December 12, 2022
the perfect date night ideas when visiting the springs
Written by Amelia
Whether you enjoy regular, scheduled date nights with your significant other or you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, coming up with interesting date night ideas requires a touch of creativity.
Bathing in a thermal spa bath can present a totally unique date night experience. From private baths to journeying through the Bath House bathing gully, there’s something about immersing yourself in a thermal spring under the sparkling stars of the Mornington Peninsula sky that spells romance and reconnection.
And considering Peninsula Hot Springs is located just under 90 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, we’re far enough from the hustle and bustle to provide tranquillity and relaxation, and yet close enough for an after-work adventure. If you’re wondering what to do in Melbourne at night, travelling to a coastal oasis might be just what the doctor ordered.
Here are some of our favourite date night ideas when visiting Peninsula Hot Springs.
date night idea 1: private sanctuary and bathe
For an evening in which everything can melt away apart from the one you’re with, look no further than a private bathing package. This package includes your choice of an indoor or outdoor private thermal spa bath, plus all of site bathing and robe, towel and locker hire.
Our ceramic indoor baths are located in beautifully appointed huts with windows that open to allow for fresh air and garden views. These baths are big enough to comfortably accommodate two people and are filled with geothermal mineral water. The indoor baths also come with the option to add Tulsi tea, lavender milk or essential oils (which each have their own unique benefits) for an even more luxurious experience.
Our private outdoor baths, on the other hand, allow for seclusion in the open-air and among the tea-trees. Our outdoor baths can hold up to five guests, so they’re great for double dates, too!
Create a dreamy date night by adding refreshments such as sparkling wine and cheese platters to your private bath – or book a private sanctuary dine and bathe package to include dinner as well.
date night idea 2: dine and bathe
Our dine and bathe package is a mindful twist on the classic ‘dinner and a movie’ date night. With access to bathing in both the tranquil, adults-only Spa Dreaming Centre and larger Bath House area, a seasonal three-course meal in our licensed dining room and robe, towel and locker hire, this experience is sure to create space for connection.
When it comes to what to do in Melbourne at night (or just beyond Melbourne) the dine and bathe package is a date night with a difference. And in case you’re wondering, eating dinner in your robe is absolutely allowed!
date night idea 3: recharge bathing
Seeing as it allows for one hour of enjoying the thermal spa baths in the Bath House area, our Recharge bathing option can be the ideal date night choice if time is of the essence.
Our Bath House boasts 70 globally-inspired bathing experiences, including various saunas, a Turkish hamam, cold plunge pools, hot pools, massaging mineral showers, a reflexology walk, a cafe perfect for takeaway treats — and plenty more.
The Bath House is open until 11pm. You’ll choose an arrival time when booking.
date night idea 4: glamping accommodation
Here it is: the ultimate date night idea! Our luxury Glamping tents are nestled in nature and appointed with private decks, ensuite bathrooms, king-size beds, heated floors, day beds and everything you need for a stunning and immersive date night. Accommodation bookings come with room service, all of site bathing, breakfast in our Spa Dreaming Centre dining room and yoga and ‘Fire & Ice’ wellness activities.
For an extra special weekend away — or even if you’re simply wanting to enjoy a midweek escape with thermal spa baths — our glamping packages allow you to truly unwind and connect with your beloved.