All aboard the WhistleStop…

Recently we got a lovely review from a family who stayed in our beautiful WhistleStop cabin, situated on its own private grounds just metres from the entrance to the Sunshine Great Walks and National Parks…

“We spent 3 nights in the Whistle Stop cabin and found it a wonderful relaxing place to stay. The setting is beautiful and relaxing. The cabin (the former Beerburrum railway station) is beautifully restored, well equipped and extremely comfortable. Every staff member we met was polite and friendly and this was a very special weekend. We would certainly stay there again and recommend this place to our friends”

Damien 19/02/19

Thank you for your review Damien! It is a lovely reminder about how the unique qualities of our charming WhistleStop Cabin touch the souls of all those who stay there. We spend so much of our time focused on telling you about our iconic Dining on the Deck restaurant, the stunning Secrets Wedding Venues, and our world-class luxury hand carved treehouses, that it is easy to neglect mention of our beautiful WhistleStop cabin tucked away privately in pristine rainforest. With all the charm of yesteryear and all the luxuries of modern living, including the brand new recently refurbished kitchen… this charming 2 bedroom converted railway station is a nostalgic favourite of many Secrets on the Lake guests.

Our guests book to stay in the WhistleStop for many reasons. Some purely because it is an old Queenslander railway station and has enjoyed many incarnations in its long colourful history since first built in Beerburrum in 1910. It will have its 110th birthday next year… stay tuned for the birthday celebrations! Other’s come because it’s the perfect family cabin to do some outdoor exploring of the many bushwalking trails, national parks, creeks and waterfalls nearby… literally just metres from its doorstep. Some guests don’t realize that when we have a lot of rain you can sit in the spa right beside rapids cascading… so close you can feel their spray on your face.

Our WhistleStop guests often come back, and back, and back again… because your privacy is guaranteed when you walk to your cabin across your private hand-built bridge over the permanently running stream. The bridge is another one of our talented son Rob’s very special carved creations! But when you stay at the WhistleStop your backyard is much larger than its own private grounds… you have access to all the facilities and features of the iconic Secrets on the Lake when you are ready to face the world again! Your playground just gets bigger and bigger. You can wander the Secrets Gardens, use our canoes, fish, play billiards, access our DVD and entertainment libraries, and the list goes on….

So, though the WhistleStop is not one of our luxury treehouses… it is no second cousin either! Like to know more? Call us to book or for more information on +61 7 54785888 or email or visit our website at

Kind regards George and Aldy!

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