News

Croc is Coffs' newest 'big' thing

Outback Jacks crocodile before it went on display at Bray St complex.
Outback Jacks crocodile before it went on display at Bray St complex. Trevor Veale

ANYONE with an interest in croc hunting needs to find their way to Bray St.

Coffs Harbour's newest resident is Australia's largest reptile - but there's no reason to be alarmed. This 10m-long beast isn't dangerous and will be stuck to the roof of Outback Jacks restaurant in the Bray St complex.

"When you walk in through the front doors one of the first things you will see is a giant crocodile head smiling at you," franchisee David Hagarty said.

"It will create quite a first impression."

The Queensland town of Normanton has the big crocodile while Humpty Doo which is south of Darwin has the big boxing crocodile.

But neither of those matches the size of Coffs Harbour's latest "big thing".

There is a large croc inside all of the 33 Outback Jacks franchises around the country but it has been guaranteed that Coffs Harbour's "Jack" will be the biggest of the lot.

Mr Hagarty adds that it's not just the croc that is big in the restaurant; it's the food as well and he guarantees the service will be snappy.

Claiming to have the largest steak menu in the world, Mr Hagarty is keen to see which rugby league player in town has the biggest appetite for meat.

After the restaurant opens on Easter Monday, he wants Group 2 clubs Woolgoolga, Orara Valley, Sawtell and Coffs Harbour to nominate their biggest eater and have them take the 1kg rump challenge.

That's a 1kg rump steak, 500g of steamed vegetables and 500g of wedges that needs to be consumed in 30 minutes.

Mr Hagarty said that he will give whichever gastronomical gorger wins the challenge $200 worth of vouchers for that player's junior rugby league club to use.

Judging will take place under the watchful eye of Jack, Australia's biggest crocodile.

Topics:  food challenge




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Caitlyn Shadbolt takes on the US

Gympie girl Caitlyn Shadbolt's music career continues to heat up as she prepares to perform in the United States and release her debut album.

Caitlyn is dipping into international fan pool.

Regional roads among the most dangerous for drivers

RACQ calls for upgrade funding measures that can help save lives.

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival program for Sunday

Fun at last year’s Goomeri Pumpkin Festival during the great pumpkin roll.

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival Program on Sunday

Latest deals and offers


10 Things You Absolutely Have to do in Gympie in Autumn

NUMBER 7: Go beach camping at Inskip Point this autumn and you can watch the whales off Rainbow Beach or Double Island Point.

10 Things You Absolutely Have to do in the Gympie region in Autumn

Tommy Daunt

Tom Daunt sports desk for 27th May.

Chinese trade delegation

Chinese trade delegation visits Gympie region and meets with local producers at the...

DV support march

Darcy Cavanaugh speaks about the Refocus domestic violence support walk on May 27...

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked