Once a popular restaurant and souvenir shop, the Big Oyster in Taree is the Barrington Coast's very own 'big thing'.
The structure was the brainchild of brothers, Attila and Louis Mokany, whose parents had migrated to Australia from Hungary in the 1950s. Their first venture into ‘Big Things’ had been the Big Merino at Goulburn, followed by the Big Prawn at Ballina and, finally, the Big Oyster which was opened in 1990.
The complex showcased the local oyster growing industry and incorporated, amongst other things, a service station, Australian arts and crafts and souvenir shops.
In 1997 the Pacific Highway by-passed Taree depriving the site of its high visibility. The complex has since had a variety of uses and currently is home to a car dealership.
What did others have to say?
4 months ago
It's a car yard now
4 months ago
It is a shame that it is on top of an auto dealership
10 months ago
It's an awesome building to look at. But sadly it's just a car yard now
Cameron De Jong
6 months ago
Absolutely incredible. The elevation, the magnificence, the deals
a year ago
Was everything I ever imagined. So beautiful, I cried. 100% would recommend to all age groups. Saw it as a tourist and a general fan of Taree, I miss it everyday.