It may be located in Northern New South Wales, but Tropical Fruit World is definitely worth visiting as one of the sights to see when travelling to the Gold Coast, Australia. Located a short distance away from Gold Coast airport, it is included as part of the Gold Coast tourist route. From Tropical Fruit World, on the rim of the largest extinct volcano, the view of the McPherson range of mountains and the Tweed Valley is quite spectacular.
This agricultural eco-tourist destination has more than five hundred tropical fruit trees attracting visitors from abroad and from all over Australia as well. Many people make this outing a tropical fruit world family day as there are so many activities to do there for everyone. Trails through the rain forest, waterways and animals to see who have made the forest their habitat, as well as visiting the tropical fruit world nursery and much more.
The owners of the Tropical Fruit World plantation, Bob and Val Brinsmead, spend time looking for new fruit crop variations to produce and for further use for the many fruits they already grow. They liaise with Queensland and Southern Cross universities with research. Their latest endeavor has produced an avocado oil skin care range they have named Tropicology. This skin care range is available at the plantations gift shop.
There are so many fun things to do at Tropical Fruit World that is open daily from 10 am until 4pm. You can go on a plantation safari that takes you into the lush rainforest and to see all the animals that live in the animal park. Or else you can take a boat ride to the Treasure Island playground, and you can even travel on a mini-train around the Water Lily Lagoon.
Tropical Fruit World discount tickets are available for a family visiting together or for school or other groups who want to visit this fantastic fruit plantation.
At the Magic Garden you can see six full half hour live shows daily and are able to feel and to learn all about the tropical fruits that are in season at the time of your visit. A highlight of the time you are at Tropical Fruit World is to experience the tempting delights of Chef Sally Brinsmead, (Bob and Val’s daughter) who makes superb mouthwatering creations for you at the licenced Rainforest Café.
Go shopping at the Farm Fruit Market and Nursery Gift Shop, where you find the selections of homemade ‘Tropical Passion’ jams, sauces and tea to buy. The range of Tropicology Avocado oil skin care products is for sale here as well.
To reach Tropical Fruit World Coast plantation route from the Gold Coast, drive towards the Gold Coast airport and remain on the highway for another ten minutes. Then take the Murwillumbah exit 40 and follow the signs to Tropical Fruit World.
From Byron Bay or Ballina, go north on the Pacific Highway, taking the first exit after passing the tunnel and then just follow the signs to Tropical Fruit World.
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