The Bath House Amphitheatre was officially unveiled on Sunday 29 July by the Assistant Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Mark Coulton MP, the State Minister for Tourism and Major Events, the Hon. John Eren MP and Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne. The new area includes an Australian-first -10°C ice cave, -25°C deep freeze and sauna experience known as Fire and Ice that draws on hot and cold therapy.
Drawing on ancient and new therapies used across the world, Peninsula Hot Springs has tapped into the latest trends in healing for its expansion, with the inclusion of seven new hot spring pools, two cold plunge pools, an outdoor stage, food bowl, new café, wellness centre and cultural meeting spaces. Co-Founder and CEO of Peninsula Hot Springs Charles Davidson explains that hot springs are fast being recognised in Australia as a means of healing, health and wellbeing. “Across the world hot springs have offered wellness experiences that provide lasting physical and mental health benefits,” said Charles. “Our new Bath House Amphitheatre will not only build on our current bathing offering but will also provide guests with a means to refresh and rejuvenate their mind, body and soul allowing them to reconnect with nature and the community. We have expanded to allow for additional guests to visit the hot springs and to ensure each visitor will experience even more diverse globally inspired experiences that have never been seen before in Australia and in some cases internationally.”
With many bathing cultures represented at Peninsula Hot Springs, care has been taken to ensure guests are educated about each experience and its origins, with numerous cultural learning activities incorporated across the site. This includes a new cultural meeting space, created in collaboration with Boon Wurrung Elder Aunty Carolyn Briggs and Yuin Elder Uncle Max Dulumunmun, that has been designed using sacred principles and will be the stage for many future events.
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Mark Coulton MP has welcomed the opening of this new stage in Peninsula Hot Springs’ expansion. “Peninsula Hot Springs is a highlight for both the Mornington Peninsula community and for Victoria’s tourism industry more broadly. This expansion will generate new opportunities for local jobs and regional tourism, and further enhance the unique natural wellness experience that visitors can enjoy here,” Mark said.
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