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Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

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Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To sit on the veranda of our tree cabin with a coffee, looking out at a sunrise directly opposite us across the rain forest...with the birds awakening at 05:30....well it was like nothing we'd ever seen before, so it was, for us, out of this world. An amazing place. You wake early and retire early. Just nine cabins.... Centreparcs this... More 

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

Thank you so much for your inspiring review of your stay at Rose Gums. It is really gratifying for us to know that our efforts to make your stay as memorable as possible, have been successful and I will certainly pass on your compliments to the rest of the team. Thank you again More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of their treehouses. It went beyond all expectations, with beautifully crafted cabins, huge windows overlooking the rainforest. Birding was also exceptional and easily accessible. We only encountered other guests in the dining room and reception- very private. Peeta was outstanding in her recommendations for walks to take for specific birds we wanted to see, and also... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We do try very hard to meet our guests expectations and I will certainly pass on your compliments to the rest of the team here at Rose Gums. With such an abundance of natural wonders to choose from, touring through the Cairns highlands can be an exciting and rewarding adventure and we are so... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just left yesterday 31st August after a weeks stay in Cockatoo. Treehouse was just amazing, the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed. The breakfast basket provided for the first morning was simply amazing . Organic Yoghurt , tasty museli and plenty of fresh fruit. The bread provided was very good, no artificial ingredients and not at all... More 

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

Well, thank you very much for the wonderful review. We all try very hard to make our guest's stay as enjoyable and memorable as possible. The Atherton Tablelands is indeed a nature lovers jewel, with unique flora and fauna to be found in a comfortable tropical highland climate. It is also heartening to read your comments about our rainforest rehabilitation... More 

Hobart, Australia
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70 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely tree houses which were very comfortable and clean. Would have given this review 5 stars however, the breakfast hamper was a bit of a disappointment. I would have expected more for the price we paid i.e. locally sourced wholefoods, greater quantity of yogurt (a tiny little 300ml cup was not enough for 2 adults for 2 breakfasts), more fresh... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Rose Gums. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your feedback. We have taken on board your comments regarding the complimentary breakfast hamper and will be reviewing this More 

Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I actually stayed at Rose Gums several years ago, shortly after the big cyclone had hit, and were absolutely delighted by the experience. Looking at the website it appears to be even more wonderful now (the vegetation has now recuperated from the cyclone) and I am sure the hosts are just as wonderful (friendly, helpful and knowledgeable)... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments about Rose Gums and I hope the Mouse House lives up to your expectations. To give you an update on us; luckily, Cyclone Yasi veered south in February of 2011, and did not cause too much damage here. The rain forest is well recovered and we even see a young Cassowary sauntering through the... More 

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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a retreat in the trees? This is the place in the midst of a rainforest, stunning surroundings and plenty of natural sounds - accommodation and nature perfectly combined. Apartment surprisingly accommodates for all needs, even the bath tub offers jacuzzi moments! Restaurant is gourmet experience, and highly individualized with 'personal' chef. Morning animal feeding recommended, fascinating proximity to... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate your comments and will certainly pass on your compliments to the rest of our team. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the wildlife viewing, it is very popular and allows our guests the opportunity to see the King Parrots and Lorikeets up close and to also delight in... More 

Cairns, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

Thank you Peta and Jon for a wonderful stay at Rose Gums. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and can not wait to return back. It was just what we needed to unwind and relax. The treehouses were just adorable and very comfortable. The meals at LEAF Restaurant were wonderful and it was great to get a takeaway dessert to finish... More 

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

Thank you for these lovely comments on your stay at Rose Gums. It is a special pleasure for us to welcome back return guests and to read that your stay was so enjoyable. I will certainly pass on your compliments to the rest of the team. We are just coming into breeding season so the wildlife is particularly active here... More 

Palm Cove, Australia
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29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This is the 4th time I have been here over the years and its consistently lives up to expectations!! We were greeted by the owners charming son and picked up afew dvds of the shelf as it was going to be a rainy weekend. Chalet was clean and the bed super comfy. We always love the breakfast basket waiting in... More 

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

It is always our pleasure to welcome back previous guests and we thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. We are a small team here at Rose Gums and your glowing comments are greatly appreciated by us all, thank you. Hopefully, it won't be too long before we can welcome you back again. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We had 3 nights here. We stayed in the accomodation furtherest from the restaurant which was inconvient as we didn't want to have to drive, the walk back at night was not ideal. Apart from that everything was nice although not really quite the level of quality you would expect for the price. The shower had the worst water hammer... More 

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

Thank you for posting a review of your stay here at Rose Gums. We take all guest comments very seriously and will certainly address the issues you have raised. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

A stunning spot in the Atherton Tablelands where you can truly unwind and relax. Whilst some may find the no reception/no wifi a little scary, it certainly encourages total relaxation and some quality time with loved ones! Sitting on our balcony we had uninterrupted views over the rainforest and distant mountains. Great for opening a good bottle of red and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay at Rose Gums. We are delighted that you enjoyed the peace and tranquillity to be found here. Connectivity is definitely an issue in such a remote location but we hope that by limiting availability to the reception area, we allow our guests the opportunity to "get away... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Microwave
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Address: 324 Land Road, via Lake Eacham | P.O. Box 776, Malanda, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Malanda
Price Range: $250 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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