EXPERIENCES

Dindal and Star Lore Experience

Experience a night under the southern stars with interpretations of the constellations and dreaming stories by First Nations storytellers. The night begins with a walk through the forest to a sacred space a short distance from the festival area. Share a traditional earth oven meal of locally caught foods and vegetables. This immersive experience allows you to connect with country to and gain a deeper understanding of first nations culture in an unforgettable landscape.

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Local Providore Dinner Immersion

This farm to table experience accompanied by live music, highlights cuisine from the region’s finest organic gardens, local wineries, and providores in this exquisite dinner overlooking the scenic Mornington Peninsula.

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Body Clay Ritual

Experience the healing powers and cooling effects of clay with our signature body clay ritual, perfect for friends and family of all ages. We have carefully selected a series of detoxifying clays from around Australia, each with their own unique therapeutic benefits. The only space to use these medicinal clays are at Clay Ridge.

Body Clay Ritual packages can be purchased for $15 at reception

Fire and Ice Experience

Be invigorated by the powers of hot and cold therapy in our state-of-the-art saunas and Ice Cave. Flow between our hot saunas, our sub-zero Ice Cave and Deep Freeze chamber, cold plunge pools and geothermal hot springs. Experience the key health benefits of this popular science. 

Relaxation Cabanas and Domes

These spaces are divinely appointed with daybeds, decor, and soft lighting, out of the elements. We ask that if you are using these spaces that you respect other guests by keeping conversations at a whisper and to a minimum to experience a gentle reset.

Bath House Amphitheatre Cafe

Choose from a range of healthy dishes containing ingredients that are harvested, where possible, directly from our very own Food Bowl and inspired by the s.l.o.w (seasonal, local, organic, whole) food movement. The open-air Amphitheatre café looks out onto our Amphitheatre stage, so you can enjoy seasonal arts and entertainment performances while you dine.

Bath House Picnic Areas

Our outdoor picnic areas are located in our family-friendly Bath House and Bath House Amphitheatre. These picnic areas means you can enjoy your own food throughout the day. There’s ample lawn space, picnic seating and tables in a beautiful native coastal garden setting. We know you’ll love the view and we ask that you don’t take your own food into the bathing areas or café.

Natural, Healing Waters of Peninsula Hot Springs…

  • More than 10,000 years old and heated by the earth’s core, our mineral rich water rises from 637 metres below ground to flow into our pools.
  • Did you know every morning begins with filling our pools with fresh, natural geothermal water?
  • Throughout operating hours, our water is constantly refreshed – never recirculated, and is regularly monitored by our dedicated pools team.
  • Every night every pool is emptied and cleaned, ready for the new day.

Mineral Content of the Springs

High in mineral content, our water comes straight from the earth’s core. Peninsula Hot Springs is a filtration hot spring with surface water estimated to have been deep within the earth for more than 10,000 years.

Our waters rise from 637 metres below the ground and are classified as true mineral springs. Assessments conducted by the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences in New Zealand support this, concluding that dissolved solids measure over 3, 500 part per million (PPM).

Our Water's Minerals

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Magnesium converts blood sugar to energy and promotes healthy skin. Peninsula Hot Springs contains 90 PPM magnesium.

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Potassium assists in the normalisation of heart rhythms, assists in reducing high blood pressure, helps to eliminate body toxins and promotes healthy skin. Peninsula Hot Springs contain 64 PPM potassium.

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Mineral springs naturally rich in chlorides, in amounts between 0.5 to 3%, are considered by some researchers to be beneficial for rheumatic conditions, arthritis, central nervous system conditions, post-traumatic and post-operative disorders. Peninsula Hot Springs contain 1432 PPM chloride content.

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Bathing in bicarbonate water assists in opening peripheral blood vessels, improving circulation to the body’s extremities and potentially helping to address hypertension and mild atherosclerosis. Some researchers believe that bicarbonate baths also assist cardiovascular disease and nervous system imbalances. Peninsula Hot Springs thermal mineral water contains 1163 PPM bicarbonate.

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Boron builds muscle mass, increases brain activity and strengthens bones. Peninsula Hot Springs contains 1.3 PPM boron.

 

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Dear Awaken Community ,

It is with extreme disappointment that we need to announce that the Awaken Festival has been postponed until later this year.

The festival’s entire core production team is based in the Northern Rivers NSW region, which has been hit very hard this week with extreme flooding and we are now facing power outages, loss of internet and phone reception, massive damage to property and more. This natural disaster has severely impacted our team and we are now needing to focus on the massive task of clean up and repair.

This has been a huge unseen blow to all of us. After finally getting through the chaos of Covid we were so ready to unite the community with an incredibly positive experience at Awaken.  

We have such deep gratitude to you all for enduring this challenging journey with us and we apologise for any inconvenience. For all current ticket holders, please bear with us while we deal with limited connectivity – we will be in touch asap regarding ticket refunds.

We are fully committed to holding the festival later in the year and we sincerely hope you can join us. We would love to keep in touch with you so please join our EMAIL LIST so we can keep you updated.

We are confident that when we do finally launch Awaken it will be a truly powerful event.

The Awaken Production Team