Nicoletta Romanoff with a horse in the Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa stables.
Nicoletta Romanoff with a horse in the Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa stables. Supplied

A royal welcome at Wolgan Valley

RUSSIAN royalty Nicoletta Consolo Romanoff and her mother, Princess Natasha Romanoff, experienced a quintessential Australian escape, with a stay at Emirates' luxury conservation-based resort, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa.

Nicoletta Romanoff, granddaughter of Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia, and a descendent of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia; and her mother Princess Natasha, took time out to relax at the resort after enjoying the highlight of the Australian sporting and social calendar, the Emirates Melbourne Cup, in the prestigious Emirates marquee.

The royal guests arrived by helicopter to a field of kangaroos and wallabies befittingly welcoming them to the 4,000 acre secluded Australian property. Just a three hours drive from Sydney, the international award-winning carbon-neutral resort features 40 individual suites reminiscent of traditional Australian homesteads.

Treated to the ultimate luxuries including the exclusive three bedroom Wolgan Suite, set away from the main resort amidst a huge and richly landscaped garden with terraces and private swimming pool, the royal pair were enamoured by the property.

Ms Romanoff said they had a wonderful visit.

"We've had such an amazing time at Wolgan Valley. It is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world we've ever had the chance to visit," said Ms Romanoff.

Exploring the property and its breathtaking views on horseback, sampling fine local and regional produce, and enjoying an indulgent spa treatment at the Emirates branded spa facility Timeless Spa were just some of the items on their itinerary.

Nestled between two National Parks and bordering the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Wolgan Valley is rich in cultural, environmental and historical significance. The resort is steeped in history - from ancient Aboriginal times to the presence of an 1832 Heritage Homestead restored to its original glory and a connection to Charles Darwin - who visited the Wolgan Valley in 1836.

Heralding a new era of luxury travel in the country, the secluded resort actively protects its surrounding habitat and indigenous wildlife species while delivering the first-class standards and quality expected from luxury resorts.

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