The Big Banana, Coffs Harbour
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The Big Banana, Coffs Harbour - Address, Phone Number
Address: 351 Pacific Hwy., Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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The monument that got the craze for the ‘big things’ going, the Big Banana welcomes you with a huge concrete Banana. The Big Banana park talks of the past, present and future of banana packing and plantations-there’s a plantation to amble about in, if you’d like. If not, you could opt for any of the other paid activities like ice skating, laser tag or toboggan rides to name a few. Round off your day by a bite at either the café or the Banana Barn.
The Big Banana Information
- While the entry into the premises is free, to avail of the facilities there, you’ll need to pay for each separately.
Restaurants Near The Big Banana
- Gai Thai (Thai cuisine)
- Zulu's Restaurant & Bar (African & Australian cuisine)
- Pansabella Providores (Delicatessen)
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Everything is spaced apart so we just drove to each activity as it's on the side of a hill. It costs for each activity but you can get a bundle to save a bit of money but it does add up quick. Water area is best value however no pool it's just slides. Good for kids and adults and well worth it. The giant slide is a real workout to get up the top and the slide goes for about 5 seconds. I don't think it's really worth the price. Other activities like Lazer tag is quiet where it's a group kind of thing. But I suppose just ask how busy the session is going to be before buying ticket.
We went to The Big Banana looking forward to seeing the opal shop as gemstones are a family interest. We took our 10 year old daughter, who is very mature & well behaved into the opal shop. As we entered we felt very unwelcome by the old lady who was working there. I over heard her telling off an adult customer, asking her not to touch the agate geodes on display. My husband & I tried our best to ignore her and enjoy the opals until she was aggressive & rude to our daughter. Our daughter was only looking in the display cases at the opals, I was right next to her pointing out the stones when the woman approached and asked my daughter in a very rude way if she could read, there was a sign saying not to lean on the display counter, my daughter read the sign but as she wasn't leaning on the counter she didn't think she was doing anything wrong. My daughter has anxiety and is very well behaved due to a fear of being told off. Getting in trouble from a stranger for doing nothing wrong was too much for her to bear so we left the store and subsequently The Big Banana. The rude woman in the opal shop ruined the whole visit. I don't understand why someone who obviously dislikes children would open a shop or work at a children's tourist attraction. She is ruining the reputation of The Big Banana.
A fantastic place to visit. Would ne a wonderful place to take children. So much has been added since we visited lady time.
You have to stop here. Very good atmosphere. Very iconic. Staff are well trained and friendly.
Not as great as I remember it from my childhood. It's still great for kids today, but adults will find it dull. It's really no longer about bananas anymore but rather an attraction to a larger "fun park" that the complex is now. In fact, the whole notion of bananas seem to have taken a back seat to everything else now, as evidenced by the fact the plantation is extremely small now - it no longer covers the entire hill. There are now satellite attractions that apparently attract more attention than the Big Banana itself: a laser tag building, a small ice skating rink, a small water park with slides, and a very large and long slippery slide for both adults and kids which according to staff is the most popular year round attraction. The souvenir shop is disappointing with a number of basic banana themed, or labelled objects such as hats, toys and bottle openers, but there's also a lot of other stuff that has nothing to do with bananas such as police car models and the like.
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