Conquer the landscape on the path less travelled.
The Wolgan Warrior Adventure Challenge is a 21-kilometre trail run, available exclusively to only 10 runners per month. Explore the wild, inspiring and rarely accessed parts of the resort’s extraordinary wilderness setting, whilst at the same time challenging your fitness and endurance. Accompanied by a guide, Wolgan Warrior course links three of the valley’s iconic mountain peaks for off-track hiking and trail running.
The challenge begins with Razorback Ridge (277m elevation from valley floor), which separates the southern valley from the vast meadows of the western valley, with its arid environment and fascinating diversity of reptiles, birds and specialist plants. After tackling this peak, dart across to Mount Wolgan (294m elevation from the valley floor) and explore its thick eucalyptus canopy as the terrain steepens..
Zig-zag through beautifully coloured sandstone boulders as you commence the ascent of Donkey Mountain (365m elevation from the valley floor), the famous rock which looms over the resort. Separated into two sections, the saddle and the ascent, this is where you will earn your stripes as a true Wolgan Warrior. And when you reach the top, be rewarded with incredible views of the valley.
Course Duration: 3-5 hours (dependent of fitness levels)
On Friday afternoon, embark on a Sundowners and Wildlife Tour, which will include a course briefing, recce and drinks at Naglow Knoll. Receive your participant pack with Wolgan Warrior running gear by Aussie Grit Apparel, the resort’s technical apparel partner and specialised sports nutrition and hydration supplements provided by Koda Nutrition to ensure you are well equipped during the run.
On Saturday morning, the challenge will kick off at 9am sharp, allowing up to five hours for participants to tackle and completed the 21-kilometre track. In the afternoon, enjoy a therapeutic spa treatment and take advantage of the plunge pool, sauna and steam facilities.
Later in the evening, join us for a campfire at 1832 Heritage Homestead to celebrate your achievements with drinks, canapés and an awards ceremony. On Sunday morning, cap off your eco-weekend with a tree planting within the Wolgan Warrior Zone to commemorate the run.
27 - 29 September (official launch)
18 - 20 October
29 November – 1 December
17 – 19 January
21 – 23 February
13 – 15 March
3 – 5 April
15 – 17 May
19 – 21 June
17 – 19 July
14 – 16 August
The Wolgan Warrior Adventure Challenge is AUD $295 per participant and is open only to guests staying at the resort. This includes participation in all Wolgan Warrior Adventure Challenge activities; Sundowners Tour, Adventure Challenge and Campfire, a 45-minute Warrior Wind Down Massage and a selection of exclusive Wolgan Warrior merchandise (Aussie Grit Apparel technical running top, Camelbak water bottle, and a tote bag).
Two-night accommodation packages for two adults at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley start at AUD $2,090 per evening in a Heritage Villa with private pool, including gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, local wines and beers with meals, non-alcoholic beverages with meals and two nature-based activities.