As I mentioned in my previous post, I was in Melbourne on the weekend attempting to eat my way through the city made famous in Australia for fashion and food!
Since it was Rick’s first time in Melbourne, we decided to jam pack our weekend with lots of eating, relaxation and general site seeing.
A place where time has forgotten
After breakfast, we drove for an hour and a half to Peninsula Hot Springs. The Peninsula Hot Springs are located in country Victoria so it was a leisurely drive. When we arrived, we ordered towels and lockers to hold our belongings.
This place was stunning. There was a picnic area at the front which leads up to the first set of heated pools with temperatures ranging from 38 to 42 degrees. There were also cold water plunge pools to help you cool off before jumping back into the hot springs. The stone path has been built for the purpose of reflexology so you walk through it as you make your way to the other pools. The stones hurt at first but you really feel the difference at the end of the day.
We started off by lying in the turkish steam room to relax and then jumped from pool to pool to unwind. The main goal is to sit and chat quietly as the minerals soften your skin.
We made our way to higher ground to the pools which overlook country Victoria. The views are absolutely breathtaking, and it was just amazing to sit in a hot pool as you take in the panoramic views of lush greenery as far as the eye can see.
We spent a few hours at the hot springs and definitely worked up an appetite so back we went to Melbourne to eat a delicious dinner at Maze (read my previous post if you’re interested in the menu).
Site Seeing in Melbourne
Melbourne is such a unique and eccentric city and when I walk through the streets I find myself checking out the street fashion trends and the interesting building designs that Melbourne has on show. Here are some of my favourite photos of the sites.
We managed to get lost in Crown Casino but found the Christmas display. We walked past the slot machines and card tables (it doesn’t interest us) and sat by the Christmas display for half an hour. There is a Christmas light show every half hour if you’re interested in checking it out. It was after midnight already so the light show had finished for the day (it took us awhile to realize why we seemed to have the best seat in the house) but if you’re in the Melbourne area over Christmas, you should drop by and have a look! If you do and decide to write a blog about it, I’d love to see the pictures or videos since I missed out this time. Either way, the display is still wonderful, even without the light show.
Wishing you a happy festive season and may all your dreams come true in the New Year!