The Big Pineapple
is a tourist attraction and working farm
situated at Woombye
near Nambour, Queensland
The Big Pineapple is 16 metres high and was originally opened on the 15th of August 1971.
The Big Pineapple features two rides: One on a Nut Mobile, the other on a small train that takes passengers on a tour of the plantation and lets them optionally disembark at a small zoo situated on the property.The Sunshine Plantation Railway, Nambour
Eardley, Gifford Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin
, November, 1972 pp226-229 The rides take visitors around the plantation while the driver broadcasts information about the plants at the plantation, along with a history.
The plantation also features a small animal farm where visitors may feed the animals. Such animals include: dingoes
, a deer
, a donkey
, pigs, chickens, ducks and various birds.The plantation used to house a Macadamia Nut factory. They still grow macadamia nut.
Mr & Mrs Bill Taylor purchased a modest pineapple farm of 23 hectares on the coast side of the Bruce Highway. The Big Pineapple was opened by the Minister for Labour and Tourism, the late John Herbert on 15 August 1971.1972
The attraction was the recipient of the first award presented by the Australian National Travel Association for a tourist development in Queensland
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