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Etihad’s six senses spa

Kick off your Australian spa experience before you even arrive, with a luxurious treatment in Etihad’s lounges at London Heathrow and Abu Dhabi. Its world renowned Six Senses Spa, with a range of pampering 15-minute treatments, including facial renewal, scalp massage and more, is just what you need to help you relax and rejuvenate while travelling.

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3 nights 4+* Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa in Southern Queensland with 4 days car hire, 4 nights 4+* Boutique Sebel Reef House & Spa, Palm Cove in Queensland, 7 nights 5* Shangri La Sydney from €2999 per person. Includes return flights with Etihad, internal flights and transfers, FREE 30 minute massage at Australia's first CHI Spa.
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‘The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa is a real treat – the staff are so friendly, and really help me unwind. In Queensland, it has to be the Noosa spa - anywhere I can drift off into a deep sleep is a wondrous retreat for me’

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Spa Heaven

New South Wales

With its unspoilt beaches, breathtaking natural treasures and, of course, one of the world’s most vibrant cities, there’s no shortage of action to be had in New South Wales. But it also offers peace and tranquillity. Here, tucked away in the rainforest, down a bustling street or among the mountains, are some of the finest spa retreats in the country.

Sydney
Take a break from all the shopping and sightseeing at one of the city’s many health and beauty sanctuaries. After exploring the historic Rocks district, try a treatment at the Observatory Hotel, whose Day Spa offers a range of scrubs and wraps to smooth away tension and nourish the mind, body and soul. At Endota Spa, modern-day technology meets total relaxation; and the Milk Day Spa in Paddington offers a range of beauty treatments, including the tempting Chocolate Obsession package.

Blue Mountains
There can be no better place to step away from civilization than the World Heritage Area of the Blue Mountains – 1 million hectares of tall forests, sandstone cliffs, canyons, waterfalls and bushland. The attractions are many – from going Walkabout with an Aboriginal guide to abseiling – but don’t miss a relaxing treatment at the spa at Lilanfels Blue Mountains, where guests are encouraged to discover a state of peace and calmness within themselves.

Northern Rivers
The Northern Rivers, with its subtropical rainforest, deep river gorges and Pacific Coast beaches, boasts a number of world-class spa retreats, from the spa at the Byron at Byron, where nature is the inspiration for a range of luxurious treatments; to the sanctuary of flowing waters and peaceful ambiance that is the Buddha Gardens Day Spa; and the rejuvenating hydrotherapy experience of the Kiva Spa & Bathhouse.

South Coast
At the other end of New South Wales, known for its pearly white beaches, national parks and nature reserves, the Chalet Swisse Spa in Batemans Bay offers papaya facials, herbal baths and sea-clay body wraps amid excellent ocean and mountain views; and Bannisters Day Spa in Mollymook specialises in organic body treatments designed to relax and rejuvenate.

Queensland

When it’s time to indulge mind, body and soul, you’ll find an array of spa retreats in Queensland that reflect the variety and abundance of the state’s natural resources. Treatments are inspired by the healing waters of the world’s oldest rainforest, the marine marvels of the Great Barrier Reef, mystical Aboriginal medicines and an array of flora and herbs.

Palm Cove
With its palm-fringed streets and award-winning beach, it’s clear to see why the resort village of Palm Cove, just 20 minutes north of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, is emerging as Australia’s spa capital. The Angsana Great Barrier Reef, the Sebel Reef House & Spa and the Sea Temple Resort & Spa Palm Cove all offer world-class dining, sumptuous accommodation and a stunning beachfront location alongside award-winning in-house spas.

Gold Coast
If you’re looking to change your life, not simply escape from it, the Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat helps guests overhaul their health through innovative wellness programmes, spa treatments and organic cuisine. Set in the Gold Coast hinterland, the spa sanctuary includes 33 themed treatment rooms; accommodation is in heritage houses, orchard suites or two signature villas. Hugh Jackman enjoyed his visit so much, he bought into the business.

The Whitsundays
After a day’s sailing around the Whitsundays – 74 islands in the Great Barrier Reef – unwind at Spa qualia, where treatments capture the essence of Australia; the spa at Daydream Island Resort & Spa, a sophisticated spa offering iridology; or Spa Hayman (www.hayman.com.au), whose signature Ocean Massage experience is not to be missed.

Daintree Rainforest
Venture into the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest for an experience that takes you to the true heart of Australia. The Daintree Wellness Spa at Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa draws inspiration both from the rainforest’s potent natural forces and its original occupants, the Kuku Yalanji tribe, to create a menu of unique Aboriginal-inspired massages and spa therapies.

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