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Wildlife Safaris

Each of the Field Guides at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a skilled driver, highly knowledgeable of Australia’s demanding terrain and can tailor a safari adventure tour around each guest's special interests to help you experience awe-inspiring views of the Blue Mountains and encounters with Australian wildlife.

For those with an inquisitive mind, Wolgan Valley's adventure tours offer a chance for botanists, bird watchers and naturalists to discover an area still abundant with the same intriguing species that so fascinated Charles Darwin.

Wolgan Signature Wildlife & Sundowners Tour
Duration: 2 hours
Scheduled: Late Afternoon (Daily)
Grade: Easy
Category: Signature Experience

Conducted from the comfort of our a 4WD touring bus, this tour is designed to provide an introduction to the reserve, the resort’s native fauna and the numerous opportunities for outdoor exploration of our tracks and trails.

The tour departs the Main Homestead as the sun begins its slow descent towards the horizon, eventually casting a golden hue across the ancient sandstone of the escarpment. Not only is this an incredibly beautiful time of the day, it is also when many of our native animals are starting to become active and easily visible.

Guests can expect to observe kangaroos, wallaroos, wallabies and many native birds, possibly even our resident wedge tailed eagles. The tour provides countless photographic opportunities of both the wildlife and the spectacular scenery, and as our Field Guides are well versed in local bush lore and history, you will be entertained and educated along the way.

Your guide will use their knowledge of the reserve, the daily and seasonal conditions, and the behaviour of wildlife to plan the best route for the tour, but we frequently also visit the Wollemi Pine Grove. Located in a sheltered site of the reserve, the grove pays tribute to one of the world’s rarest and most unique trees, the Wollemi Pine.

As the light turns golden at the close of day, the tour culminates at our stunning colonial homestead, where guests can enjoy Sundowner refreshments whilst gaining an insight into the ‘Wolgan’ story, Australia’s bush heritage & the history of the homestead.

Private 4WD & Wildlife Tour of the Reserve
Duration: 2.5 hours
Scheduled: On Request
Grade: Easy
Category: Private Tour

Enjoy a private tour through the 7000 acre reserve in the comfort of a luxury 4WD vehicle. Exciting river crossings and rugged 4x4 touring to spectacular vantage points are part of the experience.

Your guide will provide a fascinating insight into the native wildlife and ecology of the region and an opportunity to explore the hidden and lesser known areas of the reserve. The tour will travel through favoured wildlife viewing locations, with the glorious scenery of the World Heritage Listed escarpments forming a spectacular backdrop.

Fine food and beverages prepared by our culinary team will be served at a scenic location on the reserve for a truly memorable experience. Quality spotting scopes, binoculars and informative wildlife booklets are provided for your use.

The tour is suitable for guests of all ages and can be tailored for special interests.

Comfortable outdoor clothing appropriate to the season, and covered footwear is recommended.

Private Birdwatching Tour
Duration: 2.5 hours
Scheduled: On Request
Grade: Easy - Moderate
Category: Private Tour

The birdwatching tour provides a fascinating introduction to the diverse birdlife of Wolgan Valley & Blue Mountains. This is an area where over 150 bird species have been observed, providing habitat for a diversity of woodland, grassland and freshwater species.

Our list of species includes various birds of prey, such as the magnificent wedge tailed eagle, black shouldered kites, brown falcons and nankeen kestrels, to the tiny finches and colourful parrots of our grassy and woodland areas.

Guides will share their knowledge and passion for Australia’s unique birds and escort you into the best places to view and photograph our feathered wildlife. This activity is suitable for guests of all ages and can be tailored for different levels of experience and special interests. The tour will include morning tea, with fine food and beverages prepared by our culinary team, served in a stunning location on the reserve. Quality binoculars, spotting scopes and informative bird checklists are provided.

Comfortable outdoor clothing appropriate to the season, and covered footwear is recommended.
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