New South Wales covers a vast area and is geographically diverse - it's also a great starting point on any itinerary. This region of bright blue skies and vivid red earth contains endless stretches of Pacific Coast beaches, lush countryside dotted with quirky towns, rugged cattle country; steamy rainforests and fast-flowing rivers zig-zagging their way through the mountains. Its most famous city is, of course, Sydney with its cosmopolitan atmosphere and vibrant nightlife, along with famous landmarks such as the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. The region is also home to the picturesque Blue Mountains; the country's capital city, Canberra, while if you carry on towards the west, you'll eventually reach the graceful city of Melbourne. While you're in New South Wales, don't miss the opportunity to tour the enticing Hunter Valley wine district, sampling a few of the many world-class wines along the way!
Enjoy the next three-nights in the luxury lodge, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa set on the border of the spectacular Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you're a lover of the outdoors and nature, you'll revel in the area's breathtaking natural scenery, and the outdoor pursuits available such as horse-riding, nature walks, wildlife safaris and opportunities to participate in playing a part in conserving the flora and fauna of Wolgan Valley, if you so wish. The valley is a wonderful place for children to discover and learn about nature, and families can enjoy mountain-biking, bush arts and crafts, archery, horse-riding and polaris rides, as well as learning about the Aboriginal history and culture. If you prefer to chill out, the lodge has a number of spaces conducive to doing just that. Relax by the pool, curl up by the fire with a glass of red wine, a platter of cheeses from the resort's cheese room and the latest bestseller in hand, or enjoy a treatment at the resort's Timeless Spa.
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a luxury spa resort located in the Greater Blue Mountains UNESCO World Heritage region, just 190km from Sydney. The resort lies within its own 4,000-acre wildlife and conservation reserve where freestanding guest suites are themed on Australian Federation-style cottages. Each one has a private outdoor deck, garden courtyard and swimming pool, binoculars, two mountain-bikes and modern conveniences. Perfect for lovers of the great outdoors, the resort promises a wealth of outdoor pursuits (such as horse-riding, wildlife safaris and nature walks), plus fascinating historical tours that reveal the history of the picturesque valley from two different perspectives - the indigenous Aborginal people and the eighteenth century Colonial settlers. Peace, exclusivity and rustic style feature strongly at this expertly restored former homestead.
- Type:Boutique Hotel
- Summary:Themed on an Australian homestead within a private reserve
- Feature:Located in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains
- Rooms:40 suites
- Nearest airport:Sydney International Airport