Wolgan valley Resort & Spa is a three-hour drive from Sydney in Australia’s Blue Mountains. It represents a new breed of high-end hotels dedicated to preserving the natural world for generations to come. Low-density is the mantra at this nearly 4,000 acre property, centered around the restored Wallerawang Homestead dating from 1832. Amenities and facilities, from the sumptuous, free-standing villa suites to the acclaimed spa, find the balance between relaxed and refined, while great outdoors are breath taking. Guests can go horseback riding, hiking or bking, though most popular are the wildlife safaris (to see kangaroos, wallaroos, wallabies, and more). Through grassy plains and verdant valleys, these nature tours vividly illustrate how important – and admirable – this resort’s mission truly is.
- Charles Darwin stayed at the Wallerawang Homestead in 1836 documenting a detailed description of the Wolgan Valley.
- Until the Wollemi Pine was discovered near the Wolgan Vlley in 1994, botanists thought the delicate tree to be extinct.
- In-room bath products are biodegradable.
- The Wolgan Valley holds significant aboriginal sites like the hand stencils called Blackfellows Hand near Wolgan Gap.
- The resort is committed to sourcing all food from within a 160 kilometer radius.