Ruwenzori sits high on the Great Dividing Range with lots of things in and around the property to enjoy.
The Mudgee region is a major destination for wine, food, history and nature exploration.
Things to do at RUWENZORI
Stunning Outdoor Dining – there are 5 different settings for al fresco relaxation
Games Room – play table and board games, win at table-tennis or put on your own variety show
Walking Trails – over 5 km’s of formed trails extend out from the trains to the ‘Top of the World’, ‘The Picnic Ground’, ‘The Tempest’ and beyond
Railway Museum – The industrial history of the Railways is on show with a sculpture walk, railway junk yard and thousands of items from our railway past
Relaxing indoors – enjoy various lounge room settings, complete with TVs and a movie library, writing desks, library, and board games galore.
Things to do in Mudgee, NSW
The Mudgee region offers over 40 wineries, many fabulous restaurants and cafes, a wide range of retail outlets, including specialist Providores for that special bottle of olive oil or jar of chutney and a number of easily accessible National Parks and Bush Reserves.
Some recommendations if you like food and wine:
The Mudgee/Orange area is now recognised as one of the world’s best known wine growing regions and there are wineries galore for you to explore.
Here are some of our favourites
Wineries – Lowes Wines, Petersons, diLusso, Oatleys at Craigmoor, Huntington Estate and Logan Wines.
Great Restaurants – The Blue Wren at Blue Wren Wines, The Pipeclay Pumphouse at Robert Stein Wines, The Zin House at Lowes Wines
Cafes and casual dining – ‘The Butcher Shop’ Cafes in Mudgee and Gulgong for great coffee, The Red Heifer at the Lawson Park Hotel for a great pub meal Eltons for Pizza, and the Old Mudgee Railway Station for good Indian.
Other interesting things – Mudgee Brewery, High Valley Cheeses, Lakelands Olives at Rylstone, the Honey Haven and there’s a farmer’s Market in town on the third Saturday of every month.
If you’re interested in history or the arts – visit the Historic Gold Town of Gulgong or poke your head in to one of the many Art Galleries in and around Mudgee
But if you’re more of an “outdoorsy type”…
There are many outstanding National Parks and reserves close by. Go to the National Parks website or their office in the main street of Mudgee for more information.
We particularly love Dunn’s Swamp, where you can hire a variety of watercraft from Wollemi Afloat.
The Observatory is a fascinating place to visit for adults and children. You do need to book!
The Mudgee Miniature Railway runs the second Sunday of each month, on the main road between Mudgee and Rwuenzori. Call (02) 6373 3626 for details.
Attractions Slightly Further Afield
Hill End is another fascinating Gold Mining village, see their website for details. If you like Australian history the History Hill museum is definitely worth a look.
The Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo is a 1 1/4-hour drive from Mudgee. Why not visit us en route?
Wellington Caves is worth a visit. A one-hour drive from Ruwenzori.