After a big night out with the ladies, sometimes all the green juice in the world just won’t cut it. When you want to rebuild, re energise and get ready for another night out on the town, you may just want to hide yourself away in your hotel room and wait until you’re feeling ready to fill up on a hearty meal and get back out there. The temptation of scrolling Instagram, binging on Netflix or raiding the mini-fridge may be strong, but we’ve got one sure-fire way that’s guaranteed to put a pep back in your step before you know it.
A day spa in Melbourne. For those preparing to tie the knot in Victoria or celebrating their hen’s in the southern state, you’ll be delighted to discover that there’s no better place to relax than in the beautiful city. It’s home to some of the most mesmerising spas, with a range of options to suit every style, preference and budget.
While you’ll be counting your lucky stars to discover all the incredible spas within driving distance of the city and lovely boutique spas right in the heart of it all, you’ll be even more delighted to hear that we’ve made your job of deciding even easier. We took it upon ourselves to trial everything on offer (a job we’d gladly do again!) so that we could bring to you all of the most tranquil, blissful oases that you can visit.
Dotted across the city and bordering onto more regional areas, these places are simply beautiful. They’re as diverse as they are memorable and will all leave you floating on a cloud as you walk back out of the door. So in the face of your wedding preparation, when you’re recovering after dancing until the sun came up the night before or you’re just looking for an opportunity to bond and relax with all your nearest and dearest – here are our top picks.
Breath out, relax your shoulders and read on to discover the top 5 Melbourne day spa venues.
Top 5 Melbourne Day Spa Venues
There is no better place to start than Peninsula Hot Springs. Found in the coastal tea-trees of Fingal, this day spa has been a key attraction for the area for years now. The relaxing facility is always development new experiences and refining their offering to ensure they remain one of Victoria’s best wellness destinations. Here, you’ll discover more than 50 difference experiences in a variety of tranquil settings. You may choose to let the mineral-packed natural geothermal spring water rejuvenate your achy joints or relocate to the Spa Dreaming Centre for a more peaceful and intimate experience. Plus, you can also visit the onsite café for a post-rejuvenation nourishing meal of choose or pack a picnic and set up under the umbrellas for an afternoon to remember.
Location: 140 Springs Lane, Fingal, VIC 3939
Found in the heart of Collingwood’s Stanley Street, Sense of Self will do exactly as the name suggests – give you a whole new sense of self. The place has a huge focus on self-love and self-care, with a bespoke range of treatments that are designed to have you looking and feeling your best self. The space itself is as dreamy as the treatments they offer too. The neutral tones and soft linens are paired with the soothing ambient music and warm staff, which makes you feel like you’re a world away from the hustle of the city – not just a 10 minute drive away. Step inside this divine bathhouse and your worries will simply drift away.
Location: 30 – 32 Easey Street, Collingwood, VIC 3066
Hepburn Springs is known by locals as spa country – and for good reason too. The entire region is like one big day spa, with relaxing venues found on almost every street. While the offering is diverse, the title for best spa almost certainly goes to Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa. Drawing rich waters directly from the natural source, this iconic bathhouse reconnects you with an array of mineral wellness experiences including indulgent 100% pure mineral baths and a range of bespoke wellness packages. The venue sits alongside a heritage listed Pavilion, serving delicious seasonal local produce or Devonshire tea with freshly made scones and jam. We weren’t kidding when we said they were the best of the best!
Location: Mineral Springs Reserve Road, Hepburn Springs, VIC 3461
The incredibly beautiful team behind Miss Fox are the go-to when it comes to all things pampering and relaxation. Their facials are literally the talk of the town – and we can totally see why! This Little Collins beauty salon offers all the crowd favourites like manis, pedis and facials, as well as some more indulgent and unique experiences. In fact, they’ll fix you up a totally unforgettable soak session faster than you can utter the words ‘bubble bath’. The 1001 Roses milk bath is our personal favourite, especially when you add in an in-tub scalp massage, champagne and macaroons. Sounds dreamy, right? It’s even better than your wildest dreams.
Location: 1- 3, 285 Little Collins St Melbourne, VIC 3000
It’s not your usual soak or steam session, but there’s a good reason why soak venues are growing in popularity and Gravity Flotation Centre is the perfect example. With locations in Northcote and Armadale, you can head on down to this place for your very first taste of a pod float. The sci-fi looking pods are filled with skin temperature water and Epsom salts, which makes the perfect combination for a deeply relaxing float. Most people book in for an hour long soak, but you can choose to float for up to two-hours if it’s been a particularly stressful few weeks.
Location: 559 High Street Northcote, VIC 3070