Alba Thermal Springs is offering cosy, after-dark experiences for winter

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Alba Thermal Springs is offering cosy, after-dark experiences for winter

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Soothe the Winter Chills at Alba Thermal Springs.

Indulge your sense of adventure with cosy nighttime bathing experience like no other this winter at Alba Thermal Springs and Spa.

With an expansive 15-hectare space, overflowing with luxury bathing experiences, spa treatments and wellness rituals to Victoria, Alba will elevate its offerings for winter, introducing a range of warming specials; a cosy fire pit, complimentary drinks for guests who arrive after 6pm, and a new winter menu designed by Karen Martini every evening until July 31.

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Creating new ways for guests to unwind, indulge and rejuvenate, these offerings will commence from 22 June, in line with the annual Winter solstice and World Bathing Day.

Late-night bathing in the hot thermal springs is one way guests can warm up after a cold winter’s day, otherwise a large fire pit will be toasting up the terrace at the in-house restaurant Thyme. Guests will also be treated to a courtesy glass of mulled wine or decadent hot chocolate. There is an updated winter menu from culinary director, Karen Martini, including spanner crab, burnt butter and whipped cod roe house crumpets and O’Connor beef bavette with shoyo, Japanese egg and potato salad. For those with a sweet tooth, the new coconut and caramel banana millie feuille with vanilla cream, dark chocolate and almond peanut brittle will be sure to warm the heart.

Guests looking to indulge, ‘Dinner Thyme’ includes one main course with a glass of mulled wine for $100.

On 22 June, Alba will celebrate with World Bathing Day – a day dedicated for bathing destinations and communities around the globe to promote their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing through water and bathing. Guests will have the opportunity to join Karen Martini for a mulled wine and canape around the fire, to acknowledge humanities common connection to water through the practice of bathing.

Guests can also celebrate the winter solstice with stargazing, guided by the astrologers from the Victoria Astronomy Society. Telescopes will be set up across the property from 6.00pm with volunteers from the Society on hand to answer questions about the night sky.

On Friday 7 July to mark NAIDOC week, guests will have the opportunity to experience a Wayapa session – an Indigenous narrated mindfulness meditation – tai chi-like grounding practice – in the thermal springs, in collaboration with local business Our Songlines. The experience is free to bathing guests and will run from 9.00am in the lawn next to The Luna pool.

Take a moment and book your visit to Alba Thermal Springs & Spa here