After closing down in 1996, the former Metung Hot Pools have come back to life. Escape to Metung Hot Springs in East Gippsland, a new wellness destination brought to you by the team behind the iconic Peninsula Hot Springs, as well as East Gippsland tourism operators Rachel and Adrian Bromage. The highly-anticipated springs are now open, so you can bathe in the healing waters, go glamping and more.
Metung Hot Springs
This ambitious project is revitalising the historic site across multiple stages, and the first phase is now complete.
The 25-acre site overlooks Lake King, and centres around the mineral-rich geothermal waters that flow from 500m below ground. Feel the healing force of nature with the lake view pool, cold plunge pool, hillside pool, trail pool and stargazing pool. For something a little different, there’s also bathing barrels. Take your relaxation even further with an architecturally designed sauna, reflexology walk and geothermal showers.
The bathing ridge is suitable for all ages, and includes relaxation lounges and nature trails. Meanwhile, if you’re after spectacular views, head up the hilltop escarpment and take in the sights of the water lagoon, Gippsland Lakes and the rest of the scenic venue. The escarpment is reserved for guests over the age of 16.
Overlooking the bathing valley and amphitheatre, which will be complete in the next stage of development, is an all-day café, guest amenities and retail store.
Enhance your experience by checking out the day spa. This tranquil space welcomes you with authentic Larn’wa Aboriginal Lore wellness rituals and native botanical spa creations. Treat yourself to balancing massages, facials and body treatments.
Then, try out some Wellness Activities. Curated by Metung Hot Springs Wellness Manager, Nicole Moran, these include Pilates, meditation, sound healing, nature therapy, yoga in the geothermal pools and more.
While you’re out in East Gippsland, why don’t you stay the night? Go glamping by the lagoon or on the hillside, in your own Safari-style luxury suite. The accommodation includes private bathing barrels on the balconies, en-suite bathrooms and king four-poster beds. Glamping packages include welcome drinks, canapes, all site bathing, a morning wellness program and gourmet breakfasts.
Metung Country Club
Metung Hot Springs took over the former Kings Cove Golf Club, now known as the Metung Country Club. Located 500 metres away from the hot springs site, this is set to be Australia’s first hot springs golf course. Pop into The Clubhouse bistro for a slow-food menu that celebrates Gippsland produce. After dining and taking in sweeping views, play a bit of golf on the nine-hole site. After that, go for a walk or ride a golf cart back to the hot springs.