Sometimes, it’s good to get away from it all, drive out of town and leave your day-to-day worries behind. If you want to truly treat yourself, why don’t you escape to a spa? Victoria has plenty of wonderful spas to help you take a break. From spas nestled in rainforests to spas near natural springs, here are the best spas in regional Victoria for you to relax and unwind in.
1. Deep Blue Hot Springs in Warrnambool
Drive out to the seaside town of Warrnambool and relax in the geothermal rock pools at Deep Blue Hot Springs. Inside the Sanctuary, you’ll explore a vast range of sensory caves, geothermal rock pools, aromatherapy pools and more. The water is enriched with naturally occurring minerals that will relax your muscles, sooth your stress and boost your circulation. There are 14 bathing experiences to choose from in the Sanctuary. If you’d rather stay inside, there’s also an indoor Bath House to help you relax.
On top of that, Deep Blue also has plenty of treatments available in their Day Spa. Treat yourself to a facial, a massage, a body scrub and more, then try out their infrared wellness sauna.
Deep Blue Hot Springs is located near the beach, so you can unwind and relax after a day by the sea. If you’d like to stay longer, the Hot Springs are attached to the Deep Blue Hotel.
📍Worm Bay Rd, Warrnambool VIC 3280
2. Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa in Hepburn Springs
Head to the heart of spa country to find Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa, a historic bathhouse that’s healed the community since 1895. This bathhouse invites you to relax and bathe in its mineral waters. Feel rejuvenated inside its warm waters, float in a concentrated salt and magnesium pool and relax your muscles inside their aroma steam room. Relax even further with their massages, water therapies, steam therapies and body spa experiences.
To enhance your stay, unwind in one of their luxury villas overnight. You’ll feel completely refreshed in the morning!
📍Mineral Springs Reserve Rd, Hepburn Springs VIC 3461
3. Alba Thermal Springs & Spa in Fingal
Just 90 minutes away from Melbourne, you’ll find this peaceful oasis. With 31 bathing pools and 22 spa treatment rooms, there’s lots of ways for you to relax and unwind. Immerse yourself in nature with geothermal pools, cold plunge pools and herbal-infused botanical pools.
Then, enjoy luxurious treatments and rituals, including body exfoliation, clay wraps, facials, massages, pedicures and more. There’s plenty of packages to choose from for the ultimate indulgent day out.
After a day of pampering, complete the experience with a nourishing meal at their restaurant Thyme.
📍282 Browns Rd, Fingal VIC 3939
4. Peninsula Hot Springs in Mornington Peninsula
Ah, Peninsula Hot Springs. The favourite retreat of every Melburnian looking to get away for the day. This wellness destination in the Mornington Peninsula is a coastal paradise. There are over 70 bathing and wellness experiences for you to try. The pools are filled with natural geothermal mineral waters and you can experience it in the day time, or in the moonlight from 10pm to 2am in the Spa Dreaming Centre. Refresh your body with one of their spa treatments, try interesting experiences like hot springs yoga and go glamping overnight.
📍140 Springs Ln, Fingal VIC 3939
5. Ballarat’s Sanctuary Day Spa in Ballarat
Drive a mere 90 minutes from Melbourne to Ballarat’s Sanctuary Day Spa. This spa features six luxury treatment rooms and has previously won as Australia’s Best Luxury Day Spa at the World Luxury Spa Awards.
Go on a journey to relaxation and luxury with features like a hydrotherapy pool, a dry heat sauna, a floating pedicure lounge and more. The spa is located within the gardens of the Mercure Hotel, so you can stay overnight
📍613 Main Rd, Golden Point VIC 3350
6. Aurora Spa & Bathhouse in Sorrento
Situated within The Continental Sorrento, you’ll find the luxurious Aurora Spa & Bathhouse. This relaxing space includes a 500 square metre bathhouse, filled with a range of thermal experiences and different magnesium mineral pools of varying temperatures. Move through the retreat at your own pace, or follow their Bathhouse Ritual, a ten-step circuit designed to optimise results.
You’ll find serenity in the day spa, with skin treatments, body rituals, therapeutic massages, wellness coaching, meditation and mindfulness training and a private salt float therapy room.
📍23 Constitution Hill Rd, Sorrento VIC 3943
7. Japanese Mountain Retreat in Montrose
For a romantic getaway, escape to Japanese Mountain Retreat in Montrose. This five-acre destination is adults only, with secluded gardens, mineral springs, fine dining and more. Book a completely private bathing space with one couple per pool, and indoor or outdoor options. Relax in tranquil mineral waters under the stars, or try out the opulent Roman Bathhouse.
Pamper yourself in the day spa, with Hammam body exfoliation, aromatherapy facials, massage treatments and more.
If you want to stay nestled in the mountains just a little longer, you can also stay for one or two nights. As for food, indulge in a four course Japanese lunch or a six course Omakase for dinner. Breakfast is also available for those staying overnight.
📍14 Mountain Cres, Montrose VIC 3765
8. The Spa at Lake House in Daylesford
Escape to the Lake House in Daylesford and try out their spa. Sit in a private tub and soak in mineral waters amongst the tree tops and feel connected with nature. Enjoy one of their signature rituals, using small batch luxury products made with ingredients sourced by or inspired by the local region. Similarly, enter a state of deep relaxation in one of their thermal body rituals.
Book a night at the Lake House Hotel if you’d like to stay longer.
📍4 King St, Daylesford VIC 3460
9. Metung Hot Springs in Metung
Escape to East Gippsland and take in picturesque views at Metung Hot Springs. This haven is run by the same team behind Peninsula Hot Springs, and has taken over the former Metung Hot Pools site. This 25-acre space comes with plenty of mineral-rich geothermal pools, as well as native botanical spa creations to enhance your experience.
Feel cleansed and refreshed with a range of massages, facials and body treatments. Stay overnight by going glamping. Then, elevate your experience with wellness activities like forest bathing, meditation, hot springs yoga and more.
📍 73 Storth Ryes Ave, Metung VIC 3904
10. The Mineral Spa in Hepburn Springs
Hide away at The Mineral Spa, a peaceful haven on the grounds of Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat in Hepburn Springs. Relax in The Retreat, a bathing area filled with mineral-rich spring water. Private bathing is available as well, and allows you to choose between three types of essential bath oils.
As for treatments, find your bliss in a healing mineral cocoon, feel refreshed with their mineral rituals, relax with a massage, try a facial and more.
Stay the night at the Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel for further relaxation.
📍124 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs VIC 3461
11. Astra Day Spa in Falls Creek
Are you heading to the snow this winter? Why don’t you take a break from your mountain adventures with a visit to Astra Day Spa? Restore your aching muscles with one of their soothing massages. Enjoy a body wrap with organic clay and feel refreshed with one of their facials. Feel pampered with a manicure or pedicure, relax in a heated pool infused with magnesium salts and more. Astra Day Spa was recognised by the World Luxury Spa Awards in 2022 as a Luxury Ski Resort Spa.
📍5 Sitzmark St, Falls Creek VIC 3699
12. The Spa in Beechworth
Experience wellness and slow living at The Spa in Beechworth. This spa is a part of The Benev, a renovated 17th century building. Immerse yourself in a soaking tub, connect with nature in a cocoon wrap, feel nourished with a massage and more.
After a day of relaxation, support your journey to wellbeing by staying in a Wellness Suite. These luxurious suites are filled with DIY spa treatments, essential oils and more to help you feel totally refreshed.
📍9 Warner Rd, Beechworth VIC 3747
13. Piaf Day Spa in Healesville
Nestled in the rainforest, you’ll find Piaf Day Spa. On ten acres of rainforest in the beautiful Yarra Valley, Piaf Day Spa offers a calm atmosphere with lush views. Feel rejuvenated with any of their treatments, from facials, massages, foot rituals and more. Enhance your experience by dipping into the hydro spa, where you’ll feel comfortably tucked away among the tree ferns.
📍711 Don Rd, Healesville VIC 3777
14. Jackalope Hotel in Mornington Peninsula
Lose yourself in a private vineyard and stay at the stunning Jackalope Hotel. When you’re not wining and dining, find a moment to press pause by visiting their spa. Take in vineyard views while you relax with a hot stone massage, enjoy botanical facials, try some LED light therapy and more.
If you’d prefer to take matters into your own hands, you can also order some DIY treatments to try in your room, like scrubs and masks. End the day with a dip in the hotel’s 30 metre infinity pool.
📍166 Balnarring Rd, Merricks North VIC 3926
15. Lon Retreat & Spa in Point Lonsdale
Whisk yourself away to a retreat set on 200 acres of land, hidden on a hill by the ocean. Lon Retreat is for adults only, and features seven suites and a Mineral Spa. The spa features three unique rooms, featuring soaking tubs, steam rooms and gorgeous views of the ocean, lighthouse and coastal landscape. The water is sourced from the mineral springs below the farm. Detox with a body wrap or scrub, slow down with a massage, feel rejuvenated with a facial and more.
📍25 Gill Rd, Point Lonsdale VIC 3225
16. One Spa in Cape Schanck
Head to RACV Cape Schanck Resort and find bliss within the architecturally stunning retreat, One Spa. Sip on herbal tea in the relaxation lounge and feel revitalised with locally-inspired rituals, like massages, facials and mud wraps. Enter the contemporary bathing space and feel soothed in the relaxation pool, thermal stone steam room, vitality pool and immersive showers.
If you can’t make it to Cape Schanck, One Spa also has locations in Melbourne’s City Club, Healesville and Torquay. Click here to find out more.
📍Trent Jones Dr, Cape Schanck VIC 3939