Unlike South Australia's towering animals and humans, the big things of New South Wales consist mainly of super-sized material objects (in comparison, that is). They are truly phenomenal and make road trips rather fascinating. So, where can these big things be found?
Within the Weddin Mountains region, in Grenfell, is The Big Gold Pick & Pan standing next to the historic railway station. It symbolises the years when Grenfell was the state's richest goldfields. A nearby museum exhibits the gold rush history of the town.
Also relating to this precious metal is The Big Gold Panner at Gold Panner Motor Inn in Kelso. Staying the night at the motel gave me great opportunities for photographing the man during sunset and sunrise. He comes complete with a pan in his hands and a pick by his side.
The Big UGG Boots offer another prime photo opportunity. Located at Mortels Sheepskin Factory in Thornton, they are considered the biggest of their kind in the world. These 600-kilogram fibreglass and steel structures have withstood a devastating storm equivalent to category-two cyclones.
In Singleton, I found The Big Sundial to be really intricate in its construction. Although not the world's largest, this sundial remains the largest in the southern hemisphere. I was able to tell the time by looking at the gnomon's shadow on the dial. Therefore, it's not only a big thing for the sake of big things but also a big thing that actually works.
Opened by country music legend Slim Dusty, Tamworth's Big Golden Guitar is a 12-metre-tall fibreglass structure with no actual strings while Narrandera's Big Playable Guitar can be plucked and strummed. Being 5.8 metres long and 2 metres wide, this musical instrument is best played by two people. Both guitars are located at their respective visitor information centres.
Lastly, there is The Big Banana in Coffs Harbour which started it all. Back in 1964, John Landi's idea became a reality when he successfully constructed something big to stop passing traffic and attract customers to his roadside banana stall.