Top 10 Must-Try Spas in Victoria
After a long, tiring day, don’t you just wish to go some place where you can pamper yourself? The hustle and bustle of the city can definitely drain anyone. Luckily, there are recreational places available where you can just let loose, release the tension, and let someone help you release the stress.
Tagged as the “Spa Capital of Australia”, Victoria is more than just about ski resorts, white sand beaches and natural forests. The city is home to a wide range of health and wellness spas that serves as a perfect getaway to relax and rejuvenate. From natural and geothermal mineral springs to lush surroundings, these spas have an endless list of treatments for an indulgent escapade.
Australian Pools and Spas have compiled some of Victoria’s best kept secrets for your most awaited spa day that are definitely worth checking out!
Salus Spa at Lakehouse
Situated on the hillside, Salus Spa has a majestic overlooking view of Lake Daylesford. The spa boasts of open-window spa rooms with a picture perfect view of the lake and surrounding greenery. The treatment officially begins with immersing in a tub filled with 100% mineral water from one of the surrounding springs with a view of the lake and treetops. After, you can indulge yourself with Salus Spa’s wide variety of treatment. First, they have the Elemis Premium Facial consists of different treatment ranging from Anti-Ageing Facials Skin-specific facial tailored to detoxify, lift, hydrate, and purify the face. If you are looking to invigorate and revitalize your body, the spa offers an Exotic Milk Bath, Frangipani & Milk Ritual and Elemis Ginger & Salt Polish perfect to cleanse the body and nourish the skin. They also have the Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap detox or relieve any muscle tension. But the highlight of the spa experience is their body massage where guests have three options to choose from — Relaxation Massage using slow, rhythmic strokes to ease the entire body, Deep Tissue Muscle Massage that targets specific parts of the body where muscle tension is felt, and finally the Remedial Massage that is customized to cater specific muscle concern. To conclude your day at the spa, take a sip of the herbal teas or indulge in their spa cuisine in Salus Spa’s outdoor balcony for a lovely view of the lakeshore and stream.
Address: King Street Daylesford 3460 Victoria, Australia
Phone: +61 (03) 5348 3329
Price: $150-$190 for Facial Treatment and $140-$190 for Body Treatments
Considered as one of the first natural thermal bathing spring and day spa & resort, Peninsula Hot Springs is set 637 meters below Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula giving its guests an authentic Australian coastal environment. The spa offers two main facilities with an infusion of what can be deemed as one of the world’s best bathing cultures. First is the Spa Dreaming Center equipped with limpid spaces, a private pool for ages 16 years old and above and other spa treatments. The second facility is the Bath House where, as its name suggests, 20 social and wellness bathing areas can be found including a sauna, cold plunge pools, hydrotherapy pool, reflexology walk, Turkish steam bath, cave pool, lakeside pool and a hilltop pool with a 360-degree view of the mountains. Start your day with their body treatment either with rich mineral mud or salt scrubs. Follow it with their massages that are made up of Australian Aboriginal techniques and aromatherapy massages to invigorate both the mind and the body. End the treatment with their nourishing facials using organic materials, Mirri facial, and native Australian botanicals leaving your skin revitalized and hydrated after each treatment. Peninsula Hot Springs also offer a Happiness Retreat and other Wellness activities such as yoga, meditation, warm water exercises, and Qi Gong, a chinese discipline for meditation and exercise.
Address: Springs Lane, Fingal, 3939 Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 03-5950-8777 (Local) | +61-3-5950-8777 (International)
- $5-$40 Entrance Fee (Bath House)
- $35-$85 Entrance Fee (Spa Dreaming Center)
- $100-$200 for Facial Treatment and $135-$200 for Body Treatments
Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa
Established in 1895, Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa is located within the grounds of Hepburn Mineral Spring Reserve overlooking the Hepburn Springs and Daylesford. The spa offers a Sanctuary wherein guests can find a wide range of hydrotherapy pools filled with mineral water. Other amenities offered are private mineral baths, relaxation pools, salt therapy pools, aroma steams, and spa couches for a magnificent day at the spa. Relaxing and reviving treatments include a private pure mineral bath followed by a facial and body massage or treatment. The spa has an extensive menu of massage therapies, treatments tailored for men, body cleanse, wrap & exfoliation, nature-based facials, signature rituals, and water therapies that ensures rejuvenation after each session.
Address: Mineral Springs Cres, Hepburn Springs VIC 3461, Australia
Phone: 03 5321 6000
- $25-$40 Entrance Fee
- $89-$155 Mineral Water Bathing
- $280-$525 Signature Rituals:
- $115-$285 Body Massage
- $129-$245 for Facial Treatment
Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat
For those who are looking for a place for an overnight spa retreat, Peppers Mineral Spring Retreats offers both spa treatment and. During the day, take advantage of their spa relaxation offering starting with the Mineral Water Retreat complete with a steam room, open air mineral pools, detox box, lavender sauna, sun deck, and plunge pools. The Mineral Spa has several treatment and therapy rooms, hydrotherapy baths and relaxation lounges where guests can enjoy Pevonia Botanica and Li’Tya treatments including mineral bodY and facial massages, aromatherapy, and healing, energizing, nourishing and invigorating body treatments among others. At night, you can soak in and relax in the spa’s mineral water baths while gazing at the stars. After a long day at the spa, you can spend the night at one of Victoria’s heritage, Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel. You can opt for their traditional-styled spring rooms which is located at the original guest house that was built in the 1930s. For nature lovers, the hotel has garden rooms amidst their landscaped gardens. Finally, for those who are looking for a much bigger space, the a villa with a full kitchen and lounge area. Another treat for the guests are the hotel & spa’s sumptuous feast at the Argus Dining Room that serves authentic Australian cuisine with ingredients freshly picked at the hotel’s private farm and the Conservatory where you can enjoy their gourmet breakfast before going for another round at the spa. a villa with a full kitchen and lounge area. Another treat for the guests are the hotel & spa’s sumptuous feast at the Argus Dining Room that serves authentic Australian cuisine with ingredients freshly picked at the hotel’s private farm and the Conservatory where you can enjoy their gourmet breakfast before going for another round at the spa.
Address: 124 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs Victoria, Australia 3461
Phone: +61 3 5348 2202
- $215-$380 Mineral Rituals
- $110-$210 Body Massage & Treatment
- $140-$225 for Facial Treatment
Park Club Health and Day Spa
Located at the 9th floor of the world-renowned Park Hyatt Hotel, Park Club Health and Day Spa provides and health and wellness to both the hotel guests and spa visitors. Guided by the principles of sound nutrition, regular exercise, peace of mind and care of the face and body, guests are indulged in a luxurious retreat through the spa’s steam and sauna rooms, fitness center, a tennis court, infinity pool, indoor lap pool, plunge pools, and relaxation areas. The Day Spa offers 7 treatment rooms where guests can pamper themselves with aromatherapy and relaxation massages as well as facial treatments, salon services, and lifestyle consultations. After, guests can dine with a health-specific selection from the spa’s cuisine menus.
Address: 1 Parliament Square, off Parliament Place, Melbourne, Victoria, 3002, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9224 1222
- $95-$264 Body Massage & Treatment
- $99-$333 for Facial Treatment
- $25-$137 for Salon Services
Auparora Spa Retreat
With over 16 years in the industry, Aurora Spa Retreat sure earned its name as one of the best world’s leading urban spas. As the pioneer of spas in Australia, the spa offers intricate treatments tailored to target certain skin and body concerns allowing its guests to revitalize and regenerate. Some of the treatments offered are therapeutic treatments, signature spa treatments, advanced facial and body massages, hand and foot treatments, using natural and botanical ingredients and carried out by spa therapists and experts. Aurora Spa Retreat also offers a range of spa products formulated to keep the mind and body relaxed and nourished. The spa is located in Prince Palazzo Versace making it the only luxury spa in Australia with locations in 2 major, 5-star hotels.
Address: 2 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia 3182 | 94 Sea World Drive, Main Beach Queensland, Australia 4217
Phone: 03 9536 1130 (Prince Hotel) | 07 5532 6464 (Palazzo Versace)
- $225-$450 (Couple) Steam Rooms
- $110-$245 Facial Massage
- $110-$350 Body Massage & Treatment ($450 for Couples)
Mansion Hotel & Spa
30 minutes away from the city of Melbourne is Australia’s Most Romantic Hotel, the Mansion Spa. The place is swarmed with scenic treasures like the historic Italianate mansion, Shadowfax Winery, the Werribee Park, Sculpture Walk and a 10-hectares of formal gardens including the Victorian’s State Rose Garden. The hotel itself has 91 rooms with three complemented with the view of the landmarks and manicured gardens. For a day of pampering, the spa offers an equally luxurious treatment for a euphoric retreat and relaxing escape. There are 8 treatment rooms with relaxation lounges and personal beauty therapies using waterlily products and Guinot Institut Paris facials to carry out the treatments. Body massages, body wraps, and aqua therapy are some of the services being performed at the spa. Guests can also enjoy an indoor pool, sauna, steam rooms, fitness facilities, and relaxation lounges.
Address: K Rd, Werribee, 3030
Phone: +61 3 9731 4000
- $110-$350 Body Massage & Treatment ($450 for Couples)
- $125-$195 Facial Massage
- $215 Aqua Therapy
- $15-$85 Beauty Treatments
Endota Spa Daylesford
Endota Spa lies in the natural oceanic beauty of Mornington Peninsula. The spa prides itself of being the largest spa network in the country with over 90 locations and founded by 100% women. Offering a true spa experience, guests are greeted with the spa’s signature scent along with a tea and originally-composed calming music. Afterwards, they will be taken to their treatment of choice. Endota Spa offers basic and advanced facial treatments that soothes, relaxes, and repair any facial issue and concern. For body treatment and massage, the spa has a range of services that helps relax and revitalize the physical and spiritual well being of a person while detoxifying and moisturizing the skin. Similarly, Endota Spa has various beauty and salon treatments from manicure/pedicure to waxing and spray tanning. To cap things off, purchase some of Endota Spa’s natural and organic skincare and ceuticals as well as spa accessories so your body and skin stays refreshed even at home
Address: 475 Moorooduc Hwy Moorooduc VIC 3933 Australia
Phone: (03) 5971 8700
- $65-$187 Body Massage
- $135-$237 Body Treatment
- $70-$176 (Starter) $430-$630 (Advanced) Facial Massage
- $10-$88 Beauty Treatments
Woodman Estate Spa
An hour away from the heart of Melbourne is a perfect destination for a spa getaway. Woodman Estate Spa offers a tranquil setting perfect for a day to relax and revitalize. The spa uses a unique range of native Li’Tya products complemented with a serene oasis and herbal refreshment. Begin your treatment with a rhythmic and relaxing full-body massage carried out with a choice of aromatic blends to address specific body tension and concern. Follow it with a body treatment to cleanse and exfoliate your skin either through body mud or mineral salt. Complete your treatment with a facial therapy that uses native Australian ingredients such as lillypilly, wild rosella, and macadamia — fitting for treatment of dull skin or preparing for a special occasion. If you can’t get enough of Woodman Estate Spa, you can extend your journey by availing of their accommodation, either the Lodge & Manor House or Lakeside Chalet, with a majestic view of the the lakeside and an extensive garden filled with sweeping lawns, lush fragrant bushland, box hedges, and rose gardens. The private sanctuary also has a reflection pond, day beds, twin treatment rooms, punt rowing, tennis lawn, and the highly-acclaimed Woodman Restaurant. The restaurant has, the Formal Dining Room where guests can enjoy Australian dishes and the Lakeside Terrace for the alfresco kind of dining. On Sunday, you can enjoy age-old tradition of High Tea accompanied by a delectable sandwich and decadent desserts.
Address: 136 Graydens Rd, Moorooduc, Victoria 3933
Phone: +613 59788455
- $150-$300 Body Massage & Treatment
- $95-$225 (Starter) $430-$630 (Advanced) Facial Massage
- $150-$225 Beauty Treatments
Saltair Spa Torquay
Relieve your stress while overlooking the rolling hills and ocean waters at Saltair Spa Resort. As one of the region’s original day spa, Saltair offers an unparalleled spa experience performed by Saltair’s experienced therapist that have established a reputation among the hundreds of visitors flocking in the region every year. The spa has a variety of day spa treatments, massages, and facial therapies utilizing quality aromatherapy oils, pure organic elements, mineral polishers, and oxygen gas. Indulge in their complete menu of day spa treatments ranging from deep cleanse and oxygen facial to indigenous-inspired rhythmic massage and body wraps. You can also destress at the spa’s vichy shower, hydrotherapy spa, steam sauna and geisha spa End the journey with a peaceful walk along the Great Ocean Road where you can savor the exceptional setting that the rolling green hills and crystal clear ocean waters offer. If you want to take home a little peace of Saltair Spa Resort with you, you can drop by their beauty and wellness shop and purchase some of their natural products to extend your relaxation and pampering.
Address: 50 Ashmore Rd Torquay VIC 3228
Phone: +03 5261 9977
- $99-$190 Body Massage & Treatment ($210-$440 if packaged)
- $65-$160 Facial Massage
Spas are the best way to unwind and liberate one’s self from the life’s day to day stress. Fortunately, most day spas today offer other amenities that are more than just the traditional massages and facial treatments. Most, if not all, spa resorts have other amenities including infinity pools, hydrotherapy pools, plunge pools, saunas, steam rooms, and other facilities where you can maximize an optimal relaxation.
So the next time you visit Victoria, just take a look around as there are endless possibilities viable for urban dwellers looking for a little R&R and to zone out from the city’s fuss and chaos..
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