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Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Why we like it
- All suites have private terraces and pool
- Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort is a luxury conservation based resort in Australia's Blue Mountains
- Executive Chef, Dwane Goodman showcases seasonal, regional fare with specialties including Ormiston free-range pork, Mandagery Creek Venison and Oberon line trout, as well as a selection of delicious local cheeses
- The Timeless Spa offers a huge choice of treatments using only the best quality products and specialist techniques
- The resort has a huge outdoor pool
- Other facilities include bars and lounges, a fitness centre, a kitchen gardens, and terraces from which to enjoy superb views and spectacular sunsets
Warm, earthy tones and thick, neutral linens, are complimented by locally-crafted wooden furniture that typifies the lodge's timeless style and elegance.
First experience with A&K. Intended to ask various travel companies for quotes but Vicky (Hamlin) was so good with her suggestions that we did not seek alternative quotations the suggested itinerary was excellent and helped us decide on a balanced and interesting holiday.
- GD, Windermere
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort is a restored homestead set in astonishing landscapes. World-leading conservation techniques have been employed in bringing the original building back to its former glory - and then transforming it into a wonderful luxury resort.
All the 40 free-standing luxury suites, each with its own private terrace and swimming pool, perfectly echo the original heritage architecture - to ensure they blends seamlessly with the vastness and dramatic beauty of Australia's Hinterland terrain. Constructed from wood and stone in a 'Federation' style, all are superbly appointed, for instance double-sided fireplaces in local sandstone separate the bedroom from the lounge. Meanwhile, the fixtures and fittings have been carefully selected to reflect the Federation period - right down to the last hinge, light switch and glass blown shade.
Seasonal, regional and organic produce is showcased in the Wolgan Dining Room and Country Kitchen, while Wolgan Valley's Timeless Spa offers a huge choice of treatments using only the best quality products and specialist techniques. The resort also has a huge outdoor pool and a fitness centre.
Best time to be there
All year round; many parts of the country are perfect, even in the middle of the year. The climate ranges from tropical (Darwin) to semi-desert (Alice Springs), humid temperate (Brisbane and Sydney), cool temperate (Melbourne and Hobart) and Mediterranean (Perth and Adelaide).
Sydney/Melbourne/Perth/Darwin (British Airways/Qantas/Emirates/Etihad Airways)
17-21 hours 30 minutes, one refuelling stop
GMT +8 - +10 hours
Visa required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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