Adventures & Activities

Discover the Greater Blue Mountains and be immersed in authentic Australian experiences

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Uniquely Australian encounters

Discover our resort's true blue Australian activities and adventures, from exciting horseback adventures, glow-worm tours, and evening bonfires, to conservation activities and local gin tastings.

Meet our horses

Explore by horseback

Take in the majesty of Wolgan Valley atop one of our resort's beautiful horses – our sprawling reserve was made for riding. Choose from a 90-minute trail ride or a tailored, half-day journey in the surrounding valley. Or, for equestrian novices, there’s the opportunity to get acquainted with our charming horses with a stable tour or an introductory arena ride.

Gone bush

Kangaroo at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Bushwalking in the Blue Mountains

Inhale the clean, crisp air as we guide you through verdant grasslands, pristine creeks, river crossings and mountain treks in our 2,800-hectare reserve. Hikes can be tailored to suit fitness levels and interests, exploring wildlife, bush ecology or cultural heritage. From our Glow Worm Tunnel walk to more challenging Donkey Mountain treks, there are adventures for everyone.

Discover our conservation initiatives

Make your stay even more meaningful by joining our conservation team on a fascinating journey into the ecology of the Blue Mountains, helping to restore and protect this precious habitat. Get up close with Australia’s native wildlife and woodland ecology, and learn about how you can make a positive impact on our beautiful environment, making a difference for a better tomorrow.

1832 Wolgan Gin

Taste-test our own 1832 Wolgan Gin, infused with seven native botanicals that create a flavour profile distinctive to the region. Hand-picked, lemon-scented tea tree, coriander seed, finger lime, juniper berry, angelica root, orris root and liquorice root all combine to make our bespoke blend, best enjoyed on site.

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Wolgan Gin at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Australian made

Our 1832 Wolgan Gin is Australian made with a flavour distinctive to the region.

Wolgan Gin at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Flavour

Taste hand-picked lemon-scented tea tree, coriander seed, finger lime and more.

Wolgan Gin at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

What's in a name?

Our gin's name marks the arrival of Wolgan Valley’s early settlers.

Wolgan Gin at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Botanicals

1832 Wolgan Gin is infused with seven native Australian botanicals.

Adventures & Activities

Discover the Greater Blue Mountains and be immersed in authentic Australian experiences

Aussie wildlife

Set free your inner explorer and go wild on our spectacular reserve, encountering native residents such as kangaroos, wallabies, possums and koalas and more. Our 4WD tours will take you through scenic tracks through our untouched environment – be sure to have your camera at the ready.

Bird-watching

Wonder at the diverse birdlife of Wolgan Valley and the Blue Mountains, where more than 150 bird species can be spotted. Local species include the wedge-tailed eagle, cockatoos, lorikeets, kookaburras, black-shouldered kites, falcons and nankeen kestrels.

Historical tours

You’ll be engrossed as you learn the details of the meticulous efforts necessary to restore Wolgan Valley’s original homestead to its former glory. Our Field Guides will walk you back in time through the fascinating history of Australia’s early settlers and the challenges they faced.

Our valley pool

Step into our azure pool and glide through the refreshing waters at the centre of our lush resort. Lined with plush loungers and with seasonal temperature control, our expansive swimming pool is made for socialising, while private pools are available at each and every villa.

Mountain biking

Follow the exhilarating bike trails carved into Wolgan Valley’s vast and verdant terrain, through picturesque valleys and rising escarpments. Our skilled Field Guides will take keen adventurers off-track for more challenging rides; pack a picnic for all-day touring.

Tennis & archery

With two world-class tennis courts, you can work on your serve solo, have a friendly match with friends or take lessons to sharpen your game. Practise precision and develop your focus exploring the ancient art of archery on our scenic, dedicated hillside range.

Tour of Newnes Industrial Ruins

Step back in time with a guided walking tour of the historic Newnes Industrial Ruins. This fascinating tour explores a period when heavy industry reigned supreme and many speculators sought their fortune in ‘black gold’ and shale oil. Your guide will reveal the stories and features of this historically significant landscape located on the edge of the Wollemi Wilderness Area and one of New South Wales’ most wild and scenic river systems.  

Stargazing and campfire experience

This tour will introduce you to Australia’s spectacular night sky. The remote nature of the reserve provides an unforgettable opportunity to experience the southern sky free from the competing lights of cities and towns. You will be collected from the homestead by your private guide, where you will be driven by 4WD to your remote, personal campfire. As you settle down to enjoy some delicious treats prepared for you by our culinary team, your guide will prepare the telescope for a tour of the southern sky.

Kangaroo at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Nocturnal Wildlife Spotting Tour

This 4WD tour provides a memorable opportunity to observe some of Australia’s unique wildlife when they are most active. As the sun goes down, many of our smaller, less common animals emerge from their burrows, nests, tree hollows and dens to start foraging throughout the night. Your Field Guide will seek out the best places to encounter possums, wombats, gliding marsupials and owls, and to observe the nocturnal behaviour of kangaroos, wallabies and wallaroos.

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Family Experiences

Little ones will love to learn and discover with us, with nature-based experiences, horse-riding, bird-watching, historical tours and so much more on offer. They'll also love joining the Wolgan Rangers, our kids-only clubhouse, promising adventure in the great outdoors. 

Couples' Experiences

Make memories to last a lifetime with us. Hideaway in our rustic and romantic accommodation, indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments together or take a walk, hand in hand, through the secluded and scenic landscape of Wolgan Valley National Park.