Seek restoration and relaxation with a dip at this historic, heritage-listed bathhouse.
May 26, 2020
Drive 90 minutes northwest of the city, and you'll find the suitably-named town of Hepburn Springs, home to Australia's largest and oldest concentration of rejuvenating mineral springs. Since 1895, Australians have been travelling here to immerse themselves in the rich, remedial waters. But, to properly experience what the area has to offer, your best bet is to head to the historic and luxurious Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa.
Amble through this beautifully-restored bathhouse, built back in 1895. Ranging from 33–40 degrees, guests can wander through underwater spa couches, hydrotherapy pods, a mineral hammam, an aroma steam room and several kinds of pools, including one for salt therapy and another for outdoor bathing.
There's a strong connection to nature and the outdoors throughout this dreamy spa, with all pools carefully constructed so the surrounding native bushland is visible everywhere.
Plus, there's a pavilion cafe that has been serving up goodies to visitors since 1908 (the Devonshire Tea and scones is highly recommended). The original, heritage-listed bathhouse is now home to a day spa with private mineral baths, steam therapies and massage options.
Once you've bathed, try drinking the water: four different springs are dotted around Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve along a gentle 30-minute loop.
You can also extend your stay by booking into one of the newly-renovated wellness villas, a private sanctuary overlooking the surrounding bushland complete with plush furniture, oversized marble spa bath, king bed, yoga mats with guided videos and an indulgent fireplace.
Updated July, 2023.
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