driven at least
1000km and finally made your trip to
the Tip of Australia
- the northernmost point of mainland Australia, your expectations are
right up and you won't be disappointed - you drive through some of the
most beautiful rainforest called Lockerbie
Scrub and once you reach the
coast there are excellent views over emerald blue waters..
"Oh, but what was that?",
you say as you drive past some abandoned buildings in total disrepair!
How is this possible - HERE??? Everyone
comments on Pajinka
and everyone asks the same question - what the heck happened???
You stop your vehicle and have a look around and you get more
and more astonished for every step you take. This was apparently a
luxury multi zillion dollar resort, and it's not like the
to clean up and sell the equipment - s/he
has literally walked out and
left millions of dollars worth of equipment to rot here in the bush!!???
There are cool rooms, solar panels, huge oil tanks, generators, you
name it... all that could have been sold instead of leaving them behind
- which owner could
You see the remains of a gate on the main road and work out that
once upon a time you
would have had
to be the resort guest to drive the
way to the Tip
- the way you now drive for free.
On the left hand side of the gate are remains of a camping ground and a
car park from which you would have had to walk to The Tip along a
now-broken-down rainforest boardwalk if you weren't a guest of the
Wow. What's happening???
Things normally improve over the time - how come in a place like THIS -
right on the Tip of Australia they have fallen back like this??
Well if you're an Australian
taxpayer you don't want to hear :-(
It was built on the land that was given back to indigenous people. So the Government bought it
off the owners and gave it to the local
Aboriginal people. We
cannot blame them for not having an European-style business mind, but
it is really unfortunate because we could have had a lovely resort 500
metres from the Tip of Australia.
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