Open 7 days a week from 9am – 2:30pm

Our pivot into Wombat Staples & Takeaway this year has been a whirlwind but we’ve been delighted with the response from you, our regular guests, supporters and also new Wombat friends. 

As restrictions on travel and businesses ease, we’re keen to be flexible enough to be able to take care of you under  “new normal” protocols and requirements. We also want to say “we hear you”. You’ve told us, loud and clear, what you’ve loved and would like us to retain. Thank You. Take a look below for what to expect at our pretty as a picture Wombat Hill House in the immediate future. 

Whilst abiding by essential restrictions for food & beverage businesses, we continue to be extra vigilant with hygiene and mandated advice around social distancing for guests and staff, as delivered by the Australian Department of Health. 

You will notice a couple of our team keeping an eye on these issues. We appreciate your help and understanding! 

Pantry staples & daily delivery from Dairy Flat bake house

Here, you can shop for a selection of good quality pantry staples such as butter, milk, eggs, and flour from trusted long term suppliers and some new ones. The daily delivery fresh from the bake house at Dairy Flat Farm will continue and even expand to new items. Rest assured your daily dose of slow fermented sourdough baguettes, loaves, Danish, and doughnuts is still  available. But as always – get in early to secure your stash.

Windfalls of fresh produce from Dairy Flat Farm and selected growers will be available as the seasons provide. 

Café & Takeaway

Per COVID-19 protocols, only a very small number of tables are allowed to be serviced by the café and in the heated conservatory courtyard. These offer space only for very limited numbers, they will be available for people ordering hot food only. We thank you for your understanding. We feel sure that as long as we all do the right thing, these restrictions will be lifted shortly as promised. We cannot however hold or reserve tables for you. Again thank you for your understanding.

During the cool winter months, you can expect the warmth of the open fire and the conservatory heaters pumping for those of you waiting for takeaway coffee or food.

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


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. 

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 A Wolf In Kitchen produce line items as well as the Grow. Cook. Eat books which raise money for the Daylesford Primary School Kitchen Garden Program.


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 - 2:30pm