Courtesy of Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa

Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Lithgow, Australia

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A serious safari experience has finally arrived down under with Emirates airlines’ newest conservation-based resort, a three-hour drive west of Sydney. Here, freestanding 890-square-foot cottages (with indoor-outdoor plunge pools and verandas) offer views of Wolgan Valley’s rugged Grand Canyon–like setting, game drives go in search of kangaroos and wallabies, and five-course dinners are served in the central timbered homestead, constructed by local craftsmen. Doubles from $1,534, all-inclusive.

It List: 45 Best New Hotels of 2010

Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Lithgow, Australia

A serious safari experience has finally arrived down under with Emirates airlines’ newest conservation-based resort, a three-hour drive west of Sydney. Here, freestanding 890-square-foot cottages (with indoor-outdoor plunge pools and verandas) offer views of Wolgan Valley’s rugged Grand Canyon–like setting, game drives go in search of kangaroos and wallabies, and five-course dinners are served in the central timbered homestead, constructed by local craftsmen. Doubles from $1,534, all-inclusive.

Courtesy of Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa

It List: 45 Best New Hotels of 2010

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