Ruwenzori Retreat

193 Ridge Road Cooks Gap Australia


This secluded bush retreat, Ruwenzori, perched high on the Great Dividing Range, commands spectacular panoramic views and is one of Australia’s most unique places to stay. Beautifully restored century-old vintage railway carriages, decorated in Orient Express style luxury, are the feature of your stay, providing you with self-contained accommodation for up to 13 people which is ideal for couples, families, friends and groups. The retreat is single-hire, which means you’ll have this amazing 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. The property extends along the ridge top and is home to a diverse range of native birds, wildlife and rare flora. They are close to Mudgee's wineries, villages and attractions. You can spend your time wandering the network of bush tracks and lookouts, party around the large outdoor fire place, play giant garden chess, 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 absolute tranquillity and character of this magical place.