The Big Things of Australia
The ‘BIG THINGS” of Australia. Great Aussie Icons.
The Big Things of Australia are a loosely related set of large structures or sculptures. There are estimated to be over 150 such objects around the country, the first being the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour, which was built in 1964.
Most Big Things began as tourist maps found along major roads between destinations.
The big things have become something of a cult phenomenon, and are sometimes used as an excuse for a road trip, where many or all Big Things are visited and used as a backdrop to a group photograph. Many of the big things are considered works of folk art and are being heritage-listed.

The ‘BIG THINGS” of Australia. Great Aussie Icons.
All around Australia the “BIG THINGS” abound, they can be found in all states with the most I believe to be in NSW. I do think they encourage visitors, as one can always find tourists gathered about these objects of “ART”?

The Big Pelican –Noosa QLD an Aussie Icon.
The coastal town of Noosa famous for its gorgeous beaches – and its Big Pelican This huge structure has movable parts that can be operated from the inside. Most tours and bus trips include a stop at the Pelican, which is a great place to take photos. We saw this as we boarded a vessel to do a day cruise up the Noosa Everglades.
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