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Hot Springs in Melbourne & around the World

Postby Limey » 16 Mar 2008, 05:36

Yup, believe it or not we found a hot spring place about an hour outside of Melbourne! I've just finished a very long month of +70 hour weeks so I needed to unwind and this place is excellent.

If you are coming to Melbourne you'd need a car to get there, but it is worth it. The food was excellent too.


http://www.peninsularhotsprings.com

I never knew hot springs existed outside of Asia until my wife found this place, I'm very very glad she did.

Which other unlikely locations have hot springs that you've been to?

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Postby Mucha Man » 16 Mar 2008, 09:45

My home province of BC has many. Some of the wild ones are pretty fun especially if you arrive to see a bear or moose soaking first.

I was very surprised to see hot springs in Tibet.

BTW, you have to take me to the Melbourne place next time I'm in town.
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Postby Quentin » 16 Mar 2008, 14:26

My hometown was an internationally famous resort for the wealthy around the turn of the century, for the medicinal properties of taking hot baths. It was Al Capone's favorite holiday destination and he made it his informal Southern headquarters. The bath houses on Bathhouse Row, as the street is called, are considered landmarks and have been lovingly preserved as examples of Victorian-era architecture.

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Those open air springs of hot water are all over downtown. Many people take empty milk jugs and fill'em up with the healthy, natural mineral water available at public taps for free.

Oh, BTW, the name of the town is - naturally - Hot Springs. It's the only U.S. national park located in an urban area.
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Postby Limey » 18 Mar 2008, 13:55

Muzha Man wrote:
BTW, you have to take me to the Melbourne place next time I'm in town.


Of course! I've got wheels now which makes getting around a bit easier.

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Postby Sophia101 » 15 Jun 2008, 21:30

http://www.leogroup.com.tw/index.html

The owner is a friend of my elder friend, he treat us several meals and living.
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Postby Huang Guang Chen » 15 Jun 2008, 21:50

Limey, that link sent me on a wild goose chase. Was that in Mornington Peninsular? Not been there, but I have been to Hepburn/Daylesford.

Set in the scenic Macedon Ranges 110km north of Melbourne, Hepburn Springs and the adjoining town of Daylesford can be considered the spa centre of Australia. Together the two towns boast half of the nation’s known mineral springs which arise from a 450-million-year-old volcanic basin.


Sophia101, yes that Leo place is quite funky. Stayed there a few years back.

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Postby urodacus » 15 Jun 2008, 21:53

lots of hot springs in NZ, especially North Island.
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Postby Sophia101 » 15 Jun 2008, 22:25

Huang Guang Chen, I don't think so. The owner made his own cactus wine and treated us. The red wine tasted like sweet cocktail and might be popular with women. I think the meals and wine were delicious(they ever treated exPresident Chen the same meals), but all warm water was salty when taking a shower. They took the hot spring water from the seashore directly.

Everbody should try this special hot spring, and talk a long walk on the rocky seashore paths. The sunrise in the morning is very beautiful.
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Postby Mr He » 17 Jun 2008, 10:14

Sophia101 wrote:http://www.leogroup.com.tw/index.html

The owner is a friend of my elder friend, he treat us several meals and living.


Dear Sophia,

I am a hot spring freak. (Shhh, don't tell anyone)

Do they have access to the big pools only, and what's the price for a ticket?
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Postby Omniloquacious » 17 Jun 2008, 12:08

Sophia101 wrote: The owner made his own cactus wine and treated us.


I had a bottle of that wine with my dinner there on Christmas Day, and liked it very much. And although the wife and I were the only guests there that day, the chef cooked up a splendid vegetarian meal for me and an equally splendid seafood one for the wife.

Leo is currently my favourite hotel in Taiwan, and I'm longing to go back and stay there again as soon as the baby is big enough to go out and about.
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