Friday, December 18, 2015

Big Mango – Bowen

Even though the Big Mango is iconic to Bowen it’s actually found 4kms outside the town in Mount Gordon at the Bowen Tourist Info Centre. I applaud the genius behind this as Bowen is one of those towns you need to exit off the Bruce Hwy to visit, whilst the Big Mango is smack bang on the Hwy. I mistakenly thought I’d need to go into the township to see the big Mango and soon realized why having an iconic big thing could only help this rather unmemorable town. So the mango finds itself in a spot that tourists are actually going to drive past, hopefully stop at and hopefully check out the Visitor Centre and from there be allured back to Bowen - clever!

Size: 10m x 8m 
Year: 2002 
Address: ‘Bowen’s Visitor Centre’ Bruce Hwy, Mount Gordon, 4kms south of Bowen’s Township, QLD.
Photo Taken: 2012 

Size **** 
Aesthetics **** 
Unusual * 
Location **** 
15/25 stars

UPDATE as of the 24/02/2014 the Big Mango is officially missing after being stolen – more info here *gasp*

UPDATE 25/02/2014 Mango has been found turns out it was simply a publicity stunt by fast food chain Nandos – read more here

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