The Giant Koala
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The Giant Koala

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The Giant Koala in Dadswells Bridge is one of over 150 Big Things in Australia. The locality was named after T.W. Dadswell who constructed the bridge over William Creek. In 1988 the roadhouse owner commissioned sculptor Ben van Zetten to construct the giant koala as a tourist attraction. Made of cold-cast bronze, set on a steel frame the structure weighs over 12 tonnes. Dadswells Bridge is a gateway to the northern Grampians, a scenic national park in the Wimmera region of Victoria.

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This panorama was taken in Grampians National Park, Victoria

This is an overview of Victoria

Victoria is Australia's second smallest State and covers only 3% of Australia's land area but has the second highest population of all States and Territories.

Victoria's mainland and islands have a total length of 2,512 kilometres coastline which is about 4.2% of Australia's 59,736 kilometres of coastline.

Australia is the driest inhabited continent and Victoria is no exception although the state capital Melbourne has the reputation to have 4 seasons in one day.

Victoria is located in the southeast of mainland Australia and includes the most southern point on mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

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