"Taree - Travel Stop on the way North" Taree by lachydragon

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Once a Taree Tourist Attraction...

This picture is of the 'Big Oyster' in Taree - it shows the changing face of tourism in New South Wales!

Once the Big Oyster was quite an attraction - a bit of a testament to Australia's 1980s fascination with attracting tourists by building 'BIG' icons - a'la The Big Guitar in Tamworth, The Big Axe in Kew, The Big Banana in Coffs Harbour, The Big Merino in Goulburn, The Big Prawn in Ballina, The Big Bull in Wauchope (and that's just NSW!) and the list goes on...

Taree's Big Oyster has finished its life as a Nissan car-dealership, with the viewing deck between the shells now serving as a display area for the latest models of cars!

  • Last visit to Taree: Jan 2003
  • Intro Updated Feb 3, 2003
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  • sue_stone's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2004 at 1:40 PM

    All mourn the big oyster.... North coast holidays will never be the same!! ; O)

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2004 at 5:16 AM

    One of only 2 pages on Taree in VT! How about adding some info! I'll have to get up there, take some piccies & build a Taree page too. Cheers mate from a fellow Sydneysider (originally from North Haven -check my N.H. page).


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