by By Sarah J.F. Braley | September 30, 2009

Opening Oct. 1 is the Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, on the Great Dividing Range of Australia's Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, about three hours from Sydney. The 40-suite Emirates Hotels & Resorts property was built to stringent environmental standards and is surrounded by two national parks. Meeting facilities are available for up to 90 people, and the spa features six treatment rooms. Activities include guided wildlife walks, four-wheel-drive safaris, mountain biking and more.