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24 Best Day Spa Retreats for a Melbourne day trip

Do you fancy experiencing the best day spa or spa retreats Victoria has to offer? 

If you’re looking for a luxurious day out of Melbourne we know the perfect day spas in Victoria, including Mornington Peninsula, Hepburn Springs and Yarra Valley, that are under 2 hours’ drive from Melbourne CBD. 

Many of the day spas offer accommodation too, so you can take a mini-break to really rejuvenate. 

A day spa voucher makes a perfect Mother’s Day gift, birthday treat or Christmas present! 

If you're looking to stay more local then check out the best day spas in Melbourne.

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Best day Spas for a Melbourne day trip 

1. Lon Retreat, Point Lonsdale

Tucked away on a hill near the ocean in Point Lonsdale is a stunning spa retreat called Lon Retreat. It’s set on a property with mineral springs that are used for the water therapy elements, such as soaking tubs and a swimming pool.

Australian made Subtle Energies products are used throughout the day spa menu, which includes packages, facials, massage and body therapies.

If a single day isn’t enough, overnight spa packages are available where you can  stay at Lon Retreat, giving you more time to explore the property, beach and surrounds. There are 7 suites, each beautifully named after cloud formations, such as Alto and Cumulus.Keep an eye on the Events happening at Lon Retreat, such as creative workshops and art exhibitions.

Lon Retreat, 25 Gill Rd, Point Lonsdale, 03 5258 2990

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2. One Spa, RACV Torquay

Visit One Spa RACV Torquay to experience everything a day spa should be. It’s well appointed and has beautiful views. And just about anything you could want is on the spa menu – water therapy (including a hammam), body therapies, massage, facials, hands and feet, grooming.

The 90 Minute Great Ocean Getaway package includes a full body massage, Japanese bath tub soak, sparkling wine and handmade chocolates.

Or if you’re short on time, there’s an Express Therapy menu, including the 30 minute scalp therapy, with relaxing tranquillity techniques applied to the scalp, neck and shoulders.

One Spa, RACV Torquay, 1 Great Ocean Rd, Torquay, 03 5261 1685

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3. Brandy Creek Day Spa, Drouin East

Sitting on a vineyard in Gippsland, Brandy Creek Day Spa has fabulous views (and large windows to take them in) and a restaurant within the estate.

The spa is on top of the ridge looking out over the vineyard to the Baw Baw Ranges, and has a lounge area, hammam, single and couples treatment rooms. They use products from Uspa and Alpha H in their day spa and cosmoceutical treatments.

You can book single treatments from the treatment menu, or choose a spa package. A Hammam session can be purchased separately, or is complimentary with bookings of an hour or longer.  The Brandy Body Ritual Package is 150 minutes and includes full body exfoliation using a scrub carefully selected for each visitor, massage with Jasmine and Camelia dry oil, then a custom fascial with a hand and arm massage.

Brandy Creek Day Spa, Brandy Creek Estate, 570 Buln Buln Rd, Drouin East, 03 5625 4498

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4. Peninsula Hot Springs, Mornington Peninsula

Of all the day spas Victoria has to offer,The Peninsula Hot Springs are not to be missed and are no doubt on everyone’s Melbourne bucket list!  Although it’s strictly not in Melbourne, but on the Mornington Peninsula, it is such an accessible and popular weekend and holiday destination for Melbournians.

There are a lot of options on offer at the hot springs, including bathing options that include, and exclude children. They’re set in beautiful landscaping and serene indoor spaces.

For Mother’s Day, there are special packages available, that range from bathhouse bathing for two, to the extravagant glamping, dine and spa for two.

Or you can book individual spa treatments, wellness activities (including hot springs yoga), relaxation spaces, dining, and of course bath house. Bathing in the award winning geothermal springs to relax prior to spa treatments is recommended. There are multiple bathing options to take advantage of, with the famous hilltop pool, ampitheatre, baby barrels, cold plunge pool and hammam.The Peninsula Hot Springs are not to be missed during a visit to the Peninsula, especially for anyone that craves a quality spa visit.

Peninsula Hot Springs, 140 Springs Ln, Fingal, 03 5950 8777

Related: Things to do in the Mornington Peninsula with kids

5. One Spa, RACV Cape Schanck

Set overlooking the Ocean, RACV Cape Schanck is a spectacular looking building.  And nestled inside is their spa retreat offering called One Spa, offering a full menu of day spa treatments and contemporary Hammam bathing including a relaxation pool, vitality pool, thermal stone steam room and immersive showers.

From the Signature Escapes on the One Spa menu, you can indulge in a Mornington Melt, a top to toe experience including a full body exfoliation, body wrap, full body massage, scalp massage and complimentary hammam bathing.

Other treatment items can be undertaken solo, or combine complementary treatments to make your own custom package. If you’re short of time, there are express treatments, including the Renewal, a complexion boost to treat puffiness, dark circles and lacklustre skin in just 45 minutes.

One Spa, RACV Cape Schanck, Trent Jones Dr, Cape Schanck, 03 5950 8228

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6. Mitchelton Day Spa, Nagambie

It’s very easy to spend a full day at Mitchelton Winery, visiting Mitchelton Day Spa, then lunching at the winery, touring the cellar and browsing the art gallery. You can even stay at the Mitchelton Hotel or Airstream Hotel

The day spa uses locally made natural skin and spa products Uspa, and the signature scents gently permeate the space.

The Mitchelton Day Spa treatment menu has been designed to reflect the tranquility of the surrounding environment, and cater for every guest.  You can choose individual treatments, with massage, hands & feet, facials, body and treatment add ons, or select one of the Rituals. The 90 minute Reawaken Ritual includes a thermal back massage (with warming thermal oil), a patent botanical facial then a luxurious foot and scalp massage.

Mitchelton Day Spa, 470 Mitchellstown Rd, Nagambie, 03 5736 2294

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7. One Spa, RACV Healesville

Staffed with a dedicated team who are excellent at providing a luxurious experience, the One Spa at Healesville Country Club & Resort offers some unique experiences designed to reflect its location in the Yarra Valley. The Dream Time experience is 2 hours 30 minutes and includes an Aromasoul Volcanic body rub, tranquillity pro-sleep massage, customised facial and a glass of local wine and a refreshment.

There are also other packages and treatments akin to those available at the other One Spa locations, teamed with views and interiors that reflect the beautiful inland environment.

Special rates apply to a number of treatments for RACV Members.

One Spa, RACV Healesville Country Club & Resort, 122 Healesville-Kinglake Rd, Healesville, 03 5969 9388

Related: Things to do in the Yarra Valley with kids

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8. Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa, Hepburn Springs

A day spa retreat experience at Victoria’s Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa is an absolutely unmissable item on your itinerary when visiting nearby and popular Daylesford. It has been in operation for over a century, drawing mineral rich water from its source for a true wellness bathing experience.

There are several mineral bathing experiences available, in the bathhouse using the mineral relaxation bathing pool and the spa pool, sanctuary mineral bathing offering use of the aroma steam room, underwater spa couches, salt and magnesium pool, walk in cool down pool, outdoor creekside bathing and mineral hammam, or for total indulgence, enjoy private mineral bathing, with your very own private bath you can choose to enjoy solo or share with another person.

Spa Experiences and Spa Packages are also available, with massage, water therapy, facials, treatments tailored specifically for men and more.For Mother’s Day, there are two special offers, Mum Plus One (package for two people including mineral bathing, massage, facial, spa gift and tasting platter), or Sweet Treat for Mum with a Thermal Mineral Mud Bath, facial, massage and organic herbal tea.

Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa, Mineral Springs Reserve Rd, Hepburn Springs, 03 5321 6000

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9. Natskin Day Spa Retreat, Yarra Valley

Natskin Day Spa Retreat is at the Balgownie Estate in the Yarra Valley, and offers amazing views of the vineyard and landscape.

Relax and rejuvenate with individual treatments, a spa package or ask the staff to assist you in creating a package tailored to your needs.

One of the most popular spa packages is The Escape, 90 minutes in duration, with a Natskin signature massage and a spa facial.

For a longer escape, you can stay at Balgownie Estate, dine at the restaurant or visit the Cellar Door.

Note that the restaurant is currently under renovation. This may result in some noise between 7am – 5pm.

Natskin Day Spa Retreat, 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, 03 9730 2866

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10. Saltair Day Spa, Torquay

Saltair Day Spa in Torquay offers a treatment menu with massages, Medifacials, BABOR luxury facials and day spa packages.

The aptly named Bliss Package includes a Saltair luxurious foot treatment and a BABOR luxury facial, over 105 relaxing minutes.

There are also a couple of 6 month membership options, allowing regular treatments with a single upfront fee or weekly payments. The Calm and Nurture membership allows people to experience signature treatments and practice regular self care.  And the Skin Glow membership includes skin treatments for rejuvenation, hydration and anti-aging.

Saltair Day Spa, 50 Ashmore Rd, Torquay, 03 5261 9977

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11. Piaf Day Spa, Healesville

Piaf Day Spa is a true escape, set in tranquil Yarra Valley rainforest surrounds. It’s truly a unique experience with romantically named treatments and packages.

You can enjoy 6 hours 30 minutes of Pure Paradise Dream, with Moora Ritual Massage, Bamboo Interlude, Youth Elixr Facial and a Foot Ritual and Lotus Hand Ritual.  Lunch and lemongrass herbal tea are included.

Piaf Day Spa, 711 Don Road, Healesville, 03 5962 3777

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12. The Mineral Spa at Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel, Hepburn Springs

Winners of the 2020 Luxury Spa Award, The Mineral Spa offers ultimate luxury in Hepburn Springs. It’s located at Pepper’s Mineral Springs Hotel, a grant Art Deco building with manicured gardens.

The Retreat is an indoor / outdoor mineral water therapy zone with a steam room, basalt stone sauna, mineral water plunge and spa pools and infrared detox box, and you can indulge in night bathing on Friday and Saturday evenings. The Retreat is ideal to experience on its own, or prior to other treatments.

Private Spa Bathing is also available, with essential bath oil or epsom bath salt blend.

The Spa Treatment menu includes spa packages, mineral rituals, body, face and massage treatments. The Head to Toe Spa Package includes a 60 minute pass to The Retreat, 90 minute mineral body and face treatment and a 2 course lunch.

The Mineral Spa, Peppers, 124 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs, 03 5348 2100

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13. Spa de Marrakech, Montrose

Spa de Marrakech is a Moroccan Spa and Roman Bathhouse in Montrose with a warm mineral water bathing pool and spa treatments.

Available treatments include hammam rituals, massage, facials and colour therapy. Spa packages include The Goddess Ritual, a 4 hour indulgence, starting in the Roman Bathhouse, an Oriental Hammam Ritual on a heated massage table, private Arabian Steam temple with colour therapy and self application of Atlas mountain clay product, a relaxing massage and an aromatherapy facial to finish.

Meals are available to extend the experience, serving either lunch or dinner.

Spa de Marrakech, 14 Mountain Cres, Montrose, 03 9737 0086

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14. Sanctuary Day Spa, Ballarat

Ballarat's Sanctuary day spa is located just 90 minutes from Melbourne CBD and has won numerous awards at the World Spa Awards 2019: Best Luxury Hotel Spa (Australia), Best Luxury Day Spa (Australia) and Best Luxury Spa Retreat (Australia & Oceania).

The Ballarat day spa is located within the gardens of the Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre and features six luxury treatment rooms including two dual suites, private bathing, a floating pedicure lounge, a relaxation lounge with an open fireplace and The Sanctuary with a sauna and heated hydrotherapy pool.

You can visit just The Sanctuary casually depending on capacity (though guests having treatments are given priority).

Sanctuary Day Spa, 613 Main Rd, Ballarat Australia 03 5327 1296

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15. Japanese Mountain Retreat, Montrose

Enjoy hot mineral springs with complete privacy at Japanese Mountain Retreat, located just 45 minutes from Melbourne, nestled in Montrose in the Dandenong Ranges.

Japanese Mountain Retreat offers a romantic, adults-only getaway for people seeking a luxury spa retreat. You can visit for the day and bathe outdoors in Japanese hot mineral springs drawn from the surrounding mountains of the Dandenong Ranges, or bathe indoors in a Roman bath house. Stay awhile to indulge in a Hamman ritual, relax with a massage or sleep overnight In unique Japanese accommodation or a Balinese villa with meals included.

Japanese Mountain Retreat, 14 Mountain Crescent, Montrose, Victoria, Australia, 3765

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16. Blys, Massage at Home

Although an entire day at the spa is enticing, not everyone can leave their home or would have time to spend hours pampering themselves. For people who are always on the go or would rather spend their day off at home, Blys can create curated pampering packages that allow anyone to have their spa day anytime, anywhere.

Check out Blys’s Mobile Beauty package, which allows you to put together the beauty treatment package you need. You can even get your girlfriends to come over and get themselves pampered as well, making it a fun and relaxing bonding experience.

17. Eclipse Day Spa

Just a stone’s throw from Main Beach is Eclipse day spa – a nourishing spa experience that will nourish both body and soul. Treat yourself or take a couple of friends along to enjoy their rejuvenating spa packages such as the Eclipse Spa Experience, Body Cocoon, Hanakasumi and Aromatic Hot Stone Massage.

Eclipse day spa’s other treatments include facials, mani-pedis, makeup, massage, tanning, and waxing.

Eclipse day spa, 2/2275 Point Nepean Rd, Rye, (03) 5985 1155, info@eclipsemassage.com.au

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18. Beechworth

Is a luxurious Destination Spa and the place to go if you’re looking to get away from your phone screens for a day or two. The boutique accommodation offers a day spa treatment with a spa menu filled with various treatments for your face, body and more.

Beechworth, 9 Warner Road, Beechworth, +03 5728 3033, book@thebenev.com.au

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19. Lux Spa + Wellness

Escape from the noise of the outside world at Lux Spa + Wellness a wonderful daytime spa at the Great Ocean Road Resort. Surrounded by natural beauty in the heart of Anglesea, Lux Spa + Wellness was designed to meet your every need. That is why when you book yourself in for a relaxing retreat they’ll take care of everything and that includes meals and accommodation.

 Lux Spa + Wellness, 105 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, (03) 5261 6865, relax@luxspa.com.au

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20. Deep Blue 

Looking for a place to relax, rejuvenate & replenish? Deep Blue has got you covered. 

The luxurious spa is a nurturing holiday retreat with 80 guest rooms including penthouse apartments boasting expansive ocean views. The Sanctuary offers 15 enhanced hot springs bathing experiences along with a Nourish Dome, relaxation massages, organic facial & body therapy, and more.

Deep Blue, Worm Bay Rd, Warrnambool, +61 3 5559 2000, reservations@thedeepblue.com.au

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21. Lake House Daylesford

Choose to pamper yourself with Lake House Daylesford’s Signature Rituals – a luxurious spa experience that utilises their personal batch of luxury bath and body products that contain some of the best ingredients sourced in and inspired by their beautiful region. If that’s not what you’re looking for then don't worry as the spot also offers other spa experiences that will make sure your whole body is destressed and ready to take on whatever comes your way.

Lake House Daylesford, King Street, Daylesford, +61 3 5348 3329, info@lakehouse.com.au

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22. Aurora Spa & Bathhouse, Sorrento

Aurora Spa is a day spa in Sorrento and if it's anything like their previous st Kilda location, you can be sure that it is a spot that will offer nothing less than the most excellent spa experience.

Though we’re still waiting for its grand opening sometime in 2022, we can’t help but feel excited about this awesome regenerative wellness destination.

Aurora Spa, The Prince Hotel, 2 Acland St, St Kilda, 03 9536 1130

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23. Alba Thermal Springs & Spa, Mornington Peninsula

Alba Thermal Springs & Spa is opening in late 2022 with an expansive 15-hectare space that will feature fabulous facilities and experiences such as luxury bathing, spa treatments and wellness rituals. 

The spa will have indoor, open-air and outdoor treatment rooms along with bathing pools that will be used for their unique and modern bathing experience. 

On top of all this, the location will also open up a brand new restaurant called Thyme – a 120-seat restaurant that will feature an all-day Mediterranean-inspired menu of local, seasonal produce created by Karen Martini.Alba Thermal Springs & Spa, 282 Browns Road, Fingal, (03) 5985 0900, marketing@albathermalsprings.com.au

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24. Phillip Island Hot Springs – Saltwater Springs

The Cape Kitchen restaurant is creating a brand new hot spring bathing complex in Phillip Island as part of the restaurant's extension!

Tentatively named Saltwater Springs, the host spring project is said to feature 45 baths some of these bathing options include reflexology wading pools and deep hot water baths; a day spa; personal treatment facilities; a reception area and of course the existing Cape Kitchen.

As of now, The 10 million dollar project has already begun construction and is expected to open sometime in 2022.


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