Victoria

Hot springs accommodation in Victoria for a soothing weekend away

Is it time to de-stress and relax those aching muscles? Our top picks of hot springs accommodation in Victoria will have you counting down to chilly winter weekends.

Victoria is overflowing with natural beauty, and one stand-out feature is its abundance of geothermal pools and mineral waters. Winter or summer, the naturally occurring springs stay hot and bubbling thanks to energy straight from the earth’s mantle. The water is rich with minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium, which along with the soothing warmth are rumoured to help alleviate stiff joints and soreness.

Victoria makes the most of the springs, with a vast scattering of spas and resorts offering invigorating bathing experiences in a variety of settings. Often accompanied by boutique day spas and wellness centres, these hotels let you treat yourself to a relaxing massage or a pampering beauty treatment just steps from your living space. You’ll be looking forward to those winter days if it means you can relax and recuperate at a hot springs spa escape in Victoria.

An award-winning spa resort at Peninsula Hot Springs

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Part of the wider Peppers family of hotels and resorts, Peppers Moonah Links Resort offers a luxurious stay and world-class golf facilities set amid the Peninsula Hot Springs. With its sharp geometric edges and jutting, angular appearance, the hotel’s striking exterior makes a statement against the preened green lawns. Check into your room in an autumnal colour palette of browns and burnt oranges, reflective of the season that likely inspired your hot springs stay in the first place.

Before you visit the springs, get a taste for the hot water in your own soaker tub in your stone tile and marbled surface ensuite. The luxury continues at breakfast and dinner. On-site Pebbles Restaurant lives up to the region’s culinary reputation with dishes showcasing the best of regional produce, such as fresh-caught fish and fruit picked from local orchards.

And then, the Peninsula Hot Springs. Having won the World’s Best Mineral Spa Award for four years running, this internationally-renowned hot spring destination comprises over 50 individual bath experiences. With a focus on social bathing for friends and family, the Bath House offers an eclectic mix of cold plunge pools and Turkish steam baths. You can steal a romantic moment in a watery refuge hidden within a cave, or plunge into hilltop pools with awe-inspiring 360-degree views.

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Peppers Moonah Links Resort

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8.6 Excellent (2002 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 8.7 / 10
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Mornington peninsula views from your Sorrento stay

With its clifftop views of the glittering sea and bobbing boats reminiscent of its Italian namesake, Hotel Sorrento could fit right in on a Mediterranean island. During the hot Australian summers, you’ll have the pleasure of lying underneath clear blue skies with unfettered sight lines over Port Phillip Bay from your balcony.

Airy interiors evoke the tranquil expanse of the sea, right down to the limestone walls in your personal ensuite. Pile under bedding and cushions in calming shades of pebble grey and periwinkle blue–complemented by light beechwood panelling and furniture–for a luxurious nap mid-day. Alternatively, sink back into the luxe leather sofa in front of your modern fireplace for a warming cuppa, or retreat to your own stone patio to listen to the waves below.

The hotel has earned a reputation as a prime foodie spot from locals and visitors alike. Spend an evening at the two bars, where you can chat with other guests while sipping on speciality cocktails and a variety of local and international beers and wines. Head to bed early so you’re fresh to visit Mornington Peninsula the next day, where mineral waters are drawn from the deep before making their way into pools and baths. For a more secluded setting, try a private pamper treatment at the Spa Dreaming Centre.

Sorrento

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8.5 Excellent (658 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.1 / 10
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Coastal hot springs accommodation in Warrnambool

Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs occupies a prime beachside spot in Warrnambool, a breezy coastal city along the Great Ocean Road. Rooms are decorated in a clean and minimalist style, creating a comfortable living space that welcomes you to rest after a day out in the ocean air. Step out onto your private balcony to gaze over Lady Bay or Stingray Bay as the late afternoon sun paints the water gold.

Your first stop should be The Bath House and Day Spa, where you’ll benefit from a geothermal bathing experience using natural waters from the Dilwyn formation a staggering 850-metres below the earth. You can slip into the wellness sauna and pool for some downtime, or arrange a soothing spa treatment so you emerge feeling totally cleansed and rejuvenated.

The on-site Deep Blue Dining and Bar takes you from day to night on a culinary adventure. Begin the day by filling up at the mouthwatering hot-and-cold breakfast buffet. As evening draws near, tuck into an à la carte dinner paired with a glass of wine or craft beer hand-selected from local vineyards and breweries.

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Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs

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8.6 Excellent (3264 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 8.9 / 10
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Rooms with personality in Daylesford

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Set in the charming spa town of Daylesford, Hotel Frangos on the central hub of Vincent Street places you right by all the local action. Stop in at antique markets, welcoming restaurants and independent boutiques on your way to your spa venue of choice.

The historic Hepburn Springs run through here, meaning there are more than 30 local spa and wellness centres to retreat to after a day of exploring. The Mineral Spa and Shizuka Ryokan Japanese Country Spa are among local favourites.

With 15 eclectic types of suites to choose from at the hotel, you are truly spoilt for choice. Each room has its own individual style and colour scheme, as well as its own name to highlight distinct personalities. Trade your shoes for slippers in the Bromley bedroom amid rose pink walls and street-art style paintings, then head straight for the round king-size bed adorned with velvet cushions for a snooze beneath an opulent headboard–not to mention a chandelier sparkling above.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Koukla Daylesford restaurant puts an Aussie touch on favourites from around the world using local ingredients. On warm summers days, take your tipple outside to the sunlit Agora Courtyard, a private stone space surrounded by blossoming vines.

Frangos

8.4 Very good (554 reviews)
Excellent Location 8.9 / 10
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Mineral hot springs accommodation on a historical site

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Hugged by fragrant trees and clipped bushes, not to mention a formal Italian garden complete with a hedge maze, Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel is a feast for the senses. Stroll through the greenery and you’ll see a grand exterior well-preserved and restored to celebrate its original 1935 roots.

The days-past theme continues inside, with a design that combines old-time elegance and modern luxury. Take a moment to get settled in your inviting quarters, where dark wooden panelling, supple leather furniture and white walls adorned with photographic prints create interesting contrasts of texture and colour. The light streaming in from outside and from warm lamps ties the décor together for an ultra cosy atmosphere.

Inspired by the rich waters running beneath Hepburn Springs, the on-site Mineral Spa spans 11 luxe treatment rooms, including hydrotherapy baths and a relaxation lounge. Hand over your cares to an experienced therapist to guide you through your spa journey, with exclusive, heavenly options like a floating soft-pack bed that gives the feeling of weightlessness. Finish off the relaxation in the lavender sauna, then head to the sundeck as dusk descends.

Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel

7.8 Good (496 reviews)
Excellent Location 8.8 / 10
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Lap up lakeside luxury in Daylesford

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Wake up to the chirping of native birds at the idyllic Lake House, nestled next to Lake Daylesford within delicate country gardens. From neat suites ideal for couples to an expansive villa fit for groups of friends, you’ll find a space to suit your weekend away. Your king-size bed–sumptuous in jewel-toned velvet cushions and cosy throws made from local cashmere and alpaca wool–might just tempt you to swap morning explorations for a drawn-out breakfast in bed.

Take advantage of your serene surroundings with a soothing soak at Salus Spa–the baths source pure mineral water from volcanic plains. Afterwards, slip into the infinity pool for some slow laps overlooking the lake, or claim the outdoor Jacuzzi for a bubbling front-row seat to an epic sunset.

Upon request, you can have champagne in an ice bucket sent straight to your door for a sparkling treat when you return from the spa. Guests with a sweet tooth can arrange to be greeted by a gift box of local chocolates, or even a scattering of fresh rose petals around the room. Take your treat of choice out onto your patio or balcony and breathe in the simple pleasure of that fresh country air.

Lake House

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (207 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.2 / 10
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A weekend away at a country manor

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You’ll find Bellinzona Grange Country Retreat in the resort town of Hepburn Springs, named after the natural mineral springs. Trimmed green lawns contrast with towering palm trees, providing shade over your wooden deckchair as you admire the crystal-like spray of the hotel’s ornate fountain. The rooms echo the stately country manor aesthetic; crisp linen sheets neatly tuck into the beds in rooms well-lit by soaring windows.

The hotel’s own cellar door, TASTINGS, pairs good food with a relaxed atmosphere whether you’re after an intimate meal between couples or groups of friends. Share wood-fired pizzas hot from the oven or a platter of local cheeses and antipasti–all accompanied with wines and craft beers produced within the region, of course.

With a history going back to 1895, the nearby Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa is a must-see for those looking to experience Victoria’s bathing scene in all its glory. You can even taste the mineral water straight from the source at taps easily accessible via a short walk through the neighbouring forest.

For a change of scene, wander the town centre’s artisan stalls and sweet independent cafés. Make sure to browse the shelves at a local winery for a palate-pleasing vintage to take with you.

Bellinzona Grange Country Retreat

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8.5 Excellent (854 reviews)
Excellent Location 9 / 10
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