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Relax at the Peninsula Hot Springs

Relax at the Peninsula Hot Springs

[ 1 ] June 7, 2012

Visiting the Mornington Peninsula? Don’t miss a trip to the Peninsula Hot Springs for a spa experience that will take your breath away.

Relax in the hydrotherapy pools, work up a sweat in the sauna or retreat to the darkness of the cave pool to enjoy the tranquility. There’s even a hilltop hideaway (pictured) with 360 degree views across the countryside – perfect on a cold winter morning.

Hill-Top Pool - Peninsula Hot Springs - Australia

How it works

The natural spring water flows from an aquifer 637m below the ground. It rises to within 10m of the surface before getting pumped into over 20 pools across the complex.

It is this process that ensures the water remains a balmy 37C – 43C. The heat helps induce blood flow and sweating, both of which release toxins and assist the healing process. The springs also contain natural minerals such as bicarbonate, magnesium, potassium and sodium.

Best time to visit

Avoid the crowds and visit the hot springs Tuesday – Thursday. Better still, get here at the crack of dawn (or when it opens at 7.30am) to enjoy the peace and quiet. Fancy a moonlit dip? As the night draws in, the lights cast eerie shadows over the bubbling pools. What better way to spend a romantic evening?

Hot Springs by night - Peninsula Hot Springs, Australia

Prices

Early Bird prices (before 10am) vary from $15 to $20; standard prices vary from $20 to $35; and and kids prices vary from $10 to 20. Fancy an upgrade? Bathe in the tranquil Spa Dreaming Centre pools. Price includes use of a locker, towel and a fluffy white bath robe – a nice touch in the cooler months. Entry $50-$60 ($30 when you book in for a spa treatment).

Buy tickets online and don’t forget to check out the spa packages for more exclusive deals.

Nearby Accommodation

Nearby accommodation includes plush golf resort Moonah Links and the luxurious Hummingbird Eco retreat based in Red Hill, a 20-minute drive away.

Find out more information by visiting the Peninsula Hot Springs website or browse more fun things to do in Australia.

PICTURES Twelve Apostles - Great Ocean Road Australia - Fabulous Travel Guide

Visit the Twelve Apostles in Australia

[ 0 ] October 22, 2011

Planning to do the Great Ocean Road? Don’t miss the Twelve Apostles in Port Campbell National Park.

These magnificant rock formations were once part of the mainland but years of harsh weather conditions gradually eroded the limestone forming caves.

PICTURES Twelve Apostles - Great Ocean Road Australia - Fabulous Travel Guide

PICTURES Twelve Apostles - Great Ocean Road Australia - Fabulous Travel Guide

The caves eventually became arches and when they collapsed rock stacks up to 50m high were left isolated from the shore. Now they stand proud and are a major tourist attraction.

Viewing platform - Twelve Apostles Australia - Fabulous Travel Guide

Viewing platform - Twelve Apostles Australia - Fabulous Travel Guide

How to get there

You can reach the Twelve Apostles from the Great Ocean Road. If you go direct from Melbourne you’re looking at a 5-6 hour drive. We recommend a stopover in Lawn – a lovely little seaside town with a couple of hostels – so you can take your time and enjoy the views.

Best time to visit

Dawn! Get there as early as possible to avoid the throngs of tourist buses (trust us, there’s hundreds). It’s worth the early start we promise.

Looking for more things to do on the Great Ocean Road? Check out Point Addis and see our photo gallery for inspirational travel pics.

Enjoy the views from Point Addis on the Great Ocean Road, Australia

Visit Point Addis Marine National Park, Australia

[ 3 ] September 22, 2011

Planning to do the Great Ocean Road? Don’t miss Point Addis Marine National Park for spectacular views of Bells Beach and the surrounding reefs.

Take a moment to appreciate the sandstone cliffs and twinkling ocean before heading down to the beach for a spot of snorkelling.

PICTURE - Point Addis viewing platform - Point Addis Marine National Park Australia - Fabulous Travel Guide

Enjoy the views from Point Addis on the Great Ocean Road, Australia

90% of marine life here is found nowhere else, so keep your eyes peeled for sea squirts and stinging hydroids. Feeling energetic? Enjoy a stroll along the walking tracks (pictured above) or embark on a 5km hike to Bells Beach – a great little  surfing spot.

PICTURE - View of Bells Beach from Point Addis, Australia - Fabulous Travel Guide

View of Bells Beach from Point Addis, Australia

How to get to Point Addis

Point Addis is 1.5 hours away from Melbourne and about 10 minutes from Anglesea. Get more travel advice and tips by following us on Twitter. We always love to hear from you!

Melbourne best place to live - New survey ranks Melbourne no.1 place to live - Fabulous Travel Guide

Melbourne ranked best place to live in the world

[ 0 ] September 1, 2011

Melbourne is the ‘world’s most liveable city’, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.

The Aussie city was scored on political and social stability, crime rates, access to quality health care, cultural events, the environment, education and the standard of infrastructure.

Picture: Melbourne best place to live - New survey ranks Melbourne no.1 place to live - Fabulous Travel Guide

Melbourne best place to live - New survey ranks Melbourne no.1 place to live - Fabulous Travel Guide

It’s the first time in almost a decade of the global liveability survey that Vancouver hasn’t ranked as the best place to live.

Instead Vienna was ranked no.2; Vancouver no.3; Toronto no.4 and Calgary no.5.

Looking for more inspirational places to visit? South America is home to some of the world’s most diverse landscape. Need travel advice? Get in touch on Facebook!

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