Australia – My recent trip included a visit to One and Only Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains. Australia. Wolgan Valley is a very easy drive just two and a half hours north-west of Sydney. We arrive at the Wolgan Gap, and laid out before us is the spectacular Wolgan Valley, part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area. It’s more like a canyon than a valley, with its dramatic towering cliffs and sandstone escarpments. Our private driver/guide Grant points to the end of the valley and tells us our home for the next two nights is tucked in behind what seems to be a far distant mountain. Surprisingly though in only 20 minutes we are at the gatehouse of Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, and a few minutes later at the door of the main homestead. The lobby is all gorgeous timber and sandstone but our eyes are immediately drawn to the sweeping views straight across the valley. We can’t wait to get out and explore until Megan, our wonderful guest services agent, escorts us to our accommodation – wow!! It’s more like a mini Australian homestead than a hotel suite – set in it’s own native garden, with living room, bedroom, huge dressing room, double sided fireplace, private decks, and best of all our own swimming pool. We couldn’t believe how cleverly the private pool had been built into the side deck, so that big glass doors can wrap around it to create an indoor solar heated pool for the colder winter months. I plan to post photos of the chalet tomorrow. Here is me riding a bike. You can see the chalet where I slept behind me.