Hot springs and mineral springs are to be found in many famous places around the world.

The centre of the earth is about the same temperature as the surface of the sun (5430C) and the heat radiates out. The temperature increases most rapidly at shallow depths, rising on average about 2.5C for every 100 meter depth.

Wherever water comes into contact with the heated earth, it becomes heated, and hot springs are made possible. Hot springs can come to the surface under their own pressure (artesian) or they can be found by drilling a bore into the earth to where the hot water is located. The most well-known Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs are Peninsula Hot Springs and Portsea Village Hot Springs. Both of these hot mineral springs come from the same artesian hot springs basin reservoir, which lies below Mornington Peninsula between Red Hill and the Bellarine Fault.

The therapeutic benefits of naturally occurring mineral waters are well known. Throughout Europe and Asia, hot mineral springs therapy is very much a part of routine medical care. Medical prescriptions are given by licensed doctors for the treatment of a wide range of conditions, and bathing in mineral waters as a part of preventative medicine is widely recognised.

Hot spring soaking has a deep and far reaching tradition in North America, starting with the indigenous North American tribes who considered hot springs to be 'power spots' in nature. Native cultures universally have utilised natural waters for healing, purification ceremonies, sacred gatherings, and tribal meetings.

Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs are filtration hot springs. The water that surfaces is estimated to have been deep within the Earth for more than 10,000 years.

The mineral water rises from below Mornington Peninsula between Red Hill and the Bellarine Fault.

Peninsula Hot Springs and Portsea village hot Springs are true mineral springs, with dissolved solids measuring over 3500 parts per millon (PPM), being sodium chloride bicarbonate hot springs, with healthy and therapeutic levels of the potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium ions.

Enjoy a visit to the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs 


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