Looking for a weekend getaway in Victoria? Look no further. Today we’ve compiled a list of five of the most beautiful and relaxing hot springs in and around Victoria, accessible by road trip or private coach hire. From naturally occurring pools to mineral and geothermal bathing, this list serves as a quick guide as well as your hot springs bucket list.
#1: Japanese Mountain Retreat, Montrose
Just 40 minutes’ drive from Melbourne, the Japanese Mountain Retreat is a great place to visit for some diverse bathing and spa treatments. They don’t just offer Japanese-style bathing; they’ve also got a Roman bathhouse, Arabian Steam Temple and Hammam beauty rituals originating from Morocco. With both indoor and outdoor bathing options available, you certainly aren’t short of choice.
The Japanese Moutain Retreat is particularly couple-focused, with romantic accommodation, bathing, dining and massage packages available for the perfect getaway. There are also private bathing sections you can book to enjoy alone.
#2: Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park
This one is a little bit of a cheat. The Kosciuszko National Park is just over the border between Victoria and New South Wales. But if you’re feeling up to a road trip, why not visit anyway?
The Yarrangobilly Caves are located within the Kosciuszko National Park. The thermal pool is naturally around 27 degrees all year long and while there is a small parking fee, the pool is free to access. Visiting the pool is a great way to relax your mind and muscles in the beautiful natural surroundings of the park. It is even kid-friendly; the main pool is adjacent to a shallower, jacuzzi-like pool.
The best thing about these thermal pools is the fact that there is so much more to see other than the pools. In fact, you could have a picnic at the park, buy a ticket to explore the natural South Glory Cave, and even go on a river walk before you have a dip.
#3: Hepburn Springs, Daylesford
Hepburn Springs is another popular geothermal bathing hotspot in Victoria that has been around since 1895. Explore their mineral pools that range between 34-36 degrees, or treat yourself to the salt and magnesium pool, which sits at 36 degrees. There is also outdoor creek-side bathing and a Mineral Hammam you can explore for the ultimate pampering session.
These are some other experiences to be had at Hepburn Springs:
- Water therapy
- Head-to-toe exfoliation (with a facial)
- Wellness massages
- Steam therapy
- Beard conditioning, shaving, and men’s facials/massages
#4: Deep Blue Geothermal Baths, Warrnambool
An aquifer is a geological formation from which water can be pumped. And deep underneath the Deep Blue Geothermal Baths in Warrnambool lies the Dilwyn Aquifer, which also supplies water to surrounding areas such as Port Fairy and Heywood. Through the Dilwyn Aquifer, the water at the Baths is filled with minerals and salts from the earth. With water coming in at 45 degrees hot, this is the place to go for natural therapeutic healing.
You could even check out the packages they have to offer. Aside from bathing, your package could include dining, accommodation, gym and fitness classes, mud treatments and facials.
#5: Peninsula Hot Springs, Mornington Peninsula
No list about hot springs in Victoria would be complete without mentioning the Peninsula Hot Springs. It’s no secret that the Peninsula Hot Springs have won global first place of the ‘Mineral Spring Spa’ category at the World Luxury Spa Awards for the past three years.
An hour’s drive out of Melbourne, you too can easily experience the gorgeous natural views at the Peninsula Hot Springs as you hop from hot pool to hot pool. Each thermal pool varies in temperature. Break up your pool-hopping with a cold plunge or shower, or take a slow stroll on the reflexology walk. There are even plenty of activities at the Hot Springs that you can book for the ultimate pamper day, from the Turkish Hammam to Moroccan skin treatments.
Private coach hire
Thinking of visiting one of these incredible hot springs? Don’t let your day start out on the wrong foot. Opting for private coach hire is a great way to ease into your relaxing pamper day, and with one less thing to worry about, you can fully enjoy your experience at one of Victoria’s most stress-free places.
Melbourne On The Move are highly experienced in the business of private coach hire. We can transport your group to your destination, providing you with the utmost comfort, care and reliability. We even offer Peninsula Hot Springs packages.
Call us today on 1300 55 86 86 to enquire about our packages or private coach hire.