Sometimes we all need to get away from the daily grind, take time out, and indulge in some much-needed luxury and pampering. If you’re looking for a well-deserved relaxing weekend or some inspiration for your next girls’ getaway, we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled the best spa retreats the country has to offer. Discover these world-class luxurious retreats that have a day spa on site, where utmost rest and relaxation is the primary goal.

Spa qualia @ qualia, Hamilton Island

Placed at the heart of qualia resort on the pristine and exclusive Hamilton Island, Spa qualia is a tranquil and beautifully designed spa destination that boasts a truly sensory experience to its guests. This renowned haven offers an authentically Australian menu of relaxation, beauty treatments, and well-being therapies that capture the essence of the Great Barrier Reef.

Spa qualia features six treatment rooms and facilities such as a relaxation area with steam room and outdoor Vichy shower. If you’re keen to reconnect with your inner Zen, there is an open air yoga and meditation pavilion. Entry to the spa is exclusively for qualia guests or by invitation only.


Spa Anise @ Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Sunshine Coast

A private oasis in the lush green rainforest and rolling hills of the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Spa Anise features beautifully appointed double rooms so that you and your special someone can indulge in rejuvenating treatments together. This luxurious day spa also boasts a spacious lounge with open fireplace and private relaxation chambers, foot therapy and hydrotherapy rooms, steam room and mineralised spa.

Spa Anise has a tailored spa menu that is designed to relax the mind and body, including unique treatments like the Glace Ginger Sugar Smoother with a hydrating full body massage. They can also cater for your special occasions and other specific needs, making it the perfect destination for groups, girls’ getaways, and corporate events.


Spa Kinara @ Longitude 131, Uluru

Nestled in the sand dunes at Longitude 131, Spa Kinara is a physical and spiritual refuge in Australia’s great outback, offering travellers a range of healing rituals and spa treatments that integrate the ancient aesthetics of the Australian earth and spirit. This traditional-inspired sanctuary will imbue you with a sense of true calm and of being grounded in the landscape.

Spa Kinara features its own signature menu of rejuvenation and relaxation treatments that highlight the region’s resource of native beauty products, including Kakadu plum, desert lime, quandong, irmangka-irmangka, and Australian yellow clay and desert salts. If you find yourself planning a trip to Uluru, this exquisite day spa will be a welcome retreat.


Daintree Wellness Day Spa @ Daintree EcoLodge & Spa, Queensland

Daintree Wellness Day Spa is an idyllic hideaway situated within the oldest rainforest in the world. Here, you can indulge your senses and enhance your well-being with rejuvenating spa therapies and beauty treatments. The crystal clear water of the pristine on-site waterfall creates a healing environment like no other, making it a true one-of-a-kind experience.

This unique day spa highlights traditional methods of Aboriginal healing and powerful properties of nourishing botanical products to nurture and reinvigorate. With approval from the local Kuku Yalanji tribe elders, the distinct and effective spa treatments combine the wisdom of their culture, healing, and spirituality.


Bells Day Spa @ Bells at Killcare, NSW Central Coast

Surrounded by the untouched Bouddi National Park, Bells at Killcare is a charming coastal retreat that also offers a haven for guests to de-stress and unwind with rejuvenating spa treatments. The signature Bells Day Spa is inspired by the East Coast Hampton’s elegance and thoughtfully designed to revitalise the mind, body, and soul.

Bells Day Spa boasts exceptional attention to detail, from the soothing colour scheme and décor to the comfortable massage tables and ambient sounds that will help you forget about busy city life. This gorgeous day spa uses only the purest grade essential oils and products, and only the highest quality native flowers, plants, fruits and muds in conjunction with unique Indigenous Australian healing therapies to deliver an unforgettable and deeply relaxing spa experience.


Ayurvedic Day Spa @ Arajilla Retreat, Lord Howe Island

Housed in a traditional yurt under Banyan tree forests, the Ayurvedic Day Spa at Arajilla Retreat is one of the best settings to relax and unwind on the secluded Lord Howe Island. Here, the massages and spa treatments are done in total serenity, backdropped with the gentle ambient sounds of nature. Every treatment offered is therapeutic in nature and focused on connecting your mind, body, and soul on all levels.

Incorporating a holistic approach to beauty and an entire philosophy that encourages the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle in their treatments, Ayurveda Spa uses Ayurda skin care products and the highest grade of ingredients possible. If you’re looking to relax & unwind in style and experiencing the very essence of the island, a trip to this day spa is definitely what you need.


Gwandalan Day Spa @ Orpheus Island, Queensland

Gwandalan, which means ‘rest and peace’ in the local Aboriginal language, is a luxurious day spa on Orpheus Island. You can indulge in their unique collection of treatments that embrace the principles of modern and indigenous herbalism, aroma therapy, and touch therapy. Inspired by traditional Aboriginal techniques, the rituals featured in this unique day spa aim to restore balance and wellness in each individual.

The wide selection of signature treatments in Gwandalan Day Spa is designed to reflect the endless surrounding seas and the tranquillity and pristine beauty of the island. The day spa therapists are also extensively trained in the wisdom of the local indigenous people, and educated in the use of native ingredients and exquisite spa products, making every visit an authentic and memorable experience.


If you’re in need of a lot more pampering options on your next getaway then look no further. Check out our Spa Retreats Collection consisting of lodges, boutique resorts, and intimate retreats that feature luxurious spa treatments, private Jacuzzis, and the tranquillity of a peaceful natural setting.


Image Credit: Daintree EcoLodge & Spa