Halloween is almost officially here, so thinking about ghost towns seems strangely appropriate. Abandoned townships serve as a reminder that human circumstances can change quickly, as well as often capturing the architecture of an earlier period in an unsullied form.
Picture by Amanda Slater
I’m appearing on Ten Breakfast this morning, discussing some of Australia’s more prominent ghost towns, ranging from places that have transformed their “ghost” status into a profitable tourism operation to largely-abandoned locations that can be tricky to access:
- Silverton, NSW
- Walhalla, Victoria
- Cook, South Australia
- Betoota, Queensland
- Gwalia, Western Australia
As this list on Wikipedia makes clear, that’s only scratching the surface. Which ghost towns do you recommend visiting, and why? Tell us in the comments.
Update: Video of my TV spot is now online.