TRAIN SPOTTING

In most Australian cities, trains are synonymous with weird smells, crowds and homeless people. Yet when it comes to accommodation options, it seems trains are right on track. No longer just a means of transportation, converted trains are the latest trend in accommodation styles popping up on Airbnb. Complete with bathrooms, fire places and dining areas, these trains are rivalling even the most modest hotel rooms. Whether it’s snuggling up with a loved one in the Blue Mountains or taking the family on an adventure to regional Victoria, Airbnb has a converted train carriage to suit everyone.

The Carriage, Blipin, NSW | $179AUD/night

The Carriage offers expansive views over 100 acres where you can watch cows graze in the paddock without another soul in sight. Whilst it’s not 5-star accommodation, it does sleep up to 4 people with 1 and a half bathrooms.

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Vintage Tram & Caravan, Lauriston, VIC | $150AUD/night

Dating back to the 1920’s, this vintage tram has been converted to a sleeper, complete with a 1950’s caravan for extra room. Located just 1 hour from Melbourne, this unique accommodation comes with an indoor wood fire, hammocks, veggie patch and board games. What more could you want!

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Royal Train Carriage, Pokolbin, NSW | $220AUD/night

Set in the heart of the vineyards, The Royal is a beautifully finished train complete with Rosewood walls, French antiques and a spa bath. Sleeping up to 2 people, The Royal’s surrounding property also offers a tennis court, outdoor spa and pool.

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The Angas Carriage, Alpine, NSW | $399AUD/night

This unique converted train is a fully refurbished and renovated original C1911 Angas carriage. Set on 40 acres in Alpine, it accommodates up to 9 guests, with 7 bedrooms featuring the charm of yesteryear.

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Safari Train Carriage, Pokolbin, NSW | $600AUD/night

Jump on board this African themed carriage, featuring double and single beds that sleep up to 8 people. Located close to the local wineries, this charming sleeper offers a unique escape away from the city.

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Kookaburra Yoga Stay, Bedfordale, WA | $131AUD/night

This eco-friendly, solar powered property is located at Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre in Perth Hills, overlooking natural bush and streams. Surrounded by kangaroos and kookaburras, this property also offers personal retreat programs, yoga classes and vegetarian meals.

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Retro Railway Carriage, Hazelmere, WA | $75AUD/night

Dating back to 1908, this retro railway carriage is a cosy escape located in the country, nestled on the edge of Swan Valley wine region near Perth. Relax on the carriage verandah with some local wines and cheese, perfect for watching the sunset amongst nature.

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Converted Steam Train, Forrest, VIC | $190AUD/night

Journey back in time with this Victorian era train carriage that has been converted to a 3 bedroom holiday house. Sleeping up to 6 people, this carriage is complete with a wood fire heater, kitchen and wifi.

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