Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ruwenzori Retreat

After returning from Vanuatu we took another short journey, to somewhere completely different yet delightful in its own way. Ruwenzori  is a secluded bush retreat not far from Mudgee in central New South Wales. It consists of several 100 year old train carriages, restored to provide self-contained accommodation. We've travelled on several sleeper trains over the years (such as the Ocean in Canada, the Ghan and the Sunlander in Australia, and the Eastern and Oriental Express in Asia) and it was good fun to stay on a stationary train!

Scene from the state carriage

The dining car

The well-equipped kitchen

Kids would love the bunk beds

The site also offers great bush walks. A wombat hole ...

... and more signs of wombats!

We can also recommend the local region. Gulgong has a huge and fascinating museum, while Mudgee has wineries and plenty of delicious local food.

Lunch platter at Outside the Square Cafe, Mudgee. Yum!

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