The Big Banana

Big-hearted adventure on the Coffs Coast

There is something for everyone at The Big Banana Fun Park

On the Coffs Coast, the sun doesn’t wait for summer to shine in all its glory, especially on Australia’s original ‘big thing’. If you’re looking for some fun in the sun, look no further than The Big Banana Fun Park in Coffs Harbour. This iconic Australian landmark is guaranteed to have something for everyone, whether you’re a local or visiting from out of town.

I arrived at the park around 11 am and was immediately swept up in the electric energy of the place. Families and friends from all over the country had come to experience the thrills and spills of The Big Banana Fun Park. According to Michael Lockman, the park’s General Manager, you’ll need to clear a day or two to truly get the most out of your visit – and I couldn’t agree more!

One of the first things Michael showed me was the Triotech XD Theatre, the only one of its kind on the East Coast. I strapped in for the Canyon Coaster 4D Ride Simulator and was blown away by the adrenaline rush. If you’re an adventure junkie like me, you won’t want to miss out on this!

Of course, there’s so much more to do at The Big Banana Fun Park. Start your day off right with a choc-coated banana and a flat white from the popular Cafe. Meanwhile, the kids can go bananas in the ‘Go Bananas Fun Zone’ next door. But don’t worry if you don’t have kids – there’s plenty of fun to be had for everyone.

As I explored the park, I learned about its fascinating history. The giant banana was first dreamed up by farmer John Landi in 1964 as a way to attract passing traffic to his roadside banana stall. With the help of local engineer Alan Chapman, the first ‘big thing’ in Australia was born on December 22 of that year. Since then, The Big Banana Fun Park has grown to include a range of exciting activities that will keep you entertained all day long.

Get ready to challenge yourself on the 36-hole mini-golf course or get your heart racing on the biggest Giant Slide in the country known as the ‘Racer’. And with plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to choose from, you’re guaranteed to have a great time no matter what the weather.

So whether you’re a family looking for a fun day out, a couple looking for an adventure, or a solo traveller, The Big Banana Fun Park is the ultimate destination for anyone looking to inject some excitement and adventure into their day. With so much to see and do, it’s hard to think of a reason not to plan a trip to the Coffs Coast, especially for this ‘big’ day out!

This article was written by Jessi Simpson