Unwind and relax in spa retreats all across Australia for the ultimate indulgence. There’s no better way to leave the stresses of everyday life behind than soaking in mineral pools, sweating it out in a sauna, and getting a rejuvenating massage. Here are some of Australia’s most serene spa destinations to add some luxury to your next trip.
Peninsula Hot Springs, Fingal, Victoria
This has long been a destination for many stressed-out city slickers who need a place to relax, rejuvenate and reset. There are seven hot mineral pools in the outdoor amphitheatre, which are the perfect swimming spots. The springs also added glamping accommodation, an ice cave and saunas. Try out the premise’s Nordic bathing style by heading to the sauna to warm up, then to the ice cave, then to the massage showers to reheat yourself, then jump into the cold plunge pool. There are delicious food options if you’re feeling peckish – all that relaxation can work up an appetite!
Bannisters by the Sea, Mollymook Beach, New South Wales
Boasting four treatment rooms and a large hammam steam room with rain showers, this spa is the perfect place to let your worries melt away. Gaze out at the ocean from this incredible clifftop location and get a massage while listening to the waves roll back and forth. Pick from a range of treatments – think hot stone massages, deluxe facials and body cocoons – or recline in a relaxation pod to give you a new glow. Head to Rick Stein’s kitchen for some delicious, post-spa fare. It’s a rare opportunity to rejuvenate by one of the most beautiful coastlines in Australia.
Floating Sauna Lake Derby, Tasmania
Located in the heart of Tasmania, this sauna is Australia’s only floating woodfired sauna, which allows visitors to enjoy nature through traditional Finnish woodfired sauna. Are you ready to take the plunge? Visitors can leap directly off the pontoon into Lake Derby’s clear waters. Enjoy a taste of Scandinavian living in this architectural delight and embrace the natural endorphins produced by the combination of extreme heat and cold.
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Pictured: Bannisters by the Sea, Mollymook Beach. Image courtesy of Destination NSW