World Bathing Day 2019 wrap-up

World Bathing Day is over for another year, but we’re still buzzing from what was an incredible carnival of culture. The event, which is now in its second year, was created to celebrate bathing practices and their significance all over the world.

As per tradition, we kicked off the day with a beautiful didgeridoo ceremony from Lionel Lauch at sunrise.

Lionel Lauch from Living Culture welcomes the day


Throughout the day there was Japanese bathing, Moroccan clay workshops, global bathing journeys and Fire and Ice activities.

Peninsula Hot Springs co-founder Charles Davidson and his wife, Yuki prepare for traditional Japanese bathing


Body Clay participants take a walk through the Amphitheatre to dry off


Experiences Manager Matt Sykes connects with a guest during a Global Bathing Journey


Daring guests take on the challenge of the ice plunge pool


Our Amphitheatre stage came alive with various types of performances – from live music and sound healing to hot spring yoga and fascinating wellness “hot talks”.

Brad Kennedy treats guests to some acoustic music


Guests enjoy the music through underwater speakers


Sound healer Chris Dixon plays the didgeridoo


Wellness instructor Nikka Holt leads a hot spring yoga class


Our Baby In a Bucket photo spot

We also set up a “Baby in a Bucket” photo opportunity for guests to capture their little ones in our bathing barrels and share with #babyinabarrel to help spread the word about the billions of children around the world who don’t have daily access to clean bathing water.

It was inspiring and humbling to see so many people get involved in World Bathing Day 2019, and we’re already looking forward to World Bathing Day 2020.

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