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Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Wolgan Valley, Australia

92 Excellent 71 Reviews
Luxury all-inclusive retreat offering private villas with pools, gourmet dining showcasing local ingredients, wildlife experiences, outdoor adventures, and One&Only Spa with signature treatments and yoga.
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Summary of 71 verified reviews


Excellent romantic hotel. Close to Wolgan Valley. Fantastic service. Awesome vibe. Great location. Great pool.

Set in the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains region, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a luxurious conservation retreat. Nestled amongst 7,000-acres of protected wilderness and surrounded by two national parks, the resort immerses guests in nature and re-invigorates the soul.

Occupying just one per cent of the total land area, 40 freestanding Federation-style villas showcase spectacular views, each with private swimming pools, double-sided fireplaces, and peaceful verandahs.

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 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.

Please Note: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley has a three (3) night minimum stay requirement over Christmas and New Year's Eve, from December 23rd to January 5th. A two (2) night minimum stay is recommended at all other times. All rates include a gourmet breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, as well as non-alcoholic beverages and selected wine and beer with meals. Please read the rate description information carefully and contact us if you have any questions about what’s included in the room rate.
Hotel Address:
  • Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
  • 2600 Wolgan Road
  • Wolgan Valley, New South Wales 2790
  • Australia

Location Summary
Just 190 kilometres, or a three hour drive from Sydney in the Greater Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is remarkably accessible, yet feels a world away. The Blue Mountain townships are renowned for their quaint antique and curio shops, whilst the area boasts of attractions such as the Zig-zag Railway, cable car, Three Sisters and Jenolan Caves.

The Wolgan Valley is approximately 26 kilometres long, and varies in width from six or seven kilometres at its widest points before it narrows to a bottleneck of just one kilometre where the Wolgan River cuts a deep gorge through the sandstone. Tall, almost vertical cliffs, contrast with the gentle curve of the Valley floor and a private road branches off the Wolgan Road to follow the river through to the property.

Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is located at the Eastern end of the Valley, at the foot of Mount Wolgan and Donkey Mountain (major landmarks at 877 and 995 metres above sea level respectively).

To ensure maximum privacy and seclusion, the resort is for exclusive use of our resident guests only. Outside or day visitors are not permitted.

Directions to Hotel
By car from Sydney International Airport: 1. Head east. 2. Slight right onto Bridge Cres. 3. Slight right onto Arrival Ct, approximately 2 minutes. 4. Turn right onto Cooks River Ave. 5. Keep left at the fork and turn left onto Marsh St., approximately 2 minutes. 6. Turn right onto the Metroad 5 ramp to Liverpool/Canberra. 7. Merge onto M5, partial toll road, approximately 19 minutes. 8. Take the exit onto M7 towards Blacktown/Newcastle/Motorway, partial toll road, approximately 12 minutes. 9. Take exit Motorway for Metroad 4 towards Penrith, toll road, approximately 1 minutes. 10. Merge onto M4, approximately 12 minutes. 11. Continue onto Great Western Hwy/A32 (signs for Great Western Highway/National Route 32/Katoomba), approximately 1 hour 19 minutes. Note: Passing through the Blue Mountains towns of Leura, Katoomba, Blackheath, Hartley and Lithgow. 12. Shortly after Lithgow merge left and exit on Castlereagh Hwy towards Mudgee/State Route 86, approximately15 minutes. Note: Pass Lithgow McDonalds on the right. 13. Merge onto Castlereagh Hwy, approximately 10 minutes. 14. Turn right onto Wolgan Rd., approximately 33 minutes. Note: United Petrol Station on the right. As you turn onto Wolgan Rd, mobile phone coverage will be lost shortly after this point. 15. Arrive at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, entrance to resort on the right.
Note Bene
Hotel has received numerous awards including:

- Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards 2019 – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley awarded 3 glasses and a finalist in ‘Best Hotel Restaurant List’ category

- Travel+Leisure (USA): World's Best Awards – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley ranked #4 in ‘The Top 5 Australia and New Zealand Resort Hotels’

- 2019 Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List Awards – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley awarded as ‘Best Australian Boutique Property, Villa or Lodge’

- Condé Nast Traveler UK 2020 Gold List; Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley recognised

- Condé Nast Traveller (USA & UK) Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley ranked #11 in Top 20 Resorts in Australia and the South Pacific

- Luxperience Awards (Australia) – Meaningful Award for dedication to conservation and sustainability
Business Center
Resort guests can take advantage of convenient amenities such as the business center, WiFi, and a fast, fibre-optic network.
Banquets & Meetings
The resort offers a unique blend of luxury, impeccable service, conservation, majestic Australian landscape, wildlife and heritage allowing creative and customized events. The cuisine at Wolgan Valley is refined and can be enjoyed in a variety of spectacular settings.
Disabled Access
One accessible Heritage Villa.
Fine Dining On Site
Two restaurants: Country Kitchen and Wolgan Dining Room. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley delivers uniquely Australian cuisine enhanced by a culinary philosophy based on seasonal, regional and, where possible, organic produce from local boutique farms, private growers and vintners.
Fine Dining Nearby
Due to resort secluded location, resort is all inclusive with no dining options nearby.
Executive Retreat
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is an idyllic venue for high-level executive retreats, corporate meetings or unique business incentives. Event spaces can be tailored to suit virtually any small to medium-sized gathering.
Fitness Center
Fitness Centre, sauna, steam room, and plunge pool facilities.
High Speed Internet
Wi-Fi complimentary throughout the resort main building and villa accommodation.
Child Programs
The Wolgan Rangers program features a unique collection of nature based experiences designed for young children to explore the outdoor environment of Wolgan Valley under the care of an experienced guide. Activities are designed to get children out in nature, exploring the pristine creeks of Wolgan Valley, following animal tracks, building bush shelters, looking for ancient plant fossils, building miniature boats and much more.
Pets Allowed
Resort doesn't welcome pets due to wildlife conservation philosophy.
Pool Indoor
Each villa has its own private villa.
Pool Outdoor
Main resort swimming pool.
Spa Facility
One&Only Spa, a sanctuary of wellbeing that embraces the essence of the Wolgan Valley. In this truly unique environment, guests are invited to indulge in spa experiences, choosing from specialized therapies or personalized spa journeys based on the desired needs.
Tennis Courts On Site
2 tennis courts.
Biking, Mountain
Following current tracks and trails over largely level terrain with only the occasional small hill, the exhilarating mountain bike rides skirt a picturesque freshwater dam where wildlife is commonly seen.
Multiple trails to explore.
Horseback Riding
Yes, variety of horse experiences for adults and children alike.
Resort boutique.
Theatre Museums
Resort runs some cultural tours as well as special events throughout the year.
Winery Tours
Yes, in the nearby region of Mudgee. Resort has wine cellar where guests can participate in our wine and cheese tasting.
Recommended Rooms
Ideal for families or two couples, the Wollemi Villa is the perfect ultra-luxury hideaway, inspired by the Federation period and constructed from natural wood and stone, each of the three Wollemi Villas act as a private lodge with spectacular views of the surrounding Blue Mountains. Featuring two bedrooms and extremely spacious living, lounge, and dining areas with double-sided fireplaces. Each of the two bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom with separate shower, bath and double vanity and walk-in dressing room. The villa also boasts a private heated swimming pool with a spacious adjoining veranda. The main bedroom has a king-size bed, while the second bedroom can be configured with either king or twin bedding.

Guest Review Highlights

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Indoor
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Biking Mountain
    - Biking Touring
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Jogging Running
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Winery Tours

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