The natural thermal hot springs, which are set among native greenery, are a wonderful way to connect with nature. I hop from hot pool to hot pool and take the plunge in the refreshing cold-water pool. I also enjoy simply hanging out in the swinging ‘egg’ chairs and rocking gently in the hammocks under a ceiling of native trees. After 90 minutes of bathing bliss, I’m swept off to the Arabian Marquee for a rebalance treatment – a 60-minute full body massage and a 30-minute facial. The therapist starts by floating different natural oils past my nose – I connect with the relaxing a platter of chickpea, quinoa and asparagus fritters, Korean salad and seared kangaroo fillet. By the time I’m done, I’m completely revived for the drive back to Melbourne. The next day a friend remarks on how “fresh” I look. After a blissful experience like that, who wouldn’t? peninsulahotsprings.com searoad.com.au scent of the Synthesis Organics range, which is made in Byron Bay. By the time my therapist is done, my tired muscles and dehydrated skin feel entirely revived.
Spring to Life | by Lucy Siebert