Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley is an ultra-luxury conservation based resort, located 2.5 hours’ drive from Sydney in the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains region. Set on 7,000 acres of carbon-neutral conservation and wildlife reserve, the resort combines absolute luxury with a quintessentially Australian bush experience. Recognised as one of the finest hotels in the world, the resort offers a unique blend of seclusion, native wildlife, dramatic natural beauty, conservation and heritage combined with unsurpassed luxury facilities and outstanding food and wine.
Wolgan Valley offers every imaginable luxury that will ensure your stay is memorable for years to come.
This ultra-luxury resort occupies just two per cent of the total land area and features 40 elegantly appointed, free-standing accommodation suites, each with its own heated swimming pool, double-sided fireplace and private veranda with stunning views of the Wolgan Valley and rugged sandstone escarpments. With spacious living areas, complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service, you will find this accommodation to be a sanctuary of privacy in which to unwind and enjoy the beauty of the area as there is enough space for the whole family to find an spot to themselves or an activity to enjoy.
All resort accommodation and amenities have been designed using cutting-edge technology and innovative conservation measures whilst perfectly echoing the heritage architecture of the original Homestead located on the property.
The Wolgan Suite is the nestled in a private corner of the resort is perfect villa for a family celebration. This expansive 410 square metre suite offers panoramic views of the Valley and Blue Mountains and is completely self-contained. The generous living and dining room, fully equipped gourmet kitchen make entertaining with family and friends a pleasure, while a private butler service is available to anticipate and accommodate every need and wish. Two spacious bedrooms each with their own bathroom and a third guest room, which can also serve as private staff quarters, ensure a level of luxury and privacy unlike any other.
The two-bedroom Wollemi Suite is also an ideal family retreat or intimate wedding hideaway, each of the two-bedroom Wollemi Suites present as a private lodge. Featuring a large living room with separate lounge and dining areas and two spacious bedrooms this is the ideal sanctuary in the heart of the Wolgan Valley.
With extensive views of the Greater Blue Mountains, each suite takes full advantage of the expansive backdrop. The suites have been thoughtfully designed to provide space to gather with family and friends or a peaceful retreat to relax with a good book. The main bedroom features a king-size bed while the second bedroom can accommodate either a king bed or two king singles.
Wolgan Valley offers amazing dining experiences as well, including the magnificent Wolgan Dining Room with panoramic valley views; The Country Kitchen, a providore-style casual restaurant serving lunch and lighter meals; the Valley Bar & Terrace; a walk-in wine cellar with over 150 carefully selected wines and an assortment of local cheeses; and the Creekside Room, the perfect private dining room for your special celebration. The chef sources all produce from local suppliers and wines from regional vineyards, a true paddock to plate experience.
If you are looking for a bit of luxurious pampering the resort’s spa is the ultimate a tranquil retreat that features an extensive range of exquisite treatments designed to revitalise mind, body and soul. The spa incorporates Australia’s own Sodashi skin care products, which are 100% natural and chemical-free.
Home to a unique range of native wildlife and flora, with an ancient geological heritage, guests are able to choose from a broad range of guided tours and activities that the resort has on offer, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Explore the beautiful hills, creeks and ridgelines on horseback. Choose from a 15 minuet beginner ride, one hour trail ride or a half day journey around the surrounding valley. They also have absolute beginner lessons and the total horse experience which is great for the children where you visit the stables, meet the horses, participate in stable activates and feed the horses their favourite treats.
Walk the reserved trails and appreciate the diversity of plants and wildlife. Enjoy a leisurely and insightful stroll through the beautiful landscape of the Wolgan Valley in the company of one of the Resort’s passionate and knowledgeable Field Guides, stop and enjoy the quiet with a river side picnic.
Beyond the reserve is the historic Glow Worm Tunnel walk which makes for a truly unique and memorable experience for the whole family to enjoy.
Mountain bikes are parked at every suite for the guests to enjoy the wide range of mountain bike trails, from a short leisurely ride to a viewing platform, through to longer more challenging trails. The trails offer an excellent opportunity for wildlife spotting, especially early morning and late afternoon. The resort can arrange for a private tour guide to take you on an adventure, you can even organise a gourmet picnic hamper to enjoy in a quiet spot along the way. The trails range from easy for the whole family to enjoy to hard for the thrill seeker.
Preserving the reserve is key to restoring the Wolgan Valley and surrounding Greater Blue Mountains region to their original pristine state. During your stay, contribute to the protection of the valley by spending an hour with our conservation team. Each day a different environmental aspect of the area will be addressed such as tree planting, weed control, animal surveys, testing of water quality, plant surveys, feral animal control, animal observation zones and more, great way for the children to learn about caring for our planet.
For those guests with an inquisitive mind Wolgan Valley offers two fabulous wildlife safaris. The Wildlife and Sundowner tour sets off just before sunset travelling between sheer sandstone cliffs you will see kangaroos, wallaroos, wallabies and smaller animals, you will visit the Wollemi Pine Cove to the world’s rarest tree species, travelling through the ancient sandstone escapements the tour concluded with canapés, refreshment and glad of bubbles and you watch the sun disappear.
Another amazing adventure is a drive in a luxury four wheel drive to explore the nocturnal world of the bush. Spot possums, wombats, owls and smaller species often only seen after dark before stopping at a remote valley to experience the magnificent southern sky at night.
Not to miss a thing, you are supplied a hot water bottle and a cosy blanket for your lap, the attention to detail appears to be effortless but completes a perfect stay and family weekend away together.