It’s time to ‘re-treat’ yourself with a relaxing visit to a seaside sanctuary as you make your way along one of the world’s greatest scenic journeys. Whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive weekend wellness retreat, luxurious destination day spa package or an indulgent meal seaside – a little pampering is never far away on the Great Ocean Road.
Enjoy a Surf Coast Escape, a two-day transformational all-inclusive retreat where wellness and nature unite. A relaxing getaway of yoga, meditation, spa treatments, mindfulness sessions, in-nature experiences and nourishing food.
You’ll relax resort style in your Great Ocean Resort suite with all healthy nourishing meals included. This weekend retreat is the perfect balance of breathtaking destinations and rejuvenating activities that allow you to escape, explore and experience a few days of tranquility and transformation returning home restored and relaxed.
The Summer House, Torquay offers an ever-changing calendar of lifestyle retreats unique to the expert facilitators that host them – from Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy and Wellbeing and the always popular Summer House Seasonal Retreats. The extensively renovated homestead is settled on a 1/2 acre in the seaside town of Jan Juc, the start of the Great Ocean Road. It features a yoga studio, a solar heat mineral pool, meditation gardens and world-famous beaches with idyllic swimming spots within walking distance. Guests can expect unique retreats with activities to awaken the senses, healthy meals to nourish the body and downtime to relax in the decked pool or on the wrap around verandah with exquisite ocean views.
Discover the region’s original destination Day Spa nestled in the rolling hills of Torquay. With distant ocean views Salt Air offers world-class skincare, heavenly massages and a day spa experience so iconic it’s earned a place in the Trip Advisor ‘Hall of Fame’. Due to popularity Salt Air is now located in two luxurious locations, Torquay and Lorne.
The expert therapists will take you on Salt Air’s signature journey – exfoliating the body with sea salts infused with aromatic oils before cocooning it in a mineral rich clay mask as you indulge in a warm oil head massage. A shower will continue to wash your cares away before the pampering continues with a moisturizing, full body relaxation massage. A BABOR luxury facial is the perfect way to finish this true day spa experience.
Enjoy a well-earned thermal bath, steam and pamper session at RACV, One Spa. The award-winning heated spa bathhouse will awaken, revive and restore balance in the body as you take in the view of the championship 18-hole golf course.
For 3h enjoy varying degrees of refreshment – from the heated spa pool to reduce stress and tension, the plunge pool for revitalization, the luxurious thermal stone heated steam room to detox the body and the unique wet room of four rain showers set to temperatures of 10 to 40 degrees Celsius designed to exhilarate the body.
Continue the pampering with a personalized treatment from the highly trained therapists then sip champagne in your private geisha spa. Bliss.
Prepare to be excited by The Coast’s carefully curated Modern Australian menu and even more so by team’s signature dishes showcasing native ingredients and inspired by bush tucker.
Executive Chef, Evans Magati works in partnership with Aboriginal man Norm Stanley and Aboriginal woman Nikki McKenzie, residents of Wadawurrung Country on new collaborative dishes showcasing native flavours like wattleseed and lemon myrtle. The highlight, kangaroo with locally sourced native spinach and bush tomato jus.
The carefully selected bar menu also serves to promote artisans from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road regions. You’ll find a range of locally sourced wines and craft beer and also fine crafted cocktails from Great Ocean Road Gin, Timboon Distillery and Bells Beach Spirits Co. Even the dinnerware is hand-made by Surf Coast artist Angela Nicholson and water jugs by ceramicist, Melinda Solly.
Whatever indulgence takes your fancy, luxurious pampering is always a Great Call on the Great Ocean Road.
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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.