at Lake House

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.

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 solar heated throughout the year, gas heated to 26°c from November – April.

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. Booking required, please enquire with reception.

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 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

Hot Air Ballooning

From $555 pp / 2– 4 guests

A hot air balloon flight over the Daylesford Spa Country is a must when exploring Victoria’s famous spa region. Take in the vibrant scenery, a
landscape of rolling hills, rich red volcanic soils, beautiful blue waterways, and green forests. This is hot air ballooning at its purest, most luxurious, and as close to nature as you can get. After your flight enjoy a delicious champagne breakfast for a perfect end to an idyllic adventure.

To book your scenic hot air balloon experience, contact our reservations team at +61 03 5348 3329 or at reservations@lakehouse.com.au.

Indigenous Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony

Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony $805 / Didgeridoo Performance $345

A Welcome to Country is a ceremony performed by Traditional Owners. When you are on Djandak this must be performed by a Djaara Traditional
Owner to welcome you, and any visitors to Djandak. A Welcome can include singing, dancing, and a talk. In Dja Dja Wurrung Culture, participating in a Smoking Ceremony is a sign of good intentions and respect. The purpose of a Smoking Ceremony is to cleanse – we cleanse ourselves of the bad spirits and open up to good spirit, or murrup.

The smoke is a symbol of water; when you pass through the smoke, we ask that you imagine the smoke passing over you like running water from head to toe. We use three plants to perform our Smoking Ceremony: Cherry Ballart, Wattle and Gum.

To book your traditional cultural experience, contact our reservations team at +61 03 5348 3329 or at reservations@lakehouse.com.au.

*Subject to availability of space at Lake House. 

Black Cat Truffle Hunt & Lunch

$210 per person / A 2.5 hour experience

An introductory and informative talk about the fascinating science, art and magic of truffle farming with morning tea. Truffle hunt with our canine friends to find and harvest truffle then return to the cafe for a glass of bubbles and a degustation menu comprising of small tasting dishes including a creamy French cheese with truffles, soup, pasta and an indulgent dessert… all with generous gratings or shavings of truffles.

10am Saturday and Sunday during the truffle season, Winter & Summer.

To book your truffle hunt and lunch experience, contact our reservations team at +61 03 5348 3329 or at reservations@lakehouse.com.au.

Cider Tasting at Daylesford Cider Co.

$135 pp / 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.

Wild Action: Nature Close Up

$695 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.