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Spa Country

Escape the grind and get into some top-down indulgence with the Mustang GT in Victoria’s amazing Spa Country.

Some places have turned unwinding into an artform. None so much as the community of health retreats and resorts that make up Victoria’s spa country region. Going back around a hundred and twenty years, Victorians have been flocking to the mineral rich waters of the many bath houses and pampering pavilions in Hepburn Springs and surrounding the township of Daylesford. Whether in need of serious rejuvenation or simply after a bit of ‘you time’ with the works, these resorts cater to every whim and offer a range of accommodation options, from cottage cosy through to 5-star fancy.

While your slipping ever-more deeply into a state of bliss with endless massages, facial treatments and all kinds of luxuriating experiences on offer, make sure you schedule time to visit the local heritage listed sites. Explore the region’s rich Italian Swiss legacy by visiting the Locarno Spring bathhouse, the historic Savoia Hotel, or the Lucini Family Macaroni Factory – Victoria’s first pasta makers. Of course, you can bet the local cuisine has benefited from the century or so of immigrant influence. From contemporary Australian through to traditional European fare, you’re sure to find a flavour that tickles the tastebuds.

But before stripping down and dunking into one of the many hot spring pools you can visit, get behind the wheel of the ultimate freedom machine – a Mustang GT convertible (or cabriolet, whatever you prefer). By the time the hood has retracted into the stow-away, you’ll have forgotten whatever weary worries the last week held and next Monday will be nothing more than a myth. This is the perfect steed to whisk you away to one of Victoria’s prettiest locales for a weekend of unparalleled plushness and indulgence. You’ll relish every minute of the invigorating drive and get one hell of a kick out of the punchy 5.0 litre V8 engine.