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Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

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324 Land Road, via Lake Eacham | P.O. Box 776, Malanda, Queensland, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kuranda, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The magnificent setting in the heart of beautiful forest. The views and the accommodation are sublime. The accommodation has all the facilities you could possibly want. I have not come across a better place than this to stay, enjoy, relax and unwind in a long LONG time. The owners are so warm, caring, welcoming, and nothing is too much to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My partner and i loved every last thing about this place!!!!! We stayed in number two of about eight completely secluded tree houses with breathtaking views. we chose to stay here predominantly for the luxury of birdwatching from the comfort of our balcony, and as advertised we were not disappointed. Lots of beautiful native plants attracting A variety of birds.... More 

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rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Rose Gums. We have put a lot of effort into meeting the expectations of our guests and it is very rewarding to hear that it is appreciated. However, I am sorry that Jon was not available to take you on a tour as there is so much more for the... More 

Cairns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My family has stayed at these lovely treehouses three times, however there have been many years between this trip and the previous instance. The country drive is beautiful and commences the relaxation treatment even before you arrive. Reception is always friendly and informative. The "treehouses" are on the ground but well built and very private. We lit the fire each... More 

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rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. It is always good to see return visitors and we really appreciate your feedback and the helpful information you have provided about Rose Gums and the region in general. The lack of connectivity is an ongoing issue for more remote areas but we are doing our best to... More 

Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

We had a great stay in a treehouse! The house had everything for a great stay! It is in a beautifull surrounding! The Walks in the park itself are great. Dont forget the insect repelend when walking down the tracks because there are a lot of leeches. And they go right info your Shoes :)The restaurant is also very very... More 

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rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Rose Gums and that you were able to experience first hand, the delights of the abundant nature that exists all around us. The Atherton Tablelands is a market garden of fresh produce and we make a point of buying locally whenever possible. Our chef Bradley makes the most of these... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Simply amazing! So freaking luxurious and beautiful. The view of Mt. Bartel Frere, tallest peak in Queensland, covered by rain 24/7 I summited and returned in one day, solo. Anyways this place rocks and the food is so good it is ridiculous, no way you could ever expect it to be that good considering the location. G-d willing I shall... More 

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rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your exhilarating review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Rose Gums experience and the tempting delights produced by our chef, yet also had time to explore the wonders of Mt Bartle Frere. As you discovered, there are so many things to see and do here on the tablelands, even when... More 

England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We stayed here for 2.nights, it's wonderful! Beautiful treehouse, fantastic wood everywhere. Huge jacuzzi bath. So lovely to sit on the verandah in the morning listening to all the birds! Went on a couple of walks, very hot! Breakfast hamper very generous, lasted us 2 mornings. Animal feeding with PETA very informative. Dinner in ths restaurant out of this world!

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rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Rose Gums. The protection of our natural surroundings has been our goal since day one and it is great to hear that you appreciated the environment so much. We do our best to ensure that our visitors can enjoy the wonders of... More 

Surrey, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Such a shame that we only had one night in this paradise. Everything was perfect, a warm welcome, great accommodation, amazing scenery and a first class dinner. Even saw 2 platypus and lots off beautiful birds. So peaceful and relaxing.

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ResponseRoseGums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you had such a wonderful visit to Rose Gums. Your experience was exactly what we hope to provide to all our guests and it is nice to know that we are achieving that goal. I hope its not too long before you can come back and maybe stay a little longer... More 

Beechmont, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The quality of the accommodation and dining at Rose Gums is well documented and well deserved but they are not the only attractions at Rose Gums. During a recent visit I spent an hour before breakfast bird watching in an area of grass and rainforest edge just downhill from the reception area. During this short time I saw a remarkable... More 

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ResponseRoseGums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review Barry This is a typical day at Rose Gums Retreat where the birding is superb for most of the year and where there is always lots of activity. For the seasoned birder, it is quite normal to get around the forty species in a morning walk and the reason for the wealth of bird life... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We stayed here in a log cabin for four nights. The facilities were excellent and the area had some wonderful local walks. The restaurant where we ate on two nights was exceptional and quite unexpected in the back of beyond and all the staff were very friendly. We would certainly stay here again if we got the chance. The only... More 

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ResponseRoseGums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Rose Gums and thank you for taking the time to post your review. The Hercules moth (the heaviest moth in the world) is indeed very active at sundown and you will have seen many of them busy in the rainforest during your stay. However, the sometimes deafening sound you mentioned... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Only 9 tree houses . Escape from The stress and pace of life and unwind in a beautifully equipped tree house. Everything provided fluffy bath robes / torch / insect repellent etc huge breakfast delivered daily for you to cook at leisure. Also wonderful restaurant offers fusion cuisine. Watch parrots listen to a myriad of birds whilst soaking in your... More 

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ResponseRoseGums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Rose Gums experience. We do our best to ensure that our guests get the most out of their stay with us and we are always looking for ways to improve, so your feedback is invaluable, thank you. More 

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