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Big Things : The Big Orange, Berri

While we were in the Riverland, we went to go and see the Big Orange, a ‘closed’ Big Thing just north of Berri.  It is the biggest fruit in Australia, standing 15 metres high and 12 metres in diameter.

 

The Big Orange

 

It opened in 1980 and has changed hands many times over the years.  With an unsuccessful auction in 2008, the property was eventually sold to a local businessmen.  The Big Orange is currently closed, but is still visible from the fence, and there are plans to one day open it up to the public again.