(CNN) — May a small Queensland city and a serious on-line journey web site have planted the seeds of Australia’s subsequent largest vacationer attraction?
The “Massive Melon” was unveiled on Wednesday within the rural city of Chincilla, in Australia’s north, the most recent in a sequence of “Massive Issues” constructed as vacationer sights throughout the nation.
The intense-pink slice of watermelon will be a part of such cultural icons because the Massive Merino in Goulburn, New South Wales, the Massive Banana, in Coffs Harbour, and the Massive Lobster, in South Australia.
The “Massive Melon” is definitely a slice of watermelon.
“I couldn’t consider a greater solution to seize the enjoyable and pleasure of visiting our area, particularly after the Chinchilla Melon Pageant, than by having your picture taken with our latest vacationer attraction,” Mayor of Western Downs Regional Council, Paul McVeigh, stated in a press release.
Standing 9 meters large (29 ft) and three excessive (9 ft), the “Massive Melon” is situated subsequent to the city’s customer heart.
Each two years Chinchilla hosts MelonFest, a celebration of the area’s watermelon-growing trade which is attended by greater than 15,000 guests, based on the city.
The watermelon was constructed as a part of Australian journey web site Wotif’s “Subsequent Massive Factor” marketing campaign, in celebration of their 18th birthday, the place 1000’s of Australians submitted their options for what needs to be the nation’s subsequent large-scale roadside attraction.
In accordance with Wotif, the “Massive Melon” beat out the “Massive Peanut,” instructed for Kingaroy in Queensland, and the “Massive Tulip” in Mittagong, New South Wales.
Wotif Managing Director Daniel Finch stated in a press release that the corporate had been inundated with votes from every of the contending cities. “It goes to indicate the importance of ‘Massive Issues’ in Australia and the way sentimental Aussies are about them,” he stated.
Mayor McVeigh stated he was excited to have Chincilla lastly on Australia’s “Massive Issues” vacationer map.
“We hope The Massive Melon supplies vacationers with fruitful experiences for years to come back, and we encourage all Aussies to think about a street journey to the area,” he stated.