The Big Mango Man is a steel and concrete sculpture as a big thing promotional item for the Frosty Mango .
The 3.5-tonne mango with arms and legs is located on the Bruce Highway between Townsville and Ingham, at a place called Mutarnee.
It was created around 2014, making it a much more recent addition to the big things around Australia than the other Big Mango in Bowen .
The Big Mango Man is on the grass near the Frosty Mango, which is also a Wet Tropics Information centre. The staple supply is sorbet – you guessed it, mango sorbet! There are many other flavours and other refreshments including coffee.
We bought ourselves a 1-litre tub of mango sorbet to share over a few nights. Sitting down to watch a movie, we (the two of us) found we polished off the entire container in a single sitting.
If mango isn’t your favourite flavour, there are quite a view to choose from including Jackfruit, Sapote, Macadamia, Fruit Salad, and Coconut.