Baking Class

Avalon Karatau

Property Manager


Growing up on Gubbi Gubbi Nation country from one of 19 sub groups that makeup the Nation.

Badtjala people (Ocean Fork) 

Yirrayirra Dhal Guradyi (Bush Tukka medicine woman) from Kg'ari, (Fraser Island) on Murri country (Queensland) 

Skins Yul'Lu, Gugug, Winha nga nha

The territory extends from Tinian Creek, Fraser Island, Double Island Point, Tin Can Bay, Bauple Mountain, and north to a point at Burrum Heads in Queensland.

Family name Barney on my Mother side.


Curiosity of travelling guests getting involved, asking questions, speaking language, and sharing their experiences here on the lake.

Can be summed up in one word.



A Bit About the Business.

Lakeside Cottages.
Created by Avalon Karatau.

The satisfaction of our guests is our greatest reward.

Our vision is to have an unprecedented focus on service and care for the lake we share with our guests, food, plants, and the environment of the Australian bush.
Since 2006, the business has focus more on culturally supportive activities. Receiving a number of reviews being a cultural immersive guest house.

Attributing the wealth of traditional knowledge on bush food incorporated with ever-expanding lake side native gardens around the property's lake shores.
Guests have the opportunity to participate and align small group experiences and other cultural tours on offer in the Golden Valley region. 
Privileged to remain one of the few eco-friendly cultural businesses for the past 9 years in the area. 
Please join us and discover how our family staff is ready to make your stay and cooking experience exceptional.

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