Ultimate Luxury in the Blue Mountains

Emirates is known for its luxurious premium cabins in the air, but it seems they do luxury just as well on the ground.

Our member tmdellit recently spent 40 hours of pure luxury at the Emirates One&Only Resort in the Wolgan Valley. The resort is located near the Blue Mountains, just a few hours’ drive from Sydney.

In a somewhat last minute stroke of luck, my wife and I happened to be in Sydney at the same time last friday, and after convincing work to move our Friday night flights back to Sunday night flights, we thought we would try and make a weekend of it.

Accommodation at the Emirates One&Only Resort is not cheap, with rooms starting from $1,890 per night. But special deals do come around from time to time, including on websites such as Luxury Escapes. Even so, our member believes it was money well spent.

This was hands down, the most expensive 40 hours I had ever experienced… BUT IT WAS WORTH IT!!!

The whole experience left our member seriously impressed. The room was more like a house, and came with amenities such as a fireplace and heated indoor swimming pool.

After “Checking In”, which entailed essentially a relaxed chat with guest services over a glass of Sparkling Rose in front of a fireplace in the main bar, we were then put in a golf cart and transferred down to our villa to freshen up before Dinner. I use the word “villa” loosely, as the accommodation was only slightly smaller than my house at home. In fact the Walk In Robe was about the same size as one of my spare bedrooms!

The surrounding scenery was nothing short of spectacular… the photos posted in tmdellit‘s trip report speak for themselves! There was plenty to do as well, with tennis courts, mountain bikes and guided tours, among other things, provided for guests.

Being the fact that we arrived in pitch black, I was unsure what we would wake up to. Boy, was it incredible seeing the scenery for the first time in the morning. I was in awe at the beauty of this property. We spent the day riding around on the supplied mountain bikes, eating fantastic food, swimming in our heated indoor plunge pool, reading a book by the fire, doing a “Sundowner” tour where a tour guide provided interesting knowledge about different aspects of the property whilst identifying some of the local wildlife, eating and drinking some more, and basically soaking in the whole experience.

There was plenty of wildlife to be seen, with kangaroos and wombats roaming freely on the property. Glow worm caves are also nearby.

The staff were typically Australian; professional but laid-back. They, along with the amazing views, delicious food and top-notch facilities, left a lasting impression on tmdellit. They’ve declared it “the most amazing resort I have ever been to”.

See for yourself HERE.

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Matt Graham
The editor of Australian Frequent Flyer, Matt's passion for travel has taken him to over 60 countries… with the help of frequent flyer points, of course!
Matt's favourite destinations (so far) are Germany, Brazil, New Zealand & Kazakhstan. His interests include economics, aviation & foreign languages, and he has a soft spot for good food and red wine.

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