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Ruwenzori Retreat at Mudgee

House, Mudgee

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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Min 2 nights stay

13 guests
7 bedrooms
13 beds
3 bathrooms


Ruwenzori pron Roo-wen-zor-ee is a secluded, bush retreat near the food and wine-lover's paradise of Mudgee, in Central West NSW. Perched high on the Great Dividing Range, Ruwenzori boasts sweeping views and is surrounded by 25 hectares of 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 12 people, suiting couples, families and groups of friends. And as the retreat is single-hire, you won't be sharing with anyone else.

Spend your days exploring the bush trails where granite boulders rise high above a wide variety of flora and an abundance of wildlife. Or just relax reading a book in the hammock or sipping wine on the veranda, gazing out at this truly magical place.


Guest accommodation at Ruwenzori is in three large antique railway carriages - which feature all mod-cons. for your comfort.

In addition to the three accommodation carriages, Ruwenzori features many fascinating historical items from our railway past - you could spend all day just walking discovering the "treasures".

Surrounding the carriages are cottage-style gardens, fountains and an abundance of unusual "objets" which contribute to the unique and fascinating nature of Ruwenzori. In every corner of the garden is something interesting to see, or a secluded place to relax.


Most people like to spend time at Ruwenzori enjoying the peace. You won't see or hear anyone you don't want to see. We provide CDs, DVDs and lots of books. There's deck chairs and a fantastic stone day-bed-with-a view.

But if you feel like getting active, then there are some excellent bushwalks to do on our property - we provide a map of these and the trails are marked. They vary in length and offer terrific views, wonderful granite boulders and native flora and more of that treasured peace and quiet

At night star-gazing is wonderful as we are away from city lights - and a telescope is available.


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Child's high chair Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Games room Heating Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Stereo Towels provided Video library
Ruwenzori Retreat at Mudgee is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique, very enjoyable stay We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ruwenzori! So warm & comfortable, excellently provisioned with everything we needed. We will be back
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unforgettable Our family absolutely loved Ruwenzori. Huge property with beautiful garden surrounds and ponds. Amazing aspect with views to write home about. Never seen a sunrise so spectacular. The zero light pollution ensures it's one you'll never forget. And by night the sky's ablaze with stars you've probably never seen before. The trains are beautifully restored, with an industrial sort of overtone, and equipped to the hilt with everything from tons of vintage cutlery, to blenders, a sandwich press, and flavoured toothpicks. The sleeping carriages are no exception. The Whitman car has a kitchenette, and the beds in all cars are cosy and warm...everyone in our group commented on that. There are also beautiful views overlooking the valley through the western aspect windows in each car. The games room has everything you need to hang out there without having to run back up to the main carriages. There's a modern powder room, a bar fridge, and a sound system for your phone or iPod. Just don't forget to bring your aux cord. It was so nice walking around the property. There are so many places to sit and enjoy the spectacular views. The atmosphere here is wonderful. Since we stayed late May, it was cold, but the fire pit made it possible to remain outdoors to enjoy the night sky. This is definitely a place that draws you outside because it's so well equipped, situated, and designed. I can't forget to mention our host Phillip. He's so chillaxed and made us feel right at home. Overall we all had a superb stay. We will definitely be back!
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great location and interesting accommodation We really enjoined the location and accommodation in this part of NSW at Ruwenzori Retreat. It is was unique and well suited to our small group of friends to get together over the weekend . Would recommend to anybody looking for something different from traditional accommodation.
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from House at the lake We stayed for 3 nights and the house and views are perfect. We will come back!
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! We could not find anything to fault. Communication with Scott was great, welcome tour with Richard was informative and interesting. Carriages were warm, beautiful and well equipped. Surrounding bushwalks were well marked. Pit fire was perfect. We really can't fault anything.
Date published: 2016-07-18
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