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Best Day Spas in Melbourne for the Ultimate Zen Sesh

Whether you have an hour or an entire day, balance the mind, body and soul at the most serene day spas in Melbourne.

Sense of Self, Collingwood
Sense of Self, Collingwood

In need of a little pampering? We all need to press pause from time to time and what better way to do it than with a glass of bubbles in hand and cocooned in 1000-thread count sheets? While buzzing cosmopolitan Melbourne certainly has no shortage of things to do, sometimes you want nothing more than to get away from it all and indulge in some much-deserved me-time. So ready your robe and sit back and relax as we discover Melbourne’s best day spas.

Image Credit - Martina Gemmola
Image Credit - Martina Gemmola
Sense of Self

The newest contender for the best day spa in Melbourne, this Collingwood wellness mecca is home to the city’s biggest bathhouse and relaxation retreat. Occupying an Insta-worthy warehouse in one of the city's trendiest neighbourhoods, guests can split their time between the steamy sauna and aquatic facilities downstairs and the massage+mindfulness studio above.

30-32 Easey St, Collingwood

Crown Spa

If your visits to the spa are few and far between, why not take it up a notch with an indulgent pampering at Crown? Zen out in the dreamy treatment suites and let the magic of gold and caviar facials by La Prairie bring your skin back to life. For the mother of all spa days, look no further than the Ultimate Package – a head to toe pamper featuring a massage, facial, mani-pedi, blow wave and food for you and a friend. As to be expected, their premium spa experiences are as good as they get, but they will set you back a pretty penny.  

8 Whiteman St, Southbank

Miss Fox Melbourne
Miss Fox Melbourne
Miss Fox 

If you’re looking for the gold class of self-care, Miss Fox is about as lush as it gets. With just about every award under their belt including World’s Best Beauty Salon 2019, Miss Fox’s luxurious treatments go beyond pampering into the realm of pure opulence. From the 1000-thread count sheets to the heated massage beds and high-vibration music, this level of serenity naturally doesn't come cheap. Indulge in a variety of treatments like their luxurious bathing rituals using 100% certified organic essential oils, balms and natural clays that are mindfully selected based on the needs of each person.  

1-3, 285 Little Collins Street, Melbourne 

Peninsula Hot Springs

One of the best spas in Melbourne isn't really in Melbourne at all. While not quite within the city's borders, taking the drive to the Peninsula Hot Springs has fast become a local tradition. Whether you’re seeking a hilltop mineral pool or an indulgent full body treatment, this award-winning geothermal hot springs and day spa based on the scenic Mornington Peninsula offers a welcome escape from the chaos of city living.

140 Springs Lane, Fingal

Natskin, Melbourne
Natskin, Melbourne

A well-kept secret hidden in the quiet of the suburbs, North Ringwood’s Natskin is a charming day spa that offers an impressive and well-priced range of treatments that will leave you feeling cool and collected (without the hefty price tag). From a soothing hot stone massage to a mani/pedi – they’ve got all the calming bases covered.

176 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood North

Lyall Spa
Lyall Spa
Lyall Spa

If you’re looking for five-star treatment, South Yarra’s Lyall Spa (nestled within its namesake luxury hotel) is an urban oasis that offers a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Set over three calming levels that house everything from massage to hydrotherapy, this spa specialises in treatments that range from the therapeutic to the exotic. One thing’s for sure; all are an exercise in pure indulgence. Lyall Spa reopens summer, so keep an eye on their website for updates.

16 Murphy Street, South Yarra

Botanica, Melbourne
Botanica, Melbourne
Botanica Day Spa

Hidden in the lavish InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto, Botanica Day Spa presents a glamorous experience for those looking to relax the body and rejuvenate the mind. Boasting an extensive menu of bespoke face and body treatments, this spa's tranquil ambience and elegant interiors offer a peaceful retreat in the heart of the city's busy CBD. Botanica is not only one of the best spas in Melbourne but the perfect overnight escape perfect for when you're in need of spoiling. 

495 Collins Street, Melbourne

Chuan Spa

When nothing less than pure luxury will do, Chuan Spa at The Langham hotel offers the ultimate retreat in which to detox, renew and relax. Seeking inspiration from ancient Chinese traditions, here holistic therapies will help you find the ultimate balance between spiritual and physical harmony. Needless to say, if you have a taste for the finer things in life – you’ll be in your element.

The Langham, Melbourne, Southgate Avenue, Southbank

Mansion Hotel, werribee
Mansion Hotel, werribee
Mansion Hotel and Spa at Werribee Park

First, there’s the location – an oasis of calm hidden within the breathtaking heritage-listed Werribee Mansion. Then, there’s the delightfully luxurious day spa. From deluxe packages that will be sure to soothe your mind and body, to recovery treatments especially for couples (just the thing to soothe those pre-wedding jitters) – sometimes you’ve just got to splurge. After all, you deserve it.

K Road, Werribee

Endota Spa, Carlton North
Endota Spa, Carlton North
Endota Spa Carlton North

Encouraging you to consider your wellbeing as a priority rather than a treat, Endota Spa was designed as a haven to escape life’s everyday stresses. From expert facials to massages, here you’ll experience a sensory journey with transformative results. Nestled within leafy Carlton North, this Endota location is best experienced in combination with one of the area’s award-winning cafés (…or wine bars).

643 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

Aurora Spa

A sophisticated wellness haven of the highest order, Aurora Spa’s mission is to help you achieve and maintain balance and live a more relaxed, happy and stress-free life. Leaving the city behind for serene Sorrento, Aurora's new seaside spa and bathhouse is set to open its doors in early 2022 (which isn't too far away!)

23 Constitution Hill Road, Sorrento 

Whether you're in need of some me time, we time or found yourself with some unexpected free time, recharge your batteries at one of the best day spas in Melbourne. Looking to relax on a budget? Be sure to check out our top picks for facials and nail salons