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Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

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GreenLeaders Gold level
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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Tennis Court
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Cairns Airport30 mi
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All reviews tree house breakfast hamper spa bath the kitchen atherton tablelands leaf restaurant early morning wilderness retreat bird feeding complete privacy rainbow lorikeets rainforest canopy outside world ground level get away from it all restaurant food was delicious washer dryer
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Rose Gums for two nights toward the end of November (not long enough!!). We were in Treehouse 6 Whipbird, which sleeps 4 but there were just 2 of us so it felt spacious and roomy. We were amazed driving to the reception...More

Thank kat90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had cabin 2 Chowchilla with a free view over the small valley, without sight of other cabins. Overall size 6 x 6 m, including bathroom of over 5m2 having a jacuzzi. The balcony is an additional 16 m2. Sunrise from bed. Outside in the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights on honeymoon. Guest have their own tree lodge house (complete with useful washer/dryer) with AMAZING view over the rainforest canopy. You feel like no one is around for miles and listening to the sounds of the rainforest is very relaxing....More

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Response from rosegums, Guest Relations Manager at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We at Rose Gums take pride in our serene treehouse experience, as you absorb the beautiful sights and sounds of the nature and wildlife, while being disconnected with the outside world. We are glad to see that you thoroughly...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018

What can we say? What a wonderful place! Our own tree house with all the luxuries we have at home but in an environment-friendly way. Fantastic view from our balcony, good kitchen (we did not use the barbeque outside), Fantastic breakfast with local dairy products...More

Thank Michael K
Response from rosegums, Front Office Manager at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded August 31, 2018

Hi Michael We are very proud of our little piece of paradise! We love to share it with our visitors! The Atherton Tablelands is a hidden Gem in the Far North, with more people discovering her treasures and falling in love with the region as...More

Reviewed August 20, 2018

Super place to visit and in the middle of the forest with the usual noises and bugs! Accommodation was very good and the washer and drier toward the end of the holiday a massive help. Some confusion over the breakfast hamper which arrived in addition...More

Thank Steve H
Response from rosegums, Owner at Rose Gums Wilderness RetreatResponded August 21, 2018

Thank you Steve for taking the time to review your experience at Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat. Each of the houses are fully self-contained with laundry (including washing powder) and kitchens. All guests receive a large self-cook complimentary breakfast hamper for the first morning. Some guests...More

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August 10, 2018|
Response from 551GPG | Reviewed this property |
Only marginally better, I believe. Rainfall in the wet season is remarkably variable,and you just have to take your chances.
July 28, 2017|
Response from rosegums | Property representative |
Hello, There is a difference of between 4 and 6 degrees in temperature between Cairns and the tablelands. we are almost 8oo metres higher . during our wet season we can get up to two metres of rain for the season, so it is... More
July 27, 2017|
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Response from Jenny C | Reviewed this property |
Although there are lots of trees about, I seem to remember the view from our cabin was quite open with hills in the distance
Room Tips
"Lodge 8 had wonderful views"
4 weeks ago
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"Different tree houses have different views... possibly ask for more info when booking."
Aug 26, 2018
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"All the lodges looked excellent and were well placed so they did not over look each other."
Aug 20, 2018
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"Each treehouse is sited with views of the rainforest. We stayed in Fernwren."
Jan 10, 2018
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