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8 Best Spas in and around Melbourne for Ultimate Relaxation

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Ready to escape the hustle and bustle of Melbourne for a bit of pampering? From the urban oasis of Sense of Self in Collingwood to the tranquil retreats of Alba Thermal Springs & Spa, we’ve uncovered the city’s best spots for relaxation and rejuvenation. Whether you’re after a luxurious day of indulgence or a serene escape in nature, Melbourne’s spa scene has something to offer. So, let’s dive in and find your perfect spa day!

Our list of the best spas in and around Melbourne goes like this:

1. Sense of Self, Collingwood

Tucked away in a converted warehouse on the border of Collingwood and Fitzroy, Sense of Self is a modern wellness space that’s all about self-care without the fuss. It’s got everything you need for a relaxing escape from the daily grind – a Finnish sauna, mineral bath, cold plunge pool, and even a massage studio upstairs.

The vibe here is super welcoming and inclusive, so you can just rock up and do your own thing. Soak in the mineral bath, sweat it out in the sauna, or chill in the lounge area. And if you’re keen for a massage, the therapists will sort you out with a treatment that’s tailored just for you. It’s like a little oasis in the middle of the city.

2. Alba Thermal Springs & Spa, Fingal

If you’re up for a bit of a road trip, Alba Thermal Springs & Spa down in Fingal is definitely worth the drive. This place is all about indulgence, with geothermal pools, rain showers, saunas – the works. You can easily spend a whole day here just hopping between the different pools and chilling out in the coastal bushland setting.

They’ve got some pretty epic packages too, like their ‘Springs Thyme’ deal which gets you a private pool, a treatment at the spa, and even a meal at their on-site restaurant. It’s a bit of a splurge, but totally worth it for a full day of pampering. Plus, it’s a great excuse to escape the city for a bit and soak up some nature vibes.

3. Peninsula Hot Springs, Fingal

Just down the road from Alba, you’ll find the iconic Peninsula Hot Springs. This place is a bit of an institution – it’s been around for ages and has over 70 different bathing experiences to try out. You can hop between hot pools, cold plunges, saunas, steamrooms, and even a Turkish hamam.

The best part is, it’s open pretty late, so you can head there after work for a soak under the stars. They’ve also got some awesome packages like their ‘Dine and Bathe’ deal, which gets you a meal at their cafe and a soak in the springs. It’s the perfect way to treat yourself after a long week.

4. Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa

Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa is a bit of an icon in the spa world – it’s been around since 1895 and is known for its mineral-rich waters that come straight from the source. The vibe here is all about traditional wellness and reconnecting with nature, so you can expect a pretty chilled out atmosphere.

The bathhouse itself has a bunch of different mineral pools to choose from, as well as a spa pool, salt therapy pool, and a super relaxing creekside pool that’s perfect for unwinding. And if you’re keen to make a weekend of it, they’ve got some cute little villas you can stay in too. It’s the perfect spot to escape the city and recharge your batteries.

5. Deep Blue Bath House and Day Spa / Deep Blue Hot Springs

If you’re heading down the Great Ocean Road, you’ve gotta make a stop at Deep Blue Hot Springs in Warrnambool. This place is like a little oasis by the sea, with geothermal rockpools, sensory caves, and even a ‘Nourish Dome’ where you can grab a healthy snack or a cheeky cocktail.

The hot springs are filled with mineral-rich geothermal water that’s naturally heated to the perfect temperature, so you can just float around and let all your worries melt away. They’ve also got a pretty epic day spa with all the usual suspects like massages, facials, and body treatments. And if you’re keen to make a night of it, the Deep Blue Hotel is right next door.

6. Japanese Mountain Retreat, Montrose

Tucked away in the Dandenong Ranges, the Japanese Mountain Retreat is like a little slice of Japan right here in Victoria. This place is all about slowing down and connecting with nature, with traditional Japanese-style outdoor onsen baths that are heated to the perfect temperature.

You can choose to bathe in the public pools or book a private onsen for a more intimate experience. And if you’re feeling a bit peckish, they’ve got a super cute yum cha restaurant on site that serves up some seriously tasty dumplings and other Japanese treats. It’s the perfect spot for a romantic getaway or a solo retreat to recharge your batteries.

7. Aurora Spa and Bathhouse, Sorrento

If you’re looking for the ultimate luxe spa experience, you can’t go past Aurora Spa and Bathhouse in Sorrento. This place is seriously next level – we’re talking one of the largest saunas in the southern hemisphere, a dreamy magnesium float room, and even a custom-designed ‘Glacial Mist Room’ that recreates alpine elements indoors.

The vibe here is all about combining ancient bathing traditions with modern design and technology. You can spend hours hopping between the mineral pools, steam room, and thermal lounges, or treat yourself to a spa ritual that’ll leave you feeling like a new person. And with views of the Mornington Peninsula coastline from the bathhouse, it’s the perfect spot to unwind and soak up some serious vacation vibes.

  • Website: auroraspa.com.au
  • Highlight/Known For: Luxurious bathhouse and day spa with a range of therapeutic experiences.
  • Price Range: Bathhouse Ritual at the reduced price of $85.00 per person.
  • Address: The Continental Hotel, 1-21 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento VIC 3943, Australia
  • Google Map Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/KJf6C7hF7GTwmp1F9

8. Metung Hot Springs

If you’re keen to make a weekend of it, the Metung Hot Springs are a bit further out of Melbourne but totally worth the trip. The vibe here is super tranquil and relaxing, with hot springs pools scattered throughout the coastal bushland.

They’ve also got some sick glamping tents you can stay in, so you can make a proper escape of it. And their spa treatments are next level – think mineral-rich clay wraps and hot stone massages. It’s the perfect spot to just switch off and recharge for a couple of days.

  • Website: metunghotsprings.com
  • Highlight/Known For: Tranquil hot springs experience with signature spa treatments and glamping accommodation.
  • Price Range: Revive bathing access $55 off-peak, $65 peak. Spa treatments start at $120 for 60 minutes and $180 for 90 minutes
  • Address: 73 Storth Ryes Ave, Metung VIC 3904, Australia
  • Google Map Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Gtzpaooi2wAwmD1m6

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to a spa?

Most spas provide essentials like towels, robes, and slippers. However, you may want to bring a swimsuit, flip-flops, and a water bottle. If you have long hair, consider bringing a hair tie or cap. Most spas may also allow you to bring your own toiletries if you have specific preferences or allergies.

Are there any age restrictions for spa treatments?

Age restrictions can vary depending on the spa and the specific treatment. Generally, most spas require guests to be at least 16 or 18 years old for treatments, and some may require parental consent for minors. It’s best to check with the specific spa for their age policies.

What are the cancellation and rescheduling policies for spa appointments?

Cancellation and rescheduling policies can differ among spas. Most require at least 24 to 48 hours notice for cancellations or changes to avoid fees. Some spas may charge a percentage of the treatment cost or a flat fee for late cancellations or no-shows. It’s advisable to review the specific spa’s policies before booking to avoid any unexpected charges.

Madie

Madie is a lifestyle and travel writer at HumbleTrail. With her roots in the sunny coastal town of Eden, New South Wales.

She moved to Melbourne straight after high school and is now the go-to person in the team for the best local gems around Melbourne. She's got her ways in staying up to date with the upcoming cafes in the city before they become mainstream.

Madie's day starts off at 5 AM for her morning gym session. By 10 AM, you'll find her energized with her second coffee of the day, often sharing her latest K-pop crushes with the team.

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