What:
A conservation-based resort and spa, opening in October 2009. Comprising 40 free-standing suites and a main homestead with a range of luxury facilities, including the Timeless Spa, Wolgan Valley takes eco luxury to a new level.

Where:
Located adjacent to the greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area, bordered by two national parks, Wolgan Valley is set within its own private conservation and wildlife reserve.

Why:
Based on Emirates Hotels and Resorts’ acclaimed Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai, the group’s first luxury conservation-based resort outside of the Emirates incorporates as many ecologically sustainable design initiatives as possible, from heat exchange technology and solar panels (the resort boasts over 100 solar-energy units), to the locally sourced materials used in construction and decoration of this idyllic rural escape.

Take a guided four-wheel drive or safari to see the wallabies and wallaroo that roam freely, or for those that crave something a little less taxing, simply take in the nature from the comfort of your own private poolside deck or from the treatment table at the spa. The sumptuous Federation-style suites boast all the home comforts one needs for a nature break with a difference.