Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa: A seductive escape

By Kirsten Lawson
Updated April 23 2018 - 10:32pm, first published November 15 2014 - 11:45pm

There's a serenity about the Wolgan Valley that leaves you almost shocked by the comparison with the smoke stacks of the landscape not far away near Lithgow and in other industrial scars of the Blue Mountains. You feel no sign of the industrialisation down here, in a valley encircled by high hills, all of their tops threatening to manifest out of the blue as the Three Sisters or something called the "Big Monkey", which is apparently a feature within walking distance of the Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa. No, all you see down here are weird heavyset black kangaroos, which I think must be wallaroos, stumpy and big chested, and wombats, loads of big wombats, so unhurried and unharried that they munch on the grass during the day between villas. This is something of a gentle wildlife haven, with no vehicles other than a fleet of golf buggies owned by the resort and a few four-wheel-drive vehicles, in which we are transferred from the secure car park out by the gates.

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