Only in OZ #2 – A Point of Interest, Outback Queensland

Last Updated on September 15, 2014 by Red Nomad OZ

Somewhere west of Windorah (Outback Queensland) en route to the little Public Toilet at the End of the Universe where the track heads south to Birdsville, a tantalising tale unfolds.

The first hint of something weird afoot is a sign – ‘A Point of Interest – 5 km’.  What a tease!!  As it didn’t actually state what you’d see at the end of 5 km, I spent the next 3 km having a rant about how the wording was probably longer than the featured attraction.

3 km later came another sign – ‘A Point of Interest – 2 km’.  Now I was really intrigued, and lets face it – there wasn’t much else to look at.

2 km later, and we came across this! The white arrow below the sign does indeed point to a hole in the hill.  Who would have thought there’d be such excitement in such a bleak landscape?  And when you consider the road leads to the above-mentioned public toilet, well … you can imagine the thrill!

I wonder how many others have the exact same photo?!?!

Incidentally, the road also passes ‘South Galway’ station.  I found it difficult to imagine a landscape looking less like South Galway – with the possible exception of Antarctica – but it was apparently so named to remind the settlers of their roots.

Now I just KNOW this’ll make you want to visit this fascinating area!!

Stay warm!!

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  1. Tis well you have a sense of humor :-). The folks in the area are obviously making lemonade with red dirt. Believe it or not I’d probably visit this spot just so I could tell the tale. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings…Mary

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