Ok, so it’s a little cheesy, but why not embrace this unique side of our culture – a strange desire to immortalise certain local produce and other random objects in the form of giant roadside statues?

You will find the greatest concentration of Big Things on the East Coast of Australia, though they’re dotted all around the country (it’s thought there are over 150 of them in total). Some of these once-loved icons have fallen by the wayside when it comes to upkeep, but they still retain a quirky sense of Australiana.

Try ticking the icons off your list, starting with the Big Banana at Coffs Harbour, the Big Prawn at Ballina, and the Big Pineapple at Woombye; or go for the lesser-known gems like the Big Mango at Bowen, the Big Barramundi in Daintree Village, or the Big Crocodile at Normanton. Want to go really retro? Snap yourselves in front of each one using a Polaroid camera, another relic of yesteryear. Ah, the memories…


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