Check out these short videos and hear how these businesses have innovated, developed product and created amazing teams to become some of the most successful businesses in the region. This project has proudly been supported by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions to encourage excellence in industry by the sharing of stories in the hospitality and tourism sector.
The renowned Lake House restaurant draws appreciative foodies from Australia and around the world. In the kitchens, a talented team under the guidance of co-owner and Culinary Director Alla Wolf-Tasker AM work from the ground up producing cutting edge, modern Australian cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal and regional ingredients. Hear from Alla as she talks about her journey in establishing one of the most iconic food, accommodation and wellness destinations in Australia.
Located ten minutes north of Daylesford, Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm sits in the picturesque farmlands of Shepherds Flat. Hear from owner Carol White on her journey in establishing one of the best lavender tourism attractions in the land with European styled gardens, historic stone buildings, farm animals, lavender products, an eatery and of course, rows and rows of lavender.
Shizuka Ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn, located in Hepburn Springs in country Victoria. Hear from owner Catherine Defina about her journey in the development of one of the most successful accommodations, wellness centres and traditional Japanese cuisine businesses in Australia. Shizuka Ryokan is an authentic Japanese experience just 75 minutes from Melbourne.
The Maiaveda experience has been designed keeping in mind the individual’s desire to relax, rebalance and revitalise with a wonderful suite of services, delivered by intuitive experts, ranging from the physically restorative to the soul-nurturing. Hear from owner Marye O’Brien about her journey in the development of this amazing business.