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Address: 351 Pacific Hwy N, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6652 4355
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In 1964 John Landi wanted something to make passing traffic stop at his...

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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Tacky but fun

It needn't be more than a five minute stay, snap some pictures and be on your way. something something in the month of May

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good food! Banana pancakes of course. We went based on the menu prices posted here. Prices have gone up. I attached the new menu. Not bad still

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It needn't be more than a five minute stay, snap some pictures and be on your way. something something in the month of May

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Would always highly recommend on going to the Big Banana when in Coffs! They are constantly always improved and expanding the place! Love going to the candy making shop and ice skating! Had lunch for the first time And it was huge good value for money! And absolutely loved their frozen bananas! Tried to the Putt Putt for the first... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the kid's aged 10& 11 today & they had a fantastic time plenty to occupy them & very safe. The cost was really reasonable at $66 for a family & the food at the shop was reasonable at $5 for a pie.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Easy to visit as it is directly off the Pacific Highway. An excellent shop and a number of themed activities including a water park.

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Goulburn, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Food and interesting attractions for kids as well as adults. Healthy range of Souveniers Has improved over recent years.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's something different and you have to just go along with it! If you have kids it's a brilliant family day out. If your solo or just with friends it's good fun too... you'll be a big kid for a couple of hours. They sell activity packages which can include ice skating, water park, mini golf, theatre show about banana... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately only had time to visit the gift shop and cafe. The variety and quality of the food was excellent. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. Would defiantley recommend visiting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we picked this place from many destinations..searching a place which has both seas and mountains..perfect place for those who are looking for such cominations

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Would like to have seen more information and signage as you go into the car park which is actually located at the back of the facility which houses other attractions.

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