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BOREALIS on lake Daylesford

July 15 - September 4

BOREALIS ON THE LAKE brings artivist Dan Acher’s Northern Lights to Lake Daylesford this winter.

The mesmerising installation transports you to a place far away, where time slows down as your eyes look up.

Through colour, movement, density of light beams and changing weather, unique auroras are projected over the lake. The perfect blend of technology and art. Set to a tranquil soundtrack, you become truly immersed in the wonder and magic of BOREALIS.

Hotel Guests can pre purchase tickets to BOREALIS and access the installation via the lake shore & Bleakley Street Bridge. Please note the installation is NOT visible from Lake House itself, but easily accessible from the property.

The installation is open Thursday – Sunday nights from 6pm.

 

The Lagoon Foreshore & Firepit

In the cooler months, our Lagoon foreshore is warmed by a large open fire pit. Rows of Adirondack chairs are clustered to capture the heat and also enjoy the beautiful lake views. A selection of sips and snacks can be ordered at your leisure and charged to your room.


The Spa

Our state-of-the-art Spa, is located within the grounds of Lake House, overlooking Lake Daylesford. Surrounded by waterfall fed streams and with nine treatment rooms, The Spa at Lake House is the perfect space to unwind.


The Art Studio

Take a tour of a working art studio in the grounds of Lake House – open by appointment. Lake House proprietor and resident artist, Allan Wolf-Tasker work has always drawn inspiration from many different fields. He is represented in public and private collections worldwide. His recent exhibition at Lake House is “Landscapes of Daylesford” which reveal a return to the landscape – strong aerial views of coastal waters and also the creek beds throughout Daylesford and spa country. Allan’s books Lake Daylesford & Landscapes of Daylesford are available to purchase from reception. $30 each. To request a private viewing of Allan’s exhibition or to book a studio appointment, contact our reservations team on +61 03 5348 3329 or reservations@lakehouse.com.au.


Exclusive Visits to Dairy Flat Farm

Our regenerative farm, olive grove, vineyard & bake house

Lake House Hotel guests are invited to visit our Dairy Flat Farm for an exclusive tour on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. Access to this private property is usually reserved for guests of the Lodge. You will see the productive growing gardens & polytunnels that produce up to 95% of raw produce for the Lake House kitchens in season, the established olive grove, vineyard of Chardonnay & Pinot plantings, hedgerow gardens and our slow ferment bake house.

Site visits are strictly for Lake House hotel guests within arranged timeframed and subject to weather conditions.

The Infinity Pool

In warmer months, our infinity pool and adjoining relaxation decks offer some of the best views over Lake Daylesford and are a favourite spot for our in-house guests. It is gas heated to 28C from November – June.



The Hot Tub & Sauna

The Spa features an outdoor sauna & hot tub for guests to use at their leisure – perfect for warming up on a cooler day. No booking required.


The Tennis Court

For guests who like to work up a sweat we can provide racquets and balls to use on our tennis court. Once you’ve worked up a sweat you can enjoy refreshments in the courtside pavilion.


Hiking & Walking

Stroll around Lake Daylesford on the Peace Mile Walk and enjoy the picturesque scenery and tranquillity. Longer walks on tracks through the forest yield encounters with an abundance of Australian animals including wallabies, wombats and kookaburras. The perfect way to work up an appetite.

Further a Field

Daylesford Wine Tours: Talk the Talk

From $130 pp / 2– 10 guests, 3 hours or more

Meet the makers behind the labels. Let Clay Watson take you through his extensive choice of the best regional drops and introduces three to five of the best local makers in the area. An informal yet informative afternoon featuring tasting sessions with the makers, discussing each of their varieties whilst sharing with you their own personal wine, cider, spirit or liqueur-making techniques, and stories. To book your boutique winery tour experience, contact our reservations team at +61 03 5348 3329 or at reservations@lakehouse.com.au.


Cider Tasting at Daylesford Cider Co.

$115pp / 2– 10 guests, 1 – 1.5 hours

Visit the orchards and the cider mill to learn about the English heritage apple varieties, see the actual equipment, and get an overview of cider-making. Enjoy the private tour and private cider tasting workshop of Daylesford Cider Company’s full range of award-winning ciders to finish with a cup of coffee or tea. What’s more – you get to take home a personalised bottle of cider as your personal souvenir. Subject to availability and advance bookings are required. To book your cider day tour and tasting, contact our reservations team on +61 03 5348 3329 or at reservations@lakehouse.com.au.


Dry Stone Walling Demo, Lettering & Carving with Josh Bowes

$250pp / 6 – 16 guests, 3 hours

Learn the art and craft of dry stone walling, lettering & carving with Daylesford’s esteemed stonemason, dry stone Walker, and artist Josh Bowes. Lettering & carving workshop includes hands-on lettering and carving of your own piece, lettering and carving kit 4mm, and 8mm carbide tungsten stone lettering chisels and metal mallet.

To find out more about Josh Bowes, contact our reservations team on +61 03 5348 3329 or at reservations@lakehouse.com.au.


Wild Action: Nature Close Up

$605 pp / 2– 10 guests, 1 hour – 2 hours

The zoo comes to you! Imagine having a live koala, endangered tiger quoll, laughing kookaburra, eye-licking leaf-tailed gecko, and several owl species right in front of your doorstep. Learn all about each animal’s ecology – where it lives, why it looks the way it does, and what it eats. Plus, photo opportunities abound! (All animals are safe and amenable to handling.) Founded by Melbourne University Zoologist Chris Humfrey in 1994, Wild Action Team is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and showcasing Australia’s rich biodiversity. Subject to availability an advance booking is required. To book your mobile zoo experience with Chris, contact our reservations team on +61 03 5348 3329 or at reservations@lakehouse.com.au.



Tai Chi, Chi Qung & Meditation

$165 for 1 or 2 people / 1.5 hours

If you seek a more internalised approach to the Martial Arts, local Master Diederik Haneveld is offering his 30 years’ experience with private tutorials for Lake House guests. By definition, Tai Chi means “Grand Ultimate” and is considered so by many Martial Arts practitioners, worldwide. Less dynamic than the external arts, Tai Chi fosters balance, stability, patience and awareness on a road to what is known as “True Power”. Classes for beginners are designed to teach the fundamental principles surrounding Tai Chi, including Chi Kung breathing exercises and still and moving meditation. To book a class, contact our reservations team on +61 03 5348 3329 or at reservations@lakehouse.com.au.




Secret Forest Walks

$120 pp / 2– 10 guests, 1.5 – 2 hours

Enjoy the thrill of the hunt using a Garmin GPS unit, intuition and a GPS Treasure Hunt Search Log to fill in as you find each of the ‘treasures’.

Stroll around the lovely Lake Daylesford with a Lake House SmartBottle and get to fill it with 100% pure Daylesford mineral water as you seek out and find ‘caches’ around the lovely Lake Daylesford. Subject to availability and advance booking is required. To book your Secret Forest Walk experience, contact our reservations team on +61 03 5348 3329 or at reservations@lakehouse.com.au.