Activities and Conservation Manager, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
A passionate believer in experiences that connect people with the natural environment, Simone Brooks is responsible for the talented team of Field and Horse Guides who provide guests with some of their most memorable nature-based experiences at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. Having forged a twenty-year career in tourism and outdoor leisure, Simone now works with her team to curate truly amazing itineraries for each guests’ stay that highlight the beauty of the Wolgan Valley Reserve and the surrounding National Parks.
Before joining the resort in 2010, Simone worked for three years at the Australian Horse Racing Museum in Melbourne, where she ran visitor programs. Simone has a Bachelor of Arts degree from La Trobe University, a Graduate Diploma from Edith Cowan University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management from Deakin University.
Simone is one of the leaders behind Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley’s sustainable luxury and conservation-based tourism and has spearheaded the resort’s regeneration program following the recent Australian bushfires. She is also one of the faces of Tourism Australia’s ‘Holiday Here This Year’ campaign (2020). In her spare time, Simone loves to travel, visit museums and galleries and go bushwalking.
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. The exclusive collection includes One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa; Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia; and One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest in Rwanda. As part of the new portfolio, One&Only will be opening One&Only Desaru Coast in Malaysia, One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro and One&Only Mandarina in Riviera Nayarit in Mexico in 2020. Additional resorts in development include One&Only Kéa Island in Greece, One&Only One Za’abeel in Dubai as well as communities of One&Only Private Homes around the world. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com