The best day spa’s for the ultimate pamper session

Get ready to escape the bustle with a sumptuous spa experience. Or with a healing body massage. Or perhaps a session for two in a reinvigorating salt cave? Whether you’re dipping into some essential self care or looking for a special way to spend time with someone special, Australia has no shortage of incredible spa and wellbeing experiences. So sink into our top list and soak in the best day spas, steam rooms and wellbeing houses. 


Balmain Bathhouse

The Balmain Bathhouse is a great modern day spa. Image from Balmain Bathhouse.

Perfect for any pamper session, Sydney’s Balmain Bathhouse is a hidden gem offering a unique spa experience. Nestled in the vibrant harbourside suburb of Balmain, this spa combines traditional bathhouse elements with modern spa amenities. The beautiful steam rooms, jade sauna rocks and relaxation lounges also provide the perfect backdrop for couples looking to indulge in a romantic spa day. This Bathhouse will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Where to stay 

Conveniently situated in Sydney’s Inner West, The Quality Inn Sunshine Haberfield is a short 20 minute drive to Balmain as well as other popular attractions including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour, Royal Botanic Gardens, Olympic Park and the ANZ Stadium – as well as some of the best day spas New South Wales can offer.


Holism Retreat

The Holism Retreat at the Chadstone Hotel is a place you need to visit. Image from The Holism Retreat.

One of the leading day spas in Melbourne, Holism Retreat is an oasis known for its holistic and rejuvenating wellness treatments. Relax in a light therapy lounge, melt into a meditation massage therapy session or enjoy your invitation to innovative therapies like floatation tank sessions. There is a range of wellness packages to choose from, including the Day Out (which includes champagne, light therapy and restorative foot treatments) to the Nurture. Each package includes access to the rooftop pool.

Where to stay 

Relax with some of the best day spas in Melbourne on your doorstep – including Holism Retreat Chadstone – by staying at one of Melbourne’s many nearby accommodation options. You’ll find styles and tastes to suit all. 

Mooloolaba, NSW 

Salt Caves

There are so many benefits to salt caves. Image from Salt Caves Mooloolaba.

For a truly unique experience, head to Salt Caves in the coastal town of Mooloolaba. This therapeutic Himalayan salt cave is made up of salt rooms designed to promote relaxation and improve health. Experience an organic oil massage in the ambience of a salt room or take an infrared sauna as you breathe in the salt-infused air. If you’re looking for a couple spas in Mooloolaba, this unique spa is an ideal spot for some tranquility by the sea. 

Where to stay 

Experience modern resort-style apartment accommodation close to the Mooloolaba Salt Caves in the heart town at First Light Mooloolaba Ascend Hotel Collection. For stylish and unique accommodation by the ocean, Breeze Mooloolaba Ascend Hotel Collection also offers outstanding near the golden beachfront.


Bodhi Spa

Treat yourself to a relaxing day spa! Image from Bodhi Spa.

Tucked into the picturesque beachside suburb of Cottesloe, Bodhi Spa is an exquisite spa retreat that offers a holistic approach to relaxation. With seven appointed spa treatment rooms, two hydrotherapy spa baths, an infrared sauna, and a private relax lounge, you’ll discover an oasis of calm. Couples can also opt for side-by-side massages – the perfect place to unwind and definitely on the best day spa Perth list.

Where to stay 

Not far from Bodhi Spa Cottesloe, The Comfort Inn & Suites Goodearth Perth offers guests self-contained serviced apartments in Perth with a magnificent location by the Swan River, views from the rooms and a restaurant and bar.



Visit the Cinergee Day Spa in Launceston for an amazing chakra head massage. Image from Cinergee.

Cinergee day spa offers a unique and enriching Launceston experience inspired by global spa traditions. Home to signature spa experiences that blends chakra head massages with soothing herbal soaks and immersive hot tubs, you’ll leave this feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Don’t miss out on the floral foot soak, where essential oils are chosen to massage key reflex points.

Where to stay

A stay in the heritage-listed Quality Hotel Colonial Launceston is truly unique, offering the convenience of modern facilities coupled with the class and character of old ch

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