The Big Things of Australia List


One of the great things to do on a holiday nearly anywhere in Australia is look for the closest ‘big thing’ to find. From fruit, to fish to inanimate objects or historical figures Australia has a whole host of big things to find.

While some of Australia’s big things were built with a true purpose, others were built purely for novelty and fun. However, all of them make for a fun road trip with the family and have become part of Australia’s charm.

Here is our guide to the big things of Australia to put on your bucket list. And if you want a printable checklist, head to the end of this article for the download.

Big things in Australian Capital Territory

Giant Mushroom, Belconnen ACT

This is an eight-meter-tall mushroom, built in 1998, sheltering a children’s playground at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets.

Giant Owl, Belconnen ACT

An eight-meter-tall owl stands at the main entrance to the town centre of Belconnen.

Big things in New South Wales

The Big Merino in Goulburn
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The Big Merino, Goulburn NSW

This 15.2m high, 18m long, 100 tonne sculpture of a ram sits just off the Goulburn exits on the Hume Highway. “Rambo” as he’s affectionately known, houses an exhibition depicting the 200 year history of wool in Australia and a gift shop. He is one of the more popular and well know big things in Australia.

The Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth NSW

The Big Golden Guitar stands on the New England Highway on the southern approach to Tamworth. Opened in 1988 it is a tribute to Tamworth’s rich country music heritage.

The Big Banana in Coffs Harbour
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The Big Banana, Coffs Harbour NSW

Possibly the most well know big thing, the big banana was created in 1964. It now also had a café, gift shop, cheesemaking, toboggan ride and even a fun park as part of the complex.

The Big Axe, Kew NSW

The big axe is located at the Kew Visitor Information Centre and stands about eight meters tall. It was originally constructed in 1979 but the wood handle was replaced in 202 due to ant damage.

The Big Cheese, Bodalla NSW

The big cheese used to be part of a visitors’ centre as part of the Bodalla factory. Both of these are no longer operating but the big cheese was left.

The Big Cherries, Young NSW

The big cherries are attached to the welcome to Young sign in the main street. The region is known for good cherry growing so it was only natural to have this as a landmark.

The Big Chook, Moonbi NSW

Moonbi is a small village about 20kms north of Tamworth. The area has many large poultry farms and so has a large fibreglass chicken!

The Big Chook, Mt Vernon NSW

Not to be outdone, Mt Vernon also has a big chook. This one is the mascot of the The Big Chook Egg Farm and sits in their paddock.

The Big Fruit Bowl, Bilpin NSW

If you can’t decide on just one big fruit, why not go for them all! The big fruit bowl in Bilpin has a banana, orange, apple and even grapes.

The Big Gold Panner, Bathurst NSW

This 5m tall statue is of a man carefully inspecting his tin pan for nuggets of gold. It can be found the on the Great Western Highway in Bathurst and has been there since 1979.

The Big Playable Guitar, Narrandera NSW

The Narrandera Visitor Information Centre is home to the big guitar which can actually be played. 5.82 meters in length with a 2-meter guitar body width it an impressive instrument.

The Big Kookaburra, Kurri Kurri NSW

A 4.5 meter tall Kookaburra was erected in 2009 by Hydro Aluminium. It is located in Rotary Park in the centre of town.

The Big Oyster, Taree NSW

The big oyster was opened in 1990, and originally was in a complex with Australian arts and craft and souvenir shops. The building the oyster sits on has gone through a few incarnations since then and it now sits atop a car dealership.

The Big Potato, Robertson NSW

Who wouldn’t want to visit a giant concrete potato? The main crop of the area is potatoes so naturally some farmers got together and decided the town needed a big one. It was built in 1977 and is 10m long and 4m wide.

The Big Prawn, Ballina NSW

The big prawn was originally build in 1989 and used to be above a gift shop and seafood eateries. When the site fell into disrepair it was going to be demolished but the community rallied around to save the prawn. The site was bought by Bunnings and they actually saved the sculpture and added a tail! It now sits proudly adjacent to the Bunning carpark in Balina.

The Big Trout, Adaminaby NSW

Adaminaby is a popular spot for trout fishing, so guess what? Big Trout! This 10m high fish is made from fibreglass and bas completed in 1973.

The Big Ugg Boots in Thornton
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The Big Ugg Boots, Thornton NSW

Sitting in front of the Mortels Sheepskin Factory in Thornton is a pair of ugg boots. Built in 2005 and 13 times bigger than a women’s size 8 you can stop in the car park and walk right up to them.

Ploddy the Dinosaur, Somersby NSW

Ploddy is the brainchild of the Australian Reptile Park’s founder, Eric Worrell. He wanted something to put his park on the map. Ploddy is a Diplodicus and is 30m tall and weighs almost 100 tonnes. When the park was moved Ploddy went too and now resides in Somersby, overlooking the M1 Freeway between Sydney and Newcastle. She is normally a bright yellow, but has been known to change colours at Christmas, Easter and for other special events.

The Big Bogan, Nyngan NSW

In case you’re wondering why a town would build a giant steel statue of a bogan, it’s because the town of Nyngan is actually in the Bogan Shire and is located on the Bogan River. The big bogan is 5.96m tall and weight approximately 1500 kg.

Big Billy can in Trangie New South Wales

The Big Billy, Trangie NSW

Opened in 2014, this big billy can over an open fire is located by the river with a playground next to it. It was designed by a local artist and funded through local fundraising efforts.

The Big Tennis Racquet, Barellan NSW

The big tennis racquet celebrates Barellan’s proud association with Evonne Goolagong-Cawley who grew up in the town. It is an exact 20:1 scale model of Evonne’s wooden signature Dunlop racquet.

The Big Murray Cod, Tocumwal NSW

In Tocumwal Foreshore Park you’ll can visit the ‘world’s biggest codfish’. Built in 1968 it is a fibreglass representation of what visitor like to fish for in the river.

The Big Bench, Broken Hill NSW

This oversized park bench sits atop a hill of mineral deposits. Two and a half time the size of a regular bench is was built in 2002.

The Big Avocado, Duranbah NSW

Located at Tropical Fruit World in Duranbah this avocado is not as big as some other big fruit but at 4m is still worthy to make the list.

The Big Bowling Ball, Port Macquarie NSW

This large lawn bowl can be found at the Lake Cathie Bowling Club just outside Port Maquarie.

The Big Apple, Tallong NSW

Standing proud in the Tallong Memorial Park is the big apple. It was originally commissioned in 1988 to be put in front of an apple shed. It now sits in the park as a memorial to Jim Watling, the apple farmer who commissioned the project.

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The Big Trout in Oberon
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The Big Trout, Oberon NSW

One of a few big fish in the country, this one sits in front of the Big Trout Motor Inn in Oberon. Not as big as some other big fish, this one is still worth a stop if you are visiting nearby Oberon Lake or Jenolan Caves.

The Big Miner’s Lamp, Lithgow NSW

The big miners lamp houses the Lithgow Tourist Information Centre.

The Big Bottle, Pokolbin NSW

This giant bottle of shiraz is located at the Hunter Valley Gardens complex. While unfortunately not filled with real red wine, it is still impressive.

The Big Beer Can, Cobar NSW

This 5m tall beer can is located above the entrance to the Grand Hotel in Cobar. Fun fact: if it was filled with beer it could hold 22,000 litres.

The Big Sun Dial, Singleton NSW

The sun dial at Rose Point Park in Singleton was actually once the worlds biggest and was reated at part of the Singleton bicentennial celebrations.

The Big Rubiks Cube, Maroubra Beach NSW

This rubix cube sculpture is located at Maroubra Beach in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.

The Big Ant, Broken Hill NSW

This statue of a giant ant was originally designed by the artist Pro Hart and built in 1980. It was at the Stephens Creek Hotel, but then donated to the city in 1990 and now stands near the Tourist Information Centre.

The Big Bicycle, Chullora NSW

Outside the Chullora Waste Transfer Station in Western Sydney you will find a giant bicycle. Built in 1997 it is approximately 8m long and 5m tall.

The Big Blue Heeler, Muswellbrook NSW

The big blue heeler sits outside the Muswellbrook Information Centre near the corner of Bridge and Hill Street. The bronze statue is in recognition of the cattle dog’s contribution to Australian rural life.

The Big Frilled-Neck Lizard, Somersby NSW

This lizard sits atop of the entrance to the Australian Reptile Park. It’s an impressive feature when you are entering the park.

The Big Root, Nowa NSW

The big root is not man made, but a 7m wide, 4m tall eucalyptus root. It grew on a limestone shelf and the roots couldn’t penetrate the limestone so grew out instead of down. It is on discplay behing a local café in Nowa.

The Big Funnel Web Spider, Jamberoo NSW

This statue is part of a waterslide in the Jamberoo Water Park. It has a leg span of 22 meters and is 420 time larger than a female Sydney funnel web spider.

The Big Peg, Canowindra NSW

The big metal peg stands in a paddock in Canowindra and was a creation of the properties owners.

The Big Headphones, Newcastle NSW

A giant set of headphones on the streets of Newcastle and they actually play music. Local musicians can connect their instruments to the headphones to act as speakers.

The Big Windmill, Coffs Harbour NSW

This windmill is on top of a restaurant. Originally the restaurant featured Dutch cuisine hence the windmill. Combine it with a trip to the big banana.

Big things in Queensland

The Big Gumboot, Tully QLD

This 8m tall gumboot adorned with a green tree frog was opened in 2003. The design was inspired by the gumboot trophy which is awarded annually to the town with the highest rainfall.

The Big Barrel, Bundaberg QLD

The Bundaberg Barrel is a building designed to look like a barrel of ginger beer. It also has wire sculptures of bottles out the front.

The Big Pineapple in Woombye
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The Big Pineapple, Woombye QLD

This 16m fibreglass pineapple is one of the more well know big things in Australia. A must stop if you are around the Sunshine Coast area.

The Big Apple, Stanthorpe QLD

Queensland also hosts a big apple, and this on is 13km north of Stanthorpe along the New England Highway. The area is where Queensland’s apple crops are grown.

The Big Barramundi, Daintree QLD

The big barramundi is outside the Big Barramundi Garden complex in Daintree. You can view the fish, stop for food or visit the timber gallery and museum.

The Big Bull, Rockhampton QLD

Rockhampton is known for its beef production, so it’s only natural that their big thing would be a bull. There are actually a number of large bulls all through Rockhampton.

The Big Cassowary, Mission Beach QLD

Cassowary’s are Australia’s second largest flightless bird. This big cassowary is located outside the Wongaling Beach Shopping Complex. It is 5m tall and in an area knows as the Cassowary Coast, which stretches from Cairns to Townsville.

The Big Crab, Miriam Vale QLD

This 2-metre-high crab sits on top of the Shell Service Station. Created in 1979 the owner wanted to promote his crab sandwiches.

The Big Easel, Emerald QLD

This tribute to Van Gogh’s sunflowers is one of seven sites in the world chosen by artist Cameron Cross. Emerald is a major centre for growing sunflowers and holds a sunflower festival. This giant easel is 25 meters high with the painting measuring 7m x 10m. You can find it behind the visitor centre in Morton Park.

The Big Macadamia, Woombye QLD

Another big thing on the Sunshine Coast is the big macadamia nut. However I believe it is currently closed.

The Big Mandarin, Mundubbera QLD

This 9-meter-high fibreglass mandarin sits at the Big Mandarin & Citrus Country Caravan Park in Mundubbera. It is used as a kiosk (because what else do you do with a giant mandarin?)

The Big Miner, Rubyvale QLD

Kneeling outside the Bobby Dazzler Sapphire Mine the big miner is looking for jewels. You can even try your own luck out at the fossicking park at the mine or get a guided tour.

The Big Orange, Gayndah QLD

If you visit the big orange between April and October you can taste the fresh juice from the citrus on the property where this giant fruit is stationed. There’s also a big orange ‘man’ statue.

The Big Peanut, Atherton Tablelands QLD

The big peanut is at the Peanut Place in Tolga. His smiling face and top hat greet visitors.

big pelican Noosaville
The Big Pelican in Noosaville
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The Big Pelican, Noosa QLD

The big pelican is located on the foreshore of the Noosa River in Noosaville. The area is known to be a favourite haunt of real pelicans.

Big Child, Birtinya QLD

The latest edition to the Sunshine Coast’s big things is an 8 tonne statue of a cartwheeling child. It is 6 metres high and is located at the Oceanside Village Park.

The Big Mango, Bowen QLD

A 10-metre-high mango in Bowen is modelled after the ‘Bowen Mango’. It is situated at the Bowen Visitor Information Centre, 4 kms south of Bowen on the Bruce Highway.

The Big Marlin, Cairns QLD

Located at the Stockland Cairns shopping centre this giant Marlin represents Cairns being knows at the Black Marling Capital of the World. The fish is soaring up into the sky.

The Big Dugong, Rockhampton QLD

The Big Dugong is actually located in the Dreamtime Cultural Centre which means you will need to pay to see him. But he is a rather impressive 22m long.

The Big Rum Bottle, Bundaberg QLD

The big rum bottle is a bottle of Bundy located at the Bundaberg Rum factory. It’s out the front so you don’t need to go in to get a photo, but while you are there you can do a tour or even make your own blend.

The Big Brolga, Townsville QLD

This sculpture is 4m tall and has been around since 1988. I believe this big bird has moved from its original spot due to the information centre it was at being closed and can currently be found at the Murray Sporting Complex.

The Big Kangaroo, Gympie QLD

Matilda the Kangaroo represented Australia at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane and now resides along the Bruce Highway just south of Gympie.

The Big Fish, Millaa Millaa QLD

I’m not sure what sort of fish it should be but it’s big. You can find it at the Tarzali Lakes Fishing and Leisure Park.

The Big Cane Toad, Sarina QLD

35km south of Mackay is the town of Sarina where a large cane toad statue sits in the town centre. Nicknamed ‘Buffy’, it was originally crafted from paper mache in 1983 as a float for a sugar festival then was later cast in fibreglass.

The Big Captain Cook, Cairns QLD

The giant Captain Cook statue stands on the side of the Cook Highway in Cairns. The hotel that accompanied it is no more and so he now stands alone.

The Big Lawn Mower, Beerwah QLD

The big mower is a huge lawn mower at a mower and outdoor equipment shop in Beerwah aptly named The Big Mower.

The Big Crocodile, Normanton QLD

The 8.64m long crocodile statue at Normanton is a replica of the largest croc ever taken. ‘Krys’ was shot on the banks of the Norman River in the 1050’s.

big melon in Chinchilla
The Big Melon in Chinchilla
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The Big Melon, Chinchilla QLD

Chinchilla is one of Australia’s largest melon growing region and since 2018 now has a big watermelon to call their own.

The Big Red Elephant, Hatton Vale QLD

There’s a big red elephant in Hatton Vale. It’s big, it’s red (I’m not sure why) and that’s about it.

The Big Whale, Hervey Bay QLD

This whale sits outside the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere and is in honour of the humpback whales that visit the area. ‘Nala’ the 22 tonne whale was unveiled in 2012.

The Big Meat Ant, Augathella QLD

Augathella made an entire park, called Meat Ant Park, to house this statue. It is a 300:1 scale of a meat ant and 7.5m long.

Big things in Northern Territory

The Big Aboriginal Hunter, Alice Springs NT

This 17m tall sculpture of an Aboriginal hunter is about 150kms north of Alice Springs. It is at the Aileron Roadhouse on the Stuart Highway and was revealed in 2005 as a way to increase traffic to the rest stop.

In 2008 the creator of the statue felt he needed a family and so created Anmatjere Woman and Child.

The Big Boxing Crocodile in Humpty Doo
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The Big Boxing Crocodile, Humpty Doo NT

A giant crocodile with boxing gloves stands proudly outside a service station in Humpty Doo in the Northern Territory.

The Big Buffalo, Adelaide River NT

Technically this isn’t a ‘big’ thing is that it is the taxidermized form of Charlie the water buffalo who was made famous as being the buffalo subdued by Mick Dundee in Crocodile Dundee. When he passed, the owned had Charlie stuffed and is now on the bar at the Adelaide River Tavern.

The Big Stubbie, Larrimah NT

This sculpture sits outside the Larrimah Hotel and has a pink panther in a chair next to it (because of course it does). It is a sculpture of an NT Draught stubby.

The Big Beer Can, Kulgera NT

There is a huge can of beer outside the Kulgera Roadhouse. I believe it is a can of XXXX Gold for everyone playing along.

The Big Dinosaur, Yarrawonga NT

Big Kev the dinosaur had been guarding a landscaping supply store since 2007 but its future was uncertain after the store moved to make way for a Bunnings. However, just like the big prawn in Ballina the community rallied and Big Kev has been reassembled and will be featured in Yarrawonga again with a viewing platform expected to be constructed by the end of 2020.

The Big Turtle, Lyons NT

There is a giant sea turtle created in 2004 when a new estate was estalished at Lyons.

Big things in Western Australia

Leeuwin Way Whale, Eucla

The Leeuwin Way Whale is situated in the carpark of the Eucla roadhouse. Eucla is just inside the WA boarder near the Nullarbor National Park.

World’s Tallest Bin, Kalgoorlie WA

Although the claim of the world’s tallest bin hasn’t been verified, this eight meter high bin sits in Kalgoorlie. It was erected in 1890 as a reminder to the town to not litter.

The Big Lollypop, Ravensthorpe WA

A fairly new addition to the big things list, this lollypop is 7.4 metres tall and 4 metres wide. The owners of the Yummylicious Cady Shack built it and it is the world’s largest freestanding lollipop.

The Big Orange, Harvey WA

The big orange sits atop a 10 metre tower and you can climb to a viewing platform inside the orange. The attraction has been around for years but has recently been restored. You can find it at the Harvey River estate.

The Big Ram, Wagin WA

Bart the Ram is located in the Wetlands Park in Wagin. He’s 9 metres tall and 13 meters long and weighs 4 tonnes. It was erected in 1985.

The Big Prawn in Exmouth
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The Big Prawn, Exmouth WA

Located near the visitors’ centre, the Exmouth Prawn stand 7 meters high and weights 2000kg. It was originally at the MG Kailis Gulf Fisheries factory but moved to the town in 2013. It gets put into storage over the cyclone season from December to the end of March to protect it.

The Big Apple, Donnybrook WA

The big apple in Donnybrook is part of the big apple farmstay. It sits on top of a tower, but I’m not sure if you can still climb up it.

The Big Lobster, Dongara WA

This is a giant western rock lobster statue is on the corner of the Brand Highway and Moreton Terrace. This bright red lobster was built in 2005 and there is easy access to take a photo, you’re even allowed to climb on it.

The Big Marron, Denmark WA

This big black marron lives at The Old Kent River Winery midway between Denmark and Walpole. It is based on the local species of marron, otherwise known as freshwater crayfish.

The Big Bobtail, Kalamunda WA

Bobtail lizards are well know in Perth (when I lived in Perth we even had one regularly come through the cat door to eat the cat food). So it seems only natural to have a giant sized one. This is in Kalamunda, in the Perth Hills. It is carved out of rammed earth.

The Big Wheelbarrow, Port Hedland WA

Located at the entrance to the Wedgefield Industrial Area (Pinga St) between Port Hedland and South Hedland, this large yellow wheelbarrow definitely stands out.

Big things in South Australia

The Big Lobster, Kingston SE SA

Known locally as Larry the Lobster, he stands at 17 meters tall and is over 7 tonnes. He has been in Kingston since 1979. You can find him on the Princes Highway.

The Big Galah, Kimba SA

This 8 metre high galah stands in front of the Halfway Across Australia Gem Shop on the Eyre Highway. Geographically, ‘Kimba’ sits halfway across Australia between Sydney and Perth. It was modelled on the Galahs in the region.

The Big Miner, Kapunda SA

Map the Miner was unveiled in 1988 but destroyed by fire in 2006. Fortunately he was insured and is was rebuilt and rededicated in 2007. It is a tribute to the contributions made by the miners in the area. It is in Adelaide Road Kapunda.

The Big Orange, Berri SA

This gigantic orange is on the Old Sturt Highway in Barmera. It is 15m high and has a diameter of 12m so is one of the biggest ‘big fruits’.

The Big Rocking Horse
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The Big Rocking Horse, Gumeracha SA

The big rocking horse sits at Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills about 40 minutes from Adelaide. You can climb up to top and enjoy the view (but it will cost you $2) or admire it from below. There is a café, toy factory and petting zoo in the same complex.

The Big Scotsman, Adelaide SA

Scotty is 5 metres tall and was constructed in 1963. His was made to promote Scotty’s Motel and was created by Paul Kelly, who alse created the Big Lobster.

The Big Church Block Bottle, McLaren Vale SA

Stationed at the Wirra Wirra Winery on McMurtirie Road is this big  bottle of wine. It is 10m tall and covered in recycled cords.

The Big Winch, Coober Pedy SA

This 8m tall structure of a winch overlooks the town of Coober Pedy and was built in the 1970’s. It was rebuilt after a fire in 1986.

The Big Kangaroo, Border Village SA

This giant Kangaroo is at Border Village on the Nullarbor. It is standing tall holding a can of soft drink, which apparently used to be a beer. Worth a stop if you are driving the Nullarbor.

The Big Oyster, Ceduna SA

This oyster shell sits outside the Ceduna Oyster Bar. Ceduna hosts an Oysterfest every year, showcasing the seafood available in the area. It’s only fitting then that their big thing is an oyster. Another good place to stop in if you’re travelling the Nullarbor.

The Big Olives at Tailem Bend
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The Big Olives, Tailem Bend SA

Two olives (a kalamata and pimento) are outside Tailem Bend’s The Big Olive which sells olive based products.

The Big Bob-tail Lizard, Port Lincoln SA

This large lizard spends its day sunning itself outside the Port Lincoln Aboriginal Community Council.

The Big Cockroach, Dublin SA

This statue originally started out as a protest to a waste dump in the area. It is not the only statue created, with a tin man, rat and others also made out of farming scrap metal. The cockroach ironically ended up in a scrap yard but was saved and restored, even spending some weeks on display in the Rundle Mall before returning to the paddock to be seen from Port Wakefield Road.

The Big Dice, Winnininnie SA

This pile of concrete dice can be found on the Barrier Hwy.

The Big Ant, Poochera SA

Poochera is know as an area of many Dinosaur Ant (Nothomyrmecia macrops) nests. It has many ant themes around the town including a big ang sculpture.

Big things Victoria

Giant Koala at Dadswells Bridge
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The Giant Koala, Dadswells Bridge VIC

If you are driving from Melbourne to Adelaide (or the other way) it’s hard to miss the Giant Koala on the Western Highway. Standing at 14 metres tall and weighs 12 tonnes you can actually enter it as there is a souvenir shop inside.

The Big Ned Kelly, Glenrowan VIC

Glenrowan was the site of New Kelly’s last stand – police captured him after a siege at the Glenrowan Inn. There are also other Ned Kelly statues around Australia but this 6-metre-tall tribute stands overlooking the small town.

The Big Arch of Victory, Ballarat VIC

This arch commemorates the First World War and forms the entrance to the Avenue of Honour. You can find it on Sturt and Learmonth Street.

The Big Earthworm, Bass VIC

This Giant Gippsland Earthworm is a 100m long structure. It used to house a museum inside however that closed in 2012.

The Big Milkshake, Warrnambool VIC

So this one is just a bit milkshake on top of the sign to Allansford Cheese World in Warrnambool.

The Big Murray Cod, Swan Hill VIC

Not to be outdone in big fish, Victoria has the giant murray cod in Swan Hill. You can read about the life of the cod in the Murray River and the history of the statue on their information board. It was actually built as a movie prop and then the locals found a home for it. Find the 11m long statue near the train station.

The Big Miner, Warrenheip VIC

Along the eastern side of Ballarat there is an eight-metre-tall miner. The statue was unveiled in 2006 as a tribute to the gold prospector history. There is also a Big Ned Kelly here as well.

The Big Wool Bales, Hamilton VIC

Built as a tribute to the wool production in the area the big wool bales are actually buildings. It used to have a café and museum but I believe those businesses no longer run. You can still get a photo of them though.

The Big Floating Tap, Phillip Island VIC

Located at A Maze’N Things the big tap is a giant tap on top of a building that is seemingly floating in mid-air pouring water into the building.

The Big Koala, Cowes VIC

At the Koala Park Resort on Phillip Island you will find a big koala out the front.

The Big Beer Glass, Mirboo North VIC

This large glass full of beer is used as a sign to the Grand Ridge Brewery Restaurant.

The Big Octopus, Lakes Entrance VIC

A giant octopus sits atop of the building to Griffiths Sea Shell Museum in Lakes Entrance. Possible not work at full trip just for that, but might be worth a look if you’re nearby.

The Big Cows, Newhaven VIC

Outside the Philip Island Chocolate Factory you can find some big cows. Presumably as homage to the milk used in producing chocolate.

The Big Pheasant
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The Big Pheasant, Tynong VIC

This large colourful pheasant is at the entrance to Gumbuya World, a theme park in Tynong.

The Big Wave, Newhaven VIC

This giant wave with a surfboard is at The Big Wave Complex on Phillip Island. You can stand on the surfboard and pretend you’re catching a wave.

The Big Purse, Melbourne VIC

This art piece sits in the Melbourne CBD at the corner of Bourke St Mall and Elizabeth Street. This purse was commissioned in 1994 and references the commercial nature of the area.

The Giant Pocket Watch, Melbourne VIC

While you’re in Melbourne CBD head to Melbourne Central Shopping Centre and check out the giant pocket watch, which is a working clock. Every hour a marionette display featuring galahs, cockatoos and minstrels performing Waltzing Matilda drops down from the bottom of the watch.

The Big Strawberry, Koonoomoo VIC

The big steel and fibreglass strawberry is part of The Big Strawberry complex with a café and strawberry picking. It is over 6m tall and 5m in diameter.

The Big Dead Fish, Fish Creed VIC

What appears to be a large dead fish lies on top of the Fish Creek Hotel. It is actually a stunned mullet and references ancient myths of fish raining from the sky.

Big things TAS

Big Tasmanian Devil at Mole Creek
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The Big Tasmanian Devil, Mole Creek TAS

This 2 metre tall Tasmanian Devil stands at the entrance to the Trowunna Wildlife Park and the Tasmanian Devil research centre.

The Big Wickets, Westbury TAS

These wickets reside at the front of a local cricket pitch in Westbury. They are 3 metres in height.

The Big Penguin, Penguin TAS

The town of Penguin was named after the fairy penguin. This statue was erected as part of centenary celebrations. It is located in the town’s centre opposite the post office.

The Big Platypus, Latrobe TAS

This big wooden platypus has been chisel and chainsaw carved. It is part of the Axeman’s Hall of Fame.

As you can appreciate this is a big list. It might take a while to see everything, but you’ll definitely see the country when going through the list.

We’ve even made a handy checklist so you can tick them off once you’ve visited. Get it here:

Are there any that we’ve missed? Any no longer around? Do you have a favourite? Let us know!

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