$2,395 per person
3 Days


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Departure Location
Sydney, New South Wales
Return Location
Sydney,New South Wales
Tour Leader(s)
Scott McGregor
Price: $2395 Single supplement: $295
Price includes
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a quality hotel
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 2 dinners, including some drinks (limited to approx. a glass a meal)
  • Comfortable chartered coaches
  • Return train trip from Sydney on the Capertee Valley Explorer special heritage train
  • Winery and Heritage tour(s) with guides
Price does not include
  • All other personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, laundry services, camera fees where applicable
  • Meals and services not mentioned in itinerary
  • Transfers to and from Central Station in Sydney
  • Tour Plan
Tour Plan

DAY 1 • Saturday


Waiting at Central Station in Sydney will be your heritage train, “The Capertee Valley Explorer” made up of vintage carriages from the golden days of rail travel in the 1920’s (including lounge and sitting cars).

Departing at 8.00am, you’ll head west over the Blue Mountains to Lithgow and Wallerawang where you will swing onto the historic and scenic Mudgee branch line.

All the while, the vistas of the spectacular Capertee Valley will be on show.
In Rylstone you’ll swap your private train for a chartered coach for the short trip to Mudgee, where you’ll check in to your hotel, your home for the next 2 nights.

After a quick freshen-up, we head to dinner at one of Mudgee’s favourite establishments for a fun evening of wine, food and music.

Overnight: Parklands Resort Mudgee 4* OR Winning Post 4*, (B, L, D)

Day 2 • Sunday


After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we gather to begin a series of adventures.
First up are a couple of short tours.

One exploring the history and heritageof the town and another of the surrounding wine growing area. You’ll have some time for a wander around town and a coffee break before heading out on a choice of excursions: One to Gulgong, the home of a rich collection of museums and gold rush heritage buildings including the new Gulgong Holtermann photographic museum and the vast Gulgong Pioneer’s Museum.

The other excursion will take you to a selection of Mudgee’s wineries to enjoy relaxed tastings from the winemakers.

In the late afternoon we will take a short excursion north to Cooks Gap on the Great Dividing Range for a sunset soiree reception at Scott McGregor’s private and unique railway themed retreat, Ruwenzori.

Perched high on the mountains overlooking the valleys below, Ruwenzori is a collection of vintage railway carriages, restored in the Orient-express style, set amongst themed gardens and memorabilia. Featured in many travel articles and TV shows, it is a place that he loves to share with special friends.
Here, on top of the mountain, you’ll enjoy a Mudgee sunset with canapes and local beer and wine before heading back to your hotel or into town.

If you’re interested, you can kick on and enjoy the atmosphere at one of the many venues in Mudgee’s main street.

Overnight: Parklands Resort Mudgee 4* OR Winning Post 4*, (B, D)

Day 3 • Monday


This morning we travel by coach to Kandos, a former industrial hub, famous for cement making in the early part of the 20th century.

Here we explore the fascinating museum with its rural, colonial and industrial history before savouring a local morning tea at the old railway station where our train is waiting to depart back down the valley beyond.

Once again, you’ll be served a lovely lunch on board as your heritage train rolls on down the scenic Capertee Valley and over the magnificent Blue Mountains arriving in Sydney in the early evening. (B, L)

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