Charlotte Pass Amenities Block, Mt Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales

Australia’s TOP Toilet! #33 – Charlotte Pass, New South Wales

The road wound ever upwards through rocky peaks and alpine meadows studded with non-operational chairlifts.  The temperature dropped, then dropped some more. Fresh from the 39°C of an Adelaide autumn heatwave, we’d plunged (right along with the temperature!) into a parallel universe.  We’d gone all alpine near Charlotte Pass in the Mt Kosciuszko National Park in the heart of Australia’s[…]

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Semaphore streetscape, Adelaide, South Australia

Now you see it … OZ Scenic Public Toilet #32

What’s a nice Scenic Public Toilet doing in a street like this? Who knew that exploring Adelaide beachside suburb Semaphore would reveal such an intriguing blend of almost tasteful camouflage and cutting edge convenience technology? Actually, who knew there WAS such cutting edge convenience technology?? Accidentally wandering into the main street’s residential zone after trawling the Semaphore shops for loot,[…]

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Umbrellas at Tenafeate Creek Wines, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

GREEN with Envy! Australia’s Scenic Public Toilet #31, Adelaide Hills

I’m SOOOOO lucky. Not just because I’m based in South Australia’s splendidly scenic Adelaide Hills. Not just because I’m within cooee* of a clutch of supremely photogenic attractions. Not just because of Adelaide’s enviable Mediterranean climate. The real reason I’m so lucky? I live within 5 minutes of TWO of South Australia’s most Scenic Public Toilets!! You’ve already seen #18[…]

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Millaa Millaa Cemetery Conveniences (courtesy Cairns Post)

The Cemetery, the Council and the Coffin-shaped Conveniences! Australia’s Scenic Public Toilet #30

In Scenic Public Toilet world, where I humbly claim to be an Australian expert (I HAVE written a book – Aussie Loos with Views after all), I thought I’d seen it all! From the vast, sweeping plains of the Queensland Outback; the spectacular ‘Bali Hai’ backdrop of Lord Howe Island; the magnificent Southern Yorke Peninsula coastline; the RED rocky ranges[…]

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Victoria River Cruises Pontoon AND Scenic Loo! Via Timber Creek, Northern Territory

Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #29 – Crocodile Cruise Conveniences!

Maybe the multiple crocodile sightings did it. Or the 70 km (~45 miles) cruise from the Timber Creek landing to the middle of nowhere. Or perhaps the sunset drinks and snacks, taken incongruously in the middle of the crocodile-infested Victoria River were responsible. Whatever it was, the public amenities on the purpose-built pontoon where we took a break from crocodile[…]

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Scenic Public Toilet #28 - South Australia/Northern Territory Border

Say it with … Toilets! Australia’s Scenic Public Toilet #28

The convoluted maze of tracks, walkways, parking spaces and picnic spots at the South Australia/ Northern Territory border makes it difficult to determine exactly which state is responsible for this nouveau-classic Aussie Outback Dunny! But my money’s on the Northern Territory. Because after driving 900+ km through the South Australian Outback along the Stuart Highway from Port Augusta to the[…]

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Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #27 – Sun Pictures, Broome, WA

Ladies Amenities at Sun Pictures, Broome, Western Australia Many Australian natural wonders with public amenities (think Kata Tjuta, Wyndham or Lord Howe Island) are set amidst such scenic splendour that using them is part of the sightseeing experience! But once you’ve seen it, the view doesn’t really change.  Sun Pictures Screen (with Ladies to the left) by Day So imagine[…]

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Spot the Loo! It's down near the Jetty at the Five Rivers Lookout, Wyndham, Western Australia

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[…]

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Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #25 – Mt Hotham, Victoria

Snow on Mt Hotham, Victorian Alps As the car gained altitude – all 1861 metres of it, to be precise – the temperature gauge was dropping faster than a beach towel in the tropics. Entrance to Hotham Heights, Mt Hotham, Victoria All the same, it was a warm-ish April day for Hotham Heights, Victoria’s highest town perched precariously just below[…]

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Public Amenities, Ned's Beach, Lord Howe Island

Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #24 – Ned’s Beach, Lord Howe Island, NSW

These conveniences could be ANYWHERE, right? Anywhere with tropical vegetation and killer blue skies, that is. But that doesn’t narrow it down much. Nor does its proximity to a beach and picnic and barbecue areas! Unlike many of its tropical counterparts, however, this public loo at Neds Beach on gorgeous Lord Howe Island has no predators such as snakes; the[…]

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