Australia Spa Holidays

A spa trip can provide not only a romantic setting for couples, but also a relaxing way to unwind from the daily stress of life. If you only want to experience the best spa getaway you can find, stop looking and choose between the five top spa destinations in the world.

If you’re looking for romantic getaways with plenty of pampering and indulgence, then there are 2 main options open to you; booking into a hotel with a day spa onsite, or going the whole hog and staying at a health retreat or spa resort which offers spa treatments as part of an accommodation package. In the following paragraphs, we’ll be taking a look at some places to experience a pamper focused short break in Australia.


Daylesford and nearby Hepburn Springs are delightful Victorian spa towns just a short drive north of Melbourne. Initially made famous by the spa waters found in the area, these days Daylesford and Hepburn Springs are the centre of an entire health and wellness industry with days spas, pamper packages and beauty treatments of every imaginable type on offer. Combine this with the excellent local produce and some of the loveliest bed and breakfast, cottage and boutique hotel accommodation that you’ll find anywhere in the country and you have a weekend away to remember.

Gold Coast

Away from the glitz and bustle of Surfers Paradise, tucked away in tranquil pockets of the Gold Coast Hinterland, there is a calmer, more relaxing holiday option than the sun, sea and excitement of the coast. An increasing number of health retreats and spa hotels are opening up in the quiet hills of the Gold Coast where the beautiful scenery and balmy climate make lazing around enjoying massages and alternative therapies a very attractive option for couples looking to spend some quality time together. The Peppers group, Golden Door and Gwinganna are just some of the big names running spa retreats in the area and there are numerous smaller day spas dotted amongst the hills. Given the range of places to stay and the variety of holiday packages available it shouldn’t be too hard to find somewhere special to whisk your beloved off to.

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Byron Bay

Blissed out Byron Bay has always worn its passion for all things alternative firmly on its sleeve, so it should come as no surprise to learn that this gorgeous melting pot of a town, with its wonderful cafes and restaurants and vast array of accommodation is well-represented when it comes to days spas and spa resorts. Whilst the town of Byron Bay itself has plenty of beauty therapy and complimentary medicine practitioners, it is once again in the hinterland back from the glorious beaches that you find the best romantic escapes. Nestled in the peaceful hills are Bali inspired health retreats, exotic day spas and fabulous places to stay and be pampered to you and your partners total contentment.

Blue Mountains

To the west of Sydney, the Blue Mountains have stunning countryside and some of the chicest spa accommodation in Australia. Places like Lilianfels have been wowing guests with sublime food, divine accommodation and heavenly spa treatments for years, whilst the new Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort offers the last word in pamper packages with its state of the art environmentally sensitive rooms and deluxe day spa. Apart from these 2 big hitters, there are numerous other places which cater for romantic getaways with wellness treatments and indulgence being the main theme of your stay.