The Big Banana is Australia’s first big thing! It was built in 1964 outside a banana plantation to draw in customers but over the years, it’s grown into a massive tourist attraction and amusement park. The Big Banana recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and it’s such an important Aussie icon that our former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, took time out of his busy schedule to congratulate the iconic landmark on its birthday.
The Big Banana Fun Park includes plantation tours, a downhill toboggan ride, laser tag arena, ice skating rink, a waterslide and the World of Bananas educational experience. There’s even a souvenir shop and café that sells banana jam and chocolate coated bananas. During the peak tourist season, the Big Banana can receive close to 150,000 visitors, although these days, the entrance is looking a little tired.
Still, the Big Banana is a great Aussie icon and we were stoked to see it in all it’s big yellow glory.