Fruity fun on the Gold Coast at Tropical Fruit World
The G family where very kindly invited to Tropical Fruit World on the Gold Coast. So one very wet Thursday morning we headed to the rainforest in search of new tastes and sights and boy did we find them...
Tropical Fruit World is proud to be the largest tropical fruit farm in the world. With over 500 different types of fruit all grown in one huge spectacular location, that happens to be rich in volcanic soil goodness.
We started our tour with a tasting experience. We tried all kinds of different fruits that where grown on the property, including the miracle fruit which changes the taste buds to make sour taste sweet.. it really does too! Miss 3 was in her element, she loved trying lots of new flavours, and even went back for seconds and thirds.
The next part of the adventure involved a tractor ride around the plantation. The driver stopper so that we could pick our own bananas and crack our own picked macadamia nuts. They where the sweetest most flavoursome bananas I had ever eaten.
The expedition continued as the tour turned from land to water. We boarded a boat that cast down the river through the rainforest to take us animal island. The day we went it was pouring with rain. A real rainforest in the real rain. Though it was still warm the rain made everything so refreshingly. Miss 3 was so excited about her boat trip "through the jungle".
Animal island was a petting farm with kangaroos, goats, donkeys, chickens and more. Animal food is available to purchase at $1 per bag. All of the animals where super friendly and Miss 3 took huge enjoyment in feeding every single one of them.
Once back at the entrance we noticed there was a restaurant and shop. Both selling a wide range of home grown products, all made from the farm's produce.
Fresh fruit, tractors, boats and animal feeding all in one amazing rainforest location. A great family day out that happened to be a healthy one! We had an incredibly fruitful time going bananas.
Please note though tropical fruit world is located just over the boarder in NSW, they operate on QLD time. Something to be aware of with daylight savings.
Keep an eye on our Facebook Page as we will be giving away a family pass to Tropical Fruit World shortly for those of you heading to the Gold Coast this year.