Australia’s Best (and Most Bizarre) Food Monuments

Because who doesn't want to come home from Australia with a picture hugging a giant banana?

These are photo opportunities that you can't find anywhere else.

One of the best parts about road trips isn’t just the wind in your hair. It’s more than the freedom of the open road spread out before you, more than the pit stops at little mom-and-pop stores along the way. One of the best parts about road trips is the weird road signs, or roadside attractions, you find along the way.

It seems that Australia’s roadside attractions show that it is a food-loving country where things down under come in bigger sizes than in the States.

The Big Prawn in Ballina, NSW

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Americans will be upset to learn that Aussies in fact do not use the word shrimp (thus negating the favored stereotypical phrase), but once they lay eyes on the big prawn, all will be forgiven.

The Big Avocado in Duranbah

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Australians really, really love their avo, and now you can come home with a once-in-a-lifetime picture of yourself hugging an avocado and show it off to your family.

The Big Mango in Bowen

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If you need a reason — any reason at all — to visit Bowen, Queensland, then it should be to see the big mango.

The Big Pineapple in Woombye

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No trip to Australia is complete without a visit to the Sunshine Coast, and the Big Pineapple makes everything about the stop a whole lot brighter.

The Big Lobster

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To locals, he’s Larry. To everyone, he’s pretty damn awesome.

The Big Banana in Coffs Harbor

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Because who wouldn’t want their picture taken with a big banana? I mean seriously.

The Big Merino

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Okay, we put this on the list just because. A big ram? Now that’s a photo op not to be missed.