The Peninsula Hot Springs

I recently
went on a girls’ weekend getaway to Mornington Peninsula. It was a great couple of
days spent visiting restaurants, taking walks along the beach and of course,
visiting the famous Peninsula Hot Springs. This was my first time visiting the
Hot Springs, after years of hearing friends raving about it. As you know, I
love anything to do with spas and pampering so it’s a wonder I hadn’t tried to
go earlier. I ended up absolutely loving the whole concept of the Hot Springs
and am trying to find an excuse, any excuse to go back…

We arrived around
11:00am on a Saturday and I was surprised to find the place at full capacity already. Weekends
are a really popular time so it’s important to book, especially the private
bathing area. Upon arrival, we filled out the standard questionnaire and then
collected our robe, bath towels and wristbands. After changing, we stashed our
clothes and bags in the lockers and went off in hunt of our first pool.

We had
booked the private bathing area and I am so glad we did. There are many more
pools and it isn’t as busy as the public bathing area.

We spent
about an hour soaking in the hot springs, which was heavenly and really helped
to relax all of my tight muscles. It did get hot, really hot but that’s because
we had chosen the hottest pool (silly us). We found another cooler one and
happily sat there.

After that
we headed off to our next activity- massages! I had booked in for the yinga massage, which is based on ancient Aboriginal rituals. I honestly just booked
it because it seemed the least ticklish. It was a full body, hour long massage
which felt so good, but also painful at times (strange too- at one stage the therapist punched the heels of my feet, hard. Odd but strangely invigorating!). My therapist was excellent and
really helped to knead out all of the knots in my shoulders and back.
Afterwards, we relaxed in the spa waiting room and then headed off to the café for
a tea and snack.

This was
probably the best part of the day- sitting in a public area in a robe, sipping
tea. I felt completely at home! In fact, I think more cafes should adopt this excellent concept. I was so relaxed by this stage, in
the way when your limbs feel like jelly. I think we stayed for around three
hours, just snacking on cakes (which were delicious by the way) and chatting.

The Hot
Springs are a great way to spend the day relaxing and getting away
from the outside world. Besides bathing, the Hot Springs offer massages, facials
and dining and there are also a range of packages to choose from. It is the ultimate girls weekend  in my opinion! 

Have you
visited the Peninsula Hot Springs?

xo Roxane

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