Blue Mountains Region, Australia
Get as far away from the city as possible without being stranded in the outback – Enter One and Only Wolgan Valley, Australia’s first conservation-led wilderness establishment.
Surrounded by savannah woodland and overlooking the confluence of two river gorges, the One and Only Wolgan Valley is set amidst 4000 acres of the rugged Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
Just a scenic drive from Sydney, the resort centers around an extensively refurbished 19th century farmhouse, while its 40 stand-alone luxury suites are reminiscent of traditional Australian homesteads.
Each of the cosy yet elegantly designed villa-suites are draped in comfort and privacy, offering sublime views of the Wolgan valley and beyond. Each suite has its own fireplace set in stone and a private pool featuring its own deck surrounded by a garden of native flora and adjoined by a spacious veranda.
The world-class Timeless Spa offers a distinct range of relaxation, rejuvenation and beauty therapies drawn from techniques used traditionally around the world, the spa caters to the most discerning travellers.
Dining at the One and Only Wolgan Valley is also a refreshing experience – be it in the Wolgan Dining Room or Country kitchen, your taste buds are sure to be delighted by the resort’s regional, seasonal and organic food philosophy.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate New South Wales into a greater Australia or Australasian holiday. Take a look at New South Wales’ Exclusive Wilderness Luxury as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
One and Only Wolgan Valley Information
- Location & Getting There
Situated within the Blue Mountains World Heritage Site and overlooking the confluence of two river gorges, Wolgan Valley is a 3-hour drive from Sydney Airport or a 50-minute helicopter transfer.
Centred around a refurbished 19th century farmhouse, the resort's 40 stand-alone luxury suites are reminscent of traditional Australian homesteads. The Heritage Suite is a 1-bedroom suite with a private pool and verandah, featuring stunning views of the surrounding Wolgan Valley landscape. The 2-bedroom Wollemi Suite boast a large living room, separate lounge and dining area, and offers expansive views of the Greater Blue Mountains. The Wolgan Suite has 3 bedrooms featuring a beautifully-landscaped garden with private terraces and a swimming pool, together with a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen.
- Steam room/sauna
- Plunge pool/infinity pool
- Tennis courts
- Dining: 4 restaurants
Guests can choose two complimentary activities from a list each day, including horse arena rides, nature walks, dusk or noctunal wildlife safaris, and historical tours. Chargeable activities include flyfishing, canyoning, mountain bike tours, guided glow worm walks and clay target shooting.
Children are welcome, although facilities for children under 8 are limited. For slightly older children, a range of stimulating and fun-filled nature-based activities are available. With the knowledgeable Field Guides, children have the chance to explore and spot the kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and birdlife that are the native residents of the valley. Other activities include archery, kite making, learning Bush Arts & Crafts, a horse experience and arena riding, as well as taking part in the Junior Ranger Program.