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Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley - At a Glance

Blue Mountains Luxury Lodge Accommodation

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a chic conservation retreat, located 2.5 hours’ drive from Sydney in the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains region. Nestled amongst 7,000-acres of protected wilderness and surrounded by two national parks, the resort immerses you in nature and re-invigorates the soul.

"It's not until the valley opens up before us and the resort finally comes into view that it becomes clear why Emirates has chosen this special place."

Ley Butterworth - The Australian

Occupying just one per cent of the total land area, 40 freestanding Federation-style villas showcase spectacular views, each with private swimming pool, double-sided fireplace and peaceful verandah. The Main Homestead features various dining settings including the Wolgan Dining Room; the Country Kitchen, the Valley Bar & Lounge and a walk-in wine cellar. Inspired by the natural environment, the food philosophy celebrates seasonal, organic produce sourced from regional farmers and vintners. The menu changes seasonally and many ingredients come from the resort’s very own kitchen garden.

The resort’s unique blend of native wildlife, dramatic landscapes and heritage, can be explored through a range of epic outdoor activities including hiking, four wheel driving, mountain biking and horse riding along hidden trails, sparkling creeks and epic ridgelines. Guests are also invited to get hands on with important conservation work. For those seeking relaxation, the One&Only Spa is the perfect place to reconnect with yourself with a pampering spa treatment or outdoor yoga session. This is Australia at its finest.

A Blue Mountains luxury escape, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley receives multiple awards and accolades annually particularly for their work in conservation and sustainability:

2019

  • HM Awards - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley named Best Australian Lodge
  • Virtuoso® Best of the Best Awards – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley wins Sustainable Tourism Leadership - Hotel category
  • Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW) Awards for Excellence – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley inducted into the Hall of Fame in the Regional Deluxe Hotel category
  • Wolgan Dining Room awarded a three-glass rating
  • Travel+Leisure (USA): World's Best Awards – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley ranked #4 in ‘The Top 5 Australia and New Zealand Resort Hotels’
  • TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2019 – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley awarded: #5 in ‘Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Australia’ / #8 in ‘Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the South Pacific’ / #11 in ‘Top 25 Hotels in Australia’ / #24 in ‘Top Hotels for Romance in Australia’ 
  • Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List Awards 2019 – Best Australian Boutique Property, Villa or Lodge
  • NSW Government Sustainability Advantage Program – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley has been awarded Bronze status
  • Luxperience Awards (Australia) – Meaningful Award for dedication to conservation and sustainability

2018

  • 2018 Australian Hotels Association (AHA) National Awards for Excellence – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley recognized for ‘Best Deluxe Accommodation’ and Executive Chef Nancy Kinchela was recognised as ‘National Chef of the Year’
  • World Travel Awards (Asia & Australasia) 2018 – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley won ‘Australia’s Leading Resort’
  • Hospitality Management (HM) Awards of Excellence – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley recognised as 'Best Day Spa'
  • Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW) Awards for Excellence – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley honoured as Regional Deluxe Hotel of the Year and Executive Chef Nancy Kinchela was recognised as Chef of the Year
  • The Telegraph (UK) The ULTRAs 2018 – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley ranked amongst the ‘Best Hotels in Australasia’
  • Travel+Leisure China Travel Awards 2018 – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley listed as one of the Most Popular Overseas Hotels
  • Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering National Awards of Excellence – Awarded Best Restaurant in a Regional Hotel/Resort for Wolgan Dining Room
  • NSW Government Sustainability Advantage Program – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley has been awarded Bronze status
  • 2018 World Spa & Wellness Awards (UK) – One&Only Spa at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley recognized as the ‘Hotel Spa of the Year: Asia & Australasia’
  • TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards – Ranked #5 in Top 25 Hotels in Australia and ranked #9 in Top 25 Hotels in South Pacific

“The suites combine simplicity with opulence...it’s tempting just to spend the weekend lying in state, charting the change of light on the cliffs... Whether it’s at dawn, midday or dusk, the first impression of this place brings back old meaning to the word ‘awesome.” Sally Feldman, Vogue Entertaining and Travel

Website: https://www.oneandonlyresorts.com/one-and-only-wolgan-valley-australia/

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Sited in a secluded valley in the heart of the Australian wilderness, Wolgan Valley celebrates the natural, cultural and scenic values of the Greater Blue Mountains. Watch video »

Dramatic landscapes
The resort offers a unique blend of seclusion, native wildlife, dramatic natural beauty, conservation and heritage combined with unsurpassed luxury facilities and outstanding food and wine.

Conservation-led luxury
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley has been re-certified as carbon-neutral, for the eight-consecutive year since opening, in the carboNZero certification program and remains the only resort in Australia with this standard of accreditation. This ongoing achievement is a true testament to the resort team who are committed to sustainable and carbon-neutral operations.
Nestled in a private valley with soaring bush escarpments, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is located between two national parks; the Wollemi and Gardens of Stone National Parks in the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains area. A short 2.5 hours drive from Sydney and occupying just one per cent of a 7,000-acre wildlife reserve, the secluded resort combines ultra-luxury with a quintessentially Australian outback bush experience, and continues to be a world-leading example of carbon-neutral conservation and sustainable design within a hotel or resort.

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