Peninsula Hot Springs, Mornington Peninsula
Get your glow back with a private bathing sanctuary session at Peninsula Hot Springs, just 90 minutes out of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula.
Soak alone – or take your special someone – for an enriching experience in the one of the 70 bathing and wellness experiences amongst the natural geothermal mineral waters.
Including massages at the Spa Dreaming Centre, a Turkish Hammam, Nepalese mineral showers, a cold plunge and relaxation centres, you can elect for a day visit, glamping on site, or a stay at the nearby RACV Cape Schanck Resort.
Peninsula Hot Springs also offer a range of new wellness experiences, including the Body Clay ritual, Food Bowl, Fire and Ice Workshop, and a range of yoga and Pilates classes to restore your mind, body and soul.
RACV Members save on Private Sanctuary and Bathe passes at the Peninsula Hot Springs.
Deep Blue Hotel and Hot Springs, Warrnambool
Take a deep dive into the therapeutic wellness waters and rituals in Warrnambool, approximately three hours west of Melbourne.
Brimming with naturally healing geothermal waters you never knew you needed, the 45-degree-plus open-air hot springs are ready to rejuvenate both body and mind.
A Sanctuary Pass gives you access to over 15 mineral spring rockpools and experiences. Switch off and reconnect to yourself as you explore sound and colour therapy in the sensorial caves, bathe in aromatherapy pools, and feel the natural massage of a rainforest shower.
RACV Members save on stays at the Deep Blue Hotel and Hot Springs.
One Spa, Torquay
With the iconic Bells Beach just over the rolling green hills, it’s fitting that water treatment is top of the therapy list at One Spa at RACV Torquay Resort.
As well as an extensive offering of massage, skin, facial and body therapies, there’s the Bian stone facial massage, steam rituals and floatation packages designed to let you unwind and ease into a space of tranquillity.
For the full wellness experience, check out the warm Hammam bathing area, with a floatation pool, spa, thermal stone room and steam room.
Stick with the spoils and stay overnight at the resort. After a restful night’s sleep featuring authentic ocean sounds, you can check out all the beauty the seaside town of Torquay has to offer.
Interested in One Spa but not visiting Torquay? Check out the other luxurious locations at Melbourne CBD, Cape Schanck, and Healesville.
Ofuroya Japanese Bathhouse, Collingwood
Curious about public pampering? Experience the relaxing ritual of communal bathing, stepping off the cool streets of Collingwood and into the serenity of a traditional Japanese bathhouse, the ofuroya.
This is the closest you’ll get to Japanese bathing without visiting the country so, yes, note that this includes getting fully undressed – bathing suits are not permitted.
There are separate baths and saunas for men and women, with towels, wash cloths and kimonos supplied. The traditional ofuroya is designed for you to soak yourself in hot water, wash, soak, and then steam your worries away.
Complete the calmness with a shiatsu acupressure massage to rebalance your energy before finishing with a hot drink in the tatami relaxation lounge.