Timeless Spa at Wolgan Valley Resort, Wolgan Valley, Australia
What: An ultra-elite spa in the Wolgan Valley wilderness resort, melding the Arabic (Emirates' Timeless Spa treatments), the Germanic (the Babor line), and the Antipodean (Australia's Sodashi skin care products and techniques).
The look: From the outside, the sweeping metal-roofed, timber-clad contemporary spa disappears into its Wolgan Valley environs. Inside are muted natural tones, timber artwork, and six airy treatment rooms.
Who goes: City couples, who take a 45-minute chopper ride from Sydney, and nature lovers (Wolgan Valley is a 4,000-acre conservation zone).
The treatment: The soothing Mountain Aroma Signature massage combines indigenous aromatherapy (eucalyptus oil and tangy lemon myrtle) with a stress-dissolving rubdown.
P.S.: Don't expect much by way of explanation. Therapists specialize in Aussie directness ($131-$167).