As the worldwide first hotel to achieve internationally accredited carbon-neutral certification by CarbonZero, the Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is an eco-friendly retreat in the setting of Australia’s Greater Blue Mountains. Become one with the unspoiled wilderness, go horseback riding, learn about aboriginal sites or sit beside the campfire under the night sky and get lost in the sea of bright stars. The Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a luxurious sanctuary of tranquility, privacy and full of natural wonders.

Location

Why is the Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley one of the best places to stay during your trip into the bush of New South Wales?

Situated on Australia’s Great Dividing Range between two national parks, the Wolgan Valley is a stunning haven ready to explore the wonders of the Greater Blue Mountains’ World Heritage-listed region. The Wolgan Valley is approximately 26 kilometers long and seven kilometers wide, which provides guests with great panoramic views and absolute tranquility. Take the picturesque drive along rough cliffs as the road winds along the Wolgan River to reach the Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley resort.

Key Facts

  • located within a 7,000-acre conservation and wildlife reserve
  • Sydney Airport via Richmond and Bells Line is approximately 191 km (2-hr drive) away
  • Wolgan Valley has an authentic heritage relating to early settlement dating from 1832
  • the resort can be accessed via private transfer, helicopter or self-drive

What is special?

  • located on Australia’s Great Dividing Range between the Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park, within the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains
  • the resort gives you a sense of freedom as it occupies just one percent of its own 7,000 acre conservancy and surrounds you with nothing but nature
  • the valley benefits from a temperate climate, which guarantees a pleasurable stay year-round

What do the guests say?

  • guests call it “THE best place” they have ever stayed at and are impressed by the unbelievable service, comfort location and wildlife
  • vacationers love the country elegance of the resort, finished off with world-class food, service and beautiful aesthetic
  • the one-of-a-kind scenery with marvelous cliffs and escarpments impressea guests and makes the stay a memorable experience

Accommodation

How is my private space? Will I be able to observe the wildlife from my room?

36 free-standing Heritage Villas, crafted in sandstone and natural wood, invite to linger away comfortably at the open fire of your home away from home. Spacious windows generously flood the entire villa with light and provide stunning views of the surrounding mountain landscape from every angle. Enjoy the tranquility of the estate, take a dip in your private pool and watch the sunset over the mountain tops.

Key Facts

  • 40 free-standing villas, each with its own private pool and spacious living area with a double-sided fireplace
  • the villas are inspired by Federation-style architecture, constructed from natural wood and stone sourced within the region
  • private decks with stunning views of the valley and surrounding nature

What is special?

  • complimentary binoculars enable you to observe the wildlife from the comfort of your room to make sure you never miss out on anything
  • enjoy a family night in your villa, starting with a freshly made meal, followed by watching a movie from the resort’s film collection
  • cozy up on a comfortable daybed in the lounge of your villa next to the fireplace while getting lost in the book you always wanted to finish

What do the guests say?

  • travelers are impressed by the spacious rooms, which feel more like luxurious one-bedroom houses
  • capacious skylit showers and baths overlooking the valley make vacationers’ stays recreative and extra special
  • guests love the private heated plunge pool to warm up while enjoying an uninterrupted view of the valley and wildlife

Pools & Spa

Where can I rest after a long day of adventures on the valleys trails?

Take advantage of the restorative powers of nature and swim in the panoramic pool or relax in a unique and calming environment. Situated within a private tranquil setting, the One&Only Spa is surrounded by imposing cliffs and canyons and offers a range of massages and treatments to help you relax and recover from even the longest trail hike.

Key Facts

  • the fitness center and spacious swimming pool will keep you active if you decide to stay in the resort
  • a steam room, sauna and relaxation area invite to rest and unwind
  • the One&Only Spa only uses “Sodashi, the world’s purest spa brand

What is special?

  • all treatment rooms feature breathtaking valley views of majestic cliffs and canyons so you can indulge in a calming spa treatment while not missing out on the wildlife
  • tune into your subconscious and find your balance during a yoga session with the resident yogi
  • the heated pool allows you to get drunk on a sea of stars while stargazing from the water

What do the guests say?

  • the connection to nature during treatments is a highlight for many guests
  • travelers love the holistic approach to beauty treatments and especially appreciate the use of high-quality products
  • guests enjoy the temperature-controlled pool, so they are able to have a swim early in the morning or late at night even in colder weather

Culinary

What specialties can I find on the menu? Do I have more than one restaurant to choose from?

The cuisine is enhanced by a culinary philosophy based on seasonal, regional and organic produce from local private farmers and vintners. Showcasing exceptional high cuisine standards, the Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley offers a wide range of elegant and casual dining settings. Indulge in a six-course menu, taste regional specialties and end your day with an exquisite cocktail while stargazing on the panorama terrace around the fire pit.

Key Facts

  • the Wolgan Dining Room hosts elegant dinners at night as well as delicious breakfasts in a more casual environment
  • the providore-style “Country Kitchen” serves lunch with a seasonally driven menu and produce all sourced locally
  • the “Valley Bar and Lounge” offers a wide menu of specially-crafted cocktails for any taste
  • a heritage kitchen garden, dating back to 1832, inspires many of the regional dishes

What is special?

  • take advantage of the private dining options and spend time with your significant other at a romantic dinner under the stars or dine in an intimate setting in your villa
  • the renowned cellar houses some of the finest wines and spirits in the country
  • enjoy a special meal with your loved ones and order the gourmet picnic of home-grown delights to feast in a beautiful scenery on cushions and soft blankets

What do the guests say?

  • guests love having lunch on the veranda by the pool
  • the exceptional service and knowledgeable waiters and bar men impresses even the most critical guest
  • vacationers appreciate the flexibility to dietary restriction and are happy that every meal is double checked

Activities

How can I spend my day in the Wolgan Valley? What can I do outside of the resort?

The conservation efforts of the One&Only Wolgan Valley blend in perfectly with the range of offered excursions. Discover the valley’s flora and fauna on wildlife safaris, horse riding adventures and heritage tours, or help to preserve the surrounding wildlife in one of the conservation activity excursions. Highlights include the discovery journey to the Glow Worm Tunnel on the Newnes Plateau or simply starting your day with a series of sun salutations with the best view of the stunning panorama.

Key Facts

  • relaxing practices like meditation, yoga or creative art sessions are offered on the panoramic patio
  • activities include wildlife safaris, mountain bike riding, picnics, bushwalking, heritage tours, tennis, swimming and horse riding
  • guest can seek fossils, shoot arrows or learn bush survival skills
  • private personalized experiences and excursions can be arranged to fulfill any needs

What is special?

  • discover the valley on one of the many horseback riding trails with astonishing views of the Newnes Plateau
  • finish your wildlife tour with some champagne and delicious canapes from the kitchen
  • plant a tree and learn about the resort’s dedication to conserving the valley

What do the guests say?

  • guests love cycling on the stunning 20 km Western trail with complimentary mountain bikes
  • vacationers recommend booking an excursion with the knowledgeable and friendly field guides Ben and Cara
  • the helpful staff and their willingness to go out of their way to create the perfect personalized activities for the guest, impresses even the most frequent travelers
  • families enjoy the horse trails and especially love riding through creeks with the horseback guides