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Jul 02, 2018

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Partners with Krug to Launch an Incredible Culinary Experience

This July, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley will launch an indulgent culinary experience for guests - the Krug Picnic. In partnership with the house of Krug, the resort has created an unparalleled wilderness escape, pairing the finest produce with exquisite Krug champagne, served in the spectacular surroundings of the Greater Blue Mountains. 

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May 31, 2018

Wellness in the Mountains at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia’s ultra-luxury, conservation-based resort, will host a series of carefully curated wellness escapes this Spring from August to November, offering guests a rare opportunity for personal one-on-one time with Australia’s leading practitioners and the chance to re-balance amongst the pristine beauty of the Greater Blue Mountains.

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Apr 25, 2018

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Launches Culinary Winter Festival

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia’s ultra-luxury, conservation-based resort, will host a series of unique culinary events highlighting some of Australia’s leading chefs, tastemakers, and winemakers this Winter.

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Feb 26, 2018

Photography Masterclasses in the Mountains

Guests are invited to join Canon professional, and renowned Australian photographer, Joshua Smith, for a photography masterclass in the mountains during two exclusive photography weekends on 23 to 25 March and 17 to 19 August 2018.

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Jan 28, 2018

Romance awaits at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley this February

Enjoy an idyllic escape with your loved one this February to Australia’s ultra-luxury conservation-based resort, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. Celebrate the month of love surrounded by the beauty of nature in the spectacular Greater Blue Mountains for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day celebration.

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Jan 09, 2018

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley presents ‘Valley Reflections’

This January, the resort unveils ‘Valley Reflections’, an inspiring sculpture exhibition curated by internationally renowned sculptor, Selina Hitches. A collection of 19 large-scale sculptures, each is artfully arranged within the private valley and World Heritage Area that surrounds Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley.

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Dec 17, 2017

Fairfax & Roberts Partners with Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley to Create The Wolgan Necklace

Inspired by the unspoilt wilderness of Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, jeweller Fairfax & Roberts has partnered with the ultra-luxury resort to create the spectacular Wolgan Necklace, brought to life by skilled artisans.

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Dec 16, 2017

Unforgettable Festive Celebrations at One&Only Resorts

Celebrate the holiday season with the greatest gift of all, unique and unforgettable experiences at One&Only, an award-winning collection of ultra-luxury resorts.

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Oct 20, 2017

World's Leading Conservation Resort - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Remains at the Top

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley was re-certified as carbon-neutral, for the eighth consecutive year since opening, in the carboNZero certification programme and remains the only resort in Australia with this standard of accreditation. This ongoing achievement is a true testament to the resort team who are committed to sustainable and carbon-neutral operations.

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Oct 16, 2017

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Teams Up with TRUE Leadership Equus Coaching

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley has partnered with Dubai’s TRUE Leadership Equus Coaching to offer specially tailored packages. TRUE Leadership is offering a truly unique experience of Equus Coaching in a pristine natural setting at the ultra-luxury resort.

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Sep 27, 2017

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Continues to Win Honours For Excellence

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley continues its strong recognition with four new awards for excellence. In front of a crowd of 700 travel and tourism leaders in Sydney, the resort was honoured at the 2017 Hospitality Management (HM) Awards for Accommodation Excellence.

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Jul 31, 2017

State of Escape introduces "The Wolgan Collection"

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, the ultra-luxury conservation resort, and luxury accessories brand State of Escape have announced a unique collaboration; an exclusive new capsule collection inspired by the pristine beauty of Australia’s Greater Blue Mountains.

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Jul 21, 2017

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Wins Trifecta at TAA (NSW) Awards for Excellence

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley was honoured at the 2017 Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW) Awards for Excellence. In front of a crowd of 700 political, industry and business leaders, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley was named Regional Deluxe Hotel of the Year and Health Club and Spa Facility of the Year.

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Jul 02, 2017

Wellness in the Mountains at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

This month, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley introduces an exciting new Australian wellness escape, ‘Wellness in the Mountains’. The new wilderness rejuvenation package offers guests the chance to relax, unwind and re-balance in one of the most beautiful locations in the world, amongst the pristine beauty of nature at Australia’s ultra-luxury conservation resort in the Greater Blue Mountains. 

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Jun 30, 2017

Epicurean Escapes At Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia’s ultra-luxury, conservation-based resort, is the ultimate gourmet getaway, a place where guests can eat and drink locally and sustainably, discovering the very best of the Greater Blue Mountains region’s exceptional food and wine.

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Sep 08, 2016

Sodashi Weekend of Wellness

Leading Australian skin care company, Sodashi, and its founder Megan Larsen, will be hosting a Weekend of Wellness at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley this November for those looking to restore, relax and rejuvenate in the spectacular setting of the Greater Blue Mountains.

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Aug 11, 2016

Victor Churchill Weekend at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

From Friday, 16 September – Sunday, 18 September 2016, the Victor Churchill Weekend at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley will give budding butchers and quality meat lovers alike the chance to learn from the master and enjoy a weekend that truly celebrates the very best of Australia. 

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May 18, 2016

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Hits the Road With BMW This Winter

Have the opportunity to travel in the style and comfort of either a new BMW X5 XDrive40e or BMW 330e from Sydney to the resort*.

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Mar 25, 2016

R.M.Williams Weekend at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

This May, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley and R.M.Williams will curate the ultimate Australian luxury weekend, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Greater Blue Mountains.

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Feb 03, 2016

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Voted #1 Hotel In Australia

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley has been named #1 Hotel in Australia in Trip Advisor’s 2016 Traveller’s Choice Awards topping the list of the country’s best 25 hotels and resorts as voted by Trip Advisor reviewers

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Sep 22, 2015

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley - Australia’s Ultra-Luxury Conservation Resort

A love of nature, heritage and the environment permeates the resort. From undertaking extensive and wide-ranging conservation at the property to being carbon-neutral, the focus is on connecting with nature and each other in unmatched luxury.

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Sep 22, 2015

From Napa Valley to Wolgan Valley

Opus One and the culinary team at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley will host an unforgettable weekend of epicurean indulgence, pairing award-winning wines with the resort’s locally-inspired cuisine.

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Jul 15, 2015

Protection of Australia’s Wombat Population Supported by New Smartphone Application

Emirates Airline and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley have funded new WomSAT technology to assist in the survival of native and threatened species, the Wombat.

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ONE&ONLY WOLGAN VALLEY AWARDS

Sanctuary of privacy with stunning views
Majestic beauty of The Blue Mountains

2018 AWARDS

  • NSW Government Sustainability Advantage Program – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley has been awarded Bronze status
  • 2018 World Spa & Wellness Awards (UK) – One&Only Spa at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley recognized as the ‘Hotel Spa of the Year: Asia & Australasia’
  • TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards – Ranked #5 in Top 25 Hotels in Australia and ranked #9 in Top 25 Hotels in South Pacific

2017 AWARDS

  • The Awards of Travel&Leisure Industry 2017 (China) – Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley amongst the ‘Best Resort Hotels’
  • Enviromark - Outstanding performance in Carbon Management
  • Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW) Awards for Excellence - honoured as Regional Deluxe Hotel of the Year, Health Club and Spa Facility of the Year and Hall of Fame for Best Environmental Practices
  • Hospitality Management (HM) Awards of Excellence - recognised as 'Best Australian Lodge' and 'Best Day Spa'
  • Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Awards of Excellence (NSW) 2017 - awarded Best Restaurant in a Regional Hotel/Resort for Wolgan Dining Room
  • Condé Nast Traveller (UK) Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley ranked #5 amongst the ‘Top Overseas Hotel Spa in Australasia and The South Pacific’
  • Condé Nast Traveller (UK) Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 - Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley ranked #77 amongst the ‘The World's Top 100’
  • Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Awards - Wolgan Dining Room recognised as Best Regional Restaurant in a Hotel/Resort

2016 AWARDS

  • Condé Nast Traveler (US) Readers’ Choice Awards - #4 amongst the ‘Top Resorts in Australia and The South Pacific’
  • Australian Hotels Association (AHA) National Awards for Excellence - recognized for ‘Best Deluxe Accommodation’ 
  • Hospitality Management (HM) Awards of Excellence – recognized as ‘Best Australian Lodge’
  • Condé Nast Traveller: Reader’s Travel Awards (UK) – ranked #7 amongst the Best Overseas Holiday Hotels in Australasia & the South Pacific
  • 2016 Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW) Awards for Excellence - awarded Regional Deluxe Hotel of the Year
  • 2016 Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW) Awards for Excellence - awarded Regional Health Club and Spa Facilities of the Year
  • 2016 Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW) Awards for Excellence - awarded Best Environmental Practices Regional Hotels
  • GQ Australia- Mr&Mrs Smith – ranked #6 out of 10 Best Luxury Hotels in the World
  • Condé Nast Traveller China: Readers’ Choice Awards – recognized amongst the ‘Best Hotels in Australia’
  • TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards – ranked 1 amongst Top 25 Hotels in Australia

2015 AWARDS

  • Banksia Awards: Environment Ministers Award for a Cleaner Environment
  • Town&Country (USA): featured in the Travel 100 List
  • Condé Nast Traveller (UK) Readers’ Travel Awards 2015: ranked #8 Best Hotel in Australasia and the South Pacific
  • Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW) Awards of Excellence: winner in the category of ‘Best Environmental Practices Regional Hotels’
  • TripAdvisor: granted the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame after receiving the Certificate of Excellence for 5 years in a row
  • Condé Nast Traveller (UK): featured in 'The World's Best Family Hotels 2015' within the April Issue of Condé Nast Traveller
  • Gourmet Traveller Awards: named one of Australia’s Leading Lodges and Resorts

2014 AWARDS

  • Hotel Management (HM) Awards: Best Regional Property and Best Australian Lodge
  • Australian Hotels Association (AHA) National Awards for Excellence (NSW): Best Environmental Practices, Public Relations, Sales and Marketing Employee of the Year, Regional Restaurant of the Year, Health Club & Spa Facilities of the Year- Timeless Spa, Regional Deluxe Accommodation Hotel of the Year
  • TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards: Top Hotel in Australia

2013 AWARDS

  • Smith Hotel Awards: runner-up in the Eco Award category
  • Travel+Leisure Global Vision Awards: winner in the category of Sustainability
  • Hotel Management (HM Awards): Best Regional Hotel, Best Australian Lodge, Best Environmental Program
  • TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards: Top Hotel and Top Luxury Hotel in Australia
  • Australian Hotels Association (AHA) National Awards for Excellence: Best Environmental Initiative

2012 AWARDS

  • Hotel Management (HM Awards): Best Regional Hotel/Resort, Best Australian Lodge, Best Hotel Engineer, Best Environmental Programme
  • Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Awards: Winner, Preservation Category
  • Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW) Awards for Excellence: Best Environment Initiative and Health Club & Spa Facilities of the Year
  • Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA): National Travel Industry Award (NTIA) for Best Australian Hotel/Resort
  • Grand Award winner in Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report

2011 AWARDS

  • Condé Nast Traveller UK Gold List 2011/2012
  • Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Award: Winner, Wildlife Category
  • AsiaSpa Magazine Awards: Winner, Eco-Spa of the Year
  • Condé Nast Traveler: Runner Up, Favourite Overseas Leisure Hotel, Australasia & the South Pacific
  • Hotel Management (HM) Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence: Best Regional Property and Best Environmental Programme
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Awards: Category Relaxation & Spa Hotels in South Pacific Region