Tunnel Creek Crossing, Western Australia

TOP 10 All-Australian Adventure Hot Spots for World Toilet Day!

World Toilet Day was November 19, and I forgot. Bummer! Forgetting the biggest event on the loo lover’s calendar is a dunny detective’s disaster! A toilet tragic’s tragedy!! A convenience chaser’s catastrophe!!! BUT … … then I think about the 4.2 billion people without safely managed sanitation facilities and the 673 million people worldwide who practice open defecation. The 2[…]

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World Exclusive at the Lismore Turf Club Loo! OZ Scenic Public Toilet #39

On a fine and sunny non-race-day Saturday morning, the Lismore Turf Club’s sensational sub-tropical setting is generally race-horse-and-people-free. And the Lismore Turf Club Loo is generally unused and unappreciated with an uninteresting view! But last Saturday morning the sunny serenity of the Lismore Turf Club Loo was disturbed by a sight never before seen anywhere in the WORLD. On that[…]

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The Neck from Truganini Lookout, Bruny Island, Tasmania

Australia’s Scenic Public Toilet #38 – The Neck, Bruny Island

If you like your landscapes complete with killer views, superb natural attractions, unusual wildlife and a touch of history, Truganini Lookout overlooking ‘the Neck’ on Tasmania’s Bruny Island ticks all the boxes. Pretty good, huh?! But this already FINE outlook is elevated from pretty good to perfect by its scenic public toilet. That’s it, right down there near the car[…]

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Western Treatment Plant with Avalon Airport and You Yangs in the distance, Victoria, Australia

The Aussie Scenic Public Loo that WASN’T!

I’ve got Pilchard to thank for some of our more obscure travel destinations. If not for him, I wouldn’t be out birding. And if not for birding, I wouldn’t have been in this marvellously scenic spot near Werribee on the outskirts of Melbourne’s west! As I photographed the sunlight glinting across the waters of Port Philip Bay to Portarlington, and[…]

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View of HIGHEST Loo in OZ at Rawsons Pass from Mt Kosciuszko Summit, Snowy Mountains, NSW

Rawson Pass: Scenic Public Loo #37

Some get to Rawson Pass en route to Mount Kosciuszko for the record.  Others do it for the challenge.  And still others do it just because it’s there. But I climbed Australia’s highest mountain for the chance go as HIGH as I could go – at Rawson Pass, the highest Scenic Public Toilet in the country!! 100 metres or so below the[…]

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The Democratic Dunny – Australia’s Scenic Public Loo #37, Exmouth, WA

Q: What do you call a person who speaks 3 languages? A: Trilingual! Q: What do you call a person who speaks 2 languages? A: Bilingual!! Q: What do you call a person who speaks only 1 language? A: An Australian! Yes, embarrassing though it is to admit such a culturally insensitive reality, it’s true. For large portions of the[…]

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Radio Telescope #1, Australia Telescope Compact Array, via Narrabri, New South Wales

Australia Telescope Compact Array – Loo #36

Australia Telescope Compact Array At the Australia Telescope Compact Array, the future of Southern Hemispheric radio astronomy was in my hands, at least for the next 30 minutes or so. Staggering advances in technology channel radio signals from deep, DEEP space through the 6-Dish Australia Telescope Compact Array.  The dishes work together to simulate a much larger antenna. However, the[…]

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Coulthard Lookout View, Arkaroola Ridge-top Tour

Ride the Arkaroola Ridgetop Tour!

‘Now we’ll see some REAL scenery!’ Doug announced, herding us away from the spectacular outlook from Coulthard’s Lookout towards our convoy of two vehicles.  The Arkaroola Ridgetop tour was well underway. But I was sceptical. The ragged mountain ranges (yes, I’m channelling Aussie poet Dorothea Mackellar*) glistened and glowed in a glorious 360° panorama in the perfection of a clear Outback[…]

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Blowering Dam Scenic Public Toilet

The Blowering Dam Dunny – Scenic Loo #35

Blowering Dam The chances of the overly excitable, imaginative and paranoid of finding their Blowering Dam Wall public amenities experience a little stressful are better than average. Answering nature’s call in this relief station’s picturesque setting in the heavily wooded Tumut River Valley is a positive pleasure.  But its placement is a potential death trap. And while the possible perils[…]

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Wool Bay Jetty (and public loos) from old Limestone Kiln, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

The Landslide Legacy – Australia’s Scenic Public Toilet # 34, Wool Bay

Looking down over the steep limestone cliff into the multicoloured waters of the Southern Yorke Peninsula’s Wool Bay can be a parallel universe moment as the flat and unremarkable pastoral country – often dry and arid – gives way to the vividly coloured and splendid panorama of the bay. High on the cliff the now disused limestone kiln, the only[…]

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