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Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I spent 3 lovely nights here as part of our engagement celebrations and Peta & Jon (the owners) were so friendly and helpful. I'm gob-smacked at reviews that mention the presence of animals &insects....... you're in a rain forest for goodness sake. They could hermetically seal the accommodation and something would find a way in. Those people...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our travel agent said he had saved the best till last - he was right! Our treehouse was beyond beautiful. On the side of a hill, we entered at ground level, but by the time we had walked through we were above the tree canopy. Lovely wooden property, remote from any others on the retreat. Entrance hall, separate bedroom, bathroom...

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

We were so pleased to read your review of your stay at Rose Gums, thank you! Your description of your treehouse experience and its surroundings is exactly what we want all our guests to feel and it is gratifying for us to know that you enjoyed your stay so much. Jon and I, and all the team here at Rose...

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a wonderful and spacious retreat cabin with balconies to all sides and panoramic views of the rain forest. We had spectacular rain forest walks, saw a platypus taking a swim, no people and an isolated paradise. I will always remember this as a very special place to have had the great fortune to stay. Magical, marvellous, memorable.

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

It is such a pleasure for us to know that you enjoyed your stay at Rose Gums so much. Thank you for posting a review. Seasons greetings Peta & Jon Nott

Quebec
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were visiting Australia for a birdwatching adventure, and landed at Cairns. Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat was a wonderful first stop for us on our trip. We saw so many beautiful birds on their extensive property. We took the morning birding walk with Jon and thoroughly enjoyed us. He showed us the dancing post of Victoria's Riflebird (a bird of...

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

Thank you so much for posting a review of your stay at Rose Gums, and also the spectacular bird pictures you have posted. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay so much. What a pity you did not get to see the riflebird's performance whilst you were here but it seems that you made the most of...

Petersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We stayed in "Kingfisher" tree house. Each house is completely on its own and private. A lot of thought has gone into the design and equipment. The sense of being alone in the forest, in comfort, is wonderful, with all the bird noises. We saw fireflies and glow worms from the terrace. Watching the sun rising over the hills and...

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Thank you! Your review is very descriptive and has painted a vivid picture of exactly what Rose Gums has to offer. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and hopefully, we may see you back this way again, one day.

Reviewed 18 November 2016

My wife and I stayed in the Cockatoo lodge in late October. The lodge facilities were fab and the view in the morning from the breakfast table was unbelievable. It is a great base for seeing the wider area and the hosts will give you some excellent tips in helping you find the wildlife you are after- although there's a...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Rose Gums. We value all feedback from our guests and particularly when we see that you had such a memorable time here on the tablelands. Reviews as informative as yours give a great insight for other travellers looking at our region and we are delighted that your stay with...

Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Set in a large rain forest this is a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy nature. The unique "cabins" ate constructed to give you isolation, privacy and a view across the tree canopy. Our room was mostly natural wood with comfortable and modern accessories, including a jacuzzi perfect for enjoying a relaxing soak and tiffin! The extensive balcony gave good...

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

Your review of Rose Gums was very much appreciated, thank you! We were especially pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay and the wonderful natural surroundings to be found here. We try very hard to ensure that we meet (and hopefully exceed) the expectations of our guests and from your review, it would seem that we have achieved...

Roermond, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We stayed 2 nights in this apartment. The treehouse is situated in the rain forrest, and has total privacy. The apartment was equipped; tv with dvd, kitchen, SPA bath, washing machine, etc. Also the stay comes with a luxurious and healthy breakfast basket. The view is breathtaking. The hostes/ owner was very helpful. She pointed out all the things and...

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

Thank you for posting such an informative review of your stay at Rose Gums, which was very gratifying for us and I'm sure will be very helpful to future travellers. We do try to ensure that our guests get the most out of their stay here on the Tablelands and to provide information about the many local attractions that may...

Cheshire,England
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This property is in a wooded area and is very secluded. The cabins are huge with a large bathroom and large balcony overlooking the cloudforest. There are cooking facilities, tea and coffee,washing machine and drier. We received a breakfast basket. It is a good idea to bring food and any alcohol with you as it is a fair distance to...

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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. It is really helpful to other travellers and we really appreciate the feedback, whether positive or negative. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the tree-houses and the natural surroundings to be found here but so sorry to hear...

Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England
Reviewed 28 September 2016

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...

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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

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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
Region: Australia > Queensland > Malanda
Price Range: $312 - $383 (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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“We loved room 5”
 of 5 bubbles 81DaveH, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the cabins had amazing views and are secluded.”
 of 5 bubbles suebF3305EJ, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All "tree houses" are good”
 of 5 bubbles RobertW301, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Treehouses 6 - 9 are even more remote, and the sunrise views are amazing.....”
 of 5 bubbles Andy-S60, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had the Kookaburra treehouse, which is quite "part of the forest", very roomy, and private”
 of 5 bubbles AprilJ1022, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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