Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, in Australia’s Blue Mountains, represents a new breed of high-end hotels dedicated to preserving the natural world for generations to come. Low-density is the mantra at this nearly 4,000-acre property, centered around the restored Wallerawang homestead, dating back to 1832 and where Charles Darwin stayed as a guest.
There are 40 luxury suites, each with its own private swimming pool and a private verandah edged by aromatic native plants and shrubs. All lodges have sweeping views of the surrounding valley. Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is the only experience of its kind in Australia. The resort combines absolute luxury and seclusion with a quintessentially Australian bush experience.
Emirates Wolgan Valley’s seclusion is part of its charm, and with all-inclusive meals chances are you’ll do most of your dining at the resort. Featured either in The Wolgan Dining Room or Country Kitchen the food celebrates the unique range of local, fresh and seasonal produce. Dishes change according to the season and include specialties such as pork, venison, trout and lamb. Much of the hotel’s food is sourced from artisan suppliers within a 180-kilometre range, or grown in Wolgan’s own kitchen gardens.
A range of activities have been developed so you can make the most of the awe inspiring Wolgan Valley and the surrounding Blue Mountains region. If you’re keen to explore, be sure to take one: wildlife, Aboriginal history, colonial heritage and guided mountain bike tours are all included in the tariff. You can go horseback-riding, hiking or biking, though most popular are the wildlife safaris (to see kangaroos, wallaroos, wallabies and more). Through grassy plains and verdant valleys, these nature tours vividly illustrate how important—and admirable—this resort’s mission truly is.
The resort features a spa, fully-equipped gym and two grass tennis courts. The spa offers a range of holistic therapies that use the highest quality native plant essences and chemical free products.
Wolgan prides itself on being Australia’s first conservation-based luxury resort and is accredited by international group CarboNZero. Pastoral fencing has been removed, 175,000 indigenous trees have been planted and native wildlife reintroduced. Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is also a proud member of Leading Hotels of the World and is a founding member of the Luxury Lodges of Australia.
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