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Spas, Relaxation, Wellbeing

With an environment where the air you breathe is so fresh, it's difficult not to relax.  Fresh sea air, invigorating rainforest air or natural country air - your lungs will be grateful and your head will immediately slow down.

Relaxation is achieved in many different ways by every different person.  Stroll barefoot on the beach with sand and ripples between your toes.  Lay down in a hot spa while the jets work their magic.  Enjoy a quiet drink with a view of the ocean or rainforest.  Or take a walk through ancient forest or along trickling streams to the mesmerising cascades of a waterfall.

There are dedicated and renowned day spas and well-being properties throughout the region offering the full range of health and beauty services.  In many instances, accommodation operators are happy to organise on site massages and health services.  The convenience adds to your relaxation!

Across the region there are also dedicated spa service / accommodation venues where every health and beauty need can be met while guests take it easy and unwind.

Highlights

Hare Krishna Valley

The motto at Hare Krishna Valley is "natural living, high thinking". Natural living means that living a comfortable, uncomplicated life in harmony with nature. By reducing "wants" to "needs", we manage to live in a peaceful state of mind. Peace of mind is a prerequisite to true happiness. All of humanity's needs can be amply supplied from Mother Nature. At Hare Krishna Valley they aim to develop a self-sufficient farm community in which they gratefully receive gifts from the earth and in return protect the earth from unnecessary harm. Their projects include an investment in bio-dynamic farming, a humanitarian dairy, protection of wild life, forest regeneration and developing solar energy. Their resident members live together in a spirit of love and trust. They co-operate together to further the development of the community. Visitors are treated as welcome friends and are encouraged to use their strengths to develop a positive future. Hare Krishna Valley is a spiritual sanctuary, a place where guests can rejuvenate themselves and feel part of a greater family. Their natural lifestyle allows them to concentrate more freely on high thinking. This means that they are able to afford the time to contemplate the "bigger picture". Their members live an enlightened existence, with a higher purpose. They dedicate all of their activities for the pleasure of Krishna, the supreme entity. They engage in meditative chanting every day, study the ancient Vedic teachings of India and regularly come together to share realisations of their journey. They warmly invite all other sincere seekers to join in on the development of Hare Krishna Valley, a positive alternative community.

Karmic Goat Soapworks

Please note: Karmic Goat Soapworks farm shop is in recess for the winter term until the September holidays. Karmic Goat Soapworks is nestled in the Otway Rainforest, near Apollo Bay. Established as a dairy in 1900, Fernside Farm has gone back to its roots - offering goats milk soap and body care products from their stud herd of holistically raised Saanen milking goats. The all natural goats milk soap, and indeed all the products, are handcrafted at the farm and the delightfully smelly Farm Shop is situated in the original farmhouse. Karmic Goat offer a huge variety of soaps, skincare products, salves, balms and liniments, herbal and aromatherapy products. Workshops for groups: Make your own body care and herbal products under the guidance of qualified herbal practitioner and soap maker Bea Gardner. Meet the goats: the girls are usually hanging around in the paddocks near the entrance to the farm shop after morning milking. The best time to view them is therefore in the morning, before they make their way off to the free range pasture. Keep up to date with workshop availability and all other product information by visiting the website. Online shopping is also available.

Saltair Day Spa

The region's original Day Spa, located just outside the township of Torquay overlooking rolling hills through to blue ocean waters. Over time the Saltair Therapists have forged a reputation of providing the ultimate authentic spa experience for thousands of visitors coming to the area every year. Using award-winning products, unique location and friendly therapists guarantees the best way to totally relax before setting off for an amazing journey along the Great Ocean Road. You will find Saltair Day Spa only one hour easy drive from the Westgate Bridge; then calm your mind as you are cared for by the exceptional therapists and Indulge in a complete menu of day spa treatments and therapies. Try something new like an Indigenous Inspired Rhythmic Massage or a Facial Treatment using a combination of the purist organic bases and pure oxygen gas. Captivate your senses while your stresses melt away in the Hydrotherapy Spa,Vichy Shower or Steam Sauna. Saltair treatments use the highest quality aromatherapy oils, earth ochres, desert salts, ocean mineral polishers, moisturisers and elixirs used in the finest destination spas worldwide. Choose from body treatments, hydrotherapy, massage, facials, oxygen treatments, hand and foot treatments, Day Spa packages and Professional Skin Health Advice and treatments, spray tans, waxing and tinting.

Mud Day Spa

Escape the pressures of your day and enjoy the ultimate day spa experience where your health and wellbeing come first at Mud Day Spa. Open seven days a week, offering four private relaxation suites, including a couples' room, Mud Day Spa has been designed for those with sublime relaxation in mind. Choose from a wide range of body and beauty treatments for men and women including facials, massage and wraps using Pevonia and LI'TYA products. The essentials are not forgotten either with waxing, eyes and lashes, pedicures and manicures also available.
 

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High Tea on the High Seas - Searoad Ferries

Experience High Tea on the High Seas in the privacy of the Portsea Lounge on board the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry.

High Tea on the High Seas - Searoad Ferries

Experience High Tea on the High Seas in the privacy of the Portsea Lounge on board the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry.
Enjoy table service in elegant surroundings, exquisite food, quality tea and real coffee!

$40.00 per person and includes immediate return travel on the same ferry for a leisurely experience.

Every Sunday from February to November
12pm sailing from Sorrento
3pm sailing from Queenscliff.

To book visit www.searoad.com.au or contact 03 5258 3244