When you think of the Sunshine Coast, the iconic Big Pineapple probably comes to mind.
The iconic Big Pineapple was opened back on the 15th August 1971, and very quickly was a favourite tourist attraction.
The 2 level high, Big Pineapple is 16m tall, and you used to be able to climb inside to look at how pineapple is farmed and canned. However due to maintenence issues it is now closed, however you can still take an iconic shot out the front.
The Big Pineapple has changed hands multiple times since its Grand opening and the new owners have facilitated new attractions like the Big Pineapple music festival. The Big Pineapple music festival showcases emerging and established Australian artists, with the occasional international act.
The Big Pineapple is a free attraction, however has a little cafe on site. The cafe sells a small variety of food and drink.
It also the home to other great tourist attractions.
Tree top challenge
The Big pineapple has a High ropes Adventure Park that is suspended amongst 10 acres of South East Queensland’s rainforest where you see stunning views from the top of the tree canopy. There are 120 different high ropes games, and 12 different ziplines spanning from 20m to 140m in length.
Wildlife HQ Zoo
Wildlife HQ zoo, opened on the Sunshine Coast in 2013, and houses about 200 native and exotic animals.
The Heritage-listed Train was built in the 1950s, so is currently closed for repairs. When it is running it normally passes through the rainforest, orchids, and bamboo forest.