Activities & Things to Do in Blue Mountains

In the very heart of a spectacular, protected world of pure nature and fascinating history.

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Situated between two national parks, the Wollemi and Gardens of Stone, discover the majestic beauty and storied history of the Wolgan Valley.

Wolgan Homestead - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Calendar of Events

Discover the latest happenings in Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley from culinary experiences, wellness, events, exhibitions, and masterclasses.

Krug Picnic | Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Krug Picnic

An unparalleled wilderness escape, perfect for special occasions, the ultimate romantic weekend getaway or for Krug-lovers who wish to indulge in a truly unforgettable One&Only moment.

Outdoor Activity Conservation Hour - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia
Help Preserve Wolgan Valley

Conservation Activity

Preserving the 7,000 acre reserve is key to restoring the Wolgan Valley and surrounding Greater Blue Mountains region to their original pristine state. Get your hands dirty in a fun and important way by helping protect this important wildlife sanctuary.

Outdoor Activity Guided Nature Walks - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia
Guided Adventures

Guided Nature Walks

With its enviable location in the heart of the majestic Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, the resort is a perfect homebase for guided adventures in the wild.

Horseriding Adventure Outdoor Activity - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia

Horse Riding

See the Wolgan Valley and Blue Mountains in a whole new way; explore the beautiful hills, creeks, and ridgelines on horseback adventures.

Outdoor Activities Archery - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia
Learn Archery


Take aim at learning one of the world's oldest sports. With the help of a field guide, learn the methods and tips for shooting a bow and arrow in a safe and controlled environment. Archery is suitable for adults and children over six, and is subject to weather conditions. Sun protection and proper footwear is recommended.

Signature Wildlife and Sundowners Tour - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Signature Wildlife and Sundowners Tour

Signature Wildlife and Sundowners Tour

The tour begins as the sun begins its slow descent towards the horizon, eventually casting a golden hue across the ancient sandstone of the escarpments. Not only is this an incredibly beautiful time of the day, it is also when many of our native animals are starting to become active and easily visible.

Guests can observe kangaroos, wallaroos, wallabies and many native birds, possibly even our resident Wedge Tailed Eagles. The tour provides countless photographic opportunities of both the wildlife and the spectacular scenery, and as the Field Guides are well versed in local bush lore and history, guests will be entertained and educated along the way.

Birdwatching Tour - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Birdwatching Tour

Birdwatching Tour

The Birdwatching Tour provides an introduction to the diverse birdlife of Wolgan Valley and the Blue Mountains. This is an area where over 150 bird species have been observed, providing habitat for a diversity of woodland, grassland and freshwater species.

Species include various birds of prey, such as the magnificent Wedge Tailed Eagle, Black Shouldered Kites, Brown Falcons and Nankeen Kestrels, to the tiny Finches and colourful parrots of our grassy and woodland areas.

Resort Main Pool - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia
Walking By The Pool
Resort Main Pool - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia
Relaxing In A Private Pool


Beneath a broad Australian sky, with sandstone escarpments of the Wolgan Valley on the horizon, soak in the world from the comfort of your own private pool.

Mountain Biking - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Witness the beauty of the mountains, creeks, and even wildlife on mountain biking adventures across the spectacular 7,000 acre nature reserve. From a leisurely ride to something more challenging, there is a journey for everyone.

Tennis - One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia
Play Tennis


Strengthen your serve in the magical surrounds of the Australian wild.


Explore the history of Wolgan Valley through the eyes of the Aboriginal people and colonial settlers.

Cultural Tours

In collaboration with the Mingaan Wiradjuri Aboriginal Corporation, we are pleased to introduce authentic cultural tours sharing their stories, history and association with the valley. Led by local Wiradjuri Tribal Clan elder, Sharon Riley, learn about the way of life of the first Australians who have lived in harmony with nature for thousands of years.

Historical Tours of Wolgan Valley
Colonial Heritage Tour

Heritage Tours

Get a glimpse into the trying conditions that early Australian settlers faced as they learned to adapt and thrive in the wilderness.


Wilderness adventures to inspire every age.

Junior Rangers - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Biking Adventures
Childens Bike Riding Junior Rangers - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia
Junior Ranger Activities
Conservation Activity - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Conservation Activities for Junior Rangers

Wolgan Rangers

An exciting youthful adventure tailored to the ages and interests of children. The Australian wild offers an inspiring playground for the Wolgan Rangers as they participate in activities such as bush survival, adventure hikes, fossil hunting, archery, and more.

Childrens Horse Outdoor Activity - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia
Supervised Horse Riding
Visiting The Stables

Children's Horse Riding

Visit the stables and meet some of Wolgan Valley’s horses; great options for a fully supervised and safe introduction to horse riding.


The thrill of the wild and the beauty of New South Wales, Australia.

See Wolgan Valley On Horseback

Trail Rides and Horse Riding

Venture out into the Wolgan Valley and Greater Blue Mountains and explore the beautiful hills, creeks, and ridgelines the way they were meant to be seen — on horseback.

Stables Tour - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Stables Tour

Stables Tour

Enjoy a guided tour though the stables and meet some of Wolgan Valley’s friendly horses. Our horses come in various shapes and sizes; from the gentle giant ‘Marshmallow’ to the small horse with a big personality, ‘Nero’. Guides will assist you to feed the horses some of their favourite treats and will provide an insight into the operations of the horse riding program. All guests are welcome to participate in this activity and it is particularly suitable for families and children.

Guided Walk Glow Worm Tunnel  - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia
Guided Glow Worm Walk

Guided Glow Worm Walk

Experience a journey of discovery to the Glow Worm tunnel on the Newnes Plateau.

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Stargazing and Campfire Experience

Stargazing and Campfire Experience

Experience Australia’s magnificent night sky in a campfire setting in the bush landscape.  The remote nature of the reserve provides an unforgettable opportunity to experience the southern sky free from the competing lights of cities and towns.

Nocturnal Wildlife And Stargazing - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia
Explore The Wildlife After Dark

Signature Nocturnal Wildlife Spotlighting Tour

A whole new Australia comes alive after dark. Explore the the nocturnal world of the Australian bush in the comfort of a luxury four wheel drive vehicle.

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Donkey Mountain Tour

Donkey Mountain Guided Hike

Donkey Mountain has many secrets to offer, such as fern-filled canyons and the unique stone formations for which this national park is named. This challenging hike provides an opportunity to explore one of the Wolgan Valley’s most iconic geological features. In the company of an experienced Field Guide, you will hike into the Gardens of Stone National Park, making your way through beautiful Australian bushland, travelling steeply towards the sandstone cliffs and remarkable pagoda formations of the summit.

Photographic Expeditions - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia
Photographic Expeditions

Photographic Expeditions

Photographic journeys of discovery in the beauty of the Australian wilderness.

Fly 4X4 Expedition - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia

4WD Expedition

Experience a unique range of native wildlife and flora, touring by 4WD.

Stargazing Talk

You will be guided on a short tour through Australia’s magnificent night skies by one of the resort’s Field Guides. Wolgan Valley is blessedly free of the light pollution that restricts our view of the night sky in cities and the night sky is nothing short of spectacular. This activity is conducted within easy walking distance of the Main Homestead and is a perfect way to close your evening with a glass of wine in hand.

Duration: 15 minutes
Scheduled: Twice each evening
Category: Complimentary

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