Goulburn

The Big Merino

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The Big Merino was built in 1985 in Goulburn, a mid-west town in New South Wales Australia, as a monument to the district’s fine wool industry. When highway upgrades left it stranded it was moved 800 metres in 2007 and given a face lift.

It now stands 15.2 meters high, 18 meters long and weighs 97 tones. It was modelled after a real and impressive ram called … yep, you guessed it … Rambo! On the inside are displays about the 200 year old wool industry and a quality gift shop, but the highlight for kids is being able to climb up on the inside and look out its eyes!