|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|
But the view from imaginatively named Five Rivers Lookout overlooking the Cambridge Gulf is beyond staggering.
In fact, the stupendous panorama from Mt Bastion, towering ~330 metres above the gulf and the port of Wyndham where five significant rivers meet is several kinds of awesome.
|Northern View, Five Rivers Lookout, Wyndham, Western Australia|
And with not one, but TWO scenic public toilets, Western Australia's northernmost town Wyndham immediately scoots to the top of Australia's most scenic public toilets list.
Set amongst some of most spectacular and unusual scenery in Australia, Wyndham's vista includes the magnificent escarpments of the Cockburn and Bastion ranges, vast river floodplains, tidal salt flats, wetlands, billabongs, mangrove swamps and two 7-9 metre tides per day.
|Five Rivers Lookout Amenities, The Bastion Summit|
If fishing in crocodile-infested waters is actually a drawcard!
Perhaps it's fitting that the meeting place of the Ord, Pentecost, Forrest, Durack and King rivers offers a choice of two amenities blocks – the view is so extensive it's impossible to fit into one photograph.
|Red Circle marks Jetty Loo Location, Cambridge Gulf, Wyndham|
Mix business with pleasure at the unobtrusive lookout loo, in the barbecue area behind the lookout carpark, with one of the best outlooks in Australia; or at the jetty loo slap-bang in the middle of the Five Rivers Lookout panorama.
But between you and me, with scenery this staggering, it's not all about the amenities at this awesome Aussie attraction.
Just don't tell anyone I told you so!!
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|Sunset over Cambridge Gulf, Five Rivers Lookout, Wyndham, Western Australia|