In what might just be the most important regional news story this year, the Phillip Island Hot Springs project (yes, you read that correctly), has commenced and is set to open in February 2022.
If you’ve ever been to the Peninsula Hot Springs, you’ll understand why this is such a big deal. Hot springs are literally the best way to relax, rejuvenate and escape the daily grind. And these soon-to-be newest thermal baths on the block are looking incredible.
Boasting mega ocean views, 45 bathing pools ranging from reflexology wading pools to the sinking-deep variety, a day spa, treatment facilities and a restaurant, this newcomer will bring a substantial boost to the local economy, with community members and travellers alike certain to relish in the healing waters.
The project costs an estimated $10 million and is nestled right next to the Bass Strait and Western Port in a pristine coastal precinct surrounded by 10,000 indigenous trees. The Cape Kitchen, the already-established restaurant run by Jodie and Mark Vogt, is within the complex and will continue trading when the hot spring’s open up.
To begin with, ten bathing pools will open up, powered by a 900 metre bore under the 130-acre property. 20 megalitres of groundwater will supply the pools with 38C aquifer mineral-rich water. The later stages of development will see the addition of more baths and varying wellness treatments.
“There’s no timeline for the following stages. We’ll gauge feedback from stage one and then lock in further development over the next five to 10 years,” brand manager Tom Lade said.
Up to 500 people per day are expected to visit the site, and we can definitely see why. Keep your eyes on this one folks, it’s gonna be big.
WHAT: Phillip Island Hot Springs
WHERE: 1215 Phillip Island Road
WHEN: February 2022
MORE INFO: Saltwater Springs