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Take a break

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George and I have just had a week away to our favourite bolt hole on the coast in NSW. We have totally (or almost very nearly) put business on the back burner and spent the time resting, reading, going for walks and even went to the movies to see Bohemian Rhapsody. I actually managed to arrange a manicure and pedicure for myself… a real treat! We’ve tried to be good about food but also have enjoyed eating out most nights. Why? Because who wants to slave over a hot stove when on holiday! To top it off we have had lots of laughs with friends.

So… it is with this in mind that I can say with 100% surety that there really is nothing like a short break away to revive and rejuvenate! We returned to Secrets yesterday to find the staff had done really well and all was running like clockwork… and they had even arranged a top secret gathering of George’s nearest and dearest at the Lakehouse for his 75th birthday. He looks great for having had a break. We can only recommend it.

We would like to invite you to reap the benefits of getting away from it all and factor in a short break of your own. Some time to reconnect with each other, rest and rejuvenate. When you plan to visit us we have it all covered… the treehouses gleam, the lake is full to the brim and the gardens are flourishing, the chef’s are cooking up a storm, the staff are caring and professional, and along with all that, the Hinterland behind The Sunshine Coast beckons you with its amazing scenery, walks and iconic places to visit. Let us help you to book in some downtime. Call us on 07 54785888 or press the Book Now button on our webpage www.secretsonthelake.com.au.

June is celebration month

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It is the beginning of what is officially winter when we enjoy wearing our winter clothes at night but the days are glorious, warming up and wind free. George will spend loads of time gardening and the maintenance guys will enjoy the outdoors and not need to seek shade. Guests will be noted trekking off to the Kondallila Falls or, wandering stick and picnic in hand, exploring the bush on the way to the Obi Obi Gorge and The Lake Baroon Lookouts.

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Unique Proposals Heli Tours

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Bruce Hume began making jewellery when he was 15 years old. Now he is the owner of Gold River Jewellers at North Lakes. Bruce is also a qualified helicopter pilot so he merged his two passions and created ‘Unique Proposals’. He offers packages where he can make an engagement ring and then fly guests to a romantic location so they can pop the questions.

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“parkrun” at Secrets on the Lake Montville Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

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A much loved guest Maarten Kamp and his lovely wife Marie-Claire visit Secrets regularly at this time of year. Over the years, they have shown a lot of interest in bushwalking and running. More recently they have tackled the steep hill, known as The Narrows Road that is the access road to Secrets. Yesterday Maarten, who we understand is a member of  “parkrun”, ran the hill in 8.5 minutes. He tells us that the run to the telegraph pole opposite Montville Mist spring water factory is the warm up and from then on he is into the serious stuff, part of which is a category 4 incline run. Obviously, to complete the run you must cross the road to touch the direction signpost on Western Avenue! George and I were very impressed and have awarded him a Certificate of Achievement for breaking the record for this run.

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Buy a Montville treat – A Gift Voucher for Secrets on the Lake

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Certain times of the year are busy ones, where we create gift vouchers for our guests who want to share a little bit of Secrets with a loved one, a friend or even a loyal employee. It is now approaching the time when people consider purchasing their Christmas gifts. We are very happy to help with any information about our gift vouchers which can be for a specific thing such as a 2 night stay at a particular time  or as a voucher to use within a specific time period. Sometimes it will be an amount of money towards a stay or a cafe gift voucher.

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Thank You Deb!

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Recently I packed my bags for a 3 week trip to a wellness centre in India. Aim was to lose weight, work out the aches and pains and come back with renewed energy. I have achieved some  of my goals after being massaged with warm herbal oil, scrubbed with herbal powder, pounded with bags of herbs dipped in hot oil, rubbed with bags of rice dipped in hot milk every morning I was there. Along with hot mud on sore bits, foot, knee and back massages with flex oil, warm oil poured back and forth on my forehead and wonderful spinal, knee and ankle adjustments by an amazing Yoga Doctor Jayrah.

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Secrets Artisans

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When George and I decided to build our cabins, we were having difficulty finding the plan that we could look at each other and says “This one! This one’s the one! ” and even then it was just the basis of what we wanted to build!  We had a number of architects try. But they didn’t inspire. Besser block with mini orb. What if we had done that? We would have had to pull them down and start again long since.

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