Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a scenic three-hour drive from Sydney, located on Australia’s Great Dividing Range between the Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park, within the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains.
The resort occupies just one percent of its own 2,800-hectare conservancy. The Wolgan Valley is approximately 26 kilometres long and seven kilometres wide. Steep cliffs contrast with the gentle curve of the valley floor and a picturesque road winds along the river to reach the resort on the eastern end.
Situated within a tranquil natural setting boasting majestic valley views are six exceptionally private double treatment rooms. Holistic therapies are dispensed using Australia’s exclusive Sodashi skincare line, regarded internationally as the world’s purest spa brand.
The Main Homestead features the Wolgan Dining Room serving exceptional six-course dinner menus and à la carte selections, The Country Kitchen featuring providore-style dining on regional specialties, and the Valley Bar and Terrace Lounge with indoor/outdoor seating, an open fireplace and an expansive veranda.
Signature experiences embrace the resort’s wide-ranging conservation efforts with wildlife safaris, horse riding adventures and heritage tours, whilst hands-on Conservation Activity excursions are focused on preserving the surrounding wildlife sanctuary.
The resort offers custom event planning and idyllic venues for weddings, vow renewals and other special occasions, including the 50-guest William Walker Room.
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is the first hotel in the world to achieve internationally accredited carbon-neutral certification by CarbonZero, a distinction it continues to receive every year.
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is located approximately 190 kilometres or a three-hour drive from Sydney in the Greater Blue Mountains region, nestled between the Gardens of Stone National Park and Wollemi National Park.
Guests can arrive to the resort via a private chauffeur car service, or alternatively enjoy an unforgettable aerial journey via helicopter over Sydney and the Greater Blue Mountains.
HISTORY AND CULTURE
Australia is home to one of the oldest living cultures in the world. The first Australians, the Aboriginal people, came long before the pyramids were built or paintings were drawn in the caves at Lascaux. Evidence of their existence dates back some 40,000 years with ancient artefacts and stone tools unearthed in the valley.
Today, the territory is shared by four Aboriginal nations; although it is thought that the Wiradjuri are most likely to have been predominant through the ages. The name Wolgan Valley is derived from the Aboriginal word ‘wolga’ used for the vine commonly known as Old Man’s Beard, found throughout the region.
The valley’s settlement history can be traced through just two families, both of whom were intrinsically linked to the area; the Walkers and the Webbs. It was William Walker who received the original land grant and built the farmhouse still located on the property today, named the 1832 Heritage Homestead after the year it was built.
In 1836, Charles Darwin visited the Homestead during his trip to Australia whilst staying as a guest of the Walker family at their nearby Wallerawang Estate.
So taken was he by the sheer rock formations and scope of the land, the naturalist’s great-great-grandson, who makes his home in the region, suggests that Darwin’s evolutionary theory first took shape not in the Galápagos but in the primeval Blue Mountains.
Over the years, the Homestead fell into disrepair. The previously condemned site was restored to its former glory after two years of meticulous work by Ian Kiernan, an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) and former Australian of the Year.
The 1832 Homestead highlights the Aboriginal, settler and agricultural history of the Wolgan Valley, giving guests a glimpse into the lives and conditions faced by early Australian settlers.
The Homestead’s accompanying garden was also re‐established in precisely the same location and format as the original. Thriving today and bigger and better, these organic gardens supply the kitchen with an array of seasonal and organic vegetables, fruits and herbs throughout the year.
YOUR PRIVATE VILLA AWAITS
Our charming, freestanding villas await you at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. Each of our exclusive abodes feature a spacious living areas to share with your loved ones, along with cosy fireplaces, private pools and picturesque verandas designed to immerse you in the atmospheric Blue Mountains surroundings. Enjoy a fully inclusive experience with gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner included in your stay.
THREE BEDROOM WOLGAN VILLA
Nestled in a secluded corner of our award-winning conservancy, our unique Three-Bedroom Wolgan Villa offers the ultimate in privacy and privilege in our gorgeous stretch of the Greater Blue Mountains.
Relax and connect with your friends and family in our completely self-contained, 410 square-metre lodge, hosting up to seven guests. Recline in the generous living space; share a meal with loved ones in your spacious dining room and cuddle up by the rustic double-sided fireplace.
The master bedroom features a four-poster king-sized bed, with the other two airy bedrooms offering their own uninterrupted space, including separate bathrooms and your choice of a king-sized bed or king singles.
For unforgettable gatherings, your gourmet kitchen invites you to dine in. One&Only’s private dining team will impress with organic, seasonal feasts upon your request, and our personal butler service is unparalleled.
Outside, the elegant veranda stretches the length of your villa, extending into an exquisite private pool. Framed by airy windows, your exclusive, temperature-controlled swimming pool can be closed off from the elements during cooler seasons or opened to the serene valley views.
Your villa’s heritage design is inspired by traditional Federation designs, albeit fitted with modern luxuries. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley’s sustainable approach cleverly reduces water consumption, and our villas are fitted with outdoor tanks that collect rainwater to irrigate paddocks and gardens.
Immerse yourself in the resort’s environmental ethos and celebrate the natural wonders of Australia’s Blue Mountains.
TWO BEDROOM WOLLEMI VILLAS
Find yourself immersed in a quintessentially Australian bush experience in one of our Two-Bedroom Wollemi Villas. Your private veranda, fragranced by the surrounding eucalypt forest, boasts a shaded, pristine swimming pool, seamlessly incorporated into the heritage design of your villa and its spacious porch.
Both large bedrooms in your villa feature separate dressing rooms and en suite bathrooms, complete with their own bathtubs. Light, airy, and elegant, your bedrooms are instantly calming, centred around the master bedroom’s king-sized four-poster bed, and your choice of a king-sized bed or two twin beds in the second bedroom.
Your airy living room features striking Wolgan Valley views framed by exposed rustic beams, and plush loungers and chairs in front of the open fireplace. Dine around your eight-seater indoor table, enjoying a bounty of locally sourced ingredients. One&Only’s private dining team can tailor a banquet, barbecue or breakfast menu to suit your family’s desires.
ONE BEDROOM HERITAGE VILLA
Wake up to the beauty of Wolgan Valley in one of our stylish One-Bedroom Heritage Villas. Through floor-to-ceiling windows, take in the natural splendour of our conservation and wildlife reserve, nestled between Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park in the Greater Blue Mountains.
Resplendent in a mix of warm, natural woods, your villa’s polished floors extend out to the charming veranda, wrapping around your residence’s sandstone walls.
Here, you can enjoy a dip in your own private seven metre-long pool or refresh your senses in your en suite bathroom where your rain shower and roomy tub await. Families can book this villa as a Heritage Family Villa which can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.
Our restaurants champion local, seasonal produce grown in our garden, foraged from the reserve, and sourced from the best of the region’s specialty farmers and producers to create one-of-a-kind menus.
Immersed in beautiful Wolgan Valley, enjoy spectacular meals perfectly tailored to your exacting tastes and inclusive with your accommodation package, surrounded by the spectacular Blue Mountains.
Your morning will begin with a delicious breakfast spread from our daily menu, highlighting Australian favourites. Feast on house-made muesli, jams made with fruit from our chef’s garden and spread onto our house-made bread; explore the best boutique farm produce in the region, tasting aromatic wild flower honey and sample local meats and cheeses.
Choose to dine in our airy restaurant or on the timber veranda with views of the gumtree-studded cliffs.
WOLGAN DINING ROOM
Local flavours shine in our signature restaurant’s seasonal menus, expertly curated by our culinary team. Located in the Main Homestead, Wolgan Dining Room is our signature restaurant for dinner, featuring gourmet dishes inspired by seasonal produce and sustainable practices.
MEALS TO LINGER OVER
Our acclaimed food and wine team delight in preparing exquisite menus and epicurean experiences. Inclusive with your accommodation package, all dietary requirements and personal preferences are thoughtfully catered to during your stay. Including the option to dine in the comfort of your villa and fully vegan and kids menu options.
THE TASTE OF ‘HERE’
Our expert culinary team puts the focus on Australian flavours; seasonal menus showcase native ingredients and regional produce.
We forage ingredients on the reserve, and source key ingredients from farmers’ markets and regional producers to bring you gourmet menus centred on local flavours, from the ground up. Enjoy relaxed and unforgettable culinary experiences amid our 2,800-hectare nature reserve.
A SWEET FINISH
Complete your dining experience with a delectable grand finale: one of our chef’s intricate desserts, exquisitely-plated confections that will vie for your attention. Visit our cheese room to sample different varieties, and be presented an assortment of your favourites to enjoy at your table.
FROM GARDEN TO TABLE
Offering relaxed three-course lunches and moreish midday snacks, Country Kitchen’s menu features delicious seasonal ingredients, harvested from our well-tended chef’s garden.
Influenced by the valley’s stunning greenery, our culinary team’s menu offers classics with an Australian flair. Our butter chickpeas with squash and 1832 herbs from our very own garden is a delicious combination. Be refreshed by our citrus salad and premium organic teas or sample a selection of Australian craft beers.
PREPARED TO YOUR PREFERENCES
All dietary requirements and preferences are catered to with palate-pleasing dishes tailored to your wishes. Vegan guests are nurtured with an abundance of choices, while those with restrictions will have more than enough on their plate, for stress-free dining.
BE IMMERSED IN OUR AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE
Reserve your favourite resort location all for yourself and your loved ones with our exclusive private dining experiences. Our stunning valley setting provides a vast backdrop for private dining, from romantic dinners beneath star-filled skies to lavish champagne picnics.
VALLEY BAR AND TERRACE
Be welcomed to our signature bar with stunning valley views. Sample signature gin cocktails and curated tasting sessions in our homestead’s elegant bar. Spend the afternoon sunning yourself on the deck, or while the evenings away by a crackling fireplace.
RAISING THE BAR
An exclusive sanctuary for our guests, our bar is warm and welcoming. Visiting musicians share acoustic renditions, and board games offer an opportunity to play, as you unwind in your own way.
Other highlights include our walk-in cellar, a magnet for wine-lovers. Join us here for tasting sessions exploring delicacies such as locally produced charcuterie and gourmet cheeses.
DUSK VIEWS FROM OUR TERRACE
At sunset, the golden light filters over our wide, wooden decks. From here, you can watch the valley’s wildlife emerge at dusk; kangaroos grazing, and native birds returning to roost in the towering gums. As night gently falls and the Southern Cross constellation glows in the darkened sky, you’ll choose your favourite armchair by one of our roaring fireplaces.
1832 WOLGAN GIN
Exclusively created for Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, 1832 Wolgan Gin is an aromatic spirit crafted by nature, created in collaboration with Mikey Enright, owner of Sydney’s leading gin bar, The Barber Shop, and Ian Glen, distiller at the historical Stone Pine Distillery in Bathurst.
Distilled with purified water from Carne Creek, which flows through the resort’s surrounding reserve, our gin is infused with seven native botanicals that blend to create a complex flavour profile.
ANY REASON TO CELEBRATE
For the most intimate of celebrations, choose to dine in your own villa, with the ones who matter most. Families and groups can experience a classic Aussie barbie, with all the traditional trimmings, served beneath the trees. When it comes to a romantic night in, our private dining team will transform your veranda for a magical evening in.
TAILORED TO YOUR TASTES
Indulge in Australian flavours, including freshly shucked Sydney Rock oysters, Cone Bay barramundi from the Kimberley Coast in the far north of Western Australia, Rangers Valley beef from northern New South Wales and Robbins Island 9+ rump from the Hammond family on the north-western tip of Tasmania.
An artisanal cheese board with house-made lavosh bread, coconut custard with caramelised pineapple, star anise and mint and almond parfait with raspberry and praline, complete the indulgence.
DECADENT IN-ROOM DINING
Enjoy edible creations from our top chefs in the comfort of your view-toting villa. Our updated menus showcase our region’s seasonal treasures, presented with panache.
Pick from an array of vibrant dishes, such as raw tuna with avocado, pickled fennel, coriander and soft-shell tacos, or duck-confit toastie with blue-cheese dip. Heartier options include Wagyu beef burger with bacon and beetroot, or juicy fried chicken with Brussels slaw and fries.
GOURMET BARBECUE AT 1832
Enjoy a quintessentially Australian bush experience with a gourmet barbecue at the 1832 Heritage Homestead. Built in 1832, this historic venue has been restored with great attention to detail. Today, it appears the same as it did when Charles Darwin first visited the Wolgan Valley in 1836.
WINE & CHEESE TASTING
Our experienced sommelier can design a wine and cheese tasting experience for your group’s specific interest, be it a showcase of local regional wines or a journey through Australia’s finest wines. This can be a fun and social event or a wine education session, depending on your preference.
Allow our experienced team to take you and your guests on a discovery of the world’s finest whiskies, with a detailed explanation of how whisky is made, the origins of whisky, and comparisons of the different whiskies presented.
YOUR WOLGAN VALLEY WEDDING
Framed by dramatic sandstone cliffs, you’ll be the centre of attention on our 2,800-hectare retreat. Immersed in wilderness, under an open sky, before our enchanting Heritage Homestead, or beneath the old elm tree… wherever you say ‘I do’, it will feel like the world stopped for a moment just for you.
Every union is unique at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, carefully perfected by our dedicated event planner. Picture your seamlessly catered wedding feast, your beautifully styled bouquet, your flawless table arrangements – now let us create that vision, complete with professional photographers, videographers, musicians and even fireworks. If you desire it, we’ll deliver it.
Wake up to the wonder of Wolgan Valley on your wedding day and feel the magic in the air. Find your inner balance, taking an energising breakfast on your private terrace, then let the preparations unfold with your close-knit few. Our entire boutique resort can be all yours, fully booked out for all your family and friends for the ultimate in exclusivity.
YOUR AUSTRALIAN HONEYMOON
It’s impossible to resist Wolgan Valley’s charms – lush undulating mountains, cosy open fires, peaceful private pools, horseback adventures, romantic alfresco dinners and starry night skies. You’ll fall in love with Wolgan Valley and then with each other all over again.
Award-winning Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a venue alive with the unbridled energy of nature, and equipped with meeting spaces accommodating 5 to 90 guests. Bring your team to our reserve and explore the endless possibilities inspired by our bush landscape; celebrate a new product launch or company milestone at our luxury New South Wales resort.
From rejuvenating spa days to thrilling 4WD wildlife safaris, we share the best of nature’s playground to help you create uplifting incentives. For extra encouragement, engage one of our recommended motivational experts to deliver a tailor-made programme designed to boost your team’s performance and drive.
Place your associates in the expert care of our Field Guides and send them on a journey of discovery. Team building and bonding, as well as greater respect for the world around us, can be developed with our hands-on conservation experiences.
AN EXCLUSIVE DAY SPA
Feel your tensions unravel from the moment you dip a toe in our spa’s hot and cold outdoor pools. Continue your indulgent spa journey luxuriating in our aromatic steam room and restorative sauna, and then wholly unwind as you recline.
Each of our six sublime treatment rooms are fitted with a Japanese-style soaking tub, and designed with views of the heavenly surrounds in mind to deliver a complete sensory experience.
Achieve lasting results following in-depth skin analysis and tailored facial therapies to target your needs. Our therapists use nutrient-dense products by Sodashi, Australia’s finest chemical-free spa range, and paramedical performance-focused facials.
Succumb to our powerful body treatments, created to relax, uplift and reset. Using rich, nourishing oils inspired by the bounty of Wolgan Valley, our therapists will hydrate your skin, manipulate pressure points and unblock your energy flow from head to toe with a series of massages, wraps and scrubs.
Tailored to your personal needs, our three signature experiences fully immerse guests in the Wolgan Valley spa ethos.
Our two-hour Wholeness treatment relieves stress and fatigue with a healing bathing ritual to stimulate circulation. An uplifting massage follows to release muscle tension with your choice of mountain-inspired aromatherapy oil. Feel completely relaxed with our expert massage therapists and surrender to tranquility.
Two indulgent hours pass in our Purity treatment with a deeply-hydrating, cleansing ritual, followed by detoxifying and invigorating full-body exfoliation before an intensive body mask is applied to stimulate circulation and remove unwanted toxins. Your skin is then rewarded with nourishing body moisturiser.
For the ultimate indulgence, our two-and-a-half-hour Radiance treatment extends to both body and face. Beginning with a soothing bath and back massage to relieve muscle tension, a thermal infusing mask is then applied, deeply penetrating the skin to nourish, tone and restore dewy complexions.
COUPLES’ SPA TREATMENTS
Lie back and let go in our Couples’ Spa Suite. Our two-and-a-half hour Couples’ Retreat experience will leave every inch of you renewed. From foot compresses and a tension-releasing, full-body pressure point massage, to a refreshing facial incorporating Sodashi’s finest organic skincare range, every part of you will be thoroughly pampered.
THE ART OF SLOWING DOWN
Embark on a journey of personal discovery, exploring all aspects of natural health at Wolgan Valley, our conservation-based resort that’s as much about preserving your wellbeing and balance as the health of the environment we strive to protect. A regular schedule of visiting wellness gurus will help you find the way.
Set against the striking backdrop of the Greater Blue Mountains, our yoga sessions will breathe fresh air into your workout routine. Combining meditation, movement and breathing, the class develops a deeper connection between your mind, body, spirit and the universe around us. Join our group sessions or take private classes and take your practice to the next level.
Get active in our two outdoor tennis courts, our expansive pool at the heart of the reserve, and our Technogym-equipped centre with WiFi-enabled, LCD touch screens. Cool down on our indoor-outdoor relaxation decks and enjoy taking a dip in our swimming pool with panoramic valley views.
IN-VILLA FLUIDFORM EXPERIENCE
Every villa is equipped with Fluidform at Home’s selection of custom Pilates workouts for personal practice and a Fluidform equipment pack ready for in-villa workouts. The in-villa Fluidform experience is complimentary for all guests, and includes a Fluidform membership throughout your stay.
IN TOUCH WITH NATURE
We believe that time spent exploring our environment is a transformational experience which can ignite an enduring connection with the natural world. A keystone in the philosophy of our resort is a heartfelt appreciation for our surroundings, fueled by our knowledge of key issues.
Like all Australians, we are deeply saddened by the devastation of the bushfires and our hearts go out to those who have been impacted.
We are indebted to the NSW Rural Fire Service, who worked hard to control the Gosper’s Mountain fire activity in and around Wolgan Valley in December 2019. We appreciate their courage and dedication and thank them for their incredible efforts.
The valley is safe and beautiful and whilst there is visible scarring in the surrounding bushland and National Parks, the Main Homestead, villas, 1832 Heritage Homestead and immediate surrounds were fortunately spared.
Encouragingly, there are already signs of regeneration and native wildlife that call our 7,000-acre reserve home have already returned with kangaroos and wallabies roaming abundantly.
Now more than ever is the time to follow our conservation journey, join us in the valley and experience the incredible transformation of nature. Witness the regeneration of the landscape and participate in meaningful conservation work as you relax in the majesty of Australia’s iconic Greater Blue Mountains.
Many areas of the surrounding bushland remain untouched, which is a blessing for wildlife biodiversity. The native wildlife that call Wolgan Valley home have already returned with kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, reptiles and birdlife roaming abundantly both close to the resort, and out on our 7,000-acre reserve.
Encouragingly, we are already witnessing incredible natural regeneration occurring in bushfire affected areas of the surrounding bushland and National Parks.
Australian plants demonstrate a range of adaptation strategies to cope with environmental stressors such as bushfires. Many of the eucalyptus trees in Wolgan Valley are currently demonstrating the coppicing responses of epicormic growth (from under the bark) or lignotuber growth (from the base of the trunk).
As a result, impacted areas of woodland are showing many patches of green.
Led by our dedicated Field Guides, habitat restoration work has commenced and will support the regeneration of the landscape. Several ‘Habitat Recovery Areas’ have been identified and will provide an important source of environmental data as we continue to monitor the recovery of wildlife and ecosystems in affected areas.
We will also access our seed bank, of over one million seeds with over 25 local native species collected by guests, to help repopulate areas of damage and support wildlife habitat projects.
The original wild specimens of the ancient Wollemi Pine tree, located in neighbouring Wollemi National Park were thankfully saved. Here on our reserve, the Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Wollemi Pine Grove was unfortunately impacted.
Luckily, one tree in the grove remains completely untouched. The rest of the grove has been damaged by bushfire; however, all trees are attempting to regenerate and we will care for them very closely.
A love of nature and the environment permeates amongst the entire team at the resort, and we will be hosting regular Colleague Conservation Days to support the regeneration of the reserve. Teams will work to re-establish habitats in impacted areas.
This will include collecting fallen timber, organic matter and branches and using this to recreate natural habitat complexity, particularly for insects, reptiles and small marsupials who have been most heavily impacted by the bushfires.
HOLIDAY HERE THIS YEAR
We are very proud to be supporting Tourism Australia with their ‘Holiday Here This Year’ campaign, encouraging Australians and international visitors to support bushfire affected communities.
Simone Brooks, our Activities and Conservation Manager discusses the impact of bushfires, the resilience of Australians and the land, and the incredible opportunity for visitors to witness the regeneration of nature.
A SAFE SANCTUARY
Large areas of the Greater Blue Mountains were affected by bushfire and this has impacted available habitat for birds. As a result, Wolgan Valley has become a refuge, we are recording high numbers of previously uncommon bird species taking up residence in available habitats.
This provides exceptional bird watching opportunities for guests. Yellow tufted honeyeaters, satin flycatchers, lyrebirds, barking owls and many other raptors such as whistling kites are currently present in higher densities on the reserve.
A PLACE TO CALL HOME
Many areas of bushland on the reserve remains untouched, which is a true blessing for wildlife biodiversity. This means there are still many areas with mature trees, that have hollows available for wildlife to call home.
Additionally, we are planning to install nest boxes, of all different shapes and sizes, to create more homes, for those animals that have come to Wolgan Valley to seek refuge, to live.
EXPERIENCE WOLGAN VALLEY ON HORSEBACK
Discover winding trails through river crossings, scenic hills, grasslands and native eucalypt woods on our 1.5-hour guided tour. Leisurely rides pass peaceful gatherings of kangaroos and wallaroos, with beautiful horses selected for their calm temperaments and matched to your ability.
IN THE FIELD
For as long as she can remember, Rachel Case has lived and breathed horses. She now has her dream job as one of our fantastic Field Guides.
Her day starts early, grooming the horses and getting them ready. She then takes guests out on rides, exploring the area’s jaw-dropping trails. “I love watching our guests ease into it as they realise how gentle and kind our horses are.”
Reserve your one-on-one introduction to horse riding. Develop the knowledge required to handle horses, and gain experience in grooming, saddling, ground handling, horse care and riding in the arena or through open countryside.
In just 45 minutes, be transformed into a rider of growing confidence with our calm and friendly horses and expert Field Guides. Trot away with skills including mounting, dismounting, balance, steering, stopping and basic control.
LEARN ABOUT OUR BEAUTIFUL VALLEY
Catering to those of a curious disposition, our guided reserve hike will take you from your doorstep deep into the vibrant nooks and crannies of the lush Wolgan Valley landscape. With each step, our inspirational Field Guides reveal further insights into our lush grasslands and clear waters.
CARNE CREEK NATURE WALK
Enjoy the sparkle of Carne Creek’s pristine waters as you learn about the local flora and fauna of the reserve and some of their uses discovered by Indigenous Australians. Don’t forget to look up – this walk provides excellent bird-spotting opportunities. Love what you see? Return for self-guided adventures once you’re familiar with the tracks and trails.
Journey to a remote pocket of the reserve alongside the roaring campfire. Your expert field guide will introduce you to visible planets and constellations, neighbouring galaxies and mythological stories of heroes and heroines. Settle in for a evening under the twinkling sky with loved ones beside the campfire.
TWILIGHT AT 1832
Nestled within the historic precinct of our 1832 Heritage Homestead, meet your Field Guide at twilight by the campfire. As the sky turns from crimson to deep indigo, watch as our brightest stars and planets appear magically, one by one. Ideal for a family evening or to perfectly end a peaceful sunset stroll.
BUSHWALKING IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS
Inhale the clean, crisp air as we guide you through verdant grasslands, pristine creeks, river crossings and mountain treks in our 2,800-hectare reserve.
Hikes can be tailored to suit fitness levels and interests, exploring wildlife, bush ecology or cultural heritage. From our Glow Worm Tunnel walk to more challenging Donkey Mountain treks, there are adventures for everyone.
Set free your inner explorer and go wild on our spectacular reserve, encountering native residents such as kangaroos, wallabies, possums and koalas and more. Our 4WD tours will take you through scenic tracks through our untouched environment – be sure to have your camera at the ready.
Wonder at the diverse birdlife of Wolgan Valley and the Blue Mountains, where more than 150 bird species can be spotted. Local species include the wedge-tailed eagle, cockatoos, lorikeets, kookaburras, black-shouldered kites, falcons and nankeen kestrels.
You’ll be engrossed as you learn the details of the meticulous efforts necessary to restore Wolgan Valley’s original homestead to its former glory. Our Field Guides will walk you back in time through the fascinating history of Australia’s early settlers and the challenges they faced.
OUR VALLEY POOL
Step into our azure pool and glide through the refreshing waters at the centre of our lush resort. Lined with plush loungers and with seasonal temperature control, our expansive swimming pool is made for socialising, while private pools are available at each and every villa.
Follow the exhilarating bike trails carved into Wolgan Valley’s vast and verdant terrain, through picturesque valleys and rising escarpments. Our skilled Field Guides will take keen adventurers off-track for more challenging rides; pack a picnic for all-day touring.
TENNIS & ARCHERY
With two world-class tennis courts, you can work on your serve solo, have a friendly match with friends or take lessons to sharpen your game. Practise precision and develop your focus exploring the ancient art of archery on our scenic, dedicated hillside range.
STARGAZING AND CAMPFIRE EXPERIENCE
This tour will introduce you to Australia’s spectacular night sky. The remote nature of the reserve provides an unforgettable opportunity to experience the southern sky free from the competing lights of cities and towns.
You will be collected from the homestead by your private guide, where you will be driven by 4WD to your remote, personal campfire. As you settle down to enjoy some delicious treats prepared for you by our culinary team, your guide will prepare the telescope for a tour of the southern sky.
NOCTURNAL WILDLIFE SPOTTING TOUR
This 4WD tour provides a memorable opportunity to observe some of Australia’s unique wildlife when they are most active. As the sun goes down, many of our smaller, less common animals emerge from their burrows, nests, tree hollows and dens to start foraging throughout the night.
Your Field Guide will seek out the best places to encounter possums, wombats, gliding marsupials and owls, and to observe the nocturnal behaviour of kangaroos, wallabies and wallaroos.