Big Prawn

Lonely Planet review

Ballina's big prawn was very nearly thrown on the barbie in 2009 after the local council approved its demolition, but no-one had the stomach to dispatch it. After a 5000-signature pro-prawn petition and a $400,000 restoration in 2013, the 9m, 35-tonne, 14-year-old crustacean is looking as tasty as it ever has. Although for that money you'd expect it to tapdance at the very least.