Unwind this winter

Take some time for yourself this winter to relax and unwind. Indulge with treatments at a relaxing day spa, de-stress with a spot of yoga or explore a relaxing hobby on rainy days. 

Spa treats 

Be nurtured from the moment you walk in the door at the award-winning Sanctuary Day Spa. From private bathing to signature spa journeys you are sure to feel far from the stress of everyday life.   

Soothe your mind with the help of a bit of Peace & Quiet. Relax with a gentle massage or rejuvenate your winter skin with a body polish treatment.   
Or if you’re someone who prefers to pamper themselves at home, then a pink clay mask from When Polly Met Polly might be just what you need. You can also pick up handmade soap and bath bombs from Little Homestead in Ballarat, and Milk of the Gods bath soak from Hattie and the Wolf.


When Polly Met Murphy Her Golden Point Photography
Nourish yourself with beautiful skincare products from When Polly Met Murphy
Restore balance 

For restoration and balance try adding a yoga or Pilates flow to your day. Whether you have previous experience or are new to yoga, there are classes for every style and level.  

Explore the online classes from, @yogo.withlaurenBallarat Iyengar YogaHot TempleAbsolute Yoga and Pilates and Pilates HQ. Keep an eye open as face to face classes resume. 

Relax with Lauren Garrett from @yoga.withlauren
Relax with Lauren Garrett from @yoga.withlauren
Rainy days 

There is nothing like curling up with a good book in the colder months. Treat yourself to something new from Collins Booksellers. Located on historic Lydiard Street, this character-filled and architecturally beautiful shop, is a must for booklovers. 
While you’re out why not pick up a copy of one of Ballarat’s favourite magazines, Uncover, and discover the wonderful people, places and products that make our city such a great place to live and visit. 

Fallen for the beauty of Ballarat’s iconic landmarks and streetscapes? Take home a puzzle by local photographer Craig Holloway. A wonderful reminder as you pass the time on rainy days. 

For those days where you just don't want to leave the comfort of your favourite chair, simply sit back listen to art podcast by local artists Susan Nethercote and Steph Wallace. You can also join Susan online for one of her popular mixed media painting workshops.

Susan Nethercote Her Golden Point Photography
Take a mixed media painting workshop with local artist Susan Nethercote.
A home away from home 

Want to get away from home, but still want that warm and cosy feeling? Pack your bags and stay the night Woodhouse Ballarat, a stylish three-bedroom cottage that has all you need for rest and relaxation.  
Live like royalty for the night at Craig’s Royal Hotel or treat yourself to late check out at The Provincial Hotel

Woodhouse Ballarat
Woodhouse Ballarat

 We would like to thank Her Golden Point Photography for the beautiful images you see on this page.