International Water Centre
Our arrival at Cedar Creek Falls Retreat was one of amazement and pleasure at the tranquility and beauty of the venue for our Strategic Planning Day. We were welcomed into a very homely conference room with a wood fire burning, and the beautiful aroma of oils and candles burning. The conference room had all of the facilities we required with the added extra of being surrounded by relaxing bush land. The accommodation was perfect, quaint and very homely. Catering at Cedar Creek was the best I have ever experienced at a conference facility, wonderful morning and afternoon teas, a lovely cooked lunch, and the evening meal was certainly a winner with everyone commenting on how beautiful it was. We had a wonderful time at Cedar Creek and highly recommend it to anyone or any company looking for a venue that is something different and a lot more inviting than a conference room in the heart of the city. There was nothing that wasn’t done to make our stay perfect. All of the team will never forget our experience and we will certainly keep Cedar Creek Falls Retreat to the forefront of our minds when planning our next event.
Mt Alvernia College
Thank you so much for a wonderfully uplifting and inviting natural space for our Staff Retreat. As a College in the Franciscan Spirit, Cedar Creek Falls Retreat offered us a connection to the environment that is central to our charism. The environment surrounding the centre is idyllic and allowed us all to enter a peaceful, spiritual depth so needed after a busy term at College. It is not easy finding a retreat space within an hour from the College that can cater for 75 staff members. Cedar Creek Falls Retreat did this without effort- in sunshine and in rain. The facilities were wonderful, the food delightful with the centre's natural environment uplifting. It was wonderful to celebrate Eucharist in God's own cathedral just before Easter. Thank you Ronnie and Michael for your warmth and professionalism. The extra details were not missed.
The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Only a 50 minute drive from the hustle and bustle of the Princess Alexandra Hospital we arrived into another dimension at the Cedar Creek Falls Retreat. Some of the senior scientists wandered around the idyllic calming environment for some minutes until finally convinced that their mobile phones would no longer operate. Although our visit was only to be a short one we were made to feel immediately welcome and we were greeted with excellent food which just kept on coming throughout the stay. The Retreat provided a perfect staging ground for a strategic meeting with only the sounds of the birds and the pristine mountain stream to distract our thoughts. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and plan to return again next year.
Thanks to all the great team at Cedar Ck.
Buckley Vann Town Planning Consultants
Buckley Vann Town Planning held a business planning retreat at Cedar Creek Falls Retreat over a two day period. We found the venue's peaceful setting well suited to our requirements and the hosts were warm and friendly who attended to all our needs. The accommodation and food were excellent. I would be happy to recommend the venue to others.
I would like to thank you all for the fantastic service and attention to detail that made our conference the success it was. We are all most impressed with the conference venue, accommodation facilities and the catering. Thankyou to all the staff for their excellent service and big friendly smiles. We would recommend Cedar Creek Falls to anyone to host a function at and we will definitely be back.
Brisbane Catholic Education Centre
Thankyou for providing such a beautiful venue such as Cedar Creek. I have had some really positive feed back from everyone who attended the day and our wonderful presenter thought the venue was just beautiful. I look forward to returning in the near future.
Renewed thanks for your hospitality,
As part of the Aker Solutions Engineering Development Program, Forums are part of the curriculum and we are always trying to find ways to improve, especially from a training perspective where we can get the full and undivided attention of the Young Engineers, finding the right place has always been a challenge for us. As part of the improvement process Bonnie researched the Brisbane area and in Cedar Creek Falls Retreat she found a real Gem. The venue that awaited the group was secluded, tranquil, compact and provided a fresh clean environment and atmosphere to work in, what more could we ask for. The limited access to the outside world by phone and Internet certainly fulfilled our requirements to get the group away from it all. The accommodation was first class and the meals were just like being at home, and the cakes well, they found the spot every time. The lounge where we spent the evenings was comfortable and provided an excellent ambience to end the day. The group feedback indicated that we were all treated as an extension to the family by our hosts, which we think is the best complement we could pay.
Bonnie and I and on behalf of the Brisbane Engineers of Aker Solutions, would like to say a big thank you for the hospitality that you and your staff showed us, and for making our time at Cedar Creek Falls Retreat such a memorable experience, we all hope to see you again one day.
Bonnie and Dave
We were seeking a venue with ‘a difference’ to host our Branch Managers Conference! What we received was that and much more! As soon as we arrived, we were relaxed and made to feel comfortable. The perfect combination of the serene environment and the quality customer service from both the staff, was second to none. The beauty of Cedar Creek Falls Retreat is that not only is it a stunning location where you can forget about the hustle and bustle of modern life, but it encompasses the true sense of harmony with the environment. You have a stunning location, fantastic food and hospitality second to none. This location facilitated everything we needed to ensure a place to focus on ourselves and our business needs. The only thing we would have changed is making our stay a little longer...thank you!
Thank you so much for all you did for us on our conference. My staff thought that everything was just perfect and they were particularly impressed with the food. For me, walking into that beautiful room with the fire, flowers and candles first thing that morning was very special.
So thank you, again. Hopefully, I have the opportunity to visit again one day and just sit.
After making the scenic drive to Cedar Creek Falls Retreat, our group was amazed at what greeted us. A fantastic retreat in a wonderful location with first class facilities & the most kind, caring & generous staff in Michael, Ronnie & team.
Our two day stay included first class meals, quality accommodation, outstanding conference facilities & some serious team building around the campfire complete with toasted marshmallows! Every aspect was extremely well thought out & organised to an absolute tee, leaving our group to concentrate on the purpose of our visit. On our departure, we were farewelled by Michael & Ronnie (who we now think of as part of our Ergon Energy family).
We left Cedar Creek Falls Retreat with some wonderful memories but most of all feeling relaxed, focused & ready to get back to our business. I have no hesitation in recommending this location for team buildings, workshops & conferences. Without a doubt, we will be back!
Mt Maria Secondary College
Just to let you know that we really enjoyed our stay with you, in an environment that was conducive to young student leaders and their issues. Everyone noted the high quality of the food and service which sustained us through our decision making process! In particular the friendly nature of the staff, especially Ronnie and Michael may our stay memorable.
The seminar room was suitable to enable our work to be undertaken in a serene environment, close to nature. All this, and one only needed to travel only 30 minutes outside Brisbane! Many thanks,
Chris and Angela
Frucor Pty Ltd - NZ
We had a fantastic time at Cedar Creek Falls Retreat, what a very special place you have.
The HR Team enjoyed their stay, the food was fantastic and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. We would definitely visit again should the occasion arise for us to travel to sunny Queensland again.
St Josephs Nudgee College - Leadership team
Seventeen members of the Nudgee College leadership team spent a great weekend at Cedar Creek Falls.
World Vision Australia
Fantastic food! Fantastic service! Fantastic venue! Fantastic location! A place to truly get away and focus on tasks at hand without the outside world interfering. Thankyou so much Ronnie & Michael for your hospitality and tireless efforts in making our stay most pleasant and complication free. Totally recommended!
Having heard rave reviews of Cedar Creek Falls Retreat from our QLD Division, we decided to hold our annual 3 day national leadership training for our senior Member leaders there. It was a huge success! The serene surroundings, incredibly comfy facilities, delicious food and the attentiveness of our hosts, Ronnie and Michael, ensured that we had a fantastic environment for both learning and team building. It was a great experience for all of us and we hope to be back soon!
University of Southern Queensland
Upon our arrival at Cedar Creek Falls Retreat we immediately felt relaxed in such an idyllic location. Greeted by Michael and Jann and shown the facility we were so relieved we had chosen this location for our business retreat. The food was outstanding and the hospitality we received throughout our stay was just amazing. Our individual needs were always accommodated without any trouble and it was a pleasure to deal with such competent and caring people. Our retreat was a total success and I thank Michael, Ronnie, Jann and the staff who made it so!
Brisbane Boys College
I recently took my staff on a weekend retreat to Cedar Creek Falls Retreat. For all of us it was a marvellous time. The venue is idyllic, set amongst the forest as it is and the catering was first class. Our hosts, Michael and Ronnie were extremely obliging; nothing was a trouble for them and they made each one of us feel welcome. As a matter of fact, the staff want it to become an annual event! For an experience that is a little different for the usual beach / hotel one, I can thoroughly recommend Cedar Creek Falls Retreat.
C & L Aerospace
We would like to thank you for hosting our strategic planning weekend - the facilities were great and the service outstanding. Your diligence in covering every detail allowed us to concentrate on our sessions and provide a memorable experience for all of our staff. Thanks again foir doing such a great job.
Johnnos Camper Trailers
Thank you for your hospitality during our conference, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and our team haven't stopped talking about it. Your professionalism right from the planning stages to our departure was second to none. The venue, the surroundings, the food and the service was outstanding. We will have no problems in recommending your retreat to anyone who is looking for a spot to get away from it all and get some work done. All the best, once again thanks and we will be in touch when we have the dates for any future events we are holding in your area.
National Australia Bank
I would like to sincerely thank you for providing our team with such a warm and inviting venue for our business strategy session. All of our team members were unanimous in their praise of the venue, the surroundings, the atmosphere and the culinary delights that you provided.
Thank you for your wonderful hospitality this last Friday and Saturday. The feedback from my clients and their staff with respect to Cedar Creek Falls Retreat was incredibly positive; specifically friendliness and helpfulness of staff, facilities, catering and environment. From my standpoint, the overall facility, your flexibility and willingness to support everyone throughout the 2 days was first class. The overall program was a success thanks in no small part to the Cedar Creek Falls Retreat team. I will not hesitate to recommend you to any of my industry colleagues and look forward to working with you again in the future.
Our management workshop was a great success which was helped by a number of contributing factors. The rainforest location was fantastic - being literally in the middle of nature meant we could really switch off from the stressful corporate office environment. The facilities were good, the staff were very helpful, flexible and welcoming and the food was neverending, but extremely tasty. I would definitely recommend Cedar Creek Falls Retreat to other small conference groups
Child Safety Service Centre
Personally I would like to start by saying that you both were nothing short of a pleasure to deal with. No requests went unanswered and you were both too happy to help me out with organising the conference. Overall, the organising of this conference went extremely smoothly and with little complication and this was a direct result of your hospitality and friendliness. Overall, there have not been any negative comments regarding our conference at all (I would tell you for your own future reference). The food was nothing short of scrumptious and certainly plenty of it. The freshness and variety was exceptional and each meal was a treat. The facilities were such that it was perfect for our team due to being the only group at the venue, however with the diversity of many and varied meeting/discussion points which enabled individual team building and small group discussions. Accommodation was very restful with big comfortable beds. There was enough privacy to meet everyone's needs.
C S Energy
I just wanted to say a special thank you for letting us use the facility with numbers lower than your minimum. We really appreciate you making an allowance for us. By way of feedback, my guys were very impressed with the facility, particularly the standard of food and service. They felt really welcome and thought the service was first class - always available but unobtrusive. I will certainly be recommending Cedar Creek to my contacts in the industry, as well as to my friends and business colleagues. Hopefully, we can also send some more "internal" business your way when our divisions have occasional workshops. Again, thanks so much Ronnie and Mike. I appreciate your assistance.
Firecom Brisbane conducted 3 workshops over a three month span in 2006 at Cedar Creek Falls Retreat. The feedback received from all participants (including Management and Facilitators) was exceptional. For example:
Many Thanks again from us all at Firecom
Just a short note to say thank you for all of your assistance, hospitality and professionalism, thanks in no short measure to your efforts, we have had an enjoyable and productive meeting. Could you please pass on our thanks to all of you staff and I would wish you every success in the future, when we next have a meeting in Queensland, we will certainly be in touch.
Cedar Creek Falls Retreat a magical place in the beautiful rainforest of Samford area. It is condusive for teambuilding and conferencing that keeps individuals relaxed by it's natural elements. It was an absolute delight and treat to take our young people to cedar Creek for our committee training. They didn't stop ravening about for at least a month afterwards and as an organizer I couldn't say enough for Ronnie and Michael who made our stay warm and welcoming and easy to put together. What a treat! Thank you for a lovely time!
Local Government Association of Queensland
Initially we chose the Cedar Creek Falls Retreat as the venue for our Corporate Planning Workshop due to its close proximity to Brisbane and the fact that we would have sole occupancy during our stay over the two days. What we found on our arrival was a well designed venue from both a business and a personal perspective. The work areas were well equipped and the accommodation was very comfortable. Throughout, the service was excellent and the food and standard of cooking was of the highest quality.
The Holiday Inn
On behalf of the team and I, please accept our gratitude and thanks for the hosting of our 2006 Management Retreat.
The Holiday Inn Management Teamwww.holidayinn.com.au
Australasian CRC for Interaction Design [ACID]
Cedar Creek Falls Rainforest Retreat was an amazing surprise and the perfect location for our planning workshop; providing us with a distraction free location to focus our minds to the task at hand and a relaxed environment to retreat in after hours. The hospitality was sensational and the food was incredible. We would recommend it to anyone as the ideal location to inspire, motivate and unwind!!
Cornucopia Fundraising Australia
Thank you so much for allowing us to use your wonderful venue for our retreat. The venue and your hospitality were perfect and made a huge difference to everyone who attended. I hope we'll be able to stay again some time.
The Courier Mail www.couriermail.com.au
Cedar Creek Lodge was the perfect destination for our small group corporate team gathering. The environment was the ideal backdrop for team building and provided a relaxed environment in which we could get to know one another but also, engage in some effective brainstorming and debate. The service was wonderful, and the great food and ambience really made for a special team gathering. Thanks to Michael and his team for a great few days away from the rat race.
Ergon Energy Marketing Team
Many thanks for your hospitality. What a fabulous venue for our conference. Beautiful surrounds, great facilities, laid-back atmosphere, great service, friendly hosts and food to die for. Nothing was too much trouble. Regards,
Ergon Energy Marketing Teamwww.ergon.com.au
As a regular (facilitator) user of venues across Australia - What a "Diamond" find. Michael & Ronnie's passion for thier guests matched our passion for learning and creativity.
Super Cheap Auto
Thank you so much Michael and Team for your enthusiasm, support, attention to detail and tireless effort to ensure our stay was enjoyable (which it definately was). Kind Regards,
Michael & Team - A big thank you for your hospitality in these fantastic facilities and surroundings! All the best,
Thanks for a really great experience. You have a wonderful location & look after your guests like personal friends. Keep up the good work
B & R Sales Conference
A great venue to 'get away' from the hussle and bussle of work. Time to reflect and a perfect place to build friendships amongst workmates. Ronnie & Mike, thanks for being terrific hosts. Thanks also to Simon of Executive Excellence for bringing us here and making the experience special and professionally invigorating.