get it?? train? bahahahahaha
So I forgot to include the important detail that there was an Australian tour group on our train ride and one of the lady was demonstrating for the tourguide how to call COOEE when you are lost in the Outback and then someone will come help you. She mentioned that she sometimes calls it in other places and then knows if there are any other Australians in the area.
I have been taking advantage of this “Australian call” and using it to find and befriend Aussies in Whistler. Which is going pretty well for me, since about 50% of the locals are from Australia.