Hilltonia Homestead is located directly opposite Peninsula Hot Springs making us the perfect choice for your accommodation when visiting the Hot Springs.
Poolside Suites: Midweek $380.00, Weekends $440.00
The Cottages: Midweek $500.00, Weekends $550.00
Poolside Suites $835.00
The Cottages $950.00
Midweek Relaxation Package
Poolside Suites $790.00
The Cottages $850.00
Poolside Suites $1,040.00
The Cottages $1,150.00
"The dream we are building is one of a natural life where visitors can find time and space. Drawing inspiration from the wondrous natural resource that is the natural hot mineral springs, we want to share the gentle life and help visitors find a warm, buoyant balance with nature and themselves."
Moon Viewing Pool
The second stage, now open, sees the inclusion of a dedicated public thermal bathing area that is three to four times the size of the existing bathing facility located in a new building with a separate entrance to the existing facility. In the Bath House there are a great variety of bathing options: foot baths and reflexology bathing walks, thermal showers and a steam room, a cave pool and a hot spring creek meandering through the bathing valley. There is also a pool high up on the hill with 360 degree views of the Cups, Arthurs Seat, the ocean and glimpses of the bay.
New change rooms and spaces for relaxation after bathing, a retail shop and a café. The existing Spa Dreaming Centre has become a dedicated and private spa. Only visitors who are booked in for treatments, a private bath or for a quiet bathing session are able to enter this building. The existing café has been converted into a lounge and new relaxation rooms and additional spa treatment rooms have been built. The mood in the spa is one of total bliss where visitors are taken into a complete new world of total relaxation.
Among interesting design features of the new public bathing area are aspects which enhance the idea of “the spa as a social hub”. One of the new features is a mid level which provides space for gentle relaxation and even sleep after bathing. “This area will very much be a place encouraging the social element of a hot springs experience. “The public bathing area brings a much more extensive offering with a wider variety of public bathing options, including a unique walking stream of 20 metres and a pool that’s suited to group exercise as water aerobics.” A ‘cave pool’ and steam room are also features sure to delight visitors.
For those not comfortable being in public in their bathers, there’ll be places prior to the bathing zone, where they can simply take their shoes off, and enjoy a foot soak in the natural thermal mineral water.
The Cafe provides a casual and relaxed environment where it is almost custom to wear a white bath robe at the table. Linger over the meal, sip on your juice of the fresh or fermented kind and then slip back into the thermal waters to help the whole experience marinate a little longer. Dinning at Bathe Cafe The fresh cuisine is crafted from plenty of healthy local produce.
You don’t even need to be visiting the pools and spa centre to enjoy the ambience and cuisine. Just drop in for a coffee and cake or relaxing meal overlooking the lake. It's among the peninsula's finest cafes - and there's no traffic roaring by!
When to arrive
Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your booking start time.
If you arrive late, your private bathing and treatment time may have to be reduced.
If your booking confirmation is for a treatment only, we highly recommend you also allow 30-45 minutes for hot mineral springs bathing as this greatly enhances the treatment – public and private bathing prices are listed on our website and Spa Dreaming Menu.
Please be aware that whilst the majority of our therapists are female, we do
employ male therapists who may be allocated to your treatment.
If you have a preference, please tell us at the time of booking.
What to wear if you have booked a treatment/package
We recommend you wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes to the springs.
Robes and towels are provided free.
During your treatment undergarments are optional.
Disposable briefs will be provided at your request. Maintaining your sense of dignity and wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us. All of our therapists are trained to drape professionally to ensure your comfort and privacy at all times.
What to wear while bathing
For bathing in the open areas a swimsuit is required, and you should also
bring a comfortable pair of thongs or slippers for the change rooms and around
For the private baths swimsuits are optional. The mineral-rich water may also discolour swimwear temporarily.
Where does the water come from?
The hot mineral spring water that you bathe in comes from an underground aquifer 637 metres below ground level. The 50°C water rises under its own pressure through the bore to within 10 metres of the surface from where it is pumped to the pools. Pool temperatures vary from 37°C to 42°C. The distinctive smell comes from the sulphur content.
The water is classifieds as a “Sodium Chloride Bicarbonate Spring” (Na-Cl.HCO3). The therapeutic benefits of bathing in this type of thermal mineral spring as said to include the alleviation of neuralgia, bruising, breaks, articular rheumatism, stiffness of the shoulders, skin diseases, recovery from fatigue and muscular complaints.
Coming from deep underground, the water is clean and perfectly suitable for bathing. The indoor baths are cleaned and filled with fresh geothermal water before each use. The outdoor pools are operated on a continual flow through system that renews the entire pool supply at least every four hours. Each pool is fed directly from the aquifer, and operates independently from the others. Overnight all pools are emptied, cleaned, sterilised and refilled.
What happens to the water after leaving our pools?
We currently use around 210,000 litres of geothermal water per day. This water is currently recycled for irrigation on the property. Our reinjection bore is under construction. This will allow return of the water, after filtration, to the subterranean aquifer.
Upper fresh water aquifer
Ten metres under the ground is an aquifer of fresh, cold spring water that is used for irrigation.
The Hot Springs site is situated in a unique geological area known as the ‘Cups’ which has distinctive round sand dunes with their characteristic conical mounds and bowl shaped hollows. Environmentally sustainable design We worked closely with a distinguished design team of Gregory Burgess Architects and Taylor Cullity and Lethlean, Landscape Architects to design the building, pools and surrounding landscape. Our building was designed to live and breathe as naturally as possible. The cooling is by means of ducts beneath the floor, permitting a natural flow of cooling air in the summertime. This is complemented by a system of ceiling vents that permit the free circulation of air. In winter, hundreds of metres of pipes buried within the concrete slab allow the circulation of heated water.
Guests with any of the following medical conditions are not permitted to enter the pools or receive a treatment without first obtaining competent medical advice: