Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley has reopened and begun welcoming guests back to the valley, following the resort’s temporary closure in response to the bushfires.
“We are delighted to be back in the valley,” said Tim Stanhope, general manager at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley.
“We are keen to share with our guests this unique opportunity to witness and be part of the regeneration of the landscape and the abundant wildlife still here on the reserve.”
Large areas of the bushland that surrounds Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley remain untouched, and the landscape affected by the bushfires is starting to regenerate with the recent rains.
Thanks to the efforts of the NSW Rural Fire Service, the resort itself was spared and is in excellent condition.
The native wildlife that call the 7000-acre Wolgan reserve home have already returned with kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, reptiles and birdlife roaming abundantly.
Habitat restoration work has been stepped up to support the regeneration of the landscape, and guests are invited to participate in the restoration of affected bushland and waterways.
“This is a rare opportunity to observe firsthand the resilience and extraordinary transformation of nature and to contribute to our conservation efforts,” said Simone Brooks, activities and conservation manager.
“We are deeply appreciative of the contributions of our guests. With their help, we have built a seedbank of over one million seeds representing 25 local native species that is now playing a vital role in repopulating areas of damage.”