Café and Merchandise Open 7 days

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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 Heritage Train

Open every day from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm – last train leaving at 3:30 pm

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. 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!

Wildlife HQ is home to native and exotic animals from around the world!

We are located at the Iconic Big Pineapple on the Sunshine Coast QLD. The story of Wildlife HQ is akin to the story of Noah’s Ark. Zoo owner, Julie Sea-brook and her team of dedicated Keepers, undertook the mammoth task of moving 200 animals from Alma Park Zoo to their new home at Wildlife HQ. If you thought moving home was tough, try packing a herd of Indian Black-buck, Red Pandas, troops of South American monkeys, a bear-cat, and pack of dingoes…

We are focused on providing lifetime care for animals of Wildlife HQ whilst educating families and children about our environment and conservation.

The Pineapple Café and Merchandise Shop

Our cofé shop is open between 6:00 am and 4:00 pm 7 days with delicious coffee to help you kick start the day … 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?

We also have a variety of souvenirs to take home? … for example …

Pineapple Key rings  |  Stubby Holders  |  Mittens  |  Cups  |  Sun Glasses  |  Pineapple Jam  |  Photo Calendars  |  Swimming Rings

PS: You can purchase your tickets for the Pineapple Train & Wildlife HQ Qld Zoo from the Pineapple Shop at the entrance.

Open daily from 6am till 3pm.