This iconic Queensland attraction is situated near Nambour. It was opened in 1971 and is to this day still a working farm. The Big Pineapple out front is 16 metres high. You can climb to the top for a panoramic view of this tropical oasis.

Entry is free, but you have to purchase tickets if you wish to board the Plantation Train for a tour of the plantation. The train is an authentic sugar cane train that will take you through tropical fruit orchards and pineapple fields. A pineapple growing demonstration is included in the tour.

This trip also includes a visit to the Koala and Fauna Sanctuary which is home to many of Australia’s native animals like koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus and exotic parrots.

Another option is to board the Nutmobile which carry you through rainforests to the macadamia plantations for a insight into how these nuts are grown and harvested.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite the restaurant tempts with delicious meals and snacks. The restaurant is fully licensed and a great venue for any occasion.

But what will a tourist attraction be without a souvenir shop? In the large gift shop you can purchase anything from aboriginal arts and crafts, toys, leisure wear and jewellery. There are also pineapple and tropical fruit jams, preserves and sauces. 

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