Stay at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley and help the area recover from bushfires

 

The recent fires that ripped through the Blue Mountains are estimated to have damaged 80 per cent of the World Heritage area. But the folks at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley feel relieved and fortunate that, after a temporary closure in response to the emergency, they returned to find the resort spared and in excellent condition. So too, were large areas of bushland surrounding the property, all thanks to the incredible efforts of the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Open again, the upscale rural escape is offering the same away-from-it-all luxury as ever, only with an optimistic twist. "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," says general manager Tim Stanhope. "We are delighted to be back in the valley."

While conservation work has always been a big part of the Wolgan Valley experience, post fires the habitat restoration work has been stepped up and guests are invited to participate in helping the bushland and waterways. Recent rains have pushed all that along, and field guides have noted the native wildlife that call the 2800 hectare Wolgan reserve home have already returned with kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, reptiles and birdlife roaming abundantly.

"This is a rare opportunity to observe first-hand the resilience and extraordinary transformation of nature and to contribute to our conservation efforts," says Simone Brooks, Activities and Conservation Manager at the resort. "We are deeply appreciative of the contributions of our guests; with their help, we have built a seed bank of over one million seeds representing 25 local native species that is now playing a vital role in repopulating areas of damage."

The Return to the Valley offer includes: three meals daily with regional wines and beers and two daily nature activities. From $1790 a villa a night, twin share. Minimum two-night stay. See oneandonlyresorts.com

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