Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #26 – Five Rivers Lookout, Wyndham, Western Australia

Western view from Five Rivers Lookout, Wyndham, Western Australia
The lookout with the most staggering scenery in Australia will always be a matter of personal taste. There are so many contenders that jaded travellers have been known to pass up the opportunity to see yet another lookout over even more staggering vistas.
Southern View – Five Rivers Lookout, Wyndham, Western Australia

And being lookouted-out is a known syndrome.  Well … ALMOST!

But the view from imaginatively named Five Rivers Lookout overlooking the Cambridge Gulf is beyond staggering.

In fact, the stupendous panorama from Mt Bastion, towering ~330 metres above the gulf and the port of Wyndham where five significant rivers meet is several kinds of awesome.

Northern View, Five Rivers Lookout, Wyndham, Western Australia

And with not one, but TWO scenic public toilets, Western Australia’s northernmost town Wyndham immediately scoots to the top of Australia’s most scenic public toilets list.

Set amongst some of most spectacular and unusual scenery in Australia, Wyndham’s vista includes the magnificent escarpments of the Cockburn and Bastion ranges, vast river floodplains, tidal salt flats, wetlands, billabongs, mangrove swamps and two 7-9 metre tides per day.

Five Rivers Lookout Amenities, The Bastion Summit

And despite being ~100 km from the coast, the Gulf’s killer combination of tropical waters, incoming river flows, massive tides and remote location makes it ideal for fishing.

If fishing in crocodile-infested waters is actually a drawcard!

Perhaps it’s fitting that the meeting place of the Ord, Pentecost, Forrest, Durack and King rivers offers a choice of two amenities blocks – the view is so extensive it’s impossible to fit into one photograph.


Red Circle marks Jetty Loo Location, Cambridge Gulf, Wyndham

Mix business with pleasure at the unobtrusive lookout loo, in the barbecue area behind the lookout carpark, with one of the best outlooks in Australia; or at the jetty loo slap-bang in the middle of the Five Rivers Lookout panorama.


But between you and me, with scenery this staggering, it’s not all about the amenities at this awesome Aussie attraction.
Just don’t tell anyone I told you so!!
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Sunset over Cambridge Gulf, Five Rivers Lookout, Wyndham, Western Australia

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    • Wow. Spectacular view. You waited for the sunset? Just in time for the great picture taking 🙂

    • The first photo, Western view from Five Rivers Lookout, Wyndham, Western Australia is quite lovely. I wouldn’t care about the other views.

    • @MJWC – Me too! But now I have TWO reasons to look for them – and photograph them!!
      @Jose Ramon – Thank you for those beautiful words! Come back anytime!!
      @Michelle – Well, you wouldn’t have been able to pick it out of the general line-up, would you?!?!
      @Alessandra – Fishing is vastly overrated. And my camera usually makes a fine excuse not to try it!!! PS Send me your Kata Tjuta loo pix and I’ll do an update?? Email address on my profile page!
      @SFlaGuy – Hahaha!! Well, my tip for the day is just don’t tell everyone on the plane that the only reason you’re visiting is to see the public toilets!!!!
      @PDP – I’ve been to WA before, but not to travel like this. LOVING it!!!

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      I like Andrews comment Red, we do do things big in the West, but we do things big everywhere in the outback right! So thrilled that a WA loo has made it to the top of the ‘scenic loos’..yay for WA!!

    • Every time I read one of your Scenic Toilet posts, I get the urge to ……… wait for it ……. hop on a plane and come for a visit.

      I bet you thought I was going to say something else. So did you fish with the crocks?

    • I am so scared of Crocs that as soon as I read vast river floodplains, tidal salt flats, wetlands, billabongs, mangrove swamps … I got nervous! Fortunately I have never had the need or want for fishing :-).
      I am happy with the view :-).

    • Haha, I love how you circled it! And great pics! 🙂

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      It is always good to know where the toilet is. Seriously, that is usually the first thing I look for.

      Love your sunset Over Cambridge Gulf. It is so calming to look at.

    • @Kath – Haha! And a telescope would be nice too!!
      @TMWH – C’mon! Where’s your sense of adventure? Fishing with crocs adds an element of excitement and uncertainty sadly absent from many sports today!
      @Sallie – This post could have gone either way!!
      @Andrew – Tell me about it! And we’re probably not yet 100km as the crow flies from the WA/NT border!
      @diane b – What time of the day did you visit? Although it’s awesome at ANY time!!
      @Joan E – That’s why it’s taken us so long. But it’s SOOOOO worth it (so far, anyway)! No worries about the Royal – had forgotton about it!!

    • After my Queensland drive I doubt we will ever venture as far away as WA … it would take an eternity to see all the places you have been.

      BTW I found your Royal in the spam email folder last night. Will post soon.

    • Kath they have a door for when a bus load of tourists arrive.
      I remember tis place. Just awesome. Didn’t notice the loo though.

    • Your scenic public toilets posts always make me laugh Red and then I gasp at the beauty ….what a place!

    • Hooley dooley – why do they bother sticking a door on?

    • Things are big in the west.

    • FIVE rivers?!! Oh my! What fun that must have been! I like to fish, but I am not all that keen on meeting crocodiles. Although I am sure that they are very friendly and are wonderful hosts!

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