As the weather cools down we’re always looking for fun ways to warm up! Instead of hiding under a blanket this winter, why not try soaking your troubles away?
Here are some of our favourite hot springs, baths and hot tubs around Adelaide and South Australia.
It’s a bit of a drive from Adelaide, but on the edge of the Simpson Desert in Witjira National Park you’ll find these incredible hot springs. The water varies between 38-43 degrees. It’s the perfect swimming stop for anyone heading on a road trip up north.
Find out more here.
For those who’d like their soaking session to take place in a small contained space, a float tank is There are now several venues in Adelaide offering floatation therapy, including Blue Lagoon in West Lakes, The Float Room in Marion and The Float Spa in Ferryden Park.
Hit The Spa
Many of Adelaide’s top day spas offer the opportunity to soak in a spa or hot tub as one of their beauty treatments. Combine with a massage or facial, or just see if you can drop by in your lunch hour. Try Temple Day Spa in Unley or Senses Day Spa in Hahndorf.
Book yourself in for a night at one of Adelaide’s best hotels and enjoy their hot tub facilities. The Playford has a beautiful indoor pool and hot tub available for guests, but if you’re in the mood for a private soak their suites feature individual spa baths.
Looking for the ultimate luxury experience? Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island features suites with unique tubs and baths with incredible coastal views. The pick of the bunch is Osprey Pavilion, with a private outdoor plunge spa. This is a weekend getaway you won’t forget.
And for the adventurous, we’ve got a legit hot spring that you definitely shouldn’t swim in. Paralana Radioactive Hot Springs in Arkaroola in the Flinders Ranges. If the radioactive part of the name isn’t enough of a warning, the temperatures here range from 50-60 degrees. The TripAdvisor reviews are very mixed!