Hidden in the vast interior of South Australia lies a ghost town that once bustled with life. Today, the village of Cook is home to lonely buildings and a population you can count on one hand – but in its heyday the location was an important part of the development of Australia’s interior. Established in 1917, Cook was originally built as a support town for the railway, with more than 50 people helping to maintain the tracks. Alight and wander the remote, time-worn town for a slightly eerie, unique glimpse of pioneering Australia.
On the fringes of Australia’s biggest sheep stations, this little outpost on the Nullarbor Plain is pure jackaroo country. By car, Rawlinna is a five hour trip from the nearest big town, Kalgoorlie. The Rawlinna Station is home to up to 80,000 sheep spread across 2.5 million acres. To put that into perspective, one paddock alone takes 8 hours to muster by plane.
During the Winter months Platinum and Gold Service guests will be invited to disembark to partake in drinks, canapes served around a bonfire under the wide Nullarbor skies.
In the warmer months (October through March), take it up a notch and enjoy dining under the stars – a unique outback dining experience like no other!