Embrace the modern ritual of self-care
Whether you're in the market for a few hours of me time, or in need of a full weekend of rejuvenation, the natural mineral waters and luxurious treatments available at Victorian spas will help you de-stress and rediscover your inner serenity.
Bliss out and treat yourself to the glow-up of a lifetime at the best places to pamper yourself in Victoria.
1. Metung Hot Springs, Gippsland
Geothermal springs, peaceful lake views, and a day spa make Metung Hot Springs the ultimate place to switch off and show up for yourself.
Take in views of the Gippsland Lakes on the hilltop escarpment, where you can sink into a warm bathing barrel or plunge into a cold tub to help boost your body's white cell count. Reconnect with the natural world on a slow-paced nature walk around the venue, and when the sun sinks below the horizon, make the most of the star-gazing pool and watch the magic of the night sky while relaxing in natural mineral water.
2. Peninsula Hot Springs, Mornington Peninsula
Immerse yourself in a blissful sanctuary at Peninsula Hot Springs. The coastal oasis has more than 70 bathing experiences, ranging from affordable communal bathing to the epitome of luxury in the Spa Dreaming Centre where you can get a zen chi massage, soothe your body in an infrared sauna or chill out in a Moroccan hammam.
Soak in soothing water and take in 360-degree views of green spaces in the hilltop pool, or visit the Bath House Amphitheatre and choose from seven geothermal pools, an ice cave, two saunas and a wellness centre to return your mind and body to a state of peace.
3. Deep Blue Hot Springs, Warrnambool
Take a self-guided journey in an open-air sanctuary at Deep Blue Hot Springs. Let your mind wander to a therapeutic state while your body absorbs the healing minerals and heat of the earth in natural mineral waters. Delve into sensory caves and bathe in floral aromatic mist, or float in the shallow waters of the reflection pool for a moment of quiet contemplation.
For the full wellness experience, engage in the spa's salt and gentle respiratory therapy in the Salt Room, or refuel your body with nourishing foods in the Nourish Dome.
4. The Spa at Lake House, Daylesford
Escape to Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges to The Spa at Lake House, a state-of-the-art spa surrounded with waterfall-fed streams with nine treatment areas.
Begin your journey in a treehouse spa and unwind surrounded by nature. As your breathing slows and you feel tension release from your muscles, move into a private treatment area for a relaxing massage and feel the stress of everyday life melt away. Enjoy the benefits of steam and aromotherapy in a hydrostorm treatment or sip a restorative herbal tea in a sunlit lounge with views of the below cool fern gully.
5. Alba Thermal Springs & Spa, Mornington Peninsula
Contemporary bathing meets luxury wellness at Mornington Peninsula's Alba Thermal Springs & Spa. Nestled amongst manicured gardens is everything from a rain pool, herbal-infused botanical pools, forest pools, sunset viewing pools and private rooftop pools.
Outside of mineral bathing, you can engage in a half or full day of spa treatments, or dine on seasonal produce at the in-house restaurant, Thyme.