Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. Credit: Destination NSW; James Horan
Spas and wellbeing
The Day Spa at the Langham Hotel in The Rocks is known for its beautiful 20m indoor pool. Pop by for a swim, steam and sauna or an indulgent spa treatment such as the BABOR Facial or the Perfect Gold Massage, with creams said to contain 24-carat gold particles.
Spas and wellbeing in Sydney
After a busy day on your feet shopping up a storm, head to a boutique spa for a quick pick-me-up or the full pampering experience amid five-star luxury.
The Refreshing Spa Mix at endota spa in The Rocks includes a billabong foot bath, organic facial, soothing massage and manicure, using 100 per cent organic Australian oils and fragrances.
Funky style and lots of choice are on offer at SpaQ in the city centre. Try a Metamorphosis (warm oil back massage and caviar facial) or The Plush Princess, a Javanese body scrub.
Weary shoppers will love the range of treatments at the 14-room Spa at The Darling in inner-city Pyrmont. Splash out on a La Prairie Swiss Ice Crystal Facial that’s sure to leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated.
Balmain Bath House is a less formal, chilled-out space for total relaxation. Indulge in hot and cold spas, a steam room and sauna before a sublime Turkish Body Scrub.
At Fleur de Lys day spa in leafy Woollahra, stress will melt away after an amazing Moroccan Hammam experience, which involves relaxing on a heated marble table in a steam room as you’re pampered to perfection with fragrant oils and perfumes.