The Gold List & Hot List 2020

May 07, 2020

Especially in times like these it's great to be reminded of excellence with acknowledgements like this. 

Conde Nast Traveller's editors' pick their all-time favourite and new hotels in Australia and New Zealand, Saffire, Mt Mulligan Lodge and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

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Mar 02, 2020 | Learn the secrets behind the breathtaking natural phenomenon of honey-making by Tasmanian bees. More »

Mar 02, 2020 | Learn the secrets behind the breathtaking natural phenomenon of honey-making by Tasmanian bees. More »

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Apr 27, 2020 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley have curated their favourite recipes and insider tips to bring a little Wolgan Valley into your … More »

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Apr 27, 2020 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley have curated their favourite recipes and insider tips to bring a little Wolgan Valley into your home. More »

Apr 28, 2020 | Simone Brooks, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley’s Conservation Manager, knows the resilience of the land. More »

Apr 28, 2020 | Simone Brooks, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley’s Conservation Manager, knows the resilience of the land. More »

Apr 28, 2020 | Simone Brooks, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley’s Conservation Manager, knows the resilience of the land. More »

Oct 25, 2015 | NSW must see and do: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley c/- The Guardian. More »

Oct 25, 2015 | NSW must see and do: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley c/- The Guardian. More »

Oct 25, 2015 | NSW must see and do: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley c/- The Guardian. More »

Jun 04, 2019 | Saffire Freycinet has announced a new General Manager, Ross Boobyer. More »

Jun 04, 2019 | Saffire Freycinet has announced a new General Manager, Ross Boobyer. More »

Jun 04, 2019 | Saffire Freycinet has announced a new General Manager, Ross Boobyer. More »

Feb 20, 2016 | The Australian: Article by Susan Kurosawa - ‘New Romantic Places for Couples to Stay’. More »

Feb 20, 2016 | The Australian: Article by Susan Kurosawa - ‘New Romantic Places for Couples to Stay’. More »

Feb 20, 2016 | The Australian: Article by Susan Kurosawa - ‘New Romantic Places for Couples to Stay’. More »

Oct 13, 2019 | Vogue's Verity Magdalino takes a tour of Emirate One&Only Wolgan Valley in the Blue Mountains, NSW. More »

Oct 13, 2019 | Vogue's Verity Magdalino takes a tour of Emirate One&Only Wolgan Valley in the Blue Mountains, … More »

Oct 13, 2019 | Vogue's Verity Magdalino takes a tour of Emirate One&Only Wolgan Valley in the Blue Mountains, NSW. More »

Jan 09, 2019 | Australia's Best Hotels in 2019, according to Boss Hunting More »

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Dec 18, 2018 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley provides ongoing support and funding into native fauna and animal protection. More »

Dec 18, 2018 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley provides ongoing support and funding into native fauna and animal protection. More »

Dec 18, 2018 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley provides ongoing support and funding into native fauna and animal protection. More »

Dec 04, 2018 | Inspired by the rich bounty of the valley and crafted by nature. 1832 Wolgan Gin has arrived. More »

Dec 04, 2018 | Inspired by the rich bounty of the valley and crafted by nature. 1832 Wolgan … More »

Dec 04, 2018 | Inspired by the rich bounty of the valley and crafted by nature. 1832 Wolgan Gin has arrived. More »

Feb 18, 2016 | An Australian Bush Experience in the Lap of Luxury written by Jenny Nguyen-Barron. More »

Feb 18, 2016 | An Australian Bush Experience in the Lap of Luxury written by Jenny Nguyen-Barron. More »

Feb 18, 2016 | An Australian Bush Experience in the Lap of Luxury written by Jenny Nguyen-Barron. More »

Jul 25, 2019 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley's latest experience provides a deeper understanding of the property's aboriginal heritage. More »

Jul 25, 2019 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley's latest experience provides a deeper understanding of the property's aboriginal heritage. More »

Jul 25, 2019 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley's latest experience provides a deeper understanding of the property's aboriginal heritage. More »

Aug 13, 2019 | Embark on an Australian coastal and mountain experience - combine a stay at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley and Pretty Beach House … More »

Aug 13, 2019 | Embark on an Australian coastal and mountain experience - combine a stay at Emirates One&Only … More »

Aug 13, 2019 | Embark on an Australian coastal and mountain experience - combine a stay at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley and Pretty Beach House for a quintessential Australian experience.   More »

Jan 07, 2019 | It's big-spending luxury travellers who are delivering the biggest rewards for tourism operators More »

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Feb 06, 2020 | Writer for Audi magazine, Sue Wallace tells a story of escape, travel and discovery in outback far north Queensland. More »

Feb 06, 2020 | Writer for Audi magazine, Sue Wallace tells a story of escape, travel and discovery in … More »

Feb 06, 2020 | Writer for Audi magazine, Sue Wallace tells a story of escape, travel and discovery in outback far north Queensland. More »

Feb 19, 2020 | Australian operators leading the efforts of sustainable, responsibile tourism accommodation, by implementing strategies and planet-friendly initiatives for the conscious traveller. … More »

Feb 19, 2020 | Australian operators leading the efforts of sustainable, responsibile tourism accommodation, by implementing strategies and planet-friendly … More »

Feb 19, 2020 | Australian operators leading the efforts of sustainable, responsibile tourism accommodation, by implementing strategies and planet-friendly initiatives for the conscious traveller. More »

Feb 04, 2020 | Tasmanian wilderness retreat, Saffire Freycinet funds research and effort towards the care, survival and health of the Tasmanian Devil. More »

Feb 04, 2020 | Tasmanian wilderness retreat, Saffire Freycinet funds research and effort towards the care, survival and health … More »

Feb 04, 2020 | Tasmanian wilderness retreat, Saffire Freycinet funds research and effort towards the care, survival and health of the Tasmanian Devil. More »

Mar 18, 2020 | Large areas of the bushland that surrounds Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley remain untouched—and the landscape affected by the bushfires has … More »

Mar 18, 2020 | Large areas of the bushland that surrounds Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley remain untouched—and the landscape … More »

Mar 18, 2020 | Large areas of the bushland that surrounds Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley remain untouched—and the landscape affected by the bushfires has begun to regenerate with the recent rains. More »

Mar 18, 2020 | Whether you love to trek or sit back and enjoy the sunset or go out on an adventure or simply … More »

Mar 18, 2020 | Whether you love to trek or sit back and enjoy the sunset or go out … More »

Mar 18, 2020 | Whether you love to trek or sit back and enjoy the sunset or go out on an adventure or simply indulge in various water sports, Australia has everything in store for you. More »

Mar 18, 2020 | Sitting between Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a secluded sanctuary … More »

Mar 18, 2020 | Sitting between Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park, Emirates One&Only Wolgan … More »

Mar 18, 2020 | Sitting between Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a secluded sanctuary in the spectacular Wolgan Valley. More »

Jul 10, 2020 | Congratulations to Lizard Island and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley occupying #2 and #3 spots respectively. More »

Jul 10, 2020 | Congratulations to Lizard Island and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley occupying #2 and #3 spots respectively. … More »

Jul 10, 2020 | Congratulations to Lizard Island and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley occupying #2 and #3 spots respectively. More »

Jul 29, 2019 | The South China Morning Post selects the best "Sustainable Luxury Down Under" More »

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Aug 04, 2020 | A good time to go whale watching with Luxury Lodges of Australia. More »

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Sep 13, 2019 | Wiradjuri community employment to help protect cultural land values More »

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Sep 13, 2019 | Traveller explores high-end luxury in Queensland's outback More »

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Sep 20, 2019 | Magical spring escape to the greater Blue Mountains with Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. More »

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Sep 20, 2019 | Magical spring escape to the greater Blue Mountains with Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. More »

Oct 14, 2019 | Four Luxury Lodges of Australia members have taken the top four places in Australia in the Conde Nast Traveler 2019 … More »

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Oct 29, 2019 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley resort celebrates 10 years in operation More »

Oct 29, 2019 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley resort celebrates 10 years in operation More »

Oct 29, 2019 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley resort celebrates 10 years in operation More »

Jul 17, 2019 | R.Gowri for the New Straits Times lists six life-enriching experiential stays that are uniquely Australian More »

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Aug 20, 2019 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley awarded the prestigious Virtuoso® ‘Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award’ More »

Aug 20, 2019 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley awarded the prestigious Virtuoso® ‘Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award’ More »

Aug 20, 2019 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley awarded the prestigious Virtuoso® ‘Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award’ More »

Jan 30, 2019 | Luxury Lifestyle Magazine has selected six of the best Australian luxury escapes for 2019 More »

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Apr 05, 2020 | Hands Up Holidays explains how you can help Australia on a luxury family trip, creating a positive impact. More »

Apr 05, 2020 | Hands Up Holidays explains how you can help Australia on a luxury family trip, creating … More »

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May 27, 2020 | Open spaces, remote locations with plenty of personal space - Luxury Lodges around Australia have it all. More »

May 27, 2020 | Open spaces, remote locations with plenty of personal space - Luxury Lodges around Australia have … More »

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Jul 01, 2019 | Disconnect from the day-to-day at one of Australia's remote and wonderful wilderness lodges More »

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Aug 06, 2019 | Trevor Templeman, the Travel Temple, is already planning a return visit to Saffire Freycinet. More »

Aug 06, 2019 | Trevor Templeman, the Travel Temple, is already planning a return visit to Saffire Freycinet. More »

Aug 06, 2019 | Trevor Templeman, the Travel Temple, is already planning a return visit to Saffire Freycinet. More »

Mar 25, 2020 | Outback hero, Mt Mulligan Lodge with its clear purpose and positive impact stands bold in this month’s ELLE Australia. More »

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Aug 20, 2018 | Inspiring conservation efforts at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley to save Australia's wombats from a deadly epidemic.  More »

Aug 20, 2018 | Inspiring conservation efforts at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley to save Australia's wombats from a deadly … More »

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Dec 24, 2017 | No surprises that many lodges predominantly feature in Vogue's 10 Top Australian Luxury Destinations... More »

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Dec 24, 2017 | No surprises that many lodges predominantly feature in Vogue's 10 Top Australian Luxury Destinations... More »

Dec 21, 2019 | The Telegraph UK explores the journeys, drives and outdoor experiences to be had in Australia's South. More »

Dec 21, 2019 | The Telegraph UK explores the journeys, drives and outdoor experiences to be had in Australia's … More »

Dec 21, 2019 | The Telegraph UK explores the journeys, drives and outdoor experiences to be had in Australia's South. More »

Jan 17, 2019 | Saffire Freycinet has launched its newest and most immersive signature experience: The Saffire Beekeeping Experience. More »

Jan 17, 2019 | Saffire Freycinet has launched its newest and most immersive signature experience: The Saffire Beekeeping Experience. More »

Jan 17, 2019 | Saffire Freycinet has launched its newest and most immersive signature experience: The Saffire Beekeeping Experience. More »

Mar 20, 2019 | The top Australian destinations to immerse yourself in nature and luxury, according to Your Money More »

Mar 20, 2019 | The top Australian destinations to immerse yourself in nature and luxury, according to Your Money More »

Mar 20, 2019 | The top Australian destinations to immerse yourself in nature and luxury, according to Your Money More »

May 07, 2019 | The Saffire Freycinet experience in pictures, courtesy of In Bed With. More »

May 07, 2019 | The Saffire Freycinet experience in pictures, courtesy of In Bed With. More »

May 07, 2019 | The Saffire Freycinet experience in pictures, courtesy of In Bed With. More »

Jul 09, 2019 | At Australia's top culinary destinations, a focus on real food is always at the forefront More »

Jul 09, 2019 | At Australia's top culinary destinations, a focus on real food is always at the forefront More »

Jul 09, 2019 | At Australia's top culinary destinations, a focus on real food is always at the forefront More »

Aug 17, 2018 | Lucy Mae Beers of Yahoo7 confirms the $2100 price tag of an overnight stay at Saffire is most certainly worth … More »

Aug 17, 2018 | Lucy Mae Beers of Yahoo7 confirms the $2100 price tag of an overnight stay at … More »

Aug 17, 2018 | Lucy Mae Beers of Yahoo7 confirms the $2100 price tag of an overnight stay at Saffire is most certainly worth it.  More »

Sep 23, 2016 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley adds electric vehicles to the mix... More »

Sep 23, 2016 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley adds electric vehicles to the mix... More »

Sep 23, 2016 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley adds electric vehicles to the mix... More »

Nov 02, 2018 | Australia's best luxury outdoor experiences More »

Nov 02, 2018 | Australia's best luxury outdoor experiences More »

Nov 02, 2018 | Australia's best luxury outdoor experiences More »

Jul 11, 2019 | Travel + Leisure's Top 5 Australian and New Zealand Resort Hotels More »

Jul 11, 2019 | Travel + Leisure's Top 5 Australian and New Zealand Resort Hotels More »

Jul 11, 2019 | Travel + Leisure's Top 5 Australian and New Zealand Resort Hotels More »

Jul 03, 2018 | From opulent tents to designer treehouses, these are some of the most exceptional luxury lodges in Australia. More »

Jul 03, 2018 | From opulent tents to designer treehouses, these are some of the most exceptional luxury lodges … More »

Jul 03, 2018 | From opulent tents to designer treehouses, these are some of the most exceptional luxury lodges in Australia. More »

Aug 04, 2017 | "Boasting unpolluted, starry night skies and local kangaroos, Crystalbrook Lodge sits right on the edge of the expansive and intimidating … More »

Aug 04, 2017 | "Boasting unpolluted, starry night skies and local kangaroos, Crystalbrook Lodge sits right on the edge … More »

Aug 04, 2017 | "Boasting unpolluted, starry night skies and local kangaroos, Crystalbrook Lodge sits right on the edge of the expansive and intimidating Australian bush" Simon Parker More »

Aug 27, 2019 | Lindy Alexander takes a step back in time to explore the secrets of Mount Mulligan. More »

Aug 27, 2019 | Lindy Alexander takes a step back in time to explore the secrets of Mount Mulligan. More »

Aug 27, 2019 | Lindy Alexander takes a step back in time to explore the secrets of Mount Mulligan. More »

Jul 18, 2016 | These hotels have the bathtime experience down to a tee; so you can soak carefree. More »

Jul 18, 2016 | These hotels have the bathtime experience down to a tee; so you can soak carefree. More »

Jul 18, 2016 | These hotels have the bathtime experience down to a tee; so you can soak carefree. More »

Mar 02, 2018 | Quick getaways and where to take them, including wise advice to visit Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island and Saffire Freycinet. More »

Mar 02, 2018 | Quick getaways and where to take them, including wise advice to visit Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo … More »

Mar 02, 2018 | Quick getaways and where to take them, including wise advice to visit Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island and Saffire Freycinet. More »

May 06, 2020 | It List 2020: T+L Editors’ Best New Hotels in the World including Mt Mulligan Lodge, Australia. More »

May 06, 2020 | It List 2020: T+L Editors’ Best New Hotels in the World including Mt Mulligan Lodge, … More »

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Jul 15, 2017 | As hand selected by Gourmet Traveller... More »

Jul 15, 2017 | As hand selected by Gourmet Traveller... More »

Jul 15, 2017 | As hand selected by Gourmet Traveller... More »

Mar 02, 2018 | A travel photographer shares the hotels you need to visit in 2018. More »

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Mar 30, 2018 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley gives you a taste of the Outback in pinch-able luxury. More »

Mar 30, 2018 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley gives you a taste of the Outback in pinch-able luxury. More »

Mar 30, 2018 | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley gives you a taste of the Outback in pinch-able luxury. More »

Sep 23, 2018 | Kissa Castaneda of Singapore's Tatler discovers Saffire and its culinary and creative surrounds. More »

Sep 23, 2018 | Kissa Castaneda of Singapore's Tatler discovers Saffire and its culinary and creative surrounds. More »

Sep 23, 2018 | Kissa Castaneda of Singapore's Tatler discovers Saffire and its culinary and creative surrounds. More »

Jan 05, 2017 | An experience that creates a memory of joy is one of life’s priceless treasures... More »

Jan 05, 2017 | An experience that creates a memory of joy is one of life’s priceless treasures... More »

Jan 05, 2017 | An experience that creates a memory of joy is one of life’s priceless treasures... More »

Feb 01, 2018 | "the majority of Australia’s most beautiful outlying limbs have been developed by Australian families, indeed almost as a hobby" More »

Feb 01, 2018 | "the majority of Australia’s most beautiful outlying limbs have been developed by Australian families, indeed … More »

Feb 01, 2018 | "the majority of Australia’s most beautiful outlying limbs have been developed by Australian families, indeed almost as a hobby" More »

Jul 30, 2019 | Luxury Lodges of Australia is delighted to announce Mt Mulligan Lodge has joined as the newest member of the collection … More »

Jul 30, 2019 | Luxury Lodges of Australia is delighted to announce Mt Mulligan Lodge has joined as the … More »

Jul 30, 2019 | Luxury Lodges of Australia is delighted to announce Mt Mulligan Lodge has joined as the newest member of the collection of uniquely Australian luxe lodges and camps. More »

Dec 21, 2019 | Saffire is leading the way in sustainable tourism, implementing a new sustainability program 'Better Place'. More »

Dec 21, 2019 | Saffire is leading the way in sustainable tourism, implementing a new sustainability program 'Better Place'. More »

Dec 21, 2019 | Saffire is leading the way in sustainable tourism, implementing a new sustainability program 'Better Place'. More »

May 23, 2017 | Sheriden Rhodes proves it's entirely plausible to taste the best of Australia's tropical north and the wild and remote south … More »

May 23, 2017 | Sheriden Rhodes proves it's entirely plausible to taste the best of Australia's tropical north and … More »

May 23, 2017 | Sheriden Rhodes proves it's entirely plausible to taste the best of Australia's tropical north and the wild and remote south in one incredible week... More »

Mar 12, 2018 | No surprises Saffire is recommended as a chic wellness retreat, where you can take a break from the busy lifestyle … More »

Mar 12, 2018 | No surprises Saffire is recommended as a chic wellness retreat, where you can take a … More »

Mar 12, 2018 | No surprises Saffire is recommended as a chic wellness retreat, where you can take a break from the busy lifestyle of Hong Kong.  More »

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