Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Blue Mountains, Australia

Features

  • Family Friendly
  • Fine Dining
  • Outdoors
  • Retreat
  • Wellness

Spa

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Pool
  • Thermal Facilities

To Do

  • Gymnasium
  • Hiking/walks
  • Horse riding
  • Kids club
  • Personal training
  • Pilates
  • Pool – Outdoor
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a conservation-focused resort nestled deep in the Blue Mountains in a dream-world of its own.

A 7000 acre carbon-neutral conservation and wildlife reserve dream world of its own, to be exact. In fact, you feel like you are doing a good deed just by coming here!

The Spa

Timeless Spa

Collaborating with Sodashi, Australia’s finest 100% chemical-free spa range, expert therapists use intuitive touch and the healing qualities of pure therapeutic-grade ingredients, to guide you through a truly holistic experience.

The Timeless Spa is aptly named as time stands still in this quiet corner of the resort. Tucked away in a tranquil natural setting surrounded by cliffs and canyons, the restorative powers of nature are harnessed.

Spa Facilities

  • 6 double treatment rooms featuring breathtaking views of the majestic Wolgan Valley escarpments
  • Relaxation lounge
  • Steam room and sauna
  • Plunge pool
  • Indoor/outdoor relaxation deck
  • Fully-equipped gymnasium
  • 25-metre outdoor infinity swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Tennis courts
  • Beauty salon
  • Yoga and Pilates private classes are available upon request

Spa Products

  • Exclusively, the Sodashi range

To Stay

Accommodation includes 36 Heritage Suites – 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 adjoins it.

Wollemi Suites feature a large living room, separate lounge and dining area and two spacious bedroom suites

The Wolgan Suite is a totally self-contained lodge – set away from the main resort, amidst a huge and richly landscaped garden with private terraces and swimming pool.

To Eat

Lunch at One&Only Wolgan Valley is a delight. Taking your seat on the open veranda, it’s hard to look at the menu when you are surrounded by the awe inspiring scenery.
A chalkboard informs you of the “WOLGAN FOOD PHILOSOPHY – seasonal, regional, organic where possible”.


Facilities and Activities

  • Wolgan Wildlife & Sundowner Tour
  • Nocturnal wildlife spotlighting & stargazing
  • Horse arena ride
  • Conservation hour
  • Guided walks
  • Colonial heritage tour
  • Aboriginal interpretive tour
  • Painting & photography
  • Tennis

For the Kids

From biking and hiking with family to learning about the surrounding wildlife and geologic wonders with Field Guides, Junior Rangers (under 8 years) and Senior Rangers (8 years and older) develop a reverence for nature during a wide range of activities.


Getting There

2600 Wolgan Road, Wolgan Valley, New South Wales, Australia

+61 2 6350 1800

Sydney Airport

Amanda ByramBy Amanda Byram

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a conservation-focused resort nestled deep in the Blue Mountains in a dream-world of its own. A 7000 acre carbon-neutral conservation and wildlife reserve dream world of its own, to be exact! In fact, you feel like you are doing a good deed just by coming here!

There are several ways to get to this hidden oasis. By planes, trains, automobiles and if you feel like being super swish, by helicopter. My travel buddy Jill and I arrived the scenic route by the more mundane mode of transport – an economy rental car. But there was nothing mundane or economy about our destination. Wolgan Valley is truly upper class.

Greeted at the main gates by two friendly guards, we were told to park our car and wait in the mini lodge for someone to come and get us. The ‘world’s friendliest staff member’ picked us up, swung past our car – stealth like – grabbing our bags almost without stopping, and took us on the bumpy three-minute ride through to our nirvana. There may well be several ways to GET to Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, but there really is only one way to leave. And that’s via cloud nine.

Timeless Spa

The Timeless Spa is aptly named as time stands still in this quiet corner of the resort. Tucked away in a tranquil natural setting surrounded by cliffs and canyons, the restorative powers of nature are harnessed. Facilities in the idyllic holistic haven include six double treatment rooms (featuring breathtaking views of the majestic Wolgan Valley) a beauty salon, steam room and sauna, a plunge pool and indoor/outdoor relaxation decks.

Collaborating with Sodashi, Australia’s finest 100% chemical-free spa range, expert therapists use intuitive touch and the healing qualities of pure therapeutic-grade ingredients, to guide you through a truly holistic experience.

The Treatment

SODASHI Facial – I was greeted by Kayleigh, who seems to be blessed with wands and not hands and with those wands of magic, she spent an hour lavishing my face with SODASHI products, natural and native to Australia.

I fell asleep as I was being slathered in camomile/lavender cleansers, rose face mist, a skin boost, marine mineral face and eye mask and rejuvenating serum. It took a gentle nudge from Kayleigh to wake me up and take me back to reality and indulge in a divine granola and yogurt parfait, and array of herbal teas.

Other Treatments

Body Balance Salt Glow – Bring the body back to balance with the application of warm soothing oils, followed by a Himalayan salt and plant essence exfoliation. Designed to relieve stress and fatigue while gently stimulating the body’s circulation, the treatment will leave the skin vibrant and replenished.

To Stay

Golf buggies escort you to your room. I say room. But I really mean ‘bungalow’ – it’s safe to say I’ve lived in places smaller than the walk-in closet. All of the 40 bungalows sit in a perfect line, standing to the attention of their new residents and ensuring that not one inch of your incredible view of the Blue Mountains is hogged.

As we opened the beautifully crafted stained-glass door panelled door to our new digs – Number 37 STRINGYBARK – an abundance of natural stone, timber and fabrics greeted us. The outside really IS brought inside – in the form of a private swimming pool in our suite. Everything in the mini bar is complimentary apart from the champagne, so feel free to open the wine and chomp on the Kettle Chips and Maltesers to your heart’s content, and watch the ‘roos’ linger outside your window, until you can prise yourself away for lunch.

To Eat

Lunch at One&Only Wolgan Valley is a delight. Taking your seat on the open veranda, it’s hard to look at the menu when you are surrounded by the awe inspiring scenery. A chalkboard informs you of the “WOLGAN FOOD PHILOSOPHY – seasonal, regional, organic where possible”.

Try the Wolgan Caesar salad quattro qtelle prosciutto on sourdough or pan roasted ocean trout, shaved fennel balsamic and sunchokes.

Dinner comes in the form of either a six-course tasting menu or order à la carte. Try the tuna with cucumber foam and ribbon, baked sweetbreads, the barramundi and the wagyu fillet. But be sure to leave some room after dinner for a trip to the wine and cheese ROOM. Yep, a whole room dedicated solely to the aforementioned. Lock me in please and throw away the key.

Don’t Miss

The hotel’s field guides are a friendly bunch of chirpy knowledgeable lads who ooze passion for this place. On any of the many guided tours they’ll spurt 20,000 years worth of aboriginal history, knowledge about the wildlife – a plethora of wombats, wallabies, wallaroos or kangaroos.

Take in the stunning scenery of the Wolgan Valley and Blue Mountains via horseback. You can choose from a beginner ride, a one hour trail or a tailored half-day journey. This is an experience you won’t forget!