Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa review: A green getaway

Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is a scenic and sustainable option for your next corporate retreat.

With a strong commitment to sustainability, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa provides a memorable setting for corporate getaways.

Located in the picturesque Blue Mountains, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa makes for the perfect corporate retreat. A scenic three-hour drive from Sydney (or 50 minutes by helicopter, if you’re willing to pay a nominal charge), the resort was built on the philosophy of complete integration with its environment. With a commitment to broader social, ecological and environmental sustainability, the resort provides a memorable setting for meetings, corporate retreats, incentives, conferences and other events.

Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa’s conference venue (the William Walker Room) is 84 square metres and is equipped to handle the latest audiovisual technology, can accommodate up to 90 guests for cocktails, 60 guests in banquet or classroom setting, 36 guests in hollow-square setting and 27  guests in u-shape configuration.

The main break-out area opens onto an expansive deck set in native Australian gardens, with views of an escarpment backdrop. Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa also includes a fully equipped business centre and features a private boardroom (the Creekside Room) for up to 12 guests, while several workspaces are available in guest suites. The resort also offers complimentary wireless and hardwire internet access through a fibre-optic network.

On the accommodation front, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa features 40 individual suites for a maximum of 90 guests, and each suite has its own indoor/outdoor swimming pool, private verandah, separate living and bedroom areas, separate walk-in wardrobe, ensuite bathroom and double-sided fireplace. Other facilities include a fully-equipped gym, a 25-metre pool and a lounge bar.

The Blue Mountains region has a strong adventure activity culture, and outdoor activities at the resort include guided walks, four-wheel drive safaris, horseriding and mountain bike excursions, spotlight wildlife spotting and stargazing, visits to the Wollemi Pine Grove and guided photographic excursions. With the highest concentration of slot canyons in Australia, one of the more popular activities available to guests is canyoning, which involves descending into canyons suspended by ropes and a harness, abseiling and rock climbing.

For MICE groups, cooking demonstrations are available in the resort’s country kitchen, together with food and wine tastings on the property and local tours to regional vineyards, farms and cheese producers. With its commitment to sustainability, groups can also reduce their carbon footprint by planting native trees on the property.