How much does it cost to get into the big pineapple?
There is no entry fee to visit the Big Pineapple site. To ride on the train, everyone pays the kids’ price of $5, and there are separate charges to visit the zoo and to complete the TreeTop Challenge course.
What animals are at the Big Pineapple?
The koalas, dingo, Tassie Devil and kookaburras are all here with the emu and kangaroos out in the open.
Why did Alma Park Zoo close?
Alma Park Zoo closed the doors on its Dakabin home after more than 40 years in March 2014 to make way for a housing development. Animals from the zoo were relocated to the Queensland Zoo at Nambour on the Sunshine Coast.
Where did Alma Park Zoo go?
The zoo closed on 31 March 2014 and many of the animals were transferred to Queensland Zoo.
Has the Big Pineapple moved?
Also in 1987 the Sunshines Restaurant was doubled in size (the restaurant building seems to have been expanded to the west), and a new reception area and Tourist Information Centre was added. The Big Pineapple structure was refurbished and moved about 15 metres (49 ft) east at this time.
When did the Big Pineapple closed?
Closed between 2010 and 2011, in 2011 it was purchased by a consortium who used it as a much-diminished tourist attraction and a site for the sale of Queensland produce.
Does Brisbane have an aquarium?
The Sunny Coast’s finest exhibit, Underwater World is an incredible place to take your Brisbane Kids. If you haven’t been, you’ll need to envisage a shark tank and aquarium several stories high, surrounded by other impressive tanks, with darkened hallways running in between.
When did Bunya Park close?
For several decades in the twentieth century, Bunya Park Wildlife Sanctuary was a privately-owned tourist attraction, a wildlife park and zoo, before it ceased operations in the early nineties. In 1996-97, part of the Bunya Park land was subdivided for residential development.
Who built big pineapple?
It was designed by Peddle Thorp and Harvey, Paul Luff, and Gary Smallcombe and Associates. It is also known as Sunshine Plantation. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 6 March 2009. The 2-level Big Pineapple is 16 metres (52 ft) high and was originally opened on 15 August 1971.
Was the Big Pineapple moved?
Decades after its hey-day, the Big Pineapple went into receivership in 2009, closed in 2010 and the famous Nutmobile was sold off and moved to the macadamia-growing town of Bauple, north of Gympie.
Do you have to wear a mask on the Sunshine Coast?
Gold Coast update 11 November 2021. Given the recent case in the Gold Coast, anyone visiting or living in the Gold Coast should consider wearing a face mask when going out. In certain circumstances, as described below, you must wear a mask.
How to contact Big Pineapple Wildlife HQ zoo?
For all phone enquiries about the Wildlife HQ Zoo please call 0428 660 671 . The Big Pineapple renewal team plans to deliver updated, sustainable and contemporary entertainment and attractions, with an emphasis on nature-based and activity-based tourism.
Is the Big Pineapple zoo open on Christmas Day?
Some notable facts about the Wildlife HQ Zoo at the Big Pineapple include: It is open every day of the week, except on Christmas Day. For the best experience, visitors can take the Big Pineapple Train and ride to the Koala Station at the Wildlife HQ Zoo, where the train stops every half hour.
When did the Alma Zoo close in Woombye?
Alma Zoo When Alma Park Zoo closed in March 2014 to make way for a housing development in the area. Julie negotiated with owners of the Zoo to assume ownership of the animal collection. Julie and her Keepers established the new Wildlife HQ in Woombye to accommodate the 200 animals safely in their new permanent home at the Big Pineapple.
Are there pygmy marmosets in Alma Park Zoo?
Pygmy Marmosets have been part of Alma for a number of years. With the arrival of Poco from Perth Zoo, Alma is now part of the Australasian breeding program for this species! Animal conservation is one of the most important activities for Alma Park Zoo.