Best day Spas in Melbourne
Treat yourself to a pamper session in one of Melbourne’s top three day spas.
Not only does Melbourne have great coffee. The southern city has sublime day spas. Vogue gives a nod to two in the city and one in the country. Now relax.
MELBOURNE’S ECO-LUXE SPA
Aurora Spa Retreat, The Prince Hotel, 2 Acland St, St Kilda.
With a commitment to the environment and a penchant for premium quality ingredients, the treatments at Aurora Spa Retreat are good for the body, soul and planet. Housed in one of Australia’s leading boutique hotels, The Prince Hotel in St. Kilda, Aurora is modern, chic and filled with an abundance of warm light. With a wealth of treatments to choose from (some last for 30 minutes, others go on for days), Vogue’s pick is the honey-based Guku Cocoon treatment. A one-hour treatment that includes a stimulating grapefruit body and facial cleanse and mask, and a nourishing hair treatment, it will energise and get your skin summer-ready. Continue your experience long after the treatment is over with their paraben-, sulfate- and synthetic fragrance-free Aurora Spa Rituals products available from Mecca Cosmetica.
THE NATURAL MINERAL SPRING SPA
Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa, Mineral Springs Reserve Road, Hepburn Springs.
A must for stressed-out city folk, Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa has been offering bliss in a mineral bath since 1895. Recently renovated and set amongst a lush landscape 90 minutes from Melbourne, the spa offers a variety of masks, wraps, massages and our favourite, water therapy. Known for increasing circulation and soothing sore bodies, take a dip in the ultra-modern Salt Therapy Pool then indulge in the Thermal Purification wrap. A 90-minute blessing, your body is delicately exfoliated with crushed almonds and minerals then wrapped in Hungarian herbal mud with paprika, sage and cinnamon. Expect to leave feeling upbeat and revived.
THE CITY ESCAPE
One could easily confuse the Park Hyatt’s Day Spa with the Roman pool and surrounds at the majestic Hearst Castle in California. With its domed ceiling, sandstone colonnade, mosaic mural and 25-metre edgeless pool, Park Club is pure luxury. Make sure you experience their signature facial using products from the great Barcelona-based beauty brand, Natura Bissé. We can’t go past the three-hour Pure Indulgence Package: an invigorating bamboo body scrub followed by a relaxing massage, Advanced Performance Facial, then a light meal in their beautiful sunning area. Located right in the heart of Melbourne, this is the perfect palatial city escape.