Hot tubs that will make you want to travel back in time.

I can see your future. If you’re reading this, then there is a high likelihood that you’ll be going somewhere nearby with a hot tub or a breathtaking bath. These photos should be convincing enough, but you’re yet to click through and be tempted by the added luxuries you’ll find at these heavenly retreats. Let’s dive in and discover some dip worthy destinations.

Lorien, Wheatsheaf

Immerse yourself in nature’s magic; the sounds of rustling trees, the laughing kookaburras and kangaroos will greet you every morning. Lorien brings the outside in, and you outside with nothing but what nature gave you!


Phoenix, Hepburn

Revitalise and rise like a phoenix out of this eight-seater spa. The Phoenix is tucked away in leafy Hepburn, just a short stroll from the golf course and Hepburn Springs precinct, with Harry’s Eatery, The Surly Goat, Palais Theatre and Frank and Connies. It’s an entertainer’s dream with a sauna, pool table, and an open-plan space that opens out to a large deck and country views.


Sky High, Mt Franklin

You’ll feel on top of the world at Sky High, an iconic property with 360-degree views of Mt Franklin and its surrounds. The egg bath or heated saltwater plunge pool are both beckoning a weary body. The choice is yours when it comes to soaking spots.


Miners Cottage, Acre of Roses, Trentham

If ‘rustic county’ is more your thing, then the 1860s Miner’s Cottage at Acre of Roses will feel like you’ve struck gold. It has a heated cedar hot tub filled with natural rainwater and provides relaxation the natural way, using minerals for purity. Surrounded by an acre of 1,000 roses, take time to stop and smell.


East Wing, Lauriston

The East Wing is a modern house on a working olive farm. Outside is a private terrace where you’ll find the spa perfectly appointed to take in the views of the olive groves. Enjoy the solitude. Lauriston is a peaceful spot surrounded by wildlife and rolling countryside.


Ravenswood, Daylesford

If you’d prefer to be in the heart of town, then the Ravenswood Spa Villa might be more suited to you. It’s a blend of old-world charm and mod cons. The central bathroom, with French doors, has a claw-foot bath, and there is a six-person spa in the wonderful outdoor entertaining area.


Clifftop at Hepburn

Now we are close to the edge of genius at Clifftop at Hepburn. This place has all the bells and whistles to make your stay feel like nowhere else. They have more awards than they know what to do with them, and it’s sure to be because of lovely luxuries like their bathtubs. The most amazing is the Tasmanian Blackwood bath in the Paris Villa.


Musk Springs

Let’s jump to Musk, between Daylesford and Trentham. Musk Springs is a fantastic family retreat with a playground, bunk room and trampoline. Here you’ll find breathtaking sweeping rural views from the six-seater outdoor jacuzzi. Drink in the sights while gulping a beverage from nearby Passing Clouds or a Daylesford Cider.


Spa Villa Daylesford

Couples love the Spa Villa’s. It’s the privacy, seclusion, and ability to switch off in comfort. The two-person spa overlooks Doctor’s Gully, and you would never know that you’re moments from Daylesford. Little luxuries like sumptuous robes, Nespresso machine and gas log fire will ensure you’re in hot tub heaven.


Dairy Flat Farm Lodge, Musk

Our last swansong is Dairy Flat Farm Lodge. The Lodge is a special place to gather your tribe, accommodating up to 12 guests in six private king suites, all with incredible baths. Outside, sit in the custom cedar hot tub overlooking the farm’s cool-climate vines. Float away in the moment. You’ll be wishing that time stood still.


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Narenna Bloomfield
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Narenna is a country girl at heart, growing up on a dairy farm north of Bendigo. Now living in Kyneton, (her husband’s hometown) she is a busy mum of three littlies. She loves gardening, baking, photography and getting out and about in the area. A favourite day in the region would be a weekly shop at a farmers’ market, meandering through an open garden and finishing with a dinner in one of the acclaimed restaurants along Piper Street, Kyneton.