The Big Frogs
The Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarters in Darwin, Northern Territory, is home to the Big Frogs. Although not so popular, here’s everything you need to know about this giant frog sculptur.
The Big Things sculptures often represent something related to their environment or location. For instance, in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, the Big Banana represents the region’s banana farming history. On the contrary, the sculpture has nothing to do with frog habitation in the region.
The Big Frogs sculpture is a replica of Darwin’s frog species characterized by its green or brown colour, a white or black belly, and triangular-shaped mouth. The species is native to Argentina and Chile in South America.
This frog sculpture was initially located at Get Stoned Masonry, a business belonging to stonemason Tom Finlay. The hotel purchased the Big Frogs after the masonry closed shop and relocated. The Big Frogs also has its counterparts located at the Berry Springs Wildlife Park.
Although frogs aren’t the most liked amphibians, this species is well represented in the list of the Big Things of Australia. For instance, the Big Cane Toad is one of the many Big Things under the amphibia class. And, besides, it has one of the most interesting stories as far as the Big Things are concerned.
The Northern Territory is home to several other iconic Big Things of Australia. In this region, you’ll find:
- The Big Fish in Wanguri
- The Big Boxing Crocodile in Humpty Doo
- The Big Aboriginal Hunter in Anmatjere
- The Big Dinosaur in Yarrawonga