The ultimate guide to Peninsula Hot Springs

group of people bathing in a Peninsula Hot Springs pool

Danny Baggs

Posted April 18, 2023

Hot springs are the perfect experience for some rest and relaxation. Here’s everything you need to know about Victoria’s most famous: Peninsula Hot Springs.

Victoria is blessed with several world-class hot springs across the state, from Deep Blue Hotel and Hot Springs in Warrnambool to Metung Hot Springs in East Gippsland. But Peninsula Hot Springs on the Mornington Peninsula is arguably the most popular.

Best of all, RACV Members save on Peninsula Hot Springs Dinner and Bathe and Private Sanctuary and Bathe tickets.

Everything you need to know about Peninsula Hot Springs

What is Peninsula Hot Springs?

Peninsula Hot Springs is one of Victoria’s best natural hot springs: geothermal mineral waters found in areas with active or inactive volcanoes, where the water is naturally heated by the Earth’s interior. This coastal oasis is both a hot springs and a day spa, with plenty of wellness and relaxation spaces and the option to dine onsite or even glamp.

Where is Peninsula Hot Springs?

Peninsula Hot Springs is located at 140 Springs Lane, Fingal on the Mornington Peninsula. It’s less than a 90-minute drive from Melbourne, making it a popular weekend destination for Melburnians.


woman bathing in Peninsula Hot Springs pool

Geothermal mineral waters have many therapeutic benefits. Image: Visit Victoria

What bathing experiences are there at Peninsula Hot Springs?

Peninsula Hot Springs has over 70 bathing and wellness experiences.

Entry to the Bath House is perfect for families and friends. It allows you access to iconic pools like the Hilltop Pool with 360-degree views of the Mornington Peninsula, the Japanese-inspired cave pool that’s tucked into the side of a hill, the hydrojet pool that’s great for easing sore muscles and joints, the awakening cold plunge pool, the shiatsu Watsu aquatherapy pool, or the beautiful lakeside pool. You’ll also have access to a Turkish hammam steam bath, a bubble spa pool, a dry sauna, Nepalese mineral showers, a reflexology walk and an indoor foot bath – and more!

Entry to the Spa Dreaming Centre is ideal for singles and couples looking for a blissful sanctuary. Here you can enjoy an infrared sauna, a Zen Chi massage machine, a hammam (Moroccan steam room), foot baths, and Scandinavian-style barrel baths. Enjoy the restorative powers of the hot springs’ geothermal waters in four different pools that offer views of the lake or the native gardens or experience a Shridhara water meditation that allows droplets of water to fall onto the forehead. There are also several private pools, like the Tea Tree Pool, Seaberry Pavilion, Kangaroo Apple Pavilion, and Banksia Pavilion. RACV Members can save on Private Sanctuary and Bathe tickets.


two women bathing in Peninsula Hot Springs pool

There are over 70 bathing and wellness experiences at Peninsula Hot Springs. Image: Visit Victoria

Can you bathe at night at Peninsula Hot Springs?

Peninsula Hot Springs offers adults-only moonlit bathing from 10pm to 2am in the Spa Dreaming Centre. Fairy lights guide you between pools, in which you can look up at the starry evening skies.

What spa experiences are there at Peninsula Hot Springs?

Peninsula Hot Springs’s Spa Dreaming Centre offers signature spa treatments designed to cleanse, refresh, restore and balance your body. Relax with a medium pressured massage, rejuvenate with a radiant body treatment, or restore your skin with an expert facial personalised with pure organic plant extracts and botanicals.

Guests are encouraged to bathe beforehand for better muscle relaxation and skin nourishment, with Spa Dreaming Centre and Bath House geothermal bathing included with all treatments.

Please note that spa experiences are reserved for guests aged 16 years and older.


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Glamping is available for Peninsula Hot Springs guests. Image: Tourism Australia

What wellness activities are there at Peninsula Hot Springs?

Wellness retreats, workshops and activities are popular at Peninsula Hot Springs.

The Fire and Ice Workshop invigorates your body by having you plunge between hot saunas and cold plunge pools under the guidance of trained hosts. The Body Clay Ritual encourages you to paint therapeutic detoxifying clays from around Australia onto your body, then rinse off under mineral showers. The Movement Class is a 45-minute morning Yoga Flow or Mat Pilates session with an experienced instructor that’s suitable for all levels of experience. Hot Springs Yoga is also available, led by a yoga instructor every morning at 9.15am and offered complimentary with Bath House bathing. Groups can also book a Tulsi tea workshop that turns teatime into a meditative ritual combined with the ancient Tulsi healing herb.

There are also plenty of relaxation spaces at Peninsula Hot Springs, from cosy domes and cabanas to relaxing day beds and lounges.


group of people painting clay on their bodies wearing swimsuits

The Body Clay Ritual uses detoxifying clays. Image: Tourism Australia

Where can I get food at Peninsula Hot Springs?

There are several dining options at Peninsula Hot Springs. You can grab a freshly brewed coffee or tea from the Coffee Hut, enjoy a light meal at the Bath House Café, or choose from a range of healthy dishes containing seasonal, local, organic, whole (SLOW) ingredients at the Amphitheatre Café. There’s also a nourishing breakfast, lunch and dinner menu available at the Spa Dreaming Centre dining room, where you can relax at the table in your robe and enjoy full table service. Members save on Peninsula Hot Springs Dinner and Bathe tickets.

You can even book into a paddock-to-plate experience at the Food Bowl: a three-acre kitchen garden aimed at educating guests on mindful, sustainable eating. Take a 30-minute guided tour of the Food Bowl with morning tea served in the glasshouse or a 75-minute nourish workshop that teaches the importance of locally sourced, seasonal nutrition over a delicious breakfast.

The Mornington Peninsula is full of fantastic dining options if you’d like to venture further afield, including mouth-watering cellar door restaurants.


nutritious food

There's plenty of healthy dining options at Peninsula Hot Springs. Image: Tourism Australia

How much are tickets to Peninsula Hot Springs?

Ticket prices vary depending on which experience and time you wish to attend. However, RACV Members save on Peninsula Hot Springs Dinner and Bathe and Private Sanctuary and Bathe tickets year-round.

Where should I stay near Peninsula Hot Springs?

RACV Cape Schanck Resort is under 15 minutes' drive from Peninsula Hot Springs and offers magnificent views of the Mornington Peninsula coastline together with a magnificent golf course. There’s even a luxury spa onsite if you don’t want to stop the pampering.


Unwind after bathing at the luxurious RACV Cape Schanck Resort.
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