Temporarily closed: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is the ultimate luxury retreat in NSW

In a remote Blue Mountains valley of NSW, wombats and wallabies roam and you can soak in your private plunge pool as the mist sets on the mountains. At this Wolgan Valley property, the worries of the world seem to stop.

Nestled in 7,000 acres of protected wilderness, among dramatic cliffs and valleys carved by time, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a chic conservation retreat that immerses you in the treasures of Australia’s Greater Blue Mountains.

It’s a three-hour drive from Sydney or 45 minutes by helicopter, and you’re a world away from the bustling city and populated beaches you’ve left behind. Birdsong is the only sound you’ll hear, and the scuttle of the wildlife that surrounds your villa.

Federation style at its finest

Reassuringly intimate, just 40 freestanding Federation-style one, two and three-bedroom villas are crafted to showcase spectacular views. Beside your crackling fireplace, on your peaceful veranda, in your indulgent bathtub, or around your private swimming pool, you’ll find a secluded sanctuary to unwind with loved ones, soaking up the valley, alive and ever-changing.

For multi-gen stays, choose the three-bedroom villa. It’s nestled in a secluded corner of the property with a living area, country-style kitchen and verandah that stretches the length of your villa.

Two Bedroom Villa © Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Two Bedroom Villa © Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

A world of wonder in Wolgan Valley

Where golden-green plains are a playground of discovery for every age and passion. Spend your days hiking, mountain biking, and horse riding along hidden trails, sparkling creeks, and epic ridge lines of the Wolgan Valley.

Twitchers will delight in the 150 species of birds, many rare, including the critically endangered regent honeyeater. Gaze skyward long enough and you may also see the majestic wedge-tailed eagle.

Encounter iconic Australian wildlife on exhilarating 4WD safaris by day and night. Stargaze around the atmospheric campfire. Plus, get hands-on with the property’s important conservation work.

Adventures and activities

Days will be spent exploring the vast native eucalypt woods, bubbling creeks and verdant countryside of the former sheep and cattle station – either on one of the resident horses with local horse whisperer Rachel Case, or by mountain bike or guided walk. Afterwards, head back to the resort and soak in the magnesium-rich waters of your own heated plunge pool – every villa has one.

Indulge with One&Only Spa. Harnessing the power of native flora in pampering holistic spa treatments, you’ll feel refreshed after an enriching treatment. Your well-being will be amplified by the thrill of pilates, swimming, and tennis with rolling mountain backdrops and the freshest fresh air.

Horseback riding at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley  © Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
© Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Wine and dine at Wolgan

The breathtaking indoor and outdoor settings are perfect for every mood and occasion. From country-style breakfast spreads, gourmet picnics, and mouth-watering barbecues to à la carte dining, wine tastings, and delectable degustations.

Expert local guides will explain how Indigenous communities use the local flora and fauna – many of the herbs and plants that grow in the garden here are used in the gourmet cuisine you’ll be served. Where the ingredients are not from the property, they’re sourced from the Orange, Mudgee and Hunter Valley regions, and all dishes are matched with an impressive regional and international wine list.

After an early dinner of local Wolgan Valley lamb rack with chimichurri and jus, or prawn ravioli with bisque, onion cream and gruyere, return to your villa with its crackling fire for a cosy night in and gaze out the windows as the sun slips behind rugged mountains.

Outdoor dining at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
© Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

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