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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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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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Magnesium converts blood sugar to energy and promotes healthy skin. Peninsula Hot Springs contains 90 PPM magnesium.
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.
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.
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.
Boron builds muscle mass, increases brain activity and strengthens bones. Peninsula Hot Springs contains 1.3 PPM boron.
AWAKEN acknowledges the Boon Wurrung, Traditional Custodians of the Mornington Peninsula and their connections to land, sea, sky and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.