Distance from Sydney: 625km
People have been enjoying the mineral-rich, naturally filtered waters of this hot spring since 1895. In the past 130 years or so, an impressive complex has grown up to take full advantage of these waters, including an Olympic-sized pool, children’s “hydroplay” area, a wellness centre, gym, and a day spa attached to the baths. If you’ve got kids and you're looking for a family holiday that has a few perks for the grownups, there’s plenty to give the sprogs a fun day out, before you stick ‘em in front of a Pepper Pig DVD and escape for a massage and a relaxing soak. Best of all, adult admission is just $9 and the whole family gets in for $28.50, although spa treatments are extra.