Australia’s Best Luxury Spa Escapes
From bushland hideouts to beach-side pampering, indulge Down Under with these incredible pick of retreats…
Feature: Kathryn Lewsey
The Byron at Byron, Byron Bay
As iconic as Byron Bay itself, this tropical escape is set in a lush 18-hectare rainforest. From relaxing massages to skin-soothing facials, this gorgeous spa offers an array of treatments, while the inviting infinity pool is ideal for cooling down. And with yoga classes, guided rainforest tours and a mouth-watering farm-to-plate menu, you’ll find it tough to ever leave.
Harmony Harvest, Tasmania
For a spiritual experience in beautiful Tasmania, you won’t beat this health-focused resort. Developed by energy healer Ami Nakamura, the spa has organic stress-reducing massages and personalized energy experiences; while the menu consists of fresh, delicious detox meals. There’s even a five-day retreat if you’re in serious need of switching off.
Hepburn Bath House and Spa, Victoria
Located in Victoria, this boasts a vast selection of classic spa treatments that are bound to reduce any tension or worries. Not stopping there, its traditional communal bathhouse is there to rehydrate and oxygenate the body. And after all that relaxing, you can snooze at one of the super-luxurious villas, which come complete with bushland views and a peaceful mood.
Gwinganna, Tallebudgera Valley
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If you’re seeking a serious detox, look no further than this Gold Coast-located resort. Focusing on organic living and a healthy lifestyle, the team are so passionate about their ethos that cigarettes, alcohol and food are all banned from the property. Instead, you can tuck into their nutritious meals designed especially to improve digestion and help the body. There’s also a whole host of spa treatments and stress-busting activities to keep you busy.
Injidup Spa, Margaret River
Secluded beaches, breathtaking views and private pools – sounds like the perfect setting, right? Heading west to the famous Margret River wine region, this 10-villa spa offers utter luxury amid coastal surroundings. Alongside a selection of pampering treatments, there are yoga classes and surf lessons to enjoy. Plus, each guest receives a delicious brekkie hamper when checking in – it’s the little things!
Crown Spa, Melbourne
Right in the heart of Melbourne, this beauty serves as the perfect escapism from hectic city life. Complete with seriously lavish décor and excellent service, the tranquil vibes will instantly banish any of life’s little worries and leave you feeling super-chilled. Experience sheer bliss with a gorgeous La Prairie facial or their exclusive caviar body treatment, before unwinding in the pool.
Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is famed for its gorgeous natural scenery and extensive wildlife, so what better way to experience these delights than vacayin’ at this stylish modern lodge? Looking over the ocean, this sleek stay is ideal for checking out the picturesque landscapes and Australia’s famous wildlife. And when the exploring is done, kick back and enjoy an indulgent spa treatment before spending the night at one of their extravagant suites.
Qualia, Hamilton Island
Forming part of the famous Whitsunday islands, Hamilton Island is an exotic and stunning location, priding itself on glorious golden beaches that are fringed by the Great Barrier Reef. Qualia’s prime location and super luxe accommodation is ideal for switching off, while the quality spa menu has been designed to calm both the mind and body. Not stopping there, they offer sailing, snorkelling and even personal boat beach drop-offs. We’re sold.