The Big Banana
No visit to Coffs Harbour is complete without a visit to the Big Banana, one of Australia’s most iconic ‘big things’. The 13-metre long Banana was built in 1964 to promote the sale of bananas in the area, which is home to several banana plantations. However, today the Big Banana does so much more than that, offering an array of exciting banana-related activities.
The Big Banana Fun Park promises a full day of family fun with nine thrilling attractions. Entry is free with rides priced individually. Glide down the largest giant slide in Australia, and embark on a 600-metre Toboggan ride. Play laser tag in the state-of-the-art arena, slide along the ice at the skating rink, and pot some balls at the mini-golf course. The water park is home to four exciting slides and an aqua play area for little ones. You can also enjoy some games in the fun zone whilst younger children play in the free toddler area. Learn about the intriguing history of bananas on the theatre and plantation tour, complete with memorabilia and interactive displays. Don’t miss the latest addition to the park, a 4D ride simulator, featuring four incredible ride simulator games.
Indulge in banana pancakes or banana split in the cafe, but don’t fill up before visiting the enchanting candy kitchen and the fascinating cheese making workshop. You can’t leave without buying a banana-themed souvenir from the unique gift shop. For a non-banana-related purchase, visit the opal centre to treat yourself to some gemstones.