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10 Of WA’s Best Outdoor Baths & Hot Tubs To Soak In

By Olivia Di Iorio
11th Jan 2021

Yes, okay, international and even interstate travel is still looking a little dicey at the moment, but that shouldn’t stop you from planning your next 2021 escape. 

There are plenty of bucket list adventures in WA to check out, but if you’re just looking for a boujie little moment to yourself, you can’t beat a soak in an outdoor bath or hot tub, and thankfully WA has some absolute beauties.

From down south to the north west, read on to discover 10 of the best outdoor baths and hot tubs in Western Australia.

North

Treehouse Broome

From $240 a night, this treehouse is perfect for those searching for a winter escape to the warm and sunny Broome. A boab tree is the focal point, making the outdoor living area pretty spectacular. Linked by a shaded deck and outdoor kitchen, the treehouse also showcases antiques, collectables and unusual art pieces throughout the rooms. Inside you’ll find two luxurious bedrooms, with one revealing a secluded outdoor bathroom surrounded by greenery so you can bathe under the stars. Could it get any more romantic?

Berkeley River Lodge

This air-conditioned private retreat which looks out onto the Kimberely coast boasts its own open air outdoor bath and shower with extravagant natural views. A perfect getaway for a couple, this one-bedroom stay includes modern features to ensure a relaxing time. 

Pender Bay Escape

Located about 190km from Broome, this Aboriginal owned and operated Pender Bay Escape campsite is like no other. There are 11 campsites with ocean views, as well as air-conditioned accommodation options, but the real statement feature of this site is the outdoor bath which looks out onto the ocean and rugged natural landscape. A must stop for your north west adventure. 

El Questro Homestead 

This Kimberley retreat is the ultimate luxury getaway. With sweeping views of the incredible landscape, at this stay, you can enjoy the pool, a game of tennis, and bask in the air conditioned room alongside a self-serve bar. When booking, be sure to choose the cliffside retreat with the incredible outdoor bath, allowing you to bathe as you look out on the natural landscape from your cliff accommodation. The cost per night is definitely pricey, but totally worth it. 

Central

Amaroo Retreat

Amaroo Retreat & Spa in Mount Helena is everything our tired, weary souls need. Tucked into the stunning foothills of the Darling Scarp, the retreat offers a whole lot of seclusion among the flora and fauna of the Perth Hills bushland. Set on 55 acres, the property boasts luxury chalets kitted out with all of the good stuff. Each offers tranquil views of trees, luxurious bathrooms with double showers, free in-house movies and beautiful verandahs complete with outdoor baths.

Blu Peter Penthouse

For a central escape, this incredible one-bedroom home in North Coogee is perfect for a romantic getaway or self-love holiday. From $400, this modern beachy penthouse is located right along the water, and with an incredible deck fit with a fireplace, outdoor eating area, and lounge you can get to really enjoy the blue view. The best bit is the outdoor jacuzzi where you can sit back with some bubbles and watch the sun set over the ocean right in front of you. 

South

Nannup Eco-Friendly Retreat 

From $345 per night, you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head down to this retreat. Able to fit up to nine guests, this stay is surrounded by bushland and a nearby swimming hole (complete with a jetty and rope-swing might we add). After a dip in the swimming hole, grab a book and a glass of bubbles and head to your outdoor bath for an arvo soak sesh. 

The Edge Retreat

Overhanging a granite ridge, this two-bedroom retreat located in Lower Chittering looks over the gorgeous valley with little to obstruct your views. From $400 a night, this secluded stay shows off two rustic outdoor baths where you can soak in the views alongside a loved one. Just add a bottle of wine, and you’re in for a good night.

Incognito

This Gracetown property is super modern, and with 180-degree ocean views at an affordable price, it’s a must visit. Incognito can host eight people, so we suggest rounding up your mates for this awesome getaway. Secluded, but also a short drive to Margaret River town, it’s the perfect spot for a holiday down south. There’s also a luxe six-person jacuzzi which looks out on the property and, most importantly, the ocean, which will be pretty darn hard to get out of. 

La Cabine

For a romantic getaway, say no more than La Cabine in Margaret River. This rustic stay is furnished with french antiques and vintage pieces making this stay a very luxurious experience. The outdoor bath situated on the verandah under a hut surrounded by bushland seems too good to be true. 

For now, cool off in some of Perth's best naural pools.

Image credit: La Cabine

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