Soaking up the sights in East Gippsland20/12/2022
Visitors to East Gippsland can now set their sights on a hot springs glamping experience with sweeping views of the magnificent Gippsland Lakes thanks to support from the Victorian Government.
Metung Hot Springs opened its safari-style glamping accommodation in November, inviting people to stay and bathe in the mineral-rich geothermal waters that underlie thousands of square kilometers in Gippsland.
The project is supported through the Victorian Government’s Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund and the State and Federal Government’s Local Economic Recovery program which supports bushfire-affected areas of Victoria.
Guests can choose from 10 lagoon side or hillside glamping tents which feature ensuite bathrooms, king-size beds, and private balconies with bathing barrels overlooking the peaceful lagoon and native environment.
Guests can also access Metung Country Club’s nine-hole golf course, restaurant and resort facilities, located just 500 metres up the road.
From soaking in solitude to bathing and stargazing, guests are encouraged to wander around the 12-acre site taking in incredible views of East Gippsland and amenities including a nutritious all-day cafe, reflexology walk and day spa.
Works are advancing on the project’s second stage which will include larger capacity thermal bathing pools and bathing experiences including more steam and sauna offerings and additional massage rooms and change room facilities.
The hot springs are heated using a deep bore geothermal heating system that taps into an aquifer more than 500 metres below ground where the water is 45 degrees. Water from the hot springs will also be used to irrigate the golf club, helping them to meet their water requirements.
This project is expected to generate up to 20 new permanent jobs in its first year and a further 10 jobs during construction.
People are encouraged to start planning their escape at Metung Hot Springs.