Silky Oaks Lodge, Mossman, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland
Australian day spa experiences you never knew existed
Lean into total bliss at Australia’s most unique and enriching day spas.
Among the many treasures of the Mornington Peninsula, you’ll find the heavenly oasis of Alba Thermal Springs and Spa. Weave your way through a collection of over 30 enriching thermal pools before easing yourself into the perfect waterhole. It might be tempting to spend your day spring-hopping, but the indulgent treatments available in the on-site spa are well worth taking a break. Think mineral clay wraps, alchemy facials and herbal massages.
It’s impossible not to feel at peace amid the Daintree – the world’s oldest rainforest, teeming with life and ancient history. Tucked beneath its canopy, Silky Oaks Lodge blends almost seamlessly with its surrounds. Delve into a day of pampering inspired by the wisdom of the local Kuku Yalanji people. Find your ultimate indulgence with the ‘Ulysses’ – a purifying mud bath and shower overlooking the rainforest canopy.
The energy that surrounds the sacred monolith of Uluru is unmistakable. Just visiting this spectacular place will leave you feeling deeply restored. After days spent learning about local Anangu culture, exploring national parks and searching for waterholes, slip into a robe for a luxurious treatment at Red Ochre Spa. Sample the spa menu from top to bottom with facials, massages and a fresh mani-pedi.
Nestled within Tasmania’s famous wilderness, you’ll find Waldheim Alpine Spa at Cradle Mountain Lodge. Allow the breathtaking mountain views to set you at ease, and commence a day of hot stone massages, restorative exfoliation and mud wraps. The only thing more relaxing than the rituals on offer are the spa sanctuaries. Enjoy a private room with your own sauna and an outdoor hot tub boasting exceptional views of the surrounding forest.
An exclusive coastal oasis, Lon Retreat in Victoria embraces the beauty of simplicity to create an utterly divine day spa experience. Three treatment rooms are lined with floor-to-ceiling views of the ocean and boast mineral water-fed soaking tubs. Bring your partner or your bestie along to soak up the ultra-luxe private mineral retreat for two, including a treatment of choice, DIY body scrub and clay mask.
Fittingly tucked within the hills of health-conscious Byron Bay is Gaia Retreat. It’s impossible not to feel at peace upon stepping through the property’s wooden archway. As one of the country’s most celebrated relaxation venues, it’s no surprise that Gaia’s signature day spa range is indulgent and refined. Begin with a Retreat Botanics Luxury Skincare facial and a Royal Ka Huna massage to the beat of gentle music, before releasing your stresses with a nourishing body polish.