Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is Australia’s first conservation-led luxury resort. It sits lightly on a private 4,000 acre wildlife reserve, a place of haunting beauty where ancient ranges frame the sublime 26km-long Wolgan Valley.
The original Homestead has been carefully restored by local craftsmen to exude a real sense of colonial times. It features unique spaces in which to enjoy quiet moments with a good book or a drink, or catch up on the events of the day with friends in a luxurious view-filled setting.
Forty free-standing luxury villas (each with their own private terrace and swimming pool) have been constructed using cutting-edge technology and carbon-zero initiatives, but fashioned to echo the original heritage and blend seamlessly with the beauty of the terrain.
Personal service is paramount at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley and Field Guides are always on hand to inspire guests on how best to indulge in the truly great outdoors.
The elegant One&Only Spa features six double treatment rooms, each with its own Japanese-style soaking tub to complete the experience.
Visitors to Sydney are always amazed when they make the drive into the Blue Mountains region – Australia’s most accessible World Heritage listed wilderness. It covers over one million hectares and features some of the most breathtaking vistas in Australia, an inspiring mix of rainforest, blue-hazed valleys, golden sandstone escarpments, eucalypt forest, canyons and windswept heathlands.
As well as natural beauty, the Blue Mountains is home to some of the country’s most charming towns and villages, offering authentic eco-tourism experiences, unique Australian boutique shopping and interactive nature and wildlife educational experiences. The area is also a wonderful environment for rejuvenation and health and well-being experiences.
During your stay, your breakfast, lunch and dinner, non-alcoholic beverages and a select range of local wine and beer with meals are included in the tariff. You can also take advantage of two on-site nature-based activities per day.
For additional cost you may like to have The Tailor arrange:
The Country Kitchen
A providore-style casual dining room, The Country Kitchen is the ideal choice for lunch or an afternoon snack. Located in the main homestead, tantalise your taste buds with the scent of freshly baked artisan bread and house-roasted coffee.
Wolgan Valley Dining Room
Breakfast and dinner are served in the Homestead’s spacious Wolgan Dining Room, where the choice of seating is indoors, perhaps by the fireplace in winter, or out on the huge terrace overlooking the reserve during the warmer months.
Luxury is combined with an understated elegance at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley wherever guests choose to dine in the resort; enjoy a leisurely meal with friends and family, or dine in more intimate settings.
Valley Bar & Terrace Lounge
The Valley Bar & Terrace Lounge offers guests the chance to unwind and relax, regardless of the time of day. The atmosphere is comfortable and informal, both inside the bar and al fresco.
Accommodation is in 40 free standing villas – 36 x one bedroom, 3 x two bedroom and 1 x two bedroom villa with staff quarters – all with separate living and bedroom areas, verandah and sun deck and private swimming pool.
Constructed from wood and stone materials and designed in Federation-style, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley’s 36 Heritage Villas are ideal for single guests, or couples looking for luxurious surroundings on a romantic break. Each has a private aspect, offering stunning views of the valley beyond. A private pool features its own deck surrounded by a garden of native plants and shrubs, and a spacious verandah.
Inside, a central, double-sided fireplace of local sandstone separates the bedroom from the lounge. Attention has been paid to ensure the fixtures and fittings are reminiscent of the Federation period, right down to the last hinge, light switch and glass-blown shade. Warm, earthy tones and thick, neutral linens are complimented by locally-crafted wooden furniture that typifies the lodge’s timeless style and elegance.
Villas feature the latest in entertainment and internet technologies, while thoughtful extras, such as binoculars, let you get up close and personal with the wildlife without having to leave the deep-cushioned comfort of the sofa.
A luxurious bathroom features twin sinks, separate shower and bath.
Total internal area: 83 square metres
An ideal family retreat or perfect luxury honeymoon hideaway, each of the three Wollemi Villas presents as a private lodge. With a large living room, separate lounge and dining areas and two spacious bedroom suites, Wollemi Villas offer guests the convenience of two ensuite bathrooms.
Each suite takes full advantage of the expansive views and backdrop of imposing escarpments. The villas are thoughtfully arranged to provide families with sufficient space as well as separate areas, to be together, or find a peaceful nook to curl up and enjoy a good book.
The main bedroom has a king-size bed, while the second suite is furnished with a king-size zipper bed, which can easily be separated to create a twin arrangement.
Whether dining in and celebrating with a family meal, watching a film from the resort’s extensive collection, relaxing on the verandah or enjoying a dip in the pool, the Wollemi Villas offer the perfect environment to make the most out of the unique location.
Total internal area: 201 square metres
There is only one Wolgan Villa and, with a total area of 410 square metres it is the epitome of space and luxury. A totally self-contained lodge, the Wolgan Villa is set away from the main resort, amidst a huge and richly landscaped garden with private terraces and swimming pool. It is the ideal retreat for a get-together with friends or family in stunning surroundings, or the perfect sanctuary for an indulgent escape with a special someone.
An expansive living and dining room as well as a beautifully equipped gourmet kitchen make cooking and entertaining a true pleasure.
Two spacious bedroom suites each have their own bathroom, and private staff quarters or third guest room ensures a level of luxury found only at the pinnacle of exclusive accommodations.
Total internal area: 245 square metres
Nearest major city/town
City – Sydney
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is located approximately less than three hours’ drive from Sydney.
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is open all year. Minimum length of stays apply over peak periods (from prior to Christmas to early January).