10 of Sydney’s most indulgent day spas

The best spas don’t just relax your body – they also rejuvenate your soul. These one-of-a-kind Sydney pamper palaces deliver extraordinary wellness experiences that let you escape the everyday.

Destination NSW

Destination NSW

Jan 2024 -
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A city sanctuary: Chuan Spa 

Rejuvenation is a given at Chuan Spa, a serene underground sanctuary available to guests and visitors at The Langham, Sydney in the city centre. Just entering the Roman-style heated pool space is enough to calm a busy mind, with the highly qualified team taking care of body stress with holistic treatments featuring Babor skincare products. Go all out with the Champagne & Gold Indulgence, a 4.5-hour top-to-toe pampering experience that starts with a full-body massage, followed by a 90-minute facial, deluxe manicure and pedicure, light lunch and a glass of champagne. 

Woman enjoying tea at Chuan Spa, The Langham Hotel, Sydney CBD

Chuan Spa at The Langham Hotel, Sydney CBD - Credit: Paul Bamford

Something for everyone: SpaQ at QT Sydney 

Located in the heart of the city, SpaQ at QT Sydney is an opulent city haven. The long list of therapeutic treatments will allow all to reset, unwind and relax, and can be customised to suit your individual R&R groove. Spoil yourself with the Metamorphosis package which includes a full day of pampering complete with a morning soak in the Hammam-inspired steam room, a body wrap, massage, facial and lunch in the relaxation room. Bliss! There’s also an on-site Barber Shop for the stylish gentleman. 

On-site Barber Shop at SpaQ at QT Sydney, Sydney CBD

Barber Shop at SpaQ at QT Sydney, Sydney CBD - Credit: SpaQ at QT Sydney

Beautiful backdrops: Endota Spa 

Fancy jaw dropping views with your pampering session? Endota Spa in the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney offers four treatment rooms, swish lounge areas and arguably one of Sydney’s best vistas. Think high performance facials, detox massaging and decadent packages for the ultimate pampering session. 

Twin massage rooms at Endota Spa, Four Seasons Hotel

Endota Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney - Credit: Endota Spa, Four Seasons Hotel 

High roller: The Darling Spa 

The Darling Spa, at The Star Sydney in nearby Pyrmont, delivers on its promise to reconnect body, mind and soul. Along with beautiful treatment rooms, the spa includes a Moroccan hammam chamber, steam room and Jacuzzi. Alongside the more familiar offerings are treatments that use the Li’Tya skincare range of products that harness the power of native Australian plants and Aboriginal knowledge. Try the dreamy Li’Tya Mirri facial, with lilly pilly, kelp and macadamia combining to boost your skin after a long flight or late night. 

Spa room at The Darling Spa, The Star Sydney, Pyrmont

The Darling Spa at The Star Sydney, Pyrmont - Credit: Samantha Rose

Ancient Asian healing: Chi, The Spa 

Chi, The Spa at the Shangri-La Hotel offers wellness treatments inspired by Asian cultures, using botanical ingredients indigenous to Australia. Book in for the three-hour ‘Journey Down Under’ experience for wattle seed scrub, pink clay body wrap, aromatherapy massage and deep cleansing facial. It’s the elixir for modern day stress. 

Indoor pool at Chi, The Spa - Shangri-La Hotel, The Rocks

Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, The Rocks - Credit: Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel

A boutique beauty: Sol Spa 

California meets sunny Sydney at the Sol Spa at The Botanica Vaucluse, an Instagrammer’s paradise surrounded by verdant gardens where champagne and cocktails are on the pre- and post-treatment menu, and your visit can be paired with a two-course meal at the restaurant. Offerings range from a diamond-infused facial to pregnancy-safe packages for mums-to-be. 

Interior view of Sol Spa Botanica Vaucluse, Vaucluse

Sol Spa at The Botanica Vaucluse, Vaucluse  - Credit: Sol Spa Botanica Vaucluse

Serene escape: Inglis Day Spa 

Inglis Day Spa sits on the top level of The William Inglis Hotel in Warwick Farm, a 40-minute drive southwest of the city centre. While the hotel celebrates Warwick Farm’s horseracing history with an equine theme, the spa is all about relaxation and restoration. Modern spa suites are complemented by a rooftop pool with cabanas and lounges, and decadent treatments designed to pamper your senses. Try the 150-minute Crystal Healing treatment, which includes a muscle-melting hot-stone massage, rejuvenating facial and soothing head massage. 

Hot stone massage at The William Inglis Hotel, Warwick Farm

Inglis Day Spa at The William Inglis Hotel, Warwick Farm - Credit: Damien Ford Photography

Get away from it all: Billabong Retreat 

Overlooking a billabong and mist filled escarpment, the 30-room eco-certified Billabong Retreat offers daily yoga and meditation classes, nutritious organic vegetarian fare cooked by a resident chef, massages and treetop cabins. For the ultimate escape, book a treetop room with freestanding tub on the balcony where you can soak your cares away beneath soaring eucalypt trees serenaded by bird song. 

Outdoor bath at Billabong Retreat

Outdoor bath at Billabong Retreat, Maraylya - Credit: Billabong Retreat

A one-stop shop: Gillian Adams Salon, Spa & Dining 

In Turramurra, a 35-minute drive north of central Sydney on the Upper North Shore, Gillian Adams Salon, Spa & Dining has also been providing high-end treatments for three decades. Behind the building’s Art Deco facade, you’ll find plush treatment rooms, spa and steam facilities, an oversized pool and a hair and beauty salon, plus a restaurant serving healthy meals on the terrace. Gather your friends for the 2.5-hour Le Social Spa-ing treatment — it’s available to groups of four or more and includes pool and steam time, a deluxe massage or facial, and cheese and wine. 

Gillian Adams Salon, Spa & Dining, Turrumurra

Gillian Adams Salon, Spa & Dining, Turrumurra - Credit: Gillian Adams Salon, Spa & Dining

Pure indulgence: The Spa at Park Hyatt Sydney

After a treatment at The Spa at the Park Hyatt Sydney Sydney, you can relax with a herbal tea (or glass of champagne) and soak up the jaw dropping harbour vistas across to the Sydney Opera House. This luxurious spa uses Australian skincare brands Ikou, and Kersten Florian and offers aromatherapy steam rooms where you can kiss tension goodbye.

Relaxing at The Spa at Park Hyatt, Sydney CBD

Relaxing at The Spa at Park Hyatt, Sydney CBD - Credit: The Spa at Park Hyatt

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