A NATURAL HIGH
HIT THE HOT SPRINGS AND RELAX This retreat is a bit off the beaten track – approximately 90 minutes’ drive from Melbourne’s CBD – but Peninsula Hot Springs is definitely worth a visit. Tucked away in the hinterland behind Melbourne’s seaside holiday destination Mornington Peninsula, this award-winning natural hot springs and day spa destination features beautiful outdoor bathing pools and private baths fed from the thermal waters that flow beneath the property – it’s also a seriously deluxe day spa.
If you’re there to take a dip in one of the hot springs, there’s a choice of settings: each pool is surrounded by trees in natural bushland, but you can choose to bathe communally, with your family, or in one of the Hot Springs’ private settings (why not relax in one of their barrel baths?).
There are areas specifically set up for the little ones, but others are strictly adults-only so you can enjoy a kid-free dip in the soothing waters without the chatter – just the dulcet tones of nearby native birds and chirruping frogs. Divine!
If you’d rather spend your time being pampered, massages and treatments are available through the day spa and cater for individuals or couples – schedule in at least three to four hours for the full experience and make sure you check out the gorgeous Moroccan Hammam. Well worth the journey.
Peninsula Hot Springs is just 90 minutes from Melbourne