"Unbearable smell." Queen Charlotte Sound Warnings Or Dangers Tip by kiwi

  Bush toilet
by kiwi

On the Queen Charlotte Track there are a small number of toilets, of the "long drop" variety. Purely by the nature of these beasts, you encounter the most unbearable smell when you first enter. Can I advise you that taking a big breath before you enter, is not enough. However when you finally do have to breathe, initially it us horrid, but after about 2 breaths, believe it or not, your nose goes numb and the odour doesn't seem too bad. At lease I could bear to do what I was there to do anyway.
Remember not to put anything else down the hole, as it is not a rubbish bin.
The advantages of being able to relieve yourself surely outweigh the inconvenience of the stench, and usually there is some toilet paper in these things. Good luck!

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  • Written Feb 23, 2006
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