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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 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…

maleny accommodation

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 one! ” and even then it was just the basis of what we wanted to build!  We had a number of architects try. But they…

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 we are doing right, and what we could tweak to make it better.  We also ask them to write in our guest books, put a…

enviromentally friendly accommodation

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 keep the phosphorus levels in our waste water down to prevent destruction of the environment in the local waterways. We pumped all waste water around…

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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 Rob’s lounge which was massive but it was always on the cards that he would want it back, and, of course he did, and sooner…

New Head Chef

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 a new set of skills to the kitchen  but also has a very calm approach which has given a new energy to the kitchen team….

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 and wonderful friends. It doesn’t seem to occur to a great number of people to use breakfast to get together, yet, it is a wonderful…

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 will do!” Or ” Have you still got some of your pumpkin soup or savoury mince in the freezer?” I’m then resigned to …. not…

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 just grew. We had spent time planning it out, planting lawns and trees. It was in a special place but not special. Wayne’s brief was…

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 large hole was dug at the side of the reception building and, what is unheard of, a great chunk was cut out of an expensive…