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Peninsula Hot Springs
Swimming Hole Heaven in Melbourne

On cold Melbourne days and evenings, when you are chilled to the bone, these hot springs can get your blood circulating again. The spring complex is a series of bathing pools, landscaped into a hill of tussocks and tea-tree, at a range of temperatures. Peninsula Hot Springs Above: One of the hot pools overlooking a wetland (Order this image)

The water temperature in individual pools ranges from a warm 32 degrees to a hot 43 degrees using water that is pumped from deep aquifers under the ground. There are also a series of extreme temperature challenges, with wet and dry saunas in addition to the hot pools, a refridgerated cave and a 12-14 degree cool plunge pool.
There is also an ice pool at only a few degrees above zero but it is an add-on to the general admission price. Peninsula Hot Springs Above: The foot bath near the top of the spring complex (Order this image)

Swimming is limited to a few strokes at most in some of the larger pools, so this spot is more about relaxing and defrosting rather than exercising.
The only real exercise available is the reflexology walk, which has sections of uneven stone of different shapes and sizes that stimulate the pressure points in your feet as you walk over them. The reflexology walk is ankle deep in water. Peninsula Hot Springs Above: The reflexology walk (Order this image)

The spring complex also hosts events from time to time such as film nights and live performances. There are also private bathing options if you are prepared to pay a bit more to avoid other people, and if you want a break from the water, there are a series of yurts available to find a quiet space out of the sunlight.
Other Information Before You Go:
Location: Springs Lane, Fingal, 100 km south of the Melbourne CBD
Latitude:-38.406180 Longitude:144.842477
Getting there: At the end of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, turn left at Boneo Road and then right at Browns Road. The turnoff to the springs is between Truemans Road and Dundas Street
Facilities: Heated bathing pools, massage therapies, saunas, refrigeration room, yurts, toilets, showers, change rooms, car park

Entrance fee: Refer to the Peninsula Hot Springs website for details
Water temperature: Cold to warm to hot
Water clarity: Clear
Under foot: Stones and pebbles
Maximum water depth: Less than 1 metre
Minimum swimming proficiency required: Beginners
Prohibitions including whether you can bring your dog: Refer to the Peninsula Hot Springs website for details
Sun shade: Shade available in and out of the water
Opening times: Generally open from the very early morning until late at night, 7 days a week. Refer to the Peninsula Hot Springs website for details
Wheelchair access: Several pools have wheelchair access. The complex has wheelchair access.
Managing authority: Peninsula Hot Springs
Nearby attractions: Bridgewater Bay Rockpool, 10 km to the west
Before you head out, make sure to read the swimming safety information and check with the managing authority for any current change of conditions.
Locality Map:
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