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Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

4.0 of 5 Ranch   |   324 Land Road, via Lake Eacham | P.O. Box 776, Malanda, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Townsville, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is the perfect place to stay in the tablelands in winter. We had the fire going while the rain was pouring outside and there was nothing to do but totally relax. Some good books, magazines and a glass of wine, is the perfect recipe to unwind and spend time with your loved one. Much of the time you find... More

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Thank you for your wonderful review of Rose Gums. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and will look forward to seeing you again. More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We stayed there for one night and we were absolutely content, better astonished. This is a beautiful place. The tree hiuse was wonderful, with a beautifuk view into the rainforest. The construction of the tree house was wonderful. The animal feeding in the morning was funny. Eating in the restaurant on site was more than delicious. We took a walk... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Just returned from a wonderful holiday in Australia which included 3 days at Rose Gums. Could have spent far longer at the retreat and the surrounding area, there is lots to do and see. Tree houses have spectacular views over the tree tops, listening and watching the noisy birds as they feed and roost. The retreat is well fitted out,... More

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Situated in the tropical rainforest of Cairns Highland, the lodge provides excellent escape to nature. Cleanliness of the rooms/cottages is just average. The housekeeping is only done once a week. But the lodge provide exceptional facilities for nature lovers: 3 different tracking trails, access to creek & waterfall,observing platypus, parrots, rat kangaroo, and many others. The birdlife in the area... More

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Winchester, UK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This amazing resort has to be seen to be believed. Your very own tree house - beautifully designed with all facilities & more. Watch sunrise over the Forest from your very comfortable bed, your deck area or even your own spa bath!! Take an early morning bird walk with Jon - 40+ species. Breakfast hamper provided is enough for 2days.... More

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Portland Victoria Australia
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I came with my daughter, son in law and grand daughter for an overnight stay after deciding to head to the tablelands for a bit of R n D and found Rose Gums Wilderness retreat. We found our treehouse to be amazing and could have easily lived here forever !!!!! The treehouse was first class with all the beautiful timber... More

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13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

A unique experience, particularly for bird lovers. Spacious cabins. Charming and helpful hostess/owner. Excellent breakfast hamper provided, together with lots of helpful extras for self catering I.e. Oil, condiments, etc. need to purchase own food for cooking prior to arrival as this is an isolated location. On site restaurant food was first class and the chef warm and friendly.

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Townsville, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Magical Tree top escape in a beaut setting....private and serene. Most relaxing and rejuvenating time, recharge and chill time in a very peaceful and tranquil spot. Extremely well hosted by Peta and Jon, great breakfast hamper supplied, and some very nice coffee too!!! On our next stay we WILL dine at the restaurant as all the guest comments/reviews in our... More

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This is a place to see and experience It is friendly,clean,spacious and has everything that you need whilst away from home. You can eat in the restaurant or self cater, need to bring your supplies with you. So yes I would recommend it for either a break to recharge or a base to see the country J&D

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Copenhagen, Denmark
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

If you wanna stay in the the nature surrounded by rainforrest and hundred of birds, this is the place to stay. We stayed in one of the cabins with spa, terasse, two bedrooms and a hughe kitchen/livingroom, and it was 1'st class. It was clean and there was all you need. The breakfast was basket in the fridge containing all... More

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Address: 324 Land Road, via Lake Eacham | P.O. Box 776, Malanda, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Malanda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat 4*
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Enjoy a secluded rainforest retreat in the cool highlands above Cairns, all our treehouses are self-contained featuring spa baths, fireplaces and magnificent views. The 93 HA property has 9 kilometres of walking tracks and over 160 species of birds and other wildlife, including Platypus that inhabit our pristine rainforest creeks. Delight in our own in-house restaurant, LEAF, a private dining experience in the tree-tops. Your hosts Peta & Jon are very friendly and helpful and are looking forward to meeting you soon. ... more   less 
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