Australia is a land filled and surrounded by magical waters from the Gold Coast to beautiful Alpine Lakes to the Coral Sea and numerous other lakes, oceans and rivers that make Australia a stunning place. An underrated Australian water gem is their natural hot springs. Natural hot springs and other types of spas, saunas, hot tubs, mineral waters and stream rooms can be used as a homeopathic way to treat depression, insomnia, sore muscles, stress and headaches. By promoting relaxation and circulation natural hot springs can relieve pain and stress. Some of the minerals found in natural hot springs like sulfur and magnesium are said to stimulate the immune system. With so many great benefits, let’s look at 3 hot springs you should visit:
Peninsula Hot Springs
The nice thing about the Peninsula hot springs are that they are a mere hour and a half away from Melbourne in Victoria and are separate from the public hot springs nearby. Hot mineral water from beneath the ground flows into pools and private baths that overlook the seaside. The hot pools are scattered among leafy trees and there are many places to lay out and relax. As an added bonus to the facility many visitors also receive massage treatments. For more information visit; Peninsula Hot Springs.
Witjira- Dalhousie Springs
For travelers who are looking for an authentic hot spring experience the Witjira- Dalhouse Springs are the place to go. The Dalhousie Springs are in a remote area of the Witjira National Park on the western fringe of the Simpson Desert, 180 kilometres northeast of Oodnadatta in northern South Australia. The springs are collection of more than 60 natural artesian springs with temperatures ranging from 38- 43 degrees. To enter the park you need a permit and parts of the park feature amenities like camp grounds, picnic areas and showers.
Hastings Caves State Reserve
The thermal pools at the Hastings Caves State Reserve are an added bonus to the overall experience of the incredible caves. The park is located 104 south of Hobart in Tasmania. The cave is the largest dolomite cave in Australia. The rich forests, natural hot spring and caves will make you feel like you’ve entered a different world. For more information visit; Hastings Caves State Reserve.