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Blue Mountains – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort


  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fireplace
  • Private pool
  • Restaurants
  • Bar
  • Wine cellar
  • Cheese room
  • Day spa
  • Room service

Overview – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort

The much lauded Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort offers absolute luxury and total seclusion in the heart of the Australian bush.

The lush, untouched Wolgan Valley is situated between the Wollemi and Blue Mountains national parks. The region gets its name from “Wolga”, the local Aboriginal name for wild clematis found throughout the canyons, and is favoured by rock climbers and bush walkers for its natural beauty. Camping was once the only option in this pristine environment, but Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort now provides an ultra-luxurious yet carbon neutral alternative.

At the heart of this award-winning resort is the Wallerawang Homestead, built in 1832 by the Walker family as the base of their cattle grazing operations. Wallerawang once hosted eminent naturalist Charles Darwin, and is now home to the outstanding Wolgan Dining Room, the providore-style Country Kitchen, The Valley Bar & Terrace as well as an exquisite day spa. A cheese room and wine cellar round out the property’s smorgasbord of dining options.

Scattered around the homestead are 40 freestanding Federation-style villas, each furnished with their own private deck and temperature-controlled pool. Lounge in front of the fireplace and appreciate the views, or explore the magnificent Australian bush on the complimentary mountain bikes provided. Creature comforts such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service are standard in all villas. As the resort is so secluded, there is no mobile coverage making it a breeze to disconnect from the outside world.

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort offers accommodation on a full board basis, with two nature-based activities a day. Examples of what you may do include guided bushwalks and cycling. Guests are also invited to get their hands dirty, assisting with valuable conservation programs such as tree planting, water quality monitoring and animal surveys. Named by Condé Nast as one of the world’s best family hotels, kids at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort will love the many opportunities to spot icons of the Australian bush including wombats, kangaroos and koalas.

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Rooms – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort

Occupying just one percent of a 7,000-acre conservation reserve in the Blue Mountains, the 40 villas offer a range of different bedding configurations. Low-slung and unassuming from the outside, these cabins are the epitome of luxury, fitted with fireplaces and temperature-controlled private pools ideal for stargazing year round.

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Heritage Villas 83m²
These timeless one-bedroom stone and timber sanctuaries have double-sided fireplaces and folding doors leading out to the pool. Some units have a sofa bed that can be set up for a third guest at extra cost subject to availability. Capacity: 2 persons 

Wollemi Villas 201m²
These substantial two-bedroom two-bathroom villas are ideal for families or friends travelling together. A courtyard, deck and swimming pool provide plenty of space to unwind. Guests enjoy use of four mountain bikes. Capacity: 4 persons

Wolgan Villa 410m²
The most luxurious of the categories, the expansive Wolgan Villa is an entirely self-contained cabin with its own gourmet kitchen and garden. There are two ensuite bedrooms and a third guest room, which can serve as staff quarters. Also available is private butler service so your every need can be met. Capacity: 6 persons

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Facilities – One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort

  • 40 freestanding villas with private pools
  • Restaurants, bar, cheese room and cellar
  • Day spa
  • Complimentary use of mountain bikes
  • Tennis court
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour room service
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Activities – One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort

  • Bushwalking
  • Mountain biking
  • Scheduled conservation activities
  • Self-guided trails

Activities at extra cost:

  • 4WD tours
  • Archery
  • Horseback riding
  • Guided historical tours
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Getting There

Wolgan Valley is a scenic 3 hours’ drive through the Blue Mountains from Sydney’s CBD.

Combine With

Discover the stunning Central or South coasts of New South Wales or World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island. Alternatively, why not tick off Australia’s other top-rated properties on your holiday? Saffire Freycinet on Tasmania’s wild Freycinet Peninsula and Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island are two rare hotels in this blue-chip category.

  • Nominated as one of the world’s best family hotels in 2015 by Conde Nast Traveller
  • 5-star luxury on a 7,000-acre private wildlife reserve
  • A 100% carbon-neutral property for 5 years running
  • Delectable cuisine with food sourced from within a 160km radius
  • 120 resident vertebrate species and over 100 species of bird
  • Pristine Australian bush setting
  • Panoramic Blue Mountains views
  • Array of nature-based activities
  • Local conservation projects
  • Excellent wildlife watching

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