Officially opening over the Melbourne Cup long weekend on Saturday the 29th of October, Metung Hot springs is thrilled to be opening its doors. Part of the renowned Peninsula Hot Springs group, these new mineral-rich bathing facilities in East Gippsland set in breathtaking surrounds, represent a new chapter in wellness for the area.
Currently open for bookings, guests can visit, bathe and stay. The thoughtfully designed complex features lush geothermal water bathing pools, massaging showers, architecturally designed sauna experiences, reflexology walks and bathing barrels with picturesque cliff-top views of Lake King. Nutritious all-day cafe service, comforting guest amenities and welcoming gift shop add to guest experience.
Several on-site accommodation options are available, including safari-style “glamping” tents with all the amenities of a 5-star hotel. There are private geothermal bathing barrels on balconies, feasts of welcome canapes, drinks and daily gourmet breakfasts, and overnight guest access to the full site for bathing.
Guests are able to participate in an authentic Larn’wa Aboriginal Lore wellbeing ritual, as well as native botanical spa experiences, to welcome and connect visitors to traditional lands. Nicole Moran, Metung Wellness Manager, says, “We are proud to be the first Larn’wa approved destination to offer exquisite treatments infused with ancient native botanical knowledge, to care for our guests.”
The idyllic 25-acre site includes wandering paths, 700 metres of pristine Gippsland Lake foreshore and an abundance of native flora and fauna. Guests may be lucky enough to spot an echidna, wallaby or wombat; or hear the delightful birdsong of a variety of native birds.
The project is funded by Metung Hot Springs with support of $1.5 million received from the Victorian Government’s Gippsland Tourism Recovery Package and $1.5 million received as part of the Australian and Victorian Governments’ Local Economic Recovery Program.
Also unique to offerings in the Metung Hot Springs’ vicinity is the nearby refurbished Metung Country Club, just 500 metres up the road. Featuring an updated clubhouse, slow-food menu and ‘one of the best 9-hole public golf courses in Australia’, the country club has a lot to offer golf lovers.
Metung Hot Springs bookings are now open, so visit metunghotsprings.com and start planning a tranquil escape.
By Sarah Panther