As tourists in their caravans head inland and into northern Australia after the heat of summer, a lack of amenities at rest areas prompts criticism.
The problem equally riles some who head south.
“As soon as you cross the border from the Northern Territory into South Australia the availability of toilets doesn’t just diminish, it vanishes,” said Michael, a Northern Territory traveller.
“As a result, every rest area on the Stuart Highway is littered with toilet paper and other debris, which is not nice.
“Let’s face it, when people have got to go, they have to go.”
We have the same problem here of course. Don’t ever step more than 1 meter into the bushes at a rest stop unless you want to see what a tourist initiated toilet facility looks like.