PHOTO: Hindmarsh stops for a photo at the spud, while visiting his home town of Robertson. Picture: Gregg Porteous Source: News Limited.

A BIG potato, a lobster and a mandarin. They might sound like ingredients in a reality TV mystery box, but these larger than life properties are on the market right now — and the price tags are as big as they are.

Australia’s love affair with “big” tourist attractions was born in the 1970s and although new freeways have since bypassed many of the kitsch crowd pleasers, some of the sites have sprouted a new fanbase and a steady string of visitors.

Robertson’s Big Potato in the NSW Southern Highlands is an unusual commercial listing, but the rare property is more than just a large spud.