5 most luxurious day spas in Australia

Bryon Bay by Mike Lehmann
Bryon Bay by Mike Lehmann

For sheer indulgence and pure pampering, an outing at a day spa can do magical things for the body and mind. Relaxing and rejuvenating can detox and de-stress and is actually essential for good health and wellbeing. There are many specialised treatments at luxurious day spas and experienced staff will determine which is best for you. From the moment you enter a deluxe day spa, you will be transported into a state of total bliss.

Gaia Retreat, Byron Bay, New South Wales

This unique retreat takes inspiration from nature. Immersed in the rolling hills of the hinterland, this is the perfect place to get fit, detoxify and de-stress. This is a place of reconnection; with you and nature. Here you will find inner peace and serenity. Facilities for men and women include massages, organic meals, body polishes, body masques, facials, a steam room and much more.

The Lake House, Daylesford, Victoria

As you wander along the cobble stone pathways beneath the age old trees, you will find serenity at this peaceful oasis. You can indulge in a private treetop mineral circular spa, set high up in a secluded cabin. Also on offer are Pregnancy Packages, Total Time Out for Men or Total Time Out for Two. Body treatments here are blissful and therapeutic.

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, Gold Coast, Queensland

Set in the hinterland with valley and ocean views, this luxurious spa aims to promote a healthier lifestyle through wellness programs. With 33 custom designed treatment rooms, this is the largest spa sanctuary in the southern hemisphere. Accommodation ranges from plush villas to heritage houses. Facilities include a lap pool, gym, amphitheatre and tennis court. This retreat will nourish your spirit and soothe your mind.

Authenticity Spa Resort, Port Elliott, South Australia

Located one hour’s drive south of Adelaide, this luxuriously serene spa with a Mediterranean influence, uses pure traditional treatment to rejuvenate and relax the mind and body. Only bio dynamic and organic produce is used in their cuisine. Treatments include aromatherapy, remedial, steam baths and mud wraps. With Eastern inspirations in the fragrant oils and scents, you can take a Cleopatra milk bath, try the Indian Step Qi Balm Massage or the Chinese Step Sublime Body Wrap.

Waldheim Alpine Spa, Peppers, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Surrounded by virgin rainforest in Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage area, lies this luxury spa at Cradle Mountain. All products used are Tasmanian or Australian made. There is also a treatment centre with a therapeutic retreat. With fresh clear mountain streams and soaring King Billy pines, this is absolute luxury in the wilderness. Power boosting facials will awaken the senses and hot tubs and cool plunge pools will invigorate blood flow and circulation.

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

A retreat to a luxurious day spa is therapy for a tired body and soul. This is a sensory experience that you cannot afford to indulge in. The end result will leave you rejuvenated and relaxed. You may find a new inner peace and serenity that you have not felt for some time. For assistance in organising your perfect luxurious spa getaway, contact Flight Centre Australia. Day spas are for everyone. They are ideal couples, pre or post pregnancy, in the lead up to a wedding, for a girly weekend away or simply to pamper yourself.