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Ohakune Carrot

Come and see the world famous carrot and enjoy some time in the park and playground.


Maybe not so much 'Don't Miss' as 'Impossible to Miss', this roadside tribute to Ohakune's biggest crop was erected in 1984 and quickly became one of NZ’s most hugged ‘Big Things’. Carrots were first grown in the area during the 1920s by Chinese settlers, who cleared the land by hand and explosives. Ohakune now grows two-thirds of the North Island's total crop. 

At 7.5 metres tall, this is a very large model of the tasty orange vegetable, and has been installed in the same spot since 1984. The Biggest Vegetable in New Zealand was built for a TV commercial for ANZ Bank, and then donated to the town. The area is famed for its farms and carrot production.

01 October 2016 saw the unveiling of the carrot park to include walks, a carrot car, an expanded playground and some vegetable friends for the carrot.

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