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The Best Hot Springs in Victoria for Ultimate Relaxation

Soak away your worries at mineral spas, thermal pools and the best hot springs in Victoria.

Peninsula Hot Springs

A long, steamy soak in a luxurious hot spring or spa is the peak of relaxation and lucky for us, Victoria is home to several world-class facilities that’ll have you walking on air.

From Hepburn Springs to Warrnambool, you’ll find natural, mineral-rich thermal pools among beautiful surroundings – perfect for melting the stresses of city life away.

Next time you are ready to experience pure bliss in mind and body, book on a session at one of the best hot springs in Victoria.

Metung Hot Springs

Metung Hot Springs

Escape to the geothermal bliss of the Metung Hot Springs. Soak up the bathing pools, massaging showers, architecturally designed sauna experiences, a reflexology walk and bathing barrels across 25 stunning acres overlooking the Gippsland Lakes.

Premium onsite accommodation comprises luxurious safari-style glamping tents, complete with private balconies and geothermal bathing barrels, king-size beds, ensuites and luxury amenities.  

Be sure to book into the day spa for a massage or treatment with authentic Larn’wa Aboriginal Lore wellness rituals and native botanical spa creations.

73 Storth Ryes Avenue, Metung

Alba Thermal Spa

Alba Thermal Springs & Spa 

Digital detoxing with a side of utmost tranquillity, the Mornington Peninsula's newest hot spring and spa haven Alba Thermal Springs & Spa has a strict no-phone policy.

Whilst certainly an Instagrammer's dream, with its number of dramatic reflection pools commanding attention, you'll soon slip into a dream-like state of relaxation, where the stresses of the modern world have no place.

Enjoy the wilderness surrounding you as you explore 31 different bathing pools, ranging from geothermal pools to cold-plunge pools and herbal-infused 'botanical pools', as well as 22 elegant spa suites.

There's an all-day rooftop restaurant called Thyme by celebrity chef Karen Martini, which is fitting as you'll want to slow down every minute of your time to experience Alba for all its worth. 

282 Browns Road, Fingal 

Deep Blue Hot Springs

Deep Blue Hot Springs

Deep beneath the Deep Blue Hot Springs is an ancient water source called the Dilwyn Aquifer, from which water passes through 850 metres of prehistoric rock and earth to become saturated with minerals and salts.

Said to improve circulation and cell oxygenation, you’ll feel your tension melt away as you relax among their beautifully designed outdoor oasis, which includes sensorial coloured-light caves, scented aromatherapy pools, hydrotherapy pools and gardens for relaxing in.

Afterwards, you can cool down with a Buddha bowl and a sweet treat at their café.

16 Pertobe Road, Warrnambool  

Peninsula Hot Springs

Peninsula Hot Springs

These award-winning hot springs are a must-visit on any trip to the Mornington Peninsula. You’ll instantly recognise their highly Instagrammed hilltop pools, which overlook 360-degree views of Fingal’s farmlands.

Mineral-rich waters flow into thermal pools of various temperatures, allowing you to find the perfect balance, while over 20 globally-inspired bathing experiences make it a destination worth coming back to.

Among them are hydrotherapy, hot and cold pools, wet and dry saunas and secluded private baths, plus on-site dining and a range of luxe spa and massage packages.

140 Springs Lane, Fingal  

Hepburn Bathhouse

Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa

Hepburn Springs is home to Australia’s largest concentration of mineral springs (around 80 per cent), making it the place to go for a therapeutic soak.

This historic facility has been operating since 1895, yet continues to keep up to date with the latest wellness trends. There’s a communal bathhouse for quick dips, but you’ll want to enter the Sanctuary, where you’ll find indulgent mineral bathing experiences including a magnesium salt bath for muscle relaxation, saunas, outdoor pools with a view and a cool plunge bath.

Mineral Springs Reserve Road, Hepburn Springs

Japanese Mountain Retreat

Japanese Mountain Retreat

Nestled in the Dandenong Ranges is this charming Japanese-style ryokan, where you can experience both utter relaxation and a spot of culture while you’re at it.

Ideal for couples, they offer several romantic getaway packages that can include mineral hot spring bathing, spa treatments, massage, hammam beauty rituals and even a trip to a private steam temple where you cover your body in clay.

Make a trip of it with an omakase dinner and overnight stay in their traditional Japanese rooms, complete with shoji screens and tatami flooring.

14 Mountain Crescent, Montrose

Hotham Alpine Onsen

Hotham Alpine Onsen Retreat

Ski and spa? Now that’s a combo we can get behind. Mt Hotham’s ski resort also hosts its Japanese-inspired outdoor onsen, where you can sit among the snow while warming up in 38-degree waters.

After a big day on the slopes, (the onsen is only open during ski season) you’ll want to relax those muscles with a long soak followed by therapeutic treatments at their luxe onsite spa.

There are foot and leg recovery massages, volcanic hot stone massages and replenishing facials that’ll have you feeling a million bucks.

Big Muster Drive, Dinner Plain

Have you enjoyed our guide to the best hot springs in Victoria, and ready to continue the pampering? Treat yourself with our picks for the best facials in Melbourne. For something extra special, these regional yoga retreats will nurse you back to your best self. 

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