A Guide To The Peninsula Hot Springs And Surrounding Area

Bathing gully at twilight
Bathing gully at twilight | Courtesy of Peninsula Hot Springs
Monique La Terra

Imagine an oasis where steaming pools are scattered among a savanna of Australian bushland, a place only 90 minutes from Melbourne where the sounds of sirens are replaced with the peaceful conversation of birds. Welcome to Peninsula Hot Springs, Victoria’s first natural hot springs and day spa where you can unwind in thermal, mineral waters. Wander through the natural environment in your white robe and discover over 20 bathing experiences including a cave pool, Turkish steam bath (Hamam), sauna, mineral showers and more.

Cave Pool at twilight

Pool temperatures range from 37-43 degrees Celsius and it may take a minute or two for you to become accustomed to the heat, but the health benefits outweigh the initial warmth. Mineralised water contents can assist with muscular issues, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and stress and will leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.

Bath House reflexology walk

The best bathing experiences on offer include the thalasso therapy hydro jet pool, where you can sit in one of six seats overlooking the lake as water jets massage your body. After, if you dare, dip into the bitter cold plunge pools, which will help increase blood circulation and metabolism and decrease muscular inflammation. Once you’ve treated your body, it’s time to stimulate the feet at the reflexology walk, where you can tread upon ten different kinds of stones which will encourage circulation and relaxation. For the most spectacular views of the Peninsula, wind your way up to the hilltop pool where you can soak up the 360-degree views of green rolling pastures.

Group enjoying sunset in the hilltop pool

For a truly tranquil experience visit the Spa Dreaming Centre, where you can choose from a menu of treatments including body wraps, massages, facials, bamboo showers, luxurious private bathing pavilions and, if you’re feeling peckish, you can wander into the Spa Dreaming Centre Café for breakfast and lunch.

Mud treatment

As you leave Hot Springs invigorated, it’s time to experience all that Rye and the Mornington Peninsula have to offer. From art galleries and antique stores to markets and horse-riding along the beach – there’s something for everyone on the Mornington Peninsula. If you’re after a round of golf there are 18 courses to choose from, as well as bushwalks, two mazes for the family to enjoy, a moonlit sanctuary, the historic Cape Schanck Lighthouse and two museums; the Nepean Historical Society Museum and Charlie’s Arthurs Seat Auto Museum. The Mornington Peninsula is also home to 200 small-scale vineyards, as well as a strawberry and honey farm.
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Peninsula Hot Springs 140 Springs Ln, Fingal, Victoria, Australia, +613 5950 8777

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