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Australia’s most iconic Big Things

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Australia is a land of big things – big landscapes, big adventures, and of course, big roadside attractions! From the quirky to the downright bizarre, Australia is home to some of the most iconic “Big Things” in the world. So grab your camera and your sense of humor, because we’re about to take a tour of Australia’s most iconic Big Things.

1. The Big Banana
Let’s start our tour in Coffs Harbour, where you’ll find the one and only Big Banana. This 13-meter tall fiberglass banana has been drawing in tourists since it was built in 1964. But this isn’t just any old banana – it’s also home to a fun park, ice skating rink, and even a candy-making kitchen. So whether you’re a fan of fruity photo ops or just looking for a sweet treat, the Big Banana has got you covered.

2. The Big Pineapple
Next stop, the Sunshine Coast, where you’ll find the Big Pineapple. Standing at 16 meters tall, this tropical fruit monument is a must-see for any fruit enthusiast. But the real fun begins when you step inside and take a ride on the Pineapple Train, which takes you on a tour of the pineapple plantation. And if you’re feeling peckish, be sure to stop by the onsite cafe for some delicious pineapple treats.

3. The Big Merino
Now let’s head to Goulburn, where you’ll come face to face with the Big Merino. Standing at 15 meters tall, this giant ram is not only a tribute to Australia’s wool industry, but also a great place to snap a quirky selfie. But the fun doesn’t stop there – you can also browse the onsite gift shop for all your woolly souvenirs and even climb to the top for a bird’s eye view of the surrounding countryside.

4. The Big Lobster – see here
Our next stop takes us to Kingston SE in South Australia, home of the Big Lobster. Standing at a whopping 17 meters tall, this crustacean colossus is hard to miss. But the real fun begins when you step inside and dine at the onsite restaurant, which serves up some of the freshest seafood around. And if you’re feeling adventurous, be sure to climb to the top for a panoramic view of the town.

5. Golden Gumboot – see here
The township of Tully, located south of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, has an average rainfall that exceeds four metres and, in 2003, a monument to the town’s unofficial status as Australia’s wettest town was erected in the form of a Golden Gumboot. Climbing up the gumboot is a white-lipped green tree frog.

6. The Big Apple
You will have to clock up a couple of hundred klicks on the Cunningham Highway to get to The Big Apple, located in the town of Stanthorpe. Located just 2.5 hours southwest of Brisbane, The Big Apple is about as far from New York as it gets.

7. Big Rocking Horse
The world’s biggest rocking horse is located in Gumeracha, in the Adelaide Hills, and is a top spot to enjoy some retail therapy.

8.The Big Potato
The rural idyll of Robertson in NSW’s Southern Highlands is home to The Big Potato, built in 1977 by local farmer Jim Mauger in order to celebrate the production of potatoes in the region, which is known for its rich, fertile soil and reliable rainfall.

9. Big Kookaburra
Pokolbin artist Chris Fussel created this king-sized kookaburra out of recycled steel, aluminium and copper and the giant bird is now an iconic sculpture and centrepiece of Kurri Kurri’s Col Brown Park

10. Big Bullock – see here
Now, you might be wondering, “What in the world is a Big Bullock?” Well, let me enlighten you. The Big Bullock is a massive, larger-than-life statue of a bullock

11. The Big Prawn – see here
Last but not least, we have to make a stop in Ballina to visit the Big Prawn. This 9-meter tall crustacean has been a beloved landmark since it was built in 1990. But the real fun begins when you step inside and learn all about the local prawn industry at the onsite museum. And if you’re feeling hungry, be sure to stop by the nearby seafood market for some delicious prawn dishes.

So there you have it – Australia’s most iconic Big Things! Whether you’re a fan of fruit, wool, or seafood, there’s something for everyone on this larger-than-life tour. So hop in your car, roll down the windows, and get ready for a road trip you won’t soon forget!

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