Let off some steam in these five highly recommended Victorian hot springs and bath houses

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Let off some steam in these five highly recommended Victorian hot springs and bath houses

Words by Jessica Magtalas.

When your home bath just isn’t enough.

While we love those stay-in-bed mornings, this colder weather doesn’t mean you have to hang up your bathers until the summer seasons. It’s never too late to enjoy serenity in the midst of nature, especially when we have so many warm, toasty and beautiful pools at our fingertips.

Unwind in the surrounding atmosphere and let loose in natural mineral baths and hot springs. A nice warm bath is what you need. So go on, schedule a long weekend off and let that stress ooze off your skin.

Here are Forte’s top recommended getaways in Victoria – you’ll definitely want to book reading this.

Peninsula Hot Springs, Mornington Peninsula

Every knows Peninsula Hot Springs, so there’s no doubt that they’re at the top of our list. It’s no secret that this location is one of Victoria’s most beloved vacay spots. Perfect for couples or even friends, this hot spring has won global awards over the years.

Just an hour’s drive out of Melbourne, you can easily experience the views of the hot springs. Its secluded oasis and idyllic setting will leave you feeling more relaxed than ever before.

Oh, and you can now stay overnight in one of 10 new, ultra-luxe glamping tents dotted around the property. And prepare to soak under the stars – for the first time there’s also 24/7 bathing.

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Hepburn Springs, Daylesford

Minutes from Daylesford, Hepburn Springs is one of Australia’s most concentrated mineral rich springs. Treat yourself to the salt magnesium pool, and indulge in 100% pure private mineral baths.

Packages are also offered, designed to cater to your wellness and ensure you’re feeling at ease. You can also receive dedicated spa treatments and therapies to set you off into your well-cation – see what I did there?

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Japanese Mountain Retreat, Montrose

The closest mineral springs to Melbourne and only a 45-minute drive from the CBD, Japanese Mountain retreat is nestled amongst the lush scenery of the Dandenong Ranges.

Bathe in mineral waters heated to 40 degrees and you’ll be feeling like you’re in Japan.

Providing the most romantic getaways in Melbourne, if you’re a couple than this will sure fit your agenda. Visit for a day to immerse yourself in private hot spring bathing, massages or even dining. Why not even stay a day or two? I recommend two.

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Deep Blue Geothermal Baths, Warrnambool

If you’re heading to Warrnambool any time soon, be sure to check out or check into the Deep Blue Geothermal Baths. The first-ever hot spring hotel in Victoria, you certainly want to experience this firsthand.

Sourcing its water from the Dilwyn Aquifer, this location is your place to relax, rejuvenate and replenish. Let off that steam and let your mind run free in the springs or spa treatments available. With fifteen enhanced bathing experiences to be used and an extensive walking and cycling trail nearby, Deep Blue Baths is an out of this world encounter.

Plus, from right now until April 30, you can head down to Deep Blue Hot Springs in Warrnambool and experience their Hot Spring Sanctuary after dark from 6pm to 9pm. Whether its gazing at the stary night sky from the reflection bay, immersing yourself in the neon lights of the colour therapy caves or basking under the rainforest shower in the rainforest pool, Deep Blue offers unique experiences for everyone.

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Ofuroya the Japanese Bathhouse, Collingwood

If you’re more into tradition, take a trip Ofuroya Japanese Bath House. Located in Collingwood, you’ll be able to experience Japan from the land down under. Take a dip the first and only traditional Japanese public bathhouse, and discover peace, solitude and relaxation that only the Japanese can provide.

Before your visit make sure to read up on the origin of Japanese bathhouses and take your experience and immerse into another country’s culture.

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Whether it be outdoor or indoor relaxation, time off to destress is a treat for everyone. Delve deep into mother nature or even Japanese culture, Victoria has you covered for all aspects of solitude and peace.

Book your places now and I can guarantee to you that you won’t regret it.