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Address: 76 Nambour Connection Road, Nambour, Queensland 4553, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 5442 3102
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The heritage listed Big Pineapple is open daily and we welcome you to visit...

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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Ok to relive old memories (kind of)

Happy to pay $5 for the cute little train ride around the property and support an Australian icon, but I probably wouldn't go too far out of your way. The big pineapple is in... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Big Pineapple is an Australian icon that could use some TLC. Unmissable on the roadside at Nambour, it is really showing its age and could do with some attention. The train ride and commentary is rather good and educational for the kids. Don't know how much longer it will last so see it while you can.

Thank Tony W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happy to pay $5 for the cute little train ride around the property and support an Australian icon, but I probably wouldn't go too far out of your way. The big pineapple is in good condition and you can climb it and the displays inside about pineapple processing are dated to the point of almost being cute and kitsch again!... More 

Thank nickersofoz
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After coming to the Big Pineapple as a child I enjoyed visiting again to take a few photos... I would recommending visiting on a Saturday as I believe the farmers market is on that day. I didn't go on the train ride but I did try the Pineapple sundae which was very nice... It is a little run down but... More 

1 Thank Penny M
Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Train left early - not at scheduled time without us leaving our 4 year olds upset and staff could not care less. Very unimpressed with entire set up

Thank mgates75
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both my husband & I remember coming to The Big Pineapple as kids but haven't been for many, many years but was holidaying in the area so thought to check it out. It definitely has changed & is much quieter but we see the potential there! We had a pie & drink there & went on the train ride &... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has so much potential but it needs some love. It has a great little train ride at a bargain $5 per person for a 30 minute trip around the farm. There is a zoo with numerous animals but as we were too time poor we did not visit it. The train however gave a glimpse of what may... More 

1 Thank ClarkeFamily24
Townsville, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We haven't been for a few years but it is mostly closed down which is such a pity it really needs to go to fresh hands to bring it up to a tourist attraction but until then unless you want a train ride don't bother

Thank Diane B
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is my 2nd time visit to the Big Pineapple, although its a bit run down and in needs of some maintenance but it brings back good childhood memories as my first visit was back in 1988 during the Brisbane Expo. My 2 kids were quite surprised to see such a big pineapple and they were happy just walking up... More 

Thank TCMJ
Tuggerah, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Big Pineapple late January. We paid $5.00 each for the train ride with driver Dan. Driver Dan made the ride informative and enjoyable. If you buy the coffe, muffin and train deal it is about $9.50 each. The train ride takes you past the pineapple fields, rainforest and zoo next door. During the ride you are able to... More 

Thank Manda456
Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

It was so sad to visit this icon of the 50's and 60's. Gone was the buzz of activity and chatter of children. The train was running every half an hour with few or no people to bother. It's mournful whistle seemed to speak volumes. There was a zoo to visit, I believe, and you could still climb to the... More 

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