In an environment where the air you breathe is so fresh, it’s difficult not to relax and feel a sense of calmness. Fresh sea air, invigorating rainforest air or natural country air – your lungs will be grateful and your head will immediately slow down as the rich oxygen feeds it.
Relaxation is achieved in many different ways by every different person. Stroll barefoot on the beach with sand and ripples between your toes. Be still and quiet overlooking the ocean or rainforest, take an invigorating walk through ancient forest or along trickling streams to the mesmerising cascades of a waterfall raising the heart rate and firing up those muscles.
When Mother Nature created this region she had you in mind – the blissful sensation of floating in the fresh seawater, listening to the birds call or the waves crash, seeing the beauty of the sunset over the ocean or the glow worms sparkle at night. She certainly established a sensory day spa perfect for the health and wellness of each and every visitor.
There are so many reasons why the beach is good for you – the fresh sea air in your lungs, the calming waves, the cleansing properties of the salty water and the grainy sand polishing your skin. A morning stroll or jog is a great heart starter and a dip in the refreshing waters can have a calming effect both for the mind and body. Simply watching the sun as it sinks below the horizon brings a sense of peace. Maybe a seaside getaway is just what the doctor ordered?
The environment may be rugged and wild, but pampering is never too far away when you need a break from being an intrepid explorer.
There are dedicated and renowned day spas and other well-being properties all along the Great Ocean Road and in the hinterland offering the full range of health and beauty services. In many instances, accommodation operators are happy to arrange on-site massages and health services. The convenience simply adds to your relaxation!
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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.