The Yarra Valley wine country serves as a lush backdrop for this architecturally appealing spa hotel.
Blurring the lines between destination spa and boutique hotel, Balgownie Estate offers the best of both worlds in the lovely Yarra Valley region less than an hour from Melbourne. The clean, simple lines of the buildings skillfully blend timber, steel and glass to create a sanctuary in harmony with its surroundings. The luxurious property is rooted in the eco-friendly foundations of wellness and sustainability, and wine also features prominently here, with Balgownie Estate reds, whites and sparkling vintages available for complimentary tastings at the Cellar Door.
After a sunrise hot air balloon ride, a visit to the Healesville wildlife sanctuary or a day spent touring area wineries, guests can relax back at home base with a pampering facial, Vichy shower, deep tissue massage or body treatment at the Natskin Day Spa Retreat. Each of the 70 spacious guest rooms and suites is furnished with a kitchenette, spa bath and private balcony for enjoying a quiet moment with a glass of house wine. On-site Rae's Restaurant showcases the bounty of the Yarra Valley, while Bill's Bar is a relaxing spot for sipping and socializing at the end of the day. A dedicated conference center and team-building activities appeal to meeting planners seeking a destination made for both work and play.