Australia is home to many “big” and “great” things. Take Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef and the Great Ocean Road for example. These natural attractions attract millions of tourists each and every year, leaving visitors inspired with awe and often blown away by their immense beauty.
However, these natural attractions aren’t the only “big things” on offer in Australia. Over 150 big sculptures, statues and objects can be found scattered around Australia, many attracting tourists from far and wide.
These big things have become somewhat of a cult phenomenon, with many putting small Australian towns on the map. They also offer the perfect excuse to embark on a road trip, whether this be as a family, a couple or with a group of friends.
We’ve narrowed it down to the top 10, so get your cameras ready on put some smiles on your dials as you embark on an adventure of Australia’s best “big things”.
1. The Big Banana (NSW)
Located in Coffs Harbour, NSW, the Big Banana provides a whole bunch of fun for the entire family. Regarded as one of Australia’s most famous big icons, the Big Banana is over 40 years old and is situated in a tourist park that offers toboggan rides, ice skating and a water park.
Walk through the big banana and discover the area’s rich history in the production of bananas, and be rewarded at the other end with a delicious banana smoothie or sundae!
2. The Big Golden Guitar (NSW)
Located in the country music capital of Australia, the Big Golden Guitar stands prominently on the New England Highway, just south of Tamworth. The Golden Guitar is one of the most visited and photographed sites in Australia and is a must for avid fans of country music.
The guitar stands at 12 metres high and weighs in at half a tonne. However, contrary to its name, it is actually constructed of fibreglass over a steel frame.
3. The Big Boxing Crocodile (NT)
Situated on the road from Darwin to Kakadu in Humpty Doo, the Big Boxing Croc is a symbol of the frequent occurrence of crocs in this part of Australia.
The croc is positioned on the Arnhem Highway and is basically the only attraction along this stretch of road. Standing at an impressive 10 metres tall, this imposing structure brings out the humour of the locals and provides visitors with a great laugh.
4. The Big Pineapple (QLD)
The Big Pineapple is situated on a glorious plantation that is buzzing with fun and exciting activities for the entire family. Indulge in the delicious parfaits and sundaes in the cafe, take a ride on the plantation train and visit the wildlife reserve, which is home to koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, owls and exotic parrots.
The big pineapple itself stands at 16 metres high and is located in Nambour, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
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