Located in Hepburn Springs, Victoria, in the middle of the largest concentration of mineral springs in Australia, the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa have long been providing a diverse range of soothing hydrotherapies. Using the mineral-rich waters unique to the area, Hepburn Bathhouse offers luxurious and traditional wellness experiences for those desiring a soothing spa day.
Hepburn Springs is situated near Australia’s Great Dividing Range. Extinct volcanoes are prominent geological features of this region and contribute to the healing nature of the water here that flows freely.
Locals can attest that the water bubbling up from the underground aquifers tastes different depending on the spring it springs from. You can taste for yourself too! There are five springs to sample from:
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Bring your thirst and empty bottles; the healing and rejuvenating water is unlimited and free. Let’s explore the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa and learn why people flock here to soak in the therapeutic waters.
Mineral Water Soaking Pools
The iconic Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa, established in 1895, is nestled in the “heart of Australia’s spa country”. There are several options for a therapeutic soak in water drawn directly from springs and heated for optimum relaxation and comfort:
- Bathhouse Mineral Bathing– This is a communal bathing experience where you can soak in the Mineral Relaxation Bathing Pool in healing water heated to 34ºC (93.2ºF) or the Spa Pool where you can enjoy circulation stimulation in swirling water at 35ºC (95ºF).
- Sanctuary Mineral Bathing– after relaxing in the Bathhouse Pool and Spa, the Sanctuary offers an Aroma Steam Room, Spa Couches, Salt and Magnesium Pool, Cool Down Pool, Creekside Pool, and the Mineral Hammam- a sauna-like experience.
- Private Mineral Bathing– choose from three unique rejuvenating baths: the Magnesium Mineral Bath, Royal Moroccan Milk Bath, and the Thermal Mineral Mud Bath.
The Bathhouse and Spa also features a host of other spa experiences, from massages to water steam therapy.
If you want to stay on-site, you can book at the Hepburn Spa Retreat (affiliate link) or the Hepburn Springs Estate, both designed with your ultimate comfort in mind and very accommodating.
The Hepburn Spa Retreat (affiliate link) offers 10 lovely villas overlooking the brushlands. Accommodations have heat and air-conditioning, a kitchen and fireplace. It comes complete with car parking and 24-hour access.
The Hepburn Springs Escape (affiliate link) provide guests 75 square meters of upscale space to relax. A double-side gas log fireplace sets the mood, along with the double spa bath and double shower. Your own balcony will open up to Spring Creek flowing by.
When you find yourself hungry after soaking away your troubles, visit The Hepburn Pavilion, a delightful eatery in an Edwardian heritage-listed building built in 1908. The Pavilion serves a brunch and lunch menu every day and is known for its Devonshire Tea, coffee, or tea served with scones, berry jam, and double cream.
A visit to Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa is a delightful way to relax and unwind. The bathhouse, overlooking Spring Creek surrounded by lovely and lush views of native bushland, is truly an unforgettable and therapeutic experience.
Nearby Activities in Hepburn Springs
When you are taking in the sights in the village, stop by the Hepburn Springs Brewing Co., opposite the Hepburn Springs Mineral Reserve, for a taste of locally made limited reserve brews, or visit farmer’s markets nearby in Daylesford held on Sundays. The Palais-Hepburn is your ticket to live entertainment, a lounge bar, a wine bar, and casual dining.
For a truly unique lodging experience in the area, consider Cozy Tents, glamping at its finest in an “off-the-grid luxury campsite” featuring Classic Tents or Luxe Tents expertly decorated and positioned to showcase the natural beauty of the area.
Nearby the township is the Wombat State Forest, home to three inactive volcanoes and the headwaters for six rivers and unique flora, fauna, and fungi.
Surrounding Hepburn is the Hepburn Springs Mineral Reserve, created in 1865 to protect the area’s natural springs. Besides visiting the springs, you can hike the rim around the inactive volcano crater of Mount Franklin. Camping here is an option, and there is room for campers and caravans. The camping sites are first-come, first-served, and free.
Hepburn Springs is located 112 km (70 miles) northwest of Melbourne in the state of Victoria. Check out the getting here page for more accurate and detailed directions to the Bathhouse and Spa.
Address: Mineral Springs Reserve Rd, Hepburn Springs VIC 3461, Australia
Phone: +61 3 8727 8901