The giant tourist attraction, located at Woombye on the Sunshine Coast, is a working macadamia farm and one of Australia's most popular 'Big Things.' The 16 metre high fibreglass pineapple is a definite crowd pleaser, but the park also offers rides, animals and all you could ever want to know about pineapples.
Some of the highlights of the park include:
The pineapple itself. Guests may enter the hollow structure and climb to the viewing platform at the top,
The Nut Mobile, a utricle shaped car that takes visitors on a tour of the macadamia farm and provides commentary on the workings of the farm,
The Plantation train, a steam train replica that treks through the rainforest (includes a pineapple growing demonstration),
A small zoo, where visitors can view wombats, exotic parrots, snakes and lizards, to name a few,
An animal nursery, where deers, lamas, chickens, ducks and other tame animals can be hand fed,
Specialty stores selling souvenirs, homemade preserves and confectionary and freshly made macadamia nut biscuits, and
Eateries serving delicious tropical treats like the pineapple sundae.
The Big Pineapple has been a family favourite since it opened in 1971. Entry to the park is free, making for an inexpensive day out. The Big Pineapple also hosts children's parties and functions.