About an hours drive from Melbourne is the Peninsula Hot Springs. I wasn’t sure what to expect from them but I’d heard it was one of the ‘touristy’ things to do when visiting Melbourne, and after living here for 18 months I thought I’d go along to check it out.
We arrived at the Hot Springs around 2pm, and despite what had been a shitty week for Melbourne weather (standard), luck was on our side as the sun came out for the day. I recommend booking a ticket in advance online as they can book up pretty fast especially over the weekend.
A lake, not to be mistaken for a hot spring pool
After getting changed, we made our way through to the first hot spring. The first thing I loved about this place was the natural setting – it’s almost like a little nature park, surrounded by trees, ponds and birds. It was a bit chilly at first but you soon warm up as you make your way around to relax in each pool. Although the pools were a little busy we still managed to unwind and relax.
Enjoying the bubbles – the non-alcoholic type unfortunately
The route around the Hot Springs area eventually leads you up to the hill top pool which has amazing views – I kind of felt like I was in The Lake District in the UK and not Australia!
The top hot spring – the view’s not bad either 😉
We stayed for about and hour or so, you could probably spend more time there if you wanted but it does get a little boring after a while. The hot springs are a top day out with the girls, or I reckon this would be a really nice place to go on a date 😉 I’ve heard they do special night sessions, which I would love to check out next time.