That’s thanks to amenities like 40 individual suites that each come with their own indoor-outdoor plunge pool, hand-crafted artisan décor touches, a plethora of outdoor activities, a gourmet restaurant with a menu of local seasonal and organic gourmandises, and a Timeless Spa.
As for the carbon-neutral designation--it comes from Landcare Research, a leading international organization in greenhouse gas emissions assessment.
Wolgan Valley achieved its gold-star status with environmental initiatives such as using green building practices in the design and construction, including solar power and heat recovery, and contracting to purchase a third of its energy from renewable sources. It also uses foods and produce from within 100 miles of the resort when possible (some of it from the hotel’s own organic garden), removes non-native plants and replaces them with indigenous plants (over 175,000 so far) and promotes conservation efforts on its own grounds and in the two national parks nearby.
Just to show off, the resort even purchased a small quantity of carbon credits to offset the remainder. Phew. Kinda makes you feel like an eco-slacker, no?
If you want to experience all the environmentally-conscious luxury for yourself, Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa’s Heritage Suites go for about $1,600 a night including meals.
And no, they don’t take carbon credits.