Australia is famous for many big things (large sculptures) along major roads, which were mostly built by store owners to attract visitors to their stores in the early days. However, these big things soon become major tourist attractions or photo stops. Some of the big things which are iconic to Australia include:
Rumour has it that it was set up by the roadside in the 60s to attract attention of oncoming traffic to a banana stall, which has now gone big business. It has a tourist complex with banana-themed gift shop, cafe and plantation tours. Where: Coffs Harbour
3. The Big Koala The cute and cuddly koala has become an iconic animal which is only found in Australia. It is known for spending most of their lives asleep. This Giant Koala houses a gift shop and a cafe inside. Where: Dadswell Bridge, Victoria
4. The Big Kangaroo Also known as Rooey II, this big thing is Australia's biggest Kangaroo. It was originally built to entice travellers to pull over for a break. Where: Border Village, Eyre Highway, Adelaide
5. The Big Crocodile It's an animal often being associated to Australia's Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. They are often featured in Aboriginal stories, songs and artwork.
Where: Wyndham, Western Australia
6. The Big Platypus
Platypuses are uniquely Australian, especially on the east coast and the aboriginal legend has it that it was product of a water rat and an unsuspecting duck.
Where: Axeman's Hall of Fame in La Trobe, Tasmania
The big Tasmanian Devil, by Ellgees, Source: Flickr
7. The Big Tasmanian Devil
The size is just about a small dog but it is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world, which is found only in the wild on Tasmania island in Australia. This was built as a memento to late resident "Mickey", whose was buried underneath it.
Where: Trowunna Wildlife Park, Mole Creek, Tasmania
8. The Big Golden Guitar
Tamworth is known as the home of country music. The big golden guitar is modelled on the Golden Guitar trophies which are awarded to the winners at Tamworth Country Music Festival. It has been known as the best point of interest in New England, NSW.
Where: Tamworth, New South Wales
9. The Big Lobster
Known as "Larry" locally, the big lobster is a major attraction in town. It was built to attract tourists to the visitor centre and a restaurant located behind the sculpture.
Where: Kingston, South Australia
10. The Big Pineapple
It is known to be one of the world's largest pineapple, which is now a tourist attraction on a 165 hectare site. The plantation features a small animal farm and two rides, the Nut Mobile and a train ride. Both rides bring visitors around the plantation with guided tour by the driver.
Where: Woombye, Queensland
Train ride at Big Pineapple, Source; Wikipedia
Nut Mobile ride at the Big Pineapple, Source: Wikipedia