A good long soak in a warm mineral pool, a relaxing massage, lunch outside in the cool breeze by a trickling river - Sounds like a good way to spend a lazy weekend, doesn't it?
The towns of Hepburn Springs and its well known neighbour Dalesford have been cherished for their mineral springs for well over a century. Couples and singles alike flock here to soak away the stresses of the working week, and receive their bit of rest and relaxation.
At only an hours drive west of Melbourne, the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa is without a doubt a must for your next no-stress getaway.
Mineral waters drawn directly from the region's natural springs fill several indoor pools. The Bathhouse boasts two communal pools, where you can unwind with friends, or even take the kids for a soak. The adjoining Sanctuary, however, lives up to its name. Slip into the salt water relaxation pool, kick back in one of the spa recliners, or spend some time melting away in the steam room. And the best bit? No kiddies allowed.
And if your muscles still haven't loosened to your liking, slide into your soft white slippers, wrap yourself in your dressing gown and mosey on over to the day spa. The trained therapists will massage, wrap, scrub, bathe and treat you till your limbs are limp.
To top off the experience, head over to the Pavilion Cafe for an antipasto platter, or coffee and cake. Ah, bliss.
The Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa is open from 9am till 6:30pm daily. Near enough for a day trip, or just far enough to get away with staying the night in a nearby bed and breakfast, this little getaway is sure to relax and rejuvenate. Why not indulge yourself?