Relax in style with our premium Bath & Sauna facilities.
MINERAL BATHS & SAUNA
Several years ago, inspired by the many natural spring points around the farm (including the main one which feeds the farm’s deep lake) the owners decided to drill down in search of the natural water source.
At 300 feet down, the drill team recommended abandoning the search. Undeterred, the owners asked the drill team to go a bit deeper…
At 350 feet down, the team struck water in the fractured basalt layer. The water from deep down came gushing out of the ground under its own pressure.
After testing the water, it was discovered that it shares a similar mineral profile to the waters from Daylesford and even Mediterranean springs and spas.
You can check out the laboratory water analysis here: Mineral Waters Analysis.
The water is too mineralised to drink undiluted, but we pipe the ancient water to our unique Mineral Baths.
These rock pools are filled fresh with rich mineral water, drawn up from 350 feet down for each guest. (*Which is why they must be booked especially for you) and heated and filtered by our custom-design spa system.
One of the baths is left at the natural 3 degree C temperature for a refreshing Cold Plunge, the other can be warmed and enjoyed with the whirlpool massage-jet for enjoyment at any time of year.
Gracefield’s Mineral Baths & Sauna Spa, has been inspired by the owner's travels to some of the world’s leading spas: The Alan Pye Cottage at Huka Lodge in New Zealand, The Pavillion at Longitude 131 at Uluru, Thermëa in Winnipeg Manitoba and Spa Grande at The Grand Wailea Maui.
Enjoy the Relaxation of the Cedar Sunlighten “Signature 4” Far-Infrared Sauna – in between time in the hot and cold mineral baths.
With the Fire Globe lit, and a beverage in hand– enjoy the sunset in our mineral waters and spa area as a special luxury on the farm…
MINERAL WATERS ANALYSIS
When we first drilled for water, we were seeking a permanent and drought-proof water source for the farm. Although there is too high a mineral content for humans to drink – the stock love it, and it provides an unexpected luxury via our Mineralised Spa Pools !
Our water laboratory analysis shows:
Clear of Nitrates and Nitrites (<0.01 mg per litre)
Calcium Carbonate: 190mg per litre
Salinity 1200mg per litre
Rich in Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Manganese, Sulphur
These are the prime minerals found in all Australia’s, and many of the world’s, premier natural springs and spas.
The more ions (inorganic dissolved solids such as sodium, chloride, magnesium, calcium, and iron) that are present in water the higher its conductivity. Conversely, the less ions the less conductivity.
Distilled or deionized water has a very low (if not negligible) conductivity value.
Sea water, on the other hand, has a very high conductivity.
• Distilled water has a range of conductivity from 0.5 to 2 uS/cm.
• Drinking water and Fresh water including from rivers and lakes around the world is generally between 50 to 1500 uS/cm
• Gracefield’s mineral water has a conductivity of 1800 uS/cm
The aquifer in the fractured basalt, deep under Gracefield, was discovered at a depth of around 350 feet (100m) below the surface.
Although not a hot spring like the Peninsula, or carbonated like our neighbours around Daylesford, we love our mineralised water !