You don’t have to travel to an exotic destination to enjoy the delights of visiting a hot spring. Australia has some of the best mineral hot springs in the world, so why not discover your closest one today?
Victoria – Peninsula Hot Springs, Mornington Peninsula
The Peninsula Hot Springs in Rye, on the Mornington Peninsula, just one-and-a-half hours from Melbourne, draws visitors from all over the world. With 25 pools and private baths ranging from 37°C to 43°C, this is the perfect place to take to the water and warm up this winter.
Queensland – Innot Hot Springs, Atherton Tableland
Located in Far North Queensland, the Innot Hot Springs are a big drawcard for European travellers. Visitors are able to camp in the area, swim in the local pools or pay to use local soaking houses.
South Australia – Dalhousie Springs, Witjira National Park
One of Australia’s most remote hot springs, the Dalhousie Springs are located on the edge of the Simpson Desert in remote South Australia. The area has an abundance of wildlife, and you can camp in the area, although you’ll need a Desert Park Pass to do so. The waters are a warm 37°C.
New South Wales – Sparadise, Blue Mountains
For a taste of Eastern luxury, Sparadise, in the Blue Mountains near Lake Lyell, is a privately owned Japanese bathhouse and day spa. It is only open to the public on Fridays and weekends – weekday visits are by invitation only from the owner. A weekend three-hour pass will allow you access to hot and cold spring spas, as well as the herbal steam bath and Japanese zen garden.
Tasmania – Hastings Caves State Reserve
A short, one-and-a-half hour drive south of Hobart, the Hastings Cave State Reserve is home to an amazing thermal springs pool. A fresher swim than some of the other springs, at 28°C this pool is still very inviting. The area contains a picnic area, barbecues, a shower and change facilities.
Western Australia – Zebedee Springs, El Questro Wilderness Park
Located in the Kimberley, Western Australia, the Zebedee Thermal Springs sit at temperatures between 28°C and 32°C. The springs are a natural oasis and are surrounded by palm trees, cliffs and a million-acre national park. What more could you want from one hot-springs experience?
Northern Territory – Mataranka Hot Springs, Elsey National Park
Just 110km north of Katherine, the Mataranka Hot Springs are a popular attraction. With warm waters of 34°C, you can lounge for hours, or visit the slightly quieter Rainbow Springs nearby to get away from the crowds on weekends.