The Big Pineapple
The Big Pineapple
2.5
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The heritage-listed Big Pineapple is open daily and we welcome you to visit our iconic property. Have a photo with the Big 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, which is hosted by Montville Coffee. 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. From March 2019 you can experience the excitement of one of Australia's best high ropes and zipline courses, with a challenging 2km journey through the mature trees at the Big Pineapple. More to come as we renew this famous tourism icon on the Sunshine Coast!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rachael W
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Took a photo with the big pineapple. We tried to park across the road and walk over the foot bridge but apparently you can’t do that any more. We had to swing across the traffic towing our van. There was plenty of space to park at the pineapple itself.
Written 9 September 2023
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Milawa, Australia7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We arrived to find a tiny coffee van beside was open but the big pineapple was chained up and closed. The kids touched the pineapple but very disappointed that they couldn't climb inside a read all about it. Won't be returning.
Written 20 July 2023
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“The Real Truth”
Brisbane, Australia51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Just off the main roads , this place speaks for itself with its huge pineapple and reasonable priced cafe
Great for family photos and a starting point for an adventure throughout the coast and hinterland regions
Written 10 February 2023
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Belinda W
Greater Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
We arrived at 3pm (website said closes at 4) all was locked up.
Manager (?) was chatting to friends out the front and completely ignored us, not even a sorry we had to close early for whatever reason.
Written 18 January 2023
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Annette
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
unless you just want a picture don’t waste your time. It’s run down and no train working, you can’t go in the grounds unless you’re going to the zoo or treetop challenge. The gift shop is almost non existent too and well overpriced goods. Highly recommend the treetop challenge if you’re young and healthy!
Written 3 January 2023
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Tony A
Sunshine Coast, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Went to check this icon out. It has been forever since we were here, So much is changed. Pineapple looks good.
Written 13 December 2022
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Sue Smith
Albion Park, Australia263 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
The Big pineapple has been closed since 2019 never reopened after covid, cafe is open and zoo HQ are open but not the pinapple
Written 3 October 2022
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Clara M
Baulkham Hills, Australia483 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
We were happy that we saw a big pineapple and ticked it off our list of big things to see. Easy parking outside. A convenient stop.
Written 1 October 2022
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Freddie jay B
Caloundra, Australia411 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Unfortunately the big pineapple is actually closed the last three times we went there.
You can’t climb the pineapple and one small shopfront is open as a cafe at the front.
The biggest attraction is the zoo which is awesome. It’s taken over the pineapple plantation now and you can hav e animal encounters,beaut cafe at the back,lots of shade and animals.
Love the Hq zoo. I had the best cotton top monkey encounter and meerkat one for my birthday this year and we shouted my partners niece to the meerkats and she loved it. Well worth the effort to make it there
Written 2 September 2022
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kim w
Ballarat, Australia189 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
What a disappointment. This iconic Aussie attraction is so unloved and neglected.We are glad we ticked it off our list of big things but unless you really want to do the same, give it a miss. There is a little 'cafe's for want of a better word.........it's not even equivalent to a school tuck shop. There is also a selection of very tired, over priced souvenirs and the woman behind the counter could do with a lesson in customer service.
Written 7 August 2022
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