/ 18 January 2022

Australia’s best public loo

Image source: Marion Halliday
Image source: Marion Halliday

Anyone who skipped the airports and got on the road for a holiday this summer will know how vital a good toot is. Now, the Guardian Australia is on the hunt for Australia’s best public toilet. The Federal Health Department’s National Public Toilet Map has the deets of more than 19,000 facilities across the country – a lifeline for many a busting traveller. But what makes a good public loo? Travel blogger Marion Halliday – better known as Red Nomad – says some of the contenders include the loos at Kata Tjuta (a group of rock formations in the Top End); a wooden dunny in WA’s Point Quobba, and a bunker-like restroom at Rawson Pass near the peak of Mount Kosciuszko. But according to Halliday, there are just 2 things that make a public loo memorable. “It has got to be clean,” she says. “And there has got to be toilet paper.”

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