The Peninsula Hot Springs' Latest Expansion Plans Include New Eco Lodges and Outdoor Massage Pods

Part of a $3.3 million investment via the Regional Tourism Investment Fund, the funding will also go towards building a new 24-hour relaxation and sleep lounge.
Libby Curran
October 17, 2022

Victoria's hot springs and wellness scene is eagerly awaiting the arrival of some huge new additions, including Alba Thermal Springs & Spa, East Gippsland's Metung Hot Springs and the luxe Aurora Spa & Bathhouse, opening soon within the Continental Sorrento. But one of the state's existing wellness destinations is also set to make some big improvements, with the Peninsula Hot Springs nabbing a cool $3.3 million investment to expand its accommodation and other facilities.

Announced last week by Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Steve Dimopoulos, the precinct has scored the funding boost courtesy of the Regional Tourism Investment Fund (RTIF). The money will be used to build a trio of new eco accommodation lodges, three outdoor massage pods and an undercover cafe dining space, as well as a new relaxation and sleep lounge in the Spa Dreaming Centre.

Complementing the Peninsula Hot Springs' onsite glamping facilities, which launched in late 2020, the new lodges will each feature a plush 60-square-metre suite complete with wifi, room service, a mini bar, and split-system heating and cooling. They'll also open out onto their own garden and private hot spring bathing pool.

Then, you've got the freestanding massage pods, immersed in the natural landscape near the precinct's accommodation offerings. They'll each be decked out with solar panelled roofing and hydronic heated flooring, ideal for private pamper sessions amongst the trees. Three pods are being built to start with, but there are plans to roll out 44 of them in total.

Meanwhile, the Spa Dreaming Centre will soon be home to a new multi-purpose 16-person lounge zone overlooking the natural surrounds and open 24 hours a day. It'll be used as a relaxation space, as well as playing host to performances, workshops and other events.

Part of the new funding will also go toward creating a new all-weather roofed dining area at the Amphitheatre cafe, to help ensure it's able to be enjoyed all year round.

The Peninsula Hot Springs' existing glamping accomodation.

For more details on what's coming to the Peninsula Hot Springs, see the website.

Published on October 17, 2022 by Libby Curran
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