Delve, bask & restore

Allow yourself time to heal

Welcome to the Deep Blue Hot Springs Warrnambool.  Let your mind wander to a therapeutic state while your body absorbs the health restoring mineral’s salts & heat of the natural earth drawn waters as you slowly make your journey throughout a myriad of geothermal rock pools and sensory caves. 

Discover The Sanctuary

June 22nd is World Bathing Day - 'People coming together across the globe to celebrate water, and the culture it supports, through the practice of bathing.'

Bathe the World Foundation

NOURISH DOME CAFE

Located within the Sanctuary is the Nourish Dome Cafe. Here you are invited to replenish and rehydrate with light snacks and beverages. 

explore the sanctuary

Discover the myriad of open air rock pools and sensory caves.

the gift of wellness

Gift wellness with a voucher to the Deep Blue Hot Springs.

sanctuary etiquette

We encourage quiet enjoyment of the Sanctuary.

naturally occuring minerals

experience the healing benefits

The mineral-rich water increases your heart rate and hydrostatic pressure and as a result, your cells become oxygenated and your circulation is boosted. It also stimulates your metabolism, aiding digestion. Part of the extreme relaxation you feel is the result of decreasing tension in sore muscles. Warming your body expands blood vessels, which relaxes those tired muscles. Bathing in geothermal water can assist to improve sleep quality, provide natural pain relief, muscle & joint rehabilitation, Reduced stress and blood pressure, Assist to solve problematic skin.

physical & emotional healing

The ritual of Geothermal bathing is deeply embedded into ancient cultures for physical and emotional benefits. The mineral-rich water is gathered from deep within the earth at various depths around the world. The geothermal water at the Deep Blue has been gathered from a depth of 850 meters below the ground within meters of the Sanctuary, rich in naturally therapeutic health restorative minerals and arriving at the surface at natural temperatures ranging from 35-42 degrees. The heat is naturally occurring and is the result of the earth’s core temperature.

So good to have Billy back at the Sanctuary for #worldbathingday 🙌

@b_briggsy @deepbluehotsprings @worldbathingday_ @greatvicbathingtrail @australia
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HAPPY WORLD BATHING DAY 🙌

Today we’re celebrating our relationship with water and the healing qualities it provides for a healthier mind, body and spirit. We’re extremely grateful to have a dedicated bathing Sanctuary right here in Warrnambool to immerse ourselves in the natural medicinal waters ♨️ As people all around the globe take to the waters today for #Worldbathingday we’re all bringing awareness to our connection with the environment and the state of the world’s water in which we all bathe, as well as drawing attention to the plight of people for whom bathing is not yet an option. An initiative of the Bathe the World Foundation whose mission is to rally actions to create a world where bathing and access to clean flowing water is possible for all! 💧

What can you do?

Join us today for the morning or lunchtime session to soak in the steamy and naturally therapeutic geothermal mineral waters while exploring the myriad of rock pools and sensory caves of the outdoor Sanctuary. Stepping into the Sensory Caves for experiential YIDAKI SOUND BATHS performed by BILLY BRIGGS .
Share your bathing images using the hashtag #WORLDBATHINGDAY
Watch the live streamed GLOBAL SOUND BATH https://worldbathingday.org/global-sound-bath/
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This is your #WinterBliss
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Don’t forget to book your bathe to celebrate World Bathing Day with us tomorrow! Treat your mind and body to health restoring Geothermal Mineral waters + experiential Yidaki Sound baths performed by Billy Briggs ♨️

Hit the link in our bio to BOOK NOW
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WINTER SOLSTICE 🙌

Today we’ll see the least amount of daylight hours, all thanks to the 🌏 being off-centre on it’s axis and travelling around the 🌞 in an ellipse, not a circle 🤓.

Cool, wintry days actually provide perfect conditions for a warm soak in the Hot Springs ♨️

#WinterSolstice #WinterBliss
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🧖‍♀️ 🧖‍♀️ 🧖‍♀️ 🧖‍♀️ Shared moments of bliss to cherish for a lifetime! Happy hens day Ebony 💜 ...

This is #WinterBliss 🧖‍♀️♨️ ...

In recognition of 🌎 𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐋𝐃 𝐁𝐀𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐃𝐀𝐘 and to celebrate our bathing culture, we invite you to join us on 𝐉𝐔𝐍𝐄 22𝐍𝐃 for Immersive ♨️ 𝐇𝐎𝐓 𝐒𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐆𝐒 𝐁𝐀𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐆 and experiential 𝐘𝐈𝐃𝐀𝐊𝐈 𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃 𝐁𝐀𝐓𝐇𝐒 performed by 𝐁𝐈𝐋𝐋𝐘 𝐁𝐑𝐈𝐆𝐆𝐒.

World Bathing Day is celebrated globally with ‘People coming together across the world to celebrate water, and the cultures it supports, through the practice of bathing’.

Morning and Lunchtime sessions are available to book but ticketing is strictly limited. Visit the link in our bio to discover more and 𝐁𝐎𝐎𝐊 𝐍𝐎𝐖
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This is #WinterBliss ♨️

Hit the link in our bio to plan your Winter Escape today!
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This is not a dream 😴 This is #WinterBliss ...

This is #WinterBliss ♨️🧖

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Please don’t forget to carry your photo i.d with you. You are required to present photo identification as proof of your current regional Victorian residential address upon arrival to the hot springs. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. ...

SANCTUARY Q&A’s

The Deep Blue Hot Springs has established a COVID safe plan to reduce risks of COVID-19 transmission while still enabling guests to enjoy a comfortable experiences.  The strategy includes operational changes, new employee practices and re-imagining high-traffic public spaces. Strategies align with Victorian Government guidance and we hope will help to instill confidence for our guests, employees, and our wider community that their health and safety is our top priority.

ENHANCED SANITIZATION

 We have taken immediate  action to ensure that additional and heightened cleaning measures are put into place, such as:

- Additional time allotted to cleaning and disinfecting of guest rooms and public areas
- Limited or modified operating hours for resort amenities to allow additional cleanings throughout the day.
- Sanitizing stations are available throughout the hotel including elevators and upon entry to each of our facilities .

UTILIZING PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Face masks are not required to be worn while in a pool or when eating or drinking. You are required to wear a mask when entering the change rooms and when arriving and exiting the facilities.

We promote physical distancing through the display of signage and floor decals to ensure proper separation in lines and common areas.

We discourage congregating in crowded areas through the reconfiguration of public spaces to limit the number of employees and customers in various areas and Capacity limit signs are clearly visible.

Reinforcing proper hygiene is encouraged with prompts and sanitization stations installed throughout the resort.

OPERATIONAL CHANGES

Dining reservations -  we are currently offering two seating times for dinner to allow for lesser seating capacity and guests are encouraged to re-book.

The outdoor Hot Springs Sanctuary  is currently open with adapted sessions to allow for smaller capacity and cleaning of facilities in between sessions.

Day Spa treatments are available and our treatment menu has been amended to reflect  Relaxation Massage and full body treatments which are currently available. Facial treatments are currently unavailable.

The Salt Room, Infrared Sauna, Indoor Bath House and indoor swimming pool remain temporarily closed at this time.

CHECK IN PROCESS

Qr code scanners guests can scan the QR code to enter their name and mobile for COVID tracing requirements. This eliminated the need for pen and paper improving hygiene and speeding up the process.

 

We encourage all guests to complete their Online waivers prior to arrival. This helps to speed up check in and reduce number of patrons standing in reception areas.

We encourage and  promote cashless payments only.  Prepayment online prior to arrival  and card payments only upon arrival in order to improve hygiene by significantly decreasing use of cash. In house guests staying at the hotel also have the aility for room charge backs when participating in  experiences or dining at the resort.

Hand Sanitizer stations are placed at all reception area’s and throughout the resort along with signage and floor decals to prompt 1.5 mt social distancing.

 

Transparent screens to provide proper separation between customers and employees and are placed at al reception points throughout the resort.

All guests are asked to provide residential address at time of booking and we reserve the right to  ask for photo identification..

STAFF

All staff at the Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs have completed the covid-19 training

 

We have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Any bookings cancelled within 24 hours of arrival are  will incur a full cancellation fee which is 100% of the booking cost.  Change of dates can be if advised more than 24 hours before arrival.  

Simply pre-book your session and you are welcome to stay in the Sanctuary for the duration of your ticketed session.

All ages 5 years and over are welcome to attend the morning, lunch & afternoon sessions however must be accompanied by an adult if aged under 16 years.

The twilight session is reserved for adult’s only ( ages 16+). We reserve the right to ask for photo identification upon arrival.

The entrance to the hot springs reception is located on  Worm Bay Road, Warrnambool Victoria Australia.   

At this stage no discounts are offered to concession card holders. 

All persons entering the Sanctuary are required to pay the entry fee. 

Food and Beverages are available for purchase at the Nourish Dome located within the Sanctuary.

You are not permitted to bring your own food and drinks other than water into the sanctuary.  We recommend you bring  your own refillable drink bottles and utilise the water refill stations which are available within the Sanctuary.

Talking on mobile phones is not permitted in the Sanctuary. If you choose to bring your phone to take  photos, please ensure it is switched to silent and refrain from taking photos of any other person other than yourself or consenting friends or family.  Please do be mindful and respectful of the privacy other guests.

Appropriate bathing attire must be worn and you are welcome to bring your own towel, robe and appropriate footwear. Robes and towels are also available to hire.

A designated storage area is available within the change facility with the option to hire a locker hire upon arrival. Hire lockers feature USB charge ports and RFID  lock technology.  We recommend you do not bring valuables with you when visiting the Sanctuary and we cannot be held responsible for the loss or damage of personal belongings.

Wifi is not available within the sanctuary.

Please seek medical advice before bathing  if you have any medical conditions or concerns. We do not recommend bathing while pregnant.

At this stage no. For information on accessibility for all abilities please phone our reception on (03) 5559 2050

The Deep Blue Hotel offers 80 guest rooms including 6 penthouse suites with expansive ocean views. For all accommodation inquiries please phone our hotel reception on (03) 5559 2000 

Benefits of Hot Springs bathing

The healing powers and benefits of mineral water and hot springs are reknowned worldwide. The articles below provide more indepth research papers and articles on the subject.

Sulphurous Mineral Waters

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The antioxidant activity

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