Australia offers an array of incredible spa retreats, in some of the most spectacular settings on earth. Discover some of the best luxury spa getaways through Adventure Passport. A country that lives as an active and outdoorsy lifestyle like Australia does is always going to be spoiled for choice when it comes to refreshing your body after the rigours of the daily grind. Australia's rugged landscape provides dramatic backdrops, and our nation boasts an abundance of highly qualified health and wellness professionals to match. Let's have a look at some of the finest places to freshen up in the land.
The Great Barrier Reef boasts an abundance of high-end hotels and resorts which all pride themselves on their spa offerings. Hayman Island's incredible One&Only is a resort that offers the best. In the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland, the Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat aims to make you feel as great mentally as you do physically.
In the Northern Territory, the Red Ochre Spa is befitting of its location in the world famous Sails In The Desert Hotel, overlooking Uluru in the heart of the Red Centre. Continuing across the Top End and into Western Australia, Broome's Cable Beach Club's Chahoya Spa claims to be "the perfect place to rejuvenate mind, body and soul." Further down the West Australian coast, the Injidup Spa Retreat looks out over the Indian Ocean from its spectacular location perched atop a cliff.
Kangaroo Island's Southern Ocean Lodge is another cliff-top resort that has come to be known around the world. The accommodation, like the island, is iconic, and the spa is a destination in its own right. Over the Bass Strait into Victoria a 90-minute drive from Melbourne brings you to the spa capital of Australia, the Daylesford region, which boasts over 80% of Australia's natural springs. The Mineral Spa and Salus Spa are but two of the many thermal spring-based retreats in the area.
The superb Bells At Killcare on the Central Coast of New South Wales is designed for those who want to be truly pampered, while the Tumbling Waters Retreat Spa boasts magnificent views out over the Pacific Ocean. Up in Byron Bay, the Gaia Retreat is exactly the sort of facility you'd imagine that Australia's most spiritual beachside town would offer.
That's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to health and wellness retreats and spas in Australia. From a pampering session in the city to week-long meditation courses in the outback, there is truly something for everyone. You can see why they call us the Lucky Country.