Spa Luxe: Where to unwind around Australia
New South Wales
THE DARLING SPA, THE DARLING
When it comes to relaxation, you can’t go past a visit to The Darling. Beyond its state-of-the-art facilities (the Moroccan Hammam chamber deserves a special mention), the treatments are deeply restorative. Try the Platinum Rare Facial ($490, 90 minutes) — it’s the ultimate treat for tired-looking skin.
SPA Q, QT SYDNEY
Sit back, relax and let the stresses of the day melt away. The Timeless Prodigy Treatment ($POA) uses active ingredients including French champagne extract, damask rose stem cells, white truffle extract – commonly known as “the white diamond” – and Kombucha tea to restore and replenish skin, leaving you positively glowing and walking out on a cloud.
ENDOTA SPA, BAROSSA VALLEY
A long, hard day spent wine-tasting in the Barossa Valley calls for a head-to-toe treatment. The Endota Spa Rejuvenate ($275, 120 minutes) begins with a gentle all-over scrub followed by an oil massage and balancing facial. The Red Wine Soak ($80, 30 minutes) is what dreams are made of, loaded with antioxidants and aimed at fighting visible signs of ageing.
Located a couple of hours from Hobart, Saffire offers a luxurious escape. No square inch of your body is left un-pampered with the Spa Saffire Restoration Package ($600, 180 minutes). You’ll feel renewed with the comforting scalp massage, hydrating body cocoon, hot stone massage, foot treatment and facial.
CROWN SPA, CROWN MELBOURNE
The Crown Spa is a must-visit beauty institution. Recommended is A Day for Him ($400, 150 minutes), created for men on-the-go, which involves a full-body polish and detox massage, and finishes with a hydrating facial.
COMO SHAMBHALA, COMO THE TREASURY
This lavish spa is the perfect place for a quick recharge. The Sodashi Pure Radiance Facial ($145, 60 minutes) brightens and soothes using the finest plant-based products. Be sure to add an eye lifting treatment ($65, 20 minutes) to complete your skin’s revival.
SPA QUALIA, HAMILTON ISLAND
Nothing beats a full day at Spa Qualia and with the Deeper Sensory Indulgence ($900, 300 minutes) you can customise your schedule. Choose between the cleansing EA PRO Ultimate Age-Defying Facial ($275, 75 minutes), or the Shirodhara treatment ($100, 30 minutes) to soothe the nervous system.
Compiled by Iantha Yu
The Darling Spa, The Darling - www.thedarling.com.au/spa
SpaQ, QT Sydney - www.qthotelsandresorts.com/spaq
Endota Spa, Barossa Valley - www.endotaspa.com.au
Saffire Freycinet - www.saffire-freycinet.com.au
Crown Spa, Crown Melbourne - www.crownmelbourne.com.au
Como Shambhala, Como The Treasury - www.comohotels.com
Spa Qualia, Hamilton Island - www.qualia.com.au