Australian road trips are just drive-throughs of boring little towns

Squire

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Australian road trips consist of driving through small towns at slow speed gawking at the mundane and stopping for fast food at McDonald's, stopping overnight at a motel or camp site and then taking off early for another 16 hours driving.

What's the point?

I have driven around Australia through living in Cobar central NSW and traveling to Broken Hill, Wilcannia, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Burren Junction, Bourke, Walgett, and various other towns usually driving for 12+ hour stretches. A 600 km trip in one day was not uncommon.

Except for Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, I never stayed at any small town for more than one night. The longest trip was the initial trip from Melbourne to Cobar at the age of 21 which I chose to do via the East Coast Highway traveling along the coast to Sydney stopping overnight and then on to Cobar via the Great Western Highway.
 

johnsmith

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Australian road trips consist of driving through small towns at slow speed gawking at the mundane and stopping for fast food at McDonald's, stopping overnight at a motel or camp site and then taking off early for another 16 hours driving.

What's the point?
you're doing it wrong. I love road trips
 

johnsmith

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The best part of any road trip is driving back into your own garage at the end.
only because you're doing 12hr stretches a day. You don't see anything if you pull into a motel at 6pm and leave again first thing in the morning.

Stop and enjoy the ride. I've found that every town, no matter how small, has something interesting to see, be it a person or a thing.

When I was younger it took me 3 days to drive from Brisbane to Noosa. :jumping goofy:jumping goofy
 

Squire

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only because you're doing 12hr stretches a day. You don't see anything if you pull into a motel at 6pm and leave again first thing in the morning.

Stop and enjoy the ride. I've found that every town, no matter how small, has something interesting to see, be it a person or a thing.

When I was younger it took me 3 days to drive from Brisbane to Noosa. :jumping goofy:jumping goofy
You evidently couldn't drive past a pub.
 

Squire

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If the Australian Tourist Authority had the balls to construct a giant erect concrete penis in the geographical centre of Australia it would become a Mecca for Australian road-trippers.
 
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HBS Guy

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Some of these litte towns are expensive, you see signs like “80 a head” and “50 a head.”
 

HBS Guy

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There is a “Big Koala” somewhere on the road Adelaide–Melbourne that is tacky, boring, unimpressive: a fucking joke that should be burned down.
 
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