Big Carrot

Landmark in Ohakune

Maybe not so much 'Don't Miss' as 'Impossible to Miss', this roadside tribute to Ōhakune's biggest crop was erected in 1984. Carrots were first grown in the area during the 1920s by Chinese settlers, who cleared the land by hand and explosives. Ōhakune now grows two-thirds of the North Island's total crop. There's a playground here and other vegetables to pose beside.