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Soak Up The 6 Best Hot Springs Melbourne

Need some well-deserved self-care time? Then there’s nothing better than bathing in the therapeutic mineral waters of a natural hot spring. 

Victoria is brimming with natural wonders and if you've ever dreamed of soaking in hot springs Melbourne is the place to be! 

To help you find the best onsen or hot spring Melbourne has to offer, here’s a list of where you can soak and unwind. Whether you prefer lots of amenities or perhaps some pampering, you'll find an option to suit your mood.

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1. Peninsula Hot Springs, Mornington Peninsula

Less than 90 minutes from Melbourne, you can find the award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs – a natural geothermal mineral springs and day spa facility.

The Mornington Peninsula day spa offers one of the best hot springs in Victoria. Natural thermal mineral waters flow into the numerous pools and private baths, including a stunning hilltop pool with 360 degree views. Some of the location's offerings include a social bathing area called the Bath House, a blissful sanctuary called the Spa Dreaming Centre, a moonlit bathing experience and so much more!

Peninsula Hot Springs, 140 Springs Lane, Fingal, (03) 5950 8777

Peninsula Hot Springs

2. Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa, Hepburn Springs/Daylesford

For a traditional wellness bathing experience, head to the historic Hepburn Bathhouse where you can enjoy mineral-rich waters taken directly from the natural source. The bath house has been helping to heal and relax visitors since they first opened their doors in 1895. 

Hepburn Bathhouse also offers an array of mineral wellness experiences such as the 100% pure private mineral baths and a selection of specifically designed wellness packages.

Hepburn Bathhouse, Mineral Springs Reserve Rd, Hepburn Springs, (03) 8727 8901

Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa

3. Japanese Mountain Retreat, Montrose

If you can’t travel to Japan, let Japan come to you for an onsen Melbourne experience. 

Japanese Mountain Retreat Mineral Spring and Spa is designed to give visitors a traditional Japanese ryokan experience. The luxury accommodation and private bathing aims to provide you with a sense of relaxation, balance and harmony during your stay.

The Dandenong Ranges location means it’s close enough to Melbourne for a quick escape but far away enough from the hustle and bustle of the city that you can really appreciate the natural surroundings and Japanese architecture and designs.  

On top of this, the spa also offers a Moroccan Spa and Roman Bathhouse experience.

Japanese Mountain Retreat Mineral Spring and Spa, 14 Mountain Crescent, Montrose, (03) 9737 0086, info@japanesemountainretreat.com.au

Japanese Mountain Retreat Day Spa

4. Alba Thermal Springs & Spa, Mornington Peninsula

Mark your calendar! In late 2022 Alba Thermal Springs & Spa is opening in an expansive 15-hectare space with luxury bathing experiences, spa treatments and wellness rituals. 

There will be indoor, open air and outdoor treatment rooms and bathing pools boasting a uniquely modern bathing experience. 

The property will also be home to a 120-seat restaurant called Thyme, featuring an all-day Mediterranean-inspired menu of local, seasonal produce created by Karen Martini. Enjoy your meal on the rooftop terrace and soak in the serenity.

Alba Thermal Springs & Spa, 282 Browns Road, Fingal, (03) 5985 0900, marketing@albathermalsprings.com.au

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5. Sense of Self, Collingwood

Sense of Self renovated a Collingwood warehouse into a modern bathhouse, massage and mindfulness studio in March 2021 and it has been popular ever since. 

Enter through a heavy rusted door and be transported to a Mediterranean paradise. Every detail has been meticulously chosen to enrich the experience and transport you to a tranquil oasis. From the soft colours of the flowing curtains and upholstery to the striking brass highlights of the tapware and waterfall (yes, waterfall!) Sense Of Self is a truly immersive experience.

Sense of Self, 30-32 Easey Street, Collingwood, (03) 9917 5412, hello@sos-senseofself.com

Sense of Self

6. Japanese Bathhouse, Collingwood

Japan has a long tradition of public bathing houses and you can experience a slice of that in Collingwood. 

Japanese Bath House is a wonderful and relaxing experience that allows you to unwind, detox and de-stress in an intimate and yet shared setting (genders are separated). The onsen’s heated mineral water helps to cleanse your body, while revitalising your mind, body and soul. 

Japanese Bath House, 59 Cromwell St, Collingwood, (03) 9419 0268, ofuroyabooking@gmail.com

Japanese Bathhouse

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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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