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Nestled in the idyllic natural paradise of the Mornington Peninsula, Peninsula Hot Springs offers an unmatched bathing and spa experience. Located just 90 minutes away from Melbourne, the serenity of this weekend getaway stands in stark contrast to its neighboring metropolis. The hot spring features over 50 unique bathing options ranging from Turkish hammams to shared geothermal mineral pools. Regardless of whether you are a local Melburnian or a tourist, Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs is sure to help you unwind from the stress of your daily routine.
Whether you are looking for a solo getaway or a wholesome family experience, Peninsula Hot Springs is the perfect destination.
The Bath House is a good place to start as you take a dip in a pool replete with reinvigorating minerals and soak in the serene surroundings.Don a comfortable bathing robe and enjoy a range of lip-smacking dishes from the Amphitheatre Cafe or Bath House Cafe. You can also book a relaxation cabana and enjoy breakfast or lunch in a secluded private space for families. No visit to Mornington Peninsula is complete without a revitalizing massage, yoga, or meditation session. The iconic ‘body clay ritual’ and ‘hot and cold therapy' are some of the favorite treatments here.
The relaxation dome is another exceptional place to lay back and unwind. The plush interiors of the dome, which can accommodate up to 11 people, are ideal for light-hearted chats.
Open between 5 AM and 11 PM, the Bath House is a brilliant place to spend time with your family and friends. There are three unique experiences offered at the Bath House titled - ‘Recharge’, ‘Revitalise’, and ‘Restore’. Recharge lets you enjoy a quick bathing experience surrounded by natural splendor. Revitalise gives you a chance to discover more than 50 bathing experiences inspired by traditions from across the globe. Restore is a full-day retreat that includes several perks such as picnic hampers, robes, and a chance to participate in the wellness activity of the day.
The Spa Dreaming Centre is exclusively open for guests who are 16 years or older. The focus is on creating a tranquil space in which you can completely unwind from stress. There are several spa treatments, therapies, and massages available here. The Kodo massage is amongst the most popular treatments at the spa. The traditional Aboriginal technique uses a flora smoking ritual and a rhythmic massage that is known to induce a state of incredible relaxation.
The spa also has special geothermal baths that ensure deeper skin benefits and toxin flushing. There are three additional serene private bathing options that are available - indoor private bathing (great for couples), a private outdoor pool that is ideal for solitary bathing, and a reserved pool that can accommodate up to 5 people for 45 minutes.
Here's all you need to plan a seamless visit to the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs.
The Bath House is open from 5 AM to 7 PM. The Spa Dreaming Center and Serene Bathing experience are open to guests from 8 AM to 11 PM. All of these experiences are open throughout the year on all days of the week.
It can take anywhere between 4 to 6 hours to enjoy a wholesome experience and explore most of what Peninsula Hot Springs has to offer.
Drive to 140 Springs Lane, Fingal from Melbourne via M1 and Peninsula Link/M11 or via M3 and Peninsula Link/M11.
By Public Transport:
Take a train on the Frankston line to Frankston and then take bus 788 to Rye. From here, you will have to travel by cab.
Take a taxi to Queenscliff Harbour from Melbourne. From here, you can take the Searoad Ferry to the Peninsula between 7 AM and 6 PM.
By Direct Transfer:
Autopia Tours operates a direct transfer service between Melbourne CBD and Peninsula Hot Springs. Morning and evening transfers are available Friday through Sunday.
Pick an early hour on a weekday to get the best experience at Peninsula Hot Springs. You can bathe early, participate in activities, and relish both breakfast and lunch. Weekends generally tend to be crowded, making it safer and more enjoyable to visit during the weekdays. Areas around Melbourne have moderate temperatures and low airfares between March and May. October and November are also relatively crowd-free times to plan your tour.
Peninsula Hot Springs has several dining options in and around the area. The Bath House Amphitheatre Cafe and Bath House Cafe are great places to eat inside the venue. The cafes offer wholesome, non-fried food that is just as tasty as it is healthy. Local cheese boards, pizzas, crackers, and fresh fruit salad are some of the popular treats here. The cafes also offer vegetarian and vegan options.
If you are looking to eat outside, you should certainly try the Beach Bites Lane food truck, one of the first of its kind in the peninsula. The nearby T’Gallant Winery and Pizzeria, which was originally an apple orchard, is a wine lover’s paradise. Make sure to take a few bottles of the legendary Pinot Noir Collection back home for your friends and family as well!
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