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The Big Banana

351 Pacific Hwy N, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
+61 2 6652 4355
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Nice and enjoyable

The Big Banana is a nice place to stop by if you are around Coffs Harbour as it offers a few... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Philippe E
Sydney, Australia

We went here for the novelty value...its a bit over priced but the place is very clean and easy to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Annie M
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In 1964 John Landi wanted something to make passing traffic stop at his road side banana stall. He had heard of a "Big Pineapple" in Hawaii and thought that something big would definitely stop traffic. With assistance of 1200 pounds and local engineer, Alan Chapman, who set about designing the giant banana by cutting the best looking banana he could find into 40 pieces and developing plans from which builders could work from, the Big Banana could become a reality. Builder Alan Harvey started the construction in September 1964 with the work to be completed before Christmas. The biggest banana in the world was officially opened on December 22 that year. Not long after, John Enevoldson joined as a partner and they expanded with 20 more plantation acres, a shop, cafe and a larger car park. In 1968 John Landi retired and sold his share to John Enevoldson who continued building the business until 1988 when it was sold to Horticulture World, which was part owned by local businessman Bob Johnston. Bob continued expanding the Big Banana into an educational showcase before undergoing a $30 million redevelopment that re opened in June 1989. The Big Banana now boasts The Banana Slip Water Park (Australia's first 3 story high inflatable waterslide - the biggest in the world), Ice Skating Rink, Wild Toboggan Ride, Going Bananas Cafe, Gift and Souvenir shop, Candy Kitchen, Sunset Lakes Nursery, "The World of Bananas" multimedia theatre experience, plantation and packing shed tour a state-of-the-art Laser Tag arena and in December 2014, a 36 hole Mini Golf Course ! The Big Banana, "It's a Whole Bunch of Fun!"
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351 Pacific Hwy N, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
351 Pacific Hwy N, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
+61 2 6652 4355
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Reviewed yesterday

The Big Banana is a nice place to stop by if you are around Coffs Harbour as it offers a few activities such as mini golf, pool, slide and a cafe. We tried the mini golf and we had fun. Note that the mini golf...More

Thank Philippe E
Reviewed yesterday

We went here for the novelty value...its a bit over priced but the place is very clean and easy to get to.

Thank Annie M
Reviewed yesterday

Good for kids, amuse them for a bit. A bit of a slide and other things out back. A cafe for mum/dad and the kids with average, ok food for a snack.

Thank Craig P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Big Banana has come a long way since I visited as a child. There is so much to do now that if you were to do every activity you would easily fill a day. There is mini golf, ice skating, water slides, toboggan ride,...More

Thank Deborah E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Could absolutely be a great entertainment park but all I saw was a focus on making money out of passers-by there is no air conditioning in the cafe or the gift shop and it’s hot as hell and the service is pretty darn crap. The...More

Thank fairdinkem
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped in on the way to sydney cant help buy go to the lolly factory We then went and had a frozen banana and a drink it was a great stop wish we had time to stay longer there is so much to see and...More

Thank 624geoffs
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We checked out the toboggan which was great fun. The giant slide, which is crazily big and very fast! And the water park which was heaps of fun, it’s not a cheap day out but plenty of fun. I would highly recommend.

Thank warrahwanderer
Reviewed 4 days ago

On our way North, we stopped at the Big Banana for lunch. It's sad to see so few banana trees left (although I struggle to remember much from 25 years ago when I came through as a kid). The food was yummy (fresh salad wraps...More

Thank thetaylors2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

just a little drive from coffs harbour,great place for coffee & a sandwich, banana is really big and amusing,

Thank michael h
Reviewed 5 days ago

The kids called this 'the best day ever', so I was pleased with myself for suggesting it (yay mum). Hints: go straight to the ticket office as this is the only place you can get discounted tickets - depending on what you buy, also some...More

Thank nbrown00
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21 November 2016|
Response from Michael L | Property representative |
Hi Boggli, The best way to explore pricing is via our website, or call 0266524355. We look forward to seeing you!
21 November 2016|
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Response from Eddie O | Reviewed this property |
website. big Banana no charge but theme parks fees apply