The New Normal (for now)

To our loyal customers and friends – following the government’s lock down of non-essential services, Wombat Hill House will be looking a little different for a while. 

We still want to be able to supply you with delicious sourdough loaves, baguettes, pastries, and other takeaways. Now, we’ll be adding to the offering so you can also pick up your local staples as well and grab an excellent coffee at the same time.

Wombat Hill House reopens as Wombat Staples & Takeaway.

Subsequent changed trading times will be Friday – Monday each week for as long as we can.

What can you shop for?

We’ve been growing beautiful pesticide-free vegetables, herbs, and flowers for Lake House our Two Chef’s Hat restaurant for almost 2 years. With the mandated closure of our restaurant – we have a surplus of nutrient-rich vegetables available to purchase at Wombat.

A selection of great slow-fermented (real) sourdough, pastries, and doughnuts from our bake house at Dairy Flat Farm will be freshly baked and delivered to Wombat each morning we are open. Hurry in for these (and your coffee to takeaway). A takeaway menu of Wombat favourites including our much-loved sourdough based pizzas, burgers, toasties, salads and more, will also be available.

There will also be pantry staples – quality flour, milk, eggs, cheese, olives and more from our trusted suppliers. Boxes of local mineral water and some essentials such as tissues and toilet paper (😂) will also be available. Limited items will also include our own Daylesford Pure hand sanitizer.

Please be mindful of the current social distancing rules.

Much as we love you, we’ll be waving at you from afar.

There is one entrance and one exit to Wombat Hill House, all items will be pre-packaged for hygiene purposes and ease of pick up. All non-essential furniture has been removed and sanitizing stations will be available to enable a safe shopping environment for you and our Wombat team. Please bring reusable shopping bags or boxes for all your shopping needs.

We’re hoping that the opportunity to grab some lung fulls of beautiful sweet country air and to take a walk through the magic gardens will make Wombat your one-stop shop for staples, great coffee, and delicious takeaway.

Meantime stay healthy and safe. We’ll get through this.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@wombathillhouse) for the daily produce and takeaway list.


Lake House does ‘local’ at home. A generous menu for two.

We’re mid-Autumn here in Daylesford. The cool country air, the smell of woodsmoke, afternoons spent working from home and in the garden, or exercising down local forest tracks, are sure to build a healthy appetite.

We’re absolutely missing the buzz of a Friday and Saturday night service at our house on the lake and can’t wait to return. But for now, we offer a hearty at-home alternative for you to enjoy. For a ‘date night’ of sorts perhaps?

Pickup on Friday or Saturday from Wombat Hill House from 11am – 2:30pm.


Our garden within a garden. We don’t take bookings but you can choose from one of the many spots in the sunshine in the kitchen garden or undercover in the warm courtyard pergola.


Plenty of space inside at individual and shared tables, on the bar, by the fire, or in the garden. Many items are also suitable for takeaway. There’s also picnic baskets and high tea!

Pick up great sourdough bread & pastries delivered fresh from Dairy Flat each morning.

A small range of beautiful mementos is available to purchase in-store and online. Toy wombats are very popular as are the Grow. Cook. Eat books which raise money for the Daylesford Primary School Kitchen Garden Program.



Looking for a delicious place to satisfy your sweet tooth? Book a casual country High Tea at Wombat Hill House.
Served from 2pm daily.

Start with a glass of sparkling followed by a selection of cakes and sandwiches, scones with cream & jam and coffee and tea to finish. It's a lovely and relaxing way to spend an afternoon and enjoy the garden views. $55 per person. Minimum of 2 guests. Bookings essential: sayhello@wombathillhouse.com.au | 03 7017 5999



With COVID-19 developing in so many countries around the world, our commitment is to adhere to the strictest of World Health Organisation (WHO) advice, and the protocols advised by local and international authorities. The well-being of our guests, our associates, and our staff is our absolute priority, and you can be assured that health and safety have our complete attention.

All our employees are aware of the current requirements and are undertaking extreme levels of health and safety procedures to ensure that the highest possible hygiene standards are maintained, throughout every aspect of Lake House and Wombat Hill House.

Any member of staff returning from the affected areas abroad – or those who have family members or housemates recently returned from these regions – have automatically been asked to self-quarantine for fourteen days. We kindly ask the same of our guests. It is of vital importance for us to be in a position to ensure that any and all procedures are in place to support the health and well-being of our guests.

We will be following developments on a daily basis with intense scrutiny. If you have any further questions, please contact our Lake House Operations Manager. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and loyalty to Lake House and Wombat Hill House.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

The Wolf-Tasker family and the Lake House & Wombat Hill House Team



Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens
(entry off Central Springs Rd) Daylesford Vic 3460
03 7017 5999

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK | 9am to 4pm