Aussie hotspot wins top prize at World Luxury Spa Awards

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Peninsula Hot Springs are found in Fingal near the Mornington Peninsula. Photo: Facebook/Peninsula Hot Springs

A unique Aussie spa in Victoria has taken out the title for best Luxury Mineral Spring Spa in the world.

The Peninsula Hot Springs, found in Fingal on the Mornington Peninsula, was announced the global winner in the category at the World Luxury Spa Awards, held in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The awards are handed out based on nominations from spa guests, which are then reviewed by an expert panel of independent spa consultants from all over the world.

The spa was named the best Luxury Mineral Springs Spa in the world. Photo: Facebook/Peninsula Hot Springs

Winners in each category are judged on quality, innovation and service.

The Peninsula Hot Springs spa has a very unique menu of treatments and services that are inspired by the landscape and Australia's Indigenous heritage.

For example, the newest treatment, the Dreamtime Stone Massage was developed in collaboration with Synthesis Organics and a Kurradji, Indigenous medicine man, Mooks.

"The past year has been extremely special for Peninsula Hot Springs,” Founder, Chairman and Creative Director, Charles Davidson said in a statement.

“With the launch of our new bath house amphitheatre, we are thrilled that our guests constantly recognise our facility as a world class leader in the spa industry.”

The spa’s sister springs in New Zealand, Maruia Hot Springs, were also recognised at the awards for being the continental winner: Australia and Oceania for Best Luxury Mineral Spring Spa and Luxury Eco spa.

Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa, also in Victoria, was another Aussie location that won for best regional mineral spring spa in Australasia.

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