Australia’s Big Things

Australia’s Big Things are a quirky collection of more than 150 sculptures and statues, from giant fruit to giant animals found across Australia. The Big Things in Australia have formed the basis of many an Aussie road trip, or graced the background of many a photo over the years.

According to research from Wotif, 90 per cent of Aussies have visited a ‘big thing’, while 39 per cent will travel out of their way to see one, and Queensland is home to approximately one-third of all Australia’s Big Things.

Here’s a list of Big Things in Australia and where to find them.

 

Australian Capital Territory

  • Big Acorns – National Arboretum Canberra
  • Big Bogong Moths – Acton
  • Big Coins – Deakin
  • Big Galahs – Watson
  • Giant Mushroom – Belconnen
  • Big Owl – Belconnen
  • Big Pears – Parkes
  • Big Pool Ball – Yarralumla

Queensland

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  • Big Apple – Acacia Ridge
  • Big Apple – Thulimbah
  • Banana The Bullock – Banana
  • Big Banana – Mackay
  • Big Barramundi – Daintree
  • Big Barramundi – Normanton
  • Big Barrel – Bundaberg
  • Big Beehive – Currumbin
  • Big Bolt & Nut – Roma
  • Big Boomerang – Nindigully
  • Big Boot – Chermside
  • Big Brolga – Townsville
  • Big Bulls – Rockhampton
  • Big Cane Toad – Sarina
  • Big Captain Cook – Cairns
  • Big Cassowary – Mission Beach
  • Big Cockatoo – Mossman
  • Big Cow – Highfields
  • Big Crab – Cardwell
  • Big Crab – Miriam Vale
  • Big Crocodile – Daintree
  • Big Crocodile – Wangetti
  • Big Crocodile – Normanton
  • Big Deck Chair – Winton
  • Big Dinosaur – Ballendean
  • Big Dugong – Rockhampton
  • Big Easel – Emerald
  • Big G – Gracemere
  • Big Golf Ball – Broadbeach
  • Big Golden Gumboot – Tully
  • Big Gun – Underwood
  • Big Kronosaurus – Richmond
  • Big Macadamia Nut – Nambour
  • Big Mandarin – Mundubbera
  • Big Mango – Bowen
  • Big Map of Australia – Goondiwindi
  • Big Marlin – Cairns
  • Matilda the Kangaroo – Kybong
  • Big Meat Ant – Augathella
  • Big Melon – Chinchilla
  • Big Merino – Blackall
  • Big Miner – Rubyvale
  • Big Mower – Beerwah
  • Big Ned Kelly – Maryborough
  • Big Orange – Gayndah
  • Big Orange – Lockyer Valley
  • Big Paperclip – Brisbane
  • Big Peanut – Tolga
  • Big Pelican – Noosaville
  • Big Pick, Shovel & Sieve – Sapphire
  • Big Pie – Yatala
  • Big Pineapple – Woombye
  • Big Pumpkin – Beaudesert
  • Big Pumpkin – Gumlu
  • Big Red Elephant – Hatton Vale
  • Big Redback – Brisbane
  • Big Rig – Roma
  • Big Rum Bottle – Bundaberg
  • Big Sapphire – Anakie
  • Big Sapphire Ring – Sapphire
  • Big Sausage King – Toowoomba
  • Big Shell – Tewantin
  • Big Spanner – Sapphire
  • Big Strawberry – Elimbah
  • Big Teepee – Millmerran
  • Big Thermometer – Stanthorpe
  • Big Watermelon – Gumlu
  • Big Whale – Kinka Beach
  • William the Wombat – Thallon