The Big Koalas, Port Macquarie NSW

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REMOVED / CLOSED LIST

DISAPPOINTMENT LIST

"WORTH DRIVING TO" LIST

 

Complete List of BIG Things (Alphabetically)

"Big Animals"

The Big Alpaca ButtonThe Big Brolga Button The Big Cow Button The Big Crab ButtonThe Big Crocodile Mackay ButtonThe Big Dugong ButtonThe Big Frog ButtonThe Big Goanna ButtonThe Big Golden Dog ButtonThe Big Gorilla ButtonThe Big Humpback Whale ButtonThe Big Kangaroo CharlevilleThe Big Kangaroo Traveston ButtonThe Big Koala Bulahdelah ButtonThe Big Koalas Port Macquarie ButtonThe Big Lizard Burringbar ButtonThe Big Magpie ButtonThe Big Meat Ant ButtonThe Big Octopus ButtonThe Big Parrot ButtonThe Big Pelican ButtonThe Big Rooster ButtonThe Big Rooster Malaney Button1The Big Seagull ButtonThe Big Slug ButtonThe Big Snake Button The Big Red Belly SnakeThe Big Snake Head ButtonThe Big Spider ButtonThe Big Termite ButtonThe Big Toad ButtonThe Big Turtle ButtonThe Big Yellowbelly FishThe Big Whale Yeppoon ButtonThe Big Whiting Button

"Big Fruit"

The Big Apple Brisbane ButtonThe Big Avocado1 ButtonThe Big Avocado2 ButtonThe Big Banana Coffs Harbour ButtonThe Big Banana Mackay ButtonThe Big Mango ButtonThe Big Mango Man Button The Big Orange ButtonThe Big Pineapple Ballina ButtonThe Big Pineapple ButtonThe Big Strawberry Button The Big Watermelon Button The Big Watermelon Gumlu Button

"Big Food"

The Big Corn Cob ButtonThe Big Ice Cream ButtonThe Big Macadamia Nut ButtonThe Big Oyster ButtonThe Big Pie Button Big Big Prawn ButtonThe Big Pumpkin ButtonThe Big Steak Button

"Big Sports Monuments"

BIG AFL FOOTBALL BUTTONThe Big Bowling Pin ButtonThe Big Fishing Rod Beaudesert ButtonThe Big Lawn Ball ButtonThe Big Lawn Bowl Port Macquarie Button The Big Motorbike ButtonThe Big Soccer Ball ButtonThe Big Surfboard 2023The Big Tennis Racquet Button The Big Tennis Balls Button

"Alcohol" Big Things

The Big Barrel ButtonThe Big Beer Can ButtonThe Big Jim Beam Can ButtonBIG RUM BOTTLE BUTTONThe Big Rum Bottle Bundaberg ButtonThe Big XXXX Beer Can Koumala QLD Button

Kid's Favourites

The Big Geckos ButtonThe Big Pineapple Ballina Button The Big Snake ButtonThe Big Red Belly SnakeThe Big Watermelon Gumlu Button

Monuments of History

The Big Gun ButtonThe Big Penny Farthing BikeThe Big Ned Kelly Gympie ButtonThe Big Shovel and Pick ButtonThe Big Slouch Hat Button

Big "Mechanical / Tools "

The Big Axe ButtonThe Big Battery Ballina ButtonThe Big Bucket ButtonThe Big Crushing MachineThe Big Muffler Gladstone ButtonThe Big Muffler Gold Coast ButtonThe Big Nut and Bolt ButtonThe Big Rainbow Engine ButtonThe Big Saw Blade ButtonThe Big Shovel and Pick Button

List by State

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Complete A - Z - Ranking by SCORE / 100

coming soon! PLUS! our Ranking Criteria! (how and why they score what they score so you can determine whether they are "worth visiting" for your own agenda/s

THE BIG 50 (SURFERS) - 54 /100
THE BIG 8 BALL - PORT MACQUARIE - **Removed**
THE BIG ABORIGINAL WOMAN AND BABY - 53 / 100
THE BIG ABORIGINAL WOMAN AND CHILD - 
THE BIG AFL FOOTBALL (GOLD COAST) - 63/100
THE BIG ALIEN ROBOT SPIDER - 44 /100
THE BIG ALPACA - 54 /100
THE BIG APPLE (BRISBANE) - 50 /100
THE BIG APPLE (STANTHORPE) - 58 /100
THE BIG AVOCADO (SLICED) - 54 / 100
THE BIG AVOCADO (WHOLE) - 50 / 100
THE BIG AXE -  74 /100
THE BIG BANANA (COFFS HARBOUR) -  79 /100
THE BIG BANANA (MACKAY) - 80 /100
THE BIG BANANA BUNCH (COFFS HARBOUR) - 69 / 100
THE BIG BASS -  46 / 100
THE BIG BATTERY - 35 /100
THE BIG BEE HIVE - 64 / 100
THE BIG BILLIARD BALLS (TOOWOOMBA) - **PERMANENTLY GONE**
THE BIG BOWLING PIN (TOOWOOMBA) - 33 /100
THE BIG BOWLING PIN (HERVEY BAY) -  38 /100
THE BIG BROLGA (TOWNSVILLE) - 42 /100
THE BIG CASTLEMAINE BEER CAN - 35 /100
THE BIG CATERPILLAR - 
THE BIG CHAINSAW - *DISQUALIFIED* 
THE BIG CHAIR (CHARLEVILLE) - 65 /100
THE BIG CHAIR (ADELAIDE) - 67 /100
THE BIG CHAIR (TOWNSVILLE) - 59 /100
THE BIG CHESS PIECE - 55/ 100
THE BIG CICADA - **CLOSED**
THE BIG COAT HANGER - 37 / 100 
THE BIG COCKATOO - 53 / 100
THE BIG CORN COB - 45 /100
THE BIG COW (BRISBANE) - *disqualified* (not 'Big')
THE BIG COW (TOOWOOMBA) - 83 /100
THE BIG CRAB - 53 /100
THE BIG CRICKET BALL - 47 /100
THE BIG CRICKET BAT - 74 /100
THE BIG CROCODILE - 70 /100
THE BIG CROCODILE HEAD - 68 /100
THE BIG CRODODILE (BOXING) - 68/ 100
THE BIG CROW - 
THE BIG DECK CHAIR (Arundel) - **Removed**
THE BIG DINOSAUR - 
THE BIG DUGONG - 82 /100
THE BIG EAGLE (COOLANGATTA) - **PERMANENTLY GONE**
THE BIG EASEL - 85 / 100
THE BIG FIFTY - 56 / 100
THE BIG FISHING HOOKS (JINDABYNE NSW) - 50 /100
THE BIG FISHING REEL - 72 /100
THE BIG FISHING REEL *Removed**
THE BIG FISHING ROD (BEAUDESERT QLD) - 57 /100
THE BIG FISHING ROD (JINDABYNE, NSW) - 56 /100 
THE BIG FOOT - 60 /100
THE BIG FROG - 62 /100
THE BIG FROGS (CANBERRA) 65 /100 
THE BIG G (GRACEMERE) - 42 /100
THE BIG GEM - 67 /100
THE BIG GECKOS (SOUTHPORT) - 72 / 100
THE BIG GIRAFFE - 30 /100
THE BIG GNOME - 51 /100
THE BIG GOANNA - 71 / 100
THE BIG GOLD NUGGET - 43 /100 
THE BIG GOLDEN DOG - 68 /100
THE BIG GOLF BALL AND MONKEY (COFFS HARBOUR) - 53 /100
THE BIG GORILLA (SURFERS PARADISE) - 57 /100
THE BIG GUITAR (SURFERS PARADISE) - **REMOVED**
THE BIG GUITAR (TAMWORTH) - 75 /100  
THE BIG GUM LEAF - 42 /100 
THE BIG HANDS - 54 /100
THE BIG HARP - **PERMANENTLY CLOSED**
THE BIG HOOLA HOOPS - NEWCASTLE 57/100 
THE BIG HOT WATER SYSTEM - 47 /100 
THE BIG JIM BEAM CAN (ACACIA RIDGE, BRISBANE) - 51 /100 
THE BIG KANGAROO (CHARLEVILLE) - 54 /100
THE BIG KANGAROO (GYMPIE) - 72 /100 
THE BIG KNIGHT (BYRON BAY) - **REMOVED**
THE BIG KOALA -
THE BIG KOALAS (PORT MACQUARIE) - 78 /100 
THE BIG KOALA - 66 /100
THE BIG KOOKABURRA (SUNSHINE COAST) - 54 /100 
THE BIG KOOKABURRA -
THE BIG LADDER - SYDNEY 61/100
THE BIG LANTERN (COOMA NSW) - 59 / 100
THE BIG LAWN BOWL (MANLY, BRISBANE) - 52 /100
THE BIG LAWN BOWL (LAKE CATHIE, NSW) - 54 /100 
THE BIG LAWN MOWER - 75 /100
THE BIG LOBSTER - 
THE BIG MACADAMIA NUT - 77 /100 
THE BIG MAGPIE - 74 /100 
THE BIG MANGO - 82 /100
THE BIG MANGO MAN - 70 /100
THE BIG MEAT ANT - 72 /100 
THE BIG MIRROR GLOBE - 65 /100
THE BIG MOTHS - 57 / 100  
THE BIG MOTORBIKE - 76 / 100 
THE BIG MUD CRAB - 
THE BIG MUFFLER (GOLD COAST) - 52 /100 
THE BIG MUFFLER (GLADSTONE) - 53 /100
THE BIG MUSHROOM (CANBERRA) - PERMANENTLY CLOSED!!
THE BIG NED KELLY - 
THE BIG NED KELLY (GYMPIE) - 75 /100
THE BIG NED KELLY - 
THE BIG NUT & BOLT - 73/100
THE BIG OCTOPUS - 67 /100
THE BIG ORANGE (GATTON) - 
THE BIG ORANGE -
THE BIG OYSTER - 74 / 100
THE BIG OWL (CANBERRA) - 66 / 100 
THE BIG PAINT BRUSH -
THE BIG PAINT CAN -
THE BIG PARCEL (CANBERRA) - 46 /100 
THE BIG PARROT - 62 /100
THE BIG PEARS - HUNTER VALLEY 49/100 
THE BIG PENNY FARTHING BIKE - 62 /100
THE BIG PIE (GOLD COAST) - 63 / 100 
THE BIG PINEAPPLE (SUNSHINE COAST) - 80 /100 
THE BIG PINEAPPLE (BALLINA, NSW) - 75 /100
THE BIG PLATYPUS (CANBERRA) - 62 / 100 
THE BIG POWER POINT - 38 /100 
THE BIG PRAWN - 87/100
THE BIG PUMPKIN (GUMLU) - 75 /100
THE BIG PUMPKIN (BEAUDESERT) - **PERMANENTLY GONE** 
THE BIG REDBACK SPIDER - 73 /100
THE BIG REDBACK SPIDER (BUNBURY, WA) - 
THE BIG REMOTE - 52 /100 
THE BIG RIG - 45 /100  
THE BIG RING - 61 /100
THE BIG ROCKING HORSE (ADELAIDE) - 82 /100 
THE BIG ROOSTER - 73 /100
THE BIG ROOSTER (MALANEY) - 49 /100
THE BIG ROSELLA - 52 /100
THE BIG RUBICK'S CUBE (SYDNEY) - 64 / 100
THE BIG RUM BOTTLE (BUNDABERG) - 65 /100
THE BIG RUM BOTTLE - 65 /100
THE BIG SAW BLADE - 35 /100
THE BIG SHEARS - 47 / 100 
THE BIG SHOE (CHERMSIDE, BRISBANE) - *removed**
THE BIG SHOE - 60 / 100
THE BIG SHOE HOUSE (MACKAY) - 54 /100 
THE BIG SLR CAMERA - 64 / 100 
THE BIG SLUG - 32 /100
THE BIG SNAIL (CANBERRA) - 58 /100
THE BIG SNAKE (CARPET SNAKE) (AYR) - 78 / 100
THE BIG SNAKE (RED BELLY) - GOLD COAST - 68 /100
THE BIG SNAKE (ADELAIDE) - 
THE BIG SNAKE HEAD (COFFS HARBOUR) - 70 /100  
THE BIG SNEAKER - 
THE BIG SNOOPY (DOG CARTOON CHARACTER) - 32 /100 
THE BIG SNOW CHAIR - 54 /100 
THE BIG SOCCER BALL - 57 /100 
THE BIG SPANNER - 54 /100
THE BIG SPIDER (TOWNSVILLE) - 62 /100
THE BIG SPIDERS (TOWNSVILLE CITY) - **REMOVED**
THE BIG SPINDLE (PORT MACQUARIE)
THE BIG STOCKMAN (LONGREACH, QLD) - **REMOVED**
THE BIG STRAWBERRY - SUNSHINE COAST 68 /100 
THE BIG STRAWBERRY - 
THE BIG STRAWBERRY -  
THE BIG SUNFLOWERS (TOOWOOMBA) - 52 /100 
THE BIG SURFBOARD - 66 /100
THE BIG TAKE-AWAY COFFEE CUP (BRISBANE) - 54 /100
THE BIG TAP (SUNSHINE COAST) - 55 /100
THE BIG TERMITE (TOWNSVILLE) - 63 / 100
THE BIG THONG (ADELAIDE CITY) -  
THE BIG THONG (VALLA BEACH, NSW) - 40 /100
THE BIG THONGS - 60 /100 
THE BIG THONGS (NULLABOUR) - 54 /100
THE BIG THORNY DEVIL (CANBERRA) - 74 /100  
THE BIG TEN PIN BOWLING PIN (TOOWOOMBA) - 47 / 100 
THE BIG TEN PIN BOWLING PIN (GLADSTONE) - 49 / 100
THE BIG TENNIS BALLS (BRISBANE) - 53 /100 
THE BIG TENNIS RACQUET (BRISBANE) - 61 / 100
THE BIG TENNIS RACQUET -   
THE BIG TUMBLE WEED (COOMA, NSW) - 48 /100
THE BIG TUMBLE WEED (TAMBO, QLD) - 49 / 100 
THE BIG TURTLE (AYR) - 68 /100 
THE BIG TURTLE SHELL - 
THE BIG UGG BOOTS - 78 /100 
THE BIG UKULELE - 65 /100
THE BIG VACUUM - COFFS HARBOUR -
THE BIG WASP - SYDNEY 62 /100 
THE BIG WATERMELON (CHINCHILLA) - 83/100
THE BIG WATERMELON (GUMLU) - 62 /100
THE BIG WHITING - 58 /100
THE BIG WHEELIE BIN - 57 / 100  
THE BIG WOMBAT - 
THE BIG XXXX BEER CAN (BRISBANE) - 31 /100
THE BIG YELLOWBELLY FISH - 47 /100 
THE BIG XXXX BEER CAN (KOUMALA) - 41 / 100

"MOST IMPRESSIVE" ("iconic")

The Big Cow Button The Big Dugong ButtonThe Big Easel Button The Big Mango ButtonThe Big Pineapple ButtonBig Big Prawn ButtonThe Big Snake ButtonThe Big Watermelon Button

Highest Ranking by Score

Lowest Ranking by Score

The "Disappointment" List

Why is it on the "Disappointing List"? 
We found that the monument/structure to be either unaccessable / extremely poor condition or in most cases - "UNDERWHELMINGLY SMALL" - "Not worth the drive just for the photo"
This list is no reflection of any business/quality of the business attached (in fact many of the businesses/attractions that are on this list are fantastic!) This is purely a ranking system if you were travelling all the way just for the "BIG THING PHOTO" / Ticking them off the List
The Big Cow Brisbane ButtonThe Big Gun ButtonThe Big Rig ButtonThe Big Steak ButtonThe Big XXXX Beer Can Koumala QLD Button

Permanently Closed / Removed List

PERMANENTLY CLOSED / REMOVE BIG THINGS LIST (AS OF JULY 2023)


THE BIG CICADA (SOUTHBANK, BRISBANE) - closed
THE BIG EAGLE - (COOLANGATTA) - PERMANENTLY CLOSED
THE BIG EIGHT BALL (PORT MACQUARIE) - REMOVED
THE BIG FISHING REEL (GYMPIE) - removed 
THE BIG FISHING REEL (MARCOOLA) - removed
THE BIG HARP - (MALANEY) - removed
THE BIG KNIGHT (BYRON BAY) - TEMPORARILY REMOVED
THE BIG MUSHROOM (Canberra) - permanently closed
THE BIG PUMPKIN - BEAUDESERT - removed
THE BIG SCRABBLE LETTERS - MACKAY - removed
THE BIG SHELL - TEWANTIN - removed
THE BIG SPIDERS (ALL 3) (TOWNSVILLE CITY) - removed
THE BIG STOCKMAN - LONGREACH - removed
THE BIG STRAWBERRY - (PALMVIEW) - permanently closed
THE BIG STUBBY (TEWANTIN) - PERMANENTLY CLOSED

The Disqualified LIST!

There are two major reasons why a BIG THING made our DISQUALIFIED LIST
1. The BIG THING WAS deemed NOT BIGGER than its  "real-life counter part"  ie. "The BIG Wave"  and some of the " Big Whales"   and "Big Crocodiles"  
or;
2. If a BIG THING has more than 5x IDENTICAL Monuments nation-wdie, it made our "Disqualified List". We deemed these locations lacked originality and creativity. It would like like listing every BIG M (at McDonald's) or every big KFC bucket you saw around the country - it would be boring. 

Here is the List

BIG BULLDOGS (MACK TRUCKS) - Too Common and identical to each other
BIG CHAINSAWS (STIHL) - Too Common and identical to each other
BIG DOMINOS (DOMINOS PIZZA) - Too Common and identical to each other
BIG GENERATORS - Too Common & identical to each other
BIG GOLF BALLS - Too Common & Identical to each other
BIG KOALAS (PAINTED) - Once you start travelling around the country you'll see hundreds of larger than the real animal, but "small" painted koala moulds ... everywhere. They can be found in hundreds of towns and cities. Once you see more than a dozen, they are not very special at all and most of them are not that "Big". To name a few, We saw over 15 in Surfers Paradise, a further 30 in the Gold Coast alone. We saw 10+ in Brisbane, 20 in Sydney and 10 in Port Macquarie. After a while we stopped counting and stopped taking notice. We have not disqualied the  "real" BIG Koalas that are have a natural grey colour and are bigger than a Lounge Chair. 
BIG KFC BUCKETS - Too Common & Identical to each other
BIG M'S (MCDONALD'S)- Too Common & identical to each other
THE BIG RED ELEPHANT (HATTONVALE) - not bigger than a male bull elephant
BIG TAPS - (If it's @ a TRADELINK Branch - you've seen dozens of these Big Taps) - There are a couple of unique BIG TAPS which we have not disqualified 

BIG W - !!!
BIG WAVE - Smaller than any ' large ' wave 
BIG WHALE TAIL (Hervey Bay) - smaller than an Adult whale's tail 

"Almost disqualified List" 
BIG BOWLING PINS - Fairly Common - very similar to all other Bowling pins 



Note:
Whilst there are multiple BIG NED KELLYS throughout the country; they're all original in attire and size. They also represented the areas in which WHICH NED KELLY comitted his crimes in Australian History. 


Legend has it ( "The stories" behind the BIG THINGS)

  • Big foot took his BIG PAINTBRUSH to the BIG EASEL of Emerald, QLD but couldn't reach the canvas because the BIG EASEL was too BIG. He then threw the Paintbrush away with all his might and it landed in Sydney. 
  • Big foot has taken back both his BIG FISHING REELS to catch some new BIG FISH in Darwin
  • Big foot sometimes wears two mis-matched boots. One is in Chermside, Brisbane atop a carsales yard; the other in Mt Tarampa, West of Brisbane. Big Foot, recently, (in 2020) came and took his Chermside Boot back. Locals say that a crane came and removed the boot; but the truth is BIG FOOT reclaimed it. 
  • Big foot tightened up the BIG NUT AND BOLT of Roma so tight with the BIG SPANNER - which he then hid up in Rubyvale, Nth QLD. 
  • Big foot is nearly 200 years old. He is now employing the tactics of NED Kelly and dresses up in different outfits, stands really still - posing as "NED KELLY Monuments" around the country. Sometimes, if you watch really close through the gap of his armoured helmet, you can see Big Foot's eyes blinking. 

International Collection

The Big Fifa Soccer Ball QatarThe Big Gold Falcon ButtonThe Big M Ms ButtonThe Big Masquerade Mask Button

 

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