Friday, June 11, 2010

Day off at Sunshine Coast

On Wednesday, Mr. C had an off day. We have been planning weeks ago to go to Sunshine Coast but something always came up. More like a bout of Miss Procrastination. Despite the weather forecast saying that it'll be cloudy and rainy, we decided to take Miss Procrastination by the horns and brave the weather, come what may.

Mr. C, the driver for the day.

We headed out about 9ish in the morning. Greeted with a glaring sun shining over up in the clear, blue sky. Thank God
Mr. C bought a pair of sunnies (aka sunglasses) for me last week. If not, I would have been blinded. Try driving here without sunnies during the day. Close to impossible. I tried that once and was rendered blind. I am not kidding!

We were headed straight to Eumundi, approximately 1 hour plus from Brisbane. Mr. C suddenly had a brainy idea to drop by The Big Pineapple that is situated on Nambour Connection Road at Woombye. And we have to pass Nambour on our way to Eumundi.

Mr. C remembered that his friend mentioned about this place before as it is one of Sunshine Coast's tourist attraction. It may just be a big pineapple and nothing much but it's what Woombye is famous for or if you're passing Nambour, you should just drop by.

They offer train rides around the plantation and even have a nut mobile! I think when I have kids in the future only will I bring them onto the rides and such. =)

They have a souvenir like shop where you can buy products made from pineapple such as sweets, jams, chocolates and the likes. As they have a macadamia factory too, they were selling macadamia products.

The Big Pineapple is 16 metres high and was originally opened on the 15th of August 1971.

You can go inside the pineapple and walk up a flight of stairs. Information on the farm and how pineapple's are processed is provided inside.

DID you know that...

That's a really loooong time.

View of the plantation from inside the Big Pineapple and high above the ground.

Mr. C trying to be cute.

That's me, pointing to the 16m high pineapple.

Entry is free but you'll have to pay for the tours as per the first picture above. It's best to go for the tour to see more of the farm, if not, basically, it's just taking pictures with the super tall pineapple and that's it.

Nothing much to shout about, really. But you can boast that you've been to the Big Pineapple.

First tour commences at 10.00am.

Trading hours are 9am-5pm everyday

Stay tune for the upcoming posts on my Sunshine Coast trip. Just too much to cram into one post. =)


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