Where’s Wally… our resident Koala at Secrets on the Lake!

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Have you seen him yet? Short, dark and hairy… very cute? You will… but knowing exactly where he will be at any given time is another story. Wally has recently been spotted mating in a tree high above The Bower treehouse, munching on eucalyptus leaves near Waterlillies, nestled in the fork of a tree right next to the gazebo in our Dining on the Deck restaurant, right outside our bedroom window, walking on the road on the way up to The Nest, and scrambling over the deck near The Whistle Stop’s Spa Bath.

Koalas have always been in this neck of the woods and were quite plentiful before Lake Baroon was constructed. I remember my children 40 years ago squealing with delight at the odd grunts of a koala perched in a tree just metres from their bedroom window. Our furry friends have been hit hard by the removal of our gum forests and sadly there are only about 80% of the population left. Here at Secrets on the Lake though, we have designed our world class treehouses to have negligible impact on the unspoilt environment and ancient rainforest. There is a real feeling of pride and joy that this choice to celebrate and sympathise with our natural world has enabled the wildlife in this area to thrive once again.

From the moment you step foot at Secrets, you will discover a loving attention to detail everywhere you look – beautiful carved furniture, delicate forged ironwork, handmade pottery, leadlight windows and many other finishing touches handcrafted by local artists. This intimate connection with nature is no more apparent than when you are relaxing on your treehouse deck enjoying the visiting birds and Kookaburras, spotting a sleepy Lizard, or smiling at Mother Possum showing off her beautiful baby. But if you are lying in bed at night and start hearing some weird sounds in the trees. maybe its Wally coming to visit. Say hello from me!

For more information or to book a treehouse stay or meal in our Dining on the Deck daytime licensed restaurant please call 07 5478 5888 or email or

Spring is here… and so is our Summer Spring menu!

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The birds are chirping and the skies are a glorious blue over the green hinterland hills… Spring is definitely here again and our Chef Mat Law has launched a brand new Spring Summer menu which features some sumptuous new options along with your favourite bites. This is your open invitation to come spoil yourselves and sample some delicious taste sensations at our daytime licensed café Dining on the Deck.

We are conscious of different dietary requirements and have many Gluten Free and Vegetarian options, alongside the best locally sourced meat and seafood… at Dining on the Deck you won’t have any problems choosing meals that tick all your boxes. Why not book in for your upcoming special occasion or drop in for a lazy breakfast and treat yourself to the famous Secrets hospitality and service.

We have also launched new mouth-watering package menus for groups of 12 and more that are available all year round. The Silver package is $27.50 for 2 courses (available Tues to Fri), or our gold package is $40 for 2 courses or $50 for 3 courses (available Tues to Sun). Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.

Our special Christmas food menus are also now available online. Bring your family, friends, work colleagues, club mates or village crew to celebrate the season and each other with some great food and excellent service in a truly inspiring location. We will begin serving our Christmas menus from Friday 23rd November this year. The Silver package is $27.50 for 2 courses (available Tues to Fri), or our gold package is $40 for 2 courses or $50 for 3 courses (available Tues to Sun). Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment. Please contact Di to make your group booking. Call 07 5478 5888 or email or visit