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Into the Wild opens in new window
By Conde Nast Italia's Sara Magro and photographer Elise Hassey
Just Back From Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valleyopens in new window
At this luxury, globally certified carbon-neutral conservation resort, you can escape to nature and help to protect it at the same time, writes Katrina Holden. Arms outstretched from an openair safari vehicle, I’m encouraged by my field guide, Nick McGregor, to pluck leaves from the shrub we are next to and crunch them between my fingertips.
How a Wolgan Valley resort is setting the benchmark in style and sustainabilityopens in new window
Aside from the early-evening call of birds as the sun begins to set – lighting up the surrounding escarpments in blazing shades of red and gold – the entire valley is silent. While the scars of bushfires are still visible around us, there are also bristling green signs of new growth. Further demonstrating the resilience of the Australian outback, and its rush to regenerate. It’s urgent to return to the vast setting that Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley calls home to its floral glory.
Outback But Make it Luxury: Lexus x Emirates One&Only Wilderness Experienceopens in new window
When you sit down to plan out your next holiday escape, chances are Wolgan Valley won’t rank high on your list. The mountainous region just outside the NSW Blue Mountains is a fair hike from the high-rise buildings and picturesque seaside hideouts we generally reserve for our time off, but that shouldn’t be the case. A beacon of natural beauty less than three hours from Australia’s largest city, Wolgan Valley is the kind of tranquil getaway desk-jockeys need to embrace. Forget the creature comforts, ditch the luxury amenities and get back to nature, right? Well, not exactly. Play your cards right and you could enjoy the very best of the land Down Under from the comfort of an all-inclusive 5-star luxury resort backed by a world-class operator.
How a Luxury Resort Is Hoping to Save Australia's Wombats From a Deadly Epidemicopens in new window
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is located in the iconic, World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains, about a three-hour drive from Sydney. It sits on a 7,000-acre conservancy, of which the resort facilities occupy just 1 percent. The conservancy’s eucalyptus-shaded slopes, pristine mountain streams, and rolling pastures are the perfect habitat not only for the mobs of eastern grey kangaroos, red-necked wallabies, and wallaroos that call the area home, but also a large wisdom of wombats.