The ultimate destination for relaxation and rejuvenation, Peninsula Hot Springs boasts geothermal mineral springs bathing, spa services and dining venues. Surrounded by lush greenery, Peninsula Hot Springs is a massive playground for kids.
Peninsula Hot Springs has bathing pools containing geothermal water which has been heated naturally and emerged from the earth's crust to deliver delightful relaxation.
There are 20 pools including the family bathing pool, cave pool, hilltop pool with panoramic view of the meadows and hills. The family bathing area is at the bottom of the hill. It is a great place to let your hair down and spend some care-free, fun time with your family. In this area, the water is shallow and less hot than in the other pools. There are also kiddie pools to make the little ones delirious with joy. Take advantage of the double swing beds to lie down and family change rooms next to the family bathing area. Connect with your kids and join in some aqua fun.
If the kids are feeling adventurous you could try the Hamam and the Sauna. The Turkish steam bath (Hamam) is actually quite hot inside with steam fogging up the enclosed space. The wash-basins filled with cold water offer respite from the heat. After the Hamam, consider taking a dip in the cold plunge pool outside to cool down. Remember the cold plunge pool is quite deep, so only let kids into this pool if they are quite tall. Then head to the Sauna followed by a nice cool shower.
And when you start feeling the pangs of hunger, visit the Bath House Cafe next to the family bathing area and sink your teeth into gourmet pizza, tasty baked products and more. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available.
Things to note: Bookings recommended for non-peak times and essential for peak times. Drinking fountains are dotted all over the venue so no need to carry water bottles. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
-Wear a comfortable swimsuit and apply sunscreen.
-Babies need to wear waterproof nappies at all times.
-Aqua nappies can be purchased from the site.
-Spa Dreaming Centre has been designed for guests 16 years and older. This centre offers quiet areas, private and communal bathing options, spa treatments and a licensed café.
-Family bathing pool is at the bottom of the hill close to the entrance.
-Start your journey from the family bathing area at the bottom and make your way up the hill to the hilltop pool because the hilltop pool is hottest of all the pools.
-Children can enjoy the hilltop pool and the bathing gully before 10am. After 10am, the bathing gully and the hilltop pool are reserved for guests 16 years and over.
-Families with children can enjoy the remaining 14 thermal pools after 10am.
-You can bring your own towels and robes. There are options for towel hire for $5, robe hire for $10 and locker hire for $5.
-Adults must supervise children at all times.
-Parking is free.
-Once you arrive at the hot springs, you can remain here till closing.
-Peninsula hot springs is open 7 days a week
* Bath House 7am – 10pm
*Spa Dreaming Centre 8am – 9pm
*Phone reservations 8.45am – 6pm Monday to Friday, 8:45am
to 5pm Saturday and Sunday
Peninsula Hot Springs has scored multiple awards including the World Luxury Spa Awards and Hall of Fame Victorian Tourism Awards. It is located only 90 minutes away from Melbourne CBD. More important nuggets of information can be found here.
Children of all ages are welcome. Even infants face no barriers to visiting the hot springs. So take your little ones and come along for a fun day out with the family.