The Australian tourism and travel website, Wotif, celebrates its 18th anniversary by financing the construction of a new "Great Thing", and the final decision on what it is and where it is going will be in public view.
The monument will join to be part of the other major tourist attractions in Australia, including Big Banana and Big Pineapple.
The vote was opened on Wednesday, where people can present their ideas and possible location.
The Australian tourism and travel website, Wotif, celebrates its 18th birthday by funding a new & # 39; great thing & # 39; in the nation
The monument will join the other major tourist attractions in Australia, such as Big Banana and Big Pineapple.
Wotif has provided a series of inspiring models of potential Big Things, with ideas ranging from Big Grapes in Barossa Valley to Big Bin Chicken in Sydney's Harbor.
An investigation commissioned by Wotif suggests Australians as a whole affiliated with the well-known monuments with the country and are proud of their connotations with the nation.
"Widely regarded as an Australian cult phenomenon, the research reveals our fascination with the 'great things', including the desire to travel across the country to visit these large monuments," the findings reveal.
Wotif has provided a series of inspiring models of Big Things potential, with ideas that include Big Grapes in Barossa Valley
Another popular option is Big Bin Chicken in Sydney's famous harbor
"Ninety percent of Australians have visited a 'big deal' in their life and the average traveler has visited five great things.
Wotif also said that more than half of Australians will choose to stop on the highway if they pass one of the items, while 39 percent will travel out of their way to visit one on a road trip.
Wotif believes that a new Big Thing is a great way to boost tourism and give back to the people and places that helped build their success.
It started as a backyard business and has become a multi-million dollar company, reserving approximately four hotel rooms for clients every minute.
Known locally as Larry the Lobster (pictured) in the small coastal town of Kingston SE, The Big Thing was saved from being relocated this week
The Big Merino is a famous monument that attracts a multitude of tourists and visitors every year
"The Australian region plays a key role in Australia's tourism industry, which represents 44 cents of every dollar of tourism spent here, but it is often overlooked," said Wotif Managing Director Daniel Finch.
"As the search for & # 39; Next Big Thing & # 39; Australia begins, we are excited to be able to put not only the big cities, but also regional areas on the map, to create excitement within these communities and a new reason to visit, helping to boost local economies & # 39;
The Big Footy is a popular example of what Wotif could create if voted as the best option
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The competition occurs when one of Australia's most beloved Big Things was sold this week.
Larry the Big Lobster, located in the small coastal town of Kingston SE, on the southeastern coast of South Australia, was purchased by a millionaire pastoralist to prevent it from being relocated.
There are approximately 150 objects in the Australian collection of large objects scattered throughout the country, including Big Banana, Big Pineapple, Big Merino and Big Prawn.
All entries will be evaluated by a panel within Wotif, with a list of finalists announced on September 25.
The public will have two weeks to vote on their favorite, and by noon on October 9, Australia's Next Big Thing will be decided.
Wotif expects the project to be completed and made public by the end of 2018.