All Your Steaming Questions About Peninsula Hot Springs, Answered

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If you live in Melbourne or visit frequently, you might have overheard conversations about the Peninsula Hot Springs. It’s where city dwellers go to breathe in fresh air and soak in mineral-rich waters. The award-winning blissful sanctuary is just over an hour from the CBD, making it the perfect weekend trip away from the big smoke.

The springs first became popular when visitors started geotagging their moments of bliss on Instagram. Before then, people didn’t realise the geothermal mineral springs were on their doorstep. It’s a popular place, but it still maintains its five-star service. After all, it’s an award-winning facility. If you’re yet to wade into its healing waters, here’s everything you need to know about the Peninsula Hot Springs.

How Much Does It Cost to Go to Peninsula Hot Springs?

Guests can get in for as little as $15 for off-peak bathing before 9 am. Although, you will usually find it costs around $40 per adult during peak periods.

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How Warm Is the Water at Peninsula Hot Springs?

Natural thermal waters feed the pools and private baths, which sit at around 36 to 42 degrees. It’s particularly enticing on a cold day and even better on a rainy day. The rain is refreshing for bathers.

What Are the Benefits of the Water?

Balneotherapists who study the therapeutic benefits of mineral waters have confirmed that trace minerals in the hot springs and the stimulating benefits of highly mineralised waters stimulate and promote health and wellness. The waters are said to improve sleep, reduce arthritis symptoms, detoxify, promote healthy skin, improve muscle and bone health, and reduce high blood pressure.

Where Can I Bathe?

There are 70 globally-inspired bathing and wellness experiences for you to choose from. The Bath House is great for groups and families who can bathe and relax in nature. In the Spa Dreaming Centre, guests can access geothermal pools, an infrared sauna, and a Moroccan hammam massage machine. Guests also have access to the Bath House and private bathing. There’s an option to participate in Moonlit Bathing, a magical experience under the stars. If you’re after something less crowded, book a private outdoor bath or an undercover bathing pavilion.

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Can I Book a Spa Treatment?

Peninsula Hot Springs offers a range of spa treatments, including facials, massages, and body treatments. You can also combine all three. Peruse the treatment menu here.

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Can I Sleep at the Peninsula Hot Springs?

Imagine waking up to your very own hot spring. Well, at Peninsula Hot Springs, you can do just that. Book a glamping tent or secluded pavilion, each with a king bed, ensuite bathroom, and private decks to take in a garden or lake view. Guests who stay also have access to site bathing, breakfast, yoga, and the popular Fire and Ice wellness activities.

Can I Get Food at the Peninsula Hot Springs?

Yes, guests can dine in the Outdoor Bath House, which serves light dishes, such as cheese platters, pizzas, a few takeaway options, and coffee. For a more refined dining experience, head to the Dreaming Centre for chef-prepared food and table service.

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Photo: Peninsula Hot Springs

Is There Anything Else to Do at Peninsula Hot Springs?

The hot springs are a major drawer, but guests can choose from a range of wellness activities. Start the morning with hot springs yoga, centre yourself with a Tulsi tea ceremony, find your flow in a movement class, or experience a body clay ritual. A Fire and Ice workshop also involves dipping in hot and cold therapy in state-of-the-art saunas and Ice Caves.

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