Photography Classes, Guided Tai Chi, Adventure Tours and more...
The Cooking School
Interact with like-minded foodies and learn from some of Australia’s best & most interesting chefs, producers, growers & winemakers. Our calendar of demonstrations and Masterclasses are held in the purpose built Cooking School kitchen at Lake House and scheduled most weekends throughout the year. To view upcoming classes and make a booking, kindly visit this link.
Other culinary experiences are available on demand for a minimum of 10 guests which includes the following activities Cooking Demonstration with a Lake House Chef, Culinary Forage & Feast and Pizza Olympics.
Dry Stone Walling Demo, Lettering & Carving with Josh Bowes from $250pp / 6 – 16 guests, 3 hours
Learn the art and craft of dry stone walling, lettering & carving with Daylesford’s esteemed stonemason, dry stone waller 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 Lake House Experiences or Recommended Activities contact our Reservations Team on 03 5348 3329 or at [email protected]
Oak & Monkey Puzzle Garden Tour with Natasha Morgan - $115 pp / 6 – 16 guests, 2.5 hours
Join Natasha at Oak and Monkey Puzzle for an exploration of the inspiration behind this beautiful landscape architect designed garden with its productive focus. Natasha will share the inspiration and vision behind the garden and guide you through its ornamental garden, orchard, birch forest, meadows, mini market garden, cut flower and kitchen gardens.
Morning or afternoon tea provided. Champagne on arrival can be tailored upon request.
Tai Chi, Chi Qung & Meditation – on the misty lake shore - $165 for 1 or 2 people / 1.5 hours
If you seek a more internalized 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.
Yoga for Vitality - $145 for 1 or $165 for 2 / 1.25 hours
A private tutorial either in the comfort of your own room or by the misty lake shore. Your session will be tailored depending on your previous experience, current lifestyle and interest level. You will truly understand what is meant by the saying “yoga is the breath of life”.
To book your yoga experience contact us on 03 5348 3329.
Photography with a Master - $240pp / 2 hours
The magical light in our beautiful region is often remarked upon by visiting photographers and avid lovers of art. Take a photography workshop with New York born, Daylesford based Anthony Scibelli. In this 2 hour session you can concentrate on nature, still life, sharpen your technique or composition capabilities. Suitable for anyone from beginner to advanced. Let Anthony guide you through our beautiful village & surrounds as you learn to be a keen observer through a lens.
To book your time with Anthony contact us on 03 5348 3329.
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 world wide. 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.
Hidden Gems of Daylesford - from $135 pp / 2–8 guests, 4 hours or more
Indulge your passions with a private tour specifically tailored to your interests by Hidden Gems. Suggested activities are bird watching, wildflower discovery, 4x4 tour around gold history relics and ruins, wildlife photography, and private picnics in secluded bush settings.
Drop off and pick up from Lake House are included.
Subject to availability and advance booking is required.
Secret Forest Walks - $70 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 filled 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.
Daylesford Wine Tours: The Maker’s Showcase - from $150 pp / 2– 10 guests, 1 - 1.5 hours
Meet the makers behind the labels. Let Clay Watson take you through his extensive choice of the best regional drops and introduces two 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 andstories.
Cider Tasting at Daylesford Cider Co. - $60 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- get to take home a personalised bottle of cider as your personal souvenir. Subject to availability and advance booking is required.
Wild Action: Nature Close Up - from $715 pp / 2– 10 guests, 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 animals 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 show casing Australia’s rich biodiversity. Subject to availability and advance booking is required.
Limousine Airport Transfers - from $315
Arrive at Lake House in style with a limousine transfer from Melbourne Airport.
To add a transfer to your package contact us on 03 5348 3329.