Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #4 – The Little Public Toilet at the end of the universe … Outback Queensland

Last year, my partner and I took a drive west of Windorah, near Cooper’s Creek in SW Queensland, to the start of the Birdsville road.  We’d never been on the Birdsville track, so thought we’d scope it out from the Queensland side for future reference!

Imagine our surprise to find this little gem at the junction of the Windorah/Bedourie Rd – at least an hour from the nearest settlement.  Why was it there?  Who (apart from me) would go all this way just to visit the conveniences??

As you can see, there’s plenty of wide open space for camping,  BUT … it was pretty bleak the day we visited, with a hot wind blowing the dust every which way.
The scenery doesn’t change much with perspective, and one day we’ll venture beyond the little public toilet at the end of the universe, but not this year!
While it’s arguable whether or not these amenities fall into the ‘scenic public toilet’ category, isn’t wide open space also scenic in its own way?
And just back along the road heading east, you’ll see a sign directing your attention to what is oddly described as a ‘point of interest’.  But you’ll have to wait for another post to see what that is – the excitement might just be too much!!
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One comment

  • Can´t believe this! Too funny!
    I was very surprised to find so many public toilets in Windorah in 1995. When we went on the Birdsville-Track for the race in 1999 I could see it was a good idea…
    That´s service!
    In Roma we even found free, hot showers!

    Love this series, too funny 🙂

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