As the weather cools down you might not feel like hitting the beach - but that doesn't mean you should totally avoid the water!
We've found some of the best hot springs, thermal pools and hot tubs around Perth and Western Australia for your winter bathing needs.
Zebedee Thermal Springs
Yes, Western Australia has got hot springs! These thermal pools are located within El Questro Wilderness Park in the Kimberley. The springs are open to the public in the morning and people staying at The El Questro Homestead can visit privately in the afternoon. It’s a 34 hour drive from Perth to the nearby town of Kununurra so you might prefer to catch a flight.
El Questro Wilderness Park, Gibb River Road, via Great Northern Highway
On the banks of the Swan River you’ll find this Perth hot spot – literally. It’s a geothermal hydrotherapy pool that is part of the larger Bicton Pool complex, and it is open to the public at certain times of the day.
80 Blackwall Reach Parade, Bicton
Peron Homestead Precinct Hot Tub
Not quite what you’re used to when you think of a hot spring – but the Hot Tub found in Peron Homestead Precinct is filled with hot artesian waters which make it perfect for bathing at the end of a long day!
Francois Peron National Park, 10km NE of Denham
Crown Spa Aqua Retreat
Crown Spa’s incredible Aqua Retreat features a beautiful vitality pool, a steam room and a therapeutic rain shower. Usage is included with treatments longer than an hour.
Crown Perth, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood
There are floatation therapy tanks popping up all over Perth lately, giving you the chance to relax and float your worries away in an enclosed pod. Try Beyond Rest in the CBD or Joondalup, The Life Spring in Cockburn, Float & Restore in Wangara or Float Fremantle.
Relax and rejuvenate your body inside a huge Balinese rock spa. You an also combine the experience with a facial, beauty treatment or massage, and stay on-site for a weekend getaway.
30 Mundaring Weir Road, Kalamunda
If you prefer your bathing to happen in an actual bath, Yallingup’s Spa Retreat has you covered. Just look at that tub! You an also stay overnight – the luxury villa features another stunning bath.
1958 Caves Road, Yallingup