Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs – A luxury escape from Melbourne
Hidden among a bushland setting along the coast in Finegal, the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs are your luxury escape where you can relax and unwind just 90mins from Melbourne. With a range of over 30 experiences, a day spa and various wellness retreats, these award-winning hot springs can enjoyed by the whole family.
Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs, Melbourne
The Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs have been inspired by the bathing cultures, and hot springs all around the world. Founded in 1997 by two brothers Charles and Richard Davidson, the Peninsula Springs have become a place for Melbournians, and travellers to the city, to reap the benefits of the natural waters and minerals which come from the hot springs rising from 637 metres below the ground.
There are 2 main sections of the Peninsula Hot Springs to enjoy depending on who you are visiting with.
The Bath House – Perfect for all visitors including families
The Bath House is the most popular experiences for those who visit the Morning Peninsula Springs. It provides a social bathing experience which is open to all age groups,. If you are visiting the Peninsula Springs with kids, the Bath House is the perfect place to spend your day.
You can find 50 globally inspired bathing experiences. These include thermal mineral pools, a cave pool, foot and hand and foot baths, cold plunge pools, barrel pools for toddlers and even baby pools. There is also the iconic Hilltop pool with stunning 360 degree views of the region.
You can find lockers, change rooms, including family room’s and an onsite café serving meals, snacks, and beverages throughout the day. Note that the space isn’t pram friendly so you will want to leave it in the car.
Spa Dreaming Centre
A quiet and more relaxed setting, the Spa Dreaming Centre the Spa Dreaming Centre is perfect if you are on a couples or adults only getaway, but not if you are travelling with kids as it is designed for guests 16 years and older.
As we visited on a child free weekend, we were able to experience this blissful sanctuary and really get the most out of it. And it lived up to our expectations that’s for sure.
Experiences include the thermal mineral pools, massaging bamboo showers, traditional, and infared sauna, Zen Chi massage, hanging tree pods and poolside lounges.
There is also a unique wellness program to complete the ultimate well being experience which includes yoga, pilates, body clay, fire and ice; as well as bathe and dine packages which include breakfast, lunch, or dinner in the Spa Dreaming Centre Restaurant.
Tips for Visiting the Peninsula Hot Springs
Whether you are visiting for a couple’s getaway, a girls weekend, or a family day out we have put together some tips for visiting the Mornington Peninsula Springs below that will help:
Tips for all guests
- Book ahead, especially during peak season.
- Arrive early: During the early hours we had the place almost to ourselves, however toward lunch time and especially in the afternoon the bath house got quite busy.
- Parking is free onsite.
- To save money, bring your own towel and bath robe. You can hire them onsite if needed.
- You can hire lockers, otherwise pigeon holes are free.
- Stay overnight nearby – Check hotel prices here
Visiting the Peninsula Hot Springs Adults Only
- The Spa Dreaming Centre is only for 16 years and over and definitely recommend if you are on an adults only trip. It is much quieter, less busy, and there are no kids around so it takes your relaxation to the next level.
- Try out the wellness retreats which include a body clay workshop, fire and ice and more.
- Check out the bathe and dine packages which are great value.
Visiting the Peninsula Hot Springs With Kids
- The famous hilltop pool is only open for kids before 10am, so if you would like to experience those 360 degree views with kids best to get there at opening time. After 10am it is limited for guests 16 years and over.
- You can find the family change areas near the main entrance.
- Use the family bathing area which is close to the entrance if you go with kids, there are bathing barrels for young ones, and little baby baths as well.
- Don’t worry about water bottles, it’s just an extra thing to carry. Water fountains are everywhere.
- Bathers and nappies for the water are available to purchase.
Things to do in Melbourne for Families
The Mornington Peninsula Springs make a great day out for families. However if you are looking for a couple’s escape, even better. No judging here! While you are down South, make sure to check out our list of other Things to do on the Mornington Peninsula.
For more ideas check out our Melbourne for Kids page which features lots of different ideas! Make sure to follow us on Facebook, and Instagram, and join our What’s On For Kids in Melbourne Community group.
*Mornington Peninsula Springs hosted us for the day, however all opinions are our own. *This post may contain affiliate links, at no cost to you.