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The Best, Most Luxurious Hotel Spas In Australia

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While it’s tempting to cross oceans to head to a Hollywood celebrity-endorsed health retreat, we’re spoilt for choice with lavish hotel spas right here in Australia.

Whether you’re a city slicker looking for a prime location and treatments to help you forget about your last traffic-filled Uber drive, or a mountain escape with rainforest massages and nothing but greenery is your cup of tea, here, the best hotel spas the country has to offer.

Side note: No judgement if by slide two you’re filling in an annual leave form.

Crown Metropol Isika Spa

Crown Metropol Isika Spa, VIC

Set 27 floors above Melbourne’s CBD, Crown Spa comes complete with chakra-balancing massages, a high-rise pool, gym and sauna, and, wait for it, anti-ageing facials.

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The Langham Sydney

The Langham, Sydney, NSW

Here you’ll find a lavish day spa, filled with packages such as ‘Volcanic Rebalance’ and ‘Champagne and Gold Indulgence’, a health club and an indoor heated pool, which belongs on Instagram.

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Emirates ONe&Only Wolgan Valley

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, NSW

If peace and tranquility is what you’re after, we’re guessing a 7,000-acre conservation reserve, surrounded by cliffs and canyons, sounds about right. Therapies are holistic and organic, with options to choose from ‘stress and burnout’, ‘rebalance’, ‘detox’, ‘baby moon’, and ‘mankind’ programs.

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The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa

The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa, NSW

Located in a 25-hectare tropical haven, the spa offers site-specific treatments such as the ‘rainforest respite’ and botanical facials.

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The Darling Spa

The Darling Spa, The Star, NSW

With 11 treatment rooms, exclusive couples suites, a Moroccan Hammam chamber, a steam room and a jacuzzi, there’s no wonder The Darling is renowned for being one of Sydney’s most lavish spas.

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One&Only Hayman Island

One&Only Hayman Island, QLD

While we’re pretty sure this photo is all the convincing you need, as well as massages in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, the resort offers rainforest massages, 12 treatment suites, a dry heat sauna and a cool plunge pool.

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Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa

Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa, VIC

Stop everything: The Hepburn Bathhouse currently has a ‘Chocolate Indulge Ritual’, which means this is exactly where you need to be for Easter. Haven’t got a sweet tooth? Opt instead for a wellness mineral bath, spa steam therapy or a botanical rescue treatment.

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Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa

Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa, NSW

Located on the border of Kosciuszko National Park in the Thredbo Valley, Lake Crackenback is surrounded by snowy mountains, with spa treatments inspired by nature.

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Park Hyatt Sydney

Park Hyatt Sydney, NSW

Situated on the Sydney harbour, with unparalleled views, Park Hyatt comes complete with native clay and hot oil massages, thermal mineral body scrubs and ginger renewal spa cocoon.

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Cradle Mountain Lodge

Cradle Mountain Lodge, TAS

Ranked in Lonely Planet‘s Top 10 Most Extraordinary Places To Stay, Peppers Cradle is the ultimate escape. The Waldheim Alpine Spa not only overlooks the Tasmanian forest, but is filled with a steam room, sauna, hot-tub and cool plunge pool.

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Saffire Freycinet

Saffire Freycinet, TAS

This five-star retreat offers a world-class, full-service spa and health club, filled with personal yoga classes, meditation, and packages filled with holistic treatments.

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Southern Ocean Lodge

Southern Ocean Lodge, SA

Located on Kangaroo Island, atop a secluded cliff and stunning, rugged coastlines, Southern Ocean Lodge exudes luxury. The spa menu includes Kodo Island rock massages, ‘Sea Spirit’ facials, and a Ligurian Honey and Almond wrap.

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