Spas and wellbeing
One of the world’s top hot springs is right here: Peninsula Hot Springs has been ranked in the world’s five Best Hot Springs by Frommer’s Guide. Slip into the soothing, naturally heated mineral waters in more than 30 bathing experiences in the social Bath House and the Spa Dreaming Centre, where there’s a huge menu of glorious treatments.
The intimate Red Hill Spa is hidden amongst eucalypt trees, while day spas are found at luxury retreats Woodman Estate, Lindenderry at Red Hill and Peppers Moonah Links.
Japanese bathhouse customs
In the Dandenong Ranges, fern glades and forests create a peaceful ambience for Japanese bathhouse customs. You’ll find day spas in some luxury accommodation, but most retreats, cottages and guesthouses will arrange a visit by a skilled masseur.
In the Yarra Valley, the Yarra Valley Lodge and Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa have spa retreats, while visiting masseurs can soothe your stresses away in other premium accommodation.
Phillip Island’s laid back holiday lifestyle has resulted in a growing number of day spas and aromatherapy masseurs around the island, so a massage or relaxing treatment is never far away.
Dozens of wellbeing options
Throughout the region there are dozens of other options to improve your sense of wellbeing: beach, mountain and forest walks, golf courses, mountain biking trails, horseriding, diving and snorkelling, boating and fishing, paddle boarding and sea kayaking.