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Metung’s Lush 25-Acre Hot Springs And Day Spa Is Officially Open For Business

By Simon Cassar

A person in a swimsuit in nature near a bathtub.

Bringing a bit of self-care to the Gippsland region, Metung Hot Springs is the latest geothermal hot spring destination to grace the state. Led by Rachel and Adrian Bromage alongside Charles Davidson (founder of Peninsula Hot Springs) the all-new venture is an expansive wellness locale. 

Metung Hot Springs has been designed to be a more intimate, secluded experience compared to its Peninsula counterpart. The 25-acre site features a full range of geothermal bathing pools split between two sections; the bathing valley and the hilltop escarpment, both provide sensational vistas of the surrounding native bushland and the neighbouring Gippsland Lakes. 

Speaking with Madeleine Preece who heads up communications for Metung Springs she described the allure of the Gippsland region, "it's a pretty untapped region, you can be up at the snow in Mount Hotham, surfing at 90-mile beach and then be in a thermal pool all in the same day, it's quite remarkable." 

There is a slew of different pools on offer all differing in depths scattered throughout, massaging showers, a reflexology walk, saunas as well as geothermal bathing barrels positioned with views of the lagoon. 

The springs were first discovered in the region back in 1920 during an oil excavation, "unfortunately they didn't find oil but they did find 40-degree geothermal water," laughs Madeleine. 

The day spa features a full range of wellness experiences and treatments which incorporate authentic Larn’wa Aboriginal Lore wellness rituals and native botanical spa creations.

There is a range of accommodations on site with even more to debut with future projects. The foremost stay to lock into now is the lagoon glamping tents, each equipped with a king-size bed, and ensuite, as well a balcony that overlooks the water with two bathing barrels.

If there wasn't enticement, just 500 metres from the springs you'll find the country club and premium 9-hole golf course, they're sure to add that extra incentive for a spa getaway.  

Metung Hot Springs is taking bookings and is officially open for bathing.  Head over here for more info. 

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Image credit: Metung (supplied)

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