December 21, 2015 at 4:11 pm #10921
Tirau has it’s giant sheep, Ohakune it’s giant carrot, Auckland has……well I guess it’s
giant coat hangerharbour bridge.
All over New Zealand there are giant icons to represent something about the local area. Post a pic of your bike in front of our local icons.December 21, 2015 at 4:17 pm #10922
I’l start with 2 I went past yesterday, one I already knew about the other I didn’t.
Otorohanga is famous for it’s Kiwi house so why not a giant kiwi?
The second one is in Kihikihi and I have driven past many times and never noticed before, it’s not that big really but compared to what it’s modelled off it’s huge.
Attachments:January 13, 2016 at 10:01 pm #11205
A few 100 metres south of the turnoff to Waitomo Caves on SH3 is the giant apple.
Attachments:January 14, 2016 at 11:11 am #11227
Rank: 250cc Rider
Tuakau, and a couple of beach icons.
Attachments:February 2, 2016 at 11:29 am #11480
I found another one yesterday that I’d stopped 50 metres away from many times and never seen it around the corner from the Te Poi cafe on SH29.
Attachments:March 2, 2016 at 4:02 pm #11713
Stuff have published an article today regarding these local icons all over NZ.
They also published a similiar article in December 2015 with a few different ones.
I reckon they’ve missed a few though. If you live near one of these icons get a bike of your bike in front of it and post it up!June 9, 2016 at 8:55 pm #13145
Rank: 400cc Rider
Arthur’s PassJuly 17, 2017 at 9:53 pm #18752
I was in Kaiaua yesterday which is a big area for ‘shorebirds’, birds that live along our coastline, so Kaiaua has a giant Oyster catcher.
Attachments:February 21, 2018 at 3:09 pm #25052
It turns out Otorohanga has a giant Kiwi at the North End of town also.
Attachments:April 1, 2018 at 4:13 pm #26051
Rank: 250cc Rider
- Location: Morrinsville (Waikato)
- Bike: Honda CRF1000LD
Weather was beautiful so I went out for a ride, stopped in town to snap a shot of our huge cow.April 8, 2018 at 3:55 pm #26322
Rank: 50cc Rider
Was a beautiful day so went for a ride a bout. 🙂
Attachments:June 16, 2018 at 8:32 pm #26955
Out for a ride today and saw the giant cow @markh posted above.
Just up the road is the Tatua Diary Factory with it’s giant can of Diary Whip.
Attachments:June 17, 2018 at 10:47 am #26960
Rank: 800cc Rider
- Location: Auckland
- Bike: DRZ 250
10 of the 15 or so Taranaki tunnels. They’re giant landmarks/Icons right?
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