Here’s something you probably didn’t know about Australia. (Unless you live here, of course.) Australia has a thing for ‘Big Things.’ Like this Big Prawn we visited recently in Ballina, New South Wales. (Which is pronounced BAL-in-uh, not buh-LEEN-uh.)
See my kids way down there underneath the prawn? It was huge, perhaps one of the biggest Big Things we’d seen in our travels. These ‘Big Things’ are all over Australia. Here’s a Big Mango we found in Bowen, Queensland.
This Big Captain Cook was in Cairns, Queensland. It seemed randomly placed at the side of the road in amongst businesses. I imagine it didn’t start out that way.
This Big Marron was near Denmark, Western Australia. Such a beautiful blue!
This Big Oyster was in Ceduna, South Australia. When we asked a local where to find it he gave us a very strange look and told us there was a ‘kind of’ a big one as you come into town. It was certainly one of the smaller ‘Big Things’ we saw, but definitely qualifies since it’s so much bigger than a real oyster.
Here’s a Big Penguin from Penguin, Tasmania. He wasn’t nearly as big as we thought he’d be, but he was lovely just the same. Pity for him that he has his back to that gorgeous view.
And perhaps the best known, the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.
These are just a handful of the Big Things we’ve seen in our travels. We’ve been travelling around Australia for over a year now and we are wrapping up our trip in a few weeks. We’ve seen so much. I’ll be sharing more about our travels and getting back to homeschool blogging soon. Cheers!