I'm a freelance writer, living in the Mooloolaba area, and enjoying the chance to promote its attractions.
Published October 6th 2012
Secluded rainforest chalet seeks romantic couple
Dragonfly, Platypus, Two Frogs are 'Secrets on the Lake'. Really, no secret there? But wait, Here we are not talking of animals. No. They are the names of amazing, architecturally unique treehouses-come-chalets, sequestered away in the dappled shadows of the forest rising above Lake Baroon. These and more form the rainforest resort Secrets on the Lake. Each chalet hides in its own leafy milieu. Each is an experience in the sensuousness of the heart of carved wood. Each is ideal for couples wanting a romantic getaway in quiet seclusion.
Secrets is a complex of 10 self-contained, luxury bungalows conjoined by an extensive network of elevated boardwalks that wend through the native ferns and trees. 'Luxury' aptly states the richness in design and furnishings of each bungalow. Guests will love that each has spacious privacy, queen-sized bed, log fire, air-conditioning, gas-fired BBQ, balcony, and sunken double spa-bath with views of Lake Baroon below. The pampering doesn't stop there. Secrets offers a complimentary champagne breakfast basket to all guests. Freshly baked croissants or muffins arrive daily.
Secrets has become also a popular destination for day-trippers. The resort's reception building has a cafe with balcony views of the lake, and a local artists' gallery. Though small, the gallery features uniquely Australian paintings and sculptures.
Intended newly-weds like Secrets too; it has become popular for weddings. It certainly has the facilities and settings: A private lakeshore, grassy lawns with expansive wooden decks, a 'heritage' style boathouse, contoured gardens. Beautiful vistas all about.
There's more to say about Secrets itself, as well as the attractions of its lakeside parklands. For instance, "Whistlestop" is 'cabin' accommodation made from a relocation of Beerburrum's (local town) railway stationhouse, circa 1910. But see Secrets for yourself by visiting their website. There is an interactive map that shows off all the cabins and facilities.
Better yet, put it on the 'must do' list: Pamper and rekindle yourself and your partner at this truly different resort.