They say that the hot springs in Victoria are one of our best kept secrets... here's our guide to our top picks for a day out to relax and enjoy sights outside of the CBD.
When the weather’s this cold, all you want to do is just relax and warm up as quick and easy as possible. Well why not treat yourself and go on a winter adventure to some of Victoria’s best hot springs? Go by yourself or with your mates as you indulge in mineral rich hot springs that will warm up and relax your body.
Head to Victoria’s Peninsula hot springs, an award winning natural hot springs and day spa destination nestled in the Mornington Peninsula.
Founded in 1997, after a trip to Japan by two brothers, Charles and Richard Davidson, they were determined to provide Australians with our own beautiful hot springs.
Natural thermal mineral rich waters flow right into the pools offering both indoor and outdoor facilities.
The hot springs features 20 globally inspired bath experiences ranging from the classic outdoor bath house to Hydro jet and Hydrotherapy pools. You can even go for a fancier private bathing area, where you’ll be able to have your own secluded mineral bathing experience.
While you’re there, why not indulge in some local contemporary dining experience and personalised spa and massage experiences that are offered by the hot springs.
How to get there: 90 minutes from Melbourne via Vline services from Southern Cross Station
Head a bit further out from Melbourne and enjoy an authentic Japanese hot spring experience at Japanese Mountain Retreat Hot Springs. The place offers a genuine hot mineral springs located in the Dandenong Ranges near the Fate of the Yarra Valley. The mineral waters are sourced deep within the local mountains and is heated to a perfect of 39 degrees celsius.
The hotsprings is a haven for couples and provides the best experience if you want an escape from the hustle and bustle of city or suburban life.
There are both exclusive bathhouses both indoors and outdoors, both private and shared. If you can’t resist just staying for a couple of hours, why not stay the weekend? The hot springs offers accommodation for 1 to 2 nights, where various treatments such as spas and massages are provided.
How to get there: 1.5 hours from Melbourne via Vline services from Southern Cross Station
Head a bit further out of Melbourne, up to Warnambool, Victoria into Deep Blue Hotel and Hot Springs. The places offers a unique and luxurious bathing experience as Ancient water sources known as the Dilwyn Aquifer are directly flowed into the bathhouses. The minerals are said to be extremely healthy as the salts and minerals sink deep within your body, which improves blood circulation and cell oxygenation, therefore eliminating all the toxins from your body.
The hot springs also offers an on sight accommodation and spa treatments if you fancy!
How to get there: 3 hours via PTV from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station