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Published July 30th 2018
Plenty of room to unwind
This week, the Mornington Peninsula's popular Peninsula Hot Springs unveiled their latest expansion for guests, including a new Bath House Amphitheatre as well as a variety of new well-being facilities for guests. While the official opening date is September, special guests were treated to a sneak peek of the new facilities.
The areas include a new staging area that is expected to see a range of performances including musical acts, cultural talks, yoga and well-being programs and more. The stage looks out over an open grassed area occupied with several geothermal pools that the venue is known for.
Peninsula Hot Springs has long since been a go-to destination for spa lovers and wellness seekers with its huge range of bathing areas and treatment facilities. Image: Mornington Peninsula Tourism
The new areas can be utilised for visiting guests as well as used for private events and include seven new pools, each fitted with underwater speakers so that guests can enjoy performances held on stage from their relaxing spot in their hot spring.
Also new to Peninsula Hot Springs is the fire and Ice experience where participants can enjoy time in the 30 person sauna sweating out toxins and improving their cardiovascular health as well as a dip in the ice cave, which includes deep freeze and cold plunge pools set at a frosty 4 degrees Celsius.
The practice, known as Cryotherapy, is believed to assist in reducing inflammation, improving sleep quality, increasing metabolism and more. Those super keen for the ultimate chill can even plunge into the minus 25 degrees Celsius pool or deeper benefits.
The new ice cave at Peninsula Hot Springs is just one of the new facilities available to guests. Image: Peninsula Hot Springs
The amphitheatre cafe will offer visitors a variety of dishes inspired by fresh, local and seasonal produce, much of which will be harvested directly from the venues three-acre food terraces and an underground mushroom cave.
The food offerings will be sourced from onsite food terraces and a mushroom cave. Image:Peninsula Hot Springs