Pamper Yourself At These Gold Coast Day Spas

Pamper Yourself At These Gold Coast Day Spas

16 Oct 2023

Soak your worries away and indulge in beauty and wellbeing treatments at some of the best day spas on the Gold Coast. Treat yourself to a mind-melting massage, rejuvenating facial or blissful body wrap at a 5-star hotel, outdoor bathhouse or eco-retreat in the Hinterland. Combine with some sunshine and time in nature and you’re on your way to ultimate relaxation.

Ready to pop on your robe yet? If so, join us, as we take a tour of some of the most popular Gold Coast day spas.

Lost World Spa at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

Soak up the fresh mountain air and natural beauty of this spectacular World Heritage area, from this unique Gold Coast day spa found at an eco retreat atop a mountain in Hinterland. Gaze out across the mountains and valleys of Lamington National Park from the hot tub in the treatment room with truly spectacular views. (See main image.)

Unwind with a mind and muscle melting massage, rituals for radiant skin or vinotherapy treatment, which harnesses the powerful anti-aging properties of the grapes from vineyards in the valley below for rejuvenating facial and skincare.

Happily, when you emerge from Lost World Spa feeling restored and radiant, you won’t be met with the demands of our busy modern world. Rather you’ll be surrounded by the soothing sights and scents of a rainforest wilderness to calm your mind and refresh your spirit even further. 
Location: O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, 3582 Lamington National Park Rd

Greenhouse Bathhouse

Recently relocated to the tranquil surrounds of Tallebudgera Valley, this chic hacienda-style bathhouse offers a blissful bathing and wellness experience in an alfresco setting. A bubbling hot magnesium hydrotherapy pool and accompanying cold plunge sit under a gabled patio in a beautifully landscaped garden, where you can lounge in the sun between dips.


The serene soaking spot also offers a custom built wet steam room and red cedar sauna and outdoor showers in pretty pebbled Med-style surrounds, or you can raise the relaxation stakes and add in an intuitive massage in the luxurious treatment rooms. Opt for a Signature Soak Session at $55 for 90 minutes of bliss, or upgrade to include a body scrub, facial or light lunch and drinks. Post soak, enjoy delicious vegan offerings from the adjoining restaurant and botanical bar, Greenhouse Canteen.
Location: 268 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley

Spa by JW at JW Marriott Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Resort & Spa has a reputation for luxury and the extravagance extends  to the sleek, sophisticated spa lounge and six treatment rooms of the newly opened Spa by JW. Administered by talented therapists, treatments are designed around four pillars - Calm, Indulge, Invigorate and Renew. 

Choose a tailored treatment from an express 30-minute facial or a personalised spa experience combining a footbath, full body polish, relaxing oil bath and blissful aromatherapy massage. Share the experience with your special someone in the signature couple’s room where you can enjoy massages and treatments in tandem.


After your treatment, linger in the serene spa lounge, spend some time in the traditional sauna or relax in the alfresco garden terrace. Self-care is health care and whether you’re fatigued from a long journey, or want to treat yourself to a quick glow up, time in Spa by JW will be time well spent nurturing your mind, body and spirit.
Location: 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise

One Spa at RACV Royal Pines Resort

With clean, curved architecture and soaring, pavilion ceilings, One Spa at RAVC Royal Pines Resort is a unique and beautiful space, but it’s how you feel after a treatment here that’s really extraordinary. 


Every aspect of your experience is relaxing and luxurious down to the finest detail, from the spacious, private change rooms complete with shower and hair dryer to the LaGaia Unedited luxury skincare range used for treatments.

Surrender to ultimate relaxation under hands of skilled therapists during deeply restorative treatments including luxe facials, full body exfoliation and thermal mud wrap or a range of wonderful water therapy treatments. No need to hurry back to the distractions and demands of everyday life - take a moment in the relaxation lounge  to enjoy a soothing herbal tea and beautiful views. You’ll emerge feeling radiant and relaxed on a deep level.
Ross St, Benowa

Chuan Spa at The Langham, Gold Coast

The Langham. Gold Coast s known for a premium level of luxe and that extends to the stunning Chuan Spa - a serene space that exudes a sense of tranquility that takes over the moment you set foot inside. Treatments are designed using ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophies and the principals of the five elements to restore balance. 

You can book in for all kinds of deluxe pampering from packages that encompass hours of blissful body scrubs, wraps and massage using acupressure and aromatherapy, to an express facial using organic products from iKOU. 


With eight treatment rooms including couples rooms, male and female sauna and a magnesium pool to soak in after your treatment, this spa offers a five star wellness experience. (See feature image.)
Location: 38 Old Burleigh Rd, Surfers Paradise

The Bathhouse at Ground Currumbin

The Bathhouse at Ground Currumbin is an oasis of serenity, with hot tubs, hydro spas, magnesium plunge pool and an authentic wood fired, hot stone sauna set beneath the sprawling branches of a huge old fig tree.


Say ‘aaahhhhh’ and let the tension melt from your muscles as you sink into the mineral enriched waters. Enhance the experience by adding a massage or deluxe facial to your soak session or up the wellbeing element with some time in the infrared sauna. 

It’s one of the lushest wellness experiences on the Gold Coast and you’re guaranteed to float out the door. Don’t forget to sample some fresh and healthy eats from Pasture & Co. which is conveniently located next door.
Location: 2 Village Way, Currumbin Valley

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

The spa at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat is eco-tourism certified and boasts a bevy of awards to prove its popularity, recently taking out World’s Best Eco Spa at the 2020 World Spa Awards. 

With 33 treatment rooms, you’ll find an extensive menu of spa pampering available from facials to massage to Ayurveda Aromatherapy. They offer treatments targeting stress and emotional wellbeing, holistic services and speciality therapies from the world over, including Ancient Hawaiian bodywork, Reiki healing and Japanese Rockupuncture. 


It’s one of the most exclusive Gold Coast day spas, reserved for use by Gwinganna retreat guests. But a couple of nights spent dining on freshly prepared organic produce and recalibrating mind and body doesn’t sound too bad does it?

Location: 192 Syndicate Rd, Tallebudgera Valley

Eden Health Retreat

Trade in the gold for green, some fresh mountain air and a more gentle pace at Eden Health Retreat – a private oasis nestled in the sprawling hinterland of Tallebudgera Valley

Folk seeking more balance in their life flock here for wellness retreats and it’s not hard to see why. The world-class spa offers a delicious list of healing therapies; body wraps are a speciality here, which are used in many cultures to balance and heal. 


Try the Balinese Hydrating Wrap for a unique take on this ancient healing practice, including a full body exfoliation followed by a body masque of cinnamon, chocolate and ginger – now that’s a glow up!
Location: 1815 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin Valley 

SpaQ at QTGold Coast

Take time just for yourself at spaQ. Select one of the decadent treamtments off their extensive menu and be wrapped, steamed, and scrubbed into a delicious state of tranquillity. Pamper yourself properly with one of the signature experiences combining various wellness rituals like a body scrub, massage and customised facial into a sublime two and a half hour treatment. 

Social ‘spa-ing’ is a forte here, with groups of three or more invited to take it slow, sip on sparkling (or an herbal tea) slide into a fluffy robe for group treatments - perfect for lady’s days, hens parties or a couples treatment with your partner (who would be very pleased if you surprised them with this experience). There’s an onsite Hammam-inspired steam room and relaxation lounge to unwind in as well. Or you could recline on a sun lounge for a post-spa sip at The Spring -  QT's chic Palm Springs poolside precincnt. Relaxation at its finest!
Location: 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise

Soak Bathhouse

Soak Bathhouse is located in seaside hub of Mermaid Beach. More than a spa, this sleek urban bathhouse is a hybrid wellness destination that also moonlights as a co-working space for those who like to mix work with pleasure. 


Start with a simple soak session ($49 for 90 minutes) in the communal mineral baths. Dip in and out of the hot spas and cold plunge pools, sweat it out in the sauna and steam room, or limber up with a yoga class in the custom-built Flowhouse studio. The centuries old ritula of heating and cooling the body via hyrotherapy delivers numerous health benefits to enhance energy and mood, improve skin health and sleep and reduce tension.

Visit in the evenings for a social soak where you can sip on an alcoholic beverage,and check the website for special events like Soak Sounds with live music for a unique bathhouse experience. Massages and LED facials are on the menu here too, while memberships are a cost-effective option if you’re likely to be a repeat visitor (and we guarantee you will be).
Location: Shop 20, 2540 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

Earth & Skin Organic Day Spa

If organic products fused with a nurturing, holistic spa experience is on your wishlist, make your way to Mudgeeraba for an extra special treat. Nestled within a cottage-style Queenslander, Earth & Skin is an exquisite spa experience is a where you'll be cocooned in soothing sanctuary of relaxation and emerge glowing, rejuvenated and deeeply relaxed.


The divine organic products are infused via a range of beautiful signature treatments focused on calming while also stimulating renewal for body, soul, mind and skin. Try the age-defying and ultra restorative Bio Marine – Deep Sea Actives Facial, or indulge in some non-invasive LED Light Therapy that treats skin on a cellular level. There is sugaring, brow shaping, eco spray tans and special pregnancy treatments available too.
Location: 2 Regency Pl, Mudgeeraba

Native State

Located on the southern end of the Gold Coast in Kirra, Native State is a lush, European inspired bathhouse and studio gym that takes a holistic approach to health, wellness and performance. This day spa delivers an immaculate aesthetic with clean lines, natural materials and state-of-the-art facilities.


Experience the benefits of hydrothermal therapy as you cycle through a heated vitality pool, cold plunge pool, steam room, traditional cedar sauna, infrared sauna and meditation lounge. A good soak session can ease muscles, boost your immune system, improve sleep and reduce stress. Native State also offers casual studio fitness and functional movement classes including circuit training, resistance training, weights and breathwork.

You can drop in for a casual soak session or fitness class if you’re from out of town, and locals can take advantage of a membership where you can either enjoy unlimited use of the bathhouse, fitness studio or both. Whether you want to rest and replenish or challenge yourself, the team of highly skilled wellness experts at Native State are there to help you achieve your goals.
Location: 8 Creek Street, Coolangatta

Lan Spa

You’ll instantly feel a sense of zen the moment you step inside Lan Spa - an oasis of calm in the buzz of Surfers Paradise. This modern haven for R&R featuries a sleek fit out with contemporary treatment rooms complete with soaking tubs and private relaxation booths.

Massage, facials and all your favourite spa treatments are available here, but it’s LAN’s extensive range of non-surgical, anti-ageing treatments that really sets them apart – from PicoWay laser to the HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) that works hard to tighten, lift, contour and smooth. Or for something a little extra special try the Petal Milky Bath with High Tea.
Location: 11 Elkhorn Ave, Surfers Paradise

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Narelle Bouveng
Narelle Bouveng

A local Gold Coast mum and well-travelled Australian travel writer, Narelle has over 21 years’ experience wandering and chooses to call Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast home. A sunrise and sunset regular, you will often find her juggling a coffee and her camera, snapping for her blog and family travel inspired Instagram @alittleatlarge while youngest daughter Tiah frolics alongside.


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