the opening hours on your website you mean bastards. We've just driven 3.2 hours for a little boys 4th birthday. Ruined. And the place is a disgrace. Authorities need to step in. DONT COME HERE it's only open Saturdays

12  Thank Priscillakb
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

The big Pineapple use to be the destination for all things pineapple and Macadamia nuts but now there is a ageing pineapple that smells of neglect, the good old days of having all things Pineapple could be over. At the moment the new owners are...More

Thank SugBrisbane
Reviewed 3 April 2013

Look, you can see the new owners have worked hard to try and get this place up and running again. It is true there isn't a lot to do but for young kids its great! Go to the markets, ride the train, feed the animals...More

1  Thank Lucie L
Reviewed 27 March 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
Reviewed 26 March 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...More

Thank Terrorbull12
Reviewed 14 March 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...More

2  Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 6 February 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...More

2  Thank wanderluster101
Reviewed 5 February 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...More

Thank Bev H
Reviewed 25 January 2013

I was ten years old when I first visited this place and today I am 43 so it was a long time ago. It brought back great memories with my mum and dad who didn't have much so it was a special trip for us...More

2  Thank Uncleroy1969
Reviewed 9 January 2013

To think this place was an icon in days gone by. The owner's won't even invest money in directional signage on road maps and road signs. I remember this place being such a massive tourist attraction in the 80s and the river boat tour building...More

2  Thank ladycatrin
Reviewed 7 January 2013

super fun - great market, lots of scrumptous local produce, great people there, and the worlds biggest pineapple

5  Thank Jules M
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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
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!