Rebecca Louise Boyd-Bais is so wonderfully Sydney. She is a self-confessed princess who lives in the bubble of the lower North Shore and the South Eastern Suburbs. She likes exclamation marks and smiley faces.
If you can’t have your own slice of paradise, why not go hang out at New Zealands? Huh? Oh, I’m just talking about The Lost Spring, the most chilled, watery, relaxing day spa this side of the Southern Hemisphere. I spent a few good hours there on a recent trip to New Zealand and emerged from the abundance of hot natural springs feeling three years younger and some four pounds lighter. Yes, yes, it’s remarkable how much stress can weigh these days. [Photos by Alison Zavos]
Hanmer Springs is an idyllic village in New Zealand, situated at the foot of the Southern Alps. The village was established on the hot, all-natural geothermal springs, which gush forward with pure snow water. Originally a sanitorium hot-spot in the 1920s, the Springs have been refined into a range of aqua pools for all ages, with thermal, sulphur and indoor pools. This is also where the Wallabies (the Australian rugby team) will be staying during a weekend of rest and relaxation during the upcoming Rugby World Cup. They couldn’t have chosen a better spot to unwind.