How Green is My Valley?

A luxury bush retreat with superb eco cred.

Words: Lee Tulloch, Photography: Tony Amos
sunburnt country
pool with main building in background
morning fog
Blackwood Suite
Timeless Spa
hallway of Timeless Spa, reception
library, Valley bar with art by Lizzie Buckmaster Dove
dining room
dining room
lounge bar, dining room
Country Kitchen
the 1832 homestead
homestead kitchen
petrified beasties found under the homestead
vegetable garden at the homestead
from garden to plate
Wolgan River
found on the property
dam with view down to resort
mocktail by the pool
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In the Blue Mountains beyond Sydney we found a remote valley of such powerful beauty it feels like the Land that Time Forget. Except that Wolgan Valley is very much on the map, thanks to a $125 million investment from Emirates airlines in 2007 which saw an exceptional conservation-based resort rise on ground that even kangaroos couldn’t reach until the 1960s.  It has just been named the Top Hotel in Australia at  Tripadviser’s 2014  Traveler’s Choice Awards. What did we think of the award-winning Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa?


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