“It’s thrilling to get so close to kangaroos, wallabies and gorgeously sleek wallaroos, with their dark grey fur. They are very elegant – like the aristocrats of the animal kingdom – and gather in mobs across the hills. I count at least 50 of them.”
To experience the Blue Mountains in complete luxury look no further than Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, an immaculate eco-resort surrounded by a 7000-acre nature reserve. This eco-sensitive resort consists of a grand central homestead and 40 free standing suites – all with separate living and bedroom areas, a verandah and private swimming pool. Most of the suites are one-bedroom, but four larger suites are also available. Facilities include the One&Only Spa, with six treatment rooms, a fitness centre and outdoor swimming pool. The resort also offers a number of guided walks and wildlife spotting safaris. Children of all ages are welcome.