The Biggest Mango - Bowen Qld

Date of Record: 2001

The Biggest Mango stands erect at 10 metres high, in the town of Bowen Qld. It is painted the lush colour of the Kensington Pride mango that was introduced to Bowen from India in 1871. The name Kensington has remained, but it is more widely known as the Bowen Mango, or the Bowen Special.

Erected in 2001, it cost almost $90,000 to design and build and was part of a successful community campaign to revitalize the local community and boost tourism. This campaign worked and millions of people around the world now associate the Big Mango with the town of Bowen Qld.