Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Cook, South Australia, Australia
Aug 29, 2011 - Glad we didn't drive!
We passed through one of the biggest sheep properties in the country-no surprises there. Cook was the only stop off we made during daylight and only stopped there for 20 minutes. It's pretty much a ghost town; once a service town. Now there only two inhabitants who look after the souvenir shop and the train drivers who swap over here and catch up on sleep. I was expecting the Nullabor to be more red earth and less scrub.Jump to full entry
Jul 1, 2010 - No trees...
Na het verlaten van Kalgoorlie doorkruisen we de Nullarbor vlakte, 200.000 km² niets. Absoluut niets. De naam Nullarbor komt van het Latijnse “nullus”, geen – nada – noppes – niks, en het al even Laitjnse “arbor”, boom. T zijn klevere kerels die Australiërs he! Het zijn ook bijzonder zotte en inventieve kerels. De Nullarbor is de thuis van ’s werelds langste/grootste golfterrein, “The Nullarbor Links”. Voor de kenners: het is een 18 hole par 72 golfterrein uitgesmeerd langs 1365 km van de Eyre Highway tussen Kalgoorlie en Ceduna....Jump to full entry
Nov 22, 2007 - Cook township... i.e. the middle of nowhere!
This entry is actually just about a place I stopped for 20 mintues, but it was probably the most remote part of Australia I have been too, I was on the Indian Pacific for 43 hours travelling from Perth to Adelaide and after about 30 hours we stopped at the hugely populated township of Cook, population 7! We had time to explore and got to see highlights such as the Cricket Club, the Jail and the 5 star hotel!!!!! The photo's don't show how remote it was at all. The train coming through is the height of excitment for the town and the sovenir...Jump to full entry
Mar 16, 2005 - Day 2 on the train
Mar 14 Today we woke up to the Nullarbor Plain which has the longest straight stretch of track in the world at 478 km. A 10 min stop in Cook was enough it was basically a ghost town with only 4 residents remaining. We spend most of the day playing cards or reading, a couple of girls from Victoria B.C. taught us a new game THANK GODJump to full entry