Ahhh we arrive at one of the most famous Big Things and for good reason, not only is the pineapple huge and well-made but you can go inside it!
The Big Pineapple offers a conglomerate of attractions to suit the make and shape of just about any group you’re holidaying with. Got a foodie on board? Adrenalin junkie? Animal lovers? Small children, bored teenagers, adults? The Big Pineapple has each and every one of you covered!
For the thrill-seekers, the Treetop Challenge is a two kilometre high ropes and zipline course traversing the established trees and tropical gardens around the grounds. Set over eight acres, this isn’t for the faint-hearted, with children of 8 years who can reach 160 cm and above welcome on the course. Increasingly difficult sections ensure even the bravest backyard ninjas will be tested. It’s recommended you set aside half a day to complete all sections.
Not all of us love the idea of swinging high above the ground, but if you’ve been coerced into completing a few high ropes courses, a stiff drink is available along with the more genteel pursuits of gourmet food tasting down on the ground level. Diablo Co’s popup bar is a welcome addition to a weekend visit; you can taste their range of alcoholic refreshment from vodkas to liqueurs and a delightfully spicy ginger beer, guaranteed to steady your adrenaline-soaked nerves.
One of the newest attractions at The Big Pineapple gathering lots of fans both young and old, is the Wildlife HQ Zoo. Amongst lush rainforest and in a relaxed setting, over 200 species of animals including red pandas, meerkats, monkeys and koalas are being cared for in a naturalistic and ethical manner. Cuddle a koala or boa constrictor, feed a monkey and wander around at your own pace observing the incredible animals housed here. There’s also a café serving lots of coffee-related products and light refreshments.
This is a fantastic day out, guaranteed to satisfy everyone in your holiday party.