I didn’t even know places like this existed!
“Is this a cult?” My partner whispered.
“Do not sign anything! They may never let us out.” I teased back.
There was a cafe with numerous in white bath rubs sipping tea and murmuring gently to each other.
The lady at the desk was overly zealous as she welcomed us to the and directed us through a frosted glass sliding door to change rooms.
I considered retreating. I’d seen one too many movies of people willingly admitting themselves to an institution of people in white robes that never leave again.
Instead, I embraced my decision to visit the and walked through the frosted doors into, what can only be described as the most relaxing, zen gardens I’ve ever seen in my life.
What is the ?
The is a natural geothermal mineral and . It has over 70 globally inspired and wellness experiences, nestled harmoniously in the natural landscape.
Where are the ?
The Melbourne’s CDB is located within the Shire of near the mountainous and small locality of . is located less than 90 minutes from Melbourne. About 85 km southeast of
How much does it cost to go to Melbourne?
Prices for start at $35 for 60 minutes (1 ) of in the .
From there the prices go up depending on your choice whether you want to access the -only pools, all day , all night, use the , , or .
What package did you get?
I organized this on a Friday for my partner’s birthday. I found the Headout packages offered great Mornington Peninsula hot springs discount.
It included all-day across all 70 , a picnic hamper, and a clay ritual.
I do not believe the Clay Ritual was worth the price and think you’ll have more value with the Revitalise & Picnic Hamper Package for $210.
How long do you spend at ?
The recommended is 4 hours.
But I guess it depends on how much you enjoy sitting in a .
We arrived around 1 pm and left just after 5 pm. There is so much to do and I could have stayed longer, however, my partner had enough of looking like a wrinkly prune.
How many pools does have?
Over 50 are available.
How hot is the at ?
The temperature in individual pools ranges from a warm 32 degrees to a hot 43 degrees.
How are heated?
are heated by geothermal heat – heat from the Earth’s interior. In volcanic areas, may come into contact with very hot rock heated by magma.
What do you wear to the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs Spa?
We dressed warmly to enter the but quickly changed into our swimsuits. We wore our thongs/flip-flops all around the .
We were given a white bathrobe and a clean white at reception. You can refresh these in the -only at any .
We did so 3 times, once after getting drenched in a downpour during our Clay Ritual and once more as someone stole our robes while we were soaking in a tub.
When is the best to visit Melbourne?
Any ! But we loved the weather being slightly cooler in the for those .
Are in Melbourne hygienic?
The pools are drained every night and monitored all day by staff. Visit their website for more facts.
Can I Stay at the ?
There is a wide range of places available in Mornington.
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Now we have all the facts out of the way let’s see what you are going to do on your visit to the .
What everyone comes to do at the .
As mentioned above there are over 50 pools to choose from. Most are in the family area, but there are plenty to choose from in the -only area.
My favorites were the first one near the change rooms, it was the only one undercover and I didn’t want my hair wet from the rain.
I also loved the ones you have to climb to. There was one in a huge aged barrel, which had spectacular views.
The very hot at 42C seemed like a great idea until we got in. We couldn’t stay in it long no matter how cold the day was.
I loved the series of staggered pools in the amphitheater area. It seemed like a great spot to sit back, soak and watch a concert or . I’ll have to make it back one day.
You can just move from to as you fancy. Make some friends, and move on. It’s a relaxing, slow day designed to just help you breathe a little better and slow your rhythm just that little bit softer.
You can bring your , however, our Headout package included a Picnic Hamper.
We picked it up from reception and were given directions to a beautiful camping area with picnic tables and tents.
We headed to the large Moroccan Tent to enjoy our out of the rain. It came complete with cushions, tables, and heaters.
Our picnic hampers contained a substantial amount of vegetarian . My favorite was the cheese, and actually, the apples were divine. Plus those protein balls! Can I get the recipe?
You can also eat at several different cafes. We stayed at the restaurant near the -only reception and enjoyed fresh juice smoothies.
There are so many things to do at the . As I mentioned our package came with the Clay Ritual. It was raining so it wasn’t as enjoyable as it could have been. We skipped the actual mediation, rushed through getting the cold clay onto our skin, and attempted to dry in a crowded tent with multiple others.
It never really dried and we were desperate to be warm so raced to the showers to cleanse. Maybe a better thing to do on a nice day.
You can find pools like the Foot Reflexology . It’s a series of rock textures you walk over. Not sure about but hopefully it helped my feet!
You’ll also find a Turkish Hamam, which I didn’t do since my real Hamam Bursa. And there are several saunas to dry off before you leave. in
From the Morrocan tent to the multiple other tents, there is so much space to just sit and enjoy the sounds of birds tweeting, trickling, and soft laughter.
I especially loved these lounge chairs overlooking the lake.
Everything here is designed for . So don’t sprint from one to the other. Just wander.
Walk around, enjoy the scenery, wander, the leaves, feel the breeze, be one with , connect with your lover and bond with your friends.
And the best news is they let us go. We weren’t committed for life, though maybe I wouldn’t have minded.
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