Travel Bite :

Travel News In Pictures

Big Things stir big love
Queensland's iconic Big Pineapple will stay standing. (AAP)

Big Things stir big love

AEST 00:00, Thu Oct 14 2010
19 images in this story
Queensland's iconic Big Pineapple will be preserved by its new owner, but this isn't an isolated case of having a soft spot for Big Things. Even us Kiwis like an oversized item or two.

Share trader David Bowden bought the Big Pineapple property to showcase his collection of historic race cars, but is keeping the fruit as garnish.

Iconic and kitschy, Australia's Big Things have long been a method for towns to bring in more tourists.

But the cult for larger-than-life replicas also has numerous followers around the world, with Big Things stretching from Alberta, Canada to Wisconsin in the US.

Queensland's iconic Big Pineapple will stay standing. (AAP)
Prev photo
Next photo
Queensland's iconic Big Pineapple will stay standing. (AAP)
1 of 19

Popular Articles

Gold Coast theme parksAs the mecca of theme parks, you simply can't go to the Gold Coast without paying a visit to one of its famous attractions. Study finds Aust passport photo errorsA study of Australian passport office staff suggests a single passport photo is not sufficient for security systems to be accurate. Marlborough regionMarlborough (its biggest town is Blenheim), is the most widely planted wine region in the country — about 14,000 of the total 27,000 hectares of grapes grew there in 2008. Google buys travel guide app JetpacGoogle has bought the startup behind a Jetpac mobile application that mines publicly shared pictures and creates places of interest guides. How much should we tip in the US?Tipping 15 per cent or more in US restaurants is pretty much obligatory in a country where the minimum wage is a pittance by Australian standards.