Our top 11 spas and wellness retreats in Australia

COMO Shambhala Urban Escape in Perth is one of Australia's best spas

Whether you’re looking to de-stress, detox, or simply indulge in some pampering, there’s a day spa or wellness retreat in Australia that’s perfect for you.

Australia offers some of the best day spas and wellness retreats in the world, with a wide range of options available from Sydney and Melbourne to Perth and the Gold Coast. Read on to discover top options – and what make them stand out – near you.

To compile this list, we consulted Westpac Concierge lifestyle managers. Our on-the-ground team members have shared Westpac Concierge members’ favourite, and most-requested, spas across the country. These can be book through Westac Concierge, a service which is completely complimentary to eligible Westpac cardholders – you might even already have access.


The Day Spa by Chuan at The Langham, Sydney

The Day Spa by Chuan in Sydney is one of Australia's best spas .

Located in one of Sydney’s most iconic hotels, The Day Spa by Chuan offers a luxurious break from the busyness of daily life. On the menu, you’ll find a range of indulgent treatments, from traditional massages and facials to more specialised therapies such as acupuncture and cupping. Each of these are tailored to your individual needs to ensure a bespoke experience that’ll leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

One of the standout features is the hydrotherapy facilities, which include a vitality pool, sauna, steam room, and aromatherapy shower. We suggest spending time in there before, or after, your session to enhance the benefits and ensure it’s a bonzer experience.

Our go-to: The Chuan Harmony massage, which combines traditional Chinese massage techniques with aromatherapy and hot stones.

📍 89-113 Kent Street, Millers Point NSW 2000 

The Darling Spa at The Darling

From the moment you step through the doors of The Darling Spa tucked away on the second floor of The Darling hotel, you’ll be transported to a world of tranquillity. The gentle aroma of essential oils and the relaxing sound of cascading waterfalls fill the air. The sleek and modern interior is all plush furnishings, soft lighting, and a warm and welcoming ambience, collectively designed to create a peaceful hideaway amid the busy city.

You’ll find what’s right for you, whether you’re looking to indulge in a massage, facial, or body detox, or to simply soak in a luxurious hydrotherapy bath. When you aren’t being pampered from head to foot, you can take a dip in the more than 20m heated swimming pool or further unwind in the Zen or tea lounges.

Our go-to: The Invigorating Salt Peeling, which is a full body exfoliation that uses a combination of natural sea salt and scented oil to leave your skin feeling smooth and refreshed.

📍 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009 

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

If you have a little more time to spare and you’re longing to leave the city in search of a dose of relaxation, head to the Greater Blue Mountains region. Here, a three-hour drive from Sydney, between the Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park, you’ll find a serene spa and wellness centre. At Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, you can look forward to a wide range of treatments created to soothe the mind and body with the help of premium organic chemical-free products by Sodashi.

There’s also hot and cold outdoor pools, a steam room, sauna, and relaxation areas, providing the perfect setting for a blissful soak or to take in the sweeping views of the valley. If you’re staying a little longer, you can join a yoga class for an elevated session of meditation and movement.

Our go-to: The signature Radiance treatment, which consists of a mineral-rich bath followed by a Himalayan salt exfoliation, a full body mask, a scalp massage using Sodashi Deep Conditioning Hair and Scalp Mud, an aromatherapy body massage, and an ultra-hydrating mini facial.

📍 2600 Wolgan Road, Wolgan Valley, NSW 2790


Chuan Spa at The Langham, Melbourne

Just like its sister location in Sydney, Chuan Spa at The Langham, Melbourne is an oasis of peace and relaxation. As soon as you step inside, the stresses of the outside world fade away and you’re transported to a serene sanctuary. Treatments are inspired by the principles of traditional Chinese medicine and aim to balance the mind, body, and spirit. You’ll get to choose between massages, facials, and body therapies, all of which are administered using top-notch products in the spacious and comfortable treatment rooms. After your therapy, take some time to unwind in the spa’s quiet space, which features a jacuzzi, sauna, and steam rooms.

Our go-to: The two-and-a-half-hour Chuan Tao of Detox, which consists of a full body exfoliation and detoxifying algae wrap followed by a relaxation massage and plumping oxygenating facial.

📍 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank VIC 3006

Crown Spa Melbourne at Crown Melbourne

Crown Spa in Melbourne is one of Australia's top spas

This world-class spa on the third floor of the Crown Melbourne complex offers an exclusive range of pampering treatments and services to restore you both inside and out. The Crown Spa Melbourne’s interior belies its ritzy casino location thanks to the muted colours and natural materials creating a calm ambience. In between sessions, treat yourself to complimentary snacks and herbal teas in the spa’s relaxation lounge. There’s also a seasonal food menu available if all the relaxation has got your stomach growling. Whether you’re seeking a tension-releasing massage, a rejuvenating facial, or a full-body wrap, here’s what we know for sure: you’ll leave Crown Spa Melbourne feeling refreshed, revitalised, and ready to take on the world.

Our go-to: The Pearl Infused Remineralising Body Mask, which starts with a skin softening exfoliation and is followed by a mineral rich body mask infused with active ingredients of pearl and conch shell extracts to stimulate and regenerate skin cells.

📍 Level 3, Crown Towers, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC 3006

Park Club Health & Day Spa at Park Hyatt Melbourne

Park Club Health & Day Spa in Meloburne is one of Australia's top spas

One step into this urban oasis, tucked away in the heart of the city’s bustling CBD, and you’re enveloped in a serene atmosphere, with soft lighting, relaxing aromas, and a sense of calm that instantly puts you at ease. Park Club Health & Day Spa’s facilities are first-rate, with a range of rooms including a couple’s suite and steam rooms, and a 25m indoor pool. All treatments are tailored to help you unwind – with a focus on relaxation and rejuvenation, and conducted by therapists who take the time to understand your needs and customise the experience to your preferences. The spa also offers a range of holistic experiences, including yoga classes and guided meditation sessions.

Our go-to: The V-Tox Oxygen Facial – a plant-based alternative to Botox – in which neuropeptides and natural algae are infused into the skin with a steady flow of oxygen resulting in tighter and smoother skin.

📍 1 Parliament Square, off Parliament Place, Melbourne VIC 3002


COMO Shambhala Urban Escape at COMO The Treasury

COMO Shambhala Urban Escape at COMO The Treasury in Perth is one of Australia's best spas

With a name that means ‘peace’ in Sanskrit, this spa in the historical State Buildings in the heart of Perth’s CBD focuses on holistic wellness and lives up to that expectation. Whether you’re looking for a quick refreshment or a full day of pampering, you can choose from an array of therapeutic treatments designed to nurture both body and mind.

The contemporary setting provides a calming ambience, while the therapists pay close attention to all your needs. You can expect a range of eastern- and western-inspired procedures, from massage therapy to facials, acupuncture, and nutritional consultations. Each treatment addresses specific wellness concerns and promotes balance and relaxation. COMO Shambhala Urban Escape also features ace fitness facilities, including yoga and Pilates studios, if you want to incorporate movement into your visit.

Our go-to: The Sodashi Contouring Marine Body Wrap that tones and illuminates skin using a combination of volcanic clay, marine extracts, and algae.

📍 1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth WA 6000

BODHI Cottesloe

This hidden gem is in the coastal town of Cottesloe, just a 20-minute drive from central Perth. Nestled amid lush greenery and tranquil surroundings, this award-winning day spa offers a sanctuary of calm and relaxation. As you enter BODHI Cottesloe, you’ll be greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere with plenty of natural light, complete with balancing aromas and music.

All treatments at the spa, including massages, facials, and body scrubs, use high-end, cruelty-free, and organic products. It’s the perfect choice for a seaside spa day not too far from the city. Some of the highlights of BODHI are the seven exquisitely appointed spa rooms, two hydrotherapy spa baths, an infrared sauna, and a private relax lounge. The serene surroundings and peaceful ambience make for a truly quaint and unforgettable experience.

Our go-to: The Warm Bamboo Massage, which helps with fatigue and promotes circulation to aid detoxification.

📍 16 Station Street, Cottesloe WA 6011

Crown Spa Perth at Crown Towers Perth

With its world-class offerings and unparalleled amenities, Crown Spa in the five-star Crown Towers Perth offers an escape from the city. This opulent spa boasts an extensive range of indulgent treatments using only the finest products and technologies, with popular signature therapies including the Crown Spa Signature Massage, which combines Swedish massage techniques with aromatherapy and hot stones.

You can also choose from a variety of other massages, facials, body scrubs, and wraps, as well as specialised therapies such as hydrotherapy and aromatherapy. Beyond its spa menu, the Crown Spa also features luxurious amenities, including a vitality pool, sauna, steam room, and relaxation lounge. You can also take advantage of the outdoor pool, private cabanas, and fully equipped fitness centre.

Our go-to: The La Prairie Caviar Essential Facial, which uses caviar extract to nourish and hydrate the skin while improving firmness and elasticity too.

📍 Crown Towers, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood WA 6100

Gold Coast

Spa Sanctuary at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

This wellness retreat is ideal if you’re looking to recharge over a few days. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, Gwinganna offers a holistic approach to wellness, combining ancient wisdom with modern science to create a truly transformative experience.

Choose from a range of lavish accommodation options, from eco-cottages and deluxe villas to wellness suites, all designed with the utmost comfort and relaxation in mind. The retreat’s award-winning spa offers an array of treatments to calm and revitalise, while the organic cuisine is a true feast for the senses. From yoga and meditation to fitness and nutrition, guests can choose from a wide range of activities to help them achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

Our go-to: The Gwinganna Intuitive Massage, which blends different massage styles in tune with what your body needs most on that day. This massage may include remedial therapy, hot stone therapy, energy healing, Hawaiian bodywork, myofascial cupping, and Chi Nei Tsang.

📍 192 Syndicate Road, Tallebudgera Valley QLD 4228

One Spa at the RACV Royal Pines Resort

Situated in the stunning Gold Coast hinterland, this luxurious retreat offers a spa menu geared to relax the body and enhance peace of mind. One Spa’s experienced therapists use products from LaGaia UNEDITED luxury skincare range and offer an extensive menu of services, including massages, facials, body wraps, and beauty procedures. As a spa guest, you’ll also have access to the impressive range of hydrotherapy facilities, including the sauna, steam room, and hot and cold plunge pools. If you want a more active experience, the on-site fitness centre offers state-of-the-art equipment and personal training services.

Our go-to: The Amber & Orange Vichy Experience, which consists of an amber bubble massage and orange exfoliation followed by a session under the jets of the Vichy shower and finished off with a full body hydration treatment.

📍 Ross Street Royal Pines Resort, Ross Street, Benowa QLD 4217

Eléme Day Spa at Crystalbrook Byron

Situated in the heart of Byron Bay, about an hour away from the Gold Coast, this premier wellness destination spa was created with the help of renowned spa consultant Naomi Gregory. Whether it’s a quick pick-me-up or a full-day pampering session you’re after, Eléme Day Spa at Crystalbrook Byron provides an exceptional retreat that fosters a sense of wellbeing, rejuvenation, and relaxation. The spa’s interior exudes soothing luxury, featuring earthy tones and natural textures that create a warm and inviting space. The day spa also boasts modern facilities, including steam rooms, saunas, and plunge pools, that further enhance the spa experience. From therapeutic massages to detoxifying facials, each service awakens the senses and promotes holistic wellness.

Our go-to: The Bejewelled by the Sea, which is a warming and therapeutic lava shell massage that increases lymphatic circulation while reducing swelling and inflammation.

📍 Byron at Byron, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort, 77-97 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay NSW 2481

Whether you’re looking for a holistic wellness retreat or simply a day of pampering, Australia has plenty of high-end spas to choose from. From the stunning beaches of Byron Bay to the vibrant city of Perth and the best spa in Sydney, these spas offer a range of treatments and services selected to promote relaxation, rejuvenation, and overall wellbeing. So, why not treat yourself to a luxurious day spa experience and let your worries melt away?

Chengeto Magwada

After graduating from The Culinary Institute of America, Zimbabwe-born Chenge spent a few years cutting her teeth in the food industry. But several coincidences and chance encounters she couldn't ignore led to her trying food writing and content creation eight years ago – and she hasn't looked back. She uses her expertise as a chef to write about what she enjoys most: dining and travel.

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