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Before we embarked on our trip around Australia, I thought I had seen it all! However I must admit that I had only scratched the surface of the ‘weirdness’ and ‘quirkiness’ of what our big wide land has to offer.
I always knew that Australia has a preoccupation with ‘large things’, particularly our Aussie animals. I had a real fascination with the Big Prawn, the Big Cow and the Big Banana, everytime we drove by these Aussie icons, but I didn’t realise that there were so many more!
In honour of our nation’s day of celebration, Australia Day, here are some of the weird and wacky things that we saw:
Top left: Red Dog statue at Dampier, WA Top right: Rooey on the Nullarbor Plain, WA
Middle left: Crocodile statue at Willie Creek, Cape Leveque, WA Middle right: Kangaroo statues at Port Hedland, WA
Bottom left: Tin Camels at Norseman, WA Bottom right: The Big Croc at Wyndham,WA
Top left: Whale Tail at Hervey Bay, QLD Top middle: Big Trout at Adaminaby,NSW Top right: Larry Lobster at Kingston S.E., SA
Bottom left: Big Whale at Eucla, WA Bottom right; The Big Prawn at Ballina, NSW
Top left: Makybe Diva statue at Port Lincoln, SA Top right: Stockman statue at Katherine, NT
Middle left: Patrobus statue at Rosedale, VIC Middle right: Pony statue at Daylesford, VIC
Bottom left: We of the Never Never statue at Mataranka, NT Bottom right: Norseman statue at Norseman, WA
Top left: Save our Sharks sign at Exmouth, WA Top middle: Distance sign on The Nullarbor, WA Top right: Billabong sign at Fraser Station, WA
Middle left: Bird sign at Cactus Beach, SA Middle right: King Waves Kill sign at Quobba Point, WA
Bottom left: Road sign on The Nullarbor, SA Bottom middle: Dog’s Dunny sign in outback NT Bottom right: Campground street sign at Forty Mile Beach, WA
Top left: Magpie Stump Pub in Mintaro, SA Top right: Dunnies at Mataranka, NT
Middle left: Thong decorated Beer Garden at Daly Waters,NT Middle right: Pink Panther at Larrimah, NT
Bottom left: The Nullarbor Nymph on The Nullarbor Plain, WA Bottom right: Short Dog Bar at Sheringa, SA
We really have it all covered, from thong adorned beer gardens, to pink panthers in the middle of the outback, to a Pub called the Magpie Stump and humorous signs! Who said Australia was a weird place? I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else – would you?
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Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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