When your backyard combines World Heritage rainforests, islands, national parks and cosmopolitan capitals like Sydney and Melbourne, the chance that a world-class spa hotel proliferates is more than likely. In a tireless, incessant quest to compile the most therapeutic haunts in Australia, take a look at the best spa hotels in the country, if not the world.
The Darling Hotel Sydney
78 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, Sydney, NSW
One of Condé Nast Traveller‘s top sixty new hotels in the world, The Darling injects The Star casino development with a touch of subtle class. The Spa at The Darling has sixteen private rooms and treatments that range from caviar facials to hot stone massages.
Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat
124 Main Road, Hepburn Springs, VIC
A mere six hundred people dwell in tidy Hepburn Springs but the foremost natural mineral spa village 125 km from Melbourne is a tourist magnet. Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat is the best cure-all spot in town.
Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa Litgow
2600 Wolgan Road, Wolgan Valley, Lithgow, NSW
Relax, restore and rejuvenate on the border of UNESCO World Heritage majesty less than 200 km from Sydney.
Park Hyatt Sydney
7 Hickson Road, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
The top luxury hotel in Sydney is also the best spa hotel in the city – such is the general consensus on the Park Hyatt. The five-star property in The Rocks is a rare breed of urban wellness sanctum.
Mai Tai Resort Port Douglas
Lot 78 Rex Range Road, Cassowary via Port Doulgas, QLD
No resort wins more accolades in beautiful Port Douglas than the luxe Mai Tai. The plush spa property is Balinese bliss in Far North Queensland.
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
4038 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain, TAS
UNESCO World Heritage Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park provides the backdrop for the exquisite Waldheim Alpine Spa at Peppers Cradle Mountain. If you like your wilderness lodge with a dash of style and über-comfort, make a beeline for Tasmania.
Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa Snowy Mountains
1650 The Alpine Way, Crackenback, Snowy Mountains, NSW
One hotel in Crackenback offers a crackerjack spa. The Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa is a superlative gateway to all the outdoorsy fun on tap in the Snowy Mountains.
The Langham Hotel Melbourne
One Southgate Avenue Southbank, Melbourne, VIC
Melbourne’s best hotel delivers all the requisite luxury perks courtesy the Chuan Spa. The city’s model day wellness hub is on the verge of a makeover which will undoubtedly further cement it as a world-class hotel escape.
The Byron At Byron Resort & Spa
77-97 Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park, Byron Bay, NSW
Byron Bay has to make the cut, naturally, and thanks to the uncommonly elegant The Byron the beachside holiday five rules the hotel spa game.
I don’t know about you, but I feel like I need some vacation. 🙂