Covid-19 Updates

Last updated: 12 December 2021

We understand it it difficult to keep up with all the changes constantly happening with travel restrictions due to the COVID 19 Pandemic.

We will try to keep our information as up to date as possible.  We do suggest though that before you travel, you check the QLD HEALTH website for up to date and correct information.


Update - From 12 December 2021

  • We are open for business and excited that the borders are reopening
  • We look forward to seeing you for your next holiday.
  • At this point in time, we have been advised we do not have to monitor vaxed v's non-vaxed, all are welcome to stay.
  • There will be restrictions on some tours and restaurants, so please take that into consideration when booking your stay.  Don't worry though, there are plenty of things to do and see that will keep you busy anyway.
  • If you are travelling from interstate, please check the QLD HEALTH website for current updates.
  • If you have any symptoms that could be COVID related please stay home and get tested. Please continue to follow hygiene and social distancing requirements so we can all continue to travel and explore safely.
  • It is a requirement for all guests and visitors to sign in using the covid app when they arrive on site.

The new normal

  • Maintain physical distancing (1.5m)
  • Wear a mask when distancing is not possible
  • Maintain good hand hygiene
  • Stay at home if you feel sick
  • Collection of contact details to allow for effective contact tracing
  • Rapidly responding to outbreaks
  • Travel restrictions for hot spots
  • COVID Safe Plan or checklist in place

Social distancing and hygiene requirements will still remain in place. Please stay home if you are sick.

What are we doing to stay safe

  1. We are excited to have you come visit, but we need to be sure our staff, guests and community remain safe.
  2. We will ask you for details of all the guests who will be staying with you or visiting you whilst you are staying with us.
  3. We provide hand sanitiser for use at reception but we suggest you carry your own with you at all times.
  4. Our villas meet distancing requirements but please maintain 1.5m distance in common areas.
  5. We are staggering our check in times as rooms are ready.
  6. We encourage prepayment for contactless check in.
  7. If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone who is positive to covid, please contact us to reschedule your holiday.

A little about us

​We are a small family run business – just 2 of us that work full time here at the Lake. Rod looks after all the gardens and grounds and maintenance and Deb works in the office on admin and marketing. We now have two part time cleaners and they are educated in the requirements and regulations to ensure your room is clean and meets standards for your health and safety.

Our villas are owned by individuals who entrust us to look after them on their behalf. We are aware that we still have some challenges to face in the coming months but we are excited to be open and operating in time for whale season. We do our best to make sure that you have an amazing experience when you come to stay with us. Continuing to book your holidays and staying with us is the best support you can offer us!

Please stay in touch with us. We are committed to working hard to make sure you have the best holiday possible when you come to visit us again.

Rod and Deb
Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat