LUXURY

THE BEST BATH ON EARTH

VOTED THE BEST LUXURY MINERAL SPA IN THE WORLD IN 2014, THE PENINSULA HOT SPRINGS ARE VICTORIA’S NO. 1 PLACE TO PAMPER YOURSELF & UNWIND.

Voted “Best Luxury Mineral Spa” in the 2014 World Luxury Hotel Awards, the Peninsula Hot Springs are a heavenly health mecca on Victoria’s glorious Mornington Peninsula and a must do for the mind, the body & the bucket list…

With standard entry and access to the main bathing pools from just $35 per adult, this really is the best bath on earth.

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ubmerse yourself in a spectacular steamy hill-top mineral spring as the sun sets and soak in the panoramic Peninsula from one of the planet’s most perfect places, treat yourself at the Peninsula Hot Springs.  Featuring outdoor thermal mineral spring pools, an underground sauna, private baths, cave pools and Turkish steam baths, the Peninsula Hot Springs are an idyllic wonderland to relax and rejuvenate luxuriously. Just 90 minutes south east of

Melbourne

, located on a 17-hectare property smack-bang in the middle of hallowed grape growing turf,

locals on the

Mornington Peninsula 

have been relishing the mineral magic of the natural hot springs at this award-winning coastal oasis for almost a decade. The Mornington Peninsula may have always been a popular summer playground for Melburnians, but with striking new properties and an explosion in the region’s food and wine scene,there has never been a better time to visit. Surrounded by Port Phillip Bay in the west, Western Port Bay in the east and Bass Strait to the south, the Mornington Peninsula packs an impressive variety of scenery and experiences into its relatively compact dimensions.

Far and away one of the most beautiful places in all of Australia (and certainly the most stunning place south of Melbourne), the Peninsula Hot Springs are the perfect place to rest, relax and really pamper yourself; they have to be one of the country’s best-kept secrets. The first of its kind in Victoria, this heated wellness haven utilises flowing, therapeutic thermal water found naturally deep beneath it, to create a seriously stand-out experience.  The waters have a bevy of health benefits, helping to increase circulation, detoxify and cure skin disorders but if nothing else, the feeling of sinking into a warm pool of soft water under the big skies is a guilty pleasure too good to miss. Worldwide acclaim was inevitable.

Work your way from pool to pool, which vary in temperature from 37C to 42C. Stimulate your soles with a reflexology walk on an assortment of uneven pebbles or head to the popular Hilltop pool which offers expansive views across the undulating coastal landscape.  If it all gets too hot you can always chill out in a cold pool at a not-so-welcoming 17C.  For those wanting to make a day of it and splurge a little there are a myriad of spa experiences available indoors at the Spa Dreaming Centre, where treatments range from an Aboriginal koda massage (a rhythmic treatment using traditional Aboriginal techniques at $AU94.50 for 45 minutes) to the exquisite Mala Mayi treatment which includes a salt exfoliation followed by a Mapi body mud wrap at $AU184.50. With standard entry and access to the main bathing pools from just $35 per adult, this really is the best bath on earth.

CHECKLIST

The Peninsula Hot Springs Bath House is open 7.30am-10pm seven days a week; the Spa Dreaming Centre is open 9am-9pm, seven days. Spa treatment and bathing packages and early-bird discounts are available. More: (03) 5950 8777; peninsulahotsprings.com.

For more information on the Mornington Peninsula, check out the region’s official blog and discover everything this stunning part of the world has to offer. For more on Melbourne check out my Photo Diary on Back to Buckley.

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