Hot Springs Sanctuary

Allow yourself time to heal

Immerse yourself in the open-air bathing Sanctuary at the Deep Blue Hot Springs Warrnambool. Let your mind wander to a therapeutic state while your body absorbs the health restoring minerals & heat of natural geothermal mineral waters as you slowly make your journey throughout a myriad of hot spring rock pools, sensory caves and cleansing waterfalls.

Discover 15 bathing experiences within the Sanctuary

The ritual of bathing in Hot Springs is deeply embedded into ancient cultures for physical and emotional benefits. The mineral-rich water is sourced from deep within the earth at various depths around the world. The geothermal water at the Deep Blue is gathered from a depth of 850 meters below the ground, with a unique mineral composition to support a range of physical and emotional health benefits. The heat is naturally occurring and is the result of the earth’s core temperature and arrives to the surface at temperatures ranging from 35 - 42 degrees.

Sessions & Pricing

Early Rise Session

8AM -10AM
$ 33
00
*Starting price for adults ticket
  • includes access to the Hot Springs Sanctuary and all fifteen bathing experiences located within
  • Exclusive access to Nourish Dome Cafe when available
  • Children age 5+ are welcome to attend this session with a parent or guardian. Children's ticket prices start at just $20

Morning Session

11AM -1.30PM
$ 46
00
*Starting price for adults ticket
  • Includes access to the Hot Springs Sanctuary and all fifteen bathing experiences located within
  • Access to the Nourish Dome Cafe when available
  • Children age 5+ are welcome to attend this session with a parent or guardian. Children's ticket prices start at just $32

Afternoon Session

2.30PM - 5PM
$ 46
00
*Starting price for adults ticket
  • Includes access to the Hot Springs Sanctuary and all fifteen bathing experiences located within
  • Access to the Nourish Dome Cafe when available
  • Children age 5+ are welcome to attend this session with a parent or guardian. Children's ticket prices start at just $32

Twilight Session

6PM -9PM
$ 57
00
*Starting price for adults ticket
  • Reserved for Adults age 16+
  • Includes access to the Hot Springs Sanctuary and all fifteen bathing experiences located within
  • Access to the Nourish Dome Cafe when available
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explore the sanctuary

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

Hot Springs Brochure

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the gift of wellness

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

Sessions & pricing

Access the Sanctuary by purchasing a ticket to one of the many sessions.

natural minerals & BENEFITS

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.

That nighttime glow 😍

Keep in mind that capacity limits apply so hit the link in our bio to secure your favourite session now!
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THANK YOU

The last few days have demonstrated how powerful our connection to community really is. We have been overwhelmed with uplifting messages of support for our team and patrons and for this we sincerely thank you for the strength you’ve given us through your compassion and kindness.

We are so pleased to share that our team of staff who had been on shift at the Hot Springs during the exposure period on Saturday 2nd October between 2.30pm - 5.30pm that had been tested and isolating, have now each received a NEGATIVE result for their first round of tests👏

We are looking forward to those staff returning to work in a week’s time.

As we all venture forward in the world where we can continue to enjoy the things we love most, we must acknowledge the efforts of the people who are constantly maintaining the cleanliness of our facilities. If you’ve ever visited the Hot Springs before, you’d have no doubt spotted our amazing team of cleaners hard at work all day every day 🙏

Our commitment to upholding the covid-safe procedures and comprehensive cleaning has enabled people to continue to enjoy the Hot Springs Sanctuary over the weekend, and we wish to again thank everyone again for your continued support and following covid-safe guidelines!

Visit the link in our bio to view available sessions and to book now for this week!
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THE FALLS ♨️

Hit the link in our bio to book your midweek mineral boost!

#hotsprings #geothermal #mineralbathing
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The outside air is currently 10°C ~ but our twin geo rock pools are currently sitting at steamy temps between 39 - 40 °C ♨️

Check this weeks session availability and book online via the link in our bio.

#hotsprings #geothermalminerals #bathing #sanctuary #deepbluehotsprings
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Soaking up the last days of the school holidays ♨️ ...

SALT THERAPY

Our Salt Room will be reopening this Wednesday 29th 🙌

Salt Therapy safely and effectively promotes mucociliary clearance of the respiratory system. It works as a “gentle brush” to clean the airways and lungs of: mucus, allergens, pollutants and other debris. When salt aerosol particles enter the respiratory system, they gently stimulate the body’s natural action of cilia movement. This promotes the expectoration of mucus from the lungs 🫁, sinuses 👃, and wax from the ear canal👂.

45 min pre-booked Salt Therapy sessions will be available daily at 10AM, 1.30PM & 5PM. BOOK NOW via the link in our bio.
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CAVE BATHING ...

LAVENDER

This sweet and calming purple flower is revealing itself all over the Sanctuary at the moment. Hugging the pools to provide an added layer of indulgence for the senses. The therapeutic benefits of Lavender are many and various research studies indicate that it can help to reduce anxiety levels. On a spiritual level, the colour purple is associated with the Crown Chakra linked with higher purpose and spiritual connectivity 💜
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VITALITY

Happy #worldwellnessweekend ♨️

World Wellness Weekend (WWW) aims to inspire and empower people to make healthier choices and enjoy an active lifestyle with family & friends.

If a dip into the Sanctuary is not possible for you this weekend, there’s still many things you can do from home to keep your body and mind in a state of Vitality through the 5 pillars of wellness #sleepandcreativity #nutritionandimmunity #vitalityandmovement #serenityandmindfulness #purposeandsolidarity
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DRIFTING through the week ♨️💦

Early Rise, Morning, Afternoon and Adults only Twilight sessions are available daily.

BOOK NOW via the link in our bio.
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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 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.  **We offer a full refund if your planned experience needs to be cancelled due to travel restrictions.

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 with the exception of 'companion card' holders.

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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spa and climate therapy

Sulphurous mineral waters have vasodilating activity on vessels of bronchial mucose, improving its trophic state, and increase the production of secretory…