Australia’s Blue Mountains are a destination in their own right, and the Emirates One & Only another. Like the past, it’s another country, where undisturbed wilderness unfolds mile after mile. It’s also utterly contemporary, with private villas with in-room living room with double-sided fireplaces leading onto outdoor deck swimming pools.
Each villa is enormous, built in the style of an old-fashioned homestead, but with every modern convenience. Stone walls, stained glass windows and timber floors, four-posters and double sided fireplaces lighting up separate sleeping and living areas, bathrooms with shower skylights and wrap around verandas with rocking chairs.
Then there’s the great outdoors, where kangaroos abound and escarpments slope steeply and vast skies bless, and the chance to saddle up and gallop forth across an undulating, uplifting landscape. Back at the ranch, the spa, sauna, steam room and gorgeous landscaped outdoor pool take care of any aching muscles, and the Wolgan Dining Room with fine views, wines and cuisine takes care of the rest.