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Gold Coast's best day spas

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Get pampered at Gold Coast's best day spas.

Whether you're here on the GC for a long time or a good time, chances are the searing Queensland sun has taken its toll on your skin, and the non-stop fun, surfing, or cafe-hopping has your body beat. We think it's high time you carved out some space to de-stress and rejuvenate - you know you deserve it. So, without further ado, here are our picks of the Gold Coast's best day spas.

Spa Q, QT Hotel

Surfers Paradise's funky QT Hotel is no ordinary lodging, and its theatrical 50s-inspired rockabilly pin-up theme continues through to one of the Gold Coast's best day spa settings. A colourful spa experience that's unlikely to be out-shone anywhere along the glittering coastal strip, get in the mood by snuggling into a robe and sipping herbal tea as you ponder their decide-while-you-wait treatment options. Finish with a complimentary treat, giving your skin a blood-circulating boost in Spa Q's hammam steam room and ice fountain.

We suggest: leave your skin simply glowing with Spa Q's 90-minute coffee and sea kelp contour wrap.

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

For an extra-special spoiling, escape to the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland. Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat takes a holistic approach to wellness—providing conventional spa treatments together with traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, naturopathy, yoga, and nutrition to sooth the mind, body, and soul. Not relaxed yet? We know you're going to adore Gwinganna's lushly forested surrounds complete with the real-time chatter of wildlife as your soundtrack.

We suggest: extending your stay for a night or two, allowing time to completely disengage from the world and reconnect with yourself. Their extensive health and wellness offerings are exceptional (oh, and take our word for it, the powerful all-over Hawaiian Bodywork treatment is like no massage you've ever tried before).

Q1 Spa, Q1 Resort & Spa

Towering over the Gold Coast skyline, Q1 Resort & Spa lives up to its namesake delivering an exceptional destination spa experience. Wood, textures, and greenery create a tropical sanctuary where guests can unwind and reflect. Specialising in distinctively Australian treatments influenced by Aboriginal Dreamtime therapies, the award-winning spa's pulsating Vichy shower, Jet Spa pod, and Hyrdostorm steam capsule are to die for.

We suggest: Q1 Spa's restorative Gubbera Kodo hot stone treatment, that'll shift tension and ensure you leave invigorated.

Aurora Spa Retreat, Palazzo Versace

Sashay into swanky world-famous Gold Coast hotel, Palazzo Versace for an afternoon of self-indulgent pleasure. Artfully designed, Aurora Spa boasts a tranquil indoor pool, sunny atrium, and couple's treatment rooms. You might not be a jet-setting Insta-celeb (yet) but here, for a few hours, you can at least feel like one.

We suggest: splurging on Aurora's signature four-handed Allawah treatment, comprising an aromatherapy back, neck, and shoulder massage, complete with nourishing facial cleanse and mask, abdominal, foot, and scalp massage. You'll think you've died and gone to heaven.

Endota Spa

Step away from the bustle of Broadbeach for a full-body buffing at the heavenly Endota Spa. A short walk from Peppers Broadbeach, this modern full-service spa offers clients a momentary escape from their hectic daily lives with essentials such as massages, facials, waxing, and body wraps.

We suggest: Endota welcomes group bookings, so gather up to eight of your gal pals for a two-hour pampering session of massage, pedicures, facials, and footbaths.

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