At this Gold Coast attraction, they've got a lovely bunch of coconuts and Mr Tally Man likes to tally me banana.
Tropical Fruit World (Duranbah Road, Duranbah) is the rare fruit farm in the world. It is also an eco-tourist attraction offering farms, rain forest trails, waterways, animal shows and rides. The plantation is located ten minutes from the Gold Coast, on the edge of the Tweed Caldera, the largest extinct volcano in the southern hemisphere.
Visitors can take guided tours of the orchards and plantations in the farm, where they will learn about exotic fruits from around the world and how they are grown and harvested. They can also sample some of these fruits, like the champagne fruit, chocolate pudding fruit and lemon meringue fruit.
Other facilities and attractions at Tropical Fruit World include:
Miniature Train Rides, the easiest (and most fun) way to explore the park,
Fauna Park, where farmyard animals and native species co-exist in a rainforest setting and can be patted and hand fed,
A variety of Rainforest Walks that allow guests to visit the hidden natural features in the park,
Treasure Island, a jungle island that houses a mini-golf course, flying fox and cubby houses,
The Waterdragon, a cruise ship that takes tourists through the waterways of the park,
The Rainforest Cafe serving meals and snacks, plus treats made from fresh fruit grown on site, and
A Rainforest Gift Shop and Fruit Market, where visitors can purchase souvenirs or fresh produce.
Tropical Fruit World is open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Admission begins at $20.00 for children.