Our Top List: Aussie Big Things
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Australia is well known for its big things scattered across the country. We often go out of our way to find them. Here is a collection of the “big things” that we have come across in our travels around Australia. There are many more than 10, we could not restrict this list to just our top 10. See also our Favourite World Big Things.
It makes sense creating a big penguin in the town of Penguin, Tasmania.
Giant Murray Cod
Situated at the train station in Swan Hill, Victoria, this was the first big thing we came across on our Around Australia tip in 2008.
The Big Potato is located in Robertson, New South Wales, you’ll pass by it along the Illawarra Hwy as you pass through town. I’m glad they have labelled it as a big potato, as it is easy to confuse it with something else. The locals have a different name for it.
Located in Singleton NSW. When it was made in 1987, it was the world’s largest sundial, now it is just the largest in the southern hemisphere.
the Giant Ram
This giant ram is in Wagin, Western Australia. Not to be confused with Goulburn’s Big Marino.
Situated halfway across the country in Kimba, SA. There is not much else to see or do in Kimba, creating this big bird was one of the best thing the town could have done.
the Big Captain Cook
On our way to Cooktown, passing the man himself waving at passing drivers. In Cairns, Queensland.
At the SA/WA border village. You will see plenty of dead kangaroos by the side of the road while crossing the Nullarbor, but nothing as big as this.
SA / WA border town. A whale by the side of the road may seem out of place here, but a short drive will get you to the coast for some whale watching.
Big Merino Sheep
Goulburn, NSW. This is the most well known of several big sheep around the country.
the Big Oyster
Taree, NSW. Unusually just part of a car dealership.
At Corrigin, Western Australia. Built to commemorate the world record 1,527 ute convoy of 2003. Not sure what a dog has to do with it – they should have built a large ute.
Nullarbor Roadhouse, SA
the Big Bass
In Bulahdelah in NSW
the Big Banana
In Coffs harbour in NSW
the Big Pineapple
Near Nambour in QLD
the Big Prawn
the Big Lobster
the Big Rocking Horse
Situated in Gumeracha, South Australia. Part of a complex that includes a wooden toy factory and a wildlife park.
the Big Apple
Not in New York, we came across this is the apple isle. In Spreyton, just south of Devonport in the north of Tasmania, above a fruit store.
This is a six-metre high Big Ned Kelly, standing guard outside of the Glenrowan Post Office. There is another big Ned in front of the Ned Kelly Hotel in Maryborough, QLD.
the Big Map the Miner Statue
Kapunda, South Australia. The statue represents the Cornish miners who once worked at the town.
the Big Marron
near Denmark, WA
The Big Winch
Coober Pedy, SA
the Big Boot
the BIg Barramundi
Daintree Village, QLD
the Big Seat
The Big Man
The Anmatyerr Man sitting on the hill behind the Aileron roadhouse
The Big Orange
the Big Bundy Bottle
At the home of Bundaberg Rum – Bundaberg, QLD
the Giant’s Chair
Sky High Lookout, Dandenongs
the Big Mango
Uluru (Ayers Rock)
A list of big things around Australia could not be complete without the big rock. Australia’s fascination with building big things may have started with the biggest monolithic rock practically being our national symbol.
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