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It was my best friend’s twentieth birthday on Thursday.

For her birthday, Indy organised a day trip to Rye – which is more or less the bottom of Victoria in Australia – to pay a visit to the Peninsula Hot Springs. Rumor has it that the Hot Springs is the first natural hot springs and day spa centre in Victoria. It’s apparently made up of natural thermal mineral waters that basically turn into these to-die-for spas. To say the least, it was incredible and tranquil – especially the view from the highest spa. It was a photographers dream, I can say that much, and I’m afraid the photographs below won’t do it justice. That is how beautiful it was!

We spent up to five hours going from spa to spa, to sauna to sauna and by the end of those five hours, I felt like my skin was never going to un-prune (is that even a word?), but it was worth it.

The Turkish bath (Hamam) was one of my favourites. Basically, if you don’t know what a Turkish bath (Hamam) is – according to Wikipedia – it is a sauna distinguished by a focus on water, as distinct from ambient steam. It’s a method of cleansing and relaxation. At first, I was very reluctant because when I stepped in I could not breathe for the life of me because of the steam, but once I adjusted, it was relaxing and cleansing to say the least because steam actually exfoliated our skin.

My least favourite thing about the Hot Springs was leaving. I didn’t want to leave. I mean, despite me turning into a prune, I had a ball and I would totally recommend it if you’re going to Victoria anytime soon, or live in Victoria and have never been!

But it wouldn’t have happened without my dearest friend, Indy. So thank you Indy for an amazing day! 

Also, after the Hot Springs, since we were far from home and had nothing else to do, we decided to spend the day in Rye visiting the beach nearby. I will share those photographs in another post, another time.


  1. I've always wanted to visit the Peninsula hot springs, but have never had the opportunity to go. I really should, it's so close to Melbourne!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  2. I would absolutely LOVE to go to a place like this, it looks absolutely beautiful. I also love the natural shots of your friends, blog posts with all posey pictures get a bit too much sometimes! Looking forward to seeing the pictures from Rye beach. :)

    Imogen // imogenscribbles

  3. Looks & sounds like such a fun visit! :)

  4. beautiful photos Jes, makes me wanna go pamper myself right away! looks like everyone had fun. happy weekend x

  5. What an awesome thing to do for a birthday celebration! Looks so awesome!
    I really like the first towels hanging photo, it's really artistic :)


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