Canberra can help you rejuvenate and relax with massage, yoga, flotation, and beauty treatments. Better yet, complement these experiences and recharge your spirit with fresh air and natural scenic wonders.

Spa central

For the full spa treatment in lush surrounds, the Jindii Eco Spa at the Australian National Botanic Gardens offers spa rituals designed to bring you back to nature. Using a range of botanicals, the spa menu includes everything from body polish to a couples retreat. They even offer mindfulness and yoga classes.

Across town, there are plenty of spa options to suit your mood. The charming, historic Brassey Hotel in Barton hosts the impressive Hale Gym + Spa with its cave-like spa pool, infrared saunas and even a dedicated couples’ suite.  

Close by at Hotel Realm, mudd The Spa provide head-to-toe treatments using ancient healing traditions within the contemporary surrounds. Then if you feel like a workout, hydrotherapy spa, or a gentle swim, pop in to the Evo Health Club.

Find more luxury and relaxation at H2O Spa in Kingston, Soma Day Spa in NewActon, Sui Spa and Canberra Day Spa – both in the city – and the Well Retreat Day Spa and Teahouse at Gold Creek.

The tranquil Jindii Day Spa at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra.
Indulge all your senses at Jindii Eco Spa

Ease your tired muscles

If you’re looking for a remedial, deep tissue or relaxation massage, there are many options across Canberra, delivered by reliable therapists. You’ll find impressive budget options in the city – Thai Bliss or Siam Senses – or the renowned Foot & Thai in Belconnen and Phillip.

In Manuka, you can book massage, acupuncture, kinesiology and reiki at Live Well Spa and Wellness Centre. Or get a specialised sports massage at Clinic 88.

Float on by

A popular way to reset and find a higher level of peace is through flotation. It has been said that one hour of flotation is equivalent to four hours of beauty sleep!

Take a breather in a private pod filled with a combination of water and Epsom salts at Pure Zen Flotation in Phillip or Astral Float Studio in Bruce.

Calling all yogis

Even when on holiday, you don’t have to give up your yoga routine. Drop in for a class that suits your philosophy or interest at vinyasa yoga at the Belconnen Arts Centre, Bikram Yoga in Mitchell, Soulution in Braddon, or Power Yoga in three locations: the city, Woden and Belconnen.

Want to try Tai Chi while you’re in Canberra? Find a location at the Tai Chi Academy or the Taoist Tai Chi Society.

Tai Chi in front of the lake at sunset in Canberra.
Practice Tai Chi in scenic locations across Canberra

Beauty precinct

In the city, the Canberra Centre has recently opened a beauty and wellness destination called Monaro Mall.

You’ll find a beauty concierge, ample brands to try and buy, pampering for your face, brows and nails, plus fragrances and makeovers. You’ll easily be able to make a day of it – with food, juice and coffee available too.

Natural wonders

Canberra is home to some of the world’s freshest air and easiest access to nature walks, lakes and cycling paths.

If nature helps you feel healthy and rejuvenated, take yourself into the national capital’s outdoor wonders to soak up the views, explore bushwalking options, or perhaps it’s time to get a little more adventurous.

A hot air balloon is a common site for canoeists on Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra.
Take a calming early morning paddle on Lake Burley Griffin.

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