When it comes to pampering oneself, it doesn’t have to break the bank.

From bathing in natural mineral water to a stress relieving reiki session, we have some fantastic wallet-friendly options. If money isn’t a concern, we have plenty of options too. From budget to luxe, we take a look at some of the best wellness experiences in the region.

The Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region is famous for its natural mineral waters. For a rejuvenating and relaxing experience, you can soak in this mineral-rich water, drawn directly from its natural source at the historic Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa, where Bathhouse Mineral Bathing costs $55 for adults. Or, for a truly luxe experience, their Couples Wellness Escape ($1649 for a couple) includes a two-night stay in a Wellness Villa, along with a bathing experience, massage, wellness mineral bath, regional tasting platter and more.

Unique, yet affordable, The Spa at Lake House offers a Mineral Water ‘Tree Top’ Soak (from $115 for 30 minutes). Set in a magical treetop location, private circular spa tubs sit in individual ‘cabins’ and look out through the willow trees to Lake Daylesford. 100% pure Daylesford mineral water is gently heated for each use, removing the need for added chemicals. For three-hours of absolute bliss, you can’t go past Lake House’s Ultimate Daylesford Experience (from $495). This multi-sensory experience gives a nod to the region’s historic goldfields as well and the healing power of traditional herbal remedies. It includes a hot stone massage, full-body exfoliation and a deluxe holistic age-defying facial.

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For a deeply relaxing, stress relieving treatment that won’t break the bank, opt for a reiki session ($120 for 45-minutes) at Daylesford Healing Massage. Not only does it relieve tension and calm your nerves, reiki boosts self-esteem, restores and re-balances the body’s energy and enhances its ability to heal and detoxify itself. If looking to splurge, their indulgent Bliss Package ($395) will leave you feeling relaxed and nurtured from top to toe. Over three-hours you’ll enjoy a full body massage, body polish, body wrap and a facial.

You’ll feel as though you have been transported to Japan with the Japanese Immersion package ($909 per couple) at Hepburn Springs based Shizuka Ryokan. This indulgent package includes a Japanese bathing ritual, shiatsu massages, geisha facials, an omakase banquet dinner and a bottle of sake. On the budget friendly side, you can choose from a one hour shiatsu, reflexology or relaxation massage, each of which will set you back $160.

In Kyneton, you’ll feel as though you have entered a luxury country homestead when you arrive at Ellenis Day Spa. Every treatment is a luxurious experience and while the feeling is like flying first class, the prices are amazingly affordable. The Classic Massage ($135, allow 90 minutes) offers fantastic value, while the ‘Me-time’ Escape ($495 for three hours) includes a full body massage, all over exfoliation and facial.

After a visit to Woodend-based Ramai Skin & Body Care Specialists, you will leave feeling nurtured and refreshed, but not guilty for having spent too much. Popular options include the Organic Customised Facial ($120 for 60 minutes) or the Relaxation & Wellbeing massage ($100 for 60 minutes). Combine the two or add in a Hot Stone Massage for a truly luxe experience.

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Madeleine is the PR manager at Daylesford Macedon Tourism and the editor of Daylesford Macedon Life magazine. A Woodend local, she loves getting out and about meeting with tourism operators and helping to spread the word about the many amazing things to do in the region. On the weekends, Madeleine can be found exploring the region with her three young kids in tow.