Big Things we see on our way around Australia

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 10:16
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An article I saw on another site caught my attention last night.

It was about all those BIG icons we see around Australia as we travel around. They say there are over 150 of them. Many of us have seen a few, some often, on a regular basis.

My question is, where are they ALL. Let's see how many we can extract from your dusty photo albums, for all to see.

I'll start with this well known one just up the road at Tamworth.

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Reply By: Wayne's 60 - Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 14:28

Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 14:28
Not being members, we can't post our photographs.

With that in mind .............. just a few that we have seen.

The Big Galah

The Big Orange

The biggest ... Uluru

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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 15:02

Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 15:02
I love the Pink Galah, there is also a Big Ram at Wagin, then we have on a bit smaller scale, the Lobster at Dongara, the Banana at Carnarvon......
The big Guitar is on my bucket list.. LOL


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Follow Up By: Member - silvwayne - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 10:55

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 10:55
Big ram at Goulburn
Lobster at Kingston Se
Banana at Coffs Harbour
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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:33

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:33
When you come over to see the Big Guitar, you'll be able to see these Galahs as well :-) No need to go to Canberra LOL


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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 19:45

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 19:45
LOL Fred G, There is a large Galah at Kimba in South Aus as well, those Galahs look like they're worth a look, thanks,


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Reply By: Member - baffle (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 17:46

Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 17:46
Watch out for the BIG CROC in Normanton.
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Follow Up By: Member - baffle (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 17:48

Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 17:48
Almost forgot the big BUNDABERG RUM bottle in Bundy. Bruce
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil 'n Jill (WA) - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 10:14

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 10:14
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Can't remember the total length but the head was up over the Mac truck cab and the tail hung over the 40 foot trailer.

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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 19:54

Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 19:54
I remember two of the early ones were the big Pineapple at Gympie and the Big Banana at Coffs Harbour. Goulburn has the Big Merino and Robertson has the Big Potato. (But thats not what it looks like in the flesh) Bob.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham Watson (SA) - Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 23:21

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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 07:38

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 07:38
The BIG Pineapple is actually at Nambour and has just re-opened after being closed for a couple of years.
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Reply By: setsujoku - Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 20:44

Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 20:44
Don't forget the Giant Lobster at Kingston SE, and the Giant Echidna at Erldunda!
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Reply By: get outmore - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 07:15

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 07:15
Big granite farmers at carnamah (wa) and wudinna (sa)
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Reply By: Member-Heather MG NSW - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 07:47

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 07:47
We saw these a couple of days ago on our way south on the Bruce Highway...not exactly what you were referring to but interesting. Three big trucks with enormous tonka toys on top...slowed the traffic for a while


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also this at a road side stall

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Didn't bother taking a photo of the Big Mango in Bowen.

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Follow Up By: Member-Heather MG NSW - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:15

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:15
Big lobster in SA

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And we found these in WA a few years ago - some of the 'biggest in girth' termite mounds we have ever seen

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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:22

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:22
We've stopped at that Lobster for fuel Heather.
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 08:36

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 08:36
Hi Fred,

Years ago there was a giant trout at Adaminiby (I think) - dont know if its still there. In Emerald (Qld) there is a giant Van Gough Sunflowers pictureImage Could Not Be Found

And to add to Heathers mention of giant things that travel along our roads, here is one of the Boab tree that travelled from Fitzry crossing to Kings Park in Perth in 2008. Anybody know how its getting on down there?Image Could Not Be Found

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Reply By: Member - nick b - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 09:06

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Reply By: Member - Josh- Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 10:14

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 10:14
I don't have photos as they are on my other computer. We have been to
the BIG
Strawberry-Koonoomoo
Pineapple-Woombye
Orange-Berri
Koala-Dadswells bridge
Crab-Cardwell
Rocking horse-Gumeracha
Merino- Sheep-Goulbourn
Ram-Wagin
Trout- Adaminaby
Marlin-Cairns
Ayers rock-Karuah
Oberon man (aboriginal)-????
Apple- Batlow
Banana- Coffs Harbour
Murray cod-Swan Hill
Prawn-Ballina
Windmill-Coffs harbour
Barramundi-Daintree
Mango-Bowen
Lobster-Kingston SE
Winch-coober pedy
Platypus-Latrobe
Spud-Sassafrass
Tasmanian Devil-Mole creek
Mallee Bull- Birchip
Oyster-Ceduna
Pheasant-Tynong
Earth worm- Bass
Crocodile-Wyndham

Look here for a list. There are others not on this list as well.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia's_big_things

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Follow Up By: Member - Josh- Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 10:19

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 10:19
Can anyone tell where the Oberon Man is. It is a huge statue of a black fella up on the hill as you drive past. There is a servo there and when we stooped they had an injured eagle they were caring for?????
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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:44

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:44
Could be these ones at Aileron North of Alice Josh.

We stopped there for morning tea and some friendly locals in the car park invited us to join them for theirs, however we declined as 9am was way to early for VB :-)



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Follow Up By: Member - Josh- Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 17:13

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 17:13
Thanks Fred, that's the one I meant. Oberon didn't sound right but couldn't find anything on the net to identify it.

Thanks
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Reply By: Life Member - esarby (NSW) - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 12:29

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 12:29
Can anyone tell me where I could find the Biggest Aspidistra.

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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 13:02

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 13:02
For years the aspidistra was in a flower pot
On the whatnot, near the 'atstand in the 'all

And now it's planted against the garden wall
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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:01

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 16:01
That was this one boys......even a song about it ROTFLMAO


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Reply By: Hairy (WA) - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 18:40

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 18:40
No one has said the giant Caterpillar in Alice Springs.
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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 18:47

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 18:47
Missed that one last time there 2 years ago Hairy. Where is it?
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Follow Up By: Hairy (WA) - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 18:51

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 18:51
Between the Strehlow Centre and Araluen
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Follow Up By: Hairy (WA) - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 19:05

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 19:05
Yeperenye Sculpture
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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 20:17

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 20:17
Thanks Hairy.....
How's the west treating you? Alice out of the system yet? LOL
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Reply By: setsujoku - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 22:13

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 22:13
Just thought of another one that hasn't been mentioned.

Map the Miner in Kapunda, SA.
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