The lure of Australia’s Big Things

Australia’s Big Things are one of the more unusual tourist oddities that you can expect to see on your travels Down Under. They are a set of more than 150 novelty architecture sculptures which are dotted all over the country, in every state, originally designed as a tourist trap between destinations.

However, many of the Big Things form part of a vital trip for tourists in Australia, so here are a few of the well known, and not so well known Big Things to visit on your holiday.

The Big Scotsman, Adelaide

The one that started it all, the Big Scotsman is situated in Medindie in Adelaide, and was erected in 1963. It’s the face of Scotty’s Motel on Main North Road it was designed by the same person who designed the Big Lobster which is situated in Kingston, Adelaide.

The Big Olive, Tailem Bend

Constructed in 2009, this Big Olive is used as a marker for the Big Olive processing plant. A great place to stop off and get some olive oil if you’re in this part of the world.

The Big Rocking Horse, Adelaide

Situated in Gumeracha, the Big Rocking Horse has a height of 60ft and marks the entrance to a toy factory, wildlife park and cafe. Certainly one the kids will love.

The Big Pineapple, Sunshine Coast

Reminiscent of Spongebob Squarepants’ home, this giant pineapple is situated on a pineapple plantation which also features two charming rides – a small train which tours the plantation and a Nut Mobile, a long tram car which is shaped like a nut.

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