The Big Windmill Restaurant

The Big Windmill Restaurant offers a la carte Dinning 6 nights a week, featuring both German and Australian influenced Menu.

Open to the public 6 days a week.
Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Friday to Saturday 5.30pm – 9.00pm
Closed Sunday and public holidays.
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The Big Windmill Restaurant - 168 Pacific Highway Coffs Harbour NSW

The History of Construction

In 1968 Mr Franz De Keever, a Dutch architect working in Melbourne and his wife Rie purchased the six acre site with a view to build a Motel and authentic Dutch restaurant.

After completing ten motel units, construction on the Windmill Restaurant started in 1972. Originally the most difficult problem was finding the eight timber poles of the same size and width to support the structure. Finally after a long search Mr De Keever found what he was looking for in the forests near Kempsey.

However, tragedy struck in 1974 when halfway through construction Mr De Keever was killed when he fell while working on the frame of the Mill.

A small brass commemoration plaque with his initials “F.D.” is located outside at the base of the mill.

The Big Windmill was completed in 1977.

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