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Explore Wolgan Valley

Discover ‘the Wolgan’ and escape to the real Blue Mountains.
A timeless wilderness, like you’ve never experienced.

Black Fellows Hands Reserve (Maiyingu Marragu) 2020 | Photo by Jeremy Murray Photography
Black Fellows Hands Reserve (Maiyingu Marragu) 2020 | Photo by Jeremy Murray Photography

 

Just a 2.5-hour drive from Sydney

A haven for bushwalkers and adventure seekers, Wolgan Valley NSW is just 120km north-west of Sydney in the Greater Blue Mountains of NSW, Australia.

But we’re different to the Blue Mountains you might have seen before. Wolgan Valley is a place of rugged natural beauty, but without the crowds and glossy tourist spots. We’re for true nature lovers who are after more than just an Instagram snap. We’re for people who want to experience the real heart and soul of this land.

This Country has been cared for by the Wiradjuri people for tens of thousands of years. You can still see 13,000-year-old Aboriginal rock art on the cave walls today. Wolgan Valley is named after the Wolga Vine, the Aboriginal name for the native plant known as Old Man’s Beard, which is found flowering on this Country in spring throughout October and November.

Wolga Vine 2021 | Photo by Jeremy Murray Photography
Wolga Vine 2021 | Photo by Jeremy Murray Photography

 

River Caves Canyon, Wollemi NP, 2021 | Photo by Jeremy Murray Photography
River Caves Canyon, Wollemi NP, 2021 | Photo by Jeremy Murray Photography

 

An ancient landscape just waiting to be explored

When it comes to nature, Wolgan Valley has some of the most stunning bushwalking adventures and scenic drives you’ll ever find, not to mention rock climbing and canyoning. Wollemi National Park is home to the largest remaining wilderness area in eastern Australia, and is known for its rugged mountain tops and breathtaking canyons. It also has a fascinating industrial heritage with remnants of the bygone shale industry. The nearby Gardens of Stone National Park is a place of extraordinary geological formations, including sandstone cliffs and stunning rock pagodas.

Glow Worm Tunnel 2021 | Photo by Jeremy Murray Photography
Glow Worm Tunnel 2021 | Photo by Jeremy Murray Photography

 

Bare Nosed Wombat, 2019 | Photo by Jeremy Murray Photography
Bare Nosed Wombat, 2019 | Photo by Jeremy Murray Photography

 

World-heritage wonder

Wollemi National Park and Gardens of Stone National Park are part of the UNESCO-inscribed Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Together, these stunning national parks provide habitat for a diverse array of native wildlife, including the Koala, Bare-nosed Wombat and Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby.

 

Wolgan Valley 4, 2021 | Photo by Jeremy Murray Photography
Wolgan Valley 4, 2021 | Photo by Jeremy Murray Photography

 

Glossy Black Cockatoo, 2020 | Photo by Jeremy Murray Photography
Glossy Black Cockatoo, 2020 | Photo by Jeremy Murray Photography

 

And that’s not all. The birdwatching is also world class, with more than 150 species including the Superb Lyrebird, Glossy-black Cockatoo and Powerful Owl.

Gang Gang Cockatoo, 2020 | Photo by Jeremy Murray Photography
Gang Gang Cockatoo, 2020 | Photo by Jeremy Murray Photography

 

Wolgan Valley 3 2021 | Photo by Jeremy Murray Photography
Wolgan Valley 3 2021 | Photo by Jeremy Murray Photography

 

So come visit, just for a weekend.
Or stay awhile.
You’ll find all the time in the world out here.

Switch off from the world and camp under a million-star sky, put your feet up on the deck of a heritage cottage, or rejuvenate your spirit at a luxury eco-resort. Whether you’re looking for a couple’s nature escape, a family adventure with the kids, or a long-overdue getaway with outdoor-loving friends, this is the place you want to be.

Either way, it’s about time you had an adventure. We look forward to seeing you real soon.

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