Possibly one of the newest big things, this 4.5 metre sculpture of a kookaburra was erected in 2009 to celebrate Hydro Aluminium’s 40th year in the area. Hydro Aluminium is a Norwegian company that has projects in more than 50 countries. The aluminium plant is nearby but Hydro decided to close it in 2012.
The kookaburra is a symbol that has been used by the community for many years. The sculpture stands in Rotary Park in the centre of town. We love kookaburras and we were really pleased to stumble across this well built and beautifully painted Big Kookaburra – it’s definitely one of our favourite big things.