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Woombye, Queensland

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Woombye is located on the Sunshine Coast hinterland in Queensland. The name is derived from words from the local Aboriginal language – a place (wumbai) of black snake or (wambai) black myrtle or axe handle made from black myrtle. The relaxed and social lifestyle is complemented with the famous pub, the bowls club, and the local tennis courts. Woombye is home to one of the longest established soccer clubs on the Sunshine Coast, the Woombye Snakes and is also the location of a tourist icon, The Big Pineapple. The iconic Big Pineapple is back, up and running. This heritage-listed tourist attraction originally opened in 1971 has a renewed presence in the town. You can again climb the Big Pineapple, explore the process of pineapple farming and enjoy the fabulous views of the observation deck. Don’t forget the train ride and visit the café for a step back in history! Also, not forgetting the Wildlife HQ Zoo (previously the Alma Park Zoo). They moved to their permanent home at the Big Pineapple in 2014. The Zoo accommodates over 200 animals, and the keepers are focused on providing lifetime care for the animals whilst educating families and children about our environment and conservation.

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