Battle of the worst Australian towns
Following on from the English version a year or so back.
Cities, suburbs or towns are open for nomination. Must be somewhere you've had the misfortune to visit, second hand accounts are not allowed. Include a précis as to why your nomination belongs.
There's plenty of potential gold here. I'll kick off with the following:
Oodnadatta - any place which openly advertises itself as the "Arsehole of South Australia" must be in this. Nothing but desert for a million miles around it, and it's claim to fame is that the Birdsville Track ends there. **** hole of the highest order
Lightning Ridge - as above, only with opals. People go there to disappear. They pick the right spot. Bill Bryson described it in his book about Australia as the only place on earth he'd been to where the publican turned on the television and expressed marvel at the invention. It was 1997.
Blayney - if this isn't the coldest hole in Australia then I'd hate to visit the place which beats it. Dire place.
Anyway, there's your starters. Get in.