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.

Big Penguin

the big penguin Tasmania

It makes sense creating a big penguin in the town of Penguin, Tasmania.

Giant Murray Cod

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.

Big Potato

Australia's Big Potato
Robertson ‘s Big Potato

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.

Big Sundial

largest sundial

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

Giant Ram in Wagin
Giant Ram in Wagin

This giant ram is in Wagin, Western Australia. Not to be confused with Goulburn’s Big Marino.

Big Gallah

Big Gallah

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 in Cairns Queensland

the Big Captain Cook

On our way to Cooktown, passing the man himself waving at passing drivers. In Cairns, Queensland.

Big Red Kangaroo

Big Kangaroo

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.

Big Minkie Whale

Big Whale

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

Big Merino Sheep

Goulburn, NSW. This is the most well known of several big sheep around the country.

The Big Oyster

the Big Oyster

Taree, NSW. Unusually just part of a car dealership.

Big Dog

Big Dog

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.

Big Whale

Big Whale

Nullarbor Roadhouse, SA

Big Crocodile

Big Crocodile

Wynnum, WA

Big Bass at Bulahdelah

the Big Bass

In Bulahdelah in NSW

Big Banana in Coffs Harbour

the Big Banana

In Coffs harbour in NSW

Big Pineapple in Nambour

the Big Pineapple

Near Nambour in QLD

The Big Prawn

the Big Prawn

Ballina, NSW

The Big Lobster

the Big Lobster

Kingston, SA

The Big Rocking Horse

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 fruit mart

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.

Big Ned Kelly

Big Ned

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.

Map the Miner

the Big Map the Miner Statue

Kapunda, South Australia. The statue represents the Cornish miners who once worked at the town.

Map the Miner

the Big Marron

near Denmark, WA

The Big Winch

The Big Winch

Coober Pedy, SA

Big Boot, Tully

the Big Boot

Tully, QLD

Big Barramundi

the BIg Barramundi

Daintree Village, QLD

the Big Seat

the Big Seat

Broken Hill

Anmatyerr Man

The Big Man

The Anmatyerr Man sitting on the hill behind the Aileron roadhouse


The Big Orange

Wentworth, NSW

Big Bundy Bottle

the Big Bundy Bottle

At the home of Bundaberg Rum – Bundaberg, QLD

Giant Chair

the Giant’s Chair

Sky High Lookout, Dandenongs

big mango

the Big Mango

Bowen, Queensland

Ayers Rock Uluru

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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