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11 deluxe spa stays in Victoria

/ 03 Jul 2017
While a hotel stay almost always equals rest, relaxation and renewal, a hotel with a day spa allows guests to double down on the indulgence levels. From five star hotel spas overlooking Melbourne’s laneways to pastoral spa getaways filled with country charm and wellness retreats designed to catalyse lasting lifestyle changes, Victoria’s hotel spas are the stuff dreams are made of.

The Mineral Spa at the Mineral Springs Hotel

Located in an area known for promoting wellbeing, the spa town of Hepburn Springs is the perfect setting for the Mineral Springs Hotel’s serene Mineral Spa. Apart from offering a range of signature treatments by premium brands such as Pevonia Botanica and Li’Tya, the spa also offers access to the award-winning Retreat. It’s at the Retreat that guests can soak their muscles in heated mineral water while enjoying idyllic views of surrounding bushland and gardens filled with native birdlife. Access to a lavender-infused basalt stone sauna, steam room and infrared detox box provides guests with a multitude of ways to bliss out at this spa that combines the earthiness of the Australian bush with the supreme hospitality of Victoria’s Spa Country. 124 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs, +61 3 5348 2202

Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park

Only 30 minutes from the centre of Melbourne lies a premium spa experience housed within a heritage building dating back to 1870. Surrounded by ten acres of English gardens, the Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park is consistently rated as among Melbourne’s best. The onsite day spa is a destination within itself, offering a range of deluxe treatments including Guinot advanced facial treatments, body exfoliation rituals and wraps, massage therapy, manicures and pedicures. A traditional Turkish hammam chamber, spa lounge, swimming pool, steam room and fitness facilities provide guests with everything they could ever want from a five-star spa experience. Gate 2, K Rd, Werribee, +61 3 9731 4000

Salus Spa at the Lake House Daylesford

Enjoying a prime position overlooking picturesque Lake Daylesford, the Salus Spa at the Lake House Daylesford can be found hidden within a secret garden of trees, ferns and flowers. Inside, guests can choose to relax in a private treetop spa filled with pure Daylesford mineral water, enjoy a nourishing milk bath ritual or opt for something more traditional with a deep tissue massage. A multi award-winning property, the Lake House is also home to a lauded restaurant, cooking school and boutique rooms and suites that attract international and local visitors. From Monday to Wednesday, guests can combine the best of both worlds with the Dine and Unwind package offering a one hour massage and two course lunch for $198.00 AUD. 4 King St, Daylesford, +61 3 5348 3329

The Lyall Hotel and Spa

Designed over three levels, South Yarra’s sophisticated hotel and spa provides guests with a wide range of heavenly treatment options. From reinvigorating hydrotherapy perfect for blasting jetlag away, to a deeply meditative chakra balancing treatment designed to bring the mind and body into harmony, and a Sodashi salt body polish treatment to boost circulation, the treatments at the Lyall Spa range from traditional to the unusual. 16 Murphy Street, South Yarra, +61 3 9868 8222

Chuan Spa at the Langham

The Langham’s commitment to luxury extends to its day spa offering. As one of Melbourne’s finest hotels, no stone is left unturned in the pursuit of relaxation at Chuan Spa. Following the eastern principles of balancing yin and yang and the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water, each treatment is personalised to suit the needs of the individual. Apart from offering luxe body and face treatments, Chuan Spa is also home to one of Melbourne’s best outdoor Jacuzzis – a saltwater spa overlooking Melbourne’s iconic Flinders Street Station. A traditional sauna and innovative river stone snail shower (complete with 12 jets aimed at specific parts of the body) make Chuan Spa one of Melbourne’s most impressive hotel spas. The Langham Hotel, Southgate Ave, Southbank, +61 3 8696 8111

Crown Spa at Crown Towers

An opulent five-star health and day spa located in the luxe confines of Crown Towers, Crown Spa offers the ultimate in relaxation and indulgence. Discerning spa lovers will be impressed by the range of face and body treatment options using premium products from La Prairie. Guests who are attending a special event will enjoy making use of the on-site salon’s team of beauticians, hair stylists and makeup experts who are always on hand to help create a killer red carpet look. Featuring a lap pool, vitality pool, steam room and private lounge area, Crown’s Aqua Retreat is the ideal spot to unwind after a long flight or busy week. Crown Towers, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, +61 3 9292 6182

Natskin Day Spa Retreat at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa

The bucolic Yarra Valley may be known for producing world-leading wines, but it’s no slouch when it comes to luxury stays either. About 60 minutes from Melbourne, the Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa is a multipurpose destination that incorporates a cellar door, restaurant, hotel, conference venue and day spa. Accustomed to hosting guests keen on experiencing a gourmet getaway, the estate’s Natskin Day Spa Retreat offers guests something to do beyond drinking wine and eating the epicurean delights of the region. Open seven days a week, the spa’s treatment rooms and relaxation suites are the ideal place to bring the body back into balance with massage, exfoliation, skin therapy and hydrotherapy. Duo treatment rooms mean couples can experience treatments together while group packages make this spa a great choice for hen’s weekends and group getaways. 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, +61 3 9730 0700

Woodman Estate Wellness Retreat

An hour from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula area is synonymous with relaxation thanks to a prized location near the sea, surrounded by nature. Apart from offering top notch accommodation options within a tranquil, bush setting, the Woodman Estate Wellness Retreat gives guests unparalleled opportunities for relaxation. Comfortable day beds by the lake provide guests with a chance to unwind in nature while all-inclusive wellness packages allow guests to enjoy a range of luxury treatments, as well as a light lunch, herbal tea, juice, snacks and more. Afterwards, guests can retreat to a lakeside chalet for the night where a gas open fire, marble bathroom and spa bath await. 136 Graydens Rd, Moorooduc, +61 3 5978 8455

Aurora Spa at the Prince Hotel

Slated as one of Melbourne’s hippest food, wine and accommodation hot spots, St Kilda’s The Prince is also home to a day spa worthy of recognition. Using Australian-made, cruelty-free, botanically active products that are free from parabens, lanolin, sulphates and artificial colours and fragrances, treatments at Aurora Spa are tailored to people from all walks of life. With face, body, hand and foot treatment experiences designed for men, women, pregnant women, couples and even groups, guests can choose from a range of spa experiences depending on their specific needs. The award-winning signature Kitya Karnu treatment involves a deeply relaxing course of body exfoliation and massage using aromatic body oils, pure mineral salts and native Australian ingredients like wattleseed. 2 Ackland Street, St Kilda, +61 3 9536 1130

One Spa at RACV Torquay Resort

Open seven days a week, One Spa brings deluxe, holistic face and body treatments to this family-friendly resort located in the beach town of Torquay. Featuring a plunge pool, salted floatation pool, steam room, heated spa, thermal stone room with heated walls, floor and stone seat, and experiential showers, guests can choose the ideal environment to relax in. After enjoying a soothing treatment using premium products from Pure Fiji and Yon-Ka Paris, guests can retreat to the Spa Lounge where cups of herbal tea and ocean views provide the perfect finale to a sublime, seaside spa experience. 1 Great Ocean Road, Torquay, +61 3 5261 1685

Park Club Health & Day Spa at the Park Hyatt

From time poor corporate executives to jetlagged international travellers, and couples keen on reconnecting over a treatment or two, the Park Club Health & Day Spa provides a safe haven for guests from all walks of life. Expert manicures, pedicures, makeup, hair styling, waxing and more is provided by the salon, while a range of deluxe face and body treatments ranging from 30 to 90 minutes offers guests various ways to reduce stress and put their best foot forward. A fitness studio, relaxation area and infinity pool make the Park Hyatt one of the city’s most highly rated sanctuaries. 1 Parliament Place, Melbourne, +61 3 9224 1222

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