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October 22, 2018 in Blog

Why We Welcome Direct Bookings

They say change is inevitable… however sitting here with the wisdom of my seventy plus years, the rate of changes and the extent of them is often mind boggling! George…
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June 12, 2018 in Latest

The Secrets Wedding Club

Recently we have been fortunate to host some amazingly beautiful weddings... including our first official same sex wedding which was a particularly joyous and special day for some long time…
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May 14, 2018 in Blog, Stories

Pamper yourself with a massage…

Many of Secrets guests like to enjoy a massage as part of the relax, rewind and reconnect experience of staying in our beautiful treehouses. We have sought out the very…
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February 25, 2018 in Blog, Stories

Update on Secrets

Secrets Bookings now made easier. For the best booking experience visit Secrets on the Lake’s newly updated website www.secretsonthelake.com.au Available on all devices.... iPhone, iPad, Laptop or Computer. Our website…
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January 28, 2018 in Blog

George the Gardener alias ‘Farmer Brown’

George has had a number of diverse careers in his life. First up he became an electrician and did his apprenticeship in Dalby. By the time I'd met up with…
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October 26, 2017 in Blog, Stories

Blessed Rain

In recent times, there has been  a drought particularly here in the catchment of Lake Baroon. Any serious rain has seemed to bypass us and due to SEQWater siphoning off…
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August 17, 2017 in Blog

Celebrate your special Occasions

Celebrate your special occasions at Secrets on The Lake. Beautiful celebrations are the spice of life and we love helping you have things to look forward to. We make it…
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June 22, 2017 in Blog, Stories

The Joy of Anticipation or Planning Your Annual Holiday

The Joy of Anticipation or Planning Your Annual Holiday Being in charge of a business often means you tend to neglect your own holiday needs. Over the years, the most…
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June 7, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Secrets Cafe, Stories

June is celebration month

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…
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March 1, 2017 in Blog, Stories

Secrets is not just a place to stay ….It’s an experience of a lifetime.

A stay in one of our treehouses is like living in a work of art with all the elements of design. A conflagration of all the senses. Each artist craftsman…
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February 14, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Stories

Unique Proposals Heli Tours

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…
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January 31, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Stories

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

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…
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December 15, 2016 in Blog, Secrets Cafe

Unique Proposals

One never forgets the amazing emotions of the day and events when your loved one proposed. For some of us it was planned to the last detail, while for others…
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November 29, 2016 in Blog, Stories

Weddings at Secrets on the Lake Montville

What's a wedding About. It seems to me that choice of a wedding venue and style of wedding is terribly important. However, the meaning of the day is more important.…
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November 1, 2016 in Blog, Featured

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

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…
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September 20, 2016 in Blog, Stories

About Aldy’s Name

I was born on 9th June 1944. My Mother said that in the early hours of that morning my Dad raced her to the hospital in Dalby. It was freezing…
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September 15, 2016 in Blog, Featured, Stories

50 Shades of Pink

Secrets on the lake, here at Montville at the end of Narrows Road, is fundraising again this year. Our Sarah is very busy organising everyone so that it will be…
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September 13, 2016 in Blog, Featured, Stories

Thank You Deb!

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…
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August 18, 2016 in Blog, Featured

Secrets Artisans

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…
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July 2, 2016 in Blog

Sharing the “Secret” of our worldclass treehouse accommodation in Montville

One of the things George and Aldy have always done at Secrets on the Lake Treehouses is to ask for our guests’ feedback, good or bad, to show us what…
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May 29, 2016 in Blog

The Story About Slippers

Years ago, when talk about our environment began to surface, George and I took a good hard look at what we could do to improve our practices. We needed to…
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April 17, 2016 in Blog

Secrets Wishing Chair

Guests often relax in front of the fireplace in reception. The comfortable black leather lounge is very tempting, particularly in the middle of winter. Previously we had borrowed our son…
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April 5, 2016 in Blog, Secrets Cafe

Mathew Law Our New Head Chef

We are delighted with our new head chef! Mathew Law joined Secrets Team in June last year and now has stepped up as Head Chef.  He has brought not only…
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March 27, 2016 in Blog

Breakfast at Secrets

Yesterday we had a breakfast birthday party on our deck. Approximately 20 people gathered as a family and celebrated with great food, an amazing view and best of all warm…
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March 12, 2016 in Blog

Dining with Friends

George and I are very busy people, so much so after a huge day, I may suggest "How about taking me out to dinner?"  Invariably he will say "Scrambled eggs…
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March 7, 2016 in Blog

Acknowledging Wayne

Garden Weddings at Secrets on the Lake About 8 years ago we asked Wayne Colbran to help us create an Australian garden. Prior to this it was like Topsy, it…
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February 1, 2016 in Blog

What on earth has George been up to?

Customers and guests will have noted that George has been missing in action for a few months now. They might have smelled a rat when in late September a very…
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January 11, 2016 in Blog

The Best Place to Honeymoon?

The ideal place for a honeymoon getaway is one where you have loads of choices, but you are not obligated to do any of them. A beautiful space where you…
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November 26, 2015 in Blog

A Secret Place….

One thinks of a place to retreat, to rest, to share, to delight and renew. Secrets, however, is much more than this. It’s the best of all worlds. It’s the…
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November 2, 2015 in Blog, Latest

Weddings at Secrets on the Lake

The staff at Secrets on the Lake love a wedding, no matter how big or small. More recently we have had a number of tiny ones... in fact Elopements. (more…)
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August 25, 2015 in Blog

Ladies who lunch (at Secrets)

As I sit in the open air café perched in the treetops, all the shades of green wash over me as the sunshine streams down through the tree canopy and…
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August 20, 2015 in Blog

What’s in a name?

Years back when were in the planning stage, even before we had completed our plans for the design of our tree houses, George and I decided to create individually themed…
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July 24, 2015 in Gallery

Wedding Gallery

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July 14, 2015 in Featured, Latest

Video tour

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April 14, 2015 in Blog

Plan a Mid-week Retreat… to Paradise

Take some time out mid-week. Head out of the hustle and bustle of busy Brisbane, away from the office, the appointments, the crammed calendar… and head off for a mid-week…
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March 14, 2015 in Blog

Not So Secret Food Destination

To introduce Erik’s amazing talent to new visitors we decided to host our first ever Mid-Summer Degustation Lunch in the gorgeous Lake House in Secrets Garden. (more…)
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March 4, 2015 in Blog

In Search of the Perfect Piece of Apple Pie

Aldy learnt to cook as a toddler. She was fascinated by it. Guess it was because her mother also a school teacher by trade enjoyed teaching all of her 4…
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February 16, 2015 in Blog

One Of Our Old Friends

Ages ago when we first met Steve Weis the original owner of "Obiland" we also met Ralf Driessen a young, strong, blonde and rather gorgeous blacksmith from Germany. Steve had…
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November 2, 2014 in Blog

Pinktober – A Lovely Occasion

What a lovely occasion we had today! We turned the Cafe Pink in October to honour the estimated 15,270 women that will be diagnosed with breast cancer. (more…)
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October 9, 2014 in Blog

Romantic Surprises

Recently we have been asked for ideas about creating a romantic surprise for a loved one for a birthday or anniversary. We say "What about a petal endearment? Heart on…
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August 8, 2014 in Blog

Tasmanian Wooden Boats

Our first holiday together, once we had managed to achieve a semblance of order at what was then called "Treetops Cabins on the Lake" was a week in Tasmania. We…
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July 6, 2014 in Blog, Featured

The Perfect Proposal

George and I have had seventeen years of observing the lengths that nervous prospective bridegrooms will go to, to make those four words "Will you marry me?" special. (more…)
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