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NSW’s Favourite Bush Retreat for Family Retreats and Romantic Getaways
Ruwenzori Retreat provides exclusive, secluded, and fully self-contained accomodation in Mudgee, the food and wine-lover’s paradise, in Central West NSW. A life-long labour of love and the private hideaway of TV personality and rail enthusiast Scott McGregor, it is also amongst some of the most popular accomodation in Mudgee.
To make it even more exclusive, Ruwenzori has a single hire policy which means you have this special place all to yourself!Read more
Retreats along the Great Dividing Range at Mudgee
Perched high on the Great Dividing Range, Ruwenzori boasts sweeping views and is surrounded by 25 hectares of native bush, offering absolute peace and privacy. Living and sleeping in converted 100-year-old railway carriages – decorated in Orient Express style luxury – guests are provided with self-contained accommodation for up to 13 people, configured to suit couples, families or groups of friends in complete privacy.
Spend your days relaxing, reading a book in the hammock or sipping wine on the veranda, gazing out at this truly magical place. Or head down to have fun in the Station Museum games room and marvel at the incredible collection of memorabilia. Or get out and explore the bush trails where granite boulders rise high above a wide variety of flora and an abundance of wildlife.
Take a wine tour, enjoy dinner in one of Mudgee’s quality restaurants or better still, have an exclusive, privately catered dinner, indoors or out on site at the trains.
At Ruwenzori, the choice is yours!
“We had a great time here! The photos online don’t do Ruwenzori justice. There’s so much to see and do here; we spent much of our time examining the many artefacts and studying the details of the state car. Will be back – with friends!”
Harlan and Jess
One of the most perfect NSW romantic getaways and family retreats
Ruwenzori Retreat is a secluded paradise, nestled in the rolling hills of the Mudgee wine region. Staying in century-old railway carriages, you and your guests will experience superbly restored historical lodgings, complete with hotel grade linen and bedding and beautiful antique furniture and fittings. All complemented with mod cons like marble bathrooms, under floor heating, TV’s complete with DVD library, and a fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher and the most necessary appliance of all, the espresso coffee machine!
Upon stepping out of your beautiful carriage, you’ll be immersed in cottage-style gardens and pristine views across the Great Dividing Range. Walk a little further and take a bushwalk on our very own property, something that will make your visit to Ruwenzori even more special.
Here’s a great review from the Weekend Australian Magazine travel feature –
‘Sensational Australian Sleepovers’, enjoy the read!
Also another story from Traveller magazine from 2016