We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Secrets on the Lake

Certificate of Excellence
05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Professional photos
Secrets on the Lake
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

507 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
There are newer reviews for Secrets on the Lake
See the most recent reviews
Showing 504: English reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Thankyou to our hosts, George and Aldy for a beautiful resort in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The wet weekend allowed the rainforest to "shine". The courtesy of George to transfer our luggage up the Boardwalk to our Secrets Cabin was most appreciated. This allowed us to take in the beautiful rainforest, the animal carvings on all the railings - possums,...

Thank austravellerBirkdale
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you austraveller for your lovely review. We were very pleased to read your comments about our special penthouse Secrets. George and I love this place. So glad you did too!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We have stayed In the Sunshine Coast hinterland numerous times. This is by far the best accommodation we have ever stayed in. We could not fault any part of our stay. We found the staff at check in and in the restaurant very helpful and friendly. Our accommodation was beautiful with every little thing we could need. Attention to detail...

Thank sandra4509
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review

Thanks Sandra for your great review. I will pass on to my staff your thoughts and appreciation. I try to thank them regularly as it does make a difference. There are quite a lot of ineteresting stories about Secrets and its history, some of which are reflected in the Stories on the webpage. Thanks again!

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Just spent 3 magic nights at this peaceful and secluded rainforest retreat. Service was 1st rate. Very generous welcome breakfast basket with fresh fruits, local dairy and a lovely bottle of wine on arrival. Beautiful views of Lake Baroon from your private deck. Tree houses are fully decked out with everything needed for a romantic getaway. Candles and bubble bath...

Thank ozzzietraveller
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you Ozzietraveller for your review about Secrets and your stay. Our staff love to hear that our guests have appreciated their hard work. It make it easeir to do it all over again next day. George and I have built the treehouses with all their special features. But it is situated in a beautiful place which has a certain...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We booked the Nest through a recommendation from George, the owner of this beautiful place, a beautiful secluded accommodation with our very own driveway and treetop walk way to the main area. We drove from Brisbane and arrived late at night, around 7pm but Nigel was there to greet us and take us to the Nest and showed us around...

Thank Loong L
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review

Great review Loong. Very comprehensive. We also try to cover as much that people need for a lovely stay. We are, however, hoping that with the NBN, when it finally arrives, that we will get good WIFI service to our cabins. At present we have it available in our reception but the signal is weak and can sometimes let us...

Reviewed 12 July 2016

A wonderful, relaxing, beautiful place. The cabins are beyond expectations, the food and delivery to the cabins was wonderful. A very special place to unwind, relax and just take in the view. We will definitely returning to this wonderful place.

Thank sharon491
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review

Thanks Sharon for your splendid review of our place. We are pleased it met your expectations for your anniversary celebration. We have many who come yearly to secrets and they are always looking for something new to surprise their partner with. This keeps us on our toes. Thanks again for taking the time.

Mount Isa, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2016

2 weeks holiday in Brisbane and Secrets on the Lake was by far my favourite find. Suggested by my sister, we decided to visit on our way to Australia Zoo. Although we didnt realise how long the drive was, when we got there we agreed that the drive was totally worth it. Unbelievably beautiful. Everything about the land and buildings...

Thank Hayleywip
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the Lake, responded to this review

Thank you Hayley for taking the time to review our cafe. Winter breakfasts are crisp with gas heaters and snuggly blankets and lake views with mist. We are child friendly too. Please you enjoyed the experience and look forward to seeing you come another time. Thanks Again!

Bribie Island, Australia
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Secrets on the Lake,what can you say about such a magical place!! Seriously the most beautiful peaceful place on earth! Secrets rejuvenates the soul and fills you with so much inner peace and love it's got me lost for words! Don't think twice just go!! I would rate it a 10 out of 5 if I could!! Put it on...

Thank HappyFly83
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We had lunch at Secrets on the Lake Restaurant in June - what a treat! The setting, the staff and the food - just fabulous. Make it a destination for lunch combined with your visit to the Montville - Mapleton - Maleny area.

Thank Mal R
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Most special place I've ever visited and really has to be seen. Photos on the website don't do this place justice. I was constantly in awe everywhere I looked. 1 thing I wish I knew before going though (this was probably on the website) Don't bother packing your own body wash/soap they supply quality Eco body wash that smells amazing...

Thank Rebecca D
Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I have never stayed in accomodation as beautiful, serene and stunning as "Secrets on the Lake." The solitude & the noises of the bushland & rainforest, were so fantastic that we felt like we were the only 2 people there. Nothing was left out of our package, from being greeted in a beautiful reception area, with the most pleasant staff,...

Thank Binnalee66

864 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (434)
View from Room (62)
Room/Suite (63)
Dining (21)
Pool/Beach Area (8)
Hotel & Grounds (83)
Bathroom (8)
Family/Play Areas (4)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Other (184)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

All TripAdvisor Photos (414)
Amenities (34)
Luxury Treehouse - Possums (79)
Luxury Treehouse - The Bower (81)
Luxury Treehouse - Waterlillies (65)
Penthouse Treehouse - Dragonfly (78)
Dining (7)
The Hotel (70)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (16)
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Room/Suite (5)
View from Room (2)
05/06/2017 06/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Montville
2.8 km away
Clouds of Montville
Clouds of Montville
#2 of 2 in Montville
172 reviews
1.6 km away
Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat
3.4 km away
Kondalilla Eco Resort
Kondalilla Eco Resort
#1 of 1 in Flaxton
377 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.0 km away
Spicers Clovelly Estate
Spicers Clovelly Estate
#2 of 9 in Montville
493 reviews
4.5 km away
Maleny Tropical Retreat
3.5 km away
Hunchy Hideaway
Hunchy Hideaway
#7 of 16 in Montville
133 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Perfect Romantic Escape.....IMAGINE the ultimate romantic escape flowers, chocolates, and definitely some champagne and fruit. Hide away in a beautiful hand-carved cabin while a log fire burns and favourite music playing in the background. Neck deep in bubble bath and lounging in the sunken spa, gaze out over the veranda to see mist rolling over the magnificent lake. Secrets on the Lake is nestled in the Sunshine Coast's lush hinterland on 45 acres of rainforest and right on the shores of Lake Baroon. There are ten tree houses Waterlilies, Two Frogs, Possums, The Bower, Lizards Lair Wait A While, Platypus, Dragonfly, The Nest & last but not least Secrets. Each cabin is only accessed by a hand carved elevated treetop walkway, lit at night by handmade pottery lamps. They are meticulously appointed and individually themed from a different element of nature and feature extensive ceramic, iron and woodwork. Our guests can indulge themselves with our special homemade touches - the complimentary Champagne Breakfast basket, the hearty BBQ Hamper and cheese platters, a range of massages or our specially catered for Packages be it an escape or a honeymoon. Sit back on the deck and enjoy coffee & cake at the cafe or wander through the art gallery where the "Tree of Dreams" lives. Come & visit this wondrous place & be captivated by the charm & beauty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Secrets on the Lake

Address: 207 Narrows Road, Montville, Queensland 4560, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Montville
Price Range: ₹ 10,469 - ₹ 20,486 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Secrets on the Lake 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire and Priceline so you can book your Secrets on the Lake reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Secrets On The Lake Montville, Sunshine Coast
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Secrets on the Lake staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Durham, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Secrets on the Lake staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Every cabin at Secrets is beautifully appointed.”
  • How good is this?
  • Lovely and very functional kitchenette.
  • the comfy 2-person spa is perfect for relaxation.
teachjap, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Two frogs and the bower are closer to the carpark if you dont want to walk far.”
ozziepestcontrol, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We just visited the restaurant”
judir759, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The Luxury cabins are Secrets, Dragonfly and Platypus our favorite is Platypus.”
  • Platypus Luxury Cabin from the waters edge
570grahamg, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The higher tree-houses are quieter as they have their own private boardwalk”
704rachelf, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
No availability for your dates from these sites
* /night
View Deal
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates