The Christmas Elves

By December 27, 2019 No Comments

George and I, and our amazing staff at Secrets on the Lake, hope that everyone has had a wonderful Christmas, full of the good things in life… kindness, love, and connection. And as the new year 2020 looms on the horizon, we wish you luck and every success in your endeavours and personal lives.

As a small family business, we know the importance of quality time with your loved ones, especially over Christmas. While our staff have had some much-needed days off, George and I felt a little like the Christmas Elves as we scurried around in the background preparing the amazing Christmas and Dessert platters for our guests. The aprons have been getting a workout as the aroma of baking shortbread, puddings and mince pies filled the reception with the familiar scent of Christmas. Can you imagine George in an Apron?! And the phones have been glued to our heads as people call for last minute Secrets Gift Vouchers. Thank you for sharing our Secrets with your loved ones, friends and family!

‘Elf on the Shelf’ George has been one-stop maintenance man making sure our grounds and tracks look their best for our visitors and guests. It seems like only yesterday that George and I first opened Secrets doors, and could handle most days business on our own with our families help. What seems like yesterday is actually over 20 years ago! We have an amazing team of staff who help us maintain, evolve and improve your experience at Secrets Dining on the Deck and in our world-class luxury treehouses. We appreciate and would like to thank these amazing people who help create the Secrets Magic for all our Diners and Guests.

But the thing I am most grateful for this Christmas… the best Christmas present ever… is that the Sunshine Coast got some desperately needed rain on Christmas Day as the skies opened up and drenched our sunburnt hills. And as I write this a few days after Christmas, the beautiful drizzle continues. The lush hinterland hills are looking green and healthy again. The magnificent Lake Baroon is beginning to quickly fill back up. And the relief in the smiles of Sunny coast local’s faces is something that we all share and rejoice in.

We have some treehouse vacancies still left in January for those of you needing some RnR to recover after Christmas, enjoy the rains impact on our green hills and lake, and perhaps to take advantage of our Secrets Summer Saver promotion giving you 10% off when you book 2n midweek in a luxury treehouse (to stay before Mar 31st 2020. Some T&Cs apply). We hope to see you at Secrets in 2020, and we look forward to the infinite possibilities of this new year.

To book or find out more please contact our friendly staff on 07 5478 5888 or email or visit

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