Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #17 – White Cliffs, New South Wales
The exacting recreational pursuit of opal fossicking demands much of its devotees. Physical strength, mental fortitude, stamina and courage at the absolute minimum.
Oh, and the ability to cross your legs and hold on for grim death when nature calls!
So it was a relief (in more ways than one!) to find that the ability to cross ones legs for hours was not required on the opal fields at White Cliffs!
Spending a day making your fortune on the remote western New South Wales moonscape of the White Cliffs opal fossicking area need not, therefore, result in a nasty urinary tract infection – because these opal fields are CIVILISED!!
Well … almost!
This loo isn’t quite the Australian Scenic Public Toilet to which regular readers have become accustomed!
But while its construction from recycled corrugated iron underlines its humble origins, this loo is not without mod cons and comforts.
For example, the can has a hand-carved wooden seat.
And the detachable sarlon screen (that’s the green stuff!) ensures ones’ business remains private in the event of a ‘run’ on the amenities!
If that’s not enough, the dunny is only a few small steps away from the opal mine shafts – so taking a ‘break’ need not mean putting your dreams of opal mining riches on hold for long!
Progressive in more ways than one (it’s arguably the most remote OZ location to stock the fabulous ‘Journey Jottings’ products*), White Cliffs leads the way in showing that ‘budget’ doesn’t have to mean ‘spartan’ in this true representation of ‘convenience’ in all its guises.
So maybe this progressive and innovative design is worth patenting, and producing en masse for use around the world?!?!
Am I the only one who’d like to see that??!!
* No, they’re NOT paying me …