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Your Complete Guide To Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs And Surrounding Area

Your Complete Guide To Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs And Surrounding Area

Imagine a place barely 90 minutes from Melbourne where the sounds of sirens have been replaced by the quiet chatter of birds; an oasis with thermal pools dispersed throughout a savannah of Australian wilderness. The first natural hot springs and day spa in, The Peninsula Hot Springs on the Mornington Peninsula welcomes you to relax in its thermal, mineral waters. Discover over 20 bathing sensations while exploring the surrounding environment in your white robe, including a subterranean pool, Turkish steam bath (Hamam), sauna, mineral showers, and more. 

If you’re on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, there’s no need to look any farther than the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs, the region’s only naturally occurring day spa. 

This natural geothermal spring is 600 metres below the surface and is about 90 minutes from Melbourne in the district of Fingal. It is the hottest ticket available for people looking for private bathing in the Peninsula’s coastal haven. Enjoy the exquisite backdrop of the pools as mineral waters pour into them while you unwind on your weekend getaway to ultimate relaxation and renewal. Being Victoria’s first geothermal mineral springs, the hot springs are incredibly well-liked, kid-friendly, reasonably priced and the perfect activity when visiting the Mornington Peninsula.

Wide shot of many pool options at the Peninsula Hot Springs

Guide to the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs

The Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs Water Benefits

Although it could take you a minute or two to get used to the heat in the pools, which can range in temperature from 37 to 43 degrees Celsius, the advantages to your health outweigh the discomfort at first. Mineralized water can help with musculoskeletal problems, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and stress while also making you feel refreshed and at ease. The water in these hot springs is gathered from approximately 637 metres below the surface and is then directly poured into the baths. The natural thermal mineral water of the hot springs rises from deep below, heated by the Earth’s core and locked up for more than 10,000 years. Every spa is cleaned, drained, and replenished with natural mineral spring water each night so that it is ready for use the next day. 

This leading wellness destination and award-winning natural hot springs is your top pick thanks to its range of packages that are influenced by cultures around the world. The variety of bath house services offered has expanded along with the business over the years and now includes everything from individual bathing to body treatments and even a reflexology walk. 

Man relaxes in Peninsula Hot Springs pool.

Bathing & Experiences at the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs

The thalasso treatment hydro jet pool, which has six seats with views of the lake and water jets to massage your body, is one of the best bathing experiences on offer. If you dare, take a dip in the icy plunge pools afterwards, which will aid in boosting metabolism and blood flow while reducing inflammation in the muscles. After treating your body, you should stimulate your feet along the reflexology walk, where you can walk on 10 various types of stones to promote relaxation and circulation. Wind your way up to the summit pool for the most breathtaking views of the Peninsula and take in the 360-degree views of lush, rolling grasslands. 

Visit the Spa Dreaming Centre for a really relaxing experience. There, you may select from a variety of services like body wraps, massages, facials, bamboo showers, and opulent private bathing pavilions. If you become hungry, you can also stop by the Spa Dreaming Centre Café for breakfast and lunch. 

Recent renovations significantly improved the wellness centre’s and bathhouse’s former design. Choose from a wide variety of hot and cold pools that range in temperature. Favourites include the ice cave and Turkish Hammam, where you may experience -25 degrees Celsius before entering the sauna room next door. A recent addition, the cave pool is located close to the chilly plunge pool and not far from the main bathhouse. 

A group enjoy the lookout at the highest pool.

The Spa Dreaming Centre 

A favourite part of the hot springs is the Spa Dreaming Centre since it provides couples and singles 16 years of age and older with access to its hallmark spa services. There is a separate, private bathing area for these thermal mineral pools away from the general public so you may unwind in complete tranquility and privacy. These serene areas encourage you to indulge in the therapeutic benefits of the water that has been pumped deep from the ground and is rich in minerals. Choose from a variety of alternatives, including hot and cold plunge pools, barrel baths, private baths, and body relaxation massages. 

In the spa dreaming centre you are invited to “surrender your body” at Peninsula Hot Springs, which provides treatments like Peninsula vine massages, Moroccan cocoons, dazzling facials, and sea salt exfoliation with botanicals. When you book one of their treatments, you will have access to the spa dreaming center’s serene sanctuary and private bathtubs (16-year-olds and over only). The serene settings here are less congested, providing you with the ideal backdrop to connect with your inner self and fully unwind.

Women enjoy the quiet of the spa dreaming centre.

Book a Beautiful Cabana

There are various lounge places scattered throughout the spa where you may unwind, but if you’re looking for a little more privacy and luxury, we’d suggest renting one of their cosy bathhouse relaxation cabanas. In addition to having a daybed, pouffe, coffee table, air conditioning, cosy lighting, and a safe to keep your possessions, these cabanas come equipped with an app that allows you to order food and drinks to be delivered to you rather than going to the restaurant. The nibbling platter is something we’d recommend adding to your reservation. It’s recommended to schedule your cabana reservation for after your wellness activities, which you should do without a doubt, to maximise your time in the area.

Peninsula hot springs cabana option.

Watch the sunset at the Hilltop Pool

You may see the sky glow orange over Mornington Peninsula wineries’, natural surroundings andanmd local attractions if you time your visit perfectly. For unobstructed 360-degree vistas and little light pollution to observe the stars, the Hilltop Pool is a must-visit around sunset. It’s impossible to imagine a more tranquil haven than bathing in the Mornington hot springs at sunset.

Events and What’s on at the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs

The Peninsula Hot Springs is committed to providing the community with an exciting programme of annual activities that promote wellness, spark participation, and deepen connections, with a rotating roster of events and unique offerings throughout the year. Take part in regular wellness activities at the springs that are all intended to make you feel energised and empowered. To improve your experience, take advantage of the free Hot Springs Yoga or add a unique session taught by one of their knowledgeable hosts. You can view a complete list of what’s on and timetable of events online and add them to your booking while making a reservation, or alternatively, ask at the front desk when you arrive.

Body Clay Ritual Experience – Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs

Available every day (10:30, 1:00, and 3:00 in the Bath House), you can experience clay’s cooling and therapeutic properties with a popular body clay ritual, which is great for socialising with loved ones and friends. The experience uses a variety of detoxifying clays from all around Australia, each with special medicinal advantages. Skilled and entertaining hosts will tell anecdotes of these advantages throughout this 45-minute programme while you experience a straightforward and universal connection with nature. This experience is available as an add-on to reservations. Your skin will be cleansed, exfoliated, and moisturised using clays that are combined with hot mineral waters from natural springs. In addition, you are given a paintbrush to play with and encouraged to draw on your group and yourself. 

A woman paints clay on anothers face.

Hot Springs Yoga Experience – Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs 

Accessible every day (9:15am in the Amphitheatre, subject to availability)  you can join the Hot Springs Yoga experience, led by a Peninsula Hot Springs yoga instructor, and free when using the Bath House. Join friends and fellow bathers in specially created pools for a yoga class unlike any other. The session incorporates yoga positions that stretch, strengthen, and test your balance, all whilst enjoying the advantages of geothermal bathing. All skill levels are welcome to participate in this 45-minute event, which is free when using the Bath House.

Peninsula hot springs yoga class.

Fire And Ice Experience – Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs

In the Bath House Amphitheatre (every day at 9:30am, 12:00pm, 2:00PM, and 4:00PM) you can experience the revitalising effects of heat and cold therapy in cutting-edge saunas and Ice Cave. This is a unique experience unlike any others and definitely worth booking; available as a $15 add-on to energise reservations. Move between warm saunas, a deep-freeze chamber, Ice Cave, chilly plunge pools, and geothermal hot springs, giving you the complete fire and ice experience. During the 45 minute activity, you will study and apply the main health advantages of this popular science with the help of qualified instructors. The fire and ice health activity is a  favourite aspect of the trip for many visitors. Advantages of the experience include enhanced blood flow, higher levels of energy, better sleep rejuvenation and increased endorphins. 

The guide leads you through the Wim Hof method of transitioning from heated saunas to an ice cave pool, building up to three minutes of deep breathing (did someone say brain freeze?). 

Fire and ice experience at Peninsula Hot Springs.

Moonlit Bathing at the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs

Enjoy a unique overnight bathing experience to satisfy your sense of adventure. After hours, you can explore the pools and enjoy the advantages of geothermal bathing while unwinding beneath a beautiful night sky. Discover Spa Dreaming Center wellness offerings, such as the sauna, hammam, and zen chi machine, to rejuvenate. Relax with drinks from a dinner menu that uses seasonal ingredients and adhere to a “SLOW” (seasonal, local, organic, whole foods) food philosophy as you take some time for thought. The adults-only moonlit bathing experience, which is open to guests 18 years of age and older, runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Spa Dreaming Centre, and is ideal for night owls and shift workers. Just note, you need to book ahead.

A couple enjoy the moonlit bathing experience at the Peninsula Hot Springs.

Peninsula Hot Springs Spa Treatment Packages

For those looking to indulge a little more than the typical bath house options, the Mornington Peninsula hot springs offers a variety of spa treatment packages. The private baths and spa treatments are simply amazing if you want to try something a little different from the regular bath house. With balancing therapies and signature spa treatments that honour international traditions, you can completely rest your body. You can choose spa treatments to cleanse, renew, repair, and balance your body with medium pressured relaxation massages, facials, and body treatments. All treatments include geothermal bathing in the Spa Dreaming Center and Bath House. 

Spa treatment at Peninsula Hot Springs.

Peninsula Hot Springs FAQs

How Much Is Entry Into The Peninsula Hot Springs Spa?

Without additional treatments, massages, or entrance to the spa dreaming centre, general admission to the award-winning natural hot springs bath house for a 60 minute session is $35 for adults and $25 for children under the age of 16. This offers you access to the excellent array of spas, swimming pools, and bathhouses available. You can opt for the extended period (revitalise) for $70 for adults and $45 for children.

The Reset All of Site Bathing Package, which provides more secluded and exclusive access to private pools, costs $120. You can access the Bath House and Spa Dreaming Center to discover more than 70 bathing and wellness experiences that are inspired by cultures around the world. You can also opt for a ‘Retreat for Two’, ‘Weekday Mini-Break for Two’ or ‘Weekend Getaway for Two’ packages. Spa packages range in price from $250 to $600 per person. A moonlit bathing package is available for $65 for those who enjoy stargazing from the privacy of their own spa.

Peninsula Hot Springs Opening Hours

The Peninsula Hot Springs are open daily from 5am until 11pm, and guests 16 years of age and older may enjoy the Spa Dreaming Center from 8am until 11pm. 

What To Bring Or Hire From The Peninsula Hot Springs

It might be easier if you rent your towel and robe from the Peninsula Hot Springs and Day Spa if you are on vacation. For the ultimate relaxation, we would definitely suggest renting one of the thick, opulent robes. Bring a refillable water bottle, your swimsuit (since it’s not a nude spa experience), and slippers or thongs to wear around the pools and private baths.

Where are the Mornington Peninsula hot springs?

The hot springs are located in the neighbourhood of Fingal, which is just over halfway between Rye foreshore and St. Andrews beach and is only a short 90-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD. The hilltop pool at the very top of the 42-acre hot springs, which have a picturesque backdrop of privately owned farmland, provides tourists with the ideal setting at sunrise. 

How to get to the Peninsula Hot springs?

The Peninsula Link (M11), which travels the entire length of the Peninsula and connects with Point Nepean Road, is the quickest and most convenient route for those coming from the city. As soon as you enter Rye, turn left into Truemans Road and continue until you reach the Browns Road roundabout. You can get to the peninsula hot springs by turning right at Browns Road and then the fifth left at Springs Lane. There is lots of free parking available on site for visitors, and accessible access is also available.

What to do on the Mornington Peninsula after the Hot Springs

It’s time to see all Mornington Peninsula has to offer as you depart from Hot Springs feeling rejuvenated. There is something for everyone on the Mornington Peninsula, from markets and horseback riding along the coastline to art galleries and antique shops. There are 18 golf courses to select from, as well as bushwalks, two family-friendly mazes, an animal sanctuary, the historic Cape Schanck Lighthouse, and two museums: Charlie’s Arthurs Seat Auto Museum and the Nepean Historical Society Museum. Along with a strawberry and honey farm, the Mornington Peninsula is also home to 200 small-scale vineyards. 

See our guide to the, 20 Best Mornington Peninsula Wineries & Cellar Doors, the Top Walks on the Mornington Peninsula, the Best Beaches on the Mornington Peninsula, or the Top Family-Friendly Activities on the Mornington Peninsula, for more ideas on how to make the most of your time here! 

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