INCORPORATING ANCIENT ABORIGINAL WISDOM AND POWERFUL LOCAL INGREDIENTS, AUSTRALIA’S FINEST ECO SPAS OFFER GUESTS UNRIVALLED LOCATIONS, ORGANIC TREATMENTS AND LUXURY-INSPIRED TRANQUILITY
With an abundance of vast, sprawling areas of natural beauty, an ever-increasing appreciation for time-honoured Aboriginal customs and a thriving organic beauty industry, Australia is in the midst of an eco-minded spa boom. Indigenous ingredients and ancient traditions join forces with cutting-edge treatments and luxury therapies to create some of the world’s most tranquil yet forward-thinking spa experiences. From rainwater harvesting systems in the thick of the luscious rainforest to organic therapies located on the edge of the lapping ocean, Australia’s eco spas have replaced carbon footprints with a little taste of bliss.
Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa
Nestled in the heart of the world’s oldest rainforest and serenaded by the treetop echoes of its wild inhabitants, Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa is an inspiring getaway on the southern banks of the Daintree River. Located just minutes from the soothing coastline of the Coral Sea – home to the Great Barrier Reef – guests are immersed in the gentle warmth of the tropics and the sacredness of ‘Wawu-karrba’, the Aboriginal Kuku Yalanji women’s special place for ‘healing of the spirit’.
With over 30,000 years of ancestral Aboriginal history at its fingertips, Daintree Eco Lodge has an ongoing commitment to share the Kuku Yalanji culture by incorporating ancient Aboriginal wisdom within premium treatments at its Wellness Spa. Using the revered LI’TYA pure Australian botanicals range to create a luxuriant spa menu, its therapists expertly bind together the potent natural forces of the surrounding forna with time-honoured techniques to deliver holistic wellbeing and a truly unforgettable eco experience.
Jindii Eco Spa
The award-winning Jindii Eco Spa is sheltered within the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanical Gardens in Canberra, and is the working embodiment of a clean, sustainable approach to spa and wellness. Twice recipient of the Best LI’TYA Urban Spa award, it provides an impressive array of diverse spa treatments, all of which are designed to restore the body’s natural energy and balance using only the finest in Australian organic spa products.
Its Deep Ocean Renewal Facial draws on powerful nutrient-rich elements to rejuvenate and strengthen the skin, using key coastal ingredients such as marine collagen, kelp, marine algae and mother-of-pearl extract to deeply cleanse and exfoliate, while its high-performance, customised Mikiri facial includes two specialised masks that focus on Australian native ingredients, such as Lilly Pilly (the antioxidant-rich fruit of the tropical rainforest tree) and Wild Rosella, to revitalise, cool and hydrate.
Eco Spa Mandurah
Focused on using natural, raw ingredients, Eco Spa Mandurah celebrates high-end, Australian-made organic products within its wellness treatments that include massage, facials, body treatments, body wraps, raw scrubs, manicures and many more. With a particular emphasis on sustainability, it boasts a stunning beachfront location by the Mandurah Ocean Marina, located on the shores of Comet Bay overlooking the Indian Ocean, just under an hour from Perth.
All its luxury treatments are designed to connect beauty, tranquility and relaxation, such as its deep-tissue Bamboo massage, in which organic bamboo canes from Byron Bay are used in a mastered technique to ease tired muscles, not to mention help to reduce cellulite, restore skin elasticity, improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. Equally, its four-hour Raw Elements package includes a healing hot-stone massage, a personally tailored Eco Honey Facial and a Raw Revival Pedicure, to stimulate the senses and rebalance wellbeing.