Love staying in the old train carriages at Carriageways, at about $95 we think its great value. They are looking a little tired since our first visit several years ago, but we still love it. Plenty of space. The galley has sufficient gear, but there is only microwave or frypan for cooking. We always use the outdoor fire BBQ, even on a cold night sitting at the big picnic table is a fun way to supp. Meanwhile the livestock graze over the fence and trains trundle by on the mainline. Reckon it would be great with family as in addition to the queen bed in a separate compartment,there are two sets of double bunks. In living area are table and chairs for 6 as well as armchairs and couch. The cathode ray TV could do with an upgrade. Two reverse cycle a/c provide climate control. Bathroom has electric radiator. No luxurious spa but heaps of atmosphere. Short drive into Dungog for supplies or to the Barringtops Nat Park. Jo was great as manager. Only thing missing was the clickety-clack of wheels on rail.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique holiday just 7km from Dungog with a variety of accommodation styles to choose from. With on site restaurant, swimming pool, games area and petting zoo, Carriageway offers something for everyone. We can accommodate up to 55 guests in cottages, spa suites, converted carriages and a Grand Homestead. With personalised service and country charm, come and see for yourself, why guests keep returning to Carriageway Crooks Park. ... more less