Tropical Fruit World

I originally had misgivings about this. How interesting, forget about exciting can a place called Tropical Fruit World be? Maybe expect a banana to jump out at you on a Banana Man Ride? So, you can be sure that I had raised eyebrowns when I heard that it will cost us A$32 per adult, and A$15 for kids 4 years and above to enter Tropical Fruit World. Shrugging my shoulders, I coughed up A$64 (They had a promotion where the kid gets in free). Still alot to pay to see bananas hanging from a tree. I’d rather watch Ah Meng hanging from a tree. 🙂

Anyways, Tropical Fruit World is a 10 acre working farm growing all manner of tropical fruits. Quite interesting. I didn’t know Queensland weather is condusive for tropical fruits. I’m not sure if the avacado can be considered a tropical fruit, but it is one of the main crops for this farm. They even had a plaster avacado made as a huge signage, and christined it the “Big Avacado”.

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Apart from a fruit market section, as I would anticipate,

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Tropical Fruit World also had daily shows (Wah!!!! Like zoo liddat!!) where they expounded on the history, legend, interesting facts about fruits, which they called the “Miracle Fruit Show”

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See this chap talking about bananas. I initially thought how interesting can something like that be! Well… after sitting for 2 minutes, I discovered that it was really quite interesting! I realised why bananas are so expensive in Australia and so cheap elsewhere! ( A little about bananas later in another post)

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Apart from the fruit show, there was also a tram ride! And surprisingly, somewhere tucked in this farm, was an entire advanture area, where they had mini train rides, a boat ride, a small animal farm, etc! We took the tram ride to get deep into the farm.

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The kids feeding the kangaroos, wallabies and emus.

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Huge fallen tree log, which had bee hollowed out to be a dijeridoo.

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ok..ok…enough already about this boring place. Next installment…Paradise Country

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2 Responses to Tropical Fruit World

  1. Mr Lee says:

    Dear Sir:

    We would like to know if this tropical fruit world is worth to go.

    For a family with 2 elderly and 2 young child ( one is eight and one is four ?

    Mr Lee from Hong Kong

  2. craftsman says:

    The place is not too bad. You can give it a try. We enjoyed ourselves.

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