Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Welcomes Back Guests
Early February, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley reopened and began welcoming guests back to the valley, following the resort’s temporary closure in response to the bushfires.
“We are delighted to be back in the valley,” says Tim Stanhope, General Manager, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. “We are keen to share with our guests this unique opportunity to witness and be part of the regeneration of the landscape and the abundant wildlife still here on the reserve. ”
Large areas of the bushland that surrounds Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley remain untouched, a blessing for wildlife biodiversity, and in the landscape affected by the bushfires is starting to regenerate with the recent rains. Thanks to the incredible efforts of the NSW Rural Fire Service, the resort itself was spared and is in excellent condition. Perhaps most importantly, the native wildlife that call the 7,000-acre Wolgan reserve home have already returned with kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, reptiles and birdlife roaming abundantly.
Conservation, sustainability and a deep love of nature have always been at the heart of Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, and now, more than ever, the conservation work led by the dedicated team of Field Guides has assumed an even greater importance. Habitat restoration work has been stepped up to support the regeneration of the landscape, and guests are invited to participate in the restoration of affected bushland and waterways.
“This is a rare opportunity to observe firsthand the resilience and extraordinary transformation of nature and to contribute to our conservation efforts,” commented Simone Brooks, Activities and Conservation Manager. “We are deeply appreciative of the contributions of our guests; with their help, we have built a seedbank of over one million seeds representing 25 local native species that is now playing a vital role in repopulating areas of damage.”
The Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Team were deeply saddened by the devastation of bushfires and are indebted to the NSW Rural Fire Service for their support. “As our friends at Tourism Australia have said, we encourage you to holiday here this year,” adds Tim Stanhope. “There has never been a better and, quite frankly, a more important time to return to the valley. We welcome guests with open arms and grateful hearts.”
For reservations or more information about Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, please visit oneandonlyresorts.com.
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