Bath houses, hot springs, thermal spas, relaxation … words that almost make you float into a travel destination rather than drive there. Peninsula Hot Springs stakes a claim as the “first natural hot springs and day spa centre in Victoria”, only a 90 minute road trip from Melbourne and one that delivers on everything it promises when it comes to natural thermal mineral waters that flow into the pools and private baths at the award-winning coastal escape.
There are two specific areas at this hot springs Mornington Peninsula destination that deliver on some quality R&R and spa experiences. A private Spa Dreaming Centre is all about tranquil spaces, private pools pampering spa treatments to revitalise body, mind and spirit. The Bath House generally offers experiences for $40 per adult during peak periods (cheaper in the off season) as well as family specials if you want to take the whole clan there for some chill time in the 20 plus bathing experiences including a cave pool, reflexology walk, hydrotherapy pool, thermal stream gully, sauna, hilltop pool offering stunning 360 degree views, massaging thermal showers, family pools and more.
There is a cafe in the spa centre providing a great environment for a bite to eat at lunch, while brekky and lunch are available seven days a week. A Dine and Bathe package, the piece de resistance, is available for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
The Spa Dreaming Centre is seriously heavenly offering peaceful spaces, private pools and spa treatments such as Australian Aboriginal-inspired kodo full body massages to facials, mud and salt wraps, foot therapies and ancient healing stone experiences.
For a sneak peak of what you’re in for, check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjj3MwZ_mL0#t=47
In future Peninsula Hot Springs have some grand plans regarding accommodation – its 17 hectare site will house 130 rooms of accommodation and a Wellness (Health and Wellbeing) Centre, with a plan for walking tracks leading to lakeside and hilltop relaxation areas. “There will be private lodges for couples, friends and groups of up to 14 as well as guest houses with double rooms and a capacity of 30. The lodges will include their own gardens and private outdoor hot spring baths, lounges with open fires and couches,” according to its website at peninsulahotsprings.com, and with a view to having all rooms only a few minutes walk to the main Bath House and Spa Dreaming Centre.
And there’s more for lovebirds: “Some of the private honeymoon lodges will have their own separate yoga studio complete with a daybed – giving you every opportunity to do absolutely nothing but bliss out. Imagine on a clear summer or winter’s night laying out in your private mineral spring bath looking up at the Milky Way, wrapped up in the warmth of the good life…”
Peninsula Hot Springs, Melbourne’s nearest genuine hot springs experience located on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.