Discover the sheer splendor of Australia when you stay at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, the luxury resort in the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains. Just 190 kilometers, or a 2.5 hour's drive from Sydney in New South Wales, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is remarkably accessible yet feels a world away. The quaint antique and curio shops of the surrounding Blue Mountain townships are all close-at-hand, as area attractions such as the Zig-zag Railway, cable car, Three Sisters, and Jenolan Caves.
The Wolgan Valley is approximately 26 kilometers long. It varies in width from six or seven kilometers at its widest points before it narrows to a bottleneck of just one kilometer where the Wolgan River cuts a deep gorge through the sandstone. Tall, almost vertical cliffs contrast with the Valley floor's gentle curve, and a private road branches off the Wolgan Road to follow the river through to the property. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is located at the southern end of the Valley, at the foot of Mount Wolgan and Donkey Mountain.
Using world-leading conservation measures, the original Homestead has been carefully restored to its former glory. Encompassing 40 free-standing luxury suites, each with its own private terrace and swimming pool, the luxury resort was built using today's cutting edge technology and perfectly echoes the original heritage architecture, allowing it to blend seamlessly with the vastness and dramatic beauty of Australia's Hinterland terrain. Recreating the Federation Period's rustic style, the resort's buildings offer a range of unique spaces to enjoy quiet moments with a good book or a drink or catch up on the day's events with friends luxurious setting.
Your Private Villa Awaits - The charming, freestanding villas await you at Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley. Each of the exclusive abodes feature spacious living areas to share with your loved ones, along with cozy fireplaces, private pools, and picturesque verandas designed to immerse you in the atmospheric Blue Mountains surroundings. Enjoy a fully inclusive experience with gourmet breakfast, lunch, and dinner included in your stay.
Dining - Celebrating an authentic garden-to-table philosophy in the Blue Mountains. The Finest Local Ingredients - Under the helm of renowned Australian chef James Viles, the restaurants champion local, seasonal produce grown in the garden, foraged from the reserve, and sourced from the region’s best specialty farmers and producers to create one-of-a-kind menus. Immersed in beautiful Wolgan Valley, enjoy spectacular meals perfectly tailored to your exacting tastes and inclusive with your accommodation package, surrounded by the spectacular Blue Mountains.
''The Wolgan Dining Room By James Viles'' - Capturing that quintessential Australian warmth and serving seasonal creations for breakfast and dinner, the creative kitchen showcases the region’s finest ingredients, sourcing sustainable produce from the Greater Blue Mountains and the surrounding regions of Orange, Mudgee, and the Hunter Valley. Relish just-baked breads and pastries, and hearty cooked breakfasts, then return at evening for the restaurant’s à la carte menus. The dishes here are inspired by Mother Nature’s bounty on the doorstep and are crafted with honesty, purity, and a true sense of place and reflect the seasons of this beautiful valley.” Chef James Viles sits down with us to share his excitement about the Chef’s Garden and what he loves most about the Greater Blue Mountains.
''Country Kitchen'' - Centrally located in the Main Homestead, the warm and welcoming restaurant serves delectable lunches and small plates to satisfy afternoon cravings. Carefully curated from locally sourced ingredients with ongoing seasonal updates, the tempting menu is updated daily with the chef’s market finds. Enjoy a lazy lunch on the Country Kitchen’s veranda, a wide and open terrace with the lush valley's panoramas.
''Valley Bar & Terrace''- Centrally located in the Main Homestead, the warm and welcoming restaurant serves delectable lunches and small plates to satisfy afternoon cravings. Carefully curated from locally sourced ingredients with ongoing seasonal updates, the tempting menu is updated daily with the chef’s market finds. Enjoy a lazy lunch on the Country Kitchen’s veranda, a wide and open terrace with the lush valley's panoramas.
''Private Dining'' - Whatever the occasion, Executive Chef James Viles and his team will create mouth-watering menus for you, using ingredients from the chef’s garden and the region’s world-class, gourmet producers. From Krug Champagne picnics and BBQ dinners under the stars to decadent in-villa dining, local food tastings, and private restaurant celebrations, your special private dining experience is waiting to unfold.
''1832 Wolgan Gin'' - Taste-test the own 1832 Wolgan Gin, infused with seven native botanicals that create a flavor profile distinctive to the region. Hand-picked, lemon-scented tea tree, coriander seed, finger lime, juniper berry, angelica root, orris root, and licorice root all combine to make the bespoke blend, best enjoyed on site.
The Spa - Restore Balance & Vitality - Experience Australian beauty at the serene sanctuary, with organic facials, massage, scrubs, and wraps inspired by Wolgan Valley's riches. Feel your tensions unravel from the moment you dip a toe in the spa’s hot and cold outdoor pools. Continue your indulgent spa journey luxuriating in the aromatic steam room and restorative sauna, and then wholly unwind as you recline. Each of the six sublime treatment rooms are fitted with a Japanese-style soaking tub and designed with views of the heavenly surrounds in mind to deliver a complete sensory experience. ''Find Your Glow'' - Achieve lasting results following in-depth skin analysis and tailored facial therapies to target your needs. The therapists use nutrient-dense products by Sodashi, Australia’s finest chemical-free spa range, and paramedical performance-focused facials. ''Body Therapies'' - Succumb to the powerful body treatments created to relax, uplift, and reset. Using rich, nourishing oils inspired by the bounty of Wolgan Valley, the therapists will hydrate your skin, manipulate pressure points and unblock your energy flow from head to toe with a series of massages, wraps, and scrubs.
Adventures - ''Explore By Horseback'' - Take in the majesty of Wolgan Valley atop one of the resort's beautiful horses - the sprawling reserve was made for riding. Choose from a 90-minute trail ride or a tailored, half-day journey in the surrounding valley. Or, for equestrian novices, there’s the opportunity to get acquainted with the charming horses with a stable tour or an introductory arena ride.
''Bushwalking in the Blue Mountains'' - Inhale the clean, crisp air as you are guided through verdant grasslands, pristine creeks, river crossings, and mountain treks in the 2,800-hectare reserve. Hikes can be tailored to suit fitness levels and interests, exploring wildlife, bush ecology, or cultural heritage. From the Glow Worm Tunnel walk to more challenging Donkey Mountain treks, there are adventures for everyone.
''Discover the Conservation Initiatives'' - Make your stay even more meaningful by joining the conservation team on a fascinating journey into the ecology of the Blue Mountains, helping to restore and protect this precious habitat. Get up close with Australia’s native wildlife and woodland ecology and learn about how you can positively impact the beautiful environment, making a difference for a better tomorrow.
''Nocturnal Wildlife Spotting Tour'' - This 4WD tour provides a memorable opportunity to observe some of Australia’s unique wildlife when they are most active. As the sun goes down, many of our smaller, less common animals emerge from their burrows, nests, tree hollows, and dens to start foraging throughout the night. Your Field Guide will seek out the best places to encounter possums, wombats, gliding marsupials, and owls, and observe the nocturnal behavior of kangaroos, wallabies, and wallaroos.