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The best ‘Big Things’ in Australia

If you are thinking about traveling around Australia and also have not heard of this'Big Things', well you are in for a treat. These giant, apparently arbitrary structures are scattered throughout the nation, prepared to be hunted down and take center stage on your selfies. By prawns into koalas to giant gumboots, you will surely understand when you have seen one.

You will find over 200'Big Things' in Australia, therefore scouting all of them out can take you a few road trips. Here are only a couple of the quickest and hottest Big Things that you factor in to your next Aussie road trip itinerary. Jump on your hire automobile and receive your selfie sticks prepared!

The Big Banana
If your travels are taking you across the north shore of New South Wales, keep your eyes peeled (get it?) Constructed in 1964, this is one of Australia's first Big Matters, assembled by American John Landi to market his roadside fruit stall. The Big Banana is 13 metres long and 5 metres high, which means that you can also take a stroll throughout the interior. Despite causing controversy amongst several sailors, The Big Banana has attracted a great deal of tourism into the region, and is now joined by the Big Banana Fun Park, World of Bananas Theatre and even a water park.

The Big Prawn
As you're cruising up the east shore, keep together with the edible statue motif with a trip to the Big Prawn. This man boasts the name of'Largest Artificial Prawn on earth', and in 30,000 times bigger than a real prawn, that is just what you get. The prawn was Constructed in 1989 by brothers Attila and Lous Mokany in Hungary, who also assembled nearby Large Merino Ram at Goulburn and Big Oyster at Taree. The prawn even lived near-demolition in 2010 when the service channel it had been assembled upon was shut. Happily the people came to the rescue to request for the prawn to be rescued and transferred to some other site. You can now see him with his fine fresh paint job at a nearby car park.

Big Golden Guitar
Tamworth, New South Wales

Just south west of the Big Banana is another one to tick off your list: the Big Golden Guitar. Finished in 1988, this 12 metre instrument was unveiled by famous country musician Slim Dusty, and modelled on the trophies received by winners of the Australian Country Music awards. This guitar isn’t the only of its kind either, as there are two more in Narrandera and Surfers Paradise.

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The Big Captain Cook Queensland

Cairns, Queensland
As one of the tallest Big Things to have been constructed, it is not surprising that this man is frequently believed the Number One Big Thing from the nation.  The Big Captain Cook is 14 metres tall and, despite holding up a slightly controversial salute, is intended to resemble a 1902 painting of Captain Cook.  The story goes that the planned building of Captain Cook was only approved back in 1972 because the dimensions had been read in feet rather than inches.  Nevertheless, Captain Cook remains standing today and is a great one to check off your list.

The Giant Koala
Dadswells Bridge, Victoria

Not to be confused with the Big Koala, located in Cowes, The Giant Koala is a whopping 14 metres high, and weighs 8 tonnes! This loveable statue now stands as a memorial to Sam the koala, a brave and resilient little critter who survived third degree burns and lung damage in a devastating bushfire.

The Big Crocodile
Wyndham, Western Australia

Not to be left out of the fun, Western Australia also has a number of Big Things. One of the main attractions for travellers is the Big Crocodile. This monster was created in 1987 by local kids as a reminder to tourists to watch out for the real life versions who hide in lakes and rivers.

The Big Pineapple

Woombye, Queensland

Queensland certainly has its fair share of Big Things, and this one is the most popular of them all! Created in 1971, the Big Pineapple is a tribute to the booming Pineapple farming industry that takes place in Woombye, and at an impressive 16 metres high, has become a popular tourist attraction in the area.

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The Big Scotsman
Medindie, Adelaide, SA

It wouldn’t be fair to create a list of the best Big Things without a mention of the oldest one of all. Created in 1963, the Big Scotsman or ‘Scotty’ stands proudly next to Scotty’s Motel in Adelaide. The 5 metre high bagpiping statue was designed by Paul Kelly, who also designed the Big Lobster in Kingston, SA.

So there you have it; the best of Australia's Big Things!

Inspired to hit the road and start checking them off your record? Catch yourself a car or campervan hire and get ready for the ultimate Aussie road trip!

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