A brighter welcome awaits guests at Woombye’s historic Big Pineapple, with Australia’s tallest tree-top challenge now onsite and a new entrance underway.
A RAINFOREST REVIVAL
New to the Big Pineapple site, the TreeTop Challenge pits visitors against a ropes course in a rainforest canopy.
The Adventure Park introduces 100 challenges and 12 zip-lines to the Big Pineapple complex, 25m in the air.
The new attraction complements the Pineapple’s walking trails and Wildlife HQ Zoo, accessible via the beautifully-restored Big Pineapple Train.
Through patches of ground-level rainforest, travellers can ride on the same restored carriage that hosted HRHs Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1983.
NEW FOOD COMPLEX AND HISTORIC DISPLAYS
New foodie experiences await travellers following the imminent upgrade, with dairy-free ice-confection giant CoYo to lease the former macadamia nut factory.
Historic panels will shed light on the Big Pineapple’s manufacturing, tourism and agricultural past, including the royal visit.
The upgrades follow external restorations to the Big Pineapple itself, now Instagram famous, as the second-most ‘selfied’ Australian icon.
IN THE PIPEWORKS
The upgrades form part of an overarching plan that Jim Costello, Project Director, Big Pineapple Renewal says will reinstate the Big Pineapple as a major agritourism centre-piece on the Sunshine Coast.
In keeping with current commercial arrangements, plans will focus on nature-based tourism and sustainable agriculture and manufacturing.
Tastings and farming experiences are slated for the 170ha property in 2020.
Further upgrades to the 14m fibreglass Big Pineapple will allow visitors climb the structure’s interior once again.
Capacity to accommodate a caravan park is undergoing planning approval at the moment, with the Big Pineapple likely to seek expressions of interest in the coming year.
ABOUT THE BIG PINEAPPLE
Built in 1971, the Big Pineapple was Heritage Listed in 2006. Pineapple production ceased with the departure of Sunshine Plantations in 2010.
Since 2011, the current owners have restored tourist attractions as well establishing the annual Big Pineapple music festival.
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