Top 10 'Big Things' in Australia
If you want to visit some unusal attractions while travelling around Australia,the list of the top 0 'big things' in Australia may help you plan our trip. By clicking on the link for each attratcion, you will see a picture of each of the 'big things'.
THE BIG PINEAPPLE
Nambour , Queensland
The Big Pineapple was erected in 1971, stands at 16 metres high, and was heritage listed by the Queensland government in 2009.
THE BIG BANANA
Coffs Harbour, NSW
A major tourist attraction for the costal town of Coffs Harbour since 1964, The Big Banana stands at five metres high, is 11 metres long, and deserves a spot on this list because it was Australia's first 'big thing'.
THE GOLDEN GUITAR
The Country Music capital of Australia is also home to a massive tribute to the award's trophy - a golden guitar. Standing at 12 metres high, the Golden Guitar was appropriately opened by Slim Dusty in 1988.
THE BIG BOTTLE
Bundaberg , Queensland
It's the drink that made the town famous, and now there's a statue to match. This Bundy Rum bottle is six metres high, and is conveniently located near the Bundaberg Rum distillery.
THE BIG LOBSTER
Kingston , South Australia
Definitely the freakiest of the lot, Kingston's Big Lobster is 17 metres high, 15.2 metres long and 13.7 metres wide. It was opened by then-Premier David Tonkin in 1979, and also doubles as a seafood restaurant.
THE BIG NED
Not content with the Aussie legend, the Victorian tourist town of Glenrowan decided to build a giant Ned Kelly. Ned arrived from Sydney in 1992, and stands at six metres high.
THE GOLDEN GUMBOOT
Bringing glitz and glam to Tully, The Golden Gumboot was given to the town in 2003 for being the wettest in Australia. It stands at 7.9 metres high, which represents the the town's record annual rainfall recorded in 1950.
THE BIG MERINO
The Big Merino was originally built over a six month period in 1985 by local tradesmen. It stood on the highway which by-passed the NSW wool town, but was moved to the Hume Freeway in 2007 to attract more passers-by. It's the biggest Merino in the world, standing 15.2 meters high and weighing in at 97 tonne.
THE BIG BEER CAN
Cobar , NSW
This beer can is so big, it made it into the Guinness Book of Records in 1991, putting the tiny town of Cobar on the map. It is five metres tall, but more impressive is the fact that it would fit 10, 000 schooners of beer if filled - that's more glasses of beer then there are townspeople.
THE BIG BARRAMUNDI
Normanton , Queensland
At six metres high, this fish will always be bigger than the one you caught. It was erected in honour of the fantastic saltwater fishing Queensland's north offers.