Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Australia

Accommodation Type: Resort
Number of rooms: 40

Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa offers a rare opportunity to experience true luxury in a spectacular Australian bush setting. Located adjacent to the greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is a world-class conservation-based resort bordered by two National Parks. Inspired by the acclaimed Dubai-based Al Maha Resort & Spa, this homestead-style resort is set within its own private conservation and wildlife reserve. Spread out at the foot of towering sandstone cliffs, the Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa occupies just two per cent of the 4,000 acres it sits in, so the feeling of space and serenity is omnipresent. Accommodation consists of just 40 free-standing suites, each with their own outside decks and private swimming pool. The luxurious Timeless Spa is the perfect place to indulge in a range of treatments developed from natural ingredients, and a fully-equipped gym, tennis courts and outdoor swimming pool feature alongside the more rugged organised pursuits such as Aboriginal interpretive tours, nature walks, wildlife spotting and horse riding trips. A range of dining options offers both outstanding local and international cuisine in casual and more intimate, formal settings to compliment an extensive wine cellar. Should you need to do so, you can also take advantage of our business centre.

At Wolgan Valley, we believe in conserving the environment, so that you can enjoy it as nature intended. We are committed to protecting endangered Australian wildlife and plant life through our conservation programme, which includes the regeneration of the Wolgan Valley through the planting of thousands of native trees indigenous to the area, including one of the world's rarest trees, the Wollemi Pine. The Pine belongs to a 200 million year plant family and has been dubbed the botanical find of the century since it was thought to be extinct until discovered again by chance in the Blue Mountains region in 1994.

Facilities: Every suite has separate living and bedroom areas with luxurious en-suite bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes and is fully-equipped with the latest entertainment technology, including an LCD TV offering international channels, DVD player and sound system, high-speed wireless Internet access and an I-pod docking station. Binoculars and two mountain bikes for use around the resort complete the experience. Should you require, 24- hour room service is just a phone call away.

Awards

•2014 Top Hotel in Australia in the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Hotel awards.
•2010 - Australian Hotels Association (AHA) National Awards for Excellence - Overall Hotel of the Year Award, Best Environmental Practice and Best Deluxe Hotel Accommodation

•2010 - HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence Winner in Best Unique Accommodation, Best New Hotel, Best Regional property, Best Hotel Chef, Best Environmental Program categories

•2010 - Australian Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards, Best new Resort/Lodge

•2010 - Emirates Hotels & Resorts, Winner in the Conservation Award Category

•2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)

•2010 - Australian Hotels Association (NSW) Accommodation Awards for Excellence: Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award, Best Environment Initiative and Regional Deluxe Accommodation of the Year

•2010 - National Trust Heritage Awards 2010, ' Highly Commended' Award in the category Conservation - Built Heritage Projects

•2010 - Condé Nast Traveller 2010 Hot List

•2010 - Condé Nast Traveller 2010 Hot Spa List

•2010 - First hotel in the world to achieve carbon neutral certification from an internationally accredited greenhouse gas certification scheme, carboNZeroCertTM

•2010 - Winner of the Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List Awards in the category of 'Which newly opened resort would you most like to visit'

Destination: Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area,

Official website: Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa

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