6 of the Best Hot Springs Melbourne to Soak Away Your Stress (2023)

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

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. 

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Hot Springs in Victoria

1. Peninsula Hot Springs, Mornington Peninsula

Less than 90 minutes from Melbourne, you can find the award-winning Mornington Peninsula hot springs – Peninsula Hot Springs.

The Mornington Peninsula day spa offers one of the best hot springs in Victoria. Natural geothermal mineral waters flow into the numerous outdoor springs, pools and private baths, including a stunning hilltop pool with 360 degree views.

Peninsula Hot Springs doesn’t only offer hot springs. There’s a social bathing area called the Bath House, a blissful sanctuary called the Spa Dreaming Centre, a moonlit bathing experience and a day spa facility with pampering treatments. 

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 indoor hot springs has been helping to heal and relax visitors since it first opened its doors in 1895. 

Hepburn Bathhouse also offers an array of mineral wellness experiences such as the private 100% pure 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 offers luxury accommodation and private bathing 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 way, 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

Alba Thermal Springs & Spa is an expansive 15-hectare space with luxury bathing experiences, spa treatments and wellness rituals. 

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

The property is also home to a 120-seat restaurant called Thyme, featuring an all-day Mediterranean-inspired menu of local, seasonal produce. 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. 

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. Ofuroya Japanese Bathhouse, Collingwood

Japan has a long tradition of public bathing houses and you can experience a taste of Japanese hot springs in Melbourne. 

Ofuroya Japanese Bath House Melbourne is a wonderful and relaxing experience that allows you to unwind, detox and de-stress in an intimate yet shared setting (genders are separated).

The onsens’ heated mineral water helps to cleanse your body, while revitalising your mind, body and soul. 

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

Japanese Bathhouse

tips for visiting hot springs in melbourne

  • Bring comfortable swimwear, towels, slip-on shoes, and any other essentials for bathing.
  • Consider booking in advance, especially during peak times, to secure your spot.
  • Respect the rules and etiquette of the hot spring facility, such as showering before entering the pools.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, especially if you’re soaking in hot water for an extended period.
  • Be mindful of others and keep noise levels to a minimum for a relaxing atmosphere.
  • Take breaks from the hot water to avoid overheating and relax in the designated rest areas.
  • Follow any safety guidelines provided by the facility.
  • After your soak, take time to relax and rejuvenate in other amenities offered, such as spas or relaxation areas.
  • Lastly, don’t forget to truly switch off! Take in the natural beauty and serenity of the surroundings while enjoying your time at the hot spring.

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About Joyce Watts

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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