Tropical Fruit World Duranbah
Where is it at?
Tropical Fruit World
29 Duranbah Road
Tel: 2 6677 7222
If you are travelling to Tropical Fruit World from the Gold Coast, head south on the Pacific Hwy, and once in NSW keep an eye out for the sign on the left. It's a giant avocado - you can't miss it!
From Byron Bay, head north on the Pacific Hwy and take the first exit after the big illuminated tunnel dug into the hillside. Then just follow the signs.
Where are we going today?
Are you ready to go bananas, perhaps go ape over grapes?
Welcome to Tropical Fruit World! This super fun day out is the home of the world's largest variety of tropical fruit.
But it's so much more than that!
First you have the very tasty Plantation Pavilions - and the entry for this is free! Here you can enjoy all their fresh tropical fruits and ice-creams, drinks and mouth-watering lunches. Parents, they even have their famous natural skincare and gourmet products. You know you want to!
The Plantation Pavilions is great in itself, but within the park there is so much more, so it would be a shame not to grab a Park Admission Ticket and enjoy all the other activities they have available!
Tropical Fruit World's plantation safaris take you out onto a fully guided tour of the farm by their fun tractor train. It will take you through more than 500 of the weird and wonderful fruit varieties that can be grown (we had no idea there were that many!). Fancy a boat ride? Of course you do! The wildlife riverboat cruise takes you through a waterway that is just teeming with wildlife! Feed the wild birds as they play all around you, and you might even spot a tortoise or a python! There is a sweet barnyard where kids can meet their very friendly sheep, donkeys, chickens, and even a Clydesdale horse, and even a little train ride where you can chug along together through the native eucalyptus forest!
This train circles the whole of Tropical Fruit World, and it also goes around a large lagoon covered with the blazing colours of a mass of waterlilies! Make sure you have your camera!
See - so much more than fruit!
If that wasn't enough, they also have several acres with cubby houses, a flying fox ride, mini golf, and just a ton of places for kids to laugh and play!
Make sure you get your 5 a day....of FUN!
How much does it cost?
- Children$25 (Ages 4 - 16)
- Free Under: 4 years.
When can we go?
10am to 4.00pm
Daily except Christmas Day
The Plantation Cafe has fresh, healthy meals and snacks, as well as desserts and ice-creams! Fish and chips, wraps, burgers, and special kids meals.
You're on a fruit farm! .
Any Top Tips?
There are a number of really nice walking tracks through the rainforest reserve - Koala Way, Possum Way, the Hidden Lake Circuit, Red Gum Lane (fitness climb) and so on. Work up that appetite! .
What people are saying?
by Heather L
I had a great time at Tropical Fruit World. It was educational, scenic and fun. I particularly liked eating the Jaboticaba and feeding the emus. The animals looked happy and healthy. I will definitely be going back at another time of the year to try different fruits. Going to find out if they do private tours over the farm. Totally worth it.
by Jeremy Green
This was totally worth the money for the tour/tractor/train/boat ride and fruit tasting. Such a good day and awesome staff!
Good fruit iceblocks, bit expensive for our budget despite what is included so we did not go in. Gift Shop was very high priced and gift shop lady was very rude. I did like how there was taste testers as well as testers for most products.
by Karen P
Must see while on Tweed Coast. Amazing!
by Mahmoud Mohammadi
The highlight was not the fruit.
This place is great for kids, you get a ride on the boat, the miniature train and the tractor of course. You and the kids get to feed a fair few animals on a $1 bag of feed.
Food and drinks are expensive and so are the products available in the shop. If you think you'll have a good feed of tropical fruit for a reasonable price at this place, think again.
PS. the (somewhat mandatory) lecture about fruit should go and fruit tasting should be expanded.