Big Koala arrives in Bulahdelah

Patrick Bramston hopes the Big Koala will put the town on the map.
Patrick Bramston hopes the Big Koala will put the town on the map.

 

AUSTRALIA is home to the Big Merino, Big Lobster and Big Pineapple, and now Bulahdelah has joined the ranks of big things with the arrival of a giant koala last week.

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The Big Koala is located at the Mount View Motel, which owner Patrick Bramston hopes will become a well-visited attraction.

“We thought the koala would be a good way to promote the town,” Patrick said.

“It was originally in Gunnedah, but when it became available we snapped up the opportunity.”

But for those who come expecting to see a cute and cuddly marsupial will be disappointed, as this koala is as big as a diprotodon.

“You can climb in the inside and have your photo taken,” Patrick told News Of The Area.

“The kids love it.”

Bulahdelah is no stranger to big attractions, with many giant natural wonders on offer along the well-visited tourist trail.
The towering Alum Mountain, the majestic Myall River, which is home to the giant bass, and the Grandis a little further north, are some of the popular sites.

Patrick said the addition of the koala will hopefully put the town on the map and boost the number of visitors to the area.
“This type of tourist item lets people outside of our town know we are here and that there are many things to look at and visit,” he said.

“Hopefully more people will stop and enjoy the offerings we have.”

The Big Koala is located roadside at the Mount View Motel on Bulahdelah Way.

 

By John SAHYOUN

 

The Big Koala is located roadside at the Mount View Motel.
The Big Koala is located roadside at the Mount View Motel.

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