Today's Big Pineapple

The iconic Big Pineapple has a renewed presence on the Sunshine Coast!

The Big Pineapple originally opened in 1971 and was a Queensland Tourism Icon.

In more recent years, the Big Pineapple has seen its share of up and downs, however in 2015 the Big Pineapple is proudly open and boasts iconic, heritage listed BIG fun. You can again climb the Big Pineapple and explore the process of pineapple farming from start to factory, on your way to enjoying the fabulous views of the observation deck. Follow this iconic Queensland tradition and photo opportunity with a train ride and visit to our cafe for a step back in history!

The Big Pineapple Attraction is open every day from 9am till 4pm.

The Pineapple Train is open every day from 9am till 4pm with the last train leaving at 3:30pm.

The Big Pineapple & Pineapple Train

The Big Pineapple Attraction & Pineapple Train are open every day from 9am till 4pm with the last train leaving at 3:30pm.

The Big Pineapple is the most photographed BIG thing on the Sunshine Coast so make sure you upload your selfie to our Facebook page!

All aboard the Pineapple Train! Departing every half hour, enjoy a journey on the biggest, curviest and steepest climbing track Queensland Railway has to offer. The heritage listed Pineapple Train explores the rainforest, orchids, bamboo forest and passes our neighbouring zoo animals. While travelling aboard pram and wheel chair friendly carriages will you be sitting where the Royal Family did in the 70’s and 80’s during their visits to Queensland? Or will you be sitting where you get the best view of the chocolate tree or the Albino Wallaby?

Please also note due to the steep and curvy track, operation of the train is weather permitting.

To visit the Big Pineapple and inspect the viewing deck is free!

Train cost $5 per person – children under 3 are free!

Catch the Train to Wildlife HQ!

All aboard! Wildlife HQ, Qld Zoo is an intimate showcase of a fabulous range of native and exotic animals who are part of the Big Pineapple family.  To see their full range of friends, visit and why not book an animal encouter too!  Wildlife HQ is an up close and personal zoo offering fun for kids of all ages and even the big kids can cuddle a duckling or feed the kangaroos.

We also offer group booking for zoo entry and train rides so enquire today at

The Pineapple Shop & Cafe

Buy your tickets for the Pineapple Train and Wildlife HQ Qld Zoo from the Pineapple Shop at the entrance.

Need a snack, hot coffee or some lunch? Or maybe a great coffee on your way to work? Have you tried a Big Pineapple Fruit Salad Parfait?

Want a memory to take home?  Our new range of souvenirs and retail items are on order and will be delivered soon.

Meet you at the Pineapple Shop – no directions needed!

Open daily from 6am till 3pm.