What Makes Australia Great: Big Stuff


Big Banana (New South Wales)
In a land full of big things, the Big Banana at Coffs Harbour is one of the biggest, both in fame and stature. And it's only a short drive away from the charming town of Bellingen and the World Heritage Listed Dorrigo National Park.

Big Pineapple (Australia)
The other heavyweight in the Big Thing Universe, the Big Pineapple is located on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. It is also home to one of the finest souvenir shops in Australia. A pineapple in a snowdome, can you imagine anything more beautiful?

Big Merino (New South Wales)
You'd have to travel a very long way before you came across a more innovative use of concrete than the Big Merino at Goulburn. It truly is one of the engineering marvels of the modern world. Go there, and when you leave spread the gospel.

Big Ned Kelly (Australia)
In 1878 Ned Kelly shot 3 policemen and became the most wanted man in Australia. Australians don't like authority so he also became a national hero. After that it was inevitable that a 6m likeness would be erected at Glenrowan, the site of his capture

Big Tasmanian Devil (Australia)
As big things go, the Tassie Devil is somewhat underwhelming but I had to include something from Tasmania and the alternatives, the Big Coffee Pot, the Big Apple and the Big Penguin are too stupid, too cliched and too short respectively.

Big Lobster (Australia)
If the Big Lobster was located on the east coast it would undoubtedly rival the Big Banana and the Big Pineapple as the greatest big thing in the world. Instead it's found down the road from Adelaide and its true grandeur remains largely unrecognised.

Big Potato (Australia)
The Big Potato is in Robertson, the town where the movie Babe was filmed. You might have expected therefore that the local tourism board would opt for a big pig. Instead they've gone for a big brown lump that looks like a giant kangaroo dropping.

1 Comment(s):

Mike said...

Mmm giant lobster!