If nature calls, most people just want to find the nearest restroom, do their business, and get out. You may just decide to linger a bit longer when you see the toilets listed below. From the Americas to Europe to Africa to Asia to the Pacific, here are ten loos with a view.
This toilet is quite the tourist attraction in Kawakawa on New Zealand’s North Island. A public restroom, it was designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser who procured recycled materials from the community. It featuring ceramic tiles, coloured glass, sculptures and even a living tree.
Sketch is a unique restaurant located in Mayfair, London. Opened in 2002, the two-Michelin star venue features a variety of spaces all distinctively unique from each other. No stone was left unturned when designing this eclectic establishment, including the restrooms. The stalls are in the shape of space-age egg pods and depending on the time, the lighting washes the area with various vibrant shades.
If you are afraid of heights, you may not want to visit this particular restroom. Located in Bangkok, Thailand, the Fraser Suites Sukhumvit building is home to the Above Eleven Rooftop Bar. Situated high up on the 33rd floor, the venue provides breathtaking views of the nighttime lights of Bangkok, which can also be seen from the men’s restroom.
Another restroom that’s bound to rattle the nerves of anyone who has a fear of heights, the magnificent view of London from The Shard. This 95-storey tower – the tallest in the United Kingdom – sits in Southwark, London and contains retail outfits, offices, residences, a hotel and restaurants. The building also affords tremendous views, especially on a clear, sunny day, of vibrant London from the restrooms.
When in Akashi, Japan, make sure you pay a visit to the Mumin Papa Cafe. For approximately $300,000, the owner had an aquarium filled with tropical fish and sea turtles created in the women’s toilet. The toilet is said to have drastically increased the number of guests visiting the restaurant, making it a smart investment move.
If you want to be at one with nature while taking care of business, then this might be the toilet for you. Located in the northern portion of Australia on the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland; an area as yet unspoilt by humans. The loo offers its users a gorgeous view of the scenery, with sandy beaches, lovely blue waters and greenery all around.
The Sacred Valley in Peru is a breathtakingly beautiful area that is popular with outdoorsy types. If interested, you can sign up for a Lares Trek, a multi-day adventure where you see incredible mountains, lakes and verdant valleys. And what happens when nature calls? Well, you might be lucky enough to find yourself at the little pit stop below to answer that call while still enjoying the scenic beauty.
As the deepest lake in the USA, Crater Lake is truly something special. Located in the fifth oldest national park, Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, the lake is fed by rain and snow and is situated ‘in a sleeping volcano’ that collapsed thousands of years ago. The park is a popular destination for adrenaline junkies and admirers of natural beauty, and offers a unique toilet for visitors.
If you find yourself in the South Island of New Zealand, you may want to go backpacking through the beautiful Southern Alps. Make sure to explore the verdant terrain of Haast Pass, a mountain pass named after the 19th-century explorer Julius von Haast. An absolutely stunning area, you’ll be able to see all that nature has to offer from the nearby Alpine Club toilet.
The majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is located in the national park of the same name, an area brimming with natural beauty. You won’t want to miss anything while on your journey up, but sometimes breaks are necessary. With a toilet like this, you won’t even have to miss any of the gorgeous scenery.