The Best Luxury Spas In Australia

Best Spas Australia
Robyn Foyster Robyn Foyster has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team


Mar 18, 2022

Welcome a new you by reinvigorating your senses with a nourishing facial, deep tissue massage or relaxing body treatment… actually, I’ll take all of the above.

It’s time to #treatyourself (or a friend or family member) with a pamper day.

Go on, you deserve it.

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For an out-of-this-world experience, Gwinganna is your answer. Absolutely nothing can compare to the vast offerings here – how does Rockupuncture, Aloha Lomi Lomi Ritual, Holisitic Kinesiology, and Equine Assisted Therapy sound to you? Insanely amazing? I thought so.


Landed in sunny Gold Coast for a short stay? Add SpaQ to your list of things to do – this quirky relaxation arena specialises in facials, massages, body treatments, fake tans, and manis and pedis just to name a few. There’s certainly something for everyone.


L’Occitane Petit Spa

If you’re a fan of the French brand then you’ll love to hear that they’ve just opened their first Australian spa in Subiaco, Perth. This new spot houses a retail space, 2 treatment rooms and a menu full of exciting treatments to try for face and body. Run, don’t walk. Appointments will book out fast.


Lagoon Day Spa

Take a break from exploring Darwin and pop into Lagoon Day Spa within the Skycity building. Highlights on the menu include the Dermalogica Thermal Mineral Salt Scrub, Nourishing Sea Mud Therapy and the Sodashi Marine Mineral Facial.


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Temple Day Spa

Ask anyone in Adelaide for the best spa in town and they’ll point you in one direction – Temple Day Spa. This wellness mecca specialises in day spa packages that go from two hours to five and a half hours to ensure that you are completely zen by the time you walk out. Or, if you’re short on time, try a 35 minute cellulite treatment or hot stone massage.


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The Darling The Spa

If you’re looking for a flashy place to relax, then this certainly is it. Pick from La Prairie facials, Espa massages and other body treatments… however if you ask me, I highly recommend the Moroccan Hamman Ritual. It includes a full body exfoliation in the warm Hamman room, clay body mask and full body massage over two and a half hours. It’s the ultimate definition of luxury.

Golden Door

Disconnect from city life and book a few days at the Golden Door Retreat in the Hunter Valley. Packages start from 2 nights and include accommodation, food, health education seminars, fitness activities and most importantly (in my POV) a visit to the luxury spa. Pick from Dr. Babor facials, deep tissue massages, body wraps, and energy healing sessions… the world is your oyster.


Forget perusing the treatment menu – each visit is personalised based on your mood and interests, after having a chat with the therapist at the start of your session. This quaint little spot also specialises in remedial massages, shiatsu body treatments and crystal massages to help you relax after big week. Highly recommended.


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Isika Day Spa

The treatment menu isn’t extensive but it makes deciding so much easier. If you’ve got 90 minutes to spare, I recommend the Aveda Self-Renewal Face and Body Experience that features Ayurvedic massage techniques to banish any signs of stress. Or, go all out with an overnight stay inside a Isika residential room that’s specially designed by spa professionals along with private access to the spa, as well as access to hydrotherapy, pool and gym facilities.

Spa de Marrakech

Can you believe that this insanely chic institution is just 45 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD? Inside, there’s a Roman bathhouse with hot mineral spring water, a steam room that’s perfect for detoxifying, suites to relax overnight in, colour therapy rooms and even dining options. You’ll never want to leave.


Soma Day Spa

Located near Canberra’s designer hotspot Hotel Hotel is Soma Day Spa. They offer a plethora of services here including brow threading, facials, waxing, and body treatments but what catches my eye is the Tropical Escape that goes for three and a half hours – start with an La Biosthetique body scrub, then move on to a nourishing milk bath, La Biosthetique mineral mud wrap, pedicure and a light meal to finish.


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Spa Saffire

If you’re staying at the Saffire (it’s two and a half hours from Hobart) then it’s an absolute must that you book yourself a little something at the 5-star spa as well. This serene spot is one of the few places that uses La Prairie facial products and there’s four deluxe options to pick from: The Caviar Lift Facial, Pure Gold Radiance Facial, Cellular Hydration Facial and Cellular Anti-Aging Facial.

What’s your favourite spa spot in Australia? Share it with us in the comments below. 


By Robyn Foyster Robyn Foyster has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team


Robyn Foyster is the owner and publisher of the lifestyle websites, and She is the only person to edit and publish Australia's three biggest flagship magazines - The Australian Women's Weekly, Woman's Day and New Idea. Robyn was Group Publisher of Bauer Media's most successful and prestigious magazines including Woman's Day, Good Health, Grazia and ran Hearst in Australia including Harper’s BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan and madison. Voted one of B&T's 30 Most Powerful Women In Media at the Women in Media Awards Robyn was a keynote speaker at Intel AI Summit 2024, SXSW Sydney 2023, Pause 2021, Cebit & J&J Women In Leadership. Robyn was also the winner of the prestigious Magazine Publisher Association’s Editor of the Year award.



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