Yes, it’s true. Dotted throughout the country are big icons such as the big Ned Kelly (a bushranger from the 1800’s), the big pineapple, banana, prawn, lobster and koala (my favourites) to name a few.
I think they started popping up in the 1970’s to attract people and give tourists a reason to stop in these towns. They’ve now become cult figures with some people wanting to visit all of them in their lifetime.
Click here for a list of big icons. Many Aussie’s have planned road trips around visiting these, especially in New South Wales and Queensland.