While toilet tourism may not be a big thing just yet, it’s fair to say that many grey nomads do keep a close eye on the facilities on offer on the Big Lap.
There are a number of competing ‘loos with views’, and a huge collection of amenities boasting eye-catching signage.
The latest location seeking to tap into the ‘dunny experience’ market is the Fraser Coast RV Park at River Heads in Queensland.
The amenities block sits underneath a large water tank, the same type that would been seen on a rural property of yesteryear and features a clear, see-through roof for park guests to gaze up at the stars while showering.
Manager of the RV park Suzanne Taylor told the Courier-Mail that the inspiration for the block came from a drive to north Queensland when she and her husband saw a water tank on a stand.
“It’s an Australian, authentic icon, I said let’s go and build an Australian shower block but it’s underneath a tank stand,” she said. “The tank itself came from the original Tandora homestead … it’s all original and you can see where the tank has been dented when it fell off its original mount in 1956.”
Mrs Taylor told the Courier-Mail that the block took roughly six weeks to construct.
“The shower heads have all been handmade, it’s all external plumbing brass pipes … really excellent water pressure and all the water is recycled,” she said. “Guests love it, it’s been really well received, there’s plenty of hot water to go around … you won’t find another one like it in the world.”