Peninsula Hot Springs | Day Trip from Melbourne

Peninsula Hot Springs

Peninsula Hot Springs is one of the many hot springs present in Australia. After living in Japan for close to 4 years, hot springs (onsen) had become an essential part of any day trips or general outings. Naturally, when we moved to Australia, the first thing I knew I'd miss is onsen. Lucky for us, Peninsula Hot Springs is located just around an hour drive from Melbourne. We got to visit this luxury spa in December last year and totally loved the experience.

We didn't get to click much pictures as we wanted to just relax and have the best of the time at this beautiful place. Hence, you will not see much of my pictures; though, I will try to share some pictures from their website.

Peninsula Hot Springs was founded by two brothers, Charles and Richard Davidson in 1997. It opened its gates to public in June 2005. It is still undergoing continuous developments and addition of new features like accommodation to give you an even better sense of relaxing.

Peninsula Hot Spring sits on a hilly location with one of its pools at the hill top (wow). It is spread on a 42 acre site. Currently, there are 28 services at this facility, which include foot bath, hand bath, hot pools, reflexology walk, hamam, sauna, cave pool, etc. In addition to these, you can also opt for private baths if you fancy relaxing just on your own or with your loved one. They also have a myriad of massage options to choose from.

Peninsula Hot Springs

Peninsula Hot Springs


We visited the Peninsula Hot Spring around noon and relaxed in almost all of their pools. Our goal was to be able to witness sunset from the hill top pool. 😀 The pools look absolutely breathtaking at night amidst the wilderness.

Peninsula Hot Springs


Peninsula Hot Springs from Melbourne:

Distance: 97 km


  • By car (Mornington Peninsula Freeway and M1)
  • Public transport: From Melbourne, board Frankston line train for Frankston. Then board bus no. 788 to Rye. From there, call a taxi (phone 03 5981 to reach the Peninsula Hot Springs.
  • There are a couple of more options listed on their website, so definitely check that out.

Important Notes:

  • Pre-booking is essential at Peninsula Hot Springs. While booking you are given an option to select your arrival time. Make sure you reach at your respective time, not before or after that.
  • Carry your own towel, robe, swimsuit, water bottle, etc. You may get these on hire from the facility but it's always better to bring your own.
  • The facility has lockers available at an extra cost, so you can store your valuables and clothing.
  • Make sure you are not hungry or dehydrated before going in the pool. Try having a meal around half an hour before the bath.
  • Carry a water bottle and keep yourself hydrated throughout.
  • Do not spend more than 10-15 minutes at a time in a pool. If you wish to spend longer, then take a break and after 5-7 minutes, go back to the pool again.
  • Unlike Japanese onsen, you can carry your mobile phones to the pool and bath area. Make sure you carry those in proper water proof packaging and refrain from clicking other groups' pictures - basic etiquette.

That's all from my side about this beautiful hot spring. Have you been to Peninsula Hot Springs or any other hot spring? How was your experience? Share your stories in the comment section.

Have you been to Japanese onsens? How did you like those? Check out my posts on Japan here.

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