10 of the best R&R experiences

by Elisa Parry

Are you craving some ‘me time’? Perhaps you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for your partner? Whatever your intent may be, we’ve rounded up 10 of the most indulgent spa experiences that are sure to leave you feeling relaxed and revitalised. From massages and floatation tanks to private yoga classes by the sea, it’s time to escape the daily grind and unwind…

Peninsula hot springs private bath
VIC: Hot springs bathe and private bath

Head to the award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs for some much-deserved pampering. Unwind in the Bath House and the Spa Dreaming Centre before entering a blissful sanctuary and sinking into a private bath for 45 minutes.

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Couples day spa package
QLD: Couples day spa package with massages and more

Step inside your own private oasis at Spa Anise, Spicers Tamarind Retreat. This luxe couples spa package includes a soothing spearmint foot massage, full body aromatherapy massage and express petit facial each, as well as access to the relaxation lounge, steam room, rain shower and mineralised spa.

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NSW: Detoxing sauna, floatation tank and salt therapy package

Looking for a new way to de-stress? This vitality package is the ultimate gift in health and wellness. Combining infrared sauna, salt therapy and floatation therapy, you will reap a wide range of benefits including detoxification, improved blood circulation, increased energy and better sleep patterns.

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massage and vichy shower
QLD: Full body massage with vichy shower

Indulge in 75 minutes of pure bliss at this organic day spa in Hawthorne. Begin with herbal tea and a foot soak, followed by a full body massage. When your aches and pains have been soothed, you’ll enjoy a Vichy hydrotherapy shower treatment to rejuvenate the skin and leave you floating home on a cloud.

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ACT: Men’s hot towel straight razor shave with beer and gift

This experience makes for a great gift for a male as it’s likely something they wouldn’t usually buy for themselves. Sitting back in a vintage barber chair, they’ll relax with a craft beer while an expert barbers pampers them with a luxurious hot towel shave.

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SA: Indulgent day spa experience

Want to give a spa gift but can’t decide on a massage or facial? With this experience, they can choose their treatment of choice at a luxurious day spa just out of Adelaide. It’s a win-win!

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NSW: Private yoga by the sea session in Bondi

Yoga is a great way to clear the mind and invigorate the body. Enjoy a personalised yoga private class with an experienced teacher who can guide you through the paces. It’s perfect for first timers all the way to avid yogis.

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WA: Relaxing floatation tank session

While they might look a bit like a spaceship, we can assure you that floatation tanks are one of the most relaxing experiences out there. These magnesium salt baths are the best way to ease aches and pains as your body floats effortlessly. The pods are sound, light and stress-proof, so prepare for an hour of ultimate relaxation.

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QLD: Pregnancy Thai foot massage and pedicure

You can’t go wrong spoiling a mum-to-be with a spa treatment. She’ll feel very well looked after as she enjoys a nourishing Thai foot massage and OPI pedicure. This is a thoughtful gift that will make her day!

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NT: Rejuvenating mindfulness facial

This image is a mood. If you’ve been thinking about treating yourself to a facial, it’s time to lock it in. This 75-minute experience also includes a face, neck, shoulder and foot massage if you needed any further incentive.

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