In 1986 the historical bath house at Hepburn Springs was reopened after being restored and renovated. The Edwardian facade was retained but the whole of the interior was redesigned and modernised. New facilities included a large heated mineral water pool and hot spa and a choice of heated individual or double mineral spa baths taken with a variety of herbs, pela mud or pine foam.
Massage rooms were also installed as well as a comfortable lounge to relax in after treatment. Since these renovations were carried out, the spa complex has not been able to keep up with the increasing demand, particularly at weekends and during school holidays.
After carefully examining several options, the Government, on the advice of the Mineral Springs Advisory Committee, decided to double the size of the spa complex and create the most outstanding hydrotherapy centre in Australia, the rebuilding was completed in 1992.
A good place to go you don't have to visit the spas of Europe to know that the potential for development of the mineral springs area in Victoria is enormous. Its elevation gives the air its special crispness, the streams, trees, hills and valleys, its beauty. Add to this the "body bliss" of the spa, somewhere comfortable to stay, and you have all the ingredients for a booming health and holiday resort.
'Talking the waters' is no longer a nostalgic trip into the past but a 'must' for the health-conscious who look to a fi.