“Love does not make the world go around – it simply makes the ride worthwhile”.

By February 6, 2020 No Comments

They say there are only two real emotions in this life… love and fear. At Secrets on the Lake we choose love. It is what makes us sing at the top of our lungs and dance like no-one is watching. It is what makes us human… and nothing else truly matters. The size of our white picket fence, our partner’s good looks, the type of car we drive – all those things are insignificant when we bask in the glow of love’s shine.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about flowers and chocolates… its really about celebrating love itself and reconnecting with the true meaning of this day. For the last 25 years, George and Aldy Johnston have built their Secrets dream to celebrate mystery, magic and romance… it’s all about love, created with love, especially for lovers.

Who said that there’s just one day to prove your love? There are 365 chances to let them know how much you appreciate and care. In fact, patrons familiar with our iconic Dining on the Deck daytime rainforest restaurant may remember George as the man who offers them a single rose as they leave our restaurant to explore the rest that the hinterland has to offer… any day of the year!

At Dining on the Deck, we have renamed February as ‘Love Month’ and Chef Mat has prepared a special menu full of mouth-watering meals designed to tantalize your tastebuds. Why not pop in and surprise your special someone with a romantic meal for two overlooking magnificent Lake Baroon? Perhaps book a table for 2 at our special Valentine’s Dinner event?

Wanting a little more privacy than a table at Dining on the Deck? We have created a sumptuous Lakeside Bohemian Picnic for two in the snug hut tucked away in gardens on the lake’s shores. Maybe you are wanting to surprise your lover with something more unique? Give us a call and let George wave his magic romance wand and let us help you make it happen.

There are so many simple things we can all do to bring more love into our lives, each and every day. The true meaning of Valentine’s Day is about creating memorable moments and meaningful celebrations. Here is George’s tip for spoiling your someone special…

One of the foundations of all successful and happy relationships is communication. Find the time to get away from distractions and really listen to one another’s wants, needs and dreams. Leave the kids with Nana or a family friend and book a romantic night away to reconnect. It doesn’t have to be on Friday 14th of February! In fact, love isn’t proven by the size of the number on your receipt… take advantage of our midweek specials and stay a couple of nights midweek in a world-class luxury treehouse. You won’t only just reconnect with each other, but with the ancient rainforest and magnificent Lake Baroon. Try your hand in our ‘Catch Me If You Can’ fishing competition and you could even win your loved one a getaway in one of our luxury treehouses!

For more information or to book please contact our friendly staff on 07 5478 5888 or email or visit

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