Sunday, 11 June 2017

The Big Banana, Coffs Harbour, NSW

Winter 2016.
The Big Banana at Coffs Harbour a busy place with an eatery with all things tasting banana flavour.
Ice skating rink, mini golf and a few other entertaining things to do and see.
We arrived late in the day so therefore wasn't so busy as they were getting ready to close.




Welcome to the gift shop


Many children were taking turns sitting of the mouses knee.

40 comments:

  1. I didn't know there was a gift shop and cafe there, although thinking about it, why wouldn't there be? Did you eat in the cafe? I'm curious about the "all things banana flavour"

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    1. We didn't eat there as the Cafe people were getting ready to close, plus we didn't feel like a banana split, banana milk shake, ice cream etc...
      A link of their menu http://www.bigbanana.com/rides-attractions/cafe/

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  2. We do have a lot of 'big' things don't we? Banana, pineapple, merino, potato, guitar and rather a lot more which escape me at the moment.

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    1. We certainly do have many big things in Australia - guitar, parrot at Kimba, mango, prawns, crabs to add to your list there.

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  3. I love this banana and monkey and mouse.... This place must be wonderful cafe and shop.

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    1. Spent sometime in the gift shop, all kinds of banana related objects.

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  4. I wonder which came first, the banana or the pineapple.

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    1. Well that's a good one Andrew.
      On October 1971 the big pineapple was opened.
      22 December 1964 for the big banana, according to Wikipedia.

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  5. Such a beautiful place !! I would sit on this bench with a mouse!
    Happy Sunday, dear friend !

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  6. Hello Margaret,
    This is funny!! Great pictures.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. :) Marco, our 'big' things are amusing if never seen or heard of before.

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    1. Sussi, strange to see for you as I expect you don't have such things in your country :)

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  8. They even serve big banana burgers!!! I was looking at their menu. : ))

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    1. Good on you - yes something for everyone on that menu :)

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  9. They had a banana stand in a tv show called Arrested Development, this reminds me of that

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  10. I am very fond of a banana and wonder what banana flavoured things they sold - cakes! icecream! perhaps.

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    1. A link to the big banana Rosemary - there you will find a menu.

      http://www.bigbanana.com/rides-attractions/cafe/

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  11. wow big banana shop sounds interesting. What did you buy there?

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  12. What fun!
    Hope you're enjoying your day:)

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  13. Been to the big banana a few times would love to take Leo to see it one day

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  14. I was waiting for your Big Banana picture - no post on Coffs Harbour would be complete without one.

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    1. Thought you would be waiting :) I didn't disappoint.

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  15. Looks like a fun place. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. The monkey reminds me of what's going on in the White House these days. --- and that REALLY is a big banana!

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    1. Ha! Sounds like a lot of monkey businesses to me too from afar :)

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  17. The Big Banana has aged not too bad. So many of the "big" things have fallen out of favour.

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    1. Some have and some have been repaired or replaced when necessary.
      It's good to see most of them doing rather well as we travel.

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  18. Are we love "big" here in the wonderful Land of Oz! :)

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