Western gateway to the Hunter Valley.
Relax and unwind in a Hunter Valley day spa and health retreat.
A plethora of things to do plus the chance of indulging in superb meals and wine in one of Australia's most picturesque locations, has made the Hunter Valley a favoured destination for holidays. Many of these visitors opt for a day of pampering and rejuvenating treatments at one of Hunter Valley's peerless spas and health retreats.
The majority of the venues offering Hunter Valley day spas are in the district stretching between Branxton and Cessnock. Pokolbin and its famous vineyards are in the dead-centre of this district. Practised specialists at the different spas administer muscle-relaxing massages, facial and body treatments that quickly soothe away the pressures of hectic lives. Waxing, hair saunas, pedicures and manicures are among optional extras.
The larger facilities in the resort hotels boast saunas, spa baths, heated indoor pools for winter use and outdoor pools. Using these facilities and relaxing between the various treatments in beautifully maintained gardens makes a day at the Hunter Valley day spas a thoroughly cathartic experience. Some spas have double treatment rooms for couples and friends. Heavenly Hunter concentrates solely on massages and its entire staff have been fully trained in giving curative and relaxation massages.
The management at the Golden Door Health Retreat claim its Spa Elysia is the biggest in the country. Every imaginable treatment is available at Elysia and with 26 different rooms, it has plenty of space to accommodate numerous patrons at any given time. A specially designed Watsu pool and a 25-metre indoor pool are highlights here.
Château Élan's spa provides both Asian and European style massages as well as Kerstin Florian facials and body treatments. Reflections is set amid the peaceful expanses of the Adina Vineyard in Lovedale. Scalp and full-body massages and feet mud-wraps are among this establishment's delights. Dusk Spa and Beauty is in the hills above Maitland and features a dizzying array of treatments. The masseuses are particularly adept at the techniques of hot-stone massages.