Wolgan Valley resort and spa

This Easter long weekend, Stu and I got spoilt rotten at Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa, which is a beautiful luxury resort nestled between 2 national parks in the Blue Mountains region.
Wolgan Valley resort from a distance
We stayed in the Heritage Suite, the perfect couples retreat, which is beautifully furnished and comes with a private heated pool, complimented with views of the valley. As soon as we arrived, we felt this immense sense of serenity, being so close to nature and in such comfortable settings. To help ease us into a complete state of relaxation,we treated ourselves to a facial and massage at the resort's Timeless Spa. Bliss.
The Heritage Suite
Did you know that Wolgan Valley Resort is the first carbonzero certified resort in the world? This is not an opulent, wasteful, over-the-top resort; it is extremely respectful and sensitive of its surroundings and we especially love the beautiful furniture and fittings made with upcycled materials such as old timber fences, canvas tarpaulin, railway sleepers, old rocks - all sourced from the area and given a new lease of life.
One of my favourite things to do was to jump into the private pool, which was set at a lovely 25 degrees. Swimming certainly agrees with my pregnant condition; it is low impact and the extra weight I'm carrying is cushioned by the water so I can comfortably exercise and that made me feel so revived. In fact, one day, I woke up extra early for an invigorating morning swim - much to Stu's bewilderment (he knows how much I love a lazy sleep in!).
The resort offers a number of nature activities each day such as horse riding, guided walks, mountain biking and so on. Given my pregnant condition, we opted instead to pat and feed the horses at the stables, went for a couple of slow, easy walks and my favourite - the wildlife safari and sundowner tour whereby we explored the property in a four wheel drive, drove over creeks and hills, were educated about highly endangered Wollemi pine, spotted native birds, mobs of kangaroos, wallaroos and the most exciting of all - an albino wallaby! I only had my iphone camera on me but you can just see it in the photo below.
The tour ended at the 1832 colonial homestead which had been painstakingly restored by the resort.  There, we visited the kitchen garden which provided for some of the nuts, fruits and vegetables we were served at mealtimes. We had drinks and canapes while watching the sun set over the mountain cliffs.
1832 colonial homestead
Sunflowers at the kitchen garden
We had such a splendid time, there's hardly anything I can fault about our stay at the resort. The whole time, I got this feeling that nothing bad could ever happen to us here in Wolgan Valley - so cocooned I was in comfort and style. I reckon this must be the real-life "Tiffany's" that Audrey Hepburn had been searching for!

48 Responses to Wolgan Valley resort and spa

Wendy Sice said...

My gosh, what a stunning place! Makes me want to go on a holiday! xx

Pink Ronnie said...

Wow, wow, wow! Looks and sounds like an amazing retreat. What a wonderful place to steal away to for a few days. And OH MY GOODNESS, how did I miss the news about your pregnancy!? A belated congratulations from me Trishie!!! I am SO excited for you.
Ronnie xo

Latrina said...

Wow! What a gorgeous place + such lovely scenery, too! I can only imagine the fun you guys must've had. :)

Beautiful images, too, by the way! <3

Anouka said...

The private pool is just the best! Great pics.


cleartheway said...

Gorgeous! Are you kidding me with that indoor private pool? Beautiful.

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:: Lavender's Green :: said...

This sounds uh-mazing. I would love to go there (or somewhere very similar!). A year ago my husband and I went up to Montville (Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Qld) and stayed in a remote little cabin, it was incredible. Now I want to go again!

That albino wallaby is incredible! Is s/he known around the area?

x Jasmine

Nesha of Betty Red Design said...

Wow, it looks so peaceful and quaint! Beautiful place and beautiful photos.

Megan Price said...

Trisssshieee! I'm so jealous right now! And I cannot get over that albino wallaby!!

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greenthumb said...

Such a lovely place, glad you had a great time.

Gracie said...

Oh wow! This place looks amazing! I mean a private pool sounds perfect. I will have to check this place out and keep it in mind for a future getaway :)

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Victoria // Oh So Pretty said...

Trishie!!!! Reading your words and looking at your photos made me feel like I was with you on this serene adventure. The resort looks absolutely amazing - the pool, bed, scenery.. everything. I'm so glad you had such a nice, relaxing time!


Laxmi Gurung said...

Greetings love! Beautiful pictures and it is indeed an amazing post! Inspiring one! Guess you guys had so much of fun there! I can imagine that! HAHA! Thanks for stopping by and I heartly appreciate it! (: Stop by me soon again! xx

With love ❤

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, your photos are amazing! This place looks truly gorgeous. I'd love to visit there someday!

kcomekarolina said...

stunning place!

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My Garden Diaries said...

That is probably one of the most beautiful resorts i have ever seen....seriously! Nature takes center stage in all of your shots and that to me is heaven! I am so glad you guys had this time before the baby comes....thanks for sharing...love that they are in tune to not creating waste as well! Wow!

Chloe Moon said...

I wish I could drop everything and go there now! Now that's a place for relaxation!! So glad you two got to enjoy! =)

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Carolyn said...

wowww the place looks amazing!

Jessica Neumann said...

Oww...Love it!!!



Winnie said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous looking retreat - I bet you must have had the most relaxing weekend, it looks unbelievable!!

Liv Lundelius said...

soooo beautiful! what a special place.
i can't wait to go to the blue mountains and i will def keep this place in mind. looks like you had the best time.
and congratulations!!!!! i missed the news about your pregnancy, how exciting!

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lucent imagery said...

What a wonderful getaway! And an albino wallaby, what a cutie. I'm always cheering on the animals that don't fit in or have a disability. Like when there's a seagull with one leg and another bossy one taking all the fish and chips for himself!

Sonia De Macedo said...

what an incredible place, I've always wanted to visit the Blue Mountains, now I have even more reason to!


Heel in Mint said...

Gorgeous place and I love the simple, clean and rustic yet very modern and upscale decor. Thanks for sharing these pics. :)

Heel in Mint

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

What a gorgeous suite :) A relaxing holiday like this is perfect.

Denise said...

Oh, wow, what for a great place! Everything was beautiful - the location, the room (amazing!), the pool - and you, of course, relaxing there! Well done, it must have been a remarkable weekend! You look very beautiful and serene! Perfect holiday with peace and love - who can ask for more? :)

I V Y said...

oh my gooodness. these photos!!!

that pool.. gimme


Michelle said...

You lucky thing! What a beautiful place to stay with your man. You look so relaxed in that pool ... what a treat :)

ally said...

What gorgeous photos Trishie
And that place looks like heaven...somewhere we might have stayed a million years ago before kids!!

Jane said...

Wow! Beautiful place! Happy that you and Stu got to go away and relax!

Laura Go said...

WOW! What a beautiful place to hide away for a weekend! And I love that they're respectful to their environment and use local materials!
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caise said...

what a gorgeous place!

Always Maylee said...

My goodness this place looks SO amazing. The pool.. the view... everything. It must have been so relaxing and blissful!

xo, Yi-chia
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Cass @foodmyfriend said...

What an amazing place. I googled it because I want to go there! Congratulations on your glowing pregnancy! You look amazing :)

Stephanie G said...

beautiful! we just did a feature on wolgan valley in one of our mags - definitely on my list ;)

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honey my heart said...

this looks like such a wonderful and relaxing place to stay! i would love to go horseback riding... just have to wait a few months ;)

Maddie said...

Ah, that place looks totally amazing! And the pool- awesome!!


Vivien said...

Lovely places!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Wow, this place looks absolutely divine and so cosy too!

JoaNNa said...

that place looks stunning!!! it looks expensive too..haha
I have a friend who used to live in Blue Mountains area. now I realized how lucky she was!
Glad that you had a great time! <3

Jay said...

That sounds like a little piece of heaven, wonderful pictures.

shirley said...

Oh, this looks like a most perfect place for a get away! Now I must visit Australia!

akiko hiramatsu said...

Wow, so beautiful place!!


Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

Trishie, you always pick the most amazing places for your holidays! I'm glad you had such a good time and thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures! Caterina

Jo-Ann said...

this place looks gorgeous! seems like you had fun!