Big Banana

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Coordinates: 30°16′29.15″S 153°08′01.67″E / 30.2747639°S 153.1337972°E / -30.2747639; 153.1337972

The Big Banana
The Big Banana
Slogan "It's a whole bunch of fun!"
Location Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
Opened 22 December 1964
Operating season Year-round
Area 45 acres (18 ha)
Rides
Total 4
Water rides 1
Website www.bigbanana.com

The Big Banana is a tourist attraction and amusement park in the city of Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia. The grounds of the park are set amongst a banana plantation, featuring a large walk-through banana. Built in 1964, it was one of Australia's first Big Things. Other attractions include a downhill toboggan ride, ice skating rink, a waterslide and the World of Bananas educational experience. Plantation tours are also available.[1] On the evening of Australia Day 2014, a disused scenic lookout attraction was destroyed by fire.[2] In keeping with the plantation theme, banana-related products are shown or sold in the park which also boasts a souvenir shop and restaurant. In January 2014, during the peak tourist season the Big Banana received close to 150,000 visitors.[3]

The original Big Banana has been copied by the Big Bananas at Carnarvon, Western Australia.

Postage stamps[edit]

Australia Post issued a set of 50c postage stamps in 2007 commemorating big things, including the Big Banana.[4] The other big thing stamps were:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Big Banana", official website.
  2. ^ "Fire rips through Big Banana's lookout". The Coffs Coast Advocate. 27 January 2014. 
  3. ^ White, Greg (1 February 2014). "Big Banana shrugs off fire and declares business as usual". The Coffs Coast Advocate. 
  4. ^ "Australia salute Big Things". Gibbons Stamp Monthly. June 2007. Archived from the original on February 26, 2009. 

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