Gourmet Traveller

WHERE THE wild things are

There is a wombat asleep on our front lawn. At least, it could be a wombat. Or perhaps a rock. Closer investigation is required. As we creep silently closer and peer into the shadows of the undergrowth, the rock snuffles. It’s a wombat!

There is perhaps nowhere else in the world you can play the game Rock or Wombat – certainly not with any real sense of anticipation – than Wolgan Valley, where two out of three games will result in the joyful delight of realising the static mound in distance is, in fact, a wombat.

The Blue Mountains resort and conservation park – officially called Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley – is home to the highest density wombat population in Australia. It’s the Manhattan of the wombat world,

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