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The big crocodile in Normanton, Queensland

Does SIZE matter?

To the people that built the structures pictured on this page it certainly does!
Big bananas, big pineapples, big crocodiles, big oranges, and even a big poo !
The BIG thing culture started in 1963 when Paul Kelly (not the singer) built the five metre high Big Scotsman, also known as Scotty, in Medindie, Adelaide, South Australia.
Since then big things have popped up all over Australia, although not everyone likes big things. The residents of Dunedoo in New South Wales protested against plans to build a big dunny and it never came to be.
This is only a small selection of all the BIG Things that can be found around Australia, if you come across any not listed on this page please send us a pic !

The Big Banana, Coffs Harbour, NSW

big banana coffs harbour
Photo courtesy of the Big Banana

The Big Barra, Daintree Village, QLD

big barramundi daintree village
Photo by Richard

The Big Barra, Normanton, QLD

big barra in normanton
Photo by Katrin Holmsten

The Big Bull, Wauchope, NSW

big bull wauchope
Photo by Richard

The Big Bundy Bottle, in Bundaberg of course!

big bundaberg bottle
Photo by Katrin Holmsten

The Big Captain Cook, Cairns, Queensland

big captain cook cairns
Photo by Richard

The Big Cassowary, Mission Beach, Queensland

The Big Cigar, Churchill, VIC

the big cigar in churchill, victoria
Photo by Christine

The Big Cigarette, Myrtleford, VIC

Thanks to Kate Learowell for this pic of the big cigarette

The Big Crocodile, Normanton, QLD

big crocodile normanton
The locals in Normanton swear this replica is true to size of one found in their river!
Photo by Rob Lapaer of Rainforest Hideaway B&B, Cape Tribulation, N.Qld.

The Big Crocodile, Wyndham, WA

Send us a pic!

The Big Forks in the Big Potatoes

big forks in big potatoes

Cynthia from Victoria sent us this pic of some very big forks in some very big potatoes at Thorpdale Potatoes in Gippsland, Victoria

The Big Galah

The Big Galah
The Big Galah

The Big Galah can be found in Kimba, SA, on the Eyre Highway, at the Halfway House roadhouse.
Thanks to Graeme Carter for the photo.

The Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth, NSW

big guitar tamworth
Photo by Richard

The Big Goldpanner, Bathurst, New South Wales

big gold panner
Photo by Steve Jamieson

The Big Gumboot, Tully, Queensland

big gum boot
Photo by Katrin Holmsten

Tully is officially the wettest place in Australia, so gum boots come out pretty handy around here.
They love their gum boots that much that they have built a big gum boot and also celebrate an annual gum boot festival!

The Big Koala, Dadswell Bridge, Victoria

big koala
Photo by Richard

The Big Lizzie, Red Cliffs, VIC

big lizzie
Photo by Christine

The Big Lobster, Kingston, S.E., SA

big lobster
Photo by Richard

The Big Mandarin, Mundubber, QLD

big mandarin
Photo by Christine

The Big Mango, Bowen, QLD

big mango
Photo by Katrin Holmsten

The Big Marlin, Cairns, QLD

big marlin cairns
Photo by Richard

The Big Merino, Goulburn, NSW

the big merino
Photo by Steve and Helen Jamieson

The Big Murray Cod, Swan Hill, VIC

big murray cod
Photo by Richard

The Big Ned Kellys

Ned Kelly has inspired people in two different places to build a big Ned, one in Maryborough, Queensland, and one in Glenrowan, Victoria.

big ned kelly big ned kelly

The Big Oranges, Berri, SA and Gayndah, QLD

big orange in Berri
Photo by Richard

Big orange in Gayndah
Photo by

The Big Oyster, Taree, NSW

big oyster
Photo by Richard

The Big Peanut, Atherton Tableland, QLD

the big peanut in atherton tableland queensland
Photo by

The Big Penguin, Penguin, TAS

the big penguin
Photo by Brenda Darley

The Big Pineapple, Nambour, QLD

big pineapple nambour
Photo by Richard

The Big Poo, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

the big poo
Photo by

The Big Potato, Robertson, NSW

big potato
Photo by BJ Slim and Bones

The Big Prawn, Ballina, NSW

big prawn
Photo by Kristen McMahan

The Big Ram, Wagin, WA

big ram
Photo by Richard

The Big Rocking Horse, Gumeracha, SA

big rocking horse at gumeracha
Photo by Paul White

The Big Sapphire and Sapphire Ring, Rubyvale, QLD

the big sapphire in rubyvale
Photo by

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The Big Scotsman, Medindie, Adelaide, SA

the big scotsman in Medindie

The five metre high Big Scotsman, also known as Scotty, was erected in 1963 and is Australia's oldest BIG thing.
Located on the corner of Scotty's Motel in the inner-city suburb of Medindie, the Big Scotsman was designed by Paul Kelly, who later went on to build the Big Lobster.


big spider

The Big Tap, Phillip Island, VIC

the big tap
Photo by

The Big Trout, Adaminaby, NSW

big trout
Photo by Helen and Steve Jamieson

The Big Winch, Coober Pedy, SA

big winch coober pedy
Photo by Richard

The Big Wine Bottle, McLaren Vale, SA

the big wine bottle
This 10m high bottle of ‘Wirra Wirra Churchblock’ wine is cladded with recycled corks.
Find it at McLaren Vale Winery, Wirra Wirra, McLaren Vale, South Australia.

Wirra Wirra started phasing out corks ten years ago were wondering “Where have all the corks gone?”. People used to hoard them for the never completed cork board etc. A bit of Googling discovered some bizarre examples of cork art which got them thinking… They decided to create their own massive Work of Art – Wirra Wirra has a history of doing unusual things that don’t always fit the stereotype… So they put a call out for old corks and discovered that the Girl Guides collect and recycle them to raise funds, but this revenue has been hit by all the screwcaps. So what started as a quest to build something BIG, evolved into a bit of a cause-related awareness exercise for the Girl Guides who by chance are enjoying The Year of the Girl Guide in 2010! Wirra Wirra built thier baby, which is not a statement about corks, but a recognition of leaving them behind, the chance to create something interesting and to remind everyone that amid a lot of the gloom that surrounds the wine industry today, Wirra Wirra hasn’t lost site of their philosophy that “this should all be fun”.

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