Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales, Australia

At a Glance

  • This is a unique luxury bush experience, enhanced by the private pools at each suite

  • The property borders the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage region, less than 3 hours by road from Sydney

  • This carbon-neutral resort actively protects its surrounding habitat and indigenous wildlife species

  • The 1832 Heritage Homestead has been restored to its original glory with a connection to Charles Darwin - who visited Wolgan Valley in 1836

  • Enjoy a world-class culinary experience of uniquely Australian cuisine enhanced by a seasonal, regional and organic food philosophy

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In the southern half of Australia the seasons are the opposite of those in the northern hemisphere: spring comes in September, summer is from December to February, autumn runs from March to May, and winter begins in June.

Outback New South Wales is great to visit year round but if you want warm sun and dry weather it is best to try between November and April.

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Insider's View

Having your own private indoor swimming pool in your villa is pretty special here to enjoy a swim and watch the friendly wallabies hop past your villa.

Make sure to pre-book any horse riding experiences as these are some of the most popular activities at the resort.

Seriously sumptuous… even the drawers are lined with white leather! Totally sustainable, with the drinking water coming from nearby Carne Creek and purified rain water filling the baths and running the showers – which of course is heated by solar power.

Head out on a private 4WD tour of the property and keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and platypus.

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Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa is a stunning luxury eco-reserve set in the beautiful Greater Blue Mountains, just 3 hours drive from central Sydney. The scenery here is breathtaking and the resort has been designed to match.

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is a luxury conservation-based resort located in Australia's Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area, about 3 hours drive from Sydney. Modelled on the acclaimed Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai, but with inimitable Australian style, the resort is set within its own private conservation and wildlife reserve where guests can enjoy absolute luxury, tranquillity and a connection with nature.

Spread out at the foot of towering sandstone cliffs, the homestead-style resort occupies just 2% of the resort's 4,000 acres; the remainder is dedicated to restoring and preserving all manner of native species. Up to 90 guests are catered for in 40 free-standing villas each with private swimming pool and there is a main homestead with luxury facilities and stand-alone Timeless Spa.

A perfect retreat for couples or for a family, the villas present large living spaces and stunning bedrooms. Whether dining in and celebrating with a family meal, watching a film from the resort's extensive collection, relaxing on the verandah or enjoying a dip in the pool, the Suites offer the perfect environment to make the most of the unique location. 

Amenities include a double sided fireplace, LCD TV, DVD player & sound system, international TV channels, high-speed internet access, binoculars for wildlife viewing, mountain bikes and all the conveniences you would expect in an exceptional luxury resort. 

Guests are able to appreciate the very special natural, cultural and scenic values of the Wolgan Valley through a range of nature based activities including four wheel drives, guided Aboriginal interpretive tours, nature walks, wildlife spotting and horse riding.

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There are 36 one-bedroom Heritage Villas, three two-bedroom Wollemi Villas and 1 private lodge, all with private pools. The Heritage Villas are constructed in Federation Style from wood and stone and the views from the deck, the pool and within are stunning. Earthy tones, thick natural cottons and linens and locally crafted furniture reflect timeless elegance. Wollemi Villas are like private lodges and with two bedrooms and plenty of living space both inside and out, are ideal for a family. All suites feature: private pool, courtyard garden, fireplace, separate living room and bedroom, en-suite with twin vanities and separate shower and bathtub, walk in wardrobe, air con, TV, DVD and sound system, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, safe and mountain bikes.

Heritage Villa

Constructed from wood and stone materials and designed in Federation-style, Heritage Villas are ideal for single guests, or couples looking for luxurious surroundings on a romantic break. 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.

Inside, a central, double-sided fireplace of local sandstone separates the bedroom from the living area. Great attention to detail has been paid to ensure the fixtures and fittings are reminiscent of the Federation period; right down to the last hinge, light switch and glass blown shade. Warm, earthy tones and thick, neutral linens, are complemented by locally-crafted wood furniture that typifies the lodge's timeless style and elegance.

Villas feature the latest in entertainment and Internet technologies, while thoughtful extras, such as binoculars, let you get up close and personal with the wildlife without having to leave the deep-cushioned comfort of the sofa.

A luxurious ensuite bathroom features twin vanities, separate shower and bath, while the indulgent Babor bathroom therapies are 100 per cent biodegradable.

Wollemi Villa

An ideal family retreat or perfect luxury honeymoon hideaway, each of the three Wollemi Villas presents as a private lodge. With a large living room, separate lounge and dining area and two spacious bedroom suites, Wollemi Villas offer guests the convenience of two ensuite bathrooms.

Each suite takes full advantage of the expansive views and backdrop of imposing escarpments. The suites are thoughtfully arranged to provide families with sufficient space as well as separate areas, to be together, or find a peaceful nook to curl up and enjoy a good book. The main bedroom has a king-size bed, while the second suite is furnished with a king-size zipper bed, which can easily be separated into two king singles.

Whether dining in and celebrating with a family meal, watching a film from the resort's extensive collection, relaxing on the verandah or enjoying a dip in the pool, the Wollemi Suites offer the perfect environment to make the most out of the unique location.

Wolgan Villas

There is only one Wolgan Villa and, with a total area of 410 square metres it is the epitome of space and luxury. A totally self-contained lodge, the Wolgan Villa is set away from the main resort, amidst a huge and richly landscaped garden with private terraces and swimming pool. It is the ideal retreat for a get-together with friends or family in stunning surroundings, or the perfect sanctuary for an indulgent escape with a special someone.

An expansive living and dining room as well as a beautifully equipped gourmet kitchen make entertaining a true pleasure.

Two capacious bedroom villas each have their own ensuite bathroom, and third guest room or private staff quarters ensures a level of luxury found only at the pinnacle of exclusive accommodations.


Children are very welcome at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort and there are fully supervised children's activities for children from the ages of 4-14 which include games, sports and educational activities such as bush bingo, bushcraft, stunt kite flying, pony rides and archery.


Dining at the Country Kitchen is a relaxed wholesome affair. Meals can also be enjoyed at the Wolgan Dining Room by the fireplace in winter or on the beautiful deck in the summer. The Valley Bar and Terrace Lounge are also lovely. The Timeless Spa offers a huge collection of treatments with quality products and specialist techniques aimed at enhancing wellness, relaxation and healing. There is a large communal pool, nearby riding stables, fully equipped gym, sauna, steam room and tennis courts.


There is an abundance of activities in and around Wolgan Valley Resort and mountain bikes are provided free of chare for guests to use to explore. There are also plenty of nature walks surrounding the resort or you could go horse riding, join a guided nature treks, an Aboriginal cultural tour or a 4x4 wildlife safaris.



Amy Welfare (Staff)

When I first heard about this new development I was a bit sceptical as I thought that the resort would be too big and too bling for the beautiful part of the Blue Mountains it was being designed for. But I was totally wrong and this is now one of my favourite properties in all of Australia. About an hour from Lilianfels, this is a much more unspoilt area with incredible wildlife all around. The suites are stunning, beautifully finished with every luxurious touch you can think of. After my drive, I really enjoyed a chilled glass of wine out on the deck by my private plunge pool, looking out at the kangaroos hopping around in the setting sun. The rates are all inclusive and although not cheap, you really do get a lot for your money. The game drive was fantastic and you can also choose from horse riding amongst many other options. The spa is a must, one of the best treatments Ive had anywhere - I do think looking out at such a spectacular setting helps. As there are 2 and 3 bedroom suites it is great for families (I would suggest slightly older children so they can enjoy the activities) and perfect at the beginning of your holiday, being whisked up here straight from the airport, either by car or treating yourself to a helicopter.


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Location & directions

Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales, Australia

Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is 190 kilometres, or a 3-hour drive from Sydney in New South Wales. The surrounding Blue Mountain townships are all close-at-hand, as are attractions such as the Zig-zag Railway, cable car, Three Sisters and Jenolan Caves. The Wolgan Valley is approximately 26 kilometres long. The Resort & Spa is located at the southern end of the Valley, at the foot of Mount Wolgan and Donkey Mountain.

How to get there

Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa offers transfers from Sydney by both land and helicopter. Land transfers are operated on a 4 wheel drive touring basis, providing guests with the opportunity to explore and appreciate the spectacular Blue Mountains region en-route to Wolgan Valley. The journey is 3-hours.

The helicopter transfer offers guests an unforgettable aerial journey over Sydney and the breathtaking canyons. Travel time is between 50-60 minutes one way.

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