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Rydal Mount Retreat Centre has a group residential facility in the village of Rydal, the Rydal Mount Retreat Centre. For more information on this property, click the pictures above.
For information about the village of Rydal, and how to get there, keep scrolling down this page.
For the comfort of the majority of people who stay on this property, please note that we have a policy of no pets and no smoking in the rooms.
How to get to Rydal
Rydal is on the Main Western Railway Line. There is an XPT train each day from Sydney which arrives in Rydal just before 10 am. The XPT passes through Rydal at 6 pm each evening for Sydney. Booked seats are necessary on the XPT's. For train reservations book here or call 132232
The Village of Rydal
On 1 July 1871 the first steam train arrived in Rydal and for a while it was the terminus of the Western Line. People traveling to the west came by train from Sydney to Rydal and then by Cobb and Co coach to towns like Bathurst, Orange, Wellington and Forbes. The gold and farm produce of western NSW was loaded on the train for Sydney. Rydal then had eight hotels, five blacksmiths and five stores and was probably the busiest railway station in the State after Central. In later years and until the introduction of motor coaches, people wishing to visit Jenolan Caves came to Rydal by train, then by horse-drawn vehicle to the Caves . Today Rydal is a quiet and sleepy hamlet.