Peninsula Hot Springs, VIC
Freshwater Swimming Holes in Australia

 
On cold Melbourne days and evenings, when you are chilled to the bone, these hot springs can get your blood circulating again. The spring complex is a series of bathing pools, landscaped into a vegetated hill. The water temperature in individual pools ranges from a warm 32 degrees to a hot 43 degrees using water that is pumped from deep aquifers under the ground. The bathing options include pools with and without bubbles, and either open air pools or humid saunas. Swimming is limited to one or two strokes at most, so this spot is more about relaxing and defrosting rather than exercising.

Beehive pool and reflexology walk at Peninsula Hot Springs
The only real exercise available is the reflexology walk, which has sections of uneven stone of different shapes and sizes that stimulate the pressure points in your feet as you walk over them. The reflexology walk is ankle deep in water.
Essential Information Before You Go:
Location: Springs Lane, Fingal, 100 km south of the Melbourne CBD
Latitude:-38.406180 Longitude:144.842477
Getting there: At the end of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, turn left at Boneo Road and then right at Browns Road. The turnoff to the springs is between Truemans Road and Dundas Street
Facilities: Heated bathing pools, massage therapies, toilets, showers, change rooms, car park
Entrance fee: Prices start at around $20, depending on the time of day and week you go there
Water temperature: Warm
Water clarity: Order the full guide
Under foot: Order the full guide
Maximum water depth: Order the full guide
Minimum swimming proficiency required: Order the full guide
Prohibitions including whether you can bring your dog: Order the full guide
Sun shade: Shade available in and out of the water
Opening times: Restricted opening times. Order the full guide for details.
Wheelchair access: Several pools have wheelchair access. The complex has wheelchair access.
Managing authority: Peninsula Hot Springs
Accommodation Options: If you are staying overnight in the area, you can try accommodation in nearby Rye.
Nearby attractions: Mornington Peninsula beaches and golf courses
Before you head out, make sure to read the swimming safety information.
Locality Map:
The marker indicates the approximate location of the entrance to the hot springs.
Change of Conditions:
I am not currently aware of any change of conditions reported at this site by the managing authority, or by swimmers on this website. If you are visiting this swimming spot and have any further updates on any change of conditions, let me know via the comment form below.
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