Relax in Queensland's hot springs
It’s not quite the same as plunging into the water in Scandinavia in below-zero temperatures, but there are plenty of hot springs throughout Queensland.
Naturally occurring hot springs are produced by the natural heat of the earth and are also known as geothermally heated groundwater.
Natural hot springs boast a range of health benefits which have been celebrated for thousands of years.
Hot springs boost blood circulation due to the variety of minerals in the water. The high silica in hot springs helps to soften and smooth dry, rough skin. Similarly, the sulphur content can relieve the symptoms of skin conditions such as eczema.
When fully submerged, the buoyancy and free movement allows the water to naturally support joints and minimise chronic muscle pain and arthritis.
Here are the top hot springs in Queensland.