Blue Mountains Sparadise Japanese Bath House and Spa
Time Out says
An authentic Japanese pampering awaits you in a stunning alpine setting
Perched on the slopes overlooking Lake Llyell, just north of Katoomba, is probably not where you’d expect to find a traditional Japanese onsen. However, once you cross the threshold of this authentic day spa and bath house, you’ll be left wondering if you’re not, in fact, looking out over the foothills of Mount Fuji. Using naturally mineralised water drawn from underground springs, the heated baths are infused with herbal treatments to soothe aching muscles and energise the soul. For the ultimate pampering, massages, skin treatments, and private baths are also available, and you can even stay in traditional Japanese accommodations on site if you want to make a weekend of it. Day passes start from just $80 for three hours access. Booking in advance is essential and it's recommended you allow at least three weeks' notice.