Artist's impression of Big Slurpee and (below) the plans.
Artist's impression of Big Slurpee and (below) the plans.

Coffs' Big Slurpee is sucking in tourists

IT'S big, it's pink, and it's no banana, but the latest Coffs Harbour attraction is certainly drawing in the tourists.

The Big Slurpee officially opened on Sunday at Coffs Harbour Showground, with the 11-

metre-tall icon part of a summer promotion by convenience store chain 7-11.

And while there are no 'real' slurpees in sight, the Big Slurpee is more than enough for Kirralee Halldixon, 15.

“I saw an ad on TV for it and thought it was pretty cool,” Kirralee said.

“I made dad bring us after we saw the Big Banana.”

Canadian visitors Julianne Hansen and Christina Schreiber saw the Big Slurpee when their bus went by at the weekend, and the pair had to come back for a second look. “A giant slurpee in Coffs Harbour, how could we not see it?” Julianne said.

“There seems to be a lot of big monuments in Australia,” Christina said. “We're going to try and visit them all.”

The Big Slurpee will be on display until March 3.



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