Wellness travel can seem like an oxymoron after a 19-plus-hour flight to Australia — but there’s something so luxurious about traveling for a great spa.
Here are a few worthy of your travels:
The Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
Located on the Gold Coast, the Gwinganna Retreat promotes relaxation and revitalizing wellness in the Tallebudgera Valley. A bit off the beaten path, the 500-acre expanse is perfect for active travelers. Guests can try qigong, a form of tai chi, or go out on an old-fashioned hike with views for miles. With 16 hiking trails and dance classes, feel free to indulge in healthy meals and refreshing beverages between exercise, active adventuring and endless Pacific vistas.
Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa
Over in Victoria, Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa offers more than 140 mineral springs and is a great stop, no matter how much time you have to spend. The spa first opened in 1895 and is one of the oldest in the country. With spa treatments, including massages, outside pools and private tubs — all boasting the mineral benefits of Victoria Springs — the bathhouse is a low-maintenance way to stop, relax and recharge.
Daintree Ecolodge and Spa
Looking for a bit of wildlife and wilderness? Daintree Ecolodge and Spa has both in spades. Located in the world’s oldest rainforest, in Tropical North Queensland, the Daintree Ecolodge offers an all-natural healing experience — one even approved of by the local Kuku Yalanji tribe. The spa is known for its Walbul-Walbul treatment, which uses desert salts and a variety of oils in a truly unique massage experience. The technique is derived from the location and only available at the spa.
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