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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Northern NSW Hall of Fame: The Big Banana



In 1964 John Landy decided he needed an attraction to get more people to stop at his Pacific Highway banana stall. Eureka! Lets build the world's biggest banana. Not only did it become the leading tourist attraction in Northern NSW  but he began a craze Australia wide for 'big' objects that still sees no sign of stopping.
Over the years hundreds of thousands have called in to have a banana milkshake or buy a souvenir from the vast emporium that contains every form of plastic or furry banana design imaginable.
These days it is so much more than just a big cement banana, you can ice skate, watch a puppet show or gorge yourself at the candy factory (watch out Violet Beauregarde).
To find out more Click here for the Big Banana Website.

Click here for a website devoted to Australia's 'Big Things", from toilets to ants, marijuana joints and worms this website has got the lot. What a cultural display! It makes me proud to be an Australian! (pass the yoghurt please!)


A highlight of any visit is to walk through the banana. The one thing that all visitors do is have their photo taken in front of the gargantuan fruit. .



3 comments:

  1. Pass the bucket, more-like ...

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  2. I figured it would be the big banana. I'm looking forward to bananas being a reasonable price again soon ... missing them.

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  3. It's now become an Australian Icon - I sure hope it's cheaper to buy bananas from the "Big Banana" than down here!

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