1) Port Augusta, South Australia
Pt Augusta is useful as a stop for fuel and the toilet if you’re wanting to head over west from Adelaide, or up north. You wouldn’t even really stop for food here except you kind of have to – it’s a long slog in any direction from Port Augusta, just make your halt a brief one.
2) Zurich, Switzerland
It may boast a decent quality of life, but Zurich is as boring as bat poop. Sterile and predictable, unless you’re a finance banker Zurich doesn’t really have much to offer.
3) Oslo, Norway
If you’re a city person who doesn’t want a bar of cycling, hiking, or the cold weather, we suggest you skip Oslo. It’s freezing, dark for around six months of the year, and trying to find anything in the city to pass the time will burn a hole in your wallet.
4) Ota shi, Gunma, Japan
Makes the list because this writer has lived there, otherwise you’d fail to even find it in any other top 10 boring list; Ota is so insignificant we’re surprised it even makes Google Maps. There’s nothing to do here but get drunk at one of the very few ‘izakaya’ (bars) adjacent to the main train station, or hang out at the giant Aeon Mall and the hot springs spa centre in the car park.
5) Salisbury, Adelaide
Want to buy a second hand car? Got to Salisbury, in Adelaide’s north. There’s not much more to do than trawl one used car yard after the other, and since the highway out of town mostly by-passes Salisbury these days you’ve really got no reason to visit at all.