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Ruwenzori Retreat

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Our secluded bush retreat, perched high on the Great Dividing Range, commands spectacular panoramic views and is one of Australia's most unique retreats. Beautifully restored century-old vintage railway carriages decorated in Orient Express style luxury are the feature of your stay, providing self-contained accommodation for up to 13 people - ideal for couples, families, friends and groups. The retreat is single-hire, which means you'll have this hideaway all to yourselves. Surrounding the carriages are beautiful gardens, water features and an extraordinary assortment of station buildings, railway memorabilia and objets d'art. Spend your time wandering the network of bush tracks and lookouts, party around the large outdoor fire place, explore the museum and games room, or just relax with a good book, sipping wine on the verandah, gazing out to the distant ranges and soak up the tranquillity and character of this magical place.
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Cooks Gap, NSW, 2850 193 Ridge Rd, Mudgee, New South Wales 2850 Australia
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Mudgee Airport14 mi
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We felt privileged to be able to stay in such a quirky, obviously much loved, everything train place all on our own! A perfect place for a quick break two weeks before Christmas - luxurious big sleeps, cherry picking, book reading, ambling trails to explore and perfectly timed
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This is a unique and special place to stay. The carriages have been beautifully restored but still retain their period feel. It is not 5 star but is very comfortable and unlike anything else. The outside facilities are lovely and the view is superb. We have stayed there twice
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The place was amazingly beautiful and well reserved! Photos do not do it justice and you have to be there to feel it. There were 13 of us and the place was just perfect. There were still heaps of space to move around and explore even with a large group like us. We absolutely
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Ruwenzori is a wonderful and unique ‘retreat’ and was perfect for our family gathering. We had wonderful winter weather and made the most of the excellent fire pit, the BBQ, roaming all the bush trails and relaxing in the sun. The views are spectacular, especially the amazing
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We spent a very memorable weekend at Ruwenzori retreat. The carriages were warm and comfortable and the outdoor setting and fire pit were terrific. The overall setting was beautiful. Everything we needed was supplied and we all (including the kids) had a wonderful time. Adam
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Hi Tania, Thanks for the enquiry. The little doggie would be ok at this stage as long as you understand we have a wild bush setting, unfenced and lots of native animals around. Can't take any responsibility for your pet. You can see the availability and cost by entering your request on our booking page on the web site, just google Ruwenzori Retreat Hope that's ok and please call if you need any other assistance on 0413 753 269 regards, Scott
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"Can't go wrong with any carriage."
"It's an exclusive hire so draw straws for beds perhaps"
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