Creating ....Memorable Experiences for FamiliesWould you just love a photo of you and especially your kids with Queen Bee Pineapple? Well she is very colourful and a lot of fun and part of the new face of (or should I say slice) of the Sunshine Coasts Big Pineapple.I spied her at the Saturday Markets....she is easy to find once you walk...more
Update 18/11/2012 - local VT member wise23girl has advised me that the Big Pineapple has been closed down as a tourist attraction for quite some time now. The Big Pineapple is a major tourist attraction near Nambour. There are rides, tours of the pineapple plantations, shops and restaurants.The Big Pineapple is 16 metres high and the attraction...more
Nambour, Queensland.You will find this quaint spot on your way to the swimming pool. Some trees and greenery line Petrie Creek making a nice place for a picnic. What I like are the steps and crossing over the creek...you are able to walk to the town side...and you are on the 'main drag'.There is a playground on the town side of the creek and you...more
There is a first rate swimming pool in Nambour. Just behind the railway line as you drive north you will find the road leading to the pool. There are trees nearby and you can enjoy a picnic in the shade.If you want to have lessons and improve your swimming fitness I have included a link to Swimfit.Swimfit has classes in other centres as well...more
If you are staying in Nambour it is very easy for you to drive up to Mapleton and enjoy the stunning views. There is a great little pub on the corner of Obi Obi Road and the Mapleton Flaxton Road...oh well it is actually called a' tavern' these days.Meals are fine...and you can buy a Guinness if you have some Irish roots.The tavern is...more
The last Friday of the month signifies something special for Nambour - it's the Moonlight Markets. The markets which have been i place for a few years now have a great mix of arts and crafts for sale. While browsing you can tempt your taste buds with fare from many different countries - German, Spanish and Thai to name a few. There is also live...more
Nambour, Queensland, AustraliaWell how come I missed this little spot. Need to visit Nambour more often most certainly.Great tasty food that is grain free, gluten free, wholesome and delicious. Now beat that!Hey and if you are staying at the Beach it is worth a trip into Nambour...nothing like 'Husk & Honey' 'down there'You can buy a book with the...more
As lover of Indian food I find the food here to be excellent. It is all very tasty and the hot is HOT! The menu has lots of variety and the prices are most reasonable. The servings are generous. There is a very busy takeaway section. The ambience is somewhat spoilt by the steady stream of 'takeaway' customers but this has no impact on the service...more
18 Reviews and Opinions
Well Nambour is not really 'alive' at night... sometimes there is a concert at The Civic Centre and maybe there are wild parties in private homes but on the whole the RSL is your best bet.
There are restaurants and a coffee bar as well as entertainment some nights. The 'pokies' in other words slot machines are available from 10 am till maybe 11pm. Of course there is a bar area and lounge and a separate sports bar and TAB.
Nambour RSL provide a courtesy bus for members.
This club to my mind is the nicest on the Sunshine Coast. The decor is very attractive, the staff are pleasant, and the food of good standard. It is not over crowded except on special occasions.
You might have to stand in a queue to order your meal...that is the only drawback.
Alert Now there is an Italian style food option eatery just as you enter the club on the right at the stairs. You order at the counter and your meal in then served. I like sitting in the cubicles and this is a good place to wait while your companions 'have a flutter', in other words, gamble. You can then order coffee and a cookie or something sweeter. You can read or listen to the music.
Now there is free wi fi or so the sign says!
Dress Code: After 6pm...when the ode is played dress code is enforced. No jeans or work boots and a shirt with a collar. And some clubs have now added something for the girls...skirts may not be too short nor may clothing be provocative.
If you love a bit of history you will love this book whuch tells the story of The Big Pineapple.Written by Kerry Brown the book is dedicated "to the men and women who worked so hard to make Sunshine Plantation's Big Pineapple a magical place to visit" and in memory of "Bill and Lyn Taylor for creating a unique concept and opportunities for...more
Well it is good to know Nambour has a first rate hospital...even though it is a very busy one. I used to work there and al2401 still does.There is an emergency department easily located. Direction signs are clearly visible as you come into town.With some countries Australia does have reciprocal agreements so you need to be aware of your situationIt...more
You have all heard of this iconic attraction...but just for the moment hold your horses....we have heard it is to be reopened....so here's hoping....well in 2012 it is a little bit open.......
The Farmers Market on Saturday just reopened (Nov 2011) so that is a start
Now in 2012 a Sunday Market is in progress
2013....The BIG Pineapple had one hell of a day....full to overflowing thanks to a special old and antique car week......so maybe the future is bright.
Someone told me there is more activity as well......
Unique Suggestions: There is even a chance you might pick up a coffee during the week but if not keep driving into Nambour for a coffee....Try Husk and Honey
To check if the sleeping pineapple is waking call
+61 7 54423102
Check the website
Fun Alternatives: There are other things to do around this way...visit the little towns of Palmwoods and Woombye or you can slip over to Bli Bli and the castle. Otherwise take the road uphill from Nambour (past the hospital) and you can drive between Montville and Mapleton and enjoy the stunning views. There is a short cut up to the Range behind Woombye but I dare you to find it!
A great alternative would be to buy and read the book "Our Sweetest Icon" by Kerry Brown
See also Meet Queen Bee Pineapple and The Sleeping Pineapple Awakes
I recommend using Nambour as a base while you explore the Sunshine Coast. The hinterland,beaches and food and the pottery/craft shops was a wonderful experience. The friendly locals who welcomed us to their township.They offered local experience regarding places to visit in the area suitable for adults and children.I will upload an excerpt from my...more