Fodor's Expert Review The Big Banana

Coffs Harbour Amusement Park/Water Park Fodor's Choice

Just north of the city, impossible to miss, is the Big Banana—the symbol of Coffs Harbour. This monumental piece of kitsch has stood at the site since 1964. It welcomes visitors to the Big Banana complex, which takes a fascinating look at the past, present, and future of horticulture. There's a multimedia display called "World of Bananas" and a walkway that meanders through the banana plantations and banana packing shed. The park is fantastic for kids and has varied rides all with different prices, including toboggan rides (A$6), a waterslide (A$19.50 for 90 minutes), an ice-skating rink (A$14.50), and laser tag (A$9.90). There's a café on the premises, as well as the Banana Barn, which sells the park's own jams, pickles, fresh tropical fruit, and frozen chocolate-covered bananas on a stick.

Amusement Park/Water Park Flight Centre Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

351 Pacific Hwy.
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales  2450, Australia

02-6652–4355

www.bigbanana.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Entry to Big Banana free; rides and tours extra

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